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Lil Baby And 21 Savage Host Back-To-School Giveaway With Footlocker Atlanta

Lil Baby and 21 Savage paid it forward in their respective communities with a pair of back-to-school giveaways in partnership with Footlocker Atlanta. The events occurred on Sunday (Aug. 7) and saw the rap stars gifting thousands of local Atlanta children and families with various items and services as part of their respective charitable initiatives. 21 Savage’s Leading By Example Foundation teamed up with various sponsors including Amazon Music, Warner Chappell Music, PGA, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker Atlanta, Five Below, and Champions for his annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive.” More from VIBE.comDJ Khaled, Drake, And Lil Baby Get Surgical In "Staying Alive" Music VideoIcewear...
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Mariah Carey, Usher, And SZA To Perform At 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Global Citizen has revealed its lineup for the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. Set to take place on Sept. 24, 2022, in New York City and Accra, Ghana, the event boasts its diverse list of talent to amplify the organization’s mission. More from VIBE.comBurna Boy, Wizkid, And Davido To Headline Lost In Riddim FestivalMario Names His Ideal R&B Supergroup MembersRodney Jerkins Announces Search For Undiscovered Talent As performers, the musicians are tasked with not only delivering their fan-favorite songs but also sending a message to global leaders, major corporations, and foundations to empower women and girls, take climate action,...
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Kevin Hart To Release Mental Health Audiobook, ‘Monsters And How To Tame Them’

Kevin Hart is set to release an audiobook that teaches people how to quiet the voices in their minds. According to Variety, Hart’s next project, Monsters and How to Tame Them: Taking Charge of the Voices in Your Head, is a mental health self-help guide designed to assist individuals in silencing their doubts. The project will be released on Sept. 15 exclusively on Audible.  The audio platform promises the comedian will deliver his uplifting message “in his signature honesty, hilarious voice, and adept storytelling” through his digital book.More from VIBE.comChris Brown Claps Back At Critics Of His Meet & Greet Fan...
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Charlie Wilson Makes History With “No Stoppin’ Us” Single

Thanks to his latest single “No Stoppin’ Us,” Charlie Wilson has reclaimed the throne as the top adult male R&B act with the most No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart. His collaboration—featuring Babyface, K-Ci Hailey, and Johnny Gill—has landed at the top spot for the week of Aug. 13. The song has also made history as the first chart-topping record with four credited artists. The only song that’s gotten close to this milestone is Kirk Franklin’s 1999 ballad, “Lean on Me” (featuring Mary J. Blige, Bono, R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis & The Family), which peaked at No....
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Dave Chappelle and Robert Glasper Turn Napa Valley and The Blue Note Jazz Festival Into A Musical Family Affair

When first hearing about the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival—the offspring of Robert Glasper’s annual October residency at Blue Note New York—I was sold immediately. With headliners including Maxwell, Black Star, a daily Glasper & Friends rotation with guests including Goapele, Ledisi and soul music surprises, how could you not be? As anticipation around the festival grew, so did its lineup adding headliners, Chaka Khan and a super closing set from Snoop Dogg, the three-day fun fest was hosted by the one and only, Dave Chappelle.  Friday, July 29th More from VIBE.comSteph Curry And Snoop Dogg Renovate Long Beach Basketball CourtWill Snoop...
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Mario Names His Ideal R&B Supergroup Members

After the Verzuz hoopla made by Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V, and Pleasure P, the R&B singers teased their new supergroup RSVP. Now, Grammy-nominated singer and fellow Verzuz participant Mario is giving his two cents. During a sitdown at Femme It Forward’s D.C. concert, the Baltimore native shared his opinion about his comrades joining forces and living out their musical group dreams. “I think it’s going to be fire,” the R&B crooner exclusively expressed to VIBE. “You know what I’m saying? I can’t wait to hear the music. Ray J was telling me the other day when I was in the...
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Busta Rhymes To Receive Icon Honor At 2022 BMI Rap And R&B Awards

