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Kendrick Lamar heads the list of nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old rap star, who is already a 12-time Grammy Award winner, has received eight nominations ahead of the annual bash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. Lamar — whose work on the Black Panther movie soundtrack has been…

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Migos say they were “cheated” after not picking up a single award at the Grammys. The hip-hop trio comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset was nominated for Best Rap Album for Culture and Best Rap Performance for “Bad and Boujee,” but lost out to Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and “HUMBLE” respectively. However, the “Slippery” hitmakers —…

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This writer will never forget sneaking into Jay-Z’s pre-Grammy party in Century City, California, a town on the edge of Beverly Hills that reeks of fresh crisp $100 bills. It was the “Two Kings” party that was co-hosted by Hov and Cleveland Cavaliers’ megastar LeBron James and included the likes of wife Beyoncé, Rihanna, Academy…

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On her Instagram page on Tuesday, Aug. 22, Laverne Cox confirmed that she is working on an upcoming project with Beyoncé. Cox is a huge Beyoncé fan, and during an interview with Access Hollywood, she shared reaction to her first encounter with Bey at the 2017 Grammys. “I thought the first time I’d meet Beyoncé I’d…

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Rapper Big Boi claims he doesn’t care about winning Grammys anymore after having “trophy cases full” and still enjoys going on tour. The 42-year-old rapper-and-producer is one-half of the pioneering hip-hop duo OutKast alongside Andre 3000 and on Frida, June 16, he released his long-awaited third solo album, Boomiverse. During their career, Big Boi and…

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History was made last night as living legend Bobby Rush won his first Grammy at the age of 83. Rush had been nominated for Grammys three times in the past and his win this year has blues fans relieved and happy that he received the long overdue recognition. Rush has been called the “Dean of…

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The Grammy Awards were full of fashion statements and rapper/singer CeeLo Green made a golden one. In his new persona as Gnarly Davidson for his upcoming album, he appeared in a golden costume complete with a robotic face mask, making him look like angry, gold Oompa-Loompa. But as rapper André 3000 said in 1996 when…

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Bryan-Michael Cox’s annual Breakfast Club brunch has become a staple of Grammy Awards weekend. In the past, the event has honored musical greats such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Swizz Beatz, T.I., Jon Platt, Chris Hicks, and DJ Khaled. This year’s event, sponosred by Toyota, Dusse, and rolling out magazine, paid homage to Siedah Garrett and Maxwell. Held at…

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Kendrick Lamar performed his first major show since his jaw-dropping set at the Grammy Awards. The Grammy performance allowed Lamar to share his vivid artistry with a wider audience, but it also reminded the nation of the effects of racism on the psyche of Black America. Lamar continued that theme as the headlining act for the…

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Photo: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media Kanye West found a new foe in Bob Ezrin. West was blasted by Ezrin, who wrote a scathing letter which dismissed West’s contribution to hip-hop and rap culture. In an attempt to discredit West’s achievements musically, Ezrin wrote, “Sure, he [Kanye] made some great music for himself and others.…

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