Talib Kweli Hints at Kanye West & Yasiin Bey Collaboration

New music rumors continue to surround Kanye West. With a solo album, G.O.O.D. Music compilation, and Kid Cudi joint project presumably in the works, there is now speculation of a Black Star-Yeezy collaboration.

On Wednesday (Jan. 31), Talib Kweli shared a photo of Kanye, Yasiin Bey, and Dave Chappelle. The image finds ‘Ye writing on a yellow paper while the others look on. Kweli captioned the flick: “2018 is looking good…”

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2018 is looking good…

A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on Jan 31, 2018 at 8:58am PST

West and Kweli go way back. Throughout the years, the two worked together on a variety of songs, including “Get Em High” and “In the Mood.” The same can be said for Yeezy and Mos, who’ve collaborated on “Two Words” and “Drunk and Hot Girls.” Meanwhile, Talib and Yasiin once comprised the renowned Black Star duo.

Chappelle, who performed with Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys this weekend, has been an avid fan of all three artists for years. In fact, he recruited all three to appear on his iconic “Chappelle’s Show” and in his 2005 documentary, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.

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J. Cole, Travis Scott, & Future to Headline Rolling Loud Miami

Rolling Loud returns with J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Future co-headlining the three-day music festival, which is set to take place May 11-13 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The opening day will include performances by Lil Uzi Vert, N.E.R.D, Young Thug, Tory Lanez, Russ, The Diplomats, and many more, with Cole World closing things out.

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Day 2 will feature an array of performers, including Migos, Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, Kevin Gates, and headliner La Flame.

Finally, the weekend will close out with another batch of artists, including Lil Wayne, Post Malone, Future, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Action Bronson, Lil Yachty, and Juicy J.

Additional performers include A$AP Ferg, Playboi Carti, NAV, Metro Boomin, Fetty Wap, Trippie Redd, Belly, Rich the Kid, Machine Gun Kelly, and Ugly God.

Tickets for the all-ages festival go on sale Friday (Feb. 2) at 10 a.m.

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CRWN: Migos

CRWN For The Culture

What better way for Elliott Wilson to bring back his CRWN series other than with the game’s hottest group, Migos. Taking place at New York’s Subculture. Quavo, Offset and Takeoff discuss their trials and tribulations, new fame, their latest album, Culture II and everything else in between. In this first of two part series, they discuss their work ethic, the girl power behind “Motorsport” and collaborating with the likes of Pharrell and Drake.

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JAY-Z Files Trademarks for Restaurant & Department Store

Hola, Hovino! JAY-Z, who once said he is not a businessman, but rather a business, man, is now looking to expand his empire to include a restaurant and department store.

According to new legal filings (via The Blast), the Roc Nation boss is trying to trademark “Hovino” under his S. Carter Enterprises company. The trademark is for “restaurant and café services, carry-out restaurant services, pubs, cocktail lounges, wine bars, and more.”

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Jigga is no stranger to this world. In fact, he owns the famous 40/40 Club, which he opened in 2003 with his partner Juan Perez. In the past, Hov and his wife Beyoncé have also celebrated a vegan diet, so some speculate the restaurant could be rooted in plant-based recipes. That remains to be seen.

Additionally, TMZ reports that the multimillionaire and his partner Emory Jones are also looking to expand their Paper Planes brand to include department stores, an online shopping site, musical recordings, gym bags, tour books, jewelry, and a cosmetic line.

JAY-Z recently also filed documents to trademark Jaybo, the animated character from his “Story of O.J.” music video. The trademark covers T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers, and more. Can’t knock the hustle.

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