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Jay-Z is set to produce an adaptation of Dwayne Alexander Smith’s novel Forty Acres. The rap legend — who was previously involved with the all-Black western The Harder They Fall — is returning to Netflix to produce the new movie, which has been likened to a cross between The Firm and Get Out. The streaming…

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Beyoncé keeps “around 80,000 bees” at her home. The 39-year-old singer has revealed she has two large beehives on her property, which she uses to make “hundreds of jars of honey a year.” Beyoncé said she got into beekeeping when she discovered her two daughters — Blue Ivy, 8, and Rumi, 3 — both have…

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Beyoncé delivered a bombshell to her fanatical following, most particularly the famous (and equally infamous) Beyhive when she announced a desire to take a break from music for the first time in her adult life. Queen Bey, 39, said in the latest edition of British Vogue magazine, which appears on newsstands and can be digitally…

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Ice Cube has caught backlash since it was revealed that he helped the Republican presidential campaign with its so-called “Platinum Plan.” On Oct. 14, 2020, Katrina Pierson, senior adviser to the president’s reelection campaign, announced that the rapper helped with the Platinum Plan, a $500 billion package proposed by Republicans to help the Black community.…

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Jay-Z continues to push for diversity in the NFL. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the NFL and Jay-Z’s RocNation announced that Jesse Collins will serve as the executive producer of the Super Bowl’s halftime show, according to Deadline. With Collins serving as executive producer for the 2021 Super Bowl, he will be the first Black…

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Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have dropped a new collaboration in honor of “every Black queen, king and entrepreneur.” The “Happy” hitmaker’s group The Neptunes produced the track titled “Entrepreneur,” which comes with a powerful music video. Pharrell tweeted: “ENTREPRENEUR out now. Thank you to Jay (@S_C_), and to every Black queen, king and entrepreneur who…

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Bronx, New York, has always served as a cornerstone for urban music. Without New York City’s “greenest borough,” it’s arguable that hip-hop would not exist as it does today. Known as the birthplace of hip-hop and the hometown of notable artists such as DJ Kool Herc, D-Nice, Swizz Beatz and Jennifer Lopez, it’s easy to…

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Jay-Z‘s Made in America festival has been canceled. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend has made the decision to ax the popular event, which was due to take place between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. The hitmaker is instead encouraging everyone to…

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Angelica Vila is poised to be the next to blow in terms of music. The Bronx, New York native gained national attention by using YouTube and Instagram as a way to share her singing capabilities. In 2016, Vila released a response remix to Justin Bieber’s hit “Sorry,” which set the stage for Vila’s own music…

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Jay-Z has taken out a number of newspaper advertisements in honor of George Floyd. The 50-year-old rapper and his company Roc Nation have had the full-page ads published in the likes of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, and  Philadelphia Enquirer, with more still to be printed over the…

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Jay-Z is “determined to fight for justice” for George Floyd. The 50-year-old rap star has personally called Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to express his pain over Floyd’s death on the streets of Minneapolis and to stress that justice needs to be served. Jay-Z said in a statement: “After our very earnest conversation, thank you to…

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A 28-year-old woman, La’Teasha Macer, born in Cambridge, Maryland, claims to be the daughter of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Macer alleges her mother met the Roc Nation boss, born Sean Carter, in Cambridge where the two were introduced by Macer’s aunt, according to BOSSIP. Macer asserts she was the product of a relationship that centered around…

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One of the silver linings of the self-quarantine era spurred on by the pandemic was the masterful creation of the Verzuz challenge by iconic producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The Instagram Live battle, Verzuz, has been a phenomenal international success and has already featured the record-breaking pairings of Babyface vs. Teddy Riley and Jill Scott…

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