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The Prince Estate Just Blessed Us With a Previously Unheard Demo of ‘Do Me Baby,’ and I’m Not Clutching My Pearls—You Are

The Prince Estate Just Blessed Us With a Previously Unheard Demo of ‘Do Me Baby’ and I’m Not Clutching My Pearls—You Are. G/O Media may get a commission They concluded, “This special release of “Do Me, Baby (1979 Version)” has been newly mixed to match the original demo cassette specs by Prince’s engineer @chrisjamespro, and […]

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After Splitting From the Joe Budden’s Podcast, Rory and Mal Get the Last $10 Million Laugh

After Splitting From the Joe Budden’s Podcast, Rory and Mal Get the Last $10 Million Laugh Advertisement There’s no better feeling than coming out of an ugly situation with an even better opportunity, so congrats to both of these guys for putting in the work and getting to the bag. And for those that wonder […]

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Happy Birthday to Tito Jackson! This Is a Tito Jackson Appreciation Post

“Maybe it’s because his name is Tito and I’ve never met a Tito I didn’t like. Liquor or human.” HA!!! Your writing just slays me. Fun fact: I named my first dog (a German Shepard) Tito…I loved him.* *I loved the dog…I mean I liiiike the human…

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain Album Artwork on Bus Causes Outrage; Killer Mike Comes to His Defense

Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ Album Artwork Causes Outrage; Killer Mike Comes to His Defense “What the fuck is this?,” the man screamed. “This is on the side of a bus rolling through your street, rolling through the side of your street. Is this what you want, Black women? Is this what you want, Black women? […]

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UnitedMasters Launches Deal With Coinbase to Let Artists Get Paid in Cryptocurrency

UnitedMasters Launches Deal with Coinbase to Let Artists Get Paid in Cryptocurrency G/O Media may get a commission The platform is one of the first to offer this option, Bloomberg reports. Coinbase’s new payroll product gives artists the ability to choose how much of their royalties will be paid to them in cryptocurrency, as well […]

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Wendy Williams’ Return Is Still Uncertain as Daytime Talk Show Books Guest Hosts for Upcoming Season

Wendy Williams’ Return Is Still Uncertain As Daytime Talk Show Books Guest Hosts for Upcoming Season The show’s producers have been consistent in their support of Williams and her well being. As previously reported by The Root, the decision to further push out the new season premiere comes from production’s desire for Wendy to be […]

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Get the Vaccine, Deadass: Blac Chyna Goes Off on Fans About Vaccines at Miami Airport

Blac Chyna Goes Off on Fans About Vaccines at Miami Airport G/O Media may get a commission She later continued: “The people that’s richer are gon’ keep getting rich. And the poor are gonna keep getting fucking poorer. So go get fucking vaccinated, stop being stupid hoe! Naw, I cuss niggas out for a living, […]

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Netflix Suspends Trans Employee Who Spoke Out Against Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Special on Twitter

Shortly after Field’s suspension, a Netflix spokesperson told the Verge in a statement: “It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee for tweeting about this show. Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so.” G/O Media may get a commission Additionally, in an internal […]

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Forget ‘Leave the Door Open.’ It’s Time to Bust the Doors Down Because Silk Sonic Is Coming Through With That New Album After All

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic Announce New Album Release Date For Nov. 12 “ALBUM DROPS NOVEMBER 12!! Now spam the comments with happy birthday wishes to my brother @brunomars,” wrote Paak. “#SilkSonic ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 12!!!!,” confirmed Mars, tagging both Paak and collaborator Bootsy Collins, later sending out an additional tweet with […]

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Bomani Jones Is Goals Because Now He Has a Late Night Show on HBO and You (Probably) Don’t

Bomani Jones Is Ready for Late-Night TV With HBO’s ‘Game Theory’ Advertisement “Bomani is one of the most unique journalists working today,” Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of programming at HBO, said in a statement provided to The Root. “He’s someone who gets that sports stories are often about race, politics, economics, and gender, and […]

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Rare Collection of Muhammad Ali Sketches Sell for Almost $1 Million at Auction

Rare Collection of Muhammad Ali Sketches Sells for Almost $1 Million at Auction Other pieces that were sold include a 1979 painting entitled “I Love You America,” which sold for $150,312. Another preparatory sketch of “Sting Like a Bee,” went for $637. G/O Media may get a commission Ali’s affinity for art and poetry can […]

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BET Hip-Hop Awards 2021: Nelly; Tyler, the Creator and Missy Elliott Among Winners

As the night went on, audiences saw performances from Bia and Lil Jon, Young Thug, Gunna, Isaiah Rashad, Latto,and Tobe Nwigwe. Nelly also took the stage with a performance of his greatest hits over the years after accepting the I Am Hip-Hop Award. “This just ain’t for me, this [is] for my whole area, my […]

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KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane Set to Face Off in Verzuz

KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane Set to Face Off in ‘Verzuz’ While I can’t wait to hear personal favs like “1, 2 Pass It,” “Heartbeat,” and “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know” from KRS, and joints like “Symphony” and “Raw” from BDK, I need Verzuz to show a little more love to other regions (and genres) […]

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‘Comedians Have a Responsibility to Speak Recklessly’: Dave Chappelle’s Newest Comedy Special The Closer Lands at Netflix

Dave Chappelle’s Newest Comedy Special ‘The Closer’ Debuts on Netflix Previously, Netflix released a smaller teaser for the upcoming special in which Chappelle warns the audience: “Comedians have a responsibility to speak recklessly. Sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean. Remember, I’m not saying it to be mean: I’m saying it because it’s funny.” […]

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Donnie Simpson Announces Return of Video Soul; Big Tigger Teases Rap City ’21

Donnie Simpson Announces Return of Video Soul; Big Tigger Teases Rap City ’21 “I can’t tell you how many people over the years have suggested that I bring it back,” Simpson captioned. “I told them I would and today it’s official. Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul is live and free on Tubi right now. (Link in […]

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Xavier Prather Makes Television History as the 1st Black Winner of CBS’ Big Brother

Xavier Prather Makes Television History as the 1st Black Winner of CBS’ Big Brother G/O Media may get a commission And after 85 days of competition, Kalamazoo, Mich., native Xavier Prather made television history when he emerged as the winner of Big Brother’s 23rd season and the show’s $750,000 grand prize. Advertisement “It’s kind of […]

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Dr. Dre Will Be Joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Dr. Dre Will Be Joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show “On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, […]

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‘It’s Really Good. Of Course, I Love Him Anyway’: Dolly Parton Praises Lil Nas X’ Cover of ‘Jolene’

Dolly Parton Praises Lil Nas X’ Cover of ‘Jolene’ As if performing the hit wasn’t enough, Parton herself ended up seeing Lil Nas’ cover and hopped on Twitter to compliment him, writing: “I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene. I had to find it and […]

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Weird Flex, But OK: Ellen Pompeo Says She and Denzel Washington ‘Went at It’ on the Set of Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo Says She and Denzel Washington ‘Went at It’ on the Set of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Advertisement “Denzel Washington is one of the most beloved actors in America. Did Ellen Pompeo really think oversharing a story where she got way out of line and called him a motherf*cker for no reason was going to go […]

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Black Virginia Beach Family Receives No Help With Neighbor From Hell

Virginia Beach Family Terrorized by Neighbor From Hell The Magistrate office did not respond to the Pilot’s request for comments, but Virginia Beach’s city attorney sent its reporters this ordinance, outlining the city’s response to noise disturbances. Last Friday, Quick, Martinez and roughly 25 others gathered on the street chanting “spread love, not hate.” Advertisement […]

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WATCH: The Insecure Series Finale Trailer Is Here and I’m Not Crying—You Are

The Insecure Series Finale Trailer Is Here and I’m Not Crying–You Are. G/O Media may get a commission What follows next is a barrage of scenes that touch on, among many things, Kelli and Tiffany’s strained relationship, Issa’s self-doubt at who she’s become in her post-grad life, her and Molly’s in-limbo friendship, Molly’s contention with […]

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Though Absolutely No One Asked, Bill Cosby Apparently Has Some Thoughts About R. Kelly; Chuck D Also Weighs In

When a user online pointed out the fact Turner never showed remorse for his actions, much like Kelly, and questioned why Chuck D seemed more concerned about abusers getting a second chance than believing Black girls and women, the rap icon responded: “Good points. Question is the penalty..execution castrations or prison where the USA is […]

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The Ongoing Prank Wars Between Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart Reach New Heights—Literally

The Ongoing Prank Wars Between Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart Reach New Heights. “Snuck into @kevinhart4real private hanger over the weekend and personally wrapped his Leer Jet with my whole Face!” Cannon wrote in an Instagram post showing off the new look. “So now everywhere he flys [sic] he will be promoting my New Show!!! […]

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Watch: The Yee-Haw Agenda Is Hella Strong and Hella Black in the New Trailer for The Harder They Fall

While most of the online buzz surrounding the forthcoming film was overwhelmingly positive, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the other chatter simultaneously happening concerning the film’s choice in casting—particularly that of Zazie Beetz as Stagecoach Mary. As several social media users have noted, Mary “Stagecoach Mary” Fields was the first African-American star route […]

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R&B Singer-Songwriter Andrea Martin Dies at 49

R&B Singer-Songwriter Andrea Martin Dies at 49 Rest In Paradise Andrea Martin. 😞 We are all special in some way, but Andrea Martin was extraordinarily special. Her spirit was infused into each lyric & melody she blessed us with. Our connection was a divine union. We went to school together & had no idea that […]

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‘The Lights Are On and We Are Back!’: Winners From the 2021 Tony Awards

Winners From the 2021 Tony Awards Later in the night, A Soldier’s Play was also recognized with the award for Best Revival of a Play. In a surprising twist, despite being nominated in 12 categories, Jeremy O.Harris’ Slave Play walked away with no awards. Advertisement Congratulations are also in order to Adrienne Warren. The actress […]

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Rihanna Told Me I’m Pretty and Other Amazing Things That Happened at Savage x Fenty

Rihanna Premiered ‘Savage x Fenty Vol. 3’ and Called Me Pretty Her boo thang, none other than A$AP Rocky, was there as well and yes, they are as pretty in person as they are onscreen (if not more so). I watched her apply her own make-up to her face as she dabbed away sweat with […]

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The View Co-Hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro Pulled Off Air Live on TV After Testing Positive for COVID Moments Before Interview With VP Kamala Harris

The View Co-Hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro Pulled Off Air After Testing Positive for COVID Moments Before Interview With Kamala Harris G/O Media may get a commission As the Daily Beast reports, out of an abundance of caution and despite Behar’s promise of the Vice President Harris appearing at the table with them for […]

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