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EARTHGANG returned to Mirrorland with trippy new animated visuals for “Avenue”(in collaboration with Strangeloop Studios) that picks up where “La La Challenge” left off as our protagonists journey further into the fantasy upside down world filled with characters, flying monkeys and more.

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Both tracks are visualizations of the world the quirky Atlanta rappers created with their critically acclaimed album “Mirrorland” based on 1978 classic “The Wiz.”

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Toya Johnson is just like you during these uncertain coronavirus times, that is if you’re taking social distancing seriously. The entrepreneur/reality star is currently quarantined at home with her family that includes her fiance Robert “Red” Rushing and her baby girl Reign. And in between passing the time by learning new recipes, cleaning and potty training her 2-year-old, Toya’s preparing for the season three premiere of VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.” This season will focus largely on relationships from T.I. and Tiny’s fully rekindled romance to Monica’s surprising Shannon Brown split to Reginae’s cucumber party fallout with YFN Lucci.  T.I. will also have to work on his relationship with daughter Deyjah Harris after he made those virginity comments about her.

As for Toya, viewers will see her fiance Red offer her comfort as she seeks justice for her late brothers.

This season looks extra spicy—will YOU be watching???

See [quarantined] Toya’s thoughts on the new season, her love life and her unfortunate [but neccessry] social distancing from her daughter Reginae below.

Has COVID-19 affected your wedding plans?

“We wasn’t planning a wedding for this year, we were actually planning a wedding for next year,” said Toya. “Still, we did have locations to scout and we were going to make it a mini-vacation so that definitely got pushed back. We’ll get on it as soon as this is all over.”

What’s been the biggest change in your schedule?

“I have a daily routine, I go walk, I workout, I go visit family, something to get out of the house each and every day —now I don’t go outside at all much,” said Toya. I haven’t been outside in a month. I go take a walk and it’s around the neighborhood, I even stopped doing that. Now it’s on my treadmill. The biggest change is not being able to see my family, I haven’t seen Reginae in almost a month. I am one of those types of people—you know how the youngsters are, they be around people and I’m like, ‘You don’t know who they’re around!’ I don’t have time for it. We FaceTime all day.”

We saw on “Friends & Family Hustle” that your beau Red is looking forward to you all welcoming baby Reign #2—are you all planning on expanding your family soon?

“I’ll be totally honest I go in and out with that,” said Toya. “I really wanna have a son or another baby but going through this 2-year-old stage with baby Reign, it’s a lot of work! I’m totally putting all my energy into her, we do all types of learning activities daily and teaching her, so I’m soaking all this in before I try it all again. There’s no rush.”

We also saw that this season will focus on #HymenGate and T.I.’s virginity comments about Deyjah—where were you when that story broke and did you immediately call Tiny?

“The crazy part is, we were all together,” said Toya. “You’ll see it on the show. We were all on a family vacation together when it happened.”

What can we expect this season on “Friends & Family Hustle”?

“It’s a lot of repairing of relationships within the family, we have our engagement, you get to see how that all went down,” said Toya. “There’s a lot of things that happened this season, you see us going to my brothers’ murder trial, that trial finally came while we were filming. You get to see with the other girls us supporting one another, that’s what I love about the show. It’s a strictly family show. It shows love and support and it’s genuine because we are all really friends.”

What else are you working on while being quarantined? 

“I still have my BeforeBedHeadz line, my luxury bonnet line. I have all types of bonnets to protect your hair with the diamond bling on them,” said Toya. “I have the stretch bonnets, the tie bonnets, I’m producing different colors, I added pajamas to the line as well, shower caps—just products so you don’t have to be in the bed looking all granny and country with your man.

“I’m also still writing books and I’m getting ready to publish out more books from other authors as well. I’m also working with Reginae with her stuff and getting ready to launch her YouTube, she’s actually taking over TikTok. I have a new kids book out called “Learning Colors With Reignbeaux.” As I’m teaching Reign colors, I get to help moms teaching their kids as well.”

