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The Fugees Cancel 25th Anniversary of ‘The Score’ Tour Due To COVID-19

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According to a press release from The Fugees, their 25th Anniversary of The Score Tour has been cancelled due to the rising numbers of COVID cases around the country.

According to the release, “We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen.” It continued, “The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe.  An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work.  We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety and scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon.  THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the years.”

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Cali’s Smokers Club Fest 2022 Announces Lineup w/ Playboi Carti, Kid Cudi, and A$AP Rocky Headlining

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Cali’s Smokers Club Fest is rolling out its 2022 lineup and it’s lit.

The one-day festival announced it’s line up with featured headliners that include Playboi Carti, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, and of course the OG Wiz Khalifa. The released announcement flyer says Wiz will be performing the classic project, Kush and Orange Juice. While ScHoolboy Q will deliver a dose of nostalgia with Oxymoron.

Other notable talent set to blaze the stage include Curren$y, Lupe Fiasco, Wale, Rico Nasty, Joey Bada$$, Earl Sweatshirt, Dom Kennedy, Berner, Erica Banks, The Alchemist, Danny Brown and more.

The 2022 Smokers Club Fest is set for April 30th at the Glen Helen Amphitheater. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Monday.

Peep the full lineup below with your old and new faves. Is it better than Coachella? Share your thoughts with us on social media.

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Power Moves: Roc Nation Elevates Brett Yormark to COO

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Brett Yormark has been elevated to COO of Roc Nation. The announcement was made by Jay-Z’s longtime business partner and Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez.

Yormark has held the position of co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified and President of Business Operations & Strategy since 2019. Since then Yorkmark has facilitated major partnership deals including, American Greetings, Modern Luxury (EDITION), US Open and LIU, and establishing Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment.

Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez shared, “There are few individuals that understand the essence of Roc Nation. Brett Yormark has proven to be a fearless leader and will be dynamic in the role of COO. His proven track record ensures that Roc Nation will be in a prime position to expand our business and influence in the years to come.”

According to the released statement, in the role, Yormark will provide leadership and strategic vision across Roc Nation verticals while continuing to develop and execute long-term organizational objectives to support the company’s continued growth.

“I am thrilled that Jay-Z, Desiree and the Roc Nation board have given me this opportunity and look forward to growing the company under their vision. Roc Nation is one of today’s most culturally rich, diverse and innovative companies. After the past two years working at Roc Nation, I have seen first hand that with determination and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible,” Yormark shared of his promotion.

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‘Madea’ Actress Ion Overman Among 19 Indicted In $3M PPP Fraud Scheme

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According to a startling report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ion Overman, who starred in Madea Goes to Jail, is one of 19 people in the entertainment industry who have been named in a PPP fraud indictment that allegedly netted over $3 million.

An “unindicted co-conspirator” named Mark C. Mason Jr. was allegedly submitting fraudulent loan applications in order to assist others for a 2-5% “success fee”.

Other notables in the indictment include producer Carlos “Clos” Stephens, who has worked with Master P and his son, Lil Romeo. Also, actor Dale Godboldo, who has appeared in The People Vs O.J. Simpson and Thor, was named in the indictment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia is handling this case, but no statement has been made by authorities in regards to Overman or any of the other co-conspirators.

TheSource.com will have an update for this story as details become available.

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[WATCH] French Montana Flaunts The MoneyBagg Yo Remix “FWMGAB” With New Visuals

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Some artists blur genres, but French Montana blurs borders. His inimitable fusion of classic East Coast rhymes, wavy pop swagger, and international ambition elevated him to the forefront of the game on a global scale. 2017 saw him ascend to superstar status with the blockbuster smash “Unforgettable” [feat. Swae Lee], which cemented him in the “Billion Club” for streaming and earned a nine-times platinum certification from the RIAA. Meanwhile, his sophomore effort, JUNGLE RULES, went and dominated the charts and his 2019 album MONTANAwas certified gold immediately upon release. He closed 2020 with the release of the long-anticipated CB5 (Coke Boys 5) mixtape, continuing a legacy he started over a decade ago. Now, he takes it to the next level with his latest effort They Got Amnesia.

Now, Morocco Montana recruits Memphis shot caller MoneyBagg Yo, who dropped the smash remix, but the video for “FWMGAB” remix gives the vibes that these two might collab on a full project. Women, water, and wads of cash show you what you get when you “FWFMAMBY”.

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Nas Joins Google In $20M Gaming Investment

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Nas adds another solid addition to his list of investments as he supports Google and others with the initial investment of African gaming company Carry1st.

A report from The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Nas has joined Google and other related investors and in a gaming company, which is projected to see a 96 percent monthly revenue growth.

The African mobile game publisher called Carry1st will use this initial investment to help build the company’s content portfolio and product/engineering teams to acquire tens of millions of new users, while also moving into game co-development.

