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DJ Khaled Shares Tears of Joy For No. 1 Album

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It is no secret that DJ Khaled is the king of Hip-Hop and R&B posse cuts. He single-handedly keeps the art alive with each album. His projects has continued to be filled with the game’s biggest superstars including some legendary icons and the latest effort is no different. For Khaled Khaled the Grammy-winning producer did not leave anyone out from being apart of this special moment.

Khaled Khaled features Jay-Z, Drake, Drake, Lil Baby, Cardi B, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. Bryson Tiller and many more. Prior to the album’s release, he dropped the Jay-Z & Nas collaboration track, “Sorry Not Sorry.”

DJ Khaled’s eleventh studio album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard’s Album 200 charts. He took to socials to share the moment with his fans.

“I cried many nights. Tears of JOY and Pain making this album. Everyone’s beautiful word really touched my heart. God is Great! #KHALEDKHALED #1 album in the country @billboard I told my team I have them permission to film everything. I want my fans to see the real. Just be”

In a number of posts, Khaled celebrated a well-deserved No. 1 album debut after moving 95K units in his first week. Khaled also announced the video for his Justin Bieber and 21 Savage collaboration, “Let It Go.”

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Wu-Tang Imposter Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Scamming Hotels and Limousine Companies

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A Georgia man was sentenced to 8 years in prison last week for using stolen credit cards to scam hotels and limousine companies while claiming to be a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

According to court documents, Walker Washington, 53, of Augusta, Georgia, was sentenced on Thursday, April 29, to 100 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Washington was also ordered to pay almost $299,900 in restitution to the companies he scammed.

Washington’s partner in crime, Aaron Barnes-Burpo, 29, of Crestview, Florida, had already been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charges and having to pay almost 300,000 in restitution. The scheme went on for two months in 2019.

“These two flim-flam artists and their phony entourage lived large for several weeks by scamming hospitality providers,” Acting U.S. Attorney David H. Estes said in a statement. “We commend the skeptical hotel clerk who saw through the scam and alerted law enforcement, bringing this scheme to a halt,” he said.

The group’s plan was foiled after they tried to book 10 rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Augusta under the name “Rocnation/Wu-Tang Clan.” The hotel staff already knew it was a scam and contacted the FBI and Rocnation who confirmed the group was not affiliated and said the company had received calls from other hotels,

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Al Sharpton Files For Divorce After Being Separated From Wife For 16 Years

Protests Continue After The Death Of George Floyd, In Minneapolis

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Al Sharpton has finally said he is going to head out. After much delay he is formally dissolving his holy union.

As spotted on TMZ the famous reverend has filed for divorce from his wife of almost 40 years; well on paper. The two have been estranged from each other since 2004 but the outspoken media personality finally took the proper steps to legally terminate any connections to her. Apparently, the New York City native submitted the paperwork on Thursday, February 11.

This is not the first time the activist has made the news due to his love life or lack thereof. In July 2013 The Daily News reported that the activist started allegedly dating fashion stylist Aisha McShaw while still married to his second wife Marsha Tinsley. That marriage lasted under a year.

Sharpton and Jordan originally met in 1970’s when he was touring with James Brown and Kathy was a backup singer for The Godfather of Soul. They two have two daughters together, Dominique and Ashley. At this time it is unclear if either will be requesting spousal support.

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21 Savage Squashes Potential Beef With Sauce Walka

21 Savage's Younger Sibling Was Fatally Stabbed in London

It was a battle of trendsetting originally between Sauce Walka and Lil Uzi after Sauce Walka called out the “Money Longer” singer, once Uzi shared his third eye drip.

The singer got an implant of a $24 million dollar pink diamond into his forehead.

 “Keep following the leader lol. YALL LOOK AT @elliante @liluzivert GETTIN TO COPY A N*GGA DRIP. D*ck munching my style for 405 years lol. Yall still cant see this sh*t,” Walka wrote.

“#DRIPGOD IS MY NAME #TooMuchSauce lol S/o @liluzivert I KNO IM THE INFLUENCE & YOUR THE INSPIRATION,” Sauce Walka wrote.

