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NBA YoungBoy is devastated after he was left off DJ Khaled's star-studded upcoming album GOD DID.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again said he is "suffering" in a recent Instagram post.

"I'm suffering with the minutes, s**t sad," he wrote.

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"I'm good what I truly want is coming to me," said YoungBoy, who recently signed to Birdman's Cash Money label for a record $60 million.

He continued: "it might be a little minute but it's coming, I always got what I wanted no matter if I had to pray for it, or steal it, I got it."

Months ago, YoungBoy complained that he is being blacklisted in the industry.

"Why black ball me I'm the good guy," he wrote in early 2022. "I was going #1 two weeks straight with a mixtape so they took it down off the charts I don't give a f**k you still can't stop me [sic]."

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YoungBoy's troubles stem from his long-running feud with Chicago gangster-turned-rapper Lil Durk (pictured).

Lil Durk is among the few drill rappers invited to collaborate with Khaled on GOD DID.

It seems the music industry is siding with Lil Durk against NBA YoungBoy.

YoungBoy's affiliates Quando Rondo and Lul Timm were involved in the murder of Durk's friend King Von in Atlanta in 2020.

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On Tuesday, YoungBoy's crew threw shade at DJ Khaled on Instagram under one of his comments promoting the artists on his album.

"Damn he don't got the goat on there 'lil top' He must not like us too," the comment read, referring to NBA YoungBoy.

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The 18 tracks on GOD DID features Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kodak Black, Future, Gunna, Latto, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and more.

Beyonce thanked her loyal #BeyHive for not downloading bootleg copies of her Renaissance album which leaked in Europe 2 days ago.

In posts on her social media pages, Beyonce wrote:

"So, the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you all can enjoy it together. I've never seen anything like it. I can't thank ya'll enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take our time and enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I love you deep."

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles told Entertainment Tonight that Bey put two years of sweat and tears into the Renaissance project.

Renaissance is the first of three projects Beyonce plans to release this year.

"I'm very, very excited," Lawson said. "I just posted recently that I really miss her singing, and I do. I'm as excited as everybody else. I can't wait for you guys to hear it. She put two years of love into this. Many, many nights all night working. So, I can't wait for the world to hear it."

Renaissance is Beyonce's first album since 2016's classic Lemonade. The 16-track project features collaborations with Grace Jones, Drake and Nigerian singer Tems.

Listen to the Renaissance stream below.

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Singer Kelis was hopping mad after she heard a track off Beyonce's new album Renaissance. The album leaked in Europe 2 days before the official release date of midnight on Friday.

Kelis hopped in the comments on her fan page under the username @bountyandfull and expressed her annoyance that one of the tracks, "Energy" samples her hit single "Get Along With You," which The Neptunes produced for her 1999 debut album.

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Kelis was irate that no one contacted her to clear the sample.

"The level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding," she wrote. "I heard about this same way everyone else did. Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled."

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Kelis' comments - which have since been deleted - set off a shouting match between her loyal fans and Beyonce's BeyHive on Twitter.

Beyonce's fanatics say Kelis doesn't own her masters, so she has no say in clearing samples.

This isn't the first (or last) time Beyonce has been accused of thievery. Her petty thefts over the years are legendary.

Beyonce's 7th album includes 16 tracks and features collaborations by Grace Jones, Drake, and Nigerian singer Tems.

Meanwhile, an employee at Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment got a French grocery store shut down for selling her bootleg CDs.


 

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Beyonce will release the first single off her new project, Renaissance, tonight at midnight, June 21 EST. The single is titled "Break My Soul," according to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, which were updated to read: "6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET."

Bey's last album, Lemonade, was released to much fanfare on April 23, 2016, accompanied by a 65-minute film on HBO.

Suffice it to say that Lemonade caused a 7 on the Richter earthquake scale back in 2016.

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Beyonce's upcoming album, Renaissance is barely causing a ripple.

The 40-year-old singer came out of retirement last week to announce her new album.

