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This Is an American Lawsuit: Rapper Kidd Wes Files Copyright Infringement Against Childish Gambino

Kidd Wes – Made In America [Official Music Video]; Childish Gambino – This Is America (Official Video)Screenshot: Kidd Wes/YouTube, Donald Glover/YouTube This is America…and it’s a litigious country. Rapper Kidd Wes (born Emelike Nwosuocha) recently filed a copyright infringement claim against Childish Gambino (born Donald Glover) in connection with Childish’s immensely popular and acclaimed song, […]

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Peabody Awards 2021: All In: The Fight For Democracy, I May Destroy You, Euphoria Among Nominees

Stacey Abrams, left: Michaela Coel; ZendayaPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez for The Hollywood Reporter/Tim P. Whitby/Rachel Murray for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) On Tuesday, the Peabody Awards announced the nominees for its upcoming 81st awards ceremony. Advertisement The winners are set to be announced virtually in June, according to a press release sent to The Root, […]

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Exclusive: Danielle Belton to Star in Tyler Perry’s The HuffPost That Preys

Danielle Belton attends 2019 ROOT 100 Gala on November 21, 2019.Photo: Arturo Holmes (Getty Images) Danielle Belton (The Black Snob, The Root) has been tapped to star in Tyler Perry’s The HuffPostThat Preys, The Root has learned exclusively. Belton will be portraying the role of Editor-In-Chief. Advertisement Plot details are scarce, but sources close to […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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Jay-Z Sells Half of Ace of Spades Champagne to LVMH

When Jay-Z clicked into a video call last week with Philippe Schaus, the chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s drinks business, the Zoom backgrounds told the story. Jay-Z spoke from a partly covered terrace of his Los Angeles home, wearing a casual sweater, accessorized by the outdoor living room and greenery around him. […]

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Michael B. Jordan And Jay-Z To Produce TV Series About Muhammad Ali

NewsOne Featured Video Mogul Jay-Z and actor Michael B. Jordan are teaming up to bring the story of a sports icon to the small screen. According to Deadline, the two are working on a television series about the life and legacy of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society All In At Amazon: […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

When the Weeknd headlines the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, the stage will be in the stands, not on the field, to simplify the transition from game to performance. In the days leading up to the event, workers have visited a tent outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., to receive nasal swabs for […]

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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Breaks With Tradition

Whether it stars Al Hirt, Michael Jackson or Beyoncé, the Super Bowl halftime show has always taken center stage on the field. But for the first time in the 55-year history of the game, the Weeknd, who is headlining this Sunday in Tampa, Fla., will perform on a stage set up in the stands in […]

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Rapper Casanova Is Accused of Conspiring in ‘Terrible Acts of Violence’

The conspiracy Mr. Senior is charged in began eight years earlier, in 2010, according to the indictment that was unsealed this week. At that point, state records show, he was in prison after a robbery conviction. He had turned to stealing by the time he was 11 because of the “corrupting allure of instant gratification […]

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Jay-Z Covers Legal Fees For Wisconsin Protesters

Mogul Shawn Carter has been a champion for social justice and amid the unrest following the recent acts of police brutality he is ensuring that those on the frontlines fighting for change are supported. According to Revolt, the Roc Nation founder posted bail and covered legal fees for demonstrators in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. On October 8 […]

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Roc Nation Launches School In Partnership With Long Island University Brooklyn

From Reasonable Doubt to 4:44 mogul and rapper Jay-Z has always used music as a vessel to drop lessons and the Brooklyn native will continue to do that through his Roc Nation imprint. According to Billboard, his entertainment agency has joined forces with Long Island University Brooklyn for the creation of a school. The school—dubbed […]

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Roc Nation Launches A School Of Music, Sports, And Entertainment With Long Island University

Just this year, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team has putting money into fighting discrimination and social injustice. Recently, they showed their support for a Charleston protestor who was arrested and demanded that their charges be dropped. They also partnered with Yo Gotti this year to sue Mississippi for their inhumane prison conditions. Roc Nation has now […]

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Roc Nation to Release Social Justice-Themed Compilation Album ‘Reprise’; Jorja Smith Drops First Single

Photo: Nicholas Hunt (Getty Images) The world has transformed into a more socially conscious place in recent months, and if any medium captures the moments our world lives through best, it’s music. Whether Sam Cooke was pouring out his life experiences during the Civil Rights Movement for “A Change Is Gonna Come” in 1964, or […]

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