As of this week, it seems as though Sauce Walka had another person to call out. He posted a video to his Instagram after 21 Savage had some negative remarks about his $250K diamond implant. “Shut yo b*tch a*s up before I get to talking sh*t about you. You don’t want me to expose you,” he said while looking straight into the camera.

He captioned the post, “@21savage Hatin & Pillow talkin to them hoes….. IG got u PUNK niggaz hurt huh😢 😂😂😂😂😂 FUCK IT new classic drippin grab ya phone 🤳.”

Although the tension was getting thick, 21 Savage seemed to be able to de-escalate the situation. Sauce Walka posted a DM of 21 Savage saying “Ion want no smoke gang.” Sauce Walka was able to forgive the rapper and let his fans know with the caption, “We all good,” followed by laughing emojis.  “My boy was almost burnt crapes on.” 

Cheers to the rapper’s being able to end the drama. Maybe 21 Savage will be influenced to get a diamond implant next.

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Lil Baby Appears in Teaser Trailer for RockStar Energy Super Bowl Campaign

Lil Baby Appears in Teaser Trailer for RockStar Energy Super Bowl Campaign

Rockstar Energy has announced a new partnership with Lil Baby, which will be seen in the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad.

Rockstar prides itself on having a loyal consumer base and are looking to activate the brand in an exciting way while engaging the next generation of energy drinkers.

The reemergence of Rockstar will bring “the hustle mentality” to the forefront under the call to action of “Hustle on.”

In the future, you will see Rockstar beginning to incorporate music, gaming, and sports partnerships into their brand, firmly cementing their position as a digital brand. In addition, Rockstar will work with those who have the same hustler mentality as Lil Baby to assist in communicating their passions. You will see more culture-based content from Rockstar as the spring continues.

You can see a teaser of the Rockstar Energy “Spotlight Teaser” below and be sure to catch the entire ad when it hits on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Lil Baby Appears in Teaser Trailer for RockStar Energy Super Bowl Campaign

Lil Baby Appears in Teaser Trailer for RockStar Energy Super Bowl Campaign

Rockstar Energy has announced a new partnership with Lil Baby, which will be seen in the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad.

Rockstar prides itself on having a loyal consumer base and are looking to activate the brand in an exciting way while engaging the next generation of energy drinkers.

The reemergence of Rockstar will bring “the hustle mentality” to the forefront under the call to action of “Hustle on.”

In the future, you will see Rockstar beginning to incorporate music, gaming, and sports partnerships into their brand, firmly cementing their position as a digital brand. In addition, Rockstar will work with those who have the same hustler mentality as Lil Baby to assist in communicating their passions. You will see more culture-based content from Rockstar as the spring continues.

You can see a teaser of the Rockstar Energy “Spotlight Teaser” below and be sure to catch the entire ad when it hits on Super Bowl Sunday.

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TONIGHT! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Remembered In TV One Special ‘Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement’

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TV One shines a light on Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott-Heron’s work to rally support to establish a holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. in the two-hour, two-part special Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement airing tonight, Monday, January 18, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/7C.

In the documentary that provides a timeline denoting how music from Black artists served as the soundtrack to the Black experience in America, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton describes the impact of Wonder’s 1980 MLK tribute “Happy Birthday,” tour featuring Scott-Heron, and historic rally at the Washington DC monument in 1981.

Sharpton recalls former President Ronald Regan initially opposing creating a holiday in honor of King and Wonder and Scott-Heron helping to bring more attention to the cause. “The president at that time was saying, ‘That’s absurd we’re not going to do that,’” Sharpton says in the television special. “In fact, Ronald Regan had called Dr. King at some time a communist at some point in his life. As those of us in the King movement started to petition, Mrs. King was out front. All of a sudden there was a rhythm set to that movement, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron, and the movement blew up, and it became a cultural phenomenon to accompany the political aspirations.”

In November 1983, three years after the release of Wonder’s King tribute, President Regan signed a bill to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day an American federal holiday.

