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Kendrick Lamar Samples the Isley Brothers for His New Single

By D. Janell Perry     September 23rd, 2014

Kendrick Lamar finally dropped the lead single for his highly-anticipated sophomore album, which is due later this year. Lamar unveiled the artwork for the single last week, and followed up today with the actual track. The song is produced by Rahki and is carried by a sample of the Isley Brothers’ 1973 soul hit “That [...]


Common Brings Out Kanye West at AAHH! Festival

By Savoy Staff     September 23rd, 2014

The AAHH! Festival was a welcoming site for the city of Chicago, a community still inquiring solutions for answers to its gun violence epidemic that’s been plaguing the city over the last few years despite the plunge in homicides this year. Yesterday marked the first ever, annual AAHH! Festival orchestrated by hip-hop legend Common. Common [...]


Michael B. Jordan Gets His Directorial with Axe

By Savoy Staff     September 23rd, 2014

AXE, the No. 1 men’s fragrance brand globally, and Michael B. Jordan, star of the highly-anticipated “The Fantastic Four” film reboot, unveil the source behind all temptation in a new video spot. This project marks Jordan’s directorial debut and takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the “AXE Temptation Lab,” where the brand creates the [...]


First Ever Whitney Houston Live Album Set to Debut in November

By D. Janell Perry     September 22nd, 2014

Whitney Houston is set to leave fans speechless once again. The music icon’s first live CD/DVD is set to release on November 11. Clive Davis, Houston’s mentor believes Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will showcase her unparalleled legacy. “(It) shows why she is at the absolute historic top rank up there with Aretha Franklin and [...]

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Can We Say, ‘Yeezy Taught Me?’

By D. Janell Perry     September 22nd, 2014

Kanye West was served with a mandatory 250 hours of community service by the court earlier this year, and he’s finally paying on it. The Grammy-Award winning rapper has been serving