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Jamie Foxx to Host Interactive Music Game Show ‘Beat Shazam,’ Premiering May 25 on FOX [Trailer]

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Jamie Foxx will host the new interactive game show Beat Shazam that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against “Shazam,” the world’s most popular song identification […]

Beyoncé Announces $300 ‘Lemonade’ Box Set

Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris
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Beyoncé just gave the Beyhive some good news with the announcement that her most recent album Lemonade will be getting a box set edition that includes a 600-page coffee table book with “hundreds of never-before-seen photos” from the making of the album. The revamped Lemonade will be available summer 2017. The How To Make Lemonade Box Set is a momentous […]

Beyonce Celebrates Lemonade Anniversary by Creating Scholarship For Creative Women

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In honor of Beyonce’s one-year anniversary of the release of her world-shaking album, Lemonade, she has now announced on her website this morning the creation of the Formation Scholars Awards. Beyonce’s newly created scholarship is designed to assist women in need who are incoming or current undergrad and graduate students. According to her website, there […]

Jaden Smith and Sister Willow Start Pop Band

Carlton Wade
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In a series of tweets yesterday morning (April 20), Jaden Smith announced that he has started a pop band with his sister Willow and girlfriend Odessa Adlon and gave fans a small, 45-second sample of what’s to be expected from the talented trio. This Is A Clip From A Rock Band I’m Starting pic.twitter.com/H143TVtcDf — […]

Unreleased Prince EP Dropping This Week

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In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death this Friday (April 21), a six-song EP of unreleased music from the pop icon titled Deliverance is set to be released independently via Vancouver, WA-based record company Rogue Music Alliance. According to a press release from RMA, the EP features the title track, “Man Opera,” which includes a […]

Katt Williams Pleads No Contest in Robbery Case

Michael "Ice-Blue" Harris
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Katt Williams escaped jail time but will have to undergo anger management classes for a year after pleading no contest Monday (April 17)  to a robbery charge stemming from a 2014 incident during which prosecutors say he and former Death Row Records CEO and music mogul Suge  Knight snatched a camera from a photographer. The two reportedly […]

J. Cole Releases HBO Documentary ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

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Four months after the release of his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only, J. Cole premiered  his new documentary, entitled J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, last night (April 15) on HBO. While most of the documentary showcases concert footage, much of the film focuses on the stories of impoverished African Americans in the Midwest and Southern cities. The […]

Hip Hop Remembers Charlie Murphy

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Nas, 50 Cent and ?uestlove were just a few of the fans who took to social media to pay homage to the life and legacy of Charlie Murphy, who died today (Apr. 12) at a hospital in New York City after losing a bout with leukemia. He was 57. 🙏🏼R.I.P to the talented comedian #charliemurphy […]

Wiz Khalifa Announces New Mobile Game Weed Farm

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Multi-platinum-selling and Taylor Gang/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa has officially announced the release of his new mobile game, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, set to release April 20 on Apple App Store and Google Play. Made possible by Warner Music Artist Services, a division of WMG that supports Atlantic Records in all non-music brand opportunities […]

Trae Tha Truth Teams with Retro-Style Stereo Company Bumpboxx

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Stockton-based company Bumpboxx has teamed up with Houston hip-hop legend Trae tha Truth for the release of their their retro-style boombox that sports modern tech such as Bluetooth capability, USB ports, and a wireless PA system. Co-founded in 2016 by Rob Owens, David Southern and Glen Fedale, the trio recently formed a unique collaboration with […]