Busta Rhymes will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Sept. 7. This year’s ceremony marks the return of the private in-person event, which will b held at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach, Fla. According to AllHipHop, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative Catherine Brewton, will serve as cohosts. The official press release shares the organization’s decision to celebrate Rhymes while highlighting the emcee’s contributions to music and beyond. More from VIBE.com'Origins Of Hip-Hop' Docuseries To Premiere On A&E Memorial Day WeekendBusta Rhymes Gets Added To 2022 Rock The Bells Festival LineupCalvin...
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Mary J. Blige To Star In New Netflix Limited Series ‘Lost Ollie’

Mary J. Blige is returning to Netflix to tackle a live-action role in Lost Ollie. Inspired by Ollie’s Odyssey, a book written and illustrated by William Joyce, the four-part limited series follows a patchwork rabbit focused on reuniting with his best friend, Billy. For the epic adventure, Blige voices Rosy, a fearless teddy bear who accompanies fellow characters Ollie and Zozo—a witty clown doll. More from VIBE.comMary J. Blige Talks Legacy And More Ahead Of 'Apple Music Live' PerformanceMary J. Blige Talks Placing Self-Love Above Romance Following DivorceMary J. Blige To Perform An Exclusive Apple Music Concert The news comes on the heels...
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Rae Sremmurd Taps Flo Milli For “Community D**k” Song And Video

Multi-platinum duo Rae Sremmurd dropped the new visual for their single “Community D**k” with Flo Milli. The Bryan Barber-directed video showcases Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi‘s humor, as they roll around a neighborhood in a work van. The brothers stop wherever their services are needed, per their all-women dispatchers. The playful summer single features a squeaking mattress sample, with a hook mocking the “Jingle Bells” melody. In the song, Swae promises to outshine any athlete or rapper competing for his woman’s attention, and Jxmmi confirms he doesn’t belong to anyone. “She like rich ni**as, ball players, even a few rappers/ But they never did hit it like I...
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J. Cole’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Hits New Milestone On Billboard Chart

J. Cole’s third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, has spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, points out Hip Hop All Day. This makes Cole the fourth rap artist in history to achieve that feat. For the week of August 13, 2022, 2014 Forest Hills Drive currently sits at No. 103 on the Billboard 200 after its initial debut at No. 1 on the chart upon its release. J. Cole joins Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem as the only rap artists with studio albums that have spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200, putting the North Carolina native...
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Scarface Talks ‘The Fix’ Album, Jay-Z Saving His Life, And Chemistry With Kanye West

The early aughts marked a period of transition in the world, with the turn of the century serving as a timestamp for new beginnings and opportunities That era saw rap vet Scarface making moves, forging uncharted ground, and taking leaps of uncertainty that would ultimately pay longterm dividends while simultaneously adding to his legacy. After spending the entirety of his music career in the familiarity of his longtime label home, Rap-A-Lot, the Hip-Hop legend found himself at a career crossroads. After releasing his first six solo albums and cementing himself as the most esteemed southern rap artist in the game,...
MUSIC

Please Read This If You’re Still Hoping Ghost Will Return To ‘Power’

Are the creators of Power bringing James St. Patrick back from the dead? Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming at Starz, addressed rumors of expanding the fictional world of crime and chaos beyond existing spin-offs, Deadline reported. “I am not at liberty to answer anything in that vein except to say what we love about Power is the potential to spinoff and to spinoff successfully which we have done,” she said, responding to the potential for a London-based Power series. More from VIBE.comStarz Issues Trailer For 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' Season 2Diddy Could've Signed 50 Cent To Bad Boy, But Passed On The...
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Lori Harvey Discusses “Dating On Your Own Terms” With Teyana Taylor

On Wednesday (August 10), the first episode of Bumble’s Luv2SeeIt kicked off with Lori Harvey as she spoke to host Teyana Taylor about her dating life. The model and entrepreneur revealed what her red and green flags are when it comes to getting serious with someone. “If you’re too close to your exes, that’s a red flag,'” Harvey revealed to Taylor when asked about her reservations when dating. “I’m very much in a space right now where I’m not doing anything that’s gonna compromise my peace and happiness, so I think just taking control, making sure you maintain your power,...
CELEBRITIES

