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JAY-Z Wrote An Essay Pushing For Projects That Demand Social Justice

“The power of one voice is strong, but when it comes to social justice, the power of our collective voices is unstoppable.”

 
 
      JAY-Z wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, calling on everyone to work towards social justice, whether it is on a local level or national level.

“His is the kind of story that you can’t ignore, and people are starting to see that what happened to him is not an isolated case,” writes JAY-Z of Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after he was held without trial on Riker’s Island, most in solitary confinement, for three years. “He’s just one example in a system that is broken. We need to be the ones who fix it.”

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Watch 2 Chainz Have An Extremely Awkward Conversation With John Kasich On The View

Kasich suggested that the rapper “drop the yo” if he ever intends to run for office.

 
 

After announcing the release date for his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music album on Tuesday, 2 Chainz stopped by The View to discuss the upcoming project. The show was co-hosted by Ohio governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich and his interactions with the Atlanta rapper made for some cringeworthy moments.

When asked about a potential bid for mayor in his hometown of College Park, Georgia, 2 Chainz explained that he believed he would a potential race but said that his current residence outside of the district stopped him from running. Kasich chimed in, advising the rapper to “drop the yo” if he ever planned to run for office.

Watch 2 Chainz’s full interview on The View above.

 

John Singleton Says ‘All Eyez On Me’ Filmmakers Stole The Movie Rights From Afeni Shakur

 
 

Acclaimed director John Singleton was a recent guest on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast.

Most of the conversation consisted of the Boyz n the Hood creator reflecting on his film career.

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Prodigy Was Reportedly Working On A Musical About The Illuminati Before His Death

“Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body,” rapped Prodigy on the 1995 LL Cool J song “I Shot Ya (Remix).”

After the news broke of Prodigy’s passing, Kathy Iandoli – the co-author of the emcee’s Commissary Kitchen – spoke to Complex about what the Queens native was working on next.

“The one thing we were planning on doing was a musical about the Illuminati and how the obsession with the Illuminati infiltrated people’s opinions of Hip Hop,” said Iandoli.

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BREAKING NEWS: Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

BREAKING NEWS: Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

(AllHipHop News) Veteran rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep has passed away.

What details are still coming in, Nas confirmed the unfortunate news on his Instagram page today (June 20).

According to reports, the rapper was hospitalized following a performance on The Art of Rap tour stop in Las Vegas.

 

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Jay Z Teases “Adnis” In New ‘4:44’ Ad

 

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Jay Z shares a snippet of “Adnis” in latest ‘4:44’ ad.

“Adnis,” a new track from Jay Z has surfaced in part online. Featured in a brand new ad for ‘4:44,’ the track with a somber piano melody leads off as a message on Father’s Day from Hov to his late father, Adnis Reeves. “Letter to my dad that I never wrote / Speeches I prepared that I never spoke,” Jay raps in the :30 ad. “Words on a paper that I never read / Proses never penned they stayed in my head.”

Watch the ad here. Billboards for “4:44” began appearing all over the globe, leading fans to speculate more about a new album from Hov himself. Tidal revealed that “4:44” is a film starring Mahershala Ali, Danny Glover and Lupita Nyong’o. The film (and possible album) arrive on June 30, a collaboration between Tidal and Sprint.

Tory Lanez Drops $35,000 at Store After Claiming Employees Didn’t Think He’d Buy Anything

 

 

      Tory Lanez is no stranger to causing a stir online, and his latest video seems to be doing that all over again.

The “Luv” singer posted footage of him dropping $35,000 at high-end Canadian department store, Holt Renfrew, after he claims that employees believed he wouldn’t buy anything.

The video shows the Chixtape songwriter focusing his camera on a male employee at the store, yelling at him while he shows off the items that he purchased.

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Bryson Tiller Drops ‘True To Self” Album A Month Early

 Fans of Bryson Tiller were expecting his sophomore album, True To Self, to drop in June.

Instead of waiting until next month, the R&B singer decided to release the project overnight.

“i [sic] know we said June 23rd… but i [sic] say we Set it Off Tonight!! ALBUM OUT NOW,” posted Tiller on Twitter.

The 19-track LP does not have any featured artists.

True To Self follows 2015’s platinum- certified T R A P S O U L.

i know we said June 23rd… but i say we Set it Off Tonight!! ALBUM OUT NOW @AppleMusic https://itun.es/us/S1PIjb 

Photo published for True to Self by Bryson Tiller on Apple Music

True to Self by Bryson Tiller on Apple Music

Listen to songs from the album True to Self, including “Rain On Me (Intro),” “No Longer Friends,” “Don’t Get Too High,” and many more. Buy the album for $11.99. Songs start at $1.29. Free with Apple…

 

Lyft driver goes viral explaining the powerful reason he won’t drive drunk women home.

 

This is Tro’Juan Henderson, a 28-year-old Lyft driver in Texas who is also a ninja fighting rape culture on Twitter. Basically, the coolest Lyft driver ever.

 

Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Debate Who the Best Rapper Alive Is

On today’s episode of Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks answer the question: who is currently the best rapper alive? Is it Drake? Kendrick Lamar? Jay Z?

Additionally, Budden and Akademiks break down the Janet Jackson divorce rumors and determine if she is actually a scammer. In related relationship drama, the guys discuss the rumored Quavo and Karrueche romance and ponder what Chris Brown’s true feelings are. To wrap up, Budden and Akademiks talk about the potential Timbaland and Pharrell beat battle and who would win. 

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