50 Cent Announces That He Will Become The CEO of Def Jam

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50 Cent wouldn’t be 50 Cent if he didn’t troll as much as he does.

Related: https: 50 CENT AND CIARA GO AT IT ON TWITTER!!!

Recently, Paul Rosenberg has stepped down as CEO of Def Jam after rocking out for nearly two years in the game and, it seems that someone is already looking to fill his spot.

The rapper turned mogul recently took to twitter to shoot his shot for the newly available position.

“I have decided to take the job at Def Jam. Somebody gotta do it, who better than me?” said the Effin Vodka mogul.

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We’re pretty sure Fifty was just trolling per usual, but the idea wouldn’t be bad to consider seeing as though the rapper has had an enormous amount of success in his other business ventures.

Fifty is currently making a huge killing in Hollywood with his Effin vodka and Power Saga.

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Lena Waithe And Melina Matsoukas’s ‘Queen & Slim’ Is Modern Day Shakespeare

 

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Queen & Slim is the epic new-age love story of our time that comes once every few decades. 

Related: Lena Waithe & Halle Berry To Executive Produce Forthcoming ‘Boomerang’ Series

The romantic suspense is a modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet illustrated with compelling images of black love and community told through a poetic-like structure. 

“I want him to love me so deeply I’m not afraid to show him how ugly I can be. I want him to show me scars I never knew I had.”

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Although Ernest”Slim” and Angela “Queen” are often referred to as the black Bonnie and Clyde throughout the film, their characters are far from outlaws rebelling against the law. 

These two star-crossed lovers —played by British actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith —are drawn to each other in their attempts to escape the injustices found in America’s justice system after a deadly encounter of police brutality. 

Kaluuya and Turner-Smith bring themes of love, community, and mindfulness to life with their on-screen chemistry.

She’s a loner moved only by fact, and he’s a family man driven by faith. Yet, their opposition is the main factor that drives them towards psychological healing and freedom. 

The film does a great job of stressing the importance of finding joy in the journey to one’s destination— making the characters’ run from the law seem like a spiritual road trip destined by fate. 

Watching the lovers relish recklessly in present time as they stop to ride horses and dance at neighborhood juke joints, leaves you wondering when was the last time you lived in the moment. 

 

 

The tragic love story ends with an expected yet surprising slaying of the film’s protagonists that startles viewers in true horror film fashion as they are forced to mourn the characters that everyone grew to love.

Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas call this film a form of “protest art,” nearly hitting theaters on the 5th anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death. 

12-year-old Rice was shot by 26-year-old police officer Timothy Loehmann in Cleveland, Ohio for playing with a toy gun. 

Although the film has a slow build-up, the female powerhouse does an excellent job of capturing an iconic black love story in a film that showcases what it means to be black in current-day America. 

That’s why we’re giving this film 4 out of 5 stars. Catch Queen & Slim in theaters now! 

Trina Says Walmart Shopper Called Her ‘N****r B***h’

A recent verbal assault proves that it doesn’t matter who you are when it comes to racist comments being made. Rapper, Trina was the victim of a racist comment while shopping at a Cooper City, Florida Walmart over the weekend.

After Trina bumped into a white lady the woman told Trina, “Watch out, you n****r b***h,” that’s when things went bad.

Trina began screaming at the woman daring her to say the derogatory comment again, the police were called, although Trina didn’t file a report, she was escorted safely to her vehicle.

The racist woman wasn’t interviewed by the police. The interaction was caught on video.

Ciara & Russell Wilson Transform Into Beyoncé & Jay-Z For Epic Couples’ Halloween Costume

Celebrities are stepping up their costume game this Halloween, including Ciara and Russell Wilson. The couple dressed up as Beyonce and JAY-Z as depicted in their “Apesh*t” video.

“The Carters” even made their own version of Beyonce and JAY’s video and nailed hip-hop’s first couple’s look.

The only difference between Ciara and Russell’s version of the “Apesh*t” video and Beyonce and JAY-Z’s version was the artwork displayed behind the couple, Bey and JAY’s shot their video at the Louvre where the original Mona Lisa is housed and CiCi and Russell stood in front of a portrait of former President Barack and Michelle Obama.

Drake Dresses Up As His Dad For Halloween

Drake pulled off a Halloween look that only he could.

He dressed up like his dapper dad, Dennis Graham.

In the side by side picture posted on Instagram, Drake captioned the photo, “Not planned.”

There are tons of comments approving of Drake’s costume choice.

Drake Gave Raptors Custom OVO Jackets

There’s one thing that is quite evident about Drake, he loves his hometown NBA team the Toronto Raptors.

He showed that love by gifting the 2018-19 team with their very own custom OVO jackets.

The jacket, which looks like a jacket he wore during the season last year, features all the players from the championship squad complete with the Raptor wrapped around the championship trophy.

Meek Mill Wants Police Accountability

Meek Mill was in attendance for a town hall meeting in Philadelphia on policing.

During the forum, the rapper asked that there be “transparency and accountability” as the city searches for the next police commissioner.

He also asked for citizens and law enforcement to work together to find solutions in matters that affect the public.

Forever 21 Closing 200 Stores

Recently, the department store Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy, and now the company has announced that they will be closing 200 stores in order to get back on their feet.

Forever 21 is just another retail chain that’s feeling the effects of more consumers choose to shop online and need to change their sales plan to keep their business afloat.

The company will also leave most international markets to focus more on a smaller stable of stores in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America.

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Album Review: The Christian-less Gospel Album

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In the Bible, the opening passage of James 1:19 encourages believers to be slow to speak and quick to listen.

Mr. West should have taken a page out of the good book before releasing his ninth studio project entitled, Jesus is King—a failed attempt at secular music.

Related: Kanye West Will No Longer Perform His Old Songs, Will Get Pious Versions

The highly anticipated album falls short in its goal to capture new-age Christians due to lack of conviction and testimony found in its lyrics.

An example of this can be found in his track, “Closed on Sunday,” which compares the likeness of God and the Sabbath to Chick-fil-a —known for being anti-LGBTQ and in support of Trump.

Other tracks from the album seem to portray the same ranting Kanye from Ye with occasional references to religion and Christ.

One thing the innovator unseemingly masters on this project is the compositional technique.

The album perfectly blends traditions of the 20th-century gospel with today’s contemporary hip-hop using auto-tune vocals to contrast angelic sounds of the Sunday Service Choir in tracks like “Water.”

Credits for the album consist of the works from producers like Timberland, Boogz, Pi’erre Bourne, Evan Mast of Ratatat, and many more.

Overall, the work seems to be a failed manifesto of what could have been another brilliant idea from the mad scientist, better known as Mr. West.

Don’t just take our word for it. ‘Jesus is King’ is currently available on all streaming platforms.

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Travis Scott the #1 Song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

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“Im the highest in the room” (Travis Scott voice)

Congratulations on Travis Scott’s single, Highest in The Room tops as the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100!

 

Doctor Dre Loses His Sight in Diabetes Battle

It’s been 30 years since the debut of the groundbreaking show “Yo! MTV Raps” and one of its hosts Doctor Dre, is in a battle with type 2 diabetes.

Dre has already lost a toe while fighting the illness, and now it’s reported that the pioneer has also lost his vision.

The hip-hop pioneer is not only known for hosting the groundbreaking show. He’s also known as a host, movie actor, DJ, talent scout, and so much more.

Dave Chappelle Says Comedy ‘Saved My Life’ As He Accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Dave Chappelle has earned the Mark Twain award for American humor, which is the highest award that a comedian can receive.

“I love my art form because I understand every practitioner of it, whether I agree with them or not I know where they’re coming from…I love this genre, it saved my life,” Chappelle said in his acceptance speech.

Several celebrities paid tribute to Chappelle throughout the evening including his writing partner Neal Brennan, Bradley Cooper Tiffany Haddish, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Trevor Noah, and Jon Stewart.

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy praised Chappelle via video for being, “the most intellectual comedian ever.”

Kanye West Admits He Tried To Get Drake’s Attention In The Strangest Way Following Their Epic Feud

As Kanye West is continuing to walk in faith, the “Jesus Is King” rapper says. “You cannot be in service to God and be mad at your brother next door.”

During West’s recent interview with Zane Lowe, he says that he walks over to Drake’s home without security and delivers notes to him with his phone number encouraging him to call.

“I’m not trying to ring the doorbell and say, ‘You gotta come outside right now.’ He might be busy,” says Kanye, “he got a studio in there.”

 

LeBron James Among Evacuees In Southern California Wildfire

According to fire officials in Los Angeles, a “very dynamic fire” sparked on the hillside near the Getty Center early Monday morning.

Mandatory evacuations were issued for residents in the area.

LeBron James and his family were one of the families told to leave their homes. He tweeted, “Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!”

Over 10,000 residential and commercial buildings are in the evacuation zone.

Tyler Perry Studios To Host The Next Democratic Presidential Debate

Tyler Perry (Studios) is about to get political.

The new state of the art facility in Atlanta will host the next Democratic Presidential Debate.

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams confirmed the news on Twitter.

The debate will take place on November 20th.

Popeyes Makes Chicken Sandwich Return Official, Takes Swipe At Chick-fil-A

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Popeyes has rekindled this summer’s chicken sandwiches war, announcing Monday that the return of theirs is less than a week away.

The chicken chain was engaged in a battle with competitor Chick-fil-A, selling out their entire three-month supply in just weeks.

“Y’all…the sandwich is back Sunday, November 3rd. Then every day,” reads the tweet from Popeyes.

While that date coincides with this year’s National Sandwich Day, it also gives the company the upper hand. All Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sundays.