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Audio: Jaden Smith, “Diamonds v1”

Jaden Smith seems to be really coming into his own this summer. In June, he dropped his video for “Batman” and then a month later, he dropped the single and video for “Watch Me” only weeks apart. He’s certainly finding his signature sound, which we were delighted to hear on Tyler the Creator‘s “Pothole,” from the Flower Boy album. His newest…

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Scores ‘Teach Us All’ Education Documentary for Netflix

After securing Oscar and Emmy nominations for 13th, Ava DuVernay and Netflix have proven themselves to be an ideal documentary tag-team. Now, the two are in business again with Teach Us All, a film on American public education with a historical perspective on the 1957 integration by nine African-American students at the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. ARRAY, the…

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ICYMI: See the Movie Trailer for ‘Crown Heights’ Starring Lakeith Stanfield

Imagine you’re wrongfully convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison, and after 21 years, finally pardoned and paroled. That’s the true story Lakeith Stanfield is bringing to life. Crown Heights, the prison drama about the life of a wrongfully convicted Brooklyn man, is coming to the big screen in less than two weeks. The movie tells…

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Michael B. Jordan & OWN to Develop Series Inspired by Moonlight Co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Life

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is consistently bridging cultural elements of film to deliver high-quality programming, and the network’s newest venture is no different. Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer and co-writer of Moonlight, is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for a new drama series based on McCraney’s life. According to Variety, the drama follows a 14-year-old prodigy from South…

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Kid Cudi Announces ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour’

It seems the all-conquering Kid-Cudi is ready to get back on the road! Yesterday (Aug. 15), the artist’s manager Dennis Cummings took to Twitter to release the dates for Cudi’s Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’ Tour, which kicks off late next month. After battling with rehabilitation just 10 months ago, the announcement of the tour is not only a time…

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BOSCO Shares New Project, ‘b.’

Always soft and soulful, BOSCO has delivered yet another wide array of feels. Her new project b. was released today via Fools Gold Records, featuring a few songs we’ve already become well aquatinted with, like “Castles,” “Adrenaline,” and the singer’s latest, “Cruel.” Moments like these often help predict an artist’s longevity and BOSCO is setting the stage for a memorable…

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Issa Rae’s Insecure Will Be Back For a Third Season!

Issa Rae‘s Insecure has been the continuous talk of the town (aka Twitter) since the Season 2 premiere. To our delight, the dangerously relatable story of an awkward, young black woman navigating a turbulent life has found it’s way into enough hearts to earn renewal for a third season! Between the soundtrack and the sass, each episode is full of surprises…

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Kelela Teases a Scandalous 20 Seconds of Her Forthcoming “Let Me Know” Visual

  it’s really not that deep… just lmk 💋 A post shared by KELELA (@kelelam) on Aug 7, 2017 at 9:09am PDT It’s been an exciting three weeks for Kelela fans since the announcement of her debut album, Take Me Apart. With a string of exciting announcements queued along her journey to the LP’s release, it’s also…

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SZA Re-defines the “Supermodel” Perception with a New Visual

It’s clear that SZA lives her entire life outside of the box, and we’ve enjoyed every moment she’s shared with us since the release of Ctrl. Today, the TDE vocalist gifts us with a visual to “Supermodel,” the introductory tune from her debut album rooted in a revelation of self-love and internal discovery. The mystical music video begins with a glimpse of what I…

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Dave Chappelle Recruits Solange, Chance The Rapper, Erykah Badu and More for Upcoming Radio City Shows

Dave Chappelle is celebrating his 30th year of stand-up comedy with a few of entertainment’s biggest acts — and it’s all happening on one of New York’s most coveted stages. Beginning his 30-day run at Radio City this August, the veteran comedian is bringing a slew of megastars to accompany him during his residency. Today, Chappelle announced the co-hosts for two of…

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Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna Join Forces for the Riveting “Loyalty” Visual

For obvious reasons, we just can’t seem to put down the DAMN. album. Kendrick Lamar adds to his library of cinematic visuals today with the release of “Loyalty,” a crowd favorite featuring Rihanna. The plot begins in a room full of dancers testing Lamar’s surface connection to the song’s title. As the story unfolds, our two stars appear to be accomplices in…

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BOSCO Shares “Adrenaline” and Announces New Project, ‘b.’

This has certainly been a summer for revitalizing Atlanta’s associated sounds. Today, BOSCO re-fueled her recent hot streak with the release of “Adrenaline,” a steady, care-free track with intentions to sail you to a serene state. The southern-bred singer/songwriter also announced her new project b. is slated for release on August 11 via Fool’s Gold. Expected to be one of her most personal releases to date,…

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