Beyonce's camp is reportedly "disappointed" that the news of her 7th studio album didn't break the Internet.

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Columbia Records and Bey's Parkwood Entertainment are reportedly ready to pay a king's ransom to promote and market the album.

If Renaissance turns out to be a disappointment - like Drake's latest album, Honestly, Nevermind - Beyonce's era will officially be over.

Question: Do you plan to stay up tonight to listen to "Break My Soul"?

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Today, Sean "Diddy" Combs makes his official return to music with the release of his new single "Gotta Move On" featuring Bryson Tiller.

"Gotta Move On" signals Diddy's decision to finally move on from Cassie Ventura.

"She don't want my love / I guess I gotta move on," Tiller sings.

"You found a new man, so I gotta move on / Guess you got a new agenda, with someone you barely know / I won't say you're wrong, guess you had to move on."

Diddy raps:

"We goin' up, we goin' live
Can't stop, won't stop, told y'all, uh
See me pull up, no problem (Watch it)
I can never ever be no one option (Watch it)
Pull up on me but no blogs (No blogs)
Now you wanna say you wanna talk (Wanna talk)

Get in your bag, stay in your bag
Gotta move on, find peace, serenity."

Listen to "Gotta Move On" HERE, which is the first song released from his highly-anticipated new album under his LOVE RECORDS imprint, in partnership with Motown Records. The song paves the way for more music to come, with his new album due out later this year.

The smooth and seductive track illuminates his latest evolution with its unshakable groove, standout verses, and an undeniable hook from Bryson Tiller. Diddy initially debuted the single with a show-stopping performance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

Beyond inciting buzz globally, the live performance video has already amassed over 2 million YouTube views organically, including a surprise performance of "First Class" by Jack Harlow and the classic "Mo Money, Mo Problems" with Christian King Combs and Teyana Taylor. He also served as Host and Executive Producer of the live awards ceremony, exactly 25 years since he won his first Billboard Award for his debut album No Way Out.

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BET announced that the legendary mogul and cultural pioneer will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at "BET Awards" 2022. The coveted award honors industry giants who have not only significantly shaped culture through their extensive careers, but who have also been transformative leaders that consistently inspire generations by setting a true standard of excellence.

Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs' triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label.

He is a cultural icon, innovator and mogul. In addition to his catalog of hit records, Diddy has produced and creatively shaped the sound for superstars Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Kanye West and many more.

LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters.

Welcome to the LOVE ERA.

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Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo returns with another stripper anthem, titled "You Got the Body."

"I got the bag, you got the body," sings the iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Most recently, Ne-Yo released a slew of new singles – "Stay Down" [feat. Yung Bleu], "Don't Love Me," and "You Got the Body" – paving the way for his anxiously awaited eighth album, Self Explanatory, due out July 15, 2022.

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Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Smith, has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His debut single, 2005's "So Sick," hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple Platinum.

Since then, the Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has racked up a collection of hits including "Sexy Love," "Closer," "Because of You," "Miss Independent," and "Push Back" [feat. Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don].

Three of his albums have entered SoundScan's Top Current Albums chart at No. 1. Ne-Yo has also proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the studio and on stage.

The Las Vegas native quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna's "Unfaithful," "Russian Roulette," and "Take a Bow," along with Beyoncé's 2006 breakup anthem "Irreplaceable" and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Celine Dion, among others.

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Beyonce is coming out of retirement to release her 7th studio album, titled Renaissance. Beyonce's fans knew the full-time mom and homemaker was up to something when she deleted all of her social media profile pics this week.

Renaissance, is officially scheduled to drop on July 29th, Columbia Records announced on social media early Thursday morning.

According to Webster's Dictionary, "renaissance" means the revival of classic style, architecture and art influenced by European culture from the 14th to 16th centuries.

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In other words, the 40-year-old singer hopes her forthcoming album will "revive" her career and make her relevant again.

Beyonce's bios were updated on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to promote the album. The new project will feature 16 tracks. Four unique box sets are currently available for pre-order on Beyonce's website.

