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Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Will Feature Alicia Keys And A Blackjack Tournament With Meek Mill

The Shawn Carter Foundation was established in 2003 by Jay-Z and his mother Gloria Carter, and it helps give low-income students things like low-income scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and college workshops. To help continue that mission, the foundation is hosting the inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend on November 15. Now there are more details […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple One […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See the Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, as per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple […]

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Take a Peek Inside Tyler Perry Studios, the First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot

Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios) Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of Madea exclaiming, “Hellur!” and welcoming you to black history in the making. On Saturday, all of Black Hollywood’s elite […]

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Jay-Z x NFL in Another Clusterf#ck After One of Its Charities Forced to Apologize Over Dreadlock Drama

Photo: Greg Allen (Invision/AP) Ain’t no n-word, indeed. (For your edification, that’s taken from the title of a classic 1996 track by Jay-Z and Foxy Brown from The Nutty Professor soundtrack.) For all the good Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is hoping that will come out of his problematic partnership with the problematic NFL (yes, I said […]

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A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

For several years, a small nonprofit operating out of a church on the South Side of Chicago has tried to reduce gang violence by getting kids involved in boxing, music and other programs. Few outside the city had ever heard of the group, Crushers Club, until this week, when it was awarded a $200,000 grant […]

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The NFL Is Terrible And We Keep Watching It

It’s Madden season! Which means it’s time for Patrick, Rob, and Austin to confront pro football and all its ugly contradictions and compromises. First, they’re as shocked as anyone by the “in his prime” retirement of star quarterback Andrew Luck. But should they be? What does Luck’s decision reveal about changing attitudes among football players […]

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Colin Kaepernick Tweeted What Some Are Interpreting As A Response To Jay-Z’s NFL Deal

Getty Image The NFL season is a few days away from beginning, yet again, without Colin Kaepernick on a professional roster. The abrupt retirement of Andrew Luck has created a quarterback vacuum in Indianapolis that has yet to include his name while more and more quarterbacks you thought were retired get an opportunity to back […]

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Meek Mill Will Play A Free Concert For The NFL’s Kickoff Experience

Getty Image As the controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s partnership with the NFL splits the hip-hop community and sports fans’ opinions of the mogul, Jay’s Roc Nation and the NFL continue to roll out details of their joint venture/smokescreen effort. Today, they announced that Meek Mill will headline a free concert September 5 at the NFL Kickoff […]

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Hear That? That’s the Sound of Savage x Fenty Making That Coin—and Becoming an Amazon Original

Rihanna speaks onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) How do you top a model going into labor during your first runway presentation? If you’re Rihanna, you make your intimate apparel line even more intimate, bringing the Savage x Fenty runway […]

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The 15 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

Photo: iStock Hip-hop celebrated its 46th birthday on August 11. The anniversary of the genre’s unofficial yet widely accepted formation in the Bronx just happened to coincide with the tail end of a conversation regarding everyone’s top 50 rappers list. The thought of putting together my own top 50 list always put me off; once […]

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Meek Mill Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Gun Charge, Will Not Spend Further Time in Prison

Meek Mill attends the “Free Meek” World Premiere on August 01, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano (Getty Images) “This is the end of it.” Those are the (paraphrased) words that Meek Mill—born Robert Rihmeek Williams—finally got to hear in relation to a 2007 gun charge. That’s right, Meek is going to remain […]

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Jay-Z: It Doesn’t Matter What People Say About My NFL Deal Because I’m Trying To Make Changes

Getty Image The internet has been buzzing about Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL. The rapper’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently entered into a partnership with the NFL as the league’s entertainment strategist. Some call him a hypocrite for involving himself with the NFL after publicly supporting Colin Kaepernick. Others believe having someone on the inside […]

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A Case for Why Jay-Z Should Forget About the NFL and Just Buy a Popeyes Franchise

Graphic: Elena Scotti (Getty Images, Shutterstock) Of the myriad possible metaphors for the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich craze of 2019—which is a thing I will tell my kids about when they ask how America voted for Donald Trump—my favorite is that the sandwich itself represents heaven. The line to wait for the sandwich? That’s life on […]

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Jermaine Dupri Breaks Silence, Says Jay-Z Actually Never Told Him to Turn Down His NFL Deal

Jermaine Dupri attends WE tv “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” celebration and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.Photo: Randy Shropshire (Getty Images for WE tv) It looks like everyone has possibly gotten wrapped up in a case of […]

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