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Zendaya covers ‘W magazine’; record label Murder Inc. gets docuseries; a new music video from Juice WRLD

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Jack Davison

Zendaya is featured on the fourth and final cover of magazine’s “Directors Issue,” which is set to hit stands on March 8.

For his first-ever magazine cover shoot, three-time Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve called on Zendaya to portray “a visitor from the future.”

“Zendaya has shot maybe 10,000 covers of magazines. It’s something I’ve never done,” Villeneuve said about shooting his first cover. “I’m approaching this with a lot of humility. My expectation about it is just to have, frankly, creative fun.”

“It’s murddaaaa!” If you’ve grown up during the early 2000s and listened to hip hop even a little, you’ve probably heard that phrase.

The label behind the legendary mantra, Murder Inc., and its founder Irv Gotti, are teaming up with BET to produce a five-part docuseries on the rise, fall and redemption of the label. Using never-before-seen archival footage, the series will offer viewers a deep look at the label’s journey from its beginning to the current day.

“My life and Murder Inc. has been filled with many highs and lows. I got to work with my brothers and a lot of great people; from Jay ZDMXFat JoeMary J Blige…” Irv Gotti said in a press release. “With this documentary series, I plan to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help me GOD.”

The series is scheduled to air this summer.

A new music video from late rapper Juice Wrld was posthumously dropped on Thursday.

The official video for “Cigarettes” includes a cameo from actor Angus Cloud from HBO’s hit show Euphoria and touches on the complexities and nuances of overcoming addiction.

The clip follows the release a video for “Go Hard 2.0.” Both tracks are included on the star’s 2021 album, Fighting Demons (Complete Edition).

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