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ABC/Rick RowellDr. Bernice King is sending actress Regina King some major love for her 50th birthday Friday. “So I heard that it’s this King’s birthday, too,” Dr. King tweeted, noting that Regina and her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., share a January 15 birth date.  “Happy birthday, @ReginaKing,” she continued. “You are blazing trails. Thank you.” While Regina has kept pretty […]

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Lil Trap HouseIn 2019, T.I. launched the Trap Music Museum — one of the first museums solely dedicated hip-hop music and trap culture in Atlanta, Georgia. The interactive experience pays homages to rap legends such as himself, Outkast, Jeezy, and many others. Now, the rapper turned business mogul is trying his hand in the hot streets of Miami, Florida.  […]

Jemal Countess/WireImageThe late Dr. Maya Angelou has been honored with a Barbie doll. Mattel, the maker of Barbie, made the announcement Thursday as part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women series, which pays tribute to notable role models who encourage young people to dream big. “Our efforts include a commitment to spotlight more Black role models who are female, and now, […]

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesDuranice Pace, gospel singer and member of The Anointed Pace Sisters, passed Thursday at age 62, according to Essence magazine. No cause of death was provided, but the Pace family last week announced the celebrated gospel singer was hospitalized for unknown reasons.  Born in Atlanta, GA, Durance was the oldest of her nine siblings who started singing at their father’s church. She […]

Universal Music GroupYoung Thug has unleashed the music video for his “Bad Boy” collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD.  Produced by Pierre B’ourne, the captivating Cole Bennett-directed visual marks the last official music video that Juice WRLD shot before he passed away in December 2019.  The video captures the creative chemistry between Juice and Thug and pays homage to the 1995 film Bad Boys, starring Will […]

South Coast Music Group/Interscope RecordsTo kick off his 2021, DaBaby not only dropped a music video for his new song, “Masterpiece,” he also uses it to address his 2018 Walmart shooting, one of the most controversial events of his career.  “They just told me that somebody died but it don’t bother me, that’s a G thing/No it don’t bother […]

Moses Robinson/Getty Images for BETLegendary rap duo Mobb Deep tapped Lil’ Kim for the 1998 remix of their classic, “Quiet Storm.” Kim’s dance in the video has since become a viral trend on all social platforms, heightened by her 2019 performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards.  During a recent interview with Sway Calloway, the the hip-hop icon “exclusively” revealed the dance was inspired by another legendary rapper. “I was a huge Method Man fan […]

Courtesy of NetflixAnthony Mackie brought more than his superhero experience when playing Captain Leo, a super powered android, in the new Netflix sci-fi thriller Outside the Wire. Along with co-star Damson Idris, who plays drone pilot Lt. Thomas Harp, the two developed a natural chemistry that allowed Mackie to ad-lib certain lines like, “I can do this all day” — a […]

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRihanna is one of the hardest working women in music, entertainment, and fashion.  The global icon has teamed up with another legend, photographer Lorna Simpson, for the cover of Essence’s January/February 2021 issue, which offers a series of photographic collages in a 12-page spread titled “Of Earth & Sky.” “Lorna is a legend,” Rihanna told Essence of the artist with a […]

David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for MAXIMAriana Grande‘s hit “34+35” was already spicy on its own, but add Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion and it gets that much hotter.  On Friday, the trio released the remix to the sensual track, which is centered around the songstress’ desires in the bedroom. The “34+35 […]

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