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Jidenna Says His Father’s Death Influenced His Style

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Is it Jidenna’s, music, hair or his sense of style that stands out more? That definitely depends on who you’re talking to, but he does credit one of those to his father. Way before Jidenna was a ‘classic’ man he was student at Stanford, and...

Nicki Minaj Talks Maya Angelou Poem, Hillary Clinton & Prison vs Slavery

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Nicki Minaj recently raised a few eyebrows when she recited Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise” at the Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. Many critics felt that she wasn’t dressed appropriately to recite such a poem. But in a recent interview...

Azealia Banks On Kendrick Lamar’s Billboard Interview: “The Dumbest Sh*t I’ve Ever Heard A Black Man Say”

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Azealia Banks has something to say to Kendrick Lamar. After reading Lamar’s interview with Billboard, in where he discusses the killing of Michael Brown, police brutality and race relations — Azealia took to Twitter to blast the Compton rapper. Kendrick’s full quote to Billboard: “I...

Kendrick Lamar Weighs In On Iggy Azalea in Billboard: ‘She’s Doing Her Thing — Let Her’

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Everyone’s fave Kendrick Lamar is on the latest cover of Billboard. In the issue, the good kid, m.A.A.d city artist, sits down with the magazine to discuss Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Iggy Azalea and more. “She’s doing her thing,” Lamar tells Billboard. “Let her. People have...

John Legend Pens Moving Op-Ed About Race Relations in America

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Singer John Legend is proving that he is indeed a man of many talents. He just garnered a Golden Globe nomination for the song, Glory, an honor he shares with his equally talented collaborator, Common. Glory, is the stirring anthem for Selma, the upcoming film...

Pharrell Williams’ Happy Declared Most Popular Song of 2014

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Pharrell Williams must have known that he was on to something when he unleashed his biggest hit yet – Happy. The song continues to slay the charts and held the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for 10 weeks straight, which explains why, Billboard...