Hip Hop Entertainment | Hip Hop TV, Film and Video Games – The Source http://thesource.com Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Goes Platinum http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443440 Damn. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed film, Black Panther, just went platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America made the announcement earlier this month. Black Panther: The Album, released on February 9, earned platinum status and a gold certification on May 10th. Producer Sounwave posted a picture of the platinum plaque on Instagram. “#blackpanther.. more blessings […]

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Damn. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed film, Black Panther, just went platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America made the announcement earlier this month.

Black Panther: The Album, released on February 9, earned platinum status and a gold certification on May 10th. Producer Sounwave posted a picture of the platinum plaque on Instagram. “#blackpanther.. more blessings #TDE,” he wrote.

#blackpanther.. more blessings 🙏🏾 #TDE

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TDE’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith curated the album alongside K. Dot. It spawned three singles, “All the Stars” with SZA, “Pray for Me” with The Weeknd and “King’s Dead” with Jay Rock, Future and James Blake.

Kendrick can currently be found on road on The Championship Tour. The tour will continue to run through June 16 when it wraps up in Pittsburgh.

Kendrick Lamar's 'Black Panther' Soundtrack Goes Platinum

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NYPD Blames 50 Cent And #GetTheStrap Hashtag For Harassment, Threats Of Violence http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/nypd-blames-50-cent-and-getthestrap-hashtag-for-harassment-threats-of-violence/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/nypd-blames-50-cent-and-getthestrap-hashtag-for-harassment-threats-of-violence/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 17:14:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443422 Everybody knows that 50 Cent has one of the hottest IG accounts on the Gram, but his antics are attracting the wrong kind of heat. Mainly the NYPD. 50 Cent gave his two cents on the current events by posting a picture of Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, who is accused of leading the alleged shakedown […]

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Everybody knows that 50 Cent has one of the hottest IG accounts on the Gram, but his antics are attracting the wrong kind of heat. Mainly the NYPD.

50 Cent gave his two cents on the current events by posting a picture of Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, who is accused of leading the alleged shakedown against Club Lust/Love owner, Imran Jairam. Fif used then used his infamous #GetTheStrap hashtag, which he recently submitted to be copywritten.

The NYPD alleges 50 has incited his fans, who are now threatening Gonzalez with physical violence, which they are attributing to 50’s hashtag.

Gonzales has filed a criminal complaint, claiming people are threatening to kill him while warning him to “get the strap”.

According to reports, 50 Cent could be charged with aggravated harassment.

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Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Misconduct http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/eight-women-accuse-morgan-freeman-of-sexual-misconduct/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/eight-women-accuse-morgan-freeman-of-sexual-misconduct/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 16:45:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443415 Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is the latest Hollywood figure to face allegations of sexual misconduct. News giant CNN said it spoke with eight women who claimed to be victims of harassment by Freeman. The Shawshank Redemption actor issued a statement on Thursday apologizing to those who felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. Freeman’s statement […]

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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is the latest Hollywood figure to face allegations of sexual misconduct. News giant CNN said it spoke with eight women who claimed to be victims of harassment by Freeman.

The Shawshank Redemption actor issued a statement on Thursday apologizing to those who felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior.

Freeman’s statement came hours after CNN reported that multiple women had accused the actor of sexual harassment and other troubling behavior on set and in other professional settings.

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

CNN said it spoke with 16 people, eight of whom were reportedly victims, who accuse Freeman of a range inappropriate behaviors, from making lewd comments about their bodies to touching them suggestively.

Among the accusers was CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas, who said that Freeman had looked her up and down repeatedly and described her as “ripe” during an interview last year. Melas was six months pregnant at the time. A young production assistant said Freeman harassed her over a period of months during the summer of 2015 on the set of “Going in Style.” The actor allegedly rested his hand on her lower back or rubbed it repeatedly, and often made comments about her appearance. A third woman, a production staff member for the 2013 film “Now You See Me,” told CNN that crew members knew “not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms,” or any fitted clothes if Freeman was on set.

TheSource.com will bring more updates on this story as it develops.

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Harvey Weinstein Will Reportedly Turn Himself In For Sex Crimes http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/harvey-weinstein-sex-crimes/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/harvey-weinstein-sex-crimes/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 20:15:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443270 Harvey Weinstein is reportedly turning himself into authorities on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend. The disgraced Hollywood executive is expected to be charged for preying on Lucia Evans, who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex in 2004. Evans was entering her senior year in college when she met Weinstein at a […]

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Harvey Weinstein is reportedly turning himself into authorities on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

The disgraced Hollywood executive is expected to be charged for preying on Lucia Evans, who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex in 2004.

