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Culture Creators To Honor Swizz Beatz And D-Nice At The 5th Annual “Innovators And Leaders” Brunch In YouTube Partnership

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Making waves throughout the creative community and celebrating distinguished, diverse leaders, Culture Creators returns with its fifth annual “Innovators & Leaders” Awards Brunch in partnership with YouTube. It will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday, June 26. The ceremony will be broadcast on the Culture Creators YouTube Channel on July 1st at 5pm PST/8pm EST. 

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In addition to YouTube, the event graciously welcomes corporate partners such as CÎROC, Procter & Gamble, Coin Cloud, Lexus, and Ellis Isle Tea Company. The exclusive invite-only gala remains one of the most influential events taking place during the BET Awards Weekend. In 2019, the event honored the achievements of culture-shifting leaders, philanthropists, executives, entertainers, artists, and more. This year, we will celebrate 2021 Icon Award recipient Swizz Beatz for his accomplishments and groundbreaking strides in music, art, and business. We celebrate as well the 2021 Innovator of the Year Derrick “D-Nice” Jones for uplifting Black Culture during the pandemic with Club Quarantine. Additional honorees include NBA superstar and Denver Nuggets’ JaVale McGee and multi-Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer and show runner Rikki Hughes will also be recognized for her continuous work as a trailblazer to widen the lens of Black Culture. In addition, expect captivating performances by #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Artists by Jensen McCrae and Yung Baby Tate. 

Previous Icon award recipients include Andre Harrell, Russell Simmons, Sylvia Rhone, and Byron Allen. Innovator of the Year award recipients include Jesse Collins, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Liles, and Marsai Martin. Across-industry award winners include Charles D. King, Kenya Barris, Angela Rye, Charlamagne tha God, James Lopez, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Phyllis Newhouse, Jason Bolden, Antoine Phillips, and Tiffany Warren, just to name a few.
Culture Creators continues to push the envelope for diversity across entertainment, music, sports, and beyond.

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[WATCH] Busta Rhymes And Mariah Carey Release ‘DIVINE: The 18 Year Anniversary Celebration’ On YouTube

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Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey release their honest and reflective documentary DIVINE: The 18 Year Anniversary Celebration via YouTube for the hit track “I Know What You Want” that was originally released in 2003. The film features candid interviews with film director Chris Robinson, actor Michael Jai White, along with rappers Spliff Star, Rah Digga, Rampage, Baby Sham, and Trippie Redd.

Commemorating the nearly two-decade partnership between Carey and Rhymes, the short film showcases the massive influence the song had on R&B and Hip-Hop culture. Rhymes said, “We took [the song] up another notch without compromising what the legacy of the original was. That’s important to me — don’t touch the classic if you can’t make it just as dope, if not better.” The documentary illustrates how Rhymes brought new life to the legacy of the song creating a part two with Trippie Redd’s “I Got You”, then leading into part three “Where I Belong” from his latest record Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God. Predicting Carey’s impact ahead of the track Rah Digga says, “…once [Busta] told us that he was considering putting Mariah on the record, I think it just kinda sunk into everybody that ‘oh snap like we boutta have a real *ss mega-hit record on our hands here’”.

Reflecting on the action-packed unprecedented series, “I Know What You Want” has achieved Billboard’s Top 40 for 21 weeks, ranked #17 on the Hot 100 2003 year-end chart, and has garnered over 500 million streams to-date. “I Got You” has garnered over 8 million streams and was one of XXL’s ‘Best New Songs’ the week of release. The visuals for “Where I Belong” hit a benchmark 10 million views in less than a week on YouTube and is currently at 16 million views.

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Lyor Cohen Claims YouTube Paid Out $4 Billion To Music Industry In The Past Year

Lyor Cohen Claims YouTube Paid Out 4 Billion To Music Industry In The Past Year

Lyor Cohen published a short blog post saying that YouTube aims “to become the leading revenue generator for the music industry.”

The streaming and video platform reportedly paid out more than $4 billion in royalties to artists, songwriters, and rights-holders.

There wasn’t much detail on the post but Cohen wrote, “YouTube has paid over $4 billion to the music industry in the last 12 months alone and has added more paid members in Q1 ’21 than in any other quarter since launch.”

The revenue came from ads and premium subscriptions, and 40% from user-generated content.

YouTube has often been criticized for its low royalty rates in comparison to other streaming platforms, despite it being the largest streaming platform by far.

Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced that his company paid $5 billion to the music industry in 2020.

“We’re continuing to innovate with direct-to-fan products such as ticketing, merch, memberships, paid digital goods, and virtual ticketed events. BLACKPINK’s paid virtual concert – THE SHOW – sold nearly 280,000 channel memberships across 81 countries and helped the group earn 2.7 million new subscribers to their official artist channel,” he wrote.

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#BRUHNews: YouTuber Catches Fatal Fade While Attempting A Fake Robbery Prank

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Clout continues to be one of the greatest downfalls of this new generation. One online personality recently lost his life trying to do the most.

