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REST IN POWER KOBE BRYANT (1978-2020)

It still feels unreal.

On the morning of January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend when Kobe Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

He was 41 years old.

Although the world continues to mourn the man affectionately known as Black Mamba, Bryant’s legacy will live on as a man who refused to lose at anything. His passion on the court led to five NBA titles, 18 All-Star nods and voted on the All-NBA First Team 11 times in his illustrious career as a Los Angeles Laker. After retiring in 2016, Bryant began his second career as an advocate for others and focused heavily on the greatest gift of all — his family.

A father to four daughters and husband to Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant appeared to be getting comfortable with his life outside of competition before his life was tragically cut short.

Here’s a sitdown between Kobe and Kendrick Lamar from 2017 at ComplexCon where the duo discuss their evolution to greatness.

Rest in Peace, Kobe. You will forever be missed.

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R.A. THE RUGGED MAN – LEGENDARY LOSERS [VIDEO]

R.A. the Rugged Man links up with Psycho Les from The Beatnuts for production on the lead single from his next album All My Heroes Are Dead titled “Legendary Losers.”

“The song is a reintroduction to who I am and my life,” R.A. said of the song and video that parodies today’s hip hop artists. “My day-one fans will be able to relate because they watched me go through it, but I think people who don’t know sh*t about me can relate to this story as well. That roller coaster of life, downs and ups. No matter how far you fall, you can kick your way out of it and get back on your feet. I been beaten and bloodied and left for dead and survived. If I could do it so can you.”

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EMINEM – DARKNESS [VIDEO]

The world stopped on Friday when Eminem dropped his surprise album Music to Be Murdered By and delivered the video for “Darkness.” The harrowing set of visuals depicts the deadly shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest music festival while addressing gun control in America.

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ROYCE 5’9″ FEAT. WESTSIDE GUNN – OVERCOMER [VIDEO]

Royce 5’9″ has been on absolute fire lately. The Detroit emcee has showcased some exceptional production chops and his bars have been at an even higher level than normal. With his new album The Allegory dropping next month, Nickel teams up with Westside Gunn for “Overcomer” in a video that depicts the 6ix9ine situation as Royce has some poignant bars for Yelawolf.