BET announced a major addition to Culture’s Biggest Night, BET Awards 2024. Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and multiplatinum, 4-time GRAMMY-winning recording artist Will Smith will debut a new original song LIVE at BET Awards 2024. Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, author, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host, and GRAMMY […]

Since Africans arrived in the Americas, they brought their creativity and brilliance with them, creating music that captures the essence of Black resistance. Black music, spanning genres like spirituals, blues, jazz, rock & roll, and gospel, has been the soundtrack of personal experiences and freedom movements that have shaped America. In the 1960s, Black music […]

Earlier in the year, Swizz Beatz & Timbaland reacquired Verzuz from their previous partner Triller and now own 100% of the platform, while retaining their equity (along with the artists who participated in Verzuz) in Triller.  Wednesday, Verzuz (the online platform launched during the pandemic) announced a distribution partnership with Elon Musk’s X. The pair dropped the […]

Kendrick Lamar performed his Drake diss track Not Like Us five times during his special live-streamed concert The Pop Out: Ken and Friends Wednesday. The first rendition featured Dr. Dre, who had been on stage to perform Still D.R.E. and California Love, while producer DJ Mustard appeared for one iteration. By the end of the […]

The 2024 Tony Awards were electrified by a surprise performance from Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, who delivered their iconic hit “Empire State of Mind.” The duo last performed the song together in 2016. The event, hosted by Ariana DeBose, was held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Alicia Keys, dressed in a […]

The fifth annual Black Culture Festival is set to take place next month at Parcel 5 in Rochester, celebrating Black culture and achievements within the community. The festival, scheduled for July 27 and 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will feature a variety of local vendors, showcasing Black-owned businesses and offering culturally significant dishes. […]

Justin Timberlake, the renowned singer and actor, was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the Hamptons. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office confirmed the arrest occurred on Tuesday in Sag Harbor, a popular summer destination on Long Island. Timberlake was arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court later that morning. At 43, Timberlake is currently […]

In celebration of Black Music Month, Max and Spotify are hosting “Shaped by Sound,” an immersive one-day music experience on June 22 at New York City’s Hall des Lumières. The event will feature themed rooms, curated DJ sets, and a performance by rising rapper Cash Cobain. The experience includes: A mirrored room with 360-projection mapping […]

Legendary rapper Nas is bringing the Hip Hop classic movie Beat Street to Broadway for the film’s 40th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival. More information will be announced soon. Rapper Nas Bringing Hip-Hop Classic ‘Beat Street’ To Broadway (  

On June 14, during his “11:11 Tour” performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Chris Brown experienced technical difficulties when the suspension wires malfunctioned, leaving him stuck in the air while performing his song “Under The Influence.” Despite the mishap, Brown continued to sing while dangling above the stage. A viral video captured […]

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