Evans was entering her senior year in college when she met Weinstein at a nightclub, and he invited her to the Miramax office for a daytime meeting. The movie mogul clearly didn’t want to talk too much, because he began pulling her head to his crouch shortly after she arrived.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t,'” she told The New Yorker. “I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him.”

Evans alleges that Harvey overpowered her, and she eventually gave up.

There’s no telling if Harvey will be hit with additional charges for the other victims, but it’s a step in the right direction.

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Multiple Women Reportedly Accuse Morgan Freeman of Sexual Misconduct http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/morgan-freeman-sexual-misconduct/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/morgan-freeman-sexual-misconduct/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 15:39:53 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443190 Morgan Freeman is the latest Hollywood heavyweight to be accused of sexual misconduct. 16 people spoke to CNN about the actor’s alleged inappropriate behavior. Eight claim to be victims, while the other half are witnesses. A young production assistant says that she was subject to months of sexual harassment while working on set of Freeman’s […]

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Morgan Freeman is the latest Hollywood heavyweight to be accused of sexual misconduct.

16 people spoke to CNN about the actor’s alleged inappropriate behavior. Eight claim to be victims, while the other half are witnesses.

A young production assistant says that she was subject to months of sexual harassment while working on set of Freeman’s bank heist comedy, Going In Style. She said he, “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear,” adding that he never successfully lifted her skirt. “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”

The co-writer of the breaking story, Chloe Melas, says that the 80-year-old actor made inappropriate comments to her when she was six months pregnant, covering the press junket for Going In Style. While holding a grip on her hand, he looked her up and down and said, “I wish I was there.” He also added, “You are ripe.”

Recording cameras caught the part where Freeman said, “Boy, do I wish I was there.” But apparently that wasn’t enough to take any action when she brought the issue to CNN and Warner Bros.’ Human Resources department.

Stay tuned to The Source as this story develops.

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Issa Rae Pays Homage to “Moesha”, Brandy Reacts http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/issa-rae-moesha-brandy/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/issa-rae-moesha-brandy/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 05:18:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443172 Issa Rae put on for the 90s babies in her recent photoshoot with GQ Magazine’s “Comedy Issue.” The actress paid homage to the sitcoms we all grew up on. One concept in particular was Brandy’s main character, Moesha, who heard about the shoot and immediately took to Twitter to express her gratitude. Rae was wearing […]

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Issa Rae put on for the 90s babies in her recent photoshoot with GQ Magazine’s “Comedy Issue.” The actress paid homage to the sitcoms we all grew up on. One concept in particular was Brandy’s main character, Moesha, who heard about the shoot and immediately took to Twitter to express her gratitude.

Rae was wearing a braided wig to match Brandy’s hairstyle and a patterned sweater over a burgandy mini-skirt, mimicking one of many Moesha outfits and it’s safe to say, she nailed it. The singer tweeted Issa Rae,

“@IssaRae you’re such a beautiful spirit. Thank you for portraying me in your @GQMagazine shoot for #BlackTvIcons #MoEsha #blessing.”

In addition to paying homage to Moesha, Rae also paid tribute to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, A Different World, and Family Matters.

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Jamie Foxx to Host 2018 BET Awards for Second Time http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/jamie-foxx-bet-awards/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/jamie-foxx-bet-awards/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 05:16:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443169 Can Jamie Foxx get an encore? Because fans definitely want more. Foxx will be hosting the 2018 BET Awards, making it his second time MC’ing at the awards ceremony. Last year, the audience had the pleasure of having Leslie Jones host with remarkable performances by Migos, Bruno Mars and many more. DJ Khaled will also […]

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Can Jamie Foxx get an encore? Because fans definitely want more. Foxx will be hosting the 2018 BET Awards, making it his second time MC’ing at the awards ceremony. Last year, the audience had the pleasure of having Leslie Jones host with remarkable performances by Migos, Bruno Mars and many more.

DJ Khaled will also be playing a significant role in the award ceremony with his six nominations including album of the year with Grateful and video of the year with “Wild Thoughts.” Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for five categories. SZA and Migos have been nominated for four each. The award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater on June 24th.

