Complex News' Speedy Morman hit Rolling Loud over the weekend where he caught up with Lil Durk. The Chicago rapper was among the many high-profile performers, and during the chat Durk talked about his upcoming collab project with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
“That's something I wanted to do with him,” he explained. While there's no date or title for the project, he says they're about 12 songs in.
Durk also opened up about parting ways with Def Jam. “There's nothing holding me back,” he said about the decision. “Anything I want to do, I can do it.”
This week at Nike's Art of a Champion event in New York City, Speedy Morman caught up with Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Julius “Dr. J” Erving. So we had to ask them about something that's always been on our minds: what do they think about the famous rap bars each of them have been mentioned in?
Like Ray Allen in game 6, when James missed
Then Bosh tapped it to him
You know what had happened to 'em, swish
It's all about a swish.
“I thought it was dope,” Ray Allen said. “Any time you're in one of Fabolous' songs, it's incredible. He, too, is an icon. He's somebody that's been in the rap game for such a long time. When he spits that fire, people listen to him.”
Basketball is my favorite sport
I like the way they dribble up and down the court
Just like I'm the king on the microphone
So is Dr. J and Moses Malone
“I've heard the song many times,” Erving acknowledged. “And, Kurtis Blow, I have to give it a five out of five. You know, it's had a good following. People still remember it and refer to it every now and then. It keeps me alive and it keeps him alive.”
We also spoke with Rasheed Walace about French Montana's “Pop That” reference and talked sneakers with all three stars. You can watch the full video above.
During our stay in L.A., Complex News' Speedy Morman caught up with NBA All-Stars Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal, along with Dunk Contest participants Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr., and Donovan Mitchell to talk about all things All-Star. Check out what they had to say in the video above.
Complex News' Speedy Morman caught up with former NBA guard Baron Davis at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, and he shared a hilarious memory from his first time as an All-Star in 2002.
Davis, who played for the Charlotte Hornets at the time, earned a spot on the team as a reserve and soaked in the moment, though he got a little carried away in his excitement when he decided to sit in Michael Jordan's locker. When Jordan saw him taking up his space, Davis says MJ told him, “'Aye man, get yo ass out my locker.'”
Complex News is out in Los Angeles for the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, and while there our own Speedy Morman chopped it up with Houston Rockets guard James Harden who will be playing on Team Curry Sunday evening.
Harden, who is native of Los Angeles, spoke on his new Vol. 2 sneaker and shared some praise for fellow L.A. representative Nipsey Hussle who recently released his major label debut album Victory Lap. The six-time All-Star also said he spoke to Meek Mill and said the rapper is in “good spirits.” Check out the full interview above.
Over the weekend, the 2018 Grammys had the music industry on tilt. Held in New York City, we got to see some of the best performances and fits mixed with some of the worst that the music industry has to offer. Because it was going down in NYC, Complex News pulled up to the red carpet, allowing our own Speedy Morman to get some face time with many of today's hottest rap stars.
One artist we got to speak with was Lil Uzi Vert, who talked about the viral video of him casually walking up to a school bus to talk to some kids.
“I was riding dirtbikes and ATVs,” Uzi explained. “Kids saw me, so they made the bus driver come back around like 'STOP!,' so I couldn't ignore 'em, they wanted to talk.”
Uzi wasn't there just to talk dirt bikes and chopping it up with kids, though. When Speedy asked Uzi about the work he's reportedly been putting in with Kanye West as of late, Uzi let it be known: “Me and 'Ye been working ever since Lil Uzi ever existed in his music career, I always knew 'Ye. So we have like hundreds of stuff, but trying to get it together.” When Speedy tried to confirm if “stuff” meant songs, Uzi played coy. “Stuff means it rounds about to anything you can think of.”
Who knows when we'll get to SEE what this “stuff” will turn into, but you should be on the lookout for whatever these two have in store.