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Jay-Z, Broken ATMs and More: The Best Stories We Missed Last Week

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December 4, 2018

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Here's some of the buzzworthy news that America was talking about that we had to kick in our "hole of Sparta."

Jay-Z had the internet freaking the hell out … including Kanye

"The GOD MC" strikes again. This time he had the internet in a frenzy after fans listened to an epic barrage of subliminal shots being thrown at critics, politicians and gatekeepers as a guest feature on "What's Free," a track for Meek Mill's latest project. Jay was featured along with Rick Ross as Meek delivered some spine-chilling bars over the classic Notorious B.I.G. sample, "What's Beef." Mr. Carter proved to fans why he is considered one of the GOATs in hip-hop with a medley of punchlines throughout the track. But these are the bars that had fans in an uproar:

 

"No red hat, don't Michael and Prince me and Ye/They separate you when you got Michael and Prince's DNA, uh/I ain't one of these house n***** you bought/My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours/My spou- (C'mon, man)"

 

Fans and insiders immediately thought that he took a shot at Kanye West. After all, the two have not been seeing eye to eye in recent years. But Hov noticed people were wondering if these were subliminal shots being thrown at his "Watch The Throne" counterpart. All answers and assumptions quickly vanished when Hov took to Twitter to explain the bar.

After clearing it up, people were still in awe with bars like these: 

 

"In the land of the free, where the blacks enslaved/Three-fifths of a man, I believe's the phrase/I'm 50% of D'usse and it's debt free (Yeah)/100% of Ace of Spades, worth half a B (Uh)/Roc Nation, half of that, that's my piece/Hunnid percent of Tidal to bust it up with my Gs, uh."

 

But his flawless wordplay on the track even caught the eye and ears of an old friend.

Will we see a sequel to the classic project? Though a surprise Xmas gift it would surely be to fans worldwide, I think it's safe to say they should leave that classic era alone.

 

But there's nothing wrong with dreaming about the epicness of the return of two of hip-hop giants.

The football world pays homage to Sean Taylor

November 28th marked the 15th anniversary of the death of one of the NFL's shining stars, Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins. Taylor was murdered in his Miami home in a robbery gone wrong. Only 24, many players and coaches considered Taylor to be one of the most promising safeties who had a bright future ahead of him. Taylor racked up over 200 tackles and 12 interceptions in his three-year career. His intense, take-no-plays-off attitude inspired some of today's NFL players to wear No. 21, the jersey number Taylor wore as a Redskin.

 

Players such as Ryan Clark (wore it as a practice jersey), Su'a Cravens, D. J. Swearinger and Landon Collins have switched their original numbers to 21 to pay homage to the hard-hitting great.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

Houston… we have a problem. 

 

A Bank Of America ATM was shut down last week after a glitch in the machine shot out nothing but $100 bills rather than $10 bills. Word got out about the glitch and people rushed to use the machine to close in on the opportunity to leave a couple of dollars heavier than before. A bank statement Monday said a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. Bank of America also said customers will be able to keep the additional dispensed money.

 

This makes you wonder: Where in the hell should you be at to experience this kind of "money shower?" Apparently, the 713 is the hotspot for a quick come up and the rest of America wishes they were there for it.