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G-Herbo, Polo G & HotBlock JMoe Elevate Grammy Weekend Luxury

As the 2024 Grammy weekend unfolded, a fusion of music royalty, industry executives, and rising stars converged at an exclusive Beverly Hills penthouse for an event that will undoubtedly linger in the memory of attendees and fans alike. Hosted by the dynamic trio of G-Herbo, Polo G., and Hotblock JMoe, ‘The Labels Brunch’ brought together an eclectic mix of talent, energy, and surprises, painting an unforgettable portrait of the current hip-hop landscape.

The scene was set atop a luxurious rooftop, offering panoramic views of the sprawling city below. The exclusive gathering unfolded, with a buzzing red carpet welcoming guests into the lavish atmosphere. G-Herbo, a magnetic presence on and off the stage, commanded attention on the red carpet, exuding charisma and style. Alongside him, Polo G. and Hotblock JMoe immersed themselves in the festivities, joined by a constellation of fellow artists, industry insiders, and VIPs.

Too Short Shows Up

Among the many highlights that punctuated the afternoon, one unexpected moment stole the spotlight: the surprise appearance of Oakland’s own, Too Short. As he took the stage, the crowd erupted into applause, stunned by the cameo from the hip-hop legend.

While the dice table beckoned with its promise of excitement, Hotblock JMoe took the opportunity to tease fans with a preview of his upcoming music, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the event. The atmosphere crackled with creativity and camaraderie as artists mingled, exchanged ideas, and celebrated the vibrant tapestry of hip-hop culture.

If one were to encapsulate the essence of the evening in a headline, it would undoubtedly read: “G-Herbo and Polo G headline stunning event.” Their magnetic presence, coupled with the surprises elevated ‘The Labels Brunch’ to a league of its own, leaving an indelible mark on the 2024 Grammy weekend and beyond.

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Beyoncé’s Three-Act Project: Is A Second Release Imminent?


Beyoncé fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of her three-act project, and recent comments from singer, songwriter, and producer The Dream have sparked even more excitement.


During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Jan. 9, The Dream opened up about his collaboration with Beyoncé on Renaissance. The singer-songwriter discussed his challenges in crafting the track “MY HOUSE,” which was prominently featured in Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé.

The concert-documentary film delved into the creation of Queen Bey’s record-breaking Renaissance World Tour, which was released on Dec.1. Dream stated:

“How do we wrap Renaissance up in a way without also trying to compete with it or make something that’s light-Renaissance, because Renaissance is a special thing?”

Dozens of fans were excited to hear of the news of a possible release of “ACT 2,” as one user named @TonyTh3King wrote, “Most folks ain’t picked their Renaissance wigs up off the floor yet. You know I’m ready tho sis @Beyonce let’s go!” 

ACT 2?

However, some fans believe that others are being rather ‘delusional.’ One user named @StevenKlenk wrote, “Maybe I’m delusional but am I the only one that thinks that they would have said “how do we wrap up THE Renaissance” if they really meant they were wrapping up the era? To me this sentence reads “how do we wrap up Renaissance” (a film by Beyonce) since it’s the credit song, idk.” 

Queen Bey herself has referred to Renaissance as “ACT I,” hinting at the existence of subsequent acts. In a 2022  message preceding the release of her seventh studio album, she wrote:

“This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative.” 

R.I.P. Tina Turner

Additionally, rumors have surfaced that the “CUFF IT” singer will be performing a tribute to the late Tina Turner at this year’s 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Although the news has been confirmed by the Today Show, Beyoncé has yet to make an official announcement. 

‘The Book of Clarence’ Soundtrack

While Beyoncé’s devoted fans eagerly await “ACT 2” of her Renaissance, other artists have also returned to music. Neo-soul icon D’Angelo recently returned after an eight-year hiatus, collaborating with Jay-Z on the soundtrack for the thought-provoking film Book of Clarence.

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A$AP Rocky Joins Forces With Rihanna For Exciting Lip Balm Collaboration


A$AP Rocky, the renowned rapper and fashion icon, is making waves in the beauty industry again. In an unexpected collaboration, he has teamed up with none other than Rihanna’s Fenty Skin to create a new lip balm. 

