New Music: Black Thought “Noir”

A Ruler Without A Throne

Black is black on on Adrian Younge’s latest release featuring Black Thought.

Coinciding with Black History Month, the latest installment of the “Produced By” series with Amazon Original, finds Adrian Younge’s nostalgic production and The Roots lyricist exploring past segregation, today’s racial divide and everything else in between. The wave took some time to catch on.

 

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New Video: DJ Kay Slay Ft. Raekwon, Cee-Lo Green, Grandmaster Caz & Melle Mel “Hip Hop Frontline”

Veterans Home

DJ Kay Slay and his platoon are on a mission to preserve Hip Hop in the video for his album Hip Hop Frontline‘s title track.

The militant visual finds an armed soldier carrying out his mission from the streets to Rap’s birthplace of Sedgwick Avenue. From the rooftops to the stairwells, Cee-Lo, Raekwon, Caz, and Mel put their life on the line for the culture. Mission accomplished.

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Jussie Smollett Accused of Orchestrating Attack

The big story this weekend was that “Empire” star Jussie Smollett allegedly orchestrated the racist and homophobic attack against him last month.

Two brothers were arrested on Friday, but later released and are cooperating with authorities. The brothers, who Jussie knows, allegedly told detectives that Jussie paid them to stage the attack. Jussie continues to maintain his innocence.

Then, Tekashi69 may get under 20 years in prison after he pled guilty and allegedly snitched on his gang.

Plus, Malia Obama was caught underage drinking this weekend. Should she be held to a higher standard in public?

Carla Hall, Jenny Mollen-Biggs, Bevy Smith and Michael Yo weigh in on today’s Hot Topics!

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Tops Billboard 200

Ariana Grande is back on top.

Less than six months after topping the Billboard 200 with Sweetener, the pop powerhouse returns to No. 1 with Thank U, Next, which debuts with 360,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 14. Of that number, 116,000 were in album sales.

Thank U, Next, which spawned the chart-topping title track and “7 Rings,” becomes Grande’s fourth No. 1 overall and second No. 1 in less than six months. It also earns the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album.

A grateful Grande thanked her fans for their support, tweeting, “i love u sm and thank u.”

Thank U, Next is Grande’s fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following Sweetener (Sept. 1, 2018), My Everything (Sept. 13, 2014), and Yours Truly (Sept. 21, 2013). She ties Taylor Swift for the second-most No. 1s among women this decade, behind Lady Gaga with five.

Elsewhere on this week’s chart, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN falls to No. 4 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (43,000). Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys rises 6-5 (39,000), Travis Scott’s Astroworld slides 4-6 (37,000), 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was falls 2-7 (37,000), and Drake’s Scorpion holds at No. 8 (35,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next – 360,000
2. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born – 49,000
3. Various Artists – Bohemian Rhapsody – 48,000
4. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN – 43,000
5. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 39,000
6. Travis Scott – Astroworld – 37,000
7. 21 Savage – I Am > I Was – 37,000
8. Drake – Scorpion – 35,000
9. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour – 35,000
10. Meek Mill – Championships – 34,000

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Intimate Video of Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton Leaks

An intimate video of Nicole Scherzinger and her ex Lewis Hamilton has leaked online.

The two-and-a-half clip shows phone-filmed footage of the former couple, who split in 2015, kissing and cuddling while lying on a bed together, reports the Daily Mail.

It has already been viewed over 280,000 times. The private video of the former Pussycat Doll, 40, and Formula One racing champ, 32, was not intended for the public.

“Nicole will be heartbroken that such footage has found its way online,” a source tells The Sun. “It was never intended for the public domain.”

After an on-again, off-again romance that lasted eight years, the couple called off their relationship for the fourth and final time in 2015.

Scherzinger, who can currently be seen on Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” is the latest celebrity to have her personal data comprised by hackers who gain access to iCloud and social media accounts and expose them online.

Last year, Hamilton and Nicki Minaj sparked dating rumors, while Scherzinger recently split with Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.

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J. Cole Performs at NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

J. Cole brought it home for NBA All-Star Weekend.

The Fayetteville rapper took over the court for the halftime show during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center in his homestate of North Carolina on Sunday night (Feb. 17).

Sporting a vintage Charlotte Hornets jacket and Fear of God jeans, the Dreamville boss delivered a 10-minute medley of old and new hits, starting with his new single “Middle Child.” Perched atop a clear platform on the court, Cole gave the crowd something they could feel. He then descended the stairs and walked through the crowd while performing his “a lot” verse and shouting out his collaborator: “21 Savage. We love you.”

Cole’s All-Star jam continued with KOD‘s “ATM” before slowing things down with his “favorite song,” “Love Yourz,” as the arena lit up with cell phones. He capped off the performance with 2014 Forest Hills Drive‘s “No Role Modelz.”

Expect much more from Dreamville in 2019. Cole is set to release his sixth studio album as well as Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation. “This gon be a tough year for haters,” he previously tweeted.

Prior to Cole, Meek Mill soundtracked the introduction of the All-Star teams, performing a Championships medley, beginning with the album “Intro.” Surrounded by flames and six female dancers, he turned up with his Drake-assisted hit “Going Bad.” After Team Giannis took the stage, Meek brought it back with “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro).”

The winning streak continued. Meek also pocketed $4,000 after sinking a 3-point shot, documenting the victory on Instagram.

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Don’t Be Tardy

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann dish about the 7th season of “Don’t be Tardy” and reveal the biggest challenge they’ve faced as a couple.

Then, Kim and Kroy reveal if they want more children and how they feel about Brielle getting a lot of heat for her lip injections.

Plus, Kim reveals why she regrets returning to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and how she celebrated her 40th birthday.

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