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Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Lacy Pop Up With Matching Tattoos

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Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Lacy  share a Gemini affection and appear to have gotten  matching tattoos.

Alternative R&B artist Steve Lacey took to social media late Tuesday night to share a photo of the trio posing for a mirror selfie.

 Popular Los Angeles based tattoo artist Mez Afram is holding the camera as Ye, Lil Uzi and Lacy extend their left arms for the flick. A close up of the photo shows off the ink that reads “We Here Forever Technically.”

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This comes after Kanye Ye celebrated the split of his soon-to-be ex wife Kim Kardashian from comedian Pete Davidson.  In a now deleted post, Ye’s IG featured a photoshopped cover of the New York Times that said Davidson is “dead at age 28” seemingly in response to their break up.

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Watch New 6-Part Docu-Series “Funny My Way” with Comedian J.B. Smoove

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Funny My Way is a new original comedy docu-series narrated by comedian J.B. Smoove (Real Husbands of Hollywood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Almost Christmas). 

The six-part Audible Original pays homage to six iconic Black Comedians who broke barriers in the entertainment industry, talking about the everyday struggles in the Black community, fighting for equality while being their authentic, raw selves. 

Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Flip Wilson, Rudy Ray Moore, and Paul Mooney, are highlighted on featured episodes.

The new series focuses on breaking boundaries in comedy and honors the Black comedy icons that shattered barriers by boldly defining themselves beyond the limitations of their time.

Smoove dives into the life and career of a different comedy icon each episode, while using interviews and archival clips from TV shows, comedy albums, and talk shows,.  

According to the statement released, the series reframes the comedic greats’ accomplishments in terms of their continued relevance, their essential influence, and the fight for equal rights in the present day.

Funny My Way is executive produced by Team Coco and AYR Media. Available only on Audible premiering on August 4, 2022.

If you’re looking for an impactful look at comedic history that goes far beyond their punch lines, check it out here 

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Comedian J.B. Smoove Hosts New 6-Part Docu-Series “Funny My Way”

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Funny My Way is a new original comedy docu-series narrated by comedian J.B. Smoove (Real Husbands of Hollywood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Almost Christmas). 

The six-part Audible Original pays homage to six iconic Black Comedians who broke barriers in the entertainment industry, talking about the everyday struggles in the Black community, fighting for equality while being their authentic, raw selves. 

Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Flip Wilson, Rudy Ray Moore, and Paul Mooney, are highlighted on featured episodes.

The new series focuses on breaking boundaries in comedy and honors the Black comedy icons that shattered barriers by boldly defining themselves beyond the limitations of their time.

Smoove dives into the life and career of a different comedy icon each episode, while using interviews and archival clips from TV shows, comedy albums, and talk shows,.  

According to the statement released, the series reframes the comedic greats’ accomplishments in terms of their continued relevance, their essential influence, and the fight for equal rights in the present day.

Funny My Way is executive produced by Team Coco and AYR Media. Available only on Audible premiering on August 4, 2022.

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Legendary Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Launches Kids Music Writing Camp

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Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer, rapper, and songwriter, is looking to take on 10 music production protégés and spend 2 days in the studio with them. Darkchild is looking to give back and help find and develop amazing, undiscovered, youth talent. 

He is committed to finding and selecting 10 proteges through his campaign and with the output of their work, they will potentially be pitched to top A-list artists to consider for their own recordings. Jerkins’ camp will be covering a $500 subsidy for travel and hotel and participants must be responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Applicants can submit a 60-second audition video through his Protégé page.  Every submission will receive a personalized feedback video from Darkchild.

This will be the first camp he’s hosted with previously undiscovered talent, which he sees as an important access opportunity for young producers and artists.

Darkchild is an award winning producer, having collaborated with a broad range of popular artists including Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Michael Jackson, and more.

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Kodak Black Shoots His Shot at Brittany Renner During Rolling Loud Interview

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Kodak Black does not need to be on stage in order to create viral moments.

Yak shut down Rolling Loud as one of the weekend’s best and most anticipated performers. The Florida native took to the stage to perform a number of crowd favorites including his double platinum classic hit, “No Flockin.”

When the “Zeze” rapper wrapped up his performance, he joined one of Rolling Loud’s hosts, Brittany Renner, for an interview.

During an interview, Brittany Renner began by asking Kodak about his recent arrest. Yak did not seem bothered by the mishap as he flexed his ankle monitor.

“When they try to feed you sh*t, you make fertilizer out of it,” he said. “I’m swaggin’ this sh*t. I’m matching with it and it looks good on me,” referring to his ankle monitor.

Renner then switches the subject and entices Kodak by mentioned her fondness for dates and how she would the rapper to show her Florida.

He then offered Renner to “hit the Black” & Mild he was smoking during the interview, but she denied.

“No I like to drink. I don’t smoke,” responded Renner.

Tequilla is Renner’s drink of choice when Kodak asked her preference.

“My name Yak so you gotta drink cognac,” he suggested. After Renner emphasized her drink of choice, the conversation escalated from there.

“You gon drink me so you drinkin’ yak anyway,” added Kodak.

“You want me to drink you,” said Renner.

“I’d drink you,” said Kodak.