Fenty Lux Balm

A$AP Rocky recently made waves on social media after being featured in a promotional post for Rihanna’s Fenty Skin product, Lux Balm. The post read:

“#LuxBalm up in @asaprocky’s palm, new collab with our fave mom @badgalriri.. This juicy, Barbados Cherry-powered lip balm packed with vitamin E + shea butter brings dry lips back to life with instant hydration. It’s slim, slick n easily slips into your pocket, so you can keep it on you wherever you go, Cop it now at @sephora, @sephoracanada, Sephora @kohls + fentyskin.com.”

Rocky and Rih appear to be teasing the collaboration prior, as the music in the promotional clip titled “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n),” which is named after their second son, featured the lyrics, “Flossy, glossy, Nah, bitch, this ain’t lip gloss, Lux Balm up in my palm, new collab with my baby mom.”


The Lux Balm collaboration between A$AP Rocky and Fenty Beauty is available now, where the lip balm is currently priced at $16.

Rocky On The Move

Fans were quick to express their excitement about this unexpected collaboration. 

Many took to social media to share their anticipation, with one user named @beusmood wrote, “my man gotta support me the way asap rocky just ate in the fenty campaign,” alluding to the romantic relationship between Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. Another user named @j.klein_official wrote, “You know it’s right when you and ya man running business together.” 

This current partnership is not the first time Rocky is engaging in a promotional collaboration; he notably participated in the Puma X F1 Launch in November 2023 as the creative director

Travis Scott x Audemars Piguet

The partnership between A$AP Rocky and Rihanna for the lip balm collaboration shows the ongoing and increasing trend of hip-hop artists venturing into different industries. Travis Scott recently made headlines for partnering with luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet.

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Ludacris Claps Back At Katt Williams’ Illuminati Claims with Fiery Freestyle

Katt Williams, Ludacris

Ludacris, the Atlanta rap legend is making headlines once again. He responded to comedian Katt Williams shocking allegations about him being a member of the Illuminati. 


Ludacris took to his social media accounts on Jan. 4 to showcase his freestyling skills and shut down the claims made by Katt Williams. 

The rapper/actor wasted no time in addressing Williams’ recent Jan. 3 Club Shay Shay podcast interview, where Williams claimed that Ludacris had made a deal with the Illuminati. According to Williams, the alleged deal involved Ludacris starring in 20 movies for a whopping $200 million. 

“So there was a crossroads where we were both invited to an Illuminati thing, and it had to be one or the other of us and decisions had to be made,” Williams  said. “So it was both of us, we were equal. One of us had to cut off all their hair and couldn’t do the sideburn thing no more, with the points.”

He continued:

“And the next person they said was going to get $200 million because they were going to pay him $10 million a movie to do 20 movies. And that’s how the conversation happened. One of those persons turned out to be Ludacris, and the other person turned out to be Katt Williams.” Ludacris is a member of the Fast & Furious series, which has 10 movies. 

Ludacris Responds

Katt Williams also took a shot at Luda for saying he “ended up with a light-skinned ugly-face wife.” Ludacris responded with a not-so-subliminal freestyle over Kanye West’s “Devil in a New Dress” beat.

In his response, Ludacris made it clear that he has never been associated with the Illuminati, stating, “Never been Illuminati, only Ill-Luda-nati.” He also emphasized his commitment to his family, rapping:

“Now I’m married with kids, the evolution of life.” Ludacris effortlessly shut down any notion of him being a clout-chaser, asserting, “Never been a clout-chaser, never say sh*t for likes.”

But Ludacris didn’t stop there. He also took a dig at Williams over his alleged drug use. Referencing the late director John Singleton, Ludacris rapped:

“R.I.P. John Singleton, you never have to flex when you earned every one of your ‘Fast & Furious’ checks. Addiction’s on the rise, comedians check your temperature.” It was a direct hit aimed at Williams’ personal struggles.

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to Ludacris’ freestyle. One user named @MrJeromeTrammel commented, “ Luda you ate this rap up, but we STILL believe Katt Williams,” and one other user named @JoshyBeSloshy used a GIF that said “Nah that ain’t it y’all.” 

