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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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Megan Thee Stallion is eyeing a collaboration with Rihanna. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper has just dropped a remix of her hit single “Savage” featuring Beyoncé and after teaming up with the Destiny’s Child star and Nicki Minaj, who features on the former track, her dream collaborations wish list was complete. However, when asked whether…

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Megan Thee Stallion’s new music is an introduction to her “newest persona.” The 25-year-old rapper has just released her new album, Suga, and Megan has explained how it differs from her earlier work, saying it’s a personality-driven record. Asked how her new album compares to her previous music, Megan explained: “This one is just gonna…

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Megan Thee Stallion has accused her record label of blocking the release of her new music. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper has explained that she tried to negotiate aspects of her contract with 1501 after signing a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management — who she praised as “real” — who enlightened her to some…

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More than 150 inmates are suing the Mississippi Department of Corrections, citing “barbaric” and horrific conditions at the state’s prisons. Specifically, rappers Yo Gotti and Jay-Z have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 152 individuals, with the focus being on the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary, commonly known as the Parchman prison, where at least…

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The Roc Nation Brunch is one of the most anticipated events leading up to the Grammy Awards each year. On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Roc Nation leader Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé hosted the biggest music artists, from Diddy to Rihanna to T.I., at their star-studded garden affair. Other guests, including Jhené Aiko, Big Sean, Lauren…

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Jay-Z wants to change the “fractured” process of choosing the headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show. He has been discussing how he will choose which artists to approach for the performance. The “99 Problems” hitmaker will be producing the entertainment extravaganza as part of the agreement his company Roc Nation has made to be…

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Hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur Jay-Z and his entertainment company, Roc Nation, will partner with the National Football League on a music and social justice campaign, according to TMZ and other published reports on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Jay-Z was one of the biggest supporters of Colin Kaepernick and critical of the NFL in his hit song…

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Rihanna has praised her mother for teaching her some very important life lessons, including about forgiveness. The 31-year-old singer — who is currently suing her father for allegedly exploiting her name without her permission — took to Instagram to pay tribute to her mother Monica Braithwaite on Friday, April 5, 2019. Rihanna wrote: “Happy Birthday…

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The annual Roc Nation brunch continues to be a staple of Grammy Awards weekend. The Jay-Z produced event serves as a coveted affair where top entertainers gather one day before music’s biggest awards show. Notable attendees of this year’s brunch, which took place near UCLA, included Beyoncé, Diddy, Usher, Kevin Hart, and Meek Mill to…

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Up-and-coming rappers continue to emerge in the music industry, and hip-hop duo Jae Mansa appears to be making all the right moves to solidify their spot. Cousins Daron “Jae” Johnson and Brandon “B” Boone formed Jae Mansa in 2016. Johnson came up with their name, combining his middle name “Jae” (short for Jaelon) and “Mansa,” after…

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