Howard University Announces 20-Year Partnership With Jordan Brand

Howard University and Jordan Brand have confirmed their rumored partnership. First reported on in May, HU’s school newspaper The Hilltop shared new details on the 20-year deal. The deal comes as the Washington D.C. institution’s deal with Under Armour ended this summer. The new Jumpman uniforms will debut this football season on Aug. 27 at Howard University’s Game Zero when the Bison take on Alabama State University. More from VIBE.comNikole Hannah-Jones And UNC Reach Settlement In Tenure DisputeTravis Scott Announces $5 Million Community Initiative Project HEALMary J. Blige, DJ Khaled And More To Perform During 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Among Historically...
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Michael K. Williams Personifies “Word Is Bond” In New ‘Breaking’ Clip

Michael K. Williams makes one of his most riveting albeit final performances in the upcoming film, Breaking. The Abi Damaris Corbin-directed film is based on Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley (played by John Boyega). Brown-Easley is denied $892 in support from Veterans Affairs and unintentionally takes a bank and its employees hostage in a John Q-esque standoff with local police. Williams plays the negotiator, Eli Bernard, who is tasked with guiding Brown-Easley through the unfortunate situation.More from VIBE.comJohn Boyega Has No Desire To Join The Marvel Cinematic UniverseJohn Boyega Plays A Fed Up Marine Vet In New 'Breaking' TrailerWatch Viola Davis Go...
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Nipsey Hussle To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Nipsey Hussle will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 15 and what would have been the slain rapper’s 37th birthday. According to the organization’s website, only one posthumous award is given by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce each year after a two-year waiting period. His induction into the Walk of Fame’s 2022 class was announced in June 2021. Hussle joins 37 other honorees who have already been cemented on the famed sidewalk or are set to have stars installed this year. More from VIBE.comPUMA And The Marathon Clothing Unveil A New CollectionLauren London Reveals The Advice...
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DJ Premier, Remy Ma, And Rapsody Bring The Golden Era To “REMY RAP” Video

DJ Premier Remy Ma, and Rapsody connected for the music video to their collaborative effort “REMY RAP.” The nearly three-minute clip finds the trio conjuring the vibe and aesthetic of the culture’s golden era. “REMY RAP” is the first single released from Premo and Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50 Volume 1 project, and features the pair of spitters trading verses filled with nods to their lyrical ability. Remy Ma addresses the lack of impressive female emcees in her opening verse, rhyming, “It’s only like five females in the game that can really rap/Got followers and fame and a name so...
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Steph Curry And Snoop Dogg Renovate Long Beach Basketball Court

Steph Curry and Snoop Dogg have joined forces to refurbish the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club basketball court. On Tuesday (August 9), Curry Brand unveiled the new hardwood floors and hoops to over seventy kids, who waited a month for their surprise. The court was redesigned by comic book artist Damion Scott, known for his work on Black Panther, Spider-Man, Batgirl, and more. For the court, Scott drew inspiration from comic books, his hip-hop roots, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for the gym’s remodel.More from VIBE.comDave Chappelle and Robert Glasper Turn Napa Valley and The Blue Note Jazz Festival...
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Missy Elliott To Be Honored With Her Own Street In Portsmouth, Virginia

Missy Elliott is being honored with a street named after her in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia. “Missy Elliott Boulevard” will replace a portion of McLean Street and will span from Airline Boulevard to Greenwood Drive. The request for the name change, which was made by Portsmouth resident and longtime Elliot fan Erin Carter, was approved by City Council members on Tuesday (Aug. 9). “It’s time for her hometown to honor her accomplishments as a music icon,” Carter said. “It will be a testament (of) our city greatness that Portsmouth was the place that launched her career.”More from VIBE.comMissy Elliott...

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Willow Smith opened up about being a Black woman in the rock space for her cover story with Billboard. The 21-year-old singer shared how her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith (who lead the Black nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom), exposed her to the dark side of the predominately-white genre. “There were a lot of racist and sexist people that she had to deal with who were very vocal about the fact that they were racist and sexist,” Willow recalled. “I got to see people get very rowdy and say some things that you should never hear somebody say to your own mother.”More from...
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