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Royce 5’9″ returned with his critically-acclaimed album “The Allegory” packed with Rappity Rap excellence lead by single “Tricked” that smolders in a mind-bending Cricket-directed video (featuring Slaughterhouse brethren KXNG CROOKED) you can peep below:

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Fueled by a strong promo run + video drop, Royce claimed both the #1 and #2 spots on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Albums chart while enjoying the #2 spot for his work on EMINEM’s chart-killing “Music To Be Murdered By” album.

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The trailer for the highly anticipated remake of supernatural smasher film Candyman dropped today and fans are hype to see their favorite childhood thriller come to life in 2020.

The film, co-written by co-written by Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele stars upcoming black hollywood royalty, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Nathan Stewart Jarrett.

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The first trailer doesn’t give us too much detail about the film, but it gives us enough to know that Yahya Abdul-Mateen will be starring as grown-up Anthony McCoy (the baby from the first movie), which means we’ll be watching.

You may know Yahya from his roles in Aquaman, The Get Down and Watchmen, but believe it or not — his career is just getting started. According to reports, the budding actor is also set to star in Matrix 4 and will also play Bobby Seale in the Aaron Sorkin flick The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

The Louisiana-born Yale graduate is booked and busy.But not too busy to be on everyone’s sexiest man list. It’s almost as if he came out of nowhere just….being fine.

But Yahya probably doesn’t mind all the new love and attention. I mean, after all, he did do a nude scene for Watchmen. He told Indiewire:

My attitude toward [appearing nude] was: I’ve been working out, I’ve been getting in shape, it’s HBO, and I’m young. [And] guys can do it, too. Nudity on television was one-sided for so long, but times are changing, where it’s not that big of a deal and guys are being asked to carry their own weight, if they’re willing. So I said, ‘I think it will be fun,’ and I was confident about getting out there and stepping up to the plate. I was really happy with how it all turned out. I think we tried to make sure everything was tasteful — tasteful and comfortable.

Tasteful indeed, Yahya.  Catch Candyman when it hits theaters this Summer! And hit the flip for some of Yahya’s finest moments.

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Rising star Posa is the latest T.I.G./Warner artist to create his very own lane in a shameless copycat industry where very few ideas are fresh or original.

With “Cursed,” he bares his inner-demons in the presence of an impossibly thick baddie who serves as a metaphor for the bubbling rapper’s afflictions.

“At the time when I was writing ‘Cursed,’ I was feeling defeated and I was dealing with a lot of mixed emotions,” Posa shares about the new release. “Everything was going wrong, ‘I was cursed.’ I needed people to see my words instead of hearing them, so I shot the video as if it was going on right then in the most common small place, a hotel.”

Peep the deeply personal video below:

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Posa (formerly known as Posa Da Don) grew up the youngest of four kids in a tough Mobile, Alabama neighborhood but was raised by a loving family who were musically inspired. After witnessing firsthand his brothers’ lives taking a turn for the worst, he devoted all of his time to music. Posa’s new music reflects the journey from his childhood to adulthood and his heartbreaking love story. Today, Posa is blessed with two young children and is excited to release new music.

You can stream “Cursed” off his new “2 Sides Of Da Bottom” mixtape here.

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There are very few artists from the early 2000s that we actually good artists. Remember, that was a time when you could create a beat on your phone and sell a million ringtones in less than a few months. So having actual talent was not a recommendation for that era.

But Jojo was one of those artists that slipped through the cracks. Her voice was way more mature than her looks and her songs were just THAT.

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It’s been a rough couple of years for the songstress. After years legally battling her record label, Blackground, the company pulled her album from streaming services when she finally won her suits in 2014. Since then, she’s been dropping little covers here and there, but no solid project yet. However, her early records were such classics that she still makes a pretty decent coin touring the world to perform them.

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She’s also a hella smart business woman who owns her very own record label. Jojo founded Clover Music in 2017. She used the new label to re-release her first two albums Jojo and The High Road and release them on streaming services for her fans.

But above all else, the girl can still sing most of your faves under the table. Early this week, Jojo stopped by Youtube sensation Terrell Grice’s Instagram show and further proved why we’re in desperate need of new music from her. Like, who else can nail an Anita Baker run so effortlessly?

Jojo, girl. It’s time.  Hit the flip to check out her full performance on Terrell’s show.

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Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (Jahi Di’allo Winson, “Queen & Slim”) is caught between notorious ex-con Blax (Meek Mill) and the straight path set by his concerned mother (Teyonah Parris, “If Beale Street Could Talk”) who knows the dangers of gang life that took his brother’s life.