See a clip from season 3 of “Friends & Family Hustle” ahead of tonight’s premiere at 9/8 c on VH1 below.

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Hot off the release of their biopic The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of GospelLifetime has also released a teaser trailer for their next biopic, which will focus on the hip-hop icons Salt-n-Pepa.

According to Shadow and Act, the three-hour movie is also being referred to as a limited series, and it will air later this year. The trailer aired during The Clark Sisters biopic.

It will star G.G. Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James and Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton. Monique Paul will take on the group’s DJ, Deidra Roper a.k.a. DJ Spinderella. Other stars include Jermel Howard as rapper Treach, who was married to Pepa from 1999 to 2001. Cleveland Berto will play music producer Hurby Azor.

The biopic will follow the rap group’s rise in the music industry as part of a revolution that challenged views of women in the industry. It will also delve into the group’s friendship and how their relationships were put to the test by their careers.

The movie is directed by New Jack City director Mario Van Peebles while Abdul Williams from The New Edition Story wrote the script. You can check out the first trailer for the project below.

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Season 4 of Insecure premiered on Easter Sunday (now known as Issa Sunday) and fans are happy as ever that their favorite show is back!

Especially the Lawrence-hive.

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Without giving too much away, the premiere episode of the season 4 gave us a deeper look into Issa and Condola’s friendship. Remember, Condola is helping Issa with her event, and she’s also dating Lawrence. 

Molly is working things out with Asian Bae, whom she seems happy with until she finds out he’s dating other people. 

And so far Tiffany and Kelly are still Tiffany and Kelly. And yes, Tiffany is still pregnant. Speaking of Tiffany, we also find out in the first episode that she knew about Condola and Lawrence the entire time. But enough with the spoilers. Let’s get into Christina Elmore, a.k.a. Condola. You may know her from her feature film debut in Fruitvale Station, TNT’s The Last Ship or Lena Waithe’s BET series Twenties.

And now the 33-year old budding actress and Harvard grad has joined the Insecure Universe as someone we’re not sure if we should be rooting for or not. 

But we’re definitely rooting for Christina in real life. Since the The Last Ship ended in 2018, she’s had time to venture out and work on other projects. And judging by her amazing talent and the body of work she chooses, Christina Elmore is way on her way to being a household name.

And here are some gorgeous pics of the actress that will make your Monday brighter. 

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South Carolina native Dooley Da Don is the latest TIG artist with star potential that pops in his eye-catching new video for “Blessings From Skeezus.”

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Blessed with an intriguing blend of gritty melodies and heartfelt lyrics, the soon-to-be industry obsession shows every side of his artistry while rocking out with his guitar and paying homage to his slain brother L.L. Skip who was murdered prior to his career taking off.

You can stream “Blessings From Skeezus” here and follow his journey to stardom here.

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In this exclusive “Love Goals” clip, Spinderella reveals why she’s so upset with her former Salt ‘N Pepa group members:

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“Love Goals” follows five celebrity couples in various stages of conflict who participate in a two-week intensive therapy retreat led by relationship expert and licensed therapist Spirit with the goal of healing their broken relationships.

DJ Spinderella and Quenton “Q” Coleman are engaged but Spin’s reluctance to open up emotionally may cause a rift in their future marriage.

Sundy Carter and Breyon Williams want to take their casual relationship to the next level but Breyon may not be ready to turn in his player card.

Dwayne and Theresa Bowe thought life would slow down when he retired from pro football, but his new career as a rapper has their home filled with Dwayne’s boys, and Theresa is fed up.

Coolio isn’t sure if he’s ever been cut out for a relationship after being off and on with Mimi for many years. Benzino and Althea Heart have a turbulent, toxic relationship but they’ve got to figure out a way to get along and co-parent their 4-year-old son.

