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Idris Elba to Star in JAY-Z’s All-Black Western Movie on Netflix

Netflix revealed that Idris Elba will be joining the cast of The Harder They Fall.

The all-Black Western follows a man who is seeking revenge when he learns the man who murdered his parents is being released from prison. Elba portrays the murderer, as per Deadline. We’ve all seen the British actor portray a villain and he does one helluva job.

JAY-Z is producing the film alongside Jeymes Samuel, who is also making his directorial debut. The duo have collaborated in the past on The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

The Netflix series isn’t Idris Elba’s first Western cinema gig. He’s also starring in Concrete Cowboys, which is set to begin production this year.

But you can catch him on the big screen in Cats, which is slated to be released in December.

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[WATCH] Thotbox (Remix) Hitmaka Feat Young M.A., Chinese Kitty, DreamDoll, Dreezy + Mulatto

Hitmaka just released the video for ‘Thotbox’ (remix) featuring Young M.A., Chinese Kitty, DreamDoll, Dreezy and Mulatto.

Formerly known as Yungberg, Hitmaka has had one heck of year producing hit after hit proving he’s a producer with a force to be reckoned. Hitmaka’s catalog as a producer has earned over 28 million digital sales and 5 billion streams, stemming from credits with artists like French Montana (“No Stylist” featuring Drake), Chris Brown (“Party” featuring Usher and Gucci Mane), Big Sean (“Bounce Back”), and 2 Chainz (“Rule the World” featuring Ariana Grande). Now back with the remix to his song ‘Thotbox’, he brought the ladies in rap together for an anthem-type track.

Mulatto from Jermane Dupri’s show The Rap Game proves she’s all grown up with her seductive bars and clothing. Young M.A, brings her Brooklyn style and the flow we’ve come to love. Chinese Kitty breaks out her sex kitten flow with straight bars and confidence that makes her a fan favorite. Dreezy can go to bar for bar with the most successful rapper to date and DreamDoll switches up the flow and cadence to the piano keys leaving the song.
Set to be a classic due to the surefire lineup of dope females it’s safe to say that female camaraderie is back on the rise.
Check out the video below.

Who remember’s this classic ladies anthems. Let’s give it up for the ladiesssss!

 

 

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Lil Kim Explains Why She ‘Hated’ Naturi Naughton’s Portrayal of her in ‘Notorious’ Documentary, Actress Responds With Biggie Lyrics

Before Naturi Naughton was known for her lead role in the hit series, Power, she portrayed Lil Kim in the 2009 biopic about the Notorious B.I.G, Notorious.

Jamal Woolard was praised for his performance as Biggie Smalls, but viewers weren’t feeling Naughton. Kim wasn’t even feeling her, which she expressed in the past, and it resurfaced in a recent interview with Hollywood Unlocked.

“I’m gonna touch on this briefly because I think everybody already knows my answer to this, but I hated everything about that movie,” Kim said. “I hated it. Wasn’t involved in it. I actually had to get my lawyers involved which I ended up getting a check from it. That was the only reason I was [like] whatever.”

The Queen Bee added that production continued “without my permission” and she was upset that she didn’t have a say in who would play her. “I was not okay with that! I would have never picked her. Never, ever, ever. She has nothing in common with me. Nothing. No, seriously. I said it already, so I’m not gonna sit here and act like I didn’t say these things.”

Kim assured that she didn’t have a problem with Naughton before the film’s release. But she said, “I don’t like the way she’s been disrespectful about it. I wasn’t even like, basically blaming her, but she did like a whole documentary coming at me.” But she said she let it go because the actress didn’t “want this smoke.”

Naturi Naughton hit back with a clever response in her Instagram Story. “In the words of #BiggieSmalls … “MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS” she wrote quoting the late rapper.

This message can also be directed to 50 Cent who is currently being dragged for making a joke about Naturi’s hairline on Twitter, after she publicly said it offended her on Instagram.

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Mo’Nique Sues Netflix for Discrimination

Mo’Nique is still beefing with Netflix.

The veteran comedian blasted the streaming platform for offering her $500,000 for a comedy special, after previously offering Amy Schumer $11 million. “When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they said, ‘Well, we believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring,” Mo said in a video.

Now she’s taken things up a notch and fired off a lawsuit at Netflix. TMZ reports that the suit alleges the digital platform discriminated against her. The 51-year-old noted that the Chief Communications Officer used the N-word during a 2018 conference meeting, and allowed Kevin Spacey to use the N-word during the House of Cards set.

She also noted the $14K pay gap between the actress who played Queen Elizabeth II and the actor who played Prince Philip in The Crown. Mo’Nique is suing for damages and seeking injuction with hopes that the company will change their discrimination policy.

