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ICYMI: Kanye West Calls Out Rock N’ Roll Producer Bob Ezrin On Twitter

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Kanye West is having what seems to be his most opinionated year on social media yet, taking to Twitter to let off a whole lot of steam. Producer Bob Ezrin recently wrote a letter comparing Kanye’s music to other greats and Mr. West was not pleased. In true ‘Ye fashion, he bluntly stated his opinion on […]

South African Clothing Brand Names Yasiin Bey As Creative Director

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Yasiin Bey is continuing to shine his light for the world to see through art and fashion. The rapper, social activist and now South Africa-based creative has been selected to direct Unknown Union, a African clothing brand. As the brand’s new creative director, Bey will “help to oversee new design concepts and collaborations.” Yasiin, who […]

Zac Posen Makes Statement At NYFW With ‘Black Models Matter’ Movement

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Zac Posen is taking the issue of diversity in fashion into his own hands. The highly coveted designer has created a campaign to shine light on the unfair casting practices in the fashion industry. The designer exclusively chose models who come from African descent and other ethnicities. The fashion show took place in New York […]

Justine Timberlake and will.i.am Face Lawsuit Over Collaboration

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Sometimes the past doesn’t always stay in the past. will.i.am and Justin Timberlake have been faced with a lawsuit over their collaboration on one of Timberlake’s songs, “Damn Girl.” The track was featured on Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds released in 2006. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed by Janis McQuinton, the sister of musician Perry Kibble. In […]

Lisa Lucas Becomes First African American Woman To Direct The National Book Foundation

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Lisa Lucas has recently been named the new Executive Director Of The National Book Foundation. Lucas, 36, is the first African American woman to hold this position in the literary organization. The National Book Foundation, which was founded in 1986, has only had three executive directors in its history. The organization, which aims “to raise […]

ICYMI: Jason Derulo and K. Michelle Bare It All In New Single “Naked”

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Things are heating up for Jason Derulo. The Florida-born R&B crooner is making sure the ladies and fellas have some eye-candy, just in time for Valentine’s Day. “Naked,” his latest visual release, is nothing short of steamy. The singer is in a D’Angelo “How Does It Feel” type setting, showing off the work he’s been […]

SZA, Tinashe, Abra & More Team Up For NY Times Fashion Tribute

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Donning some of New York’s most fashionable accessories, SZA, Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Abra, Lord Narf, Empress Of and Jean Deaux recently sat down with The New York Times Style Magazine. The mix of singers and rappers took time to show their talents and model in tribute of being named the fresh faces in Hip Hop […]

U.C.L.A. Gymnast Sophina Dejesus Goes Viral After Flawless Routine

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Sophina Dejesus has taken the internet by storm. The 21 year-old U.C.L.A. gymnast has stunned millions with an unparalleled gymnastics routine that infuses popular Hip Hop dances. The crowd of students, family and fans cheered as Dejesus hit the quan, whipped and nae-nae-ed. The most impressive part? After a short dance routine, the senior made […]

Five Must Watch Movies During Black History Month

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The art of storytelling through cinema has become one of the most moving ways a perspective can be shared. It is also known that Black people have had an interesting legacy in America since our arrival. While some Black History Month narratives are told over and over again, some are harder to get a hold […]

[Watch] Janelle Monáe Stuns In New Pepsi Superbowl Commercial

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Superbowl Sunday is the one day the world intentionally tunes in to what we regularly tune out: commercials. Super Bowl 50 is proving we won’t even have to wait until Sunday to catch the extra special commercials the football finale’s known for. Corporations like Bud Light, Heinz and Pepsi are handing over huge bucks for […]

Chance The Rapper To Appear On Pharrell’s Beats1 Radio Show

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Pharrell and Chance The Rapper are set to sit down and talk music this weekend on Beats1. Pharrell, who’s already sat down with A$AP Rocky, Missy Elliot, Tyler The Creator and Puff Daddy, hosts the OTHERtone Beats1 Radio show via Apple Music with co-host Scott Vener. The show is scheduled for Sunday [February 7] at […]

Eight Year Old Creates Wigs For Young Girls With Cancer

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There’s nothing like feeling and looking your best. Knowing this, an eight-year-old aspiring hairstylist has dedicated her skill and technique to the betterment of children who suffer from cancer. Lauren Laray is not only a hairstylist, but a wig designer. The third-grader creates wigs for children who’ve lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy. […]

Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj Release A Teaser For “Down In The DM” Remix

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Yo Gotti posted a short snippet of his “Down In The DM” remix featuring Nicki Minaj to his Instagram page early yesterday [February 3rd]. Adding her own provocative twist, Minaj let fans know how it really goes down with a lyric video in the form of her own animated DM’s. Yo Gotti is set to […]

Five Times Hip Hop Made Black History

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Hip Hop culture has made many milestones as a genre, business and lifestyle. Rappers, singers, songwriters, managers, publicists and everyone in between have built Hip Hop into what it is today, and the road wasn’t easy. Like Black history, Hip Hop history is full of struggles and overcoming adversity. Without the dedication, toil, and artistry […]

Rihanna Joins Mariah Carey, Elton John, and Janet Jackson With Most Hot 100 Top 10s

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Rihanna’s newest album Anti has gotten a lot of buzz upon its release. The star’s controversial sales numbers have raised a lot of questions in regards to the true success of the album. However, some numbers don’t lie. Since her debut in 2006, the star has consecutively debuted singles that instantly hit Billboard’s Hot 100 […]

Kanye West’s Alma Mater Chicago State University Facing Closure Over State Budget

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Chicago State University is home to about 4,000 students. It was founded in 1867 on the south side of Chicago on 162 acres of land. It has an impressive list of alumni including politicians, writers, and artists, including Kanye West. The university has received national attention recently because state budget cuts could cause the school […]

[Listen] “Hear Me” A$AP Rocky Featuring Pharrell

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A$AP Rocky has been making waves in music and fashion since the start of A$AP Mob in 2006. The Harlem rapper, known for his no holds barred lyrics and opinions, has continuously elevated his career by creating his own lane. Not losing any steam on his way to Hip Hop stardom, Rocky seems to have […]

Tyra Banks and Erik Alsa Welcome Baby Boy, York Banks Alsa

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Supermodel Tyra Banks is a new mother. The self-appointed “smize” queen has welcomed her first child via a surrogate with boyfriend Erik Alsa. Banks took to Instagram to gush over the joys of motherhood, revealing her difficulties getting there. She said, “The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s […]