Katt Williams has not publicly responded directly to Ludacris’s freestyle at this time.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (1/5/23 at 5:00 pm)

Kevin Hart Fires Back At Katt Williams: ‘It’s Honestly Sad’

Kevin Hart has clapped back at fellow comedian Katt Williams. The comedian/actor’s response follows after the Friday After Next star criticized him in a recent interview. 

‘It’s Honestly Sad’

Kevin Hart has offered a response to fellow comedian Katt Williams, who called him out in a recent interview with Cub Shay Shay. 

In response to Williams’ remarks, Hart took to his Twitter (X) account on Jan. 4 to address the situation. Alongside the announcement of his upcoming Netflix movie, LIFT, Hart wrote:

“Gotta get that anger up outcha champ… It’s honestly sad.”  In the meantime…. Please enjoy MY MOVIE TRAILER to my next film “LIFT” which will be dropping on @netflix in 8 days!!!!!,’” Hart wrote.

‘They Really Love You’

Not one to miss an opportunity for some playful banter, the Me Time star took a direct swipe at Katt Williams in the trailer. Referring to a scene where actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw says:

“They Really Love You,” Hart humorously stated, “@gugumbatharaw [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] says ‘They Really Love You’… I now know she’s talking about ‘Katt.’ Mark yo calendars world!!!! This one is SPECIAL!!!!”

Following Hart’s response, fans flooded the comment section with their opinions on the ongoing feud and the trailer. 

One user named @PRBUchiha couldn’t help but take a shot at Hart, commenting, “Katt Williams put you in a blender.” Another user named @queennaturally expressed disappointment in Hart’s recent work, stating, “Kevin, you’re not even funny anymore. Especially because you’re so eager to appeal to a YT[white] audience now. The movie is probably as corny as your comedy is nowadays.”

The Infamous Interview

The animosity between Hart and Williams stems from an interview Williams gave on the Club Shay Shay podcast, released on January 3. 

Williams referred to Hart as an “industry plant,” asserting that he had not put in the same years of work performing at comedy clubs as himself and other comedians. Williams also called out comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Steve HarveyRickey Smiley, and others in the interview.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (1/4/23 at 4:30 pm)

Katt Williams Calls Out Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart & More In Fiery Interview

Katt Williams has unleashed a blistering attack on his fellow comedic legends. During a recent interview, the legendary comedian called out Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, and Rickey Smiley

Can’t Take A Joke

In an interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast released on Jan. 3, Williams vented about Cedric The Entertainer stealing one of his jokes from the past. 

According to Williams, Cedric believed he could get away with it since Williams was a relatively unknown comedian at the time. 

“He thought that I was just a no-name comedian and that he could take this joke and nobody would know. The issue was that I had already done this particular joke on BET’s ComicView twice. It had done so well… that they made it part of the commercial,” Williams said. 

Williams added:

“This is not just a random joke, this is my best joke…it’s my closing joke. 1998, I’m doing this joke…Cedric comes to The Comedy Store, he watches me in the audience, he comes backstage, he tells me what a great job I did and how much he loves the joke. Two years later, he’s doing that as his last joke on The [Original] Kings Of Comedy and he’s doing it verbatim, he just changed my car into a spaceship.” 

WIlliams was referencing the comedy special movie, The Original Kings of Comedy. Williams also took a shot at Cedric by saying he looks like a walrus. 

Cedric The Entertainer Responds

Cedric The Entertainer later responded to Williams on Instagram:

“Revisionist history, regardless of whatever Katts opinion My career can’t be reduced to One Joke Katt Williams claims as his, I been [in] over 40 movies, my specials and brand speaks volumes for [who] i am. The ppl I have put on including ‘Kat in the Hat’ At the Gibson Amphitheatre. And all that tough talk Is corny af Im [a] grown ass man. And none of that sh*t gonna go like you think. You do you and I got this over here.” 

