Beyoncé’s “Formation Scholars” Scholarship Program wants to reward young women studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at 4 designated Universities; Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design. and Spelman University. Beyonce’s goal is to support young women who are not afraid to think outside the box.
HOOD DIEZEL’s 5th musical mixtape, “I Am The No”, is dense with the notion that he’s in a league of his own with well-documented lyrics about the reality of growing up in Pompano while maneuvering a way to blast off in the industry. Diezel is a rap-avenger delivering dope gritty music with no gimmicks and while this record is sure to please longtime fans, it also works as a compelling case that Diezel and producer, Cash Marley, is South Florida’s new dynamic duo as Marley produced the majority of the tape allowing Diezel to capitalize off the natural progression of his solid rap career.
Vibe: Marvel is back with its second installment of its Hip-hop Variant Posters, and this time, the action hero brand is recruiting albums, new and old to join its collection.
The new series features Nova recreating Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book album, Luke Cage stepping in as LL Cool J on Bigger and Deffer, and Jessica Jones replacing Kevin Gates on his Islah cover. The Hulk, Spider-man, and more also sub in on Wu-Tang’s Iron Flag cover.
MiamiNewTimes: Last month, when the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Heineken USA, began its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money to restore Miami Marine Stadium, it promised donors two tickets to a to-be-announced concert. Yesterday, the mysterious artist at that concert was finally revealed: ScHoolBoy Q.
MIAMI — The text of Dwyane Wade’s letter to Miami, released Wednesday night to The Associated Press:
Complex Mag: ScHoolboy Q hit everyone with the quickness Tuesday, unveiling what appears to be the cover for his new album Blank Face, due July 8. The cover makes use of the notorious Jordan Crying Face meme, which—despite previous theories from none other than Ja Rule—earns Michael Jordan approximately $0.00 in meme royalties.
The 2015 REAL MIAMI PLAYERS BALL is starring SNOOP DOGG and hosted by BISHOP DON JUAN.
This video is one of the best clips I’ve seen on TV in ages! It’s freaking hilarious! LOL! KTVA’s Charlo Greene quits on live TV after revealing she was the founder of the Alaska Cannabis Club. The delivery was arguably inappropriate, but damn if she didn’t look free as a bird and happy as hell! I admire her for the balls it took to do that, and the response of the Anchorwoman was absolutely #Priceless .
“Common’s 10th album, Nobody’s Smiling, is a dark and stark portrait of the streets of his own Chi City. With emerging talent pitching in alongside the 42-year-old lyricist’s always sharp lyrics, Nobody’s Smiling is a sparkling release in what’s been a tepid year for rap releases (so far).” – Vibe
“As one of the biggest songs from Coldplay‘s new album, we’re not surprised to see a bunch of high profile remixes surfacing. However, AlunaGeorge have now come into the spotlight for their own take on the song, while adding in a signature sound we’ve become associated with from their debut album, Body Music. The release coincides with the duo supporting Coldplay at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1st/2nd.” – OnSmash