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Lil Wayne Teases The Release of 'Tha Carter V'

Following Lil Wayne's legal battle against Birdman, the rapper and his team reached a settlements to release Wayne from under Cash Money Records. At the center of the dispute has been New Orleans native's album Tha Carter V, the release of which had been stalled since he finished recording it back in...

Teyana Taylor and Ty Dolla $ign Will Release a Joint Album

Following the news of Ja Rule and Ashanti's album collaboration, it's been confirmed that Teyana Taylor and Ty Dolla $ign are also joining forces. Teyana, who recently released her sophomore album K.T.S.E., which featured Ty Dolla $ign, tweeted yesterday "We actually bout to do a whole album together."   🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 we actually bout...

Idris Elba Launches New Record Label 7Wallace Music, Announces First Signing

Idris Elba announced the launch of his new record label 7Wallace Music and his first signing, James BKS.  The television and film actor, who has also been making moves in hip-hop and dance music is adding the 'record label executive' title to his resume.  James BKS, a French artist of Cameroon origin, will become...

THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR Jay-Z's TRAYVON MARTIN DOCUSERIES HAS BEEN RELEASED (Video)

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is dedicated to the life of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old, whose murder sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. The six-part docuseries will feature Trayvon's parents, Angela Rye, Carmelo Anthony, Angela Davis, and many more. It is co-directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, and executively...

LeBron James signs 4-year, $154M deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday.

DRAKE’S ‘SCORPION’ BREAKS SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC OPENING DAY STREAMING RECORD

According to SpotifyCharts.com, in its first day of release, Drake’s Scorpion broke Spotify's one-day global record for album streams. The rapper's fifth studio album was streamed 132 million times worldwide, which beats the record previously held by Post Malone's album beerbongs & bentleys.    Drake's 'Scorpion' has broken the global Spotify record for...

Drake's New Album 'Scorpion' Is Finally Out! Download and Stream It Now

Drake's highly anticipated Scorpion is finally out!  The rapper's fifth studio album, as promised, arrived just before midnight on Apple Music and iTunes. With a total of 25 tracks, Drake's new record includes the previously-released hits "God's Plan", "I'm Upset," and "Nice For What" , and features a variety of guest artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Jay-Z, and Static...

Rihanna and Kanye West Among the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

For its fourth annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Rihanna "When Rihanna speaks—or, more precisely, ‘grams—the world listens. In March 2018, she posted an Instagram story denouncing an ad that...

Ja Rule and Ashanti Will be Working On a Joint Album

Following the release of Jay-Z and Beyonce's joint album Everything Is Love, Ja Rule posted on IG “Iconnic… The Carters… New album is dope! Ashanti, I think we should do one of these joint albums haha.”     Iconnic... The Carters... New album is dope!!! @ashanti I think we should do one of these joint...

Drake's "Scorpion" Album Tracklist Released

Drake has revealed the 25-song tracklist for his upcoming album Scorpion (out June 29). The record includes the hit singles "God's Plan", "Nice For What", and "I'm Upset".  Check out the full tracklist below.

The Academy Invites New Members Including Tiffany Haddish, Daniel Kaluuya, Kendrick Lamar and Others

The Academy announced on Wednesday that it’s inviting 774 new members — a record-breaking number. Among the high-profile actors newly invited to the Academy are Donald Glover, Dwayne Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Jones, and several “Black Panther” grads (Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, and Kendrick Lamar).  Directors invited to join the new class include “Moonlight” best-picture winner Barry Jenkins...

Cardi B and Offset Have Been Secretly Married!

It's official! Cardi B and Offset are married, and have been for the past 9 months! The Bodak Yellow rapper addressed the claims on Twitter and confirmed that the story was indeed true.  "There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep...

Netflix Celebrates Black Talent In New Promo

Netflix premiered a new advertisement during the 2018 BET Awards celebrating the black actors, directors, and creatives who are able to call the streaming giant their home. Directed by Lacey Duke, the promo is titled “A Great Day in Hollywood” and takes inspiration from the 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem.” The video...

QUEEN LATIFAH LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE FOR FEMALE DIRECTORS

Queen Latifah is launching The Queen Collective - a new initiative, which will fund works of female directors of color across TV, film and commercials. The collective will work with brands including HP and Smirnoff as well as companies such as United Talent Agency Marketing, Tribeca Studios,  and others to fund and...

2018 BET Awards Winners

The 2018 BET Awards took place Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, Kendrick Lamar taking home to most prizes, for best male hip hop artist and album of the year for “DAMN.” Beyonce was crowned the best female R&B/pop artist, and Cardi B won for best female hip hop artist. Migos went got the best...

Watch the 2018 BET Awards Performances (Video)

The 2018 BET Awards is underway! Check out the performances below from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Daniel Caesar, Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, YG, Migos, Jay Rock, Miguel, SIR and more! Listen closely or you might miss the message in @JColeNC's #BETAwards performance of 'Friends' with @DanielCaesar and @Wale! pic.twitter.com/NPmc0RFPxv — #BETAwards...

Third ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Is In The Works

he heroes in a half shell are coming back for more pizza. Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Paramount has made two Ninja Turtles movies based on the 1980s cult comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The first movie, released in 2014, grossed $493 million worldwide, while 2016’s installment,...

'Aaliyah for MAC' makeup collection goes on sale

Fans of late R&B singer Aaliyah can now get makeup inspired by her. MAC has released a new line called Aaliyah for MAC, featuring colors in burgundies and deep reds, colors that Aaliyah frequently wore. The collection pays tribute to Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash 17 years ago. MAC called Aaliyah...

Netflix Fires PR Chief After Use of N-Word in Meeting

Netflix is letting go of its top communications spokesman. Jonathan Friedland, who's served as the streaming giant's chief communications officer for the past six years, is out at the company after "insensitive" remarks he made to his team. Sources say that Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other Netflix...

A SPIDERMAN SPIN-OFF MOVIE "SILK" IS REPORTEDLY IN THE WORKS

Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a movie adaptation of the Marvel comik SILK, about Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon, which was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. In the comics, Cindy is a student in Peter Parker’s class who also is bitten by a radioactive spider around...

Director Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to have a $100 million-grossing film

With A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay has become the first black female director whose movie grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office. Of course, there have been recent success stories for black male directors, namely Ryan Coogler (Black Panther: $699 million), Jordan Peele (Get Out: $176 million),...

John Legend LAUNCHES A NAPA WINE BRAND LVE

For the past few years, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning entertainer and philanthropist has been building his namesake winery: Legend Vineyard Exclusive. The collection is in partnership with Raymond Vineyards Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset and includes a cabernet, chardonnay, a red blend, and now a rosé. Legend has been interested in wine for...

Joe Jackson Hospitalized With Terminal Cancer

The father of Michael, Janet and the rest of Jackson performing family, is in the final stages of terminal cancer, according to TMZ. Family members have visited him in the hospital this week. Joe Jackson, who is now 89, has suffered from dementia, strokes, and at least one heart attack in recent years,...

Youtube Watch Out! Instagram Debuts New Video App 'IGTV'

Instagram has announced a new app, IGTV. The app is a mobile TV platform that takes elements from YouTube, Snapchat and other platforms and puts them all in one place. Facebook stock is rocketing as the Wall Street smell more places that Facebook (Instagram's owner) can put premium inventory prices on. More...

Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Denied Admission to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Early next week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is set to reveal the latest class of invitees to the film industry’s most prestigious organization. But at least one name that might have been expected to be on it will be missing: basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The retired Los Angeles...

Virgil Abloh's First Louis Vuitton Men's Fashion Show (Video)

The Off-White designer's big debut for the French leather goods juggernaut is finally here. Virgil Abloh's appointment as director of menswear at Louis Vuitton back in March was the latest addition to the multi hyphenate's long list of gigs—but by far the biggest. The designer/DJ/collaborator/do-it-all has been given the reigns of one-half of...

AMC Starts Its Own Subscription Service

After protesting MoviePass’ movie ticket subscription model, AMC has come up with a subscription plan of its own. The global theater chain will offer a new plan starting June 26 called the AMC Stubs A-List that will allow subscribers to see three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s double the...

Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror Thriller

Mary J. Blige, who scored two Oscar nominations for her work in Mudbound, has signed on to star in Body Cam, a horror thriller being made by Paramount Players division. Malik Vitthal, who was behind the 2014 John Boyega crime drama Imperial Dreams, is directing the feature, which is being produced by Matt Kaplan. Body...

Charlamagne Tha God to Have New Series on HBO

HBO and Charlamagne Tha God are teaming up for a series of four interview specials. The podcast personality is a New York Times bestselling author and co-host of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program, The Breakfast Club. The Gray Area With Charlamagne Tha God will debut on HBO later this year. In Charlamagne’s own words,...