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Badu World Market Today, the queen of Neo-soul music Erykah Badu celebrates her 50th trip around the sun. Known for her eccentric essence and soothing voice, Badu has released five solo albums and a number of notable collaborations with The Roots, Common, Teyana Taylor, Janelle Monáe, Outkast and more since the late nineties.  In honor of her 50th birthday, here are Erykah Badu’s highest-charting releases on the all-genre Billboard 200 […]

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Common is set to produce God’s Long Summer, a feature film that “follows Hamer’s rise from oppressive plantation sharecropping system in 1962 Mississippi, where at age 44, she fought against the Southern political establishment and systemic racism.” Prior to her death in 1977, Hamer was one of the most powerful voices of the civil and […]

Here’s a roundup of new music from today hottest R&B singers. The self-proclaimed R&B General Tank entices fans with his signature romance appeal on “Can’t Let it Show.” The sensual track samples Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work,” which was also sampled by Maxwell.  “How did I lose you / How did I blow that, How can we go back/ Why did I not choose you […]

Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesD’Angelo is set to take the stage this weekend for another legendary Verzuz battle to close out Black History Month.  The soul singer will be coming to fans live from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, where in 1995, he performed his classic “Brown Sugar,” supported by a live band.  Swizz Beatz and Timbaland shared the exciting news […]

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesKanye West spent over $12 million on his 2020 presidential campaign, according to his Federal Election Commission report. In total, the 43-year-old rapper received over $14.5 million in contributions for his failed run at the presidency, with just under $12.5 million of that coming out of his own pocket. According to Forbes, though, it […]

Courtesy of Deborah Joy WinansDeborah Joy Winans stars in Demetria L. Lucas’ new film, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, alongside Redaric Williams and Keri Hilson.  The Greenleaf star plays Jeanné, a recent divorcee who now struggles in the love department, although she finds it in someone close to her.  “In playing the role of Jeanné, I think that you see a woman that has just really struggled with her hurt […]

RCA RecordsGet up and get inspired with gospel giant Kirk Franklin in the latest “At-Home” Tiny Desk concert from NPR, in honor of Black History Month. Joined by his powerhouse choir and live band, Franklin set up shop in the corner of his Uncle Jessie’s Kitchen studio in Arlington, Texas. But it wouldn’t be a typical Kirk Franklin performance if he did not […]

Taylor Hill/WireImageLast week, Tory Lanez dropped off his single “F.E.E.L.S,” featuring Chris Brown, and now he’s ready to release a full-length R&B album.  On Wednesday, the Canadian rapper shared the cover art and release date for his second capsule album, the follow-up to his 2020 rap album, Loner. “Here it is! The cover of the R&B capsule entitled, Playboy. This will drop March 5th,” wrote Tory in the […]

Alex “Grizz” LoucasAs Black history month comes to an end, Atlanta rapper J.I.D offers an educational moment with the new video for his song, “Skegee.” The Christo-produced track speaks to the past and present, while referencing the syphilis experiments that took place in Tuskegee, Alabama in the 1930s. The song also features words from the former mayor of Tuskegee, Ronald D. […]

Emilio Coochie Megan Thee Stallion got Good News in court Thursday, after a judge ruled against her alleged shooter, Tory Lanez, who previously requested to publicly speak about her summer shooting, reports Page Six.  Attorney Shawn Holley spoke on behalf of Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, at the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles. Holley said the protective order banning his […]

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