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August Greene — a hybrid of hip-hop and contemporary jazz featuring rapper Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins — made their ONE Musicfest debut on Sunday, Sept. 9, in Atlanta. The musicians shared a long working relationship before joining forces and releasing their self-titled debut album on March 9.  They are not a braggadocious…

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Rap royalty Common is lending his sociopolitical expertise to help Starbucks recover from its national public relations disaster after having two Black men arrested for simply sitting in their store last month. As the company announced in April, the international coffee behemoth Starbucks closed 8,000 of its stores on Tuesday, May 29 for all staff to…

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The March For Our Lives demonstrations were organized by the student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Florida) school shooting. THE REVOLUTION BELONGS TO TGE YOUTH…@yarashahidi drop’n wisdom Part 1 #marchforourlives #gunreformnow #imwithther #iamrobertgee A post shared by Robert Gee (@iamrobertgee) on Mar 24, 2018 at 9:21pm PDT The demonstration that received the…

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The political power couple of the year is no more. Rap savant Common and charismatic CNN analyst Angela Rye have reportedly ended their relationship. Folks began speculating about the status of Common and Rye’s romance after the political activist did not attend the 2018 Academy Awards with Common and she was conspicuously absent at many…

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Twas the night of Sunday, January 21 and all throughout the night, artisans arrived to the The House of Rémy Martin in  celebration of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to support the WanderLuxxe House event with rapper Common and singer John Legend with other celeb guests in attendance including Idris Elba, Craig Robinson, Jeffrey Wright, Robert Calspar, Lakeith Stanfield, and CEO of BET Debra Lee. At the…

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Chadwick “Niles” Phillips was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He is the CEO and founder of The Avant Garde LLC, which is a music, arts, and entertainment company. He is also a hip-hop artist, director, producer, actor, host, songwriter, motivational speaker and teacher of his own curriculum titled Hip-Hop, History and The Arts. He graduated from…

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Toiné is an artist who understands the power of the word and speaks deliberately to help affect change. Her style has been compared to the likes of Jay-Z and Common. We spoke to her recently to gain some insight into her music and the way she expresses herself. Talk about who you are as an…

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Angela Rye, one of the more well-known and spirited political connoisseurs for CNN, is reportedly receiving death threats at her home in Southern California from “bags of deplorables” as a result of her decision to date renowned rapper Common. The threats began when, as TMZ reports, the couple decided to take their relationship into the…

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The culture of hip-hop is universal. Arguably it is the most influential way of life that affects lives across the globe. When the culture is discussed these days it gets marginalized. Hip hop consists of five pillars, breakdancing, graffiti painting, deejaying, emceeing and knowledge. Emceeing also known as rapping tends to be the representative of…

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Common has taken on yet another charitable effort. The rapper, who has used his platform to raise awareness for issues like animal rights, HIV/AIDS, underprivileged children and gun control is now focusing his efforts on preventing blindness. According to multiple outlets, the rapper and actor recently teamed up with See America, Allergan’s initiative surrounding preventable…

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Tennis star Serena Williams recently announced her engagement to tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian. The couple was in Rome, Italy when he popped the question to the beautiful, athletic and vivacious beauty and she said yes. Before Ohanian, there were other high profile celebrities who for some reason just were not a match for the G.O.A.T.…

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