Katt Williams additionally called out Steve Harvey, Cedric’s co-star in The Original Kings of Comedy, accusing him of being involved in the joke Cedric allegedly stole. Williams claimed that the shared joke, originally crafted with comedian Mark Curry, was also appropriated by Harvey:

“This is the same Steve that went to go watch Mark Curry do his whole sitcom and then stole everything Mark Curry had. Now Steve got a sitcom where he’s the principal and he wear a suit.” The sitcom in question was The Steve Harvey Show and Curry’s Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to Williams’ explosive interview. One user named @Teewhyfene commented “Katt Williams a legend and I’m happy he gets to get his truth heard,” and one other user named @Thats_wildddd commented, “He damn sure aint lyin Cedric never ever been funny to me and really just rode off the coat tails of all the other comedians in that “kings of comedy.”

Katt Williams Calls Out Rickey Smiley

Additionally, Williams targeted Rickey Smiley, debunking Smiley’s claims that he was originally cast as Money Mike in the movie Friday After Next. Williams accused Smiley of lying and mockingly criticized his acting skills. Williams questioned why Smiley had not been offered significant movie roles in recent years, stating:

“Rickey Smiley can’t act because Rickey Smiley can’t act.”

Unsurprisingly, Kevin Hart also found himself in Williams’ line of fire. Williams referred to Hart as an “industry plant,” insinuating that Hart’s rise to fame lacked the long underground career typically associated with successful comedians. 

“In 15 years in Hollywood, no one in Hollywood has a memory of going to a sold-out Kevin Hart show and being in line for him getting a standing ovation at any comedy club. What do you think a plant is?” 

Williams said as he raised his voice. Williams also said that he is tired of the narrative of him being “bitter and jealous” during his comedy hiatus. 

The full interview is now available on YouTube. 

Stay Warm

In other news about Cedric The Entertainer, he recently teamed up with Houston rapper Trae The Truth by delivering blankets, jackets, and coats to the homeless shortly before New Year’s Day. Local media was there to capture the kind gesture from Trae and Cedric. 

Kanye Says Cardi B Is An ‘Industry Plant’

One other celebrity that called fellow celebrities out was rap star Kanye West. In a leaked video from 2018, Kanye called out rapper Cardi B and said that she was an industry plant. He was also frustrated with producing songs for Pusha T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor as well as others and not being appreciated.

Originally Written By: Chris Samuel

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T.I. Receives Atlanta’s Phoenix Award For Humanitarian Efforts


T.I. has been honored by his hometown for his outstanding humanitarian efforts. At a recent ceremony, the Atlanta rap legend received the prestigious Phoenix Award, considered Atlanta’s highest honor, in recognition of his dedication to the city.

T.I. Honored

T.I. officially received the Phoenix Award at a ceremony held in Atlanta on Dec. 29. The award was presented to the “What You Know” rapper after his second symphony concert at Symphony Hall, where he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Trap Muzik

Among those present to honor T.I. were Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Senator Raphael Warnock, and Phillana Williams.

T.I. Expresses Gratitude

In an official statement, T.I. expressed his gratitude for receiving the prestigious award, emphasizing the significance of the moment for his family and the city of Atlanta. 

“Humbly honored for us to have received this highest honor by Mayor Andre Dickens and the City of Atlanta. This is for Trap Muzik, 20 years later. Happy to have shared this illustrious moment with my wife and the rest of my family, along with the people in da City,” T.I. said.

This is not the first time T.I.’s philanthropic efforts have been recognized. Over the years, he has been involved in numerous non-profit organizations, including Harris Community Works and For The Love of our Fathers, which focuses on helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 

T.I.’s Humanitarian Efforts

The “Rubber Band Man” rapper has also spearheaded various charitable initiatives, such as Thanksgiving turkey drives, Christmas toy drives, and hurricane relief efforts, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

In addition to his recent achievements, T.I. made headlines in November 2023 when he opened an affordable housing development in Atlanta. The housing development, located in West Atlanta, aims to provide shelter for homeless and troubled youth, further exemplifying T.I.’s dedication to the community.

Jermaine Dupri Honored With Phoenix Award

Notably, T.I. joins the ranks of another Atlanta rap legend, Jermaine Dupri, who was previously honored with the Phoenix Award in August 2023. Jermaine Dupri, the founder of So So Def Recordings, received the award for his significant contributions to the Atlanta community and the city’s rap scene, further solidifying the impact of Atlanta’s influential artists.