Spirit’s clients may be famous, but at their core, they’re just people with the same types of problems as the rest of us. She believes that it’s impossible to be in a healthy relationship if you are not healthy yourself because half of that relationship is you.

Through deep, emotional group therapy sessions, as well as intimate one-on-ones, Spirit cuts to the core of her clients’ fears, trauma and pain. Her goal is to heal each individual client so they can show up as one half of a whole, healthy, loving relationship.

Catch the newest episode of OWN’s “Love Goals” this Saturday, April 11 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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2020 has been hard AF for so many people, for so many reasons. We’ve lost people we look up to, people love, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve lost our sense of normalcy. Unfortunately, another dope, young artists was taken from us way too soon. On Wednesday, it was reported that rapper and model Chynna Rogers had passed away at the tender age of 25. Her manager John Miller told Stereogum, “I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away.”

Her family added, “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Chynna. Heartbroken. All the love to those she left behind. Goodbye angel.”

Chynna’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but friends and fans of the young star flooded to social to share their condolences.

Wednesday’s unfortunate news was the first time some people have heard of Chynna. In case, you’re not hip to the creative dopeness that is Chynna, check below for five things to know about the Philly rapper. Rest In Peace baby girl.

1. Rogers first rose to fame as a model in Philadelphia, signing with Ford Models at age 14.

2. A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams encouraged her to pursue a music career in New York City.

3. Her viral hits include 2013′s “Selfie,” 2014′s “Glen Coco” and 2017′s “seasonal depression.”

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4. In 2017, Chynna’s mother, Wendy Payne, died at 51

5. Chynna often spoke openly about drug addiction and rehab, and said her mother’s death pushed her to stay sober.

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It’s not enough to say that the world feels like it’s in shambles these days. America and majority of the world is currently at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Presidential campaign feels like an unfunny joke and our African Americans are contracting the the deadly virus at an alarming rate compared to other demographics.

The one glimmer of light that we had as millennials was the highly hopeful thought that Bernie Sanders could possibly be the next President of the United States. But now that that dream has been cancelled, there’s seems to be no hope. No joy. No good, heartwarming moments for the people to enjoy. Thankfully, there are still people in the world doing good and helping lift people’s spirits during this time. Like La La Anthony

The actress and former host is working with Facebook Watch on a new show called, “La La Anthony: Reclaim Your Life”, a series that aims to help women reclaim their power after experiencing personal and professional hardships. In the first episode, La La invites Karrueche Tran to help two lovely ladies regain their confidence and joy after one of the women suffered a toxic relationship and the other is trying to make ends meet for her children after receiving a felony charge and losing her job.

According to Anthony, new episodes of the series were set to premiere once a week, but due to COVID-19, she hasn’t been able to film as many as she liked.

“I’m glad I had one great one in the can to show everybody. Stay tuned for more.”

La La Anthony: Reclaim Your Life” debuts on Facebook Watch this Wednesday at 4pm EST. Check out the full episode below.

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The All American cast literally doesn’t know how to not be beautiful, and it’s further proven with their successful take at the #DontRushChallenge.

The challenge has been gaining buzz on social media ever since it was started by 20-year-old Toluwalase Asolo, according to Teen Vogue.

The business management student at the University of Hull, tweeted a clip of herself changing looks with her friends along with the caption, “The boredom jumped out.” With the song “Don’t Rush” by U.K. rap duo Young T and Bugsey as their background, Asolo and her team passed around a makeup brush like a metaphorical baton and the clips cut to them going from a non-make-up look to a glossed up look.

Asolo explained to Teen Vogue that she was inspired by the boredom and uncertainty present during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We understand that in a period like this with nothing to do, a lot of people may slip into depression due to high levels of inactivity and idleness,” Toluwalase told Teen Vogue. “So we decided to highlight the togetherness in isolation.”

Now, it seems like the cast of The CW show All American wants to get in on that togetherness with their own version of the #DontRushChallenge.

