Word Of The Curb: Billion Dollar Jay-Z Has Another Business Venture,  Beyoncé Produces & Performs On “The Lion King” Album, Detroit Pays Homage to Aretha Franklin,  August Alsina Battling Major Health Crisis

Billion Dollar Jay-Z Has Another Business Venture

Jay-Z is now in the weed business! He’s been named the Chief Brand Strategist for Caliva, a privately-owned cannabis company in San Jose, California. He’s signed a multi-year partnership. His key role will be to assist with social justice issues over the legalization of marijuana and help

with job training for former inmates, and improve the representation of people who were previously incarcerated in the industry.

Jay-Z is following in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg, who released of his brand Leafs by Snoop, and Whoopi Goldberg, who released her line of medical marijuana products in hopes of improving cramps during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Jay-Z, earlier this year launched Reform Alliance with Meek Mill, Van Jones, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and BrooklynNets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai. Their goal is to free 1 million inmates within the next five years.

  Beyoncé Produces & Performs On “The Lion King” Album

This star-studded film is highly anticipated, no doubt, so it should come as no surprise that Beyonce has her hands in the making of the album to go along with the movie. Disney announced, “The Lion King: The Gift” album will feature global artists, laced with the sounds of Africa, produced & curated by Beyonce. The project will be released 7/19 same day as the movie. Beyonce’s single “Spirit” will be released before”

Detroit Pays Homage to Aretha Franklin

Has Portion Of Detroit Highway Named After HerHer home state is honoring Aretha with her very own “Freeway of Love”. But not before getting backlash for republicans who feel like designations should only be given to fallen military. However, Michigan  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave the okay to dedicate a portion of a Detroit highway to Aretha. A portion of the M-10 as “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway” in honor of Aretha’s contribution to American soul music and the entertainment industry.

 August Alsina Battling Major Health Crisis

 Liver Disease, Hospitalized After Being Unable To Walk ‘I Couldn’t Feel My Legs’

He’s been privately living with liver disease where his auto immune system fights against itself and is currently in the hospital after losing his ability to walk. He was rushed to the hospital earlier this week. He said in a video from a hospital bed,

“I woke up one day and wasn’t able to walk. I couldn’t feel my legs. My doctor ended up admitting me into the hospital.”

He said they are still doing evaluations and that there has some nerve damage. He describes it like his immune system went on vacation. August says,

 “The reality of it is, I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a f–king cancer patient, ’cause I’m not.”

Birthdays

Sofia Vergara is 47.

Antonio Brown (football player) is 31

 

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