Wale’s Chicago performance brought a big surprise for 1 lucky lady

The House of Blues turned into an arena of love after Wale organized a surprise proposal in the middle of his performance Monday night. The proposal occurred after the Nigerian wordsmith asked the audience “Are there any couples in the house tonight?” during his sold-out show. He proceeded to invite a couple from the VIP […]

Howard alum and HBCU Week founder Ashley Christopher reveals celebrity lineup

Ashley Christopher, CEO of HBCU Week Foundation, is licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A stroke survivor, Christopher founded HBCU Week in 2017 with the purpose of gathering high school-aged students and exposing them to the historical significance and proud legacies of HBCUs. The goal is for those students […]

Skip Marley gets the music industry’s attention with ‘Slow Down’

Born into a family that has made a huge impact in the music industry, Skip Marley is demanding to make his presence known. Marley is a talented songwriter, musician and singer. His hit single, “Slow Down,” featuring the Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R., is a collaboration made in heaven. Representing good vibes, good energy and love […]

Wale reps for Black History Month as AT&T ‘Dream in Black’ Future Maker

The rapper-singer and songwriter Wale visited Chicago for Black History Month at the AT&T flagship store. Wale was named “Dream In Black” 2020 Future Maker along with Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Angela Simmons. The initiative shines the light on those individuals who have added value to Black culture through their talents. Kyle Santillian of WGCI […]

Angela Simmons named AT&T ‘Dream in Black’ 2020 Future Maker with T.I. and Wale

In celebration of Black History Month, AT&T kicked off its “Dream in Black” campaign in Detroit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The campaign honors leaders and trailblazers who are making Black history by shaping culture today. As a reality TV star, fitness model, fashion designer, mother, entrepreneur and the daughter of Rev. Run of the […]

H.E.R., Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Lizzo win big at the 2019 Soul Train Awards

The top R&B, soul and hip-hop artists took center stage at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET. Held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 17, the show was hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, both co-stars on the ’90s hit show, “Martin.” Before the event, notable attendees who walked […]

New Music Friday: Fantasia paints a new picture; Nola’s young kings reconnect

We are back at it again with another New Music Friday, featuring a balanced list of albums and singles that caught our attention. Among them are undeniable efforts by one of North Carolina’s most celebrated songstresses, a necessary New Orleans reunion and introspective spit from one of D.C.’s finest. Enjoy and let us know if […]

Rick Ross on the art of bossing up in music, business and life

When Rick Ross walks into a room, he commands attention without saying a word. Beyond his physical size, which earned him the moniker “Biggest Boss,” Ross knows how to make gigantic moves when it comes to business. On a cold fall evening in Atlanta, Ross sat on a stage at the Revel event space alongside […]

5 rappers you may not know, but should

Here’s a harsh reality as it relates to the music industry: no matter how talented one is, there will always be artists who never receive their just due. Perhaps more egregious than any other musical subgenre, this behavior runs rampant in hip-hop, where a current crop of tattoo-faced industry trolls have somehow convinced the world […]

Wale believes his dark skin prevents him from having success in rap

Wale recently touched on the issue of colorism in entertainment. During an episode of “The Breakfast Club,” Wale was asked if his dark complexion has prevented his success in rap. He responded by saying, “Racial ambiguity helps in anything. That’s just what it is, probably except for sports. Racial ambiguity helps at some level. Racial […]

Wale says his dark skin prevented him from being a rap star; Twitter bashes him

Maybe we’ve been clued in as to why Wale always seemed to silently simmer when off stage and in interviews. The Chocolate City lyricist doesn’t think his career is where it should be, and during an impromptu question-and-answer session on Twitter, he finally spewed what he’d been thinking for quite some time, if not for […]

J. Cole and others shift the experience of the casual listener

Casual listeners of artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have gotten the short-end of the stick compared to core fans with their recent albums. Recently, Cole and others have stepped away from experimentally pleasing the masses. We’ve seen an influx of artists digging deeper into themselves and their core fan-bases to get back to […]

Jhené Aiko gives inside look at H.O.M.E. by Martell at party in Los Angeles

Martell recently introduced the H.O.M.E. experience at a private mansion party in the Hollywood hills. To celebrate the launch, Jhené Aiko served as host of the event which also featured celebrities such as Jamie Foxx, Wale, and Lana Del Ray to name a few. The H.O.M.E. experience featured music by today’s top hip-hop and R&B […]

Jhené Aiko hosts launch of H.O.M.E. by Martell with Quavo, Wale, Jamie Foxx

Hometainement has become essential to today’s party experience. To help add to the flair of social gatherings in the home, Martell has launched the H.O.M.E. (House of Martell Entertainment) experience while introducing Martell Blue Swift. To celebrate the launch, several celebrities and influencers attended an exclusive house party at an upscale mansion in the Hollywood […]

Rick Ross sounds seasoned and mature on ‘Rather You Than Me’

Rap’s head honcho, Rick Ross has delivered his ninth album, Rather You Than Me. The album is the latest in Rozay’s impeccable catalog that spans over 10 years. Ross has been consistent with top charting hits [“Hustlin,” “Aston Martin Music,” “B.M.F.”], signed acts [Meek Mill, Wale, and Omarion], and business acumen [Wingstop, Belaire and Checkers]. […]

Dallas Nicole Foundation hosts event for youth ft. Wale

The Dallas Nicole Foundation launched Nov. 23 with a huge event at the Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit. The Dallas Nicole Foundation partnered with the Massive Group to present “The Edutainment Series” which featured recording artist Wale and native Detroiter T3 of Slum Village. The DNF’s mission is to positively impact the youth in […]

Wale and T3 of Slum Village heat up stage in Detroit on Thanksgiving eve

Tonight is one of the hottest party nights of the year and this year, one of the events’ is sure to bring the entire city out. The Dallas Nicole Foundation is bringing forth a new series named Edutainment and their mission is to positively impact youth in communities that it serves by meeting youth where […]

Wale pens emotional letter after birth of daughter

Congratulations are in order for MMG rapper Wale. The hip-hop hitmaker recently became a new father after he and his longtime girlfriend, Claudia Alexis Jourdan, welcomed their newborn daughter, Zyla, this week. And shortly after Zyla was born, Wale penned an emotional open letter for her on his Instagram page. According to reports, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi was born […]

Wale visits Parliament nightclub in Chicago

Wale visited East Chicago, Indiana, to take part in the Party in Peace Fest that was formerly known as Craze fest. Last year it was shut down by the police in Indiana because of a Chief Keef hologram. This year didn’t happen to be as dramatic. Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug and […]