Author: Ken Simmons

Jason Koerner/Getty Images When Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy on September 12 for her role in Abbott Elementary, Kid Cudi was among the many stars sending her flowers. The rapper/actor says her award was an indication of progress in Hollywood for Black actors. “I was so inspired, and to see Black women achieve things of this caliber in a […]

Jason Koerner/Getty Images The hottest new tracks and videos this week for the culture. Kid Cudi,“Willing to Trust” featuring Ty Dolla $ign — The two-time Grammy winner collaborated with the LA rapper for the second single from his upcoming album, Entergalactic, which drops on September 30. On the same day, Cudi premieres his animated Entergalactic TV series on Netflix featuring the […]

Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images Mariah Carey and Usher are among the stars headlining Saturday’s 2022 Global Citizen Festival. This year’s theme is “Take Action NOW.” Mariah will take the stage in New York City’s Central Park, while Usher will perform in Accra, Ghana.Priyanka Chopra, who is a Global Citizen ambassador, is hosting this year’s event. Presenters include SNL star Chris Redd, ballet […]

Prince Williams/Wireimage Lil Baby is expanding his brand into animation. The Grammy winner has partnered with the AXE men’s grooming company to debut a series of animated digital vignettes based on his childhood and his career. The three episodes depict never-before-told stories from the “Drip Too Hard” rapper, inspired by his favorite childhood animated series and comic books. […]

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The New York City Police Department has removed three drill rappers from this weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival at Citi Field. Sha Ek, Ron Suno and 22Gz were banned from the event for “public safety concerns,” The New York Times reports. The NYPD removed five artists, including 22Gz, from the 2019 Rolling Loud New York for the same reason. Suno’s manager, Diamond […]

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Bacardi After filing a $28 million lawsuit against Triller for allegedly missing payments for their Verzuz series, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz have settled with the video service. “Verzuz has always been a platform that is by the artists, for the artists and with the people,” the Grammy award winning producers said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “We’re […]

Kevin Winter/PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment The Beyhive may be able to hear their queen sing songs from her new Renaissance album live next year. Beyoncé is reportedly booking stadiums for a world tour in the summer of 2023, according to Page Six. The “Break My Soul” singer last went on tour in 2018 with her husband, Jay-Z, for The […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Despite writing and producing numerous hits for Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z and many more stars, Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri feels underappreciated. As the Songwriters Hall of Fame member looks back at his three-decade career, he says he is especially upset that Usher’s 2004 Confessions album has not received the credit he feels it deserves. Dupri, who turns 50 on September […]

Bobby Brown, Monica, Tevin Campbell and Tamar Braxton will be among the stars headlining the R&B Music Experience Tour this fall. The 18-city tour kicks off October 1 in Atlanta and continues through December 17 in Tampa, Florida. Tour stops also include Miami, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Dallas, Oklahoma City and New Orleans. The rotating lineup also features 112, Bell Biv DeVoe, Dru Hill, Ginuwine, Xscape, Brian McKnight, […]

ABC/Richard Cartwright Michelle Obama announced Wednesday she is going on tour to promote her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. The six-city tour will kick off in Washington, D.C., at Warner Theatre on November 15. The former first lady will also make stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco before wrapping up the tour December 13 […]


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