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Today in Hip Hop History: 17 years Ago Jay-Z released his 7th album ‘The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse’

Today in Hip Hop History, Jay-Z released his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse was the seventh studio album released by rapper Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z. The album was released on November 12, 2002, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The Brooklyn rapper released the album as a sequel to his sixth album The Blueprint (2001). The album debuted at number one, shipping with first-week sales of 545,000 units. Jay-Z was already debatably classified as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

During this time, rumors of Jay hooking up with singer Beyonce began to circulate in the industry,  The rumor was almost confirmed with the song ’02 Bonnie and Clyde’ off the album. The world watched as a budding relationship began between the two mega stars. ‘Excuse Me Miss’ featuring Pharrell showed a sensitive and grown up side to the BK rapper who previously rapped about drugs and throwback jerseys. Inevitably becoming one of the biggest forces in hip hop and one of our first billionaire couples, The game changed when Jay-Z released this album and How continues to break boundaries. Today the album is certified 3x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
We salute Jay-Z for another classic album.

 

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Lil Kim Says John Singleton Expressed Interest in Making her Biopic Before he Passed

Lil Kim’s rise to Queen Bee status is definitely something worth watching on the big screen. With a slew of legends receiving the biopic treatment as of late, Kim might get one herself.

The Brooklyn rapper told the ladies of The Real that she’s indeed ready to tell her life story. She revealed that she has been approached by production companies in the past but wasn’t interested. “I’ve gotten so many offers,” she said. “I’m talking, major offers… even BET, Lifetime, Lionsgate. But the thing is, I had to be ready, and I think now I’m ready to tell the story.”

However, when the biopic does see the light of day it will not be handled by the one person she wanted to do it: John Singleton. The late director previously expressed interest on producing the movie before he passed. “Him and I went [to a party]. He was like, ‘I want you to be my celebrity date.’ But I knew what that meant. He wants to talk, right? So he said to me, ‘Kim, why aren’t we doing this movie? You’re a walking best-seller.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I’m waiting for you.’ I said to him, I always said if I did a movie about my life, I’m not doing it with anybody but you. And then he passed away.”

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‘Love And Hip Hop’s Mendeecees Harris Will Be Released From Prison Before The End Of 2019

According to an exclusive report from TheShadeRoom, it has been reported that Mendeecees will be released from prison before the end of the year.

The reality TV star was arrested for drug trafficking back in 2015 and sentenced to eight years in prison, but sources say that Mr. Harris could be released within the month and no later than December 15th.

Looking to be reunited with his wife Yandy Smith and their baby boy, we wish Mendeecees a positive and swift return back to society.

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HBO to Air Documentary Celebrating the Legacy of The Apollo Theater

The iconic Apollo Theater is the subject of an HBO documentary that will detail the unique history and contemporary legacy of the venue.

The documentary, titled The Apollo, is directed by Oscar and Emmy award winner Roger Ross Williams and will tell stories of the theater over the course of the last 85 years. The story will detail the building’s history as a refuge for marginalized artists to the legendary host for black excellence and iconic performances that it is known for today.

The documentary will bring archived clips of performances, behind-the-scenes footage of the team that makes sure the theater runs and brings in stars like Common, Jamie Foxx, Patti LaBelle, Savion Glover, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams for insight into what makes the theater one of the most important venues in history.

The film will also bring you to the theater in present-day and highlight the work of the 2018 multi-media stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, which hit the theater’s grand stage.

The Apollo will also highlight both the struggle of black lives in America and the essential part the theater plays in Black culture.

The Apollo is produced by Lisa Cortes, Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann and executive produced by Nigel Sinclair, Dan Cogan, Nicholas Ferrall, and Julie Goldman.

The Apollo will air on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. If you miss the airing be sure to check your local listings and HBO streaming applications.

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Lil Rel In Custody Drama With His Baby’s Mother And Her Husband

Talk about baby mama drama!

Famed comedian Lil Rel Howery is embroiled in a messy custody battle for his son after learning that his ex has made both him and her current husband think that they are both the father of her two year old son.

Chicago native Rel says in recently filed documents in court that his baby’s mother is claiming two men and the father of their two year old son. She told the Get Out he was the father and he has financially supported the child since birth. He says she told him the child had his last name and he often flew the child from Illinois to Los Angeles to visit him. He claims she also told him she was divorced.

Rel now claims that his child’s mother, LeChez Davis, put her husband’s name on the child’s birth certificate instead of that of Howery.

Last month, Rel took the DNA test and found out that he is indeed the father of the two year old baby boy.

Howery is seeking full custody and wants to move his son with him to Los Angeles.

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Video Of Alex Collins’ Arrest Shows Jar Of Marijuana And Gun In Crashed Corvette

Talk about keeping it gangsta!

Recent footage of the arrest of NFL player Alex Collins uncovered by TMZ shows the former Ravens player after he skidded of the road in the snow in Owings Mills, Maryland when the police show up.

Within moments the arresting officer mentioned to the 25-year old that he smelled the odor of marijuana in the car and that the running back needs to confess how much weed he has in the car.

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