Hip hop

These Rihanna photos from 'ESSENCE' are fine art and demand to be seen

Singer, designer, beauty mogul, and all-around bad gal – Rihanna – covers the upcoming issue of ESSENCE which also features a seriously sleek series of original photo collages inside. The 12-page portfolio is entitled, “Of Earth & Sky.”
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2 more studies suggest hope and 'minimal risk' for a return to concerts

Studies conducted across the pond have concluded that with testing, proper ventilation, and proper hygiene, concerts have a very good chance of returning to normal sooner rather than later. Hang in there.
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Cardi B landed her first starring role in 'Assisted Living' movie, and it sounds bonkers

Following her brief but memorable part in 2019’s ‘Hustlers,’ Cardi B is making her return to the big screen, this time for her first starring role in Paramount’s upcoming film ‘Assisted Living.’
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Starbucks invests $100 million to support BIPOC communities

Starbucks announced a community resilience fund to support underserved communities in 12 major cities. The company has pledged $100 million investment to support community development in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) neighborhoods.
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Here’s what’s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Day is quickly approaching. January 18th marks one of 10 Federal Holidays that may impact your daily routine. Here’s what you need to know about what will be open and closed on Monday to help you plan ahead for next week.
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HBO's 'Insecure' coming to an end with season 5

After what will soon be 5 subtly hilarious seasons ‘Insecure,’ Issa Rae’s HBO show is set to say goodbye. Set to debut later this year, the fifth and final season of the critically-acclaimed comedy is scheduled to begin production later this month.
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See Ty Dolla $ign shred Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

Ty Dolla $ign loves Nirvana, but then again, who doesn’t. In fact, the hitmaker decided to showcase his appreciation for one of his favorite bands by covering “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which happens to turns 30 later this year.
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Snoop Dogg seemingly ends Eminem feud with one simple comment

Snoop Dogg is letting fans know the beef between him and Eminem is no more. Hopefully putting an end to this he said, he rapped drama once and for all with one simple comment.
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Keyshia Cole, Ashanti 'Verzuz' battle gets new date

Third time’s the charm! After two delays due to COVID-19, the Verzuz battle between Keyshia Cole and Ashanti has set a new date – Thursday, January 21.
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Megan Thee Stallion's 'Love & Hip Hop' audition tape has been unlocked

Before actually becoming a household name, Megan Thee Stallion made the bold prediction that she inevitably would be. Seriously, no lie, see for yourself in the VH1 #LHHUnlocked series never-before-seen clip from Meg’s audition.
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