And, of course, the ladies and gentlemen look gorgeous before and after getting dressed up. Check out the looks for yourself below.

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The quarantine life has more downsides than you can count. But just like with most things in life, there is a silver lining that came out of all of this. Folks have come together as a culture and community using the one media that always tends to spread the message of love as far as possible: music.

It all started out with DJ DNICE’s Instagram Live Couch party. It was such a major success, that it inspired legendary producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to go head up on the ‘gram with some of their most classic records. The people loved it so much that Swizzy and Timb came up with concept of VERZUZ in which two music heavy hitters battle it out on the IG Live playing some of their biggest hits.

So far, we’ve seen The Dream Vs. Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo Vs. Johnta Austin, Lil Jon Vs. T-Pain. But one of the most highly anticipated battles was the VERZUS between Teddy Riley and Babyface. Folks had their quarantine fits ready to watch the icons sound off, then Swizz announced that the battle will be postponed.

Needless to say, the people weren’t pleased. Especially when Mr. Riley explained his reason for bowing out.

“We pulled back because we really want this done right. We don’t want the [feed to stop after an hour on]…Instagram. That’s the main reason why. The company that I’m a partner of, I thought that this is something that would be great for them to take this to another level.”

Someone should tell Teddy that VERZUS is suppose to be a carefree, fun moment in time for the people. I mean, we are going through a global pandemic.

Well, until the iconic battle goes down, here’s a list of folks we’d love to see go head up for VERZUZ. 

Babyface & L.A. Reid Vs. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 

Kanye West Vs. Pharrell 

Darkchild Vs. Bryan Michael Cox 

Meek Mill Vs. 2 Chainz 

Kirk Franklin Vs. Donnie McClurkin 

Young Thug Vs. Future

Monica Vs. Brandy 

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Anderson .Paak and Justin Timberlake have dropped the visuals for their collaboration song “Don’t Slack” as part of the Trolls World Tour soundtrack.

The video stars one of the lead voices for the animated movie, Anna Kendrick. She plays an unsuspecting woman who’s magically followed around her home by the musical grooves of .Paak and Timberlake.

Trolls World Tour will be the first major Hollywood flick to go directly to streaming instead of being released in theaters. The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters nationwide on April 10, however the the coronavirus pandemic caused DreamWorks to offer streaming access to the movie for $20.

Along with Kendricks, the flick features the vocal talents of Timberlake, .Paak and additional vocal cameos by George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwen Stefani and more.

Recently, Timberlake hinted at the possibility of a joint project with .Paak outside of their Trolls collaboration, according to Okayplayer.

“I hope he doesn’t mind that I’m gonna say this right now,” Timberlake explained to Beats One’s Zane Lowe. “But we talked about a possible joint project.” Timberlake later explained that the album is still in the early stages of planning. “I don’t have an agenda to make an album,” he said. “But if it comes together then it comes together. In the meantime, I just want to stack records with people I love, and that I’m inspired by.”

You can check out the visuals for “Don’t Slack” below!

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DNA is a very interesting concept. As humans, we think we can determine how our offspring will look based on how we look, but quite the contrary. Drake released never before seen photos of his son Adonis earlier this week, a woman by the name of Samantha Rushmeyer took to Twitter to show how much her baby boy look like Drake’s son.

But the real gag is, she looks exactly like Drizzy’s baby mama Sophie Brussaux.

Adonis’ baby reveal proved that folks don’t know much about how DNA works. People had lots to say about the baby’s light eyes and blonde hair:

But if you really pay attention, you realize that baby Adonis is Drizzy’s mama’s doppelganger.

Although it’s a ridiculous concept to assume that all people of one race look similar, most of us do have some distant cousins that we may not know about.

Kevin Durant and Offset 

These  celebrity doppelgangers that look so much alike, they could unlock each other’s Iphone X using Face ID.

Trey Songz and Terrence J. 

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Ving Rhames and Ron Isley 

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