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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation Another day, another list intended to trigger debate. Billboard compiled a list of its top 10 female rappers of 2024, based on their performance in the first six months of the year. Paying attention to quality of records, chart success, buzz within the culture, notable business endeavors and partnerships, and […]

Hugo Comte Normani has “lived so much life over the last few years,” but her album dopamine is finally coming out. It drops June 14, and she says she’s anxious about “the pressures of the wait and hoping that everybody loves this body of work as much as I love it.” “I’m still listening to […]

Arturo Holmes/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue Kendrick Lamar is celebrating Juneteenth with some of his fans: He’ll be putting on a show at LA’s Kia Forum with partners pgLang and Free Lunch. The Pop Out: Ken and Friends is set to take place on June 19 at 4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the event go on sale […]

ABC/John Argueta Tyla‘s career may have just gotten its start, but her plan to bring amapiano to the mainstream stems back a few years. In a cover story for Dazed, she says she fell in love with the genre at 14 years old after hearing Kwiish SA’s viral tune “Iskhathi (Gong Gong).” “That song, that log drum … […]

– Kendrick Lamar‘s “Not Like Us” has become a favorite for singers and meteorologists alike. While kicking off another leg of her Together Again Tour Tuesday, Janet Jackson danced to a mix of the song and her own track “Nasty.” A meteorologist also managed to sneak the song into his weather report for Houston’s CW39 broadcast, with Adam Krueger, rapping, “Let’s […]

Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Trina thinks Beyoncé is the queen of rap, and that has nothing to do with her relationship with Nicki Minaj. In an interview on Carlos King’s Reality With the King, she clarified that she and Nicki are cool despite what some may think. Trina and Nicki were set to release their “BAPS” collaboration in 2019, but […]

Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella Ice Spice‘s debut album officially has a release date. Taking to social media Wednesday, the rapper announced Y2K will be out on in July. “HIIIII >.< Y2K. THE ALBUM WILL BE DROPPING JULY 26TH !!!! pre-save the link in my bio now ;**,” she captioned the post. She also […]

Live Nation/Monami Entertainment SWV and Xscape are representing The Queens of R&B on their upcoming tour, and they’d tapped MYA, Total and 702 as special guests. Now, they’re announcing opening acts The OMG Girlz and Psiryn, who will make appearances in select markets. MC Lyte will also join the tour, performing on the shows dated July 16, 17, 24 and Aug. 18. Though […]

Netflix The story of the world’s first Black Barbie is coming to streaming, thanks to Shonda Rhimes and her Shondaland production empire. Netflix just released the trailer for Black Barbie, teasing the award-winning film that takes an in-depth look at the conception, inspiration and people behind the creation of the first standalone Black Barbie doll […]

ABC/LOU ROCCO The cast of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is reuniting, and it’s all thanks to Whoopi Goldberg. On Wednesday’s episode of The View, she’ll celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary alongside fellow co-stars Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ryan Toby, Tanya Trotter, music supervisor Marc Shaiman and composer Mervyn Warren. They will come together for […]

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