“We’re excited to partner with this world-class group of investors who, in addition to capital, bring expertise across gaming, fintech, and web3,” said Carry1st co-founder and CEO Cordel Robbin-Coker in a company statement. “In 2021, we launched multiple games and digital commerce solutions achieving really strong growth. Together we can accelerate this growth and achieve our goal of becoming the leading consumer internet company in the region.”

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Happy Heavenly Birthday Jam Master Jay! (RIP)

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Hip Hop lost a great DJ over two decades ago, but in celebration of JMJ’s life today, his legacy will forever live on

On this date in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Mizell, who later became Jam Master Jay, was born.

Jay was the DJ for the legendary Kings from Hollis, Queens, Run-D.M.C. His musical career took him all over the world and even expanded his talents into Hip Hop filmographies, such as Krush Groove and Tougher Than Leather. JMJ is also responsible for breaking several artists from his Jam Master Jay Records imprint, including Onyx, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and 50 Cent.

On October 30, 2002, Jay was tragically shot and killed by an unknown assailant in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio. To this day, no one has been charged with his murder.

The Source Magazine would like to send a super born day salute to this icon of our culture. He may be physically gone, but his legacy will never be forgotten!

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Today In Hip Hop History: RUN-D.M.C. Dropped Their Sophomore LP ‘King Of Rock’ 37 Years Ago

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The “Kings From Queens” dropped their second album 37 years ago today.

On this date in 1985, Joseph Simmons, Daryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell successfully avoided the sophomore jinx some three decades ago when they released the follow-up to their self-titled debut album with King Of Rock.

Produced by Run’s brother Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, this album was the project that catapulted the crew from rappers to internationally recognized recording artists. King Of Rock is historic in the sense that it was the first Hip Hop album to go platinum and ended up going double platinum. Singles like “King Of Rock” and “Rock It Like This” appeared in the cult classic flick Krush Groove, which is based on the rise of Run-D.M.C., Def Jam Records, co-starring Jay, Darryl, and Joe. Those two tracks and the comical “You Talk Too Much” all reached the Top 20 R&B charts.

Salute to Run, D.M.C., the Mizell family, the Simmons family, Rick Rubin, Larry Smith (RIP), and everyone at Def Jam and Profile who made this album happen!

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Cardi B and Fat Joe Step in to Help Victims of Bronx Fire

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Cardi B and Fat Joe represent for the Bronx in a major way.

Only 9 days into the New Year, a high rise fire would strike an apartment building at the Twin Parks North West in the Bronx of New York, killing 17 people. Sadly, 8 of those individuals would be children.

Overall, 44 people were injured from the fire and many took to social media to ask for help as many are houseless, some are even the last of their family following the deadly fire.

After hearing the devastating news, Cardi B stepped in to help cover the cost of funeral and burials for the victims of the tragedy. “I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal,” Cardi B stated.  “I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”

Cardi B will be partnering with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to cover the expenses for the families.

Along with Cardi B, Fat Joe would also collaborate with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to provide a relief fund for victims who were impacted by the fire, getting support from Roc Nation who posted the link to Joe’s aid on their website.

“No matter where I go in the world or what I achieve, I could never forget my community,” Fat Joe stated. “I had to react, but I couldn’t do it on my own.” Fat Joe’s efforts raised 1 million dollars along with the help of other celebrities such as Jay-Z and Dj Khaled.

Although Fat Joe raised 1 million dollars, the “Lean Back” rapper shared with Pix11 that he plans on continuing to do what he can to support the victims of the Bronx fire.

“We have so much more to raise,” he stated. “These people have real lifelong issues with emotional [and] mental distress.”

Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of the tragic Bronx fire.

Check out the video below to hear Fat Joe’s explanation as to why he felt he needed to get involved.

Anyone interested in donating to help the victims of the fire can click here.

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Halle Bailey Gives Viral TikTok Song “Hrs and Hrs” A Shot

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Halle Bailey gives viral TikTok song “Hrs and Hrs” by Muni Long a shot.

Chloe and Halle Bailey have been in the show biz for quite some time. The two talented sisters started making a name for themselves after posting various singing videos of themselves on Youtube.

From youtube to the big screen, the sisters add a new definition to putting respect on their name as they can now be seen in movies, TV shows, dropping albums, and becoming the proteges of Beyonce.

As of lately, the sisters have been showing their talents individually as Chloe Bailey blessed the 2021 VMA Awards with a performance of her single, “Have Mercy” and Halle Bailey has recently wrapped up the live-action version to Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Before Chloe released her own single, fans were begging the star for solo music as she dropped covers of songs to her Instagram where she showcased her voice.

It looks as if Halle Bailey is showing off her talents too as she took to her social media yesterday to post a cover of her singing the viral TikTok song, “Hrs and Hrs” by Muni Long.

Although some social media users thought Halle gracefully covered the song, others criticized the singer, suggesting that she find a song that fits her voice instead.

Halle later addressed the controversy saying that she loves the song but “sang it an octave higher because it’s too low for me!” she stated. “Lol my sopranos can relate.”

Check out the video of Halle Bailey tackling “Hrs and Hrs.”

What do you think?

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