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Audible | Wondery Will Smith will soon join the podcast world.  On Thursday, he announced via Billboard that he’ll soon premiere his new hip-hop podcast, Class of ’88, and dropped off the trailer. With the help of fellow hip-hop stars Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rakim and Chuck D, the actor will celebrate 1988 hip-hop, exploring important moments of the year. “Hip-hop has been […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Cardi B and Offset have oftentimes put their love for one another on public display.  This time, the couple penned heartfelt messages on Instagram to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  In Cardi’s long post, she sent a note of gratitude to her husband, thanking him for all the ways in which he appreciates and supports her.  “Thank you for the […]

ABC The Hollywood Reporter unveiled its list of 25 Platinum Players — music artists on top of the charts and at the top of the game — and it includes a host of popular hip-hop and R&B artists. The list isn’t numbered, but Beyoncé is named first. She’s recognized for her 32 Grammy wins and her record-breaking Renaissance World Tour, which, […]

Gregg DeGuire/WireImage When Mya stepped onto the R&B scene in 1998, it seemed as if she earned her classification as a triple threat — singer/songwriter, dancer and actress — right away. Now, after 25 years in hip-hop and pop, she’s reflecting on the “beautiful journey” that is her music career.  In an interview with Billboard, she spoke of her debut […]

Chase Landin, LLC/No Color No Sound Records/MNRK Records K. Michelle is gearing up for the release of her final R&B album, I’m the Problem. She shared a short video trailer to Instagram on Wednesday, two days before the project’s expected drop on September 22.  While hitting stages with her I’m the Problem tour earlier this year, the Memphis native dropped off singles […]

Mo’Nique is speaking out against entertainment industry practices she’s calling “unfair.” In a video shared to Instagram Tuesday, September 19, the Academy Award winning-actress called out CBS with hopes that the network will “fairly” compensate her and Countess Vaughn for their hit 2000s show, The Parkers. Monique, alongside her producer husband, Sydney Hicks, started out by acknowledging the ongoing WGA/ SAG-AFTRA strikes, saying […]

Flamin’ Hot Megan Thee Stallion is giving back to the college she once attended and graduated from.  She’s doing so as the Hot Girl Dean of Admissions of Flamin’ Hot University, a partnership with Flamin’ Hot created as a way to help students at her alma mater, Texas Southern University, lower their debt.  In conversation with Billboard, the self-proclaimed hot girl shared details about […]

John Lamparski/WireImage The-Dream — hip-hop and R&B super producer whose resume includes the likes of Ciara, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé — is celebrating his birthday on September 20 by releasing new music.  As a surprise to fans on his 46th birthday, he dropped off his latest single, “Stream.” “Just a simple Thank You for those who rock with me. Stream ‘Stream’ Everywhere @12,” The-Dream tweeted. The […]

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images In honor of hip-hop’s 50th birthday this year, Ebony tapped a rap icon for its special edition cover.  Donning a Rey Ortiz peach bodysuit and a gold nose chain by Laurel DeWitt, Lil’ Kim posed for pictures and chatted with the magazine about her impact on music and the fashion world.  The small excerpt, published digitally […]

Mike Coppola/Getty Images Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are sharing new photos of their family, including both of their sons. The Grammy-winning singer, 35, and the rapper, 34, are seen snuggling up with and doting over their newborn son, Riot Rose, and posing for a group shot with son RZA, born in 2022, in the snaps. Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, revealed she was pregnant […]