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Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Lil Durk is hitting the road in the spring to promote his upcoming seventh studio album, 7220. The “Voices of the Heroes” rapper will kick off the trek April 8 in Phoenix, and perform in a total of 17 cities, including Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. The tour will wrap up May 2 in his […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic As Kendrick Lamar prepares to perform next month during halftime of the Super Bowl, he’s expanding his brand into film production. The 13-time Grammy winner has teamed with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to produce a new feature film for Paramount Pictures, according to Variety. The live-action comedy will “depict the past and present coming to a head when […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc OWN, BET and TCM are paying tribute to the late Sidney Poitier with a series of special programming. On Sunday, the Oprah Winfrey Network will feature the Academy Award-winning actor’s 2000 and 2007 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and his 1967 film To Sir, with Love, according to Deadline. The network will also rerun the 2015 special, Oprah Winfrey Presents: […]

Republic Records Lil Wayne released his 2011 mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait, Friday on digital streaming platforms for the first time. In addition to the original 12 tracks, it includes four brand new cuts. The lead single, “Cameras,” features one of the new artists on Weezy’s Young Money Entertainment label, Allan Cubas. Rick Ross teams with DreamDoll for the video for “Wiggle” from […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs Jay-Z and Kanye West hit double platinum in 2009 with “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna, and since then, they have been running the music industry. They are consistently in the top ten of the highest paid musicians of the year, and in 2021 they were in the top five Hova earned $470 million […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Chloe Bailey grew up admiring Beyoncé, and now she’s living a dream come true as she’s signed to her idol’s Parkwood Entertainment label. Chloe’s Beyoncé connection began in 1998 when she was five years old playing a younger version of Queen Bey’s Lilly character in the film The Fighting Temptations. Ever since then, her mentor has […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO As the entertainment world continues to mourn the passing of Ronnie Spector, Zendaya, who will portray The Ronettes‘ lead singer an an upcoming biopic, paid tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. “This news just breaks my heart. To speak about her as if she’s not with us feels strange as […]

LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images As Hollywood continues to mourn the late Sidney Poitier, Halle Berry wrote a tribute to her idol for Variety. As a biracial child, she said watching Poitier in the 1967 classic, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, about an interracial couple, changed her life. “For the first time in my childhood, I felt seen. Understood. Validated,” she […]

Marc Piasecki/GC Images Kanye West was named as a suspect in the report of a battery to the Los Angeles Police Department Thursday morning. The Donda rapper was not arrested, KABC reports The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. at South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles, outside of Soho Warehouse, a members-only club, according to […]

After two men were arrested earlier this week in connection with the murder of Young Dolph, a third suspect was taken into custody Wednesday. Shundale Barnett, 27, has been charged with being an after-the-fact accessory to first-degree murder, according to HipHopDX.com. U.S. Marshall Tyreece Miller said that after a $15,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, […]