The box sets will contain a CD, T-shirt, mini-poster and a 28-page photo booklet.

It isn't clear if the album will be available in vinyl for audiophiles who prefer to listen to music as it was meant to be heard.

Question: Do you plan to buy Beyonce's Renaissance album?




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Kendrick Lamar released his long-awaited album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, on Thursday.

One of the tracks on his album, "Auntie Diaries" is winning praise for its inclusive message about transgenderism.

The song is about Kendrick's aunt who became his uncle and Kendrick's struggle to accept the transition.

"My auntie is a man now. I think I'm old enough to understand now," he raps.

    "My auntie is a man now
    Asked my mama why my uncles don't like him that much
    And at the parties why they always wanna fight him that much
    She said, 'Ain't no tellin'
    Niggas always been jealous because he had more women
    More money and more attention made more envy
    Calling him anything but broke was less offending."

He continued:

    "She wasn't gay, she ate pu**y, and that was the difference
    That's what I told my friends in second grade
    She picking me up from school, they stare at her in the face
    They couldn't comprehend what I grew accustomed to."

Kendrick repeatedly uttered the gay slur "fa**ot" on the song, which didn't sit right with journalist Ernest Owens, who is openly gay.

Owens tweeted:

"If Jack Harlow did a song called "Daddy Diaries" where he used the n-word several times to convey how he unlearned his racism from having Black friends -- would we be giving him a pass in the way some of y'all are with Kendrick Lamar dropping f-slurs on Auntie Diaries?"

"I want some of y'all to understand that as a Black queer person hearing a cis-het man say that word stings, no matter the context.

That word don't belong to you, it's not yours to reclaim and/or reuse to serve your own self-projection of allyship."

Owens politely asked heterosexual rappers like Kendrick not to define what "support" or allyship means to the gay community.

"Cis-het people in the music world -- please, I beg of you, reconsider how you discuss "Auntie Diaries" to Black queer/trans people.

Please don't tell us what "support" looks like.

Please don't try to shove YOUR take of what Kendrick meant to US.

Don't be that person."


 

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Mary J. Blige dropped her new album, Good Morning Gorgeous, today ahead of her historic performance during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show this Sunday.

9x Grammy award winning and 2x Oscar nominated artist, producer, and actress Mary J. Blige released her new studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous, that can be streamed or purchased now HERE.

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The 13-song tracklist includes collaborations with Anderson .Paak, Usher, DJ Khaled, Dave East, and Fivio Foreign. Blige also dropped the music video today for "Rent Money" (featuring Dave East) and directed by Eif Rivera that can be viewed HERE.

The album follows Mary's leading role performance as drug queenpin Monet on Starz's 'Power Book II: Ghost' that won her the NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series' in 2021 and the nomination once again in 2022, among other honors.

The release of Good Morning Gorgeous leads into a historic performance this Sunday, February 13th, at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.

Blige launched the album campaign with single and video
"Good Morning Gorgeous" along with "Amazing" (featuring DJ Khaled). Since its release, "Good Morning Gorgeous" has been used by fans on TikTok to express and promote self-love, self-empowerment, and self-care with over 40,000 total creates, and is growing 40% every week.

A compilation of select videos can be viewed HERE. The song is also climbing the radio charts, having entered the Top 30 at Urban and is poised for #1 at R&B.

All new music is released through Blige’s own banner, Mary Jane Productions, and in partnership with 300 Entertainment.

Good Morning Gorgeous Track List

    1. No Idea
    2 Love Will Never
    3. Here With Me (feat. Anderson .Paak)
    4. Rent Money (feat. Dave East)
    5. Amazing (feat. DJ Khaled)
    6. GMG interlude
    7. Good Morning Gorgeous
    8. Come See About Me
    9. On Top (feat. Fivio Foreign)
    10. Love Without The Heartbreak
    11. Failing in Love
    12. Enough
    13. Need Love (feat. Usher)

For more information, please visit www.maryjblige.com.