King received the support of numerous Black musicians, including Aretha Franklin, says Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement Co-Executive Producer P. Frank Williams. “People think of her as the greatest singer ever, but Aretha’s a very political woman,” Williams says. “And she actually funded part of Martin Luther Kings’ marches. She was always a part of it.” Williams, an Emmy and 8-time NAACP Image Award winning producer, has also produced shows like American Gangster on BET and Who Killed Tupac on A&E. He is the former Executive Editor of The Source Magazine. His company, Prophet From It Entertainment, recently produced an upcoming Black History Month social justice series and a hip-hop game show for Viacom.

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Keri Hilson Receives Backlash for Seemingly Defending Donald Trump’s Freedom of Speech

Keri Hilson Receives Backlash For Seemingly Defending Donald Trump's Freedom of Speech

Keri Hilson doesn’t agree with Donald Trump’s ban from social media after he influenced the chaotic riots at Capitol Hill last week.

She took to Instagram to talk about the “dangers” of Trump facing consequences for his actions.

“A democracy must include freedom of speech,” Hilson wrote on her Instagram Stories. “Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of world leaders…Our freedom of speech is being taken from us.”

The singer was unsurprisingly met with opposition because he wasn’t banned from social media for no reason. Plus, he can hold a nationally televised press conference at his convenience so he’s not being stripped of his first amendment like the singer claims.

“For the record, I don’t give a f*ck about Trump,” Keri Hilson wrote. “I recognize why he was removed. It’s the wider view that’s scary to me.” 

Check out some reactions below:

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Playboi Carti to Perform Virtually for New Year’s Eve

Playboi Carti's 'Whole Lotta Red' Reportedly Set for Christmas Day

Whole Lotta Red is currently running it up on the Billboard charts and in celebration, Playboi Carti is bringing a performance to your living room.

On New Year’s Eve, Carti will be the headlining act of Cyberwurld, a virtual NYE celebration. Joining Carti on the bill are Sada Baby, $NOT, Jasiah, Popp Hunna, ilyTOMMY, Lil Eazzyy Bktherula, Sparoh, and Ken Car$on.

Cyberwurld will be free to stream via Twitch on NYE beginning at 8.pm. PT.

On Christmas Day, Carti released his long-awaited Whole Lotta Red album, which is currently predicted for a first week total of 125,000-135,000 album-equivalent units. 

The new release brings in Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Future, and more, however, a deluxe edition is on the way to bring more tunes for fans.

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Pharrell Confirms Drake Had A Deal With Adidas

Drake Rumored to Release New Single with Bruno Mars Ahead of Album Release

Pharrell recently sat down for an interview with Drink Champs where he touched on a slew of topics. One of which was the Drake and Pusha T beef back in 2018. Pharrell confirmed in the interview, a long-standing rumor, that Drake had a deal with Adidas. However, that deal was eventually scrapped after Pusha outed the deal in “The Story Of Adidon.”

For a refresher, 2018 was the year Drake lost his feud with Pusha T. Push had dropped Daytona, where on the track “Infrared” he took shots at Lil Wayne’s career and Drake’s allegations of ghostwriting. Drake, who was preparing for an album release, sought to stir the pot a little bit by responding to Push on “Duppy Freestyle.” However, Drake mainly took shots at Kanye and name-dropped Push’s wife, Virginia Williams. This prompted Push to respond in “The Story of Adidon.” Push outed Drake’s family issues, announced that Drake had a son that he was “hiding,” and that he was going to announce his kid along with his Adidas rollout.

After that, Drake’s deal with Adidas went silent. Nobody at Adidas talked about it, and this past weekend, Drizzy’s NOCTA Nike collaboration dropped.

Pharrell is the first person at Adidas to publicly confirm that Drizzy did in fact have a deal with the German sneaker company.

“He did. He did have a deal there. But again, all of this was unbeknownst to me,” said Pharrell. “Drake told me that he had a situation there, but I didn’t know that any of this would ever come up.”

In regards to the beef, Pharrell said that seeing his longtime collaborator, Push, beef with Drake made him disappointed. He had hoped to one day produce a collaboration between them, but now that idea is out the window.

You can watch the full interview below.

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