Airpool Karaoke with Kanye West

Kanye West put a different spin on late night host James Corden’s famous carpool karaoke by bringing an entire choir on a plane for airpool karaoke.

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Eddie Murphy Stars in ‘Dolemite’ Movie

Comedian Eddie Murphy will star in the movie, “Dolemite” a star-studded 1970s Blaxploitation-themed movie, to be released this fall on Netflix and select theaters. Murphy stars as real-life comedian and “Godfather of Rap” Rudy Ray Moore, whose career took off after playing the character, Dolemite.

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Issa Rae Presents ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

Executive produced by “Insecure” creator Issa Rae, “A Black Lady Sketch Show” will premiere on HBO Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 p.m. EST/10 p.m. CST. Robin Thede, of BET’s cancelled “The Rundown with Robin Thede” is the creator of the show that features five black women as its core cast, with a writers’ room comprised entirely of black women.   

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Actress’ Life Prepared Her for Drake Produced Series ‘Euphoria’

Growing up in the projects of Miami, Nika King, star of HBO series “Euphoria,” had a front seat to the devastation caused by drugs.

“Most adults in my life were addicted to drugs,” King said. “I was familiar with all the lies, stealing and cheating that comes with that.”

She credits that life experience for preparing her for her role as a tough and determined mother trying to guide her troubled daughters through the perils of love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media. Actresses Zendaya and Storm Reid play her daughters and rapper Drake is an executive producer.

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Comedy Central show gives the funny on the ‘South Side’ of Chicago

Comedy Central’s new show “South Side” follows two friends in Chicago who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about.

The show premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. central.

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Even Singer Anita Baker is a Fan of Comedian Kevonstage

It all started when Kevin Fredericks, known as Kevonstage, got off stage during The Real Comedians of Social Media tour and saw his brother eating Fritos corn chips instead of any of the other chips in the Frito-Lay variety pack.

“I was like, ‘Are you crazy? Fritos is not the best,’” Fredericks told his brother. Soon comedians Tony Baker, Tahir Moore and DoBoy, also on the tour, chimed in on their favorites while making a video about the discussion.

“It went viral,” Fredericks said. “I never thought a video about chips would reach so many people.”

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H.E.R. Sings at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The artist H.E.R., which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,”
built her reputation on a certain degree of anonymity.  Fans never get a clear look at her face and she always wears dark sunglasses.  But, her music is always clear and soulful.  She earned her five nominations for 2019’s Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. 

Born Gabriella Wilson to a Filipino mother and Black father, she is known for her hits, “Focus,” “Best Part” (with Daniel Ceasar), and “Could’ve Been” (with Bryson Tiller).

Her soulful voice doesn’t disappoint when she stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.

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