Oh yes, it’s lit and the official trailer delivers:

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“Charm City Kings” debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and hits NY/LA/Baltimore theaters on April 10th and everywhere else April 17th 2020.

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Richmond, California’s very own White Dave (who you probably didn’t know was Ryan Coogler’s little brother) returns with a vibe-y new video for “Beach Tucked” (directed by Stacking Memories) that takes an oxymoronic approach to the idea of a beach while encouraging you to keep your game in-line. Peep it below:

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“Beach Tucked” serves as the first single off his forthcoming project “In Living Color” (releasing 2/28/20) that features Offset Jim, ALLBLACK, Katori Walker, J. Doe, and more.

You can stream the single (available now) and album on all platforms here.

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Valentine’s Day maybe around the corner, but some relationships didn’t make it across the Love Day line this year. If you’re one of those people feeling a little bitter and petty this year, it’s all good — we’ve got the playlist just for you.

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Hit the flip for more tracks that’ll help you get that anger and shade out in a more productive way.

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Love is a pretty tricky thing. When it’s good, it’s gooood! But when it’s bad, sometimes it ends with the couple calling it quits. Unfortunately, that was the case for lots of celebs couples as 2019 wrapped up.

Grant it, some of the pairs that split ultimately found their way back to each other, like Jhene Aiko and Big Sean. Or Porsha Williams and Dennis Mckinley. Which further proves that love is such a strong force, it’s hard to get out once you’re in it. So when folks choose to get out of their love situations, it usually means that they’ve done all they could to keep the spark alive to no avail.

But that’s not to say that they can’t love again! Quite the contrary actually. Some of the folks on our list have already moved on to someone else, allegedly. Like Solange, who posted a heartfelt message about her divorce following rumors that she was spotted out with another man who was not her husband Alan Ferguson.

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“11 years ago i met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. early this year we separated and parted ways. i find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do. it is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself.” – Solange

Much love to all the former couples on our list. And in honor of Valentine’s Week, let’s honor the couples and intimate loves that didn’t make it see 2020.

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2020 is the year of truth , happiness and freedom. And what better way to celebrate your love or your loved one them honoring them and encouraging them to be their full self. Dwyane Wade has always done so when it came to his children, but it wasn’t until recently that he publicly spoke out about his 12-year old child Zaya identifying as female.

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During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, the 38-year old retired NBA player opened about parenting Zaya and him and wife Gabrielle Union being proud allies” of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home… first, Zion. I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion. Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, “Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward, I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as she and her. I’d love for you guys to call me Zaya.”

And in true loving parent form, the Wade’s have been nothing short of supportive and caring for their child – both privately and publicly. So in honor of Zaya Wade living her truth, check these photos of the brave 12-year old living her best life.

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Love is in the air this week, and for the first time in a long time, there’s a Black, romantic film hitting theaters to help us celebrate all the love flowing this week.

The Photograph, starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, hits theaters this Friday — aka Valentine’s Day — which follows the estranged daughter (Issa Rae) of a famous photographer who falls in love with the journalist (Lakeith Stanfield) assigned to cover her late mother. Rae told Variety about working with Lakeith on the Will Packer produced flick:

“I did the chemistry read with a couple of guys and obviously Stella was watching and [producer Will Packer] was watching…[LaKeith] was definitely the most interesting read out of all the guys. LaKeith had a different type of energy and that’s what blew them away.”

It looks like fans are just as hype to see the movie as the cast was making it.

I got a chance to see an early screening of the film, and believe you me, it’s worth the hype. So in the spirit of love and celebrating everything Black, hit the flip for five reasons to see The Photograph this Valentine’s Day.

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“The Invisible Man” Trailer

Imagine your crazy ex stalking you. OK, now imagine them invisible and stalking you. Yep, absolutely TERRIFYING and exactly where “The Invisible Man” goes in this stressful new trailer that’s sure to give you the CREEPS.

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“The Invisible Man” hits theaters February 28.

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Even though most of us celebrate being Black all day, every day — tis’ the season to honor our people publicly and unapologetically. It’s officially Black History Month, the 28 days out of the year when the entire country realizes that Black people invented everything useful in the world, contributed to society in the most important ways and are the reason for all the seasons.  This month is a month of pride, accomplishments and endless celebrations of our culture.

And what’s a Black celebration without good music?

Black people have contributed to music and entertainment in the most significant ways. We have been the blueprint for all genres, including blues, pop and rock & roll. We have dominated the charts as singers, rappers and producers and we are the curators of all things cool.

If that’s not enough, we’re dropping the best Black Power anthems the world has ever heard. Hit the flip for some tunes that’ll have you feeling proud, woke and wanting to two-step at the same time.

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