Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

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Missy Elliott Is Just Better When It Comes To Making Music Videos

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Last week, Bell Biv DeVoe released a song (followed by a video) called “I’m Betta.” That superiority complex is a popular vibe in the music space right now. Missy Elliott names her own single “I’m Better,” and jumps right to a visual. 2017 marks 20 years of the Virginia MC/producer moving the mainstream with incredible music that has always translated well to the visual medium. From dancing children to airbag wardrobe to intergalactic warfare, Misdemeanor has made some memorable moments for video-goers. To her point, she is one of the best Rap artists when it comes to vids. Continue reading

Nas To Executive Produce “Street Dreams” Biographical Television Series

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Approaching 21 years after he made his second album, It Was Written with top single “Street Dreams,” these titles remain powerful statements in the life and career of Nas. After production and writing involvement in recent Netflix series The Get Down as well as film The Land (and its corresponding soundtrack) in 2016, Nasir Jones is partnering with BET for a series centered around his own life. Continue reading

Mississippi Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Make Sagging Pants a Crime Punishable by Fines, Counseling

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Mississippi Rep. Tom Weathersby has proposed a bill that would make wearing saggy pants a crime in the state. The Republican introduced the draft in the local House of Representatives to stop the fashion primarily worn by young Black men.

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Say They’re Considering Running for Political Office

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Approaching the 5-year anniversary of their son’s murder, the parents of Trayvon Martin are speaking out in a new tell-all memoir chronicling their experience of losing a child while still honoring the memory of their son’s life.

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