The first time the comedian hosted the BET Awards back in 2009, it was right after Michael Jackson passed away, shifting the program and performances to pay respect to the King of Pop. Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer, Ciara and Janet Jackson altered their performances and speeches in honor of the legendary singer. Hopefully, this time, the culture will not suffer a significant loss and it will be all fun and celebration.

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Snoop Dogg Swapped Matthew McConaughey’s Prop Weed With Real Weed on Set of ‘The Beach Bum’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/snoop-matthew-mcconaugheys-weed/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/snoop-matthew-mcconaugheys-weed/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 05:13:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443165 Matthew McConaughey sat down with Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday and talked about an upcoming movie titled The Beach Bum. The actor is starring in the film alongside Snoop Dogg. Jimmy Kimmel started out by asking how the movie came about, then transitioned into the question of it was shooting with the infamous rapper to which […]

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Matthew McConaughey sat down with Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday and talked about an upcoming movie titled The Beach Bum. The actor is starring in the film alongside Snoop Dogg. Jimmy Kimmel started out by asking how the movie came about, then transitioned into the question of it was shooting with the infamous rapper to which McConaughey revealed, he got “Snooped.”

McConaughey explained to the host what happened when he asked the prop man to make sure it was prop weed and not real weed.

“There’s a scene where I’m going to Snoop because I’ve got writers block and Snoop has the magic weed. So I went to the prop man to make sure I have the prop weed which is like crushed oregano.

We pass back and forth and all of a sudden at the end he goes, ‘Yo Moondog,’ that ain’t prop weed, that’s Snoop weed’ and I was like ‘Oh, you son of a gun.’ The next nine hours were a lot of fun but I don’t think we used one word in the English language.”

Watch the clip below:

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Halle Berry Joins The Cast of ‘John Wick 3’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/halle-berry-john-wick-3/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/halle-berry-john-wick-3/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 05:06:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443159 John Wick: Chapter 3 is releasing next year and enlisted Oscar-winning actress, Halle Berry. The third installment of the John Wick series is said to pick up from the events happening in the previous film and facing many threats, some of which he may not be able to get out of.  I am Sofia 💋 #johnwick3 […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3 is releasing next year and enlisted Oscar-winning actress, Halle Berry.

The third installment of the John Wick series is said to pick up from the events happening in the previous film and facing many threats, some of which he may not be able to get out of. 

I am Sofia 💋 #johnwick3 @rikerbrothers

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After official confirmation, Berry has identified her role as Sofia in the upcoming John Wick 3. Any further details are kept tightly under wraps. But we do know that Berry will not be playing the role of a villain. Instead, she may have the romantic role with character John Wick, but that’s a surprise that must wait.

The actress has been apart of many action films such as CatwomanDie Another Day and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 

Others joining John Wick are Oscar-winners Angelica Huston, Asia Kate, Mark Dacascos, Jason Mantzoukas, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger hu Chen. 

Be sure to check out John Wick: Chapter 3 in theaters starting May 17, 2009. 

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Idris Elba to Star in, Direct ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/idris-elba-hunchback-netflix/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/idris-elba-hunchback-netflix/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 20:30:52 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443047 Idris Elba is set to star in, direct, and produce the modern day adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix, sources confirmed to Variety. Reports suggest that he will also produce the music. Elba will play Quasimodo, a hunchback who falls in love with a gypsy, Esmeralda. The story has been adapted many times. […]

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Idris Elba is set to star in, direct, and produce the modern day adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix, sources confirmed to Variety. Reports suggest that he will also produce the music.

Elba will play Quasimodo, a hunchback who falls in love with a gypsy, Esmeralda.

The story has been adapted many times. The most famous is the animated 1990’s version featuring Demi Moore and Kevin Kline as voices. The Disney flick was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

This is the latest gig for the British actor. He directed a Sundance film titled, Yardie, and appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and The Mountain Between Us. Moreover, he is currently filming the last season of his hit TV series, Luther.

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Donald Glover, Michael B. Jordan Reportedly Joins ‘Black Panther 2’ Cast http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/donald-glover-michael-b-jordan-black-panther/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/donald-glover-michael-b-jordan-black-panther/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 19:55:29 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443037 Donald Glover contributed to one of Shuri’s best jokes in Black Panther, and now he may be getting a role in the sequel. Ryan Coogler wants to enlist Glover in the second installment, as per Metro. “Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that […]

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Donald Glover contributed to one of Shuri’s best jokes in Black Panther, and now he may be getting a role in the sequel. Ryan Coogler wants to enlist Glover in the second installment, as per Metro.

