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Janelle Monae & Amandla Stenberg Discuss Racism, Hollywood and More for Teen Vogue

For Volume III of Teen Vogue‘s Icons issue, Janelle Monae and Amandla Stenberg open up in a candid chat about their friendship and their respective icon statuses. Their obvious, striking beauty aside, both queens are artists, actresses and activists whose tireless efforts to fight back against racial, social and even creative injustices have already begun…

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ICYMI: Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Inks Deal with Netflix

Shonda Rhimes, Primetime television’s super hero, has inked a deal with Netflix. And while congratulatory praises are in order for Rhimes as she continues to soar beyond some of the highest peaks, we’re certain Netflix knows they’re really fortunate to have the creator and producer, as well her Shondaland production company, in their corner. Deadline…

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Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw is Back With An Impressive Line-up

Part carnival, part music festival, Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw has become the highlight of LA’s summer music scene since its inception in 2012. What started out as something of an experiment, a childhood dream of Tyler’s has turned into an annual event whose past performers have included ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, and Snoop…

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Lupita Nyong’o Stars in Video for Jay-Z’s James Blake-assisted “MaNyfaCedGod”

Today, Jay-Z drops off the latest visual short story from the still buzz worthy 4:44, this time for bonus track “MaNyfaCedGod.” In the video for the James Blake-assisted cut, actress/real life beauty queen Lupita Nyong’o stars as a voiceless speaker box for Hov’s candid introspection. Humbly transparent lyrics narrate Nyong’o’s poetry in motion before her performance…

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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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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Mocky Announces Fourth Installation of The Moxtape Series with “Problematic” Visual

How to Hit What and How Hard, the latest installation of multi-instrumentalist/composer Mocky‘s “Moxtape” series is on it’s way. Today, the the Canadian virtuoso has shared the exciting news with an accompanying visual for the project’s lead single. “Problematic” is musically stunning and lyrically optimistic. Its Vice Cooler and Rand Sevilla-directed visual follows Mocky through various…

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Kelela Lets Loose For Official “LMK” Visual

LMK (Official Video) by Kelela on VEVO. Kelela, to her fans, is known to consistently serve identity-bending visuals, showing who she is through the comfort of her crafted concepts. She did nothing short of wow us yet again in the early 2000’s inspired neon visual for her new single “LMK,” which dropped off today. It’s…

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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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Beyoncé Wrote the Foreword for an Intimate Portrait Book of Prince

The sudden loss of eclectic rock legend Prince last year sent a shock around the world, and since, we’ve remembered him through award show tributes, lifting up his words of advice beyond his time, and his inarguable inspiration that touches every artist. Afshin Shahidi has compiled intimate portraits of the musician in his private moments, revealing…

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Tiffany Gouché Dispatches Sultry Energy with New Dual Single

Good news direct from the west coast’s passion lab, the sexy days of summer are just beginning now that Tiffany Gouché has blessed fans with new music. Following the release of her 2015 EP Pillow Talk, the singer, songwriter, producer and musician kept up the rising anticipation of what’s next from her with vocal and…

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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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