Zion Williamson voices his frustration over playing on a minutes restriction during the Pelicans’ last two losses.
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson says it’s been difficult for him to watch his team lose their first two games while playing on a minutes restriction.
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“It’s very tough, to be honest, because as soon as I start to break that sweat, I look over and that horn is for me and I have to come out the game,” Williamson said Sunday. “Also, when I do catch the flow of the game, like I said, that horn goes off and it’s for me.”
The Pelicans have now lost to both the Clippers and the Jazz. They sit at 11th in the Western Conference standings.
“It’s still fun but I guess, like you said, it’s not to that full extent as y’all are used to seeing,” Williamson continued. “I’m a competitor, I want to stay on the court. When I’m coming out of the game, my competitive side of me that I want to stay in. I guess that does affect the fun a little bit, but not too much.”
Williamson has played only 29 minutes through the first two games. His minutes are expected to increase quickly over the coming games. Head Coach Alvin Gentry says he would have played more Saturday night’s game had not been losing by such a high amount.
Williamson and the Pelicans play the Grizzles, Monday.
Victor Burnett epitomizes this day and age’s music manager by vertically integrating the artist as the business model.
It is unanimous that Blxst held the crown as 2020’s breakthrough artist of the year. The Southern LA native captured the nation, crooning catchy hooks and verses reminiscent of the late G-funk legend, Nate Dogg. Blxst’s success is no accident. Instead, it is an intentional plot to build brand infrastructure for the future.
Victor Burnett a.k.a. @victheruler serves as the President of Blxst’s record label, Evgle. Prior to meeting the No Love Lost singer, Vic helped local LA artists become innovators in monetizing their artistry.
“Around 2014 I saw that there was a big gap, where a lot of artists didn’t understand how to monetize their content,” says Burnett.
His innate, entrepreneurial spirit and experience with artists, paired with product management history at Dame Dash Studios and Benny Boom, set a precedent for what was to come.
Upon meeting Blxst at Burnett’s creative studio, Groundwurks, the two formed an organic alliance based on mutual goals, business acumen and entrepreneurship.
The “Be Alone” artist launched the company back in 2018 with an Eagle’s mannerisms in mind.
“He told me that an eagle is the highest flying bird that doesn’t fly in flock,” Burnett explains.
According to Vic, these are the characteristics that they look for when hiring for Evgles.
When it was time to sought out a music partnership, Vic and Blxst stood firmly on vertical integration, which happened to be Burnett’s senior thesis in college. After major record companies labeled their business model as outrageous, they sought a partnership with Red Bull during the height of the pandemic.
“We knew the Hip-Hop space at Red Bull was irrelevant. With Blxst being a self-made creative and my want to see what a label can do for us creatively other than distribution, that’s how we got to Red Bull,” says Vic.
Evgle not only delivered the No Love Lost project in September, but completed 4 music videos in 3 days including Blxst’s breakout singles “Overrated” and “Be Alone.”
“With creativity and understanding how to allocate these marketing funds, in addition to having a friend in Karl (Fowlkes), as an attorney, we’re able to have the advantage,” Burnett says.
Blxst and Evgle announced their re-signing and joint venture partnership with Red Bull last month, solidifying the mutual benefit of the two parties’ relationship.
With Victor Burnett at the helm, Evgle continues to set the new business model for entrepreneurs within the entertainment space.
Coming out of Brooklyn, NY rising independent Hip Hop artist Step showcases his new single “Innocent” from his newly released album titled “Pure Intentions.” Make sure to follow him on Instagram @flamezharden.
As rumors circulate that her romance with Pressa has come to an end, Coi Leray is preparing to release an updated version of her hit song. If you’ve been over on TikTok, then you have noticed that Leray’s “Twinnem” single has been a viral sensation and like her other notable hits, she hopes to continue the wave with the help of a remix.
The North Carolina rapper has been laying low in recent months following the global backlash to his Rolling Loud appearance as well as the explanations that came later.DaBaby has been busy in the studio as he continues to work on new music, and it seems that adding his talents to the remix of “Twinnem” has been on the agenda.
A video by Leray has gone viral after she shared a snippet of what fans can expect, and they’re looking forward to hearing these two on wax. She did not reveal when the remix will be released, but fans are hoping that it will arrive this Friday (October 29). Check out the brief preview below and let us know your thoughts.