“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres,” said the source, according to Metro. “One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”

The source also claims that Coogler’s longtime collaborator Michael B. Jordan may make a return, although his character was killed off in the first film. “They’re still yet to decide if Michael B. Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain,” said the source.

If the rumors are true, this won’t be Donald’s first time playing a villain. In Spider-Man: Homecoming he had a small role as Aaron Davis, a career criminal who later becomes the Prowler in the comic books.

 

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SZA Sidelined From TDE’s Tour Due to Swollen Vocal Chords http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/sza-sidelined-from-tdes-tour-due-to-swollen-vocal-chords/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/sza-sidelined-from-tdes-tour-due-to-swollen-vocal-chords/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 02:36:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442904 TDE’s Top Dawg has some bad news for fans who were expecting to see SZA during their Championship Tour. Unfortunately, the singer had to take an early exit from their U.S. tour due to swollen vocal chords. Top Dawg took to Twitter to inform fans SZA needs to “rest her voice to prevent any permanent […]

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TDE’s Top Dawg has some bad news for fans who were expecting to see SZA during their Championship Tour. Unfortunately, the singer had to take an early exit from their U.S. tour due to swollen vocal chords.

Top Dawg took to Twitter to inform fans SZA needs to “rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage.” Citing this as the reason she was absent from two shows in Arizona and New Mexico.

Rest assured, he says the team has been monitoring her closely. She will be seeing a doctor again soon. Ultimately, the doctor will determine if she is healthy enough to continue the tour.

In the meantime, the TDE team will be looking for ways to make up for dates she had to miss. If she is able to make a full recovery she’ll be available for the last leg of the tour which stops in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and a final stop in Pittsburg.

Championship Tour update…

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Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp Star in ‘City of Lies,’ Based on Notorious BIG Unsolved Murder [Trailer Inside] http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/forest-whitaker-johnny-depp-star-in-city-of-lies-based-on-notorious-big-unsolved-murder-trailer-inside/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/forest-whitaker-johnny-depp-star-in-city-of-lies-based-on-notorious-big-unsolved-murder-trailer-inside/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 17:29:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442872 May 21, 2018 marked Notorious BIG, one of the most influential hip hop figures to date, 46th birthday, the same day Global Road Entertainment released the highly anticipated trailer for City of Lies, based on the emcee’s unsolved slaying. Starring Hollywood heavyweights Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp, the provocative thriller will reveal a never-before-seen look […]

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May 21, 2018 marked Notorious BIG, one of the most influential hip hop figures to date, 46th birthday, the same day Global Road Entertainment released the highly anticipated trailer for City of Lies, based on the emcee’s unsolved slaying.

Starring Hollywood heavyweights Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp, the provocative thriller will reveal a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of the east coast rapper shortly following the death of Tupac.

Depp plays L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole who has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Reporter “Jack” Jackson (Whitaker), desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. The pair team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies in the search for the truth. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.

Directed by Brad Furman, City of Lies, written by Christian Contreras, based on the novel by Randall Sullivan and produced by Miriam Segal, hits theaters on September 7.

Will you check it out?

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Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Chadwick Boseman, Among 140 to Sign Open Letter for Gender Equality http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/oprah-winfrey-gender-equality/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/oprah-winfrey-gender-equality/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 16:31:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442862 There’s an open letter calling for action against gender equality with over 100 signatures from television and Hollywood heavyweights such as Oprah, Meryl Streep, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Reynolds, and more. The letter which is spearheaded by international charity ONE, is aimed to put political leaders “on notice.” Advocates want to help girls […]

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There’s an open letter calling for action against gender equality with over 100 signatures from television and Hollywood heavyweights such as Oprah, Meryl Streep, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Reynolds, and more.

The letter which is spearheaded by international charity ONE, is aimed to put political leaders “on notice.” Advocates want to help girls receive an education and get help from leaders to make “historic changes for women.”  The letter describes poverty as sexist and says, “We won’t stand by while the poorest women are overlooked.”

The letter reads:

“Dear World leaders,

We’re putting you on notice.

For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work.

There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in poverty.

Poverty is sexist. And we won’t stand by while the poorest women are overlooked.

You have the power to deliver historic changes for women this year. From the G7 to the G20; from the African Union to your annual budgets; we will push you for commitments and hold you to account for them. And, if you deliver, we will be the first to champion your progress.

We won’t stop until there is justice for women and girls everywhere.

