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April 27, 2024

Travis Scott, Playboi Carti & Chief Keef Headline Lyrical Lemonade's Summer Smash

Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2024 revealed its all-star lineup Friday, which is scheduled to take place at SeatGeek Stadium just outside of Chicago the weekend of June 14-16. Attendees can expect performances by Cactus Jack‘s Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, and Don Toliver, in addition to other headlining sets by Playboi Carti and Chief Keef. Big Sean, Kodak Black, Waka Flocka Flame, Flo Milli, Lil Yachty, and other hip-hop artists are also scheduled to take the stage. Tickets are currently on sale, and prices range from $275 to $1,199 for weekend passes.


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Eminem Announces Upcoming 'The Death of Slim Shady' Album

Eminem is back with new music. Shortly after appearing alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the draft in Detroit on Thursday night, the rapper announced his 12th studio album in the form of a short teaser, which also reveals its title, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). Per an Instagram post, the project arrives this summer.  Slim Shady has been Eminem’s alter ego since dropping the Slim Shady EP in 1997 and following up with The Slim Shady LP two years later. If this is indeed the end of Slim Shady, then it’s been a good 27-year run.

Caleb Williams Breaks Caitlin Clark's Fanatics Record

Caleb Williams hasn’t played his first snap for the Chicago Bears yet, but this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick is already breaking records as a pro. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the incoming rookie’s merchandise on Fanatics, like jerseys and other collectibles, set the record for draft night sales in any sport. This breaks the previous record set by fellow rookie Caitlin Clark when her Indiana Fever jersey sold out following the WNBA franchise selecting her first overall in the draft on April 15. Williams will wear No. 18, which was his high school number, after rocking No. 13 at USC.

SZA & Keke Palmer Tapped for Upcoming Comedy Film from Issa Rae

Issa Rae is working on a new comedy film starring Emmy winner Keke Palmer and Grammy winner SZA, multiple outlets reported Friday. Rae will produce the project, while Rap Sh!t director Lawrence Lamont will hold the same role for this untitled movie. The screenplay will be written by fellow Rap Sh!t alum Syreeta Singleton, who served as the program’s showrunner during its two-season run on Max. Palmer and SZA previously teamed up for a December 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live, when Palmer hosted and SZA served as the musical guest. While Palmer has plenty of acting experience on her resume, this project marks the first for SZA.

Alphabet Sees Largest Stock Surge Since 2015 After Impressive Q1 Report

Alphabet‘s stock surged in after-hours trading on Thursday, with the momentum carrying into Friday as Google’s parent company saw shares jump 10%. The spike — the company’s highest since 2015 — comes on the heels of Alphabet reporting impressive Q1 earning results, recording a remarkable 15% increase in profit that surpassed the expected $79 billion to hit $80.5 billion. Earnings per share also outperformed expectations, hitting $1.89 compared to the $1.53 forecast. Google’s advertising income, which the tech powerhouse says accounts for a significant portion of Alphabet’s revenue, presented a 13% growth, reaching $61.7 billion and also surpassing projections set by analysts.


Puma Releases First Lifestyle Sneaker for LaMelo Ball

Puma and LaMelo Ball unveiled their first-ever co-designed lifestyle shoe — LaFrancé — on Friday. The sneakers get their name and inspiration from Ball’s namesake lifestyle brand, which incorporates different themes from streetwear fashion, sport, and lifestyle. The inaugural colorway “Amour” is a fiery red tone, which Puma says is “a nod to the overstated aesthetics of Y2K skate culture.” However, this is just the first of many more hues to come. Dropping May 18 on the Puma website, LaFrancé arrives with a few apparel pieces, including graphic tees, a mesh tank, shorts, and track pants, retailing for $40-$110.