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Pharrell Williams and ‘Girls Trip’ Writer Tracy Oliver Join Forces for Horror Film

Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Tracy Oliver, the writer behind the hit comedy Girls Trip, to bring a new horror film to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Survive the Night (based off of the book of the same name) will follow a group of four friends who find themselves trapped inside a warehouse during a music festival…

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Brent Faiyaz Announces Sonder Son Tour

With his album Sonder Son filling our hearts with love and 90’s nostalgia, Brent Faiyaz recently announced that he’d be taking those feels on tour. Spanning 18 cities in roughly a month’s time, the tour will begin in 2018 with a January 30th kick-off in Chicago, IL. Coming along for the “Sonder Son Tour” are Diana Gordon and Amber Olivier, each a…

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Issa Rae’s Next Project for HBO is a Drama Series Set in 1990s Los Angeles

As part of her development deal with HBO (with a third season of her beloved Insecure comedy in the works), Issa Rae is preparing for her next project for the premium cable network. According to reports, the Golden Globe nominee has teamed up with The Turner House author Angela Flournoy to deliever a dramatic, ’90s-set series focusing on an African-American family…

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Solange Tops the 2017 Soul Train Awards with Seven Nominations!

The light shone from our very own star continues to burn bright! Leading lady Solange has topped a list of influential acts with seven Soul Train Award nominations, including best R&B/Soul Female Artist, along with the highly coveted awards for Video of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit single, “Cranes in the Sky.” This years Soul Train…

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ICYMI: Tracee Ellis Ross’ Holiday Collaboration with JC Penney Has a Look for Everyone

By now, I think we can all admit that Tracee Ellis Ross is a human beam of sunshine. Earlier this week she announced a new holiday line featuring looks all under $100! She and JCPenney have worked well together to create a collection of clothing for anyone with a S to 3XL sized frame and at least $12 to spend. Each…

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Jhené Aiko Announces ‘Trip’ Tour Dates with Willow Smith, St. Beauty, Kitty Cash and More

Jhené Aiko‘s psychedelic Trip is going on tour! Announced from her Twitter account just this afternoon, the ethereal songstress is teaming up with Willow Smith to hit 15 cities all over the United States. Once those shows conclude, Aiko will take a few days off to finish things out with a solo performance in Honolulu on Dec. 27th. “Trip (The Tour)” will also…

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Watch the Offical Video for Cassie’s ‘Love a Loser’ feat. G-Eazy

It had been over 4 years since we last heard anything new from R&B songstress Cassie, but thankfully the famine ended back in August when she released an infectious single called “Love A Loser” with G-Eazy. Today, she’s shared a visual to help illustrate the highs and lows of an unhealthy relationship. Directed by Harrison Boyce and executive produced…

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Watch Pharrell Take a Knee During a Charlottesville Concert

In light of current controversy, taking a stand for Black lives means taking a knee. A countless number of people have stood in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who have taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and injustice against people of color. Yesterday, Pharrell added his name to a long…

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Audio: Khalid, “Perfect (rough draft)”

The great Khalid is back with the feels. Fresh off of tour, the El Paso bred singer just released (what he claims to be) the rough version of a new song “Perfect,” but social media seems to believe the song is exactly what the title projects. The track sounds a tad unfinished, yes, but it’s quality…

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The Line-up for the 2017 Day For Night Festival Includes Solange, Cardi B, Tyler, The Creator and More

Day for Night Festival recently announced our very own Solange as one of many talents to headline her hometown’s third edition of the event. Taking place Dec. 15 -17th, she’ll share a stage with impressive names like Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Justice, Cardi B, St. Vincent, Tyler, the Creator, James Blake and more. We’re also…

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ICYMI: Jordan Peele and Spike Lee are Filming a New Thriller, ‘Black Klansman’

Two known crowd-rattlers are teaming up to add another historical Black film to their impressive resumes. Get Out creator Jordan Peele has recruited veteran direction from Spike Lee to produce Black Klansman, a film about an African American man who infiltrates the KKK in 1978. Based on a true story, Ron Stallworth was a Black Colorado detective who answered a…

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Watch Chloe x Halle’s Poppin’ Acoustic Cover Of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow”

Chloe x Halle are two of the freshest faces we see when we picture the future of music. Yesterday on Instagram, the cover queens shared an acoustic version of Cardi B’s addictive chart-climber “Bodak Yellow.” Between their harmonies and unpredictable twists, the two sisters have impressed us with their vocals skills yet again in a cover that…

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