90’S R&B Trio 702 Announces Their Reunion

R&B trio 702 is back! Vegas STAND Up!

Meelah Williams took to social media on Tuesday to announce she, LeMisha Fields and Irish Grinstead have reunited and they’ll be performing in a city near you.

The trio, hailing from Las Vegas, are best known for their platinum-selling 1999 single, “Where My Girls At?”

 

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Lauryn Hill Announces ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Lauryn Hill has announced she will embark on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to celebrate her iconic album released on August 25, 1998.

The 29-date tour will kick off on July 5 in Virginia Beach and will wrap on October 5 in St. Louis.

Concertgoers will have the pleasure of watching Ms. Hill perform the 19x platinum-selling album (worldwide) in its entirety.

You can head over to Ticketmaster right now and get ready to secure your ticket to see Lauryn Hill live, and if you live outside one of the cities on her tour, maybe plan road trip.

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

Kendrick Lamar continues to make history.

His album ‘DAMN’ just won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for music.

With this win, Kendrick has become the first non-classical or jazz artist ever to win the award.

“DAMN” is Lamar’s fourth studio album and was released in April 2017.

The Pulitzer board on Monday called ‘DAMN’ a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.

Congrats to Kendrick!

Beyoncé Announces Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Just days after her epic Coachella performance, Beyoncé announced the four new schools benefiting from the second installment of the BeyGOOD Initiative’s Homecoming Scholars Award program (previously the Formation Scholars Award program).

One student from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University, will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

via Rolling Stone:

Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said the program salutes “the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” She added, “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”

Beyoncé established the scholarship in April 2017 to mark the one-year anniversary of her 2016 visual LP, Lemonade. While the first year spotlighted young women, the 2018-2019 year will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender.

The associated disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. Applicants must maintain a 3.5 or better GPA. The four universities will select all finalists and winners, with recipients announced this summer.

Beyoncé honored the history of HBCUs during her headlining Coachella set on Saturday, incorporating over 150 musicians and dancers – including a marching band and choir – into her detailed set, which also included guest spots from Jay Z, Solange and her former Destiny’s Child members.

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Cardi B Reveals Baby Bump On SNL

Welp there you have it folks the baby bump is finally out of the bag.

Cardi B announced her pregnancy during her performance of “Be Careful” on “Saturday Night Live.”

The Grammy-nominated rapper wore a beautiful white gown during her performance and towards the end, the camera panned out to show Cardi in her full prenatal glory.

#PressPlay: #CardiB says she’s finally free! 😍 Via: @brooklyn.johnny

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Cardi said to be due in July.

Cardi B’s Debut Album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Is Finally OUT

Featuring SZA, Chance the Rapper, Migos, 21 Savage, Kehlani, YG, J. Balvin, and Bad Bunny.

Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy is finally here. The record includes the singles “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful,” and “Drip.” It also has a number of surprise features from SZA, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny and YG alongside previously released collabs with Migos and 21 Savage.

Earlier yesterday, when asked about pregnancy rumors in an interview with Ebro, Cardi B said “I feel like people just got to tune in a little bit on my album and they will know a little bit more because I can’t address all the rumors and everything.” She went on to add “I have been so open to people about myself…you cannot invade my privacy, I’m not a damn animal at the zoo.”

Kendrick Lamar Buys $2.65 Million Mansion in Calabasas

Kendrick Lamar is the proud owner of a $2.65 million home in Calabasas.

via Architectural Digest:

Lamar’s new purchase spans 5,400 square feet, features six bedrooms and six bathrooms, and cost Lamar $2.65 million. Photos of the home show a massive backyard complete with a large covered patio, a built-in grill and entertaining area, and a sizable swimming pool and hot tub; a theater room with a drop-down projector screen and blackout shades; an in-home gym; stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; and a huge walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Despite boasting plenty of space and a prime location, though, the home will reportedly sit vacant as an investment property, rather than as a new pad for the 30-year-old.

This isn’t Lamar’s first foray into investing in real estate. Back in 2014, HuffPost reported that he had purchased a $523,500, four-bedroom home in Eastvale, California, about an hour from Los Angeles; shortly after, during a radio interview, Lamar confirmed the purchase but noted that he didn’t live in the modest home. “I popped up and seen that on the Internet, too. I’m like, ‘Where they get this stuff?’ It’s real, but it’s not my spot,” he told San Francisco’s Wild 94.9 station. “I really like to buy property, whether it’s apartments, whether it’s buildings, whether it’s houses.” He added, “I like to stay in L.A. I still live in L.A., in a small little apartment condo in L.A. But I like to invest my money in different things, rather than buying things for the moment. Something that can last me a lifetime.”