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Adele's fans aren't the only ones who weren't excited about her new single "Easy On Me" upon first listen.

Adele's closest friends also weren't fond of her new single when they first heard it.

The megastar made her long-awaited comeback last week with her lead single from her fourth studio album, 30, which shattered the Spotify record for most streams in a single day.

Her friends were the first to warn her that "Easy On Me" was not easy on their ears.

"I sent a snippet of me singing it as I was writing it to three of my closest friends here," Adele told Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, "One didn't like it, the other one was like, 'Well, yeah, maybe, keep trying though.'"

Adele said she wasn't discouraged by her friends' responses to the tune.

"That was the perfect response for me. I'm such a knee-jerk person. I'll be like, 'I don't like it, forget it!' I'm like that with my music. I'm like that with just things I want to do. I'm like that with my feelings and stuff and I think it was clear to them (her friends) in the lyrics that I've bided my time and I wasn't reacting to a reaction or anything like that.

"It was just a feeling that I had stirred on for a while."

Adele's long-awaited album 30 is set for release on November 19.
 

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After teasing fans with a snippet of her first single in six years, Adele dropped the full song and music video late Thursday.

The 33-year-old British singer released the lead single off her fourth studio album entitled 30, which drops next month.

Fans are eager to see her perform, however Adele is wary of hitting the road to tour during the pandemic, WENN.com reports.

She warned fans they may have to wait longer to see her live in concert while the Covid lockdowns continue around the world.

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She tells The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East:

"I'd love to do a big proper tour again. I wouldn't do it quite as long as I did it last time, it was something like 130 odd shows in less than 18 months but, I would love to do that.

"But all the Covid rules are so different everywhere, and sort of like the rates of infection, the rates of vaccine whatever, it's just, it makes me nervous trying to plan a world tour globally when it feels like no-one's really on the same page."

Adele added: "The last thing I would ever want to do is cancel any shows again."

While details of the Rolling In The Deep singer's album are being kept under wraps, she's been vocal about her personal struggles.

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After a tumultuous marriage to Simon Konecki, Adele finalized her divorce in 2019. They share 8-year-old son Angelo.

She is currently dating Cleveland businessman Rich Paul, 39.

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Paul formed a sports agency after leaving Creative Artists Agency in 2012. His clients include NBA stars LeBron James, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall and Anthony Davis.
 

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Drake's new album Certified Lover Boy topped Kanye West's DONDA in the battle for streaming supremacy.

Drake dropped CLB three days after Universal Music released DONDA without Kanye's permission.

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Word has it that Kanye delayed DONDA's release date because he feared being outshined by Drake's new offering.

The "Hotline Bling" rapper recently traded disses with Kanye as they both prepared to drop their new releases.

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The Canadian superstar pummeled Kanye in lyrics on his track "7am on Bridle Path."

    "I could give a f--k about who designing your sneakers and tees
    Have somebody put you on a Gildan, you play with my seed
    Trust me, there's some sh-t you really gotta come see to believe
    That's why your people not believers, they all leavin' ya
    That's why you buyin' into the hype that the press feedin' ya

    You know the fourth level of jealousy is called media
    Isn't that an ironic revelation?
    Give that address to your driver, make it your destination
    Instead of just a post out of desperation."

Certified Lover Boy is currently number one on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart. CLB crushed DONDA's listening figures, according to Alpha Data, the analytics provider behind the Rolling Stone charts.

In just three days, Certified Lover Boy received 430 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. Meanwhile, DONDA pulled in just under 423 million listens in its first eight days of streaming.

Certified Lover Boy isn't Drake's biggest album to date. 2018's Scorpion, featuring hit single "Sandra's Rose," racked up more than 725 million streams in its first week of release.

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As promised, Drake delivered his new album, Certified Lover Boy, without much fanfare or bizarre stunts.

The 34-year-old rapper dropped his first full length release since Scorpion in 2018 - on Friday - almost a year late due to the pandemic.

