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LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

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Let me be very clear, I love Belly. I love love it. When Mary J. Blige sang about “Real Love” in 1992, a whole ass six years before Belly would be released to the masses, she had no idea that she was singing my soul’s affinity for Hype Williams’ best music video ever. And what’s not to love? For a person like myself,…

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Champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor may not be known to the masses, but he was a pioneer in his sport. He was one of the most recognizable athletes in the world at the turn of the 20th century, having earned seven world records by 1898.

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“The only way you are really ever going to be truly content is if you are constantly evolving,” says Kelis in Essence magazine. And she knows a bit about evolution, first hitting our radar in the early aughts as a genre-defying singer-songwriter, and evolving in the years since into a chef, cookbook author and farmer.

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  Forbes has released its annual list of hip-hop’s biggest earners and we were surprised by a few of the rappers on the list. As expected, Jay-Z topped the list by raking in a whopping $76.5 million thanks to the success of 4:44 as well as the Everything Is Love album he dropped with his wifey, […]

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Custody Battle, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kelis, Nas, News -

Nas posted seven lengthy Instagram posts responding to his ex-wife Kelis and her allegations of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.

The post Nas to ex-wife Kelis: ‘You made up stories about me and claimed I did things that you did’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Baby Can I Hold You, Barbs, Entertainment, Music, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Nicki Minaj and Nas, Nicki Minaj Queen album, Queen, Safaree, Safaree Samuels, Sorry, Tracy Chapman -

Nicki Minaj dropped her long-awaited and twice-delayed album, Queen, last week but it was missing a song lots of fans were waiting for. The rapper blamed her second delay on trouble getting Tracy Chapman to clear a sample and she ended up releasing the album without it. Over the weekend, she decided to treat fans […]

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Kanye West flew to his secluded home in Wyoming which is located on a mountaintop.

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Bill Cosby, Culture, Kanye West, Kelis, Nas, R. Kelly, Social Media -

The good ol’ U.S.A. loves itself some celebrity drama because we’re the country that places so much value on it. And now we living in a society that never goes dark. Tweets, updates, IG captions, investigative reports, social videos, headlines, notifications, group chat gifs pop through our screens so relentlessly … very few stories even […]

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Not only is it getting nasty between the two, but their legal representatives are now making even more personal.

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Black Chefs, Chef, Entertainment, Farm, Kelis, Nas, The Founder Hour -

Kelis is known for bringing the boys to the yard, but now she has them coming to her farm as well.  The “Bossy” singer and passionate chef reportedly announced in a podcast that she has bought a farm in order to take her passion for food and culinary brand to the next level. “In this […]

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Dave East, Kevin Durant, Lonzo Ball, Music, Nas, NBA, Podcast, The Plug -

Hip-hop artist Dave East joins The Undefeated’s newest podcast, The Plug, for the final episode of 2017. Needless to say, the New York wordsmith does everything but disappoint. No topic is off-limits as the 29-year-old chops it up with Chiney Ogwumike, Justin Tinsley, Kayla Johnson and Tesfaye Negussie on any and everything, including: How and […]

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Charlie Murphy, Christmas, Danny Glover, Denzel Washington, Fat Albert, Gabrielle Union, Ice Cube, Idris Elba, Kasi Lemmons, LL Cool J, MIke Epps, Movies, Nas, Omar Epps, Queen Latifah, Sanaa Lathan, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston -

After Big Mama and Big Daddy clear the table of fried turkey, mac ’n’ cheese, collards, potato salad and more — and after the last football game ends — it’s time to head to the movies with a slice of pie. But instead of vegging out to watch marathons of delicious reality shows (you know […]

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All Day, Chris Long, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Ferguson, Gucci Mane, Missouri, Nas, Nicki Minaj -

All right, gang, I’m back from Los Angeles after getting stuck on planes all day Monday, which was not fun at all. But, good news, I’ll be on Around The Horn again Tuesday afternoon, so please do tune in to ESPN at 5 p.m.! This is the image Norwegian Air is using to denote the […]

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CulturePlay, Future, Nas, Rick Ross -

It’s been a little more than 10 years since big Rick Ross released his first album, Port of Miami. Now, a seasoned — and slimmer — Ross finds himself sandwiched between two generations of hip-hop. He labels himself a youngster of the previous generation and an “OG” to today’s new wave. Rather You Than Me, […]

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Cover Stories, Kelis, Music, Nas -

Love is the most lethal drug available. Although technically free, indulging is a high-risk, high-reward gamble. It propels you to a euphoric peak, then pushes you from the top of that mountain when it’s over. But the fall doesn’t kill you. You survive to endure the pain. Epiphanies about the laws of attraction arise during […]

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When Panasonic announced a year ago that it was reissuing the Technics SL-1200 turntable, my gut did a flip. The Japanese company was finally getting in on the nostalgia wave that’s served black fashion and culture so well in the past five years with a product that was arguably the most recognizable piece of equipment […]

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All Day, J. Crew, Nas, Style -

Went to my mailbox and found this!!!I'm LOVING the new cover of J.Crew magazine! Cheers @jcrew pic.twitter.com/DF0ML9OZZp — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) November 23, 2016 Let’s just take a second to take in the newest J. Crew catalog. What a beautiful cover. When it comes to what major marketers view as so-called wholesome holiday images, people […]

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Busta Rhymes, Chance The Rapper, Dave East, Hamilton, Joell Ortiz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Music, Nas -

A year and a half ago, longtime Aftermath Entertainment music producer Mike Elizondo was contacted by Atlantic Records vice president of artist and repertoire, Rigo “Riggs” Morales. The conversation centered on an upcoming project related to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s then-new Broadway musical, Hamilton. Elizondo, a longtime friend of Miranda’s who’d seen the musical when it was […]

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Andra Day, Busta Rhymes, Hamilton, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nas -

Would you believe me if I told you Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to drop the hottest mixtape of 2016? Just you wait. Miranda released the tracklist to his latest musical endeavor Wednesday afternoon. It features a lineup of top musical talent just as diverse as the cast of the Broadway play, Hamilton. The project, simply […]

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Nas, Netflix, Television, The Get Down -

On Monday morning, Netflix released the trailer for The Get Down, a new musical drama series by director Baz Luhrmann and executive producer Nas. The 2 1/2-minute clip heavily featured Justice Smith and Herizen Guardiola, two lovestruck teenagers trying to make it out of the South Bronx, New York, with their music. The opening scene […]

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A Tribe Called Quest, arts, Entertainment, Hip Hop, kendrick lamar, Music, Nas, Q-Tip, The Kennedy Center -

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center named Q-Tip their first artistic director of hip-hop culture.  A […]

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Rap legend and businessman Nas will be executive producing the upcoming independent skateboarding film, The […]

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The New York based rap legend Nas will be giving back in a large way […]

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Allen Iverson, Black celebrity foreclosures, celebrity homes, chris tucker, Damon Dash, List, Nas, oj simpson, Rihanna -

  Rihanna Back in 2009, singer Rihanna purchased a home in Beverly Hills, California, for […]

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Tupac Released just two months after he was fatally shot, the rapper’s The Don Killuminati: The 7 […]

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Here’s a clip of Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, a new documentary directed […]

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