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Top Dawg/RCA SZA‘s SOS album has broken records previously held by Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Adele, Usher and Whitney Houston, and it was all to her surprise. When she released the project, she didn’t think she had a chart-topper on her hands. “I didn’t think I’d be Number One at all,” she says in her cover story for Rolling Stone. “I thought Taylor [Swift] was going to dust me. […]

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images The celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary continues with the Grammy Museum’s new exhibit. Presented by Google Pixel, Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit, will explore “the profound impact and influence of hip-hop culture” via an immersive, expansive and interactive experience, featuring artifacts from some of the genre’s biggest stars. Included in the […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Former Wild ‘N Out star Jacky Oh’s death has been ruled accidental. The reality star and longtime partner of DC Young Fly died due to complications from cosmetic surgery, according to People. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner deemed her death accidental, and no criminal charges are being brought against her surgeon. Jacky, born […]

Ruffhouse Records Ms. Lauryn Hill is giving more of her fans a chance to attend her upcoming tour. The Grammy winner has added 10 North American shows to the trek celebrating the 25th anniversary of her album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Among the new dates are stops in Vancouver, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Louis and Atlanta. […]

Dave Benett/Getty Images for JLR Actor, recording artist and producer Idris Elba had a wide-ranging discussion on the Changes with Annie Macmanus podcast earlier this week, in which he touched on his childhood, fatherhood, the Hollywood strikes and why he found himself in therapy. “It’s not because I don’t like myself or anything like that,” […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for We The Best Foundation A few hip-hop stars will be announced winners at the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night, but they’re not the only ones receiving awards. BET has revealed Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are among the special honorees who will be recognized at this year’s event. The super producers are expected to receive the Rock The […]

Craig Barritt/Getty Images for GQ Though Metro Boomin boasts a long list of A-list stars he’s worked with, the super producer has his hopes set on a few more collaborations.  In a recent Billboard excerpt of a larger cover story, he revealed the artists he dreams of working with.  “I still really want to do something with Justin Timberlake,” he said. “I need to work […]

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Remember Andre Harris, a lead character on Nickelodeon’s Victorious?  The role earned Leon Thomas III an NAACP Image Award in 2012, but these days the actor is raking up new accolades in music as one of the producers on SZA‘s smash hit “Snooze.” During an interview on the Zach Sang Show podcast, Thomas said he really enjoyed being part of the […]

ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Sekyiwa Shakur, the younger sister of Tupac, spoke out over the weekend about the new revelations in the case of her brother’s 1996 shooting death, writing on social media that the recent arrest of a suspect is a pivotal moment. “The silence of the past 27 years surrounding this case has spoken loudly in our community,” […]

ABC/Jeff Neira Fantasia is ready to move into the next phase of her life and music career. She said so in a post shared to social media, where she revealed the final 11 shows part of her Rock Soul concert series and announced she’s been working on a new album.  In the heartfelt Instagram video, Fantasia thanked fans for […]