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CLAP FOR THEM: Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Earns $27M At Box Office

CLAP FOR THEM: Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ Earns $27M At Box Office

06/19/2017  |  No Comments

06/19/2017

    Although the movie received mixed reviews from movie goers and critics. The Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' Directed by Benny Boom earned a strong $27.05 million it's debut weekend. The film earned $3.1 million in Thursday previews and $12.8 million opening day. The film came in at No.3 at the North American box office.
    I went to see the movie yesterday, being that I wanted to support Benny Boom on this major project. The movie was cool. I just suggest if you decide to go see it, go see it as a movie goer and not as a critic. The movie made me miss the hell out of Tupac and 90's Hip-hop. I rapped all of the songs during the movie as if I were at a concert. The only scene I can deem as horrible was the death scene....It was unbelievable and the church music that played was totally unnecessary. Tupac was lionhearted and very passionate. He was destined for greatness. So I wouldn't say the movie was bad but I cannot label it as great. It was decent and entertaining. Pac was such a complex and dynamic person, I don' think his life could really be told in 2 hours. If you're a true Tupac fan you might not want to see this movie. Being that as a fan you may not feel as though the film represent his legacy properly
    Congrats to everyone that was apart of the film.
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CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z To Become The First Rapper Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z To Become The First Rapper Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

06/15/2017  |  No Comments

06/15/2017

    "S. Carter, ghostwriter, and for the right price I can even make YO shit tighter"
    Tonight (June 15), prolific MC Jay Z will become the first rapper to be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Brooklyn wordsmith will join the likes of Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, John Lennon, Elton John, and Lionel Richie, after being handpicked by his peers.
    Since 1996, Jay Z has proven to be an indomitable force in the rap game. Boasting a bevy of accolades including 21 Grammys and 13 solo No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, Jay Z's latest feat serves as another accolade. via
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Chance The Rapper For EBONY Magazine's June 2017 Issue

Chance The Rapper For EBONY Magazine’s June 2017 Issue

05/26/2017  |  No Comments

05/26/2017

    Chancelor Bennett aka Chance The Rapper is looking mighty dapper on the cover of EBONY Magazine's June 2017 issue. EBONY caught up with Grammy Award-winning superstar to see if he'd actually be down to be POTUS one day. Click HERE to read a piece of the interview.
    Read the full interview in the June 2017 issue of EBONY magazine, on newsstands now!
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Drake Wins Big At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake Wins Big At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

05/22/2017  |  No Comments

05/22/2017

    Last night at the Billboard Music Awards Drizzy Drake took home 13 Awards, breaking Adele's record. Drake brought up the whole squad during his acceptance speech for top artist of the year. He also showed love to Ludacris, told Vanessa Hudgens she is gorgeous and called Nicki Minaj the love of his life. That Drake is such a charmer. Watch the clips inside.
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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools As A 'Call To Action'

Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools As A ‘Call To Action’

03/06/2017  |  No Comments

03/06/2017

    Chancellor Johnathan Bennett you better put on for your city!!! I love sharing stories like this. The kids are our future and having a strong educational system is important.
    Read more about the dope deed inside.
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CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Set To Launch Venture Capital Fund

CLAP FOR HIM: Jay Z Set To Launch Venture Capital Fund

02/21/2017  |  No Comments

02/21/2017

    "But I'm just a hustler disguised as a rapper. In fact you can't fit this hustle inside of a wrapper.." Shawn Carter
    According to multiple sources Rapper and Mogul Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund. Venture capital is a type of funding for a new or growing business. It usually comes from venture capital firms that specialize in building high risk financial portfolios. With venture capital, the venture capital firm gives funding to the startup company in exchange for equity in the startup.
    One of his partners will be Jay Brown, a longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation. The pair also is scouring the venture market for a full-time investment partner. The "Jays" also are partnering with Sherpa Capital, although this won't be a Sherpa-branded effort, and existing Sherpa staff won't be leading investments.
    Expect the focus to be on seed-stage tech opportunities, with this really being the institutionalization of Jay Z and Jay Brown's previous angel investing activities. For example, they both were in Uber's Series B, at a $300m pre-money. Other investments have included JetSmarter, plus his involvement and stake in music streaming service Tidal.
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BEEF OVER:  Jim Jones Signs To Roc Nation

BEEF OVER: Jim Jones Signs To Roc Nation

02/08/2017  |  No Comments

02/08/2017

    Everyone is taking their talents over to Roc Nation. First Yo Gotti, The Lox, Fat Joe and now Jim Jones is calling Roc Nation home after signing a management deal. It was rather surprising due to the rocky history of Jim and Jay. Which was always made public by Jimmy. However we live and learn. With Jim being about his paper he had this to say about his recent business move:
    "As you get older you realize that most of your peers are either dead or in jail,”
    Jones said in a quote provided to Billboard.
    "The fact that we can move past the BS is a testimony [to] how much we have grown."

It's a done deal... Jim Jones/Roc Nation. #rocnation #vamplife

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POWER MOVES:  Jay Z's Streaming Service Tidal Announces Partnership With Sprint

POWER MOVES: Jay Z’s Streaming Service Tidal Announces Partnership With Sprint

01/23/2017  |  No Comments

01/23/2017

    i'm not a businessman i'm a businessman
    -Shawn Carter
    Read more inside.
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Drake x Future’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour Of All Time

Drake x Future’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour Of All Time

01/09/2017  |  No Comments

01/09/2017

    Listen Linda!!! I don't care what anyone has to say about Drake! This young man puts in work and get's his coins!
    Drizzy shared the news via IG that his joint collaboration tour "Summer Sixteen" ft Future made 84.3 million off of 54 shows! That's major.
    The tour will continue on Jan. 21 kicking off in Amsterdam and end on Mar 16th in Cologne, GER. Drake mentioned that there will be special guests which will be announced soon.

OVOFBG 🦉💵 EUROPE UP NEXT w/ special guests TBA 🥇

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Donald Glover Shouts Out Migos During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Donald Glover Shouts Out Migos During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

01/09/2017  |  No Comments

01/09/2017

    Last night the Golden Globes Awards took place and a lot of memorable moments occurred.
    One moment in particular that hard everyone talking is when Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino won two Golden Globe Awards last night for his hit-show Atlanta. In his acceptance speech, Glover said he was surprised by the honor. He thanked the city of Atlanta and its residents, while adding that he wasn't sure the show would catch on when it first aired. He also thanked the rap group Migos, for releasing the hit song, "Bad and Boujee". Glover stated: “I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee,’” he continued on with “Like that’s the best song ever" as the audience chuckled with confusion.
    He continued to praises the hip-hop trio, Migos, for the reporters backstage labeling the group “ The Beatles of this generation,”. Check out his Full Backstage Speech at the 2017 Golden Globes inside.
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