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ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesHundreds of supporters of multiplatinum rapper DMX gathered outside the hospital, where his lawyer says he remains in grave condition, to hold a prayer vigil Monday night. The vigil was spearheaded by the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation following a much smaller gathering the previous night in order to pay respects. TMZ reports that, among those gathered outside the […]

Rahim FortuneRod Wave has landed his first-career #1 album, after SoulFly topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart this week. The Florida rapper’s third solo album earned 130,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 1, according to Billboard. 126,000 units came from streaming, marking the largest streaming week of 2021 for an R&B/hip-hop release.  From the 14-track effort, Rod’s single “Street Runner” is at #18 […]

Virginia LeonPJ Morton will join the second night of American Idol’s celebrity All-Star Duets Monday, April 5th.  The vocalist and Maroon 5 keyboardist will take part in the show’s All-Star Duets episode, where veteran artists perform with contestants from the top 24. They will each perform with two of the contestants vying for a spot in the top 16. PJ Morton will perform two […]

Joseph Okpako/WireImageTory Lanez posed in Fendi for the April cover of Flaunt magazine, in which he discusses his Afro-Caribbean roots.  The Loner rapper and singer discloses that his Dutch mother is from Curaçao, and his dad is from Barbados, while the rest of his family is Guyanese.  “I’ve always been island-oriented,” says Lanez. “What a lot of people don’t know is my […]

Joelle GraceAri Lennox is featured on Queen Naija‘s forthcoming single, “Set Him Up,” and fans are not happy about it.  After seeing the negative commentary, Queen Naija addressed the critics who brought up her previous statements about Black women. “lol the fact that people think they can get ‘rid’ of me or take me off my own song is ridiculous. I don’t want […]

L-R: Ronald and Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers/Timothy Hiatt/Getty ImagesSunday evening’s Verzuz battle between The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire was epic, to say the least. Social media enjoyed the legendary groups performing their timeless music alongside hosts Steve Harvey and Quarantine DJ D-Nice.   Ron Isley sang classics like “Hello It’s Me,” “(At Your Best) You Are Love,” and “Groove with You,” while Ernie Isley played […]

Mikael Jansson/VogueWestworld star Thandie Newton‘s name is actually “Thandiwe,” but thanks to a misspelling in the credits of her first film, 1996’s Flirting, she’s gone by Thandie in dozens of projects. But that was then and this is now. The actress tells British Vogue in a feature piece dubbed “The Rebirth of an Icon” that it’s time to take […]

John P. Fleenor/NetflixThe Family Reunion cast is returning with all new episodes and plenty of surprises for its third season. For the series matriarch, Loretta Devine, who plays M’Dear, part of the excitement of starring on the hilarious sitcom is getting to show the authentic and relatable side of her quirky character. “We just do our […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicThe Weeknd is urging his fans to pay attention to the devastation rocking Ethiopia, which has resulted in mass casualties and destruction of homes. The “Blinding Lights” singer on Sunday shared a black and white infographic announcing that he plans to part with a considerable amount of his money to help ongoing relief efforts. “My heart […]

David Lee/NETFLIXChadwick Boseman‘s memory was honored throughout the 2021 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, with his fellow actors and friends paying tribute to the late actor’s memory on Sunday night. In addition to being mentioned by winners Daniel Kaluuya and Viola Davis in their acceptance speeches, who won Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Female Actress in a Leading […]


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