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BET Orders Pilot for Nas Based Biography Series, Street Dreams

With 29 million viewers tuning in to BET's New Edition Story miniseries, the network has decided to strike again while the iron is hot. BET greenlit a pilot to shoot for an hour-long series titled Street Dreams, a biography based on Nasir Jones. The show's pilot will be written and directed by Jonathan Levine, creator…

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Hackers Run YG’s anti-Donald Trump Anthem “FDT” On Repeat at Radio Stations Across America

As Trump's approval ratings continue to decrease daily, it appears hackers have chosen to use Hip-Hop to voice their displeasure with the newly inaugurated POTUS Donald Trump. The Associated Press reports multiple radio stations have been hacked, and forced to play YG's "FDT" on repeat. Sunny 107.9 WFBS-FM in Salem, South Carolina aired the song…

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Chance the Rapper joins African American Museum Board in Chicago

It's no secret that Chance the Rapper loves his city and is not only an artist who reps it, but is also an active community member. It was announced Friday that Chance the Rapper, along with his father, will be among the new board members of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History. There is…

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Kendrick Lamar and Reebok Launch New Collection

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok launch their third collaborative collection, Club C. The collection includes acid-washed denim in black and white with a red label on its tongue. The Reebok branding along the side appears all in black with the “k” and “o” highlighted to reference the Compton hip-hop star's nickname “KDot”. “Now more than ever…

Real News FILE - In this Sunday, August 2, 2015 photo, Ice Cube poses for a portrait in promotion of the new film “Straight Outta Compton," at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. When the world first heard the names Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, the young musicians were considered outlaws as members of rap group N.W.A. Now they're mainstream entertainment icons, reflecting changes in the two artists and in popular culture. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)
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Ice Cube to Launch Basketball League For Retired NBA Players

Ice Cube has gone from rapper to film producer and actor to now being the owner of his own league. After missing some of his favorite NBA players, he created a league of retired players called Big3. According to his interview in The Vertical, the league will consist of three-on-three half-court games. There will be…

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Fat Joe Donates 20 New Computers to South Bronx Elementary School

Local Bronx, New York elementary school, P.S. 146 received a very special gift from their alumnus, rapper Fat Joe. The Bronx emcee provided the school with 20 brand new Microsoft computers, according to the NY Daily News. The excited students sat enthusiastically as Fat Joe spoke on the importance of education and accomplishing their dreams.…

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Vic Mensa Pens Open Letter After Trump’s Presidential Election Victory

There's been a lot of talk since ballots were tallied last week and Donald Trump became our President-Elect. Vic Mensa (who last released There's a Lot Going On) penned an open letter for Billboard magazine:Read More

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Dee-1 Partners with Sallie Mae for Knowledge for College Tour

Dee-1's video, "Sallie Mae Back" went viral shortly after it's release. In the song and video, the New Orleans rapper celebrated for having accomplished what many college grads across the country hope to one day do, pay the loans back. Well now, he has teamed up with Sallie Mae and launched the Knowledge for College…

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Jay-Z to Produce NBC Drama about First African American Sniper

As always, Jay Z is consistently making moves and now he has ventured into the world of television. Shortly after signing a first-look deal with the Weinstein Company, Jay Z will produce an NBC drama about Nicholas Irving — the first African-American to serve as a special ops sniper in his battalion, according to PageSix.…

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