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Rihanna was seen partying it up for her native Barbados’ Crop Over festival this past weekend. The Bajan songstress danced to calypso and “Played Mas” while riding the Zulu International Band Float. She wore a sexy yet festive two-piece for the carnival-like holiday that celebrates the sugar harvest. Although this event seems like a time…

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The death of Freddie Gray sparked emotions that reached a boiling point on April 27. Hours after Gray’s funeral, Baltimore residents took their frustrations to the streets. Peaceful protesters were accompanied by groups who looted and burned buildings and property. Baltimore officials enlisted the National Guard and Mayor Rawlings-Blake called for a 10 p.m. to…

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BET Honors paid homage to individuals who have achieved in arts, theater, technology and education. Although Kim and Kanye’s arrival garnered most of the attention, the entire show proved to be spectacular and inspiring. Along with Kanye, other honorees included Dr. Johnnetta Betsch, Phylicia Rashad, Usher and John W. Thompson. Wayne Brady hosted the show…

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Lecrae has proven that hip-hop can be spiritual and thought-provoking with losing the integrity of the culture. In front of a sold out crowd at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Lecrae kept the energy high while providing insight on the importance of personal and religious growth. Lecrae kicked off his set with “Welcome to America,” an…

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Renowned Chicago-based artist Martha A. Wade recently celebrated her first solo exhibition with an opening night reception at the swanky Galleryna19 in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibit, titled “Made of Stardust,” brought out Chicago’s art community and a wide of array of collectors and connoisseurs alike. Featuring compelling images of love and life, the collection serves…

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Sincere of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” has teamed up with fashion designer Roper to design a shirt known as “The Roper Show.” Roper’s custom “Drip” plaid shirts, leather jerseys, and denim pants have be worn by August Alsina, YG, Future, Meek Mill, and Chris Brown to name a few. During a recent event, Chris…

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Big Sean and Curren$y hosted Coors Axis in Brooklyn, New York, an event showcase that highlighted the careers of these two hip-hop stars in an intimate setting for fans and media. With lines around the block, Sean and Curren$y gave attendees a chance to experience their live performances up close and personal, with free beer…

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The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival brought out many talented hip-hop artists for a great show at New York City’s largest hip-hop cultural event. Raekwon, CyHi da Prynce, Pro Era’s CJ Fly and more took the stage, but it was Jay Electronica‘s set that left the crowd in wonder. Before Electronica got on stage and brought out Jay…

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Over the weekend the 24th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic descended upon Chicago. The one-day house music festival serves as a family reunion-style get together for not only Chicago’s house music community, but “house heads” across the country. Attendees were out at Jackson Park as early as 4 a.m. setting up for the…

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