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  • Lil Zane Reflects On Rejecting Diddy's Deal & Why Rap Career Faded
    Do you remember Lil Zane? Twenty years ago, the rapper was a teenager who had just released his debut album Young World: The Future. His hit single "Callin Me" featuring 112 topped the charts, and his music industry future looked promising. He'd soon collaborate with the likes of Tank, Lil Scrappy,... Read more »
  • Chika Is Frustrated With "Industry Games" On Quick-Rapping Single
    She's considered to be both underrated and celebrated, making Chika's position in the music industry a peculiar placement. The young artist's star is rising in the rap game and she continues to make waves on social media where she's captured attention after going viral. Chika has released a steady flow... Read more »
  • Trippie Redd Links Up With Russ For "The Way" From "A Love Letter To You 4 (Deluxe)"
    Another deluxe edition of a hit record is on the way. Back in November 2019, Trippie Redd shared his No. 1 album A Love Letter to You 4, and on Friday, the Ohio rapper plans on delivering the deluxe edition. Weeks ago Trippie gave us "Yell OH," an addition featuring Young Thug,... Read more »
  • Blueface & DaBaby Pose With Presidential Impostor On "Obama" Music Video Set
    Just over a week since they released their joint single "Obama," Blueface and DaBaby share bits from the set of their music video. The track is set to be included on Blueface's anticipated release Find The Beat, a project that the "Thotiana" rapper has been teasing for a while now. The Cash... Read more »
  • Gorilla Zoe Arrested At Airport After Firearm Was Found In Carry-On
    This is Gorilla Zoe's second run-in with the law within the last three months. Back in November, rapper Gorilla Zoe was reportedly arrested on charges of domestic violence following an incident that occurred at a hotel. This time, the rapper was taken into custody in South Florida at the Miami... Read more »
  • Kel Mitchell & Kenan Thompson Auditioned For Same "SNL" Spot
    It's difficult not to automatically connect Kel Mitchell's name to Kenan Thompson. The All That, Kenan & Kel, and Good Burger co-stars have been collaborators and friends for decades. Most people associate one with the other, and while the actors have remained close, they're walking vastly different paths. Kel recently visited Fox Soul's One on... Read more »
  • Pete Davidson & Machine Gun Kelly Are Bad Influences In "Big Time Adolescence"
    Real-life best friends Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly appear side-by-side in the forthcoming Hulu movie Big Time Adolescence. The Saturday Night Live star is preparing for the release of his Netflix special Pete Davidson: Alive From New York that's scheduled to premiere at the end of the month along with his feature... Read more »
  • Snoop Dogg Clears Up Rumors After Lil Kim & Mase Deny Festival Flyer
    Hip hop and R&B fans were floored on Tuesday (February 18) when a flyer for an upcoming concert began to circulate on social media. The Lovers & Friends Festival popped up on Instagram and for their first post, they uploaded a flyer that has caused quite a bit of controversy... Read more »
  • Jordan Air Max 200 "Bred" Set To Drop Soon: Official Images
    If you're familiar with Jordan Brand, then you know how important the "Bred" colorway is. Of course, "Bred" is a shortening of the words black and red. The colorway was named after the color scheme of the Chicago Bulls which is the team Michael Jordan played for. With this in... Read more »
  • The Weeknd Delivers Haunting Single "After Hours" & Announces Release Date
    It's clear that The Weeknd is serious about the rollout of his next project. The Canadian crooner has shared that his forthcoming project, After Hours, will be released on March 20, and on Tuesday (February 18), Abel shared the title track. The six-minute single was reportedly produced by The Weeknd, Mario Winans, DaHeala,... Read more »
  • Ja'Net DuBois, "Good Times" Actress, Passes Away At 74
    In the 1970s, the sassy neighbor on Good Times was a comedic character that often stole moments on the show. Ja'Net DuBois portrayed the character of Willona Woods on the classic television program and while that role was a standout among fans, DuBois has had a successful decadeslong career in the... Read more »
  • Air Jordan 1 Mid "Clover" Dropping For St. Patrick's Day: Photos
    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner which means some people are about to do a lot of drinking and partying. The day is known for its obsession with green and sometimes, sneaker companies like to take advantage with their own St. Patty's Day shoes. This time around, Jordan... Read more »

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  • BREAKING: New York Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Hollywood Hills
    Source: Arik McArthur / Getty Pop Smoke, one of the many rising young rappers out of New York City, has apparently been shot and killed in what is being described as a home robbery invasion. The incident took place Wednesday in... Read more »
  • Yikes!: Boris Kodjoe Subtly Reads T.I. on Making Good Decisions For a Successful Marriage
    Source: Brian Stukes / Getty T.I. and Tiny have been very public about the good, bad and the ugly of their marriage of over a decade, so when the couple sat down with fellow celebrity couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris... Read more »
  • Woman Alleges Rick James Raped Her In 1979, Sues Estate For $50M
    Source: photo: WENN Even though he is no longer with us in the physical Rick James’ legacy is still making news; this time for the worse. A woman alleges the music star sexually assaulted her in the 1970’s. Page Six is reporting... Read more »
  • Jack Thriller Gives Update On His “Beef” With 2 Chainz
    Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty The beef between Atlanta natives  2 Chainz and former ThisIs50 mascot, Jack Thriller, is one of Hip-Hop’s most weird and hilariously interesting stories. Thriller stopped by Hot 107.9 and broke down the history of the tension between... Read more »
  • Forget The Strap: Gorilla Zoe Popped at Miami Airport With a Loaded Gun
    Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Gorilla Zoe might be in a world of trouble. The Atlanta rapper was arrested at Miami International Airport after TSA found a loaded gun in his luggage. According to TMZ, the Miami-Dade Police were summoned to... Read more »
  • Kodak Black “Because Of You,” Chief Keef “Shawty Say She Love Me/Colors” & More | Daily Visuals 2.18.20
    Kodak Black might be going the struggle behind bars at the moment but his team knows the show must go on especially if he wants to remain a topic of discussion in an era where fans have short memories. In his... Read more »
  • Honoring The Legacies Of Audre Lorde & Toni Morrison For Black History Month
    Source: Robert Alexander / Getty The legacies of Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison and the influential spaces they both hold across a wide range of readers places them as towering giants of American literature. Lorde and Morrison share a birthday on... Read more »
  • Peep The First Trailer for Apple TV+’s ‘Amazing Stories’
    Source: Apple+ / Apple+ 80’s babies rejoice! Apple TV+ is reviving a fan favorite sci-fi television series that hasn’t been seen in decades but has long lived in the memories of it’s millions of viewers. After a three decade hiatus, Steven Spielberg’s... Read more »
  • Lark Voorhies To Talk Mental Health Struggles with Dr. Oz
    Source: Albert L. Ortega / Getty Lark Voorhies’s struggle with mental health has been seen publicly over the last few years, but now Voorhies herself is ready to talk about it. On a special segment with Dr. Oz, the former Saved By... Read more »
  • Graffiti Artists Bomb A Bunch of NYC Trains In Queens Over The Weekend
    Source: Smith Collection/Gado / Getty While lots of negative aspects of American life are making comebacks in this Trumpian era (i.e. blatant racism), a few other practices from yesteryear are also once again finding their way into modern life and we... Read more »
  • Dad Of The Year: Meek Mill Offers To Pay Son A Stack To Eat Crickets
    Source: Hugh Dillon/WENN.com / WENN Meek Mill might be on the way to getting a terrible gift for this upcoming Father’s Day after he put his son up for a challenge that we hope doesn’t become a thing on social media.... Read more »
  • Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife Rachel Roy for Fraud
    Source: Rachel Roy and Damon Dash Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2008 – Rachel Roy Presentation at Damon Dash Enterprises Featuring: Rachel Roy and Damon Dash Where: New York City, United States When: 05 Sep 2007 Credit: Flashpoint /... Read more »
  • Wiz Khalifa “Smokin’ Section,” Lil Duval, Jacquees & Tank “Nasty” & More | Daily Visuals 2.17.20
    Source: Lil Duval attending the World Premiere of ‘Grow House’ at the Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Featuring: Lil Duval Where: Westwood, California, United States When: 17 Apr 2017 Credit: Guillermo Proano/WENN.com Wiz Khalifa’s love affair with Mary Jane... Read more »
  • Long Live Wolf Gang: Tyler, The Creator Nixes Idea Of Odd Future Reunion
    Source: WENN/Avalon / WENN Odd Future exploded on the scene in 2008 on the heels of their acclaimed The Odd Future Tape mixtape release, giving way to stellar early works from Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy, and Tyler, The Creator. For those hoping... Read more »
  • Common, Jennifer Hudson & More Honor Kobe Bryant During NBA All-Star Game
    Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty The NBA All-Star Weekend has concluded with Team LeBron taking home the win and Kawhi Leonard crowned as the first recipient of the newly renamed Kobe Bryant NBA All-Star Game MVP. The late Los Angeles Laker... Read more »
  • ‘Queen of Katwe’ Actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Dies At Age 15
    Source: Jeff Spicer / Getty Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a 15-year-old rising star from Uganda who was featured in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, has died. According to published reports, the young actress passed away after a brain tumor diagnosis. Her death was announced on... Read more »
  • Stormy Daniels Ex-Lawyer Michael Avenatti Found Guilty Of Attempting To Extort Nike
    Source: Gregg DeGuire / Getty In a New York minute Michael Avenatti went from a resistance avenger taking on Donald Trump on behalf of Stormy Daniels to just another sleezy lawyer looking for a quick and easy payday. Now the 49-year-old... Read more »
  • Too Cold: Black Athletes Owning Winter Sports
    Source: picture alliance / Getty For years, it was believed that Black people held domain over two very specific things: sports and entertainment. Sure, we excel in so many fields but to the world, we were born to either sing, dance,... Read more »
  • Justice For Juicy?: The Osundairo Brothers Praying For Jussie Smollett To Admit Hate Crime Hoax
    Source: TMZ / TMZ The Osundairo brothers who infamously found themselves wrapped up in actor Jussie Smollett’s allege hate crime are sticking to their story. They maintain the actor hired them to help fake the attack, and are praying the former... Read more »
  • R. Kelly Hit With New Sexual Assault Charges, New Underaged Victim Added
    Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty R. Kelly has been indicted, again. The disgraced R&B singer was hit with a new indictment by the Feds in Chicago. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a superseding indictment against Kelly has named a new victim, who... Read more »