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Kris Connor/Getty ImagesCelebrities like Mariah Carey, Charlamagne Tha God and more came together to virtually celebrate Andre Harrell during BET’s A Tribute to Andre Harrell Sunday night. The legendary music executive and founder of Uptown Records, who died May 7 at age 59, launched the careers of Mary J. Blige, Al B. Sure, Heavy D & The Boyz, Monifah, The Lost Boyz and more in the 1990s and is credited […]

Pusha T got into rap as a kid looking up to his big brother. After their group, Clipse, disbanded, Pusha went solo, connected with Kanye West, became president …

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesZonnique, the stepdaughter of T.I. and daughter of Tiny, is reinventing herself as an artist, with advice from hip-hop legend André 3000. “André 3000 told me and my friends when we were in OMG Girlz to always bring something different to the picnic because people always want something different,” Zonnique told HotNewHipHop. “You don’t want to be the same as anyone […]

Republic RecordsTracee Ellis Ross has released the official music video for her debut single, “Love Myself,” from her forthcoming film, The High Note, in which she plays singer Gracie Davis. The black-ish actress sets the stage for both the film and the record with the visual, which features behind-the scenes-footage The High Note.  Ross shared the video on her Instagram earlier today, revealing […]

Dia Dipasupil/WireImageSolange’s Saint Heron multidisciplinary creative agency and design studio is launching an immersive virtual festival focused around creativity and innovation.  Dubbed ‘Here and Now’ the fest is the singer’s collaboration with the New York City-based New School’s School of Fashion, one of five academic institutions housed within the New School’s Parsons School of Design. The program is described as “an […]

ABC/Nino MunozBeing Mary Jane alum Lisa Vidal is opening up about the seemingly abrupt ending of the hit BET series. The series, which concluded in April 2019 with a TV movie as its fifth season, starred Vidal as Kara, the best friend of Mary Jane Paul, played by Gabrielle Union. Vidal tells ABC Audio that although she […]

ABC/Randy HolmesThese days Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson keeps himself busy as a bonafide movie star, but before that he was a WWE wrestler. When he left the arena, many fans were left wondering why. Well, now, years later, he’s finally getting around to giving fans the closure they’ve been waiting for.  In an Instagram video posted to Johnson’s […]

Courtesy of Jill ScottAs if last weekend’s neo-soul Verzuz battle wasn’t celebration enough.  Jill Scott tells ABC Audio she’s “excited” to give fans another reason to celebrate, as she works on new music while in quarantine.  She admits it’s been 24 years since she’s spent this much time at home but it’s definitely helped keep her creative juices flowing.  She says […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Uptown Records founder and veteran music executive Andre Harrell has died at the age of 59, Billboard has learned. The official cause of death has not yet been reported. The news of his passing was first revealed by DJ D-Nice early Saturday morning during his Instagram Live Club Quarantine series. Born in […]

Atlantic RecordsKehlani‘s new album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, is officially out today and fans cannot stop talking about it.  The R&B singer took to Instagram to share exciting news about the album, which already hit number one on iTunes after its release Thursday night. “Be right back, [I’m] going to cry for real,” she wrote. The 15-track It […]