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Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images Latto‘s idea of bringing together a few women in hip-hop for a rap cypher came to life with XXL‘s Cypher Lab. The “Big Energy” rapper called on Flo Milli, Monaleo, Maiya The Don and Mello Buckzz to join her in a ring where they each exchanged rap lyrics over sounds by Pooh Beatz. In her XXL cover spread, she said she chose each rapper because #1, […]

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Not long after news broke that Diddy would be stepping away from his role as chairman of his media company and network, REVOLT, 50 Cent is throwing his hat in the ring as a potential buyer.  The rapper offered up a not-so-substantial amount of money with hopes Diddy would hand the company over to him.  “I’ll buy […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Serena Williams is saying that it’s “ok to not be ok.” In a post she shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, the tennis legend said, “I am not ok today,” but it’s okay if you’re not having the best day. “No one is ok every single day,” she said. “If you are not ok today I’m […]

Def Jam Records Lady London might be a fresh face in mainstream hip-hop, but she’s no stranger to success.  The Bronx native chatted with Billboard about her new debut album, S.O.U.L., signing with Def Jam, and a plethora of other life and career topics. Here’s a few takeaways from the Q&A session: -She graduated from Howard University with a masters degree and had been […]

Courtesy MGM Resorts International When Bruno Mars performs in Las Vegas, he usually does it at the Dolby Live Theater at Park MGM. But he’s moving over to another hotel for his latest Sin City venture: a bar. Bruno is teaming up with Bellagio Resort & Casino to open The Pinky Ring — described as a “one-of-a-kind […]

Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET Fresh off of her hosting duties at the 2023 BET Soul Train Awards, Keke Palmer‘s got a new music video out.  It’s the accompanying visual for her song “Serious,” a breakup ballad about a relationship gone wrong. “Seem like we fallin’ out of place (place)/ Moved you from my space (space)/ Know […]

David Redfern/Redferns The ongoing debate about which of Aretha Franklin‘s multiple wills should be used to determine the handling of some of her estate has come to and end.  The Associated Press reports that Michigan Judge Jennifer Callaghan awarded the late star’s real estate to her sons, citing a handwritten will from 2014 that was found between couch cushions.  The more recent will overrides […]

Ricky Vigil M/Justin E Palmer/GC Images Diddy, born Sean Combs, has stepped done from his role as chairman of REVOLT.  The resignation comes amid sexual abuse accusations against him. A statement released by REVOLT on Tuesday, November 28, reads, “Sean Combs has stepped down from his position as chairman of REVOLT. While Mr. Combs has previously had no operational or […]

Geneva Club/Roc Nation Records TriStar Pictures has released the official trailer for Jeymes Samuel‘s upcoming feature, The Book of Clarence. It’s a reimagined take on the classic biblical epic, a story about a “nobody” named Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) who’s on a mission to make a better life for himself and those around him. “Captivated by the power and glory […]

Live Nation Busta Rhymes is headed on tour.  In support of his new album, Blockbusta, the rapper announced his North American multicity road show.  After kicking off in San Francisco on March 13, Busta will travel to Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Nashville and more, before ending with a homecoming concert in Brooklyn on April 21. […]

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