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Hip-Hop Holiday Cheer: Artists With Holiday Songs & Albums That May Have Went Under The Radar

Tyler The Creator, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and catchy tunes, and while fans may think of traditional carols and pop ballads, hip-hop has also left its mark on Christmas music. From Tyler, The Creator’s Grinch-inspired tracks to Kanye West’s iconic “Christmas In Harlem,” get ready to be surprised as SOHH reveals the top six hip-hop artists who have crafted festive songs and albums for the holidays.

Tyler, The Grinch

In 2018, Tyler, The Creator introduced his talents to a wider audience with a role in The Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch soundtrack.

Not only did he create the catchy original song, “I Am The Grinch,” but he also delivered a hip-hop cover of the holiday classic, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Just a few days later, Tyler released an EP titled Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, further showcasing his festive creativity.

In the realm of Tyler, The Creator’s world, the rapper continues to elevate and consistently showcase his versatility. He recently embarked on his annual festival, Camp Flog Gnaw which reached immense success, with heavy headliners such as Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem, as they acted as a duo named, “The Hillbillies.” 

‘The Ying and The Yang of The Holidays’

Known for their energetic club anthems, the Ying Yang Twins surprised fans in 2008 with a holiday EP titled, The Ying and The Yang of The Holidays. The standout track, “Deck Da Club,” is their unique take on the Christmas classic, “Deck The Halls.”

Ceelo Green’s Magical Moment

In 2012, CeeLo Green delved into the holiday spirit with his album CeeLo’s Magic Moment. Serving as his fourth studio album and first holiday release, it featured his renditions of beloved Christmas songs like “Mary Did You Know” and “What Christmas Means To Me.” 

Chance The Rapper In The Holiday Spirit

On Christmas Eve 2016, Chance The Rapper surprised fans with a self-released mixtape on SoundCloud titled “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama.” 

Collaborating with singer Jeremih, the mixtape showcased their playful and festive side. The project gained so much popularity that it was reissued the following year as a double-disc mixtape with additional tracks and a piano remix.

Kanye Kristmas Karols

Adding to his diverse discography, Kanye West created a Christmas hit with his 2010 single, “Christmas In Harlem.” Featuring rapper Cyhi the Prynce and R&B singer Teyana Taylor, the track captured the holiday spirit while showcasing Kanye’s unique musical style.

Then, Ye has also been in the talks this year as fans are awaiting his highly-anticipated album release titled, Vultures. The album has created many conversations as he has collaborated with Ty Dolla $ign and his daughter, North West

Khia’s ‘Santa Baby’

Known for her bold and explicit hit “My Neck, My Back,” Khia surprised fans with her own holiday offering in 2018. Releasing her version of “Santa Baby,” the rapper paid homage to the jolly old man himself with her signature flair.

Songs That Were Covers

Just when fans thought they knew everything about their favorite artists, they were surprised with unexpected songs and covers. From Beyoncé to Aaliyah, many musicians have put their spin on well-known tracks.

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T-Pain Set To Take Over Vegas With First-Ever Residency


T-Pain is set to make waves in Las Vegas as he recently announced his highly-anticipated 2024 residency. The “5 O’clock” singer has recently shared the exciting news with his fans. 

T-Pain x Las Vegas

Taking to Twitter on Dec. 19, T-Pain announced his 2024 Las Vegas residency.

The “I’m Sprung” singer’s Vegas residency will officially begin on February 8, 2024, and he has four shows lined up at Zouk Night Club and Ayu Dayclub. The announcement has garnered widespread attention, with fans expressing their enthusiasm on social media. 

One fan, @ErinRuhnay, couldn’t contain their excitement and wrote, “You crazy if you think I’m missing this! I’ll be there front row!” Another user, @krystalrhymes, praised T-Pain’s accomplishment, saying, “T-Pain having a residency in Vegas for 2024 is the best shit I’ve heard in a minute. He truly deserves his flowers.”

More Details

For those interested in attending, tickets are available now. The residency offers different price ranges, with general admission starting at $40 for women and $60 for men. 