Standout collabs on the album include rappers Jay Z and mumble rapper Travis Scott.

CLB also includes features with Giveon, Lil Durk, Kid Cudi, Future, Yebba, Young Thug, Lil Baby and 21 Savage.

On "Fair Trade," Drake and Travis seek loyalty from women in their lives and they don't mind losing friends to achieve loyalty.

    "I don't know who love me, but I know that it ain't everybody
    I can never love her, she a busy body
    Baby, if you want me, can't be turnin' up with everybody, nah

    Can't be f*ckin' on just anybody, yeah
    I got feelings for you, that's the thing about it, yeah
    You know that it's somethin' when I sing about it, yeah."

In a post on his Instagram Stories, the rapper described his sixth album as, "A combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking." He also dedicated the album to late Instagram models Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr who both died this year.

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Ahead of the release of the record, Drake's mom Sandi Graham sent him sweet and encouraging notes.

Her message on Tuesday, Aug, 31, reads:

"To: Lover Boy Three days more we're counting down, for us to hear the best. Everyone's excited, cause you're nothing like the rest. Three more days my pookaroo I couldn't be more proud of you! Loving mom."

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Kanye West's new album, DONDA, has shot to the top of the Apple Music charts in 130 countries, becoming the platform's biggest debut ever.

The much-delayed project dropped unexpectedly on Sunday morning, despite Kanye's attempts to stall the release while he waited for clearance to feature DaBaby's verse on "Jail."

Instead of DaBaby's verse on the track, Jay-Z's verse remained.

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In a series of social media messages overnight, Kanye's manager, Bu Thiam, blamed DaBaby's management for the hold-up.

He explained DaBaby's manager hadn't signed the necessary paperwork to clear his verse.

"We won't be able to Upload unless we take him off," Bu claimed.

However, DaBaby's management denied Bu's allegations.

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Kanye responded by insisting he was "not taking my brother off", adding: "So the album is not coming out... God gotta bigger plans."

Kanye took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to vent his frustrations about the release, and made it clear he wanted to wait for clearance from DaBaby's management.

"Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked 'Jail 2' from being on the album," he wrote.

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Despite the hysterics, Ye's 10th studio album - faturing 27 tracks - is a huge hit for Apple Music.

DONDA, named after the rapper's late mother, was initially set for release last month, following the first of three listening parties in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meanwhile, Kanye's arch nemesis, fellow rapper Drake announced his new release, Certified Lover Boy, is set to drop on Friday, Sept 3.

Listen to DONDA here.

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Kanye West's longtime producer Mike Dean (left) sparked rumors when he appeared to announce he was quitting the Donda project.

Dean, a producer, audio engineer and songwriter on Kanye's albums, sparked rampant speculation when he tweeted and deleted: "F--K THIS!" on Saturday.

The 56-year-old producer moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at Kanye's request on July 23 to finish the delayed Donda album.

He regularly shared photos taken inside the temporary Donda Studio at the stadium.

But Dean surprised his followers when he tweeted and deleted "F--K THIS! then tweeted about the "toxic stadium air".

He also deleted all of his Donda studio photos from Instagram.

He then tweeted: "Good to be at the house!!!"

As word spread that Kanye's producer had bailed on the Donda project, Dean took to Twitter to insist he's still very much involved in the album.

"I haven't quit anything. The album continues. Lol. People read too much into tweets. Lol."

Dean claimed he was tired of Kanye fans stalking his timeline asking when the album will drop.

Last week, Kanye's collaborator KayCyy tweeted then deleted: "We moving to another stadium."

However, on Thursday, Aug. 12, an insider texted Sandrarose.com: "HE'S STILL THERE!!!"

The fact that Kanye's producer has left the stadium may be a sign that stadium officials finally convinced Kanye to leave, too.

Or maybe not.

Kanye was spotted high up in the stadium rafters watching an Atlanta Falcons preseason football game on Saturday.