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LisaRaye had a tense exchange with her half-sister Da Brat on the popular “Cocktails With Queens” show over unresolved friction and a lack of communication between the two. In the process, LisaRaye, aka LisaRaye McCoy, also unleashed a stream of profanities at the co-hosts of the Fox Soul interactive streaming show — Claudia Jordan, Vivica…

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Jesseca Dupart is the walking definition of a boss. Besides leading a multimillion-dollar beauty empire, Dupart is balancing being in a loving relationship with rap star Da Brat and giving back to her hometown, New Orleans. Dupart was a hairdresser for 20 years before she took a chance on creating hair products. Armed with a personality…

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Less than six months after wowing audiences with his first film to stage play adaption, Je’Caryous Johnson is back with Set It Off Live. The stage play is based on Set It Off, the iconic Black film about four friends from the ‘hood in Los Angeles, who decide to rob banks to escape their unfortunate circumstances.…

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Rickey Smiley hopped in his luxury liner tour bus and brought Porsha Williams and the entire DISH Nation crew along with his RSMS fans, celebrity friends and family to gather at Sling Entertainment for the first annual charity event for the Rickey Smiley Foundation. Who knew Ed Lover, Bobby Valentino, Tameka Raymond, Mishon, singer Sammy,…

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Lifetime will soon be throwing its hat into the world of hip-hop-themed reality shows. Rap royalty Queen Latifah and hip-hop heavyweight Jermaine Dupri will team with the network to produce an unscripted series called The Rap Game. Based in Atlanta’s ever thriving hip-hop scene, the eight-episode series will follow five, young hip hop artists, ranging from…

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It was Kellz to the rescue, as prolific singer-songwriter R. Kelly performed at a benefit concert in his hometown of Chicago last week to help his childhood music teacher, Lena McLin. Kelly, who is currently on tour promoting his soon to be released new album, The Buffet, came home to help raise money for McLin to…

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A3C Ladies First Brunch Powered by Beautiful Textures honored high-powered female executives in the music industry at the beautiful Crown Plaza Midtown in Atlanta. The brunch was hosted by Bossip, ASCAP and hip-hop wired included panelists Karen Civil, Deb Antney, Hannah Kang, Shanti Das and Da Brat. View more photos in the gallery.

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Happy 42nd birthday Jermaine Dupri! Born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, JD, as he is affectionately called, is a music producer, songwriter, and rapper best known for his collaborations. The super-producer is spinning around the globe, including a current DJ residency at the iconic Wynn Las Vegas which started mid-summer and is an expansion from his five-year gig at Tryst to include additional…

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