VIP admissions are priced the same for both men and women, starting at $150. These shows are expected to be a sell-out, so fans are encouraged to secure their tickets as soon as possible.

T-Pain On The Move

This Vegas residency adds to T-Pain’s ongoing success and ventures. The rapper recently partnered with meal kit company Hello Fresh for a collaboration. 

Additionally, he joined forces with Lipton Tea to promote their new frozen iced tea pops, even creating a special remix for the commercial’s jingle. T-Pain’s career continues to flourish, and his Vegas residency is another milestone in his musical journey.

Jodeci: Vegas 2024

The R&B and hip-hop genres have become a significant presence in Las Vegas, with artists like Usher and New Edition captivating audiences with their own residencies. Adding to the excitement, legendary 90s R&B group Jodeci recently announced their Vegas residency set for 2024.

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Eddie Murphy Returns To Beverly Hills In Fourth Installment Of Iconic Franchise On Netflix

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his iconic role as “Axel Foley” in the highly anticipated fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. The film, which will premiere on Netflix, promises to deliver the same entertaining mix of action, comedy, and nostalgia that made the original films such classics.

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ 2024

In Summer 2024, fans will have the chance to witness Eddie Murphy’s return as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, a Netflix exclusive. 

Joined by Judge Reinhold and John Ashton, who reprise their roles as Foley’s old friends, Billy Rosewood and John Taggart, the film also introduces new faces to the franchise. Taylour Paige plays Foley’s estranged daughter, Jane, who is now a criminal defense attorney in Beverly Hills. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the cast as Det. Bobby Abbott, Foley’s new partner and Jane’s ex-boyfriend. Together, they must unravel a conspiracy after Jane’s life is put in danger.

More Returning Faces

Notably, the film features some familiar faces, including Kevin Bacon as Capt. Grant and Bronson Pinchot are reprising their roles as Serge. Paul Reiser also returns as Det. Jeffrey Friedman adds a touch of nostalgia for longtime fans.

 The star-studded cast brings together a perfect blend of talent and chemistry, promising an exciting and entertaining experience for viewers.

The announcement of the upcoming “Beverly Hills Cop” sequel has generated considerable buzz on social media. Fans on Twitter(X) have expressed their excitement and approval of Eddie Murphy’s return to the iconic role. 

One user commented, “It actually looks good and it’s great to see the old BHC crew back together again.” Another user enthusiastically stated, “This trailer could have just been Eddie’s laugh and the Beverly Hills Cop theme and I’d have been sold. Love the Axel Foley character.”

Eddie Murphy For The Holidays!

The Hollywood legend’s incredible talent and versatility as an actor and entertainer are well-known, and he continues to prove his prowess in the industry. In addition to the fourth Beverly Hills Cop film, Murphy stars in Prime Video’s holiday comedy Candy Cane Lane as part of his new film deal with Amazon Studios.

Despite receiving a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Candy Cane Lane has garnered numerous positive reviews from Black media outlets for its refreshing perspective.

Marvel’s Latest ‘Spiderman’ Sequel

Speaking of highly anticipated sequels, the premiere of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse recently took place, attracting attention from fans and hip-hop artists alike. The red carpet rollout was a star-studded affair, showcasing the excitement and anticipation surrounding the film.

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Bun B Says Megan Thee Stallion Embodies Pimp C’s Legacy

Pimp C, Megan Thee Stallion

Bun B recently spoke about the late Pimp C and how he sees shades of the legendary artist in rising star Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston rapper suggested that the “Cobra” rapper embodies qualities reminiscent of Pimp and notes that it might be surprising for people to see these characteristics expressed by a woman.

Bun B Speaks

Bun B, who was Pimp C’s longtime partner in the rap duo UGK, recently shared his thoughts on today’s generation that shares similarities with the late artist. He expressed:

“I see that in most people.. like Megan Thee Stallion embodies a lot of what Pimp represented. I think that’s why it was so jarring for people to see it coming from a woman.”

Pimp C & Meg

Pimp C, a member of UGK alongside Bun B, passed away in 2007 at the age of 33 due to an overdose on codeine and promethazine, leaving a lasting impact on the Houston hip-hop scene.