As spotted on Buzzfeed News a popular YouTuber was shot when he attempted to prank someone with weapons. On Friday, February 5 Timothy Wilks reportedly walked into the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Nashville around 9:25 p.m. The 20-year-old man and an associate of his apparently approached a group of people, that included David Starnes Jr., brandishing butcher knives.

According to police Starnes thought the situation was indeed real and shot the jokester on sight. When the police arrived to the scene he told the local authorities that he was unaware of any prank and acted in self defense. Timothy’s friends explained the “prank” was intended to help him gain further notoriety online. This is not the first time had been involved in a fake crime. In August he and his twin brother were charged with a felony and misdemeanor after they concocted a pair of fake bank robberies.

Thus far no one arrests have been made.

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After Twitter Suspended His Account, Facebook Is Indefinitely Banning Donald Trump From Posting

Facebook Bans Donald Trump's Account From Posting For 30 Days

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After all of the racist and outright crazy sh*t that he has said on Twitter that many have warned would eventually lead to yesterday’s bootleg coup, social media companies have said enough.

With only 14 days remaining in his nightmare term, Donald Trump, who has been pushing the norms to the limit, has finally done something that both Democrats and a sizeable number of Republicans can agree was absolutely crazy. After urging a mob of his loyal pro-Trump terrorists to storm the U.S. Capitol Building putting the lives of Congress members, Capitol Police, and his own Vice President in danger, Twitter took the unprecedented act to suspend the inciter-in-chief’s account after he continued to spew false information breaking Twitters Rules.

In violation of those rules, Twitter announced that Trump’s account was locked for 12-hours preventing him from spewing any more dangerous falsehoods.

Initially, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube took similar steps by removing a video that Trump shared calling for the rioters and insurrectionists that he said he “loved” to stand down and go home. He also continued to spew the ridiculously false notion that the November presidential election was “stolen” from him and that he would never “stop fighting.”

Mark Zuckerberg, who has been reluctant to put a muzzle on the lame-duck president, has finally done the right thing and announced today that his company, Facebook, will ban Trump for 30-days, effectively the rest of his term. In a post on his Facebook page, he announced:

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.
Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.
We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

While some are applauding the decision, many say this decision has come a tad bit too late based on what transpired on Wednesday (Jan.6). It could help keep Trump from saying anything else crazy in his remaining 13 days as Democrats and a growing number of Republicans call for the president to be removed immediately either by invoking the 25th amendment or impeachment.

After this failed coup attempt, we will take the social media silence from Trump, who can technically Tweet again but hasn’t said a peep since his account was suspended.

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2 Chainz Blessing Black Entrepreneurs With New “Money Maker” Contest

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2 Chainz is giving back in a big way for the holiday season with the announcement of his new contest for Black entrepreneurs.

On Monday (Dec 14), 2 Chainz took to Instagram to announce his latest partnership with YouTube for a new series as part of their #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund initiative, giving Black entrepreneurs a chance to win money for their business.

The Money Maker Fund consists of five episodes airing from Monday (December 14) through Friday (December 18) and features HBCU students and alumni pitching their business ideas to 2 Chainz, who will invest up to $55,000 into the best ones.

In the video announcing the launch, the “Grey Area” rapper explained why the initiative was important to him noting that the pandemic has made it difficult for all of us, noting that the need inspired his charitable donation to help encourage recipients to keep going.

“With this year being more than challenging to all of us, I am inspired by these courageous students who are still pushing through chasing their dreams and goals,” he said. “The idea behind the Money Maker Fund is simply to add more fuel to the already burning fire of ambition they showcase.”

YouTube also announced that the initiative served as a part of the commitment to give back to the Black artist community to inspire creatives to celebrate the Black identity and culture from their “unique experiences.”

“The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund enables us to thoughtfully invest in amplifying the voices of Black artists not only by bringing their creative visions to life but by exploring and celebrating Black identity and culture from their personal perspectives,”  YouTube Music’s Global Head of Artist Relations, Vivien Lewis, said in a statement.

Staying true to his word, on Tuesday (Dec 15), the “Not Invited” rapper announced the first winner of the contest, blessing Atlanta entrepreneurs 2 Girls and A Bag with an investment into their business.

Check out the heartwarming clip below.

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WizKid Joins YouTube For ‘A Day in the Live’ Livestream Event

WizKid Set to Star YouTube for 'A Day in the Live' Livestream Event

This Thursday, YouTube Originals will produce A Day In The Live featuring Wizkid.

The special 3-hour live stream is a production from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a $100 million investment with the purpose to amplify, elevate and champion Black voices and perspectives on YouTube.

A Day In The Live: WizKid will offer fans a look into the day-to-day life of the Nigerian star, connecting fans across the globe to the StarBoy TV channel. The live stream will also show WizKid in preparation for a performance that celebrates the deluxe edition of his new album Made in Lagos.

A Day In The Live: Wizkid is produced by Electric Robin (a Banijay UK company) and Fly On The Wall Entertainment.

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Kerser – Teenage Crime Remix

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Kerser Ft. Fortay – Roses Remix

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Kerser – Ocean Eyes Remix

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