In the latest confirmation that we live in the strangest, most confusing time, today’s damning testimony in the impeachment hearings against President Trump hinge, at least in part, on A$AP Rocky. Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified in front of the House committee on impeachment that there was, in fact, a quid […]

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Christmas music season arrives when John “Jesus Christ Superstar” Legend says it does. This year, he’s kicking it off with the deluxe edition of his album A Legendary Christmas, out November 8. The new tracks include a cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” featuring Legend’s fellow The Voice coach, Kelly Clarkson. Legend already confirmed that […]

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Photographer and filmmaker Robert Freeman, the artist behind the Beatles’ seminal early album covers, has died at the age of 82, Rolling Stone reports. The band’s official Twitter account also posted about Freeman’s passing on Friday, as did Ringo Starr. Initially a photographer for Britain’s Sunday Times, Freeman was commissioned for a portrait of the […]

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An embattled Taylor Swift dropped her new Cats song at exactly 12:01 a.m. Friday morning. As previously reported, “Beautiful Ghosts” isn’t sung by Swift’s character, Bombalurina. Instead, it will be sung by Francesa Hayward’s Victoria in the film and then reprised by Judi Dench’s Old Deuteronomy before being sung over the credits by Swift. The […]

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Nobody wants a Taylor Swift career-retrospective AMA performance that consists solely of tracks off Lover and a few, uh, stirring bars from “Beautiful Ghosts.” But as we learned from Swift’ss Notes-app statement yesterday, label executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are allegedly barring her from performing pre-Lover tracks for her Artist of the Decade Award […]

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Philadelphia, PA – AR-Ab has built a steady following in the Philadelphia area on a foundation of hard-hitting gangsta rap, earning the respects of Drake, Swizz Beatz and Birdman along the way. But evidently, his lyrics weren’t all talk. On Tuesday (November 19), federal jurors convicted AR-Ab — real name Abdul West — and three members […]

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50 Cent is denying reports he bullied his Power co-star Naturi Naughton. The infamous Instagram troll, whose account is currently deactivated, recently found himself on the defense after he posted a meme comparing Naughton to Mortal Kombat character Goro. But according to a recent tweet, he was actually attempting to stand up for her. After […]

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Roc Nation has denied reports about JAY-Z’s supposed dismay over how Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout was handled. The official Twitter account of JAY-Z’s company mocked stories ran by multiple outlets — including TMZ and Sports Illustrated — citing sources who claimed Hov was “disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into […]

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Los Angeles, CA – DOOM impostors aren’t a new phenomenon, but they’re usually not portrayed by someone who’s arguably more famous than the man himself. That’s what happened though when comedian Hannibal Buress donned the mask to portray the enigmatic rapper during Flying Lotus a.k.a. Captain Murphy’s set at the 2019 Adult Swim Festival on […]

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Naturi Naughton is done with 50 cent’s shade. The Power actress and movie star responded to Fiddy’s latest troll with a jab of her own, pointing out his apparent Instagram timeout. In an Instagram post that shared her original response to 50’s reaction-garnering tweet, Naughton said, “there’s so much I wanna say but… you don’t […]

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Legendary Hip Hop artist and The Roots member Black Thought has been tapped to teach rapping lessons at New York’s Carnegie Hall — and they’re free. Carnegie Hall announced the master classes are set for February 3-5, 2020 with a focus on rising and professional rappers between ages 18-35. Throughout the multi-day master class, 10 […]

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Houston rapper-turned-investor Chamillionaire and Bay Area legend E-40 announced a contest geared towards investing $100,000 into minority and female-owned tech startups. Chamillionaire announced the contest during an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Alley, revealing he teamed up with Forty Water, social app Convoz and investing platform Republic.co to facilitate the contest. Shark Tank star Daymond John has been tapped […]

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Desiigner has revealed he’s an independent artist once again. During a recent Instagram livestream, the “Panda” creator noted he secured his release from Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D. Music. “I’m on my own vibe,” he said. “I couldn’t have nobody holding me up. That’s why I had to get off that label, man. Ain’t no funny […]

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50 Cent must have violated Instagram’s policies because his account is currently shut down. The Power mogul, who’s made a third career out of Instagram trolling, has instead ramped up his Twitter activity. But don’t expect anything he’s posting to make sense. For the past several hours, he’s been sharing random memes dissing Naturi Naughton, delivering […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Killa Twan is apparently still bothered by Wack 100’s inflammatory comments about the late Nipsey Hussle. Shortly after the longtime music manager appeared to justify Eric Holder’s actions — not once but twice — Twan has issued an ominous warning Twitter. “On NicKersons I’ll fuck over @bluefacebleedem in a head up […]

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Blythe, CA – Bad Azz of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips has died at the age of 43. Fellow West Coast OG Kokane, who collaborated with Bad Azz and Snoop Dogg on “Wrong Idea,” confirmed the news Facebook on Monday night (November 11). “Gone too soon … rest well lil bro,” he wrote. “U will […]

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