Megan Thee Stallion has been vocal about the influence the late artist has had on her artistry. She often references Pimp C and his impact on the Houston hip-hop scene, where her alter ego, Tina Snow, is a nod to Pimp C’s Tony Snow persona. 

Megan’s debut EP, Tina Snow, released in 2018, showcased her biggest hits like “Big Ole Freak” and “Freak Nasty,” further solidifying the connection to Pimp C’s legacy.

‘I Know A Star When I See One’

Chinara Butler, Pimp C’s widow, has also recognized Megan Thee Stallion’s talent. In an Instagram post in 2019, Butler congratulated Megan and referred to her as her “Trill Goddaughter,” writing:

 “Lol I know a star when I see one #Congratulations to my #TrillGodDaughter @theestallion now you have everything you nrrf eith @rocnation as Management #Loveit and I’m hold on to a couple of Unreleased verses of #PimpC just for you!!! Get ‘em #TinaSnow.”

Furthermore, the rap sensation has embarked on a new chapter in her musical journey by transitioning into an independent artist, distancing herself from the complex relationship with her former label, 1501 Entertainment. Notably, Megan has entered a fresh phase in her career by signing a new distribution deal with Warner Music Group.

Timbaland To Launch AI Startup To Revive Late Artists

In the realm of posthumous releases, producer Timbaland recently faced backlash for expressing his interest in using artificial intelligence also known as A.I. to produce songs for late artists.

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KRS-One Disses The Grammys & Explains Why He Declined ‘50 Years of Hip-Hop’ Invite


KRS-One shared his displeasure with the Grammys in a recent interview. The rap legend discussed the recent 50th-anniversary celebration, A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop, and why he declined his invitation.

KRS-One Talks The Grammys

In an interview with Harold St. Louis on Dec. 12, KRS-One explained why he turned down a personal invite from fellow rap legend LL Cool J to perform at A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop, which took place on Sunday, Dec. 10. 

Hip-Hop ‘Ignored For 49 Years’

KRS-One says he refused to attend because the award show “ignored hip-hop for 49 years”: 

“I was asked about two months ago; they asked me to do it and I turned them down,” he said. “With all due respect, LL Cool J J himself called me, spoke to my wife and pretty much begged for me to be on the show but we turned him down. And reason being is because I know people don’t understand this , and I say this respectfully. KRS-One is a Hip Hop extremist. I’m not violent, a violent extremist. I’m insane with this culture. I know I must have lost my mind in this.”

The hip-hop legend continued to go in-depth on his bone to pick with the Grammys:

“I restrict myself in a certain way, because I know who I am in this culture. Never will you ever see me standing in the environment where our culture is being exploited.” He then added, “So when I got the call, I immediately said nah. First of all, it’s the Grammys? You get no respect here. None. Now we respect your existence, we know you exist. And we know that you’re the Grammys and we understand that and we respect that. But you ignored Hip Hop for 49 years. At the 50th year, you wanna call us? You couldn’t even call on 47 and gear it up to 50. You wait to the 50th year to call Hip Hop’s authentic teacha? Nah, you don’t get that privilege.”

Hip-Hop Boycotts The Grammys

The Grammys has a history of being accused of “ignoring” or “disrespecting” hip-hop for decades. 

One notable boycott was in 1989 when Will Smith, who went by his rap name The Fresh Prince, and DJ Jazzy Jeff decided not to attend the Grammys that year after noted and won the award for “Best Rap Performance.” The Grammys told the duo that their award presentation would not be televised, and they thought it was disrespectful.

Other rappers such as Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, and executive Russell Simmons among others, followed suit and supported the hip-hop boycott. 

KRS-One Talks Israel-Palestine Conflict

In other news, KRS-One also shared his thoughts on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In an interview with SOHH, KRS-One felt that both sides were wrong, but Israel shouldn’t own Palestinian land. 

Nicki Minaj Goes Off On The Grammys

Another rapper who spoke out against the Grammys was rap superstar Nicki Minaj. In an Instagram live, she argued that her song, “Super Freaky Girl,”  was nominated in the wrong category, but was eventually completely left out.

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