The interesting moment lasted for the duration of the interview which featured an exchange in growls as well.

Kodak Black also joined Kendrick Lamar on stage to perform “Silent Hill” as K Dot closed out the weekend with an unforgettable performance.

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Red Bull BC One Announces Winner Of Philadelphia Cypher

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The most prestigious, global breaking competition, Red Bull BC One, kicked off its 2022 US competition in Philadelphia this past weekend. Bringing together the best b-boys and b-girls from the region and beyond, the kick-off cypher celebrated the local Philly break scene, delivering unforgettable battle moments. 

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Following a bracket of 16 one-on-one b-boy battles, a panel of respected breakers announced Ricky Rulez as the reigning champion. Pep C stole the crown amongst the top 14 b-girl competitors. They will both go on to compete at the Red Bull BC One National Final in Los Angeles on September 17. 

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Red Bull BC One is the biggest and most prestigious one-on-one breaking competition in the world. Every year, thousands of breakers compete for a chance to represent at the World Final. With 18 World Finals hosted in major cities around the world since 2004, Red Bull BC One has over 60 events and programs in over 30 markets every year.

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[WATCH] Charleston White Calls For Death To Gangs: May They Die Like King Von, Nipsey Hussle, Drakeo The Ruler

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In his typical non-apologetic fashion, social activist and controversial online personality Charleston White took to social media to disrespect every street organization/gang known in the U.S.. The 52-year-old then went as far as cursing the names of fallen rappers who were associated with the aforementioned street gangs such as Nipsey Hussle, Drakeo The Ruler and King Von.

White, who is a former Crip from Texas, disassociated himself from the California-based gang when the family of the person he killed at age 14 forgave him for taking the life of their relative. In the above video, White holds up an assault rifle magazine while he declares, “Death to all Crips and Bloods. Death to all GDs and BDs. May they all die like King Von. May they al die like Drakeo The Ruler, May they all die like Nipsey Hussle.”

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Lloyd Banks Speaks on Current Relationship with 50 Cent

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Lloyd Banks recently addressed his relationship with 50 Cent in an interview with GQ.

The status of their relationship seemed uncertain after the G-Unit founder referred to Bank’s lack of evolution and called him “lazy” in his 2020 book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter. Given 50’s history, anything he has said publicly about someone, there is a good chance he has told them in private as well.

Despite 50’s accountability comment about Lloyd Banks, the two are “brothers.”

“It’s the same. We’re brothers,” Banks told GQ when asked about his relationship with 50 Cent. “We came into this together—we’re never all going to be doing the same thing at the same time at this point in our careers. You know what I mean? The last conversation I had with 50 was basically him telling me to get whatever I left out there. Because some hiatuses were planned and some weren’t.”

Banks also expressed his gratitude towards 50 Cent and G-Unit’s heyday.

We did something special that will never be done again,” said the “Power Steering” rapper. “Honestly, there are more positive moments than anything else.

Banks added that he can’t “cry about spilled milk.” As a result, he must take the initiative to make things happen. It is evident that Banks lives by these words with the release of his latest project.

The Course of The Inevitable 2 is a sequel to his previous 2021 release. The album features Jadakiss, Dave East Benny The Butcher, Conway the Machine and more.

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Comic-Con Returns To San Diego After a 2 Year Hiatus

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Comic-Con will return for a full-scale convention in San Diego next week after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  

The event kicks off next Thursday, July 21 and will feature an appearance from William Shatner who’ll talk about the new documentary on his career plus his recent trip to space. 

 Next Friday, rock icon Ozzy Osbourne will unveil a limited edition comic book with Todd McFarlane, creator of the Spawn series, and Amazon will give fans a first look at the new Lord of the Rings series.  

READ MORE: Black Panther to Become A LEGO Movie Revealed At Comic-Con

On Saturday, July 23rd, HBO will present its prequel to Game of Thrones. Returning this year, the Stern Pinball Pop-up Arcade will include all of the latest Stern Pinball machines featuring the award-winning Insider Connected platform.

All Comic-Con attendees are required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. 

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Kylie Jenner Calls Out Travis Scott for Getting “Smoke” in Instagram Pics

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At least he captured her angles.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott headed out for a date night on Monday to Craigs restaurant in West Hollywood.

Of course the night can not be complete without some pictures to capture the moment. Jenner was dripped in an all Black dress with shades and heels to match, in addition to a small glittery purse. For the night, Travis Scott was Jenner’s photographer as she posted his pics of her on IG.

“Not me looking back at all these pics Trav took of me and there’s smoke in all of them,” Jenner said in the caption of the post with eye-rolling, laughing and smoke emojis.

Despite the smokey images, they were approved by her older sister, Khloe Kardashian.

“You are smoking hot. Look at you queen!!!!!” said Khloe.

Even Travis Scott “Love Galore” collaborator, approved the pics as well calling Jenner a “SLIM GOODIE.”

The image carousel conceited of three picture. One even included the couple as Travis Scott gripped Jenner’s waist in a mirror shot.

La Flame made a few appearances recently at Michael Rubin’s July 4th party in addition to a performance at The Day Party at Coney Island last week. Fan anticipate the “Sicko Mode” artist to drop his forthcoming third studio album, Utopia very soon.

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