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Summer Walker salutes Destiny's Child in new sultry ballad "Playing Games"

Interscope RecordsSummer Walker is making it clear that she isn’t “Playing Games.” Friday, the Atlanta songstress delivered the London on da Track-produced ballad, which finds her challenging her lover to prove his loyalty.  “Did I ever ask you to take me to go shopping in Paris/Or go sailing overseas and just drape me in Gucci?” she croons […]

#NewMusicFriday: Raphael Saadiq drops off 'Jimmy Lee,' Rapsody celebrates Black women on 'Eve,' and Jeezy delivers his final album 'TM104: The Legend of the Snowman'

Columbia RecordsThis week’s new music releases are loaded with star-studded contributions as Raphael Saadiq makes an epic return, Rapsody offers a concept album and Jeezy gifts fans his swan song.  Serving as a follow up to her Grammy-nominated album, Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody continues delivering  conceptual wit on her new record, Eve. At 16 tracks, each of the songs is inspired by and named […]

Tune in: OWN launches new talk show 'Black Women OWN the Conversation' this weekend

ABC/Randy HolmesOn Saturday, the Oprah Winfrey Network will debut a new talk show, OWN Spotlight: Black Women Own The Conversation, hosted and produced by Emmy-Award winning journalist Carlos Watson. The new series, which will focus on the concerns and issues facing black women will feature an array of panelists, celebrities and thought leaders including Stacey Abrams, model and activist Winnie Harlow, actress April […]

'The Good Place''s William Jackson Harper joins Barry Jenkins' 'Underground Railroad' series

David Livingston/Getty ImagesBarry Jenkins has tapped a good guy for his upcoming Amazon series The Underground Railroad. According to Deadline, The Good Place‘s William Jackson Harper has signed on to play a recurring role in Jenkins’ upcoming adaption. He joins Joel Edgerton and previously announced Thuso Mbedu, newcomer Chase W. Dillon and Krypton star Aaron Pierre.  The film is an adaptation of Colson Whitehead‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, […]

Missy Elliott drops 'Iconology' EP; new single & video, "Throw It Back"

Atlantic RecordsMissy Elliott just gave us all something to jam to over the weekend — she dropped a brand-new album, Iconology, just after midnight last night, as well as a new single and video, “Throw It Back.” Iconology — Elliot’s first album since 2005’s The Cookbook — is really more of an EP, boasting a […]

Aaliyah's Madame Tussauds wax figure has officially been unveiled

Blackground/Virgin RecordsNearly 20 years after her tragic death, Aaliyah has become the newest addition to Madame Tussauds family of iconic wax figures. Thursday, the statue of R&B’s beloved “Babygirl” was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas location. The figure draws inspiration from Aaliyah’s groundbreaking music video for the 2000 track “Try Again,” in which she dons her signature leather […]

Jackie Wilson said: "I'm getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame"

Courtesy Brunswick RecordsHe passed away in 1984, but now, late, legendary singer Jackie Wilson will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Mr. Excitement” will be honored with the 2,672nd star on the Walk on September 4 at 11:30 a.m. PT.  The star will be located at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard. Motown legend […]

Colin Kaepernick brings in Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi and more for Know Your Rights campaign

Manny Carabel/Getty ImagesColin Kaerpernick has tapped some of his fellow activists for his latest Know Your Rights Campaign. In a partnership with Paper, the NFL star stepped in as guest editor for the magazine’s latest issue where he highlighted his campaign that fights against systemic injustice and police brutality. “I was invited by @papermagazine to showcase the work we’ve […]