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Warner RecordsAndra Day shares her new single, “Tigress & Tweed,” from the upcoming film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.  Ahead of her starring role in the film, Day and her signature vocals militantly address the state of our nation on the track that was co-written by music icon Raphael Saadiq. “But I been rallyin’ the troops / Chariots aflame […]

Prince Williams/WireimageAs her “Buss It” single continues to fuel the latest viral dance challenge, Dallas rapper Erica Banks has her focus set on working with two heavyweight emcees.  During an interview with The Shade Room, Banks was asked whether or not she would work with fellow Texas rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who is also signed to Carl Crawford‘s 1501 Certified Entertainment label. “I would collab with Megan […]

Rahim Fortune for WSJ. Magazine Before John David Washington, his father, Denzel Washington, rightfully held the title as Hollywood’s leading man. The former athlete tells The Wall Street Journal he always wanted to follow in the footsteps of his two-time Oscar-winning dad. “I always wanted to do what he did, always wanted to be an artist,” says John David. “I jumped in and […]

Paras Griffin/WireImageHot off her Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole last week, Ashanti returns with a music video for her new single, “2:35 (I Want You).” The visual finds the R&B princess seductively dancing for her significant other while expressing her desire for his love and affection.  “Cause ooh / My body begging for you / Ain’t no mistake, you the truth […]

Mat Hayward/Getty ImageLizzo admits that she struggled with her mental health over the past year and opened up in an encouraging post to fans about choosing to stay strong. The 32-year-old “Juice” singer shared three photos on Monday, showing off what she really looks like without the designer clothing and professional stylists.  Lizzo, who is wearing hardly any makeup, […]

Well Go USAWu-Tang founder RZA is living his best life as a filmmaker. While fans may have had some mixed reviews about his coming-of-age drama Cut Throat City, which recently landed at No. 1 on Netflix, the director confidently says filmmaking has been the best way for him to flex his creative muscles. “To be straight honest, film is […]

Courtesy of LifetimeLaila Odom and GG Townson embraced their roles as Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton in Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa biopic that aired Saturday.  Odom, who stars as Pepa, says she hopes fans focused on the story rather than their resemblance to the first ladies of hip hop. “When it comes to the biopics, it’s really important that we address the fact that we’re not look […]

James BaileyAlicia Keys declared “I’m in heaven!” after celebrating her 40th trip around the sun.  Though her birthday’s Monday, the multi-Grammy-winning singer was overwhelmed with joy after celebrating her milestone at a special Sunday dinner prepared by her husband, Swizz Beatz. “The most magnificent start to my big birthday! I swear I have the best husband in […]

Def Jam RecordingsTeyana Taylor has unveiled her first collection with Pretty Little Things as creative director, giving social media followers a preview of her 1990s-inspired collection. In a collage of Instagram photos, the multifaceted music and fashion icon commands our attention wearing a black leather bra and pants set, matching hat and sizzling dark red lip. “Women who wear black live […]

NBCUniversalThe 2021 Billboard Music Awards has an air date. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Monday that the ceremony will take place on May 23, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Additional details on the show will be released at a later date. Last year, the show took place on October 14 […]