Because none of us are equal until all of us are equal.”

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Migos to Star in Chinese Reality Show ‘The Rap of China’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/migos-the-rap-of-china/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/migos-the-rap-of-china/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 12:54:50 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442813 Migos are set to take over China as judges on The Rap of China, the largest hip-hop show in the country. PR Newswire suggests the Atlanta supergroup will be featured on the show alongside Kris Wu and MC Jin. The Rap of China is described as a reality show that gives the true backgrounds of […]

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Migos are set to take over China as judges on The Rap of China, the largest hip-hop show in the country. PR Newswire suggests the Atlanta supergroup will be featured on the show alongside Kris Wu and MC Jin.

The Rap of China is described as a reality show that gives the true backgrounds of rappers and is the first youth rap music reality show. The show also gives insight into Chinese culture, while shining a light during their search for the best Chinese emcees. The show will be purely internet based and broadcasted on iQuiyi.com. The hosting platform is also the creators of the show. Migos are brought in as a producer and their star power “is believed to raise the professionalism and popularity of the program.” The new show filmed in North America on May 20th and 21st and will conduct its election of candidates from Asia, America and Austrailia.

The show and the state of rap in China are in a peculiar space. While the show was wildly popular, the shift to an online platform came after China’s state media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, banned hip-hop culture, those associated and people with tattoos from appearing on their television screens. Billboard reports the belief in the nation is there shouldn’t be supporting platforms for those “whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble.”

The work for Migos is continuing to pick up. Aside from touring with Drake throughout the summer and early fall, the trio is also working with Stadium Goods on a new capsule collection that is scheduled to drop in China.

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Salt-N-Pepa Celebrate 30 Years of Achievement at BBMAs http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/bbma-salt-n-pepa/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/bbma-salt-n-pepa/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 16:30:16 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442619 The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down this past Sunday and there was plenty to be seen ranging from Janet Jackson’s Icon Award performance to T.I. poking fun at his recent arrest. Another memorable moment from this year’s festivities in Las Vegas was the performance of Salt-N-Pepa, who closed out the show with an appearance […]

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down this past Sunday and there was plenty to be seen ranging from Janet Jackson’s Icon Award performance to T.I. poking fun at his recent arrest. Another memorable moment from this year’s festivities in Las Vegas was the performance of Salt-N-Pepa, who closed out the show with an appearance by En Vogue and flanked by DJ Spinderella.

The performance of the iconic emcees brought all of their classics like “Shoop” and “Push It” to the stage for a melody that celebrated their history. Salt-N-Pepa was celebrated for being the first female rap act to hit the Billboard Hot 100’s chart in the top 20s.

In an interview with Billboard, the legends revealed that their performance tonight is just the start of some big things that will be on the way soon. “We’re selling out on our I Love the 90’s tour and then, of course, we have our residency coming up in Vegas. A lot of amazing things for us,” Sandra “Pepa” Denton said.

This morning, Salt-n-Pepa shared images of their fan crazed performance on Instagram with the message “#AboutLastNight @bbmas. We had FUN at Billboard Music Awards rocking with our incredible sisters @envoguemusic and @kellyclarkson -Check out the pics. #ClassicHipHop.”

View the Instagram message from the hip-hop royalty and a clip of their performance below.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Will Feature Appearances From Ghostface Killah, Rakim, Faith Evans And More http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/luke-cage-season-2-will-feature-appearances-from-ghostface-killah-rakim-faith-evans-and-more/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/luke-cage-season-2-will-feature-appearances-from-ghostface-killah-rakim-faith-evans-and-more/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 14:17:29 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442599 Along with the villain Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali), the first season of Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage received a lot of attention and praise for its various musical guests. Among the notable appearances in Season 1 were the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Method Man, who also had a minor role in […]

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Along with the villain Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali), the first season of Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage received a lot of attention and praise for its various musical guests. Among the notable appearances in Season 1 were the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Method Man, who also had a minor role in the show.

With the series’ musical history in mind, some fans began to wonder whether we’d see some more talented artists make an appearance in season 2, and it looks like they wont be disappointed.

According to recent reports, the full list of musical guests includes Ghostface Killah, Rakim, Joi & D-Nice, Gary Clark Jr., Esperanza Spalding, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Stephen Marley, Jadakiss, and KRS-One. Also, after making an appearance in the previous season, Faith Evans will be returning for another turn in the Marvel Universe.

Like the past season, we can expect to see most of these artists perform existing tracks at Mariah Dillard’s (Alfre Woodard) Harlem’s Paradise. However, following in Method Man’s footsteps, one of ’em will perform a song created for Marvel’s bulletproof hero.

In all, it looks as if Season 2 of Luke Cage has a good chance at matching the musical talent featured in the first season.

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Jordan Peele Takes Home Prestigious Nebula Award for ‘Get Out’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/jordan-peele-get-out/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/21/jordan-peele-get-out/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 06:47:45 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442571 Almost a year later, and Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed horror, Get Out, is still raking up awards. Peele’s directorial debut won the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation at the Nebulas. The award ceremony honors the greatest work in science fiction and fantasy in the United States. The comedian became the first Black man to win […]

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Almost a year later, and Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed horror, Get Out, is still raking up awards.

Peele’s directorial debut won the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation at the Nebulas. The award ceremony honors the greatest work in science fiction and fantasy in the United States.

The comedian became the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.  He also won the award in that same category at the Writers Guild of America and Critics’ Choice. The NAACP Image Awards and Film Independent Spirit Awards acknowledged Peele’s work as a helmsman.

Although Peele has been making strides to put his fingerprint in other departments, Get Out continues to receive accolades for its groundbreaking work.

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that they’ll be picking up Jordan Peele’s series, The Hunt, centered around Nazi hunters in the 1970s in NYC. Furthermore, he produced Spike Lee’s latest joint, BlacKkKlansman, which scored a 100% rotten tomatoes rating and a standing ovation at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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Wakanda Forever! ‘Black Panther’ Mania Is Still Going Strong With New Era, MIZIZI and LRG Collabs http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/black-panther-collaboration-new-era-mizizi-lrg/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/black-panther-collaboration-new-era-mizizi-lrg/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 21:00:32 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442487 To say Black Panther had a successful run at the box office this year is an extreme understatement. The Marvel superhero flick not only broke box office records across the globe, but it created a fan culture that will have people screaming “Wakanda Forever!” for the rest of the year. Let’s just call it “Black […]

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To say Black Panther had a successful run at the box office this year is an extreme understatement. The Marvel superhero flick not only broke box office records across the globe, but it created a fan culture that will have people screaming “Wakanda Forever!” for the rest of the year. Let’s just call it “Black Panther Mania.”

Now, with the film making its way onto Blu Ray and DVD earlier this week (May 15), we’re seeing even more love for the film by way of three apparel collaborations.


Image: LRG


The first of the three is a set of New Era snapbacks, each utilizing graphics and themes synonymous with the overall look and plot of Black Panther. The collaboration with LRG (seen above) is more of a tribute to the original comic book series, using an animated style of T’Challa that visually just looks amazing. Last but not least by a long shot is a baseball jersey with MIZIZI, which holds extra significance since the brand is based out of Africa.

Shop the New Era x Black Panther merch right now at Foot Locker, and grab the MIZIZI x Black Panther jersey in the brand’s web store. Those looking to cop the LRG x Black Panther tees will have to wait until next Friday (May 25).

Image: MIZIZI

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Nicki Minaj and Tina Fey Appear in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Preview http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/nicki-minaj-and-tina-fey-appear-in-saturday-night-live-preview/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/nicki-minaj-and-tina-fey-appear-in-saturday-night-live-preview/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 20:55:29 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442403 June is packed full of releases but Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming Queen album is one where the anticipation is boiling over. Prior to us getting into the music on June 15, Minaj will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend to perform, while Tina Fey is hosting. To get the last minute excitement up for the […]

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June is packed full of releases but Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming Queen album is one where the anticipation is boiling over. Prior to us getting into the music on June 15, Minaj will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend to perform, while Tina Fey is hosting. To get the last minute excitement up for the episode, SNL has released the trailer with the two ladies of the evening.

The teaser for the late-night comedy show builds upon the announcement from Nicki about the two doing a film together soon by teasing that a sketch would be apart of the show. Aside from that Tina gets “lit” and creates an awkward moment.

In that same Instagram post, Nicki Minaj shared that the title of the film with Tina Fey will be Get Ya Life Ugly.

With it being close to here release date Nicki Minaj could bring her two singles “Chun-Li B” and “Barbie Tingz” to stage or could introduce something new. Either way, her appearance will be must-see.

View the teaser below and be sure to check out Nicki and Tina take over SNL for the season finale this Saturday on NBC.

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