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BIG3 Press Conference: Ice Cube, Allen Iverson, Roger Mason Jr. and more

Producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube, along with entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz officially announced today the launch of the BIG3 (www.BIG3.com), a new, 3-on-3, half-court basketball league that will feature some of the best players to ever play the game. Former National Basketball Players Association Deputy Executive Director and NBA player Roger Mason, Jr. will serve as the league’s Commissioner and President.

“The BIG3 was created as the ultimate basketball fan experience,” said BIG3 founder Ice Cube.  “We’re bringing some of the baddest names to ever play the game, and giving them a platform to not only showcase their skills, but to entertain their fans in a high-energy, physical and competitive environment.  As a diehard basketball fan, I personally can’t wait to see my favorite players back in action.”

The BIG3 will begin in June 2017, and will unite basketball greats and their biggest fans with an entertaining 3-on-3 basketball league played in arenas across the country. The new league will bring fans legendary NBA superstars competing against one another, in never-before-seen matchups and team pairings. Former NBA players who have officially committed to participate include Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby and George “The Iceman” Gervin. Payton and Gervin will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach – the rest are confirmed to play.

The BIG3 will comprise eight teams of five players, one head coach, and one assistant coach. Regular season games will take place each Saturday from June 24 through August 12, with playoff games played on August 19 and 26. The BIG3 will take place each week in a different arena and city across the country, with all four games happening on the same day in the same venue, creating the excitement of a Final Four or All-Star Game atmosphere.

“The BIG3 puts a special emphasis on the players, and they are an integral part of its function,” said Mason, Jr. “From the coaching, to the team selection and the games themselves – the league is player powered.  We’re excited for the players to have such an active role in the BIG3 and look forward to a successful partnership.”

The BIG3’s weekly festivals will be among the most exciting sports atmospheres in the world by intertwining competitive games featuring basketball legends and superstar entertainment and halftime shows. Adding to the highly energetic games will be individualized music and introductions and fan interaction with players and exhibits before and after the games.

“Three-on-three basketball is the most played sport in the world.  It is a universally beloved form of basketball that truly highlights a player’s technical skill set,” said BIG3 founder Kwatinetz. “The BIG3 will bring our favorite basketball stars to one of the most popular forms of the sport. The league promises to deliver fun, exciting and fast-paced basketball played by some of the game’s most talented players.”

Games will be played up to 60 points, with the first team to reach the 60-point mark the winner. Halftime will take place when the first team reaches 30 points.

BIG3 will introduce into play a 4-point shot with three 4-point circles beyond the 3-point line. Players can shoot for four points by touching any part of the circle.

Designed as a player-centric league, BIG3 will feature 40 players, with the players earning a 52 percent revenue share. The revenue split will be determined by the final league standings, including postseason results in order to maximize competitiveness between the teams.

Players will operate their teams, with a Player Captain designated to make personnel decisions. All coaches will be former NBA players.

For more information and to sign up for news updates, visit www.BIG3.com.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BIG3

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Watch As Ice Cube and Charlie Day Are Set To Square Off In The New Hilarious Trailer For ‘Fist Fight’

Ever wondered what it would be like if your teachers met up in the schoolyard or in this case the parking lot to shoot the fair one? Well wonder no more cause the comedy Fist Fight starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube answers that question.

In the Richie Keen directed film we follow mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) who is just trying to make it through the last day of school. Andy throughout the school year managed to keep it together in the midst of dealing with senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts. He runs into a scary adversary in the form of his fellow colleague Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) who is a no-nonsense teacher.

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Andy snitches on Ron and you know what that means it’s time for some stitches. Ron challenges poor Andy to good old fashion fist fight. News about the fight spreads quickly around the school and now Andy must prepare for what looks to be one of the biggest fights of his adult life.

Fist Fight also stars Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) who is making his return to the big screen since his tragic accident, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Dennis Haysbert (The Unit) and JoAnna Garcia Swisher (The Astronaut Wives Club).

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Fist Fight hits theaters February 17th, 2017!

PHOTO: Warner Brothers

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Doughboy STL Recreate’s Ice Cube’s Classic Film “Friday” with “No Thots” [New Video]

Earlier this year, St. Louis native Doughboy STL had a furious media run for his lead single “No Thots,” which saw him land on several of the top platforms. This led to him releasing his very well received mixtape Sakrifices 2.5.

Already a budding star in the midwest, the release helped catapult his notoriety throughout the nation. Doughboy followed things up with the visual for the Rich The Kid assisted cut “Poppin.”

Now with his momentum at it’s peak, he reveals the official video for “No Thots.” In the clip, which is directed by VideoGod, Doughboy recreates the classic film Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. The scenes in the visual are replicated to perfection and will surely illicit some laughs from fans of the film.

Twitter: @Doughboystl

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6 Iconic Rappers That Turned Into Filmmakers

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With the impending release of rap icon Nas executively produced film got us thinking: What other musical masterminds have made the transition to film? The idea of rappers becoming actors has become the norm and is no longer a big deal because some of them are actually good. The new focus is directing or producing films. It’s not for everyone but each media requires the same skill set: an imagination, quick decision making to survive in the entertainment industry and patience.
Be sure to catch THE LAND in theaters July 29th, 2016.

Check out our list of the ‘6 Iconic Rappers That Turned Into Filmmakers’ and changed the game, after the jump…

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Fly Review: Barbershop: The Next Cut

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It’s time to head back to Calvin’s for a fresh-cut and hilarious banter in BarberShop: The Next Cut. Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve and Anthony Anderson return along with newcomers to the franchise Common, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall, J.B. Smoove, Margot Bingham and Lamorne Morris.

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It’s been 10 plus years since we last visited the iconic barbershop located on the South Side of Chicago. The once male dominated sanctuary is now a unisex salon headed by Angie (Regina Hall) who is Calvin’s business partner. Calvin’s motley crew of barbers consist of old man Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), Rashad (Common), Jerrod (Lamorne Morris), Raja (Utkarsh Ambudkar), Terri (Eve) and man of many occupations One-Stop (JB Smoove).

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Angie leads of a group of feisty hair technicians, Draya (Nicki Minaj), and Bree (Margot Bingham). The new dynamic in the shop makes for some interesting banter between the opposite sexes as they comically debate topics such as Obama, Instagram Ho’s, and today’s vernacular such as term “on fleek” which Eddie makes light of.

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Things also do get serious in the Malcolm D.Lee directed film when the topics of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and other recent issues affecting black communities are brought up. Calvin’s is now in the safe-haven of the neighborhood thanks to a new political measure introduced and backed by former Barber now politician Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas) to help counteract all of the gang violence going on in the neighborhood. Jimmy’s idea isn’t met with the acceptance he would like leading to the barbers coming up with the idea to for the barbershop to become a safe-zone for 48hrs initiating a truce between rival gangs. Anyone who visits the shop during that time gets free haircuts or their hair did. Jerrod gets a hashtag going on Twitter to help spread the word about the ceasefire and helps get things in motion.

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Jalen and Calvin VIa: Warner Brothers

The main story in the film revolves around Calvin and his son Jalen (Michael Rainy Jr.) and Calvin doing whatever it takes to keep his son out of trouble. Jalen becomes friends with Kenny who is the son Rashad and the two get involved with a local gang ran by Yummy (Tyga) don’t ask us why a gang leader’s name is Yummy. Calvin and his wife can’t believe their son’s recent behavior is of his own accord after Jalen gets in trouble at school. Calvin immediately feels that Jalen’s behavior is the direct result of hanging out with Kenny who is a known troublemaker and recently moved in with his dad Rashad and step-mom Terri. Calvin’s accusations lead to a rift between him and Rashad, Calvin fearing for his son’s life decides to look for a shop in a safer neighborhood leaving the rest of his employees to figure  it out for themselves.

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Draya, Terri and Rashad VIa: Warner Brothers

Rashad is also dealing with some family issues as well. Terri is now a celebrity stylist and her work keeps her very busy and keeps her from being home with Rashad.

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The tension between the two is noticed by Draya who looks step in and make things interesting for Rashad. This sets up an interesting dynamic between the two leading ladies of hip-hop in the film.

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Thanks to writers Kenya Barrish (black-ish) and Tracy Oliver, The Next Cut perfectly blends laugh out loud moments with serious tones. We do wish Nicki’s character was bit more stronger but she does make the most of her screen-time when she gets it. Regina Hall does a masterful job as Calvin’s business partner and shines when things get serious in the film. Common and Cube work well together in the film and of course Cedric shines as Eddie supplying much of the films comic relief.

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Barbershop: The Next Cut is the perfect film for the family to go see as a whole or great option for date night.

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Barbershop: The Next Cut is in theaters now!

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Is Ice Cube Mad or Nah?, Responds To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub and Gives The Best Answer Ever

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Social Media went ham this week once Oscar 2016 nominations rolled in on Thursday, January 14th, showing one, JUST 1 mention for the epicness that is, Straight Outta Compton movie holding down the Best Original Screenplay category.

Fans felt some type of way as they expressed their opinions that the top box office film should’ve received a plethora on noms.

Ice Cube sat down with Wendy Williams as she asked his thoughts on the Oscar news. Cube, in BOSS fashion gave the best answer ever.

“I’m not pissed. I’m not surprised, you know what I mean? It’s the Oscars, they do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. Number one at the box office, over $200 million dollars worldwide, you know? I can’t be mad.”

Peep the interview below:

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Watch: January’s Box Office is looking quite Fly: “Fifty Shades of Black”, “13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI” & “Ride Along 2” [Video]

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#J2016 is all about a new year, new you, new films to see too! January is kicking off the box office right for 2016! Take a look at some of January’s most anticipated films to hit the box office this month.

Check out the special trailers after the jump…

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Vh1 Big In 2015: Elizabeth Banks and Miss Piggy Make Out [Video]

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Check out Miss Piggy & Elizabeth Banks celebrating at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly celebration premiering Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. Miss Piggy presented the honor to Elizabeth Banks and she was physically overwhelmed with excitement! It’s THE most hilarious moment ever, as Elizabeth calls Piggy her “OG” and “Bad Bitch Boss”.

Peep the clip below:

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Hollywood’s biggest celebrities honor the top entertainers of the year in the “VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly” celebration. On that night, VH1 and Entertainment Weekly, the brands that help define pop culture, team up to toast and roast the people who entertained us the most all year long.

The evening features honorees Amy Schumer and Taraji P. Henson, Elizabeth Banks, Aziz Ansari, the breakout cast from the most successful music biopic of all time Straight Outta ComptonO’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, and multi-platinum superstar Nicki Minaj.

T.I. keeps the party going as the host of the evening’s honors. Celebrity presenters include Queen Latifah who praises Nicki Minaj and Ice Cube who presents the “Big In 2015” honor to his son O’Shea Jackson, Jr., accepting the accolade on behalf of the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ cast. The multitalented Debbie Allen toasts Empire star Taraji P. Henson. Amber Rose honors her gal pal Amy Schumer. Aubrey Plaza salutes Aziz Ansari, her Parks and Recreation co-star. And Miss Piggy also hits the party to present Elizabeth Banks her “Big In 2015” honor.

Be sure to tune-in on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1.

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Fly Trailer: ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ Official Trailer [SFPL Exclusive]

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Yes, it is here! The official trailer of Barbershop: The Next Cut starring Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Anderson, Common, Eve, Tyga, Regina Hall, Cedric The Entertainer and more, which hits theaters April 15th, 2016. Stuff Fly People Like has an exclusive clip just for you, personalized from us to you by the man himself, Ice Cube!

Check it out below:

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Special thanks to BlogXilla of GlobalGrind

Photo Credit: Barbershop / Warner Bros Pictures

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New Music: The Game feat. Future & Sonyae Elise – “Dedicated”

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The Game debuts his new tracklisting to the upcoming project The Documentary 2 set to premiere on October 2nd. While the album is available for pre-order right now, the Compton MC drops a new tune entitled “Dedicated” featuring Future and our Fly Girl Sonyae Elise.

‘TD2’ will feature the likes of: Eric Bellinger, Kendrick Lamar, Dej Loaf, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Diddy, will.i.am, Fergie and more.

Check out the new track and full album listing below:

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The Documentary 2

01 Intro
02 On Me f. Kendrick Lamar
03 Step Up f. DeJ Loaf & Sha Sha
04 Don’t Trip f. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
05 Standing On Ferraris f. Diddy
06 Dollar And A Dream f. Ab-Soul
07 Made In America f. Marcus Black
08 Hashtag f. Jelly Roll
09 Circles f. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10 Uncle (Skit)
11 Dedicated f. Future & Sonya
12 Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13 Summertime f. Jelly Roll
14 Mula f. Kanye West
15 The Documentary 2
16 New York, New York
17 100 f. Drake
18 Just Another Day
19 LA f. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie