We Rode Around L.A. in a Rolls Royce With Karl-Anthony Towns

Complex News' Speedy Morman linked up with Karl-Anthony Towns during NBA All-Star Weekend, and they roamed the streets of L.A. in luxury.

Check out the video above to find out what KAT had to say about making his first All-Star team, the confidence he has in his game, and showing support for Meek Mill at the Super Bowl while riding around in a Rolls Royce.

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Twin Sister Rap Duo Cam & China Team With Barclay Crenshaw for “The Baddest”

23-year-old twins Cam & China are making some of the best rap music in Los Angeles. Coming from Inglewood, they released a self-titled EP last year, packed with beats that slap and lyrics that don't hold back on anything, whether its their disdain for the fakes or their own self-confidence They have more music, videos, and shows in the works for 2018, but first comes this booming collaboration with Barclay Crenshaw, which is the alter ego of successful dance music producer/label head Claude VonStroke. Watch the video for “The Baddest,” featuring a vintage Rolls Royce and some wild tattoos, above. Learn more about how the track came together below.

“Last year I released an album under Barclay Crenshaw of all alternative hip-hop futuristic type stuff,” Crenshaw tells us. “This is the next step in that project. I want to continue on this path and see where it takes me. My first love is hip-hop. Even though I got really into house and techno I always knew I would come back to old school hip-hop and weird beat music.”

He adds, “I really like the energy of Cam and China. They were amazing to work with. They are fun and they have great skill on the mic. The whole session in the studio was easy going and very creative. It really was a collaboration of ideas to make this track.”

Cam adds, “We want women to feel confident when they hear this, despite any negativity thrown your way on a day to day basis whether it’s being compared, bashed, talked about, bullied, unappreciated, disrespected, slept on, or looked down on. Always walk with dignity and move with grace. I hope this motivates women from all ages to work hard, never settle, and more importantly never remove your crown for no one. Show them who’s the baddest. What this track symbolizes to us is that women are powerful when we stick together.”

“I also think it’s a great time for black women, women in general are making history and setting trends,” she continues. “For example Cardi B, Issa Rae, Rihanna, Gabby Douglas, Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Loretta Lynch to name a few. I think the time is now and time is up.”

Barclay Crenshaw Tour Dates:

4/12 The Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
4/13 Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY 
4/15 Coachella Weekend
4/18 Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver Co 
4/22 Coachella Weekend
4/24 The Independent, San Francisco CA

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Rolls Royce Removes Skepta Video Following Backlash Over Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Rolls Royce has pulled a video featuring Skepta from their YouTube page after receiving complaints that the rapper was not wearing a seatbelt. The video shows Skepta, creating a song, while riding around in the back of a Phantom as he and a friend are being chauffeured in the Swiss Alps. “Perhaps Skepta, the great grime artist, should listen to his own song – It Ain't Safe – before rapping in the back of a Rolls-Royce, apparently not wearing a seatbelt,” Edmund King, president of the Automobile Association, said, per Sky News. “Remember 'it ain't safe' ever to travel in any car, no matter how safe, without belting up.” 

Even though safety comes first, people were up in disbelief over the decision by Rolls Royce.   

Prior to the video's pull, Skepta had said the Royce is a perfect place to make music. “​It was like sitting in first class on a plane minus the noise. Comfortable and silent, a perfect space to make music.” 

Skepta appears to be taking the backlash in stride, posting the lightbulb emoji, along with a photo of a fastened seatbelt. 

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5 Things We Learned From Sneaker Shopping With the Ball Family

Some of you might be developing some LaVar Ball fatigue, but he's not going away any time soon. The father of NBA prospect Lonzo Ball is making aggressive moves to shake up the sneaker game, and though he has become a controversial figure due to some wild comments the last few months, people want to know what his next move will be, even if it involves more shenanigans.

We wanted to make sure we got the inside scoop from LaVar and the Ball family ourselves, so Complex invited the whole crew to join us on the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping. Here are a few things we took away from our time with LaVar and Lonzo.

LaVar doesn't think the ZO2 is for everyone

Lonzo Ball's signature shoe turned out a lot better than most people expected, with even some critics sharing props on the shoe's design. It was the price that turned backlash onto the family, with the $495 tag becoming a meme the instant it hit social media.

LaVar says they're sticking by the expensive tag, and that there's still room in the sneaker market for lots of other options. “Don't go to Rolls Royce talking about you need a Toyota,” he joked about the ZO2. He also stressed not to stretch your budget too thin just to buy a pair of sneakers.

“If you've got a shoe that costs $500 and you've got rent, don't be a fool and go out there and get those shoes. There's shoes for everybody,” he said.

Lonzo created the ZO2 sneakers without any help

LaVar told us you can thank Lonzo and Lonzo alone for the look of the ZO2, which he said his son created without any help.

“Everything on that shoe,” said LaVar, “Lonzo created with no team. Just the creativity of a 19-year-old that knows what he likes.”

For once, it feels like LaVar is actually selling his son a little short. If Lonzo is responsible for the ZO2 without any outside help, that's a damn good first attempt from a teenager, particularly one whose background isn't in art design.

Lonzo designed his signature sneaker in three to four hours

Maybe just as impressive as the design is how fast Lonzo was able to cook it up. “Designing it didn't take too long. Took about three, four hours,” said Lonzo, after his dad played the hype man for his son's creativity.

No big deal, just a teenager casually drawing up a $495 sneaker with little help in his spare time.

LaVar Ball isn't worried about the sales of the ZO2 sneaker

Although you'd have to imagine the Ball family would love for their first signature sneaker to sell well, LaVar claims that's not at the front of his mind. As much as anything, he claims the ZO2 is meant to stand for something, and not necessarily be sold in mass quantities like competitors.

“I'm not obsessed with the sales,” said LaVar. “Zo's shoe is symbolic.”

LaVar Ball puts Lonzo into the same category as Kanye West when it comes to selling sneakers

Hot take alert—LaVar has already compared his sons to some of the biggest names in basketball, and he's back to do it again when it comes to selling sneakers. He thinks Lonzo has a chance to be up there with Kanye West at the top of the sneaker industry.

“They say Lonzo has to do something before they go buy his shoe,” said LaVar. “Did Kanye slam dunk or crossover for that shoe to come out?”

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Miss Info Investigates Why the Jamaican Beef Patty Is a NYC Icon

After canvassing the streets of Los Angeles, devouring taco after taco in Watts and Compton, our host Miss Info now turns her attention back to a familiar food icon in her own hometown of NYC: the Jamaican beef patty. 

For all the rah-rah about pizza and bagels broadcasted to the world, out-of-towners may not realize that the flaky, yellow-tinged meat turnover has infiltrated every facet of NYC life. Found in school cafeterias, street vendors, pizza shops, bodegas and, of course, Caribbean mom-and-pop bakeries in strongholds like Flatbush, the patty has inspired fierce debate. Because if you think a patty is a patty is a patty…well, you're dead wrong. 

To truly understand their place in NYC culture, it's time to talk to natives who love (and argue about them) best. From heated conversations with DJ Clark Kent, to philosophical musings in the back of a Rolls Royce with Upscale Vandal, watch the video above to find out how the patty became a NYC icon. 

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“Cash Me Outside” Girl Just Starred In Her First Music Video

You might not recognize the name Danielle Bregoli, but you’ve for sure seen her meme.

Bregoli is better known as the “cash me outside” girl who went absolutely viral after appearing on Dr. Phil and saying, “cash me outside, how bow dah” … for some reason. The internet ran with it and started memeing the f*ck out of Bregoli, doing anything from remixes to dances and more.

13-year-old Bregoli has now just starred in her first music video, taking up every frame in Kodak Black’s “Everything 1K.” A WorldStar Hip Hop exclusive – no surprise there – Bregoli is shown hanging out in a Rolls Royce and showing off wads of cash. Other than that, she’s just on her phone or standing around.

Have we finally reached critical mass when a girl who becomes a meme at 13 can now star in a music video premiered by WorldStar Hip Hop? Clearly. Is it a bad thing? We honestly can’t tell.

Bregoli has already reprised her role on Dr. Phil for a second time, and the results weren’t much more endearing than last time.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: “Cash Me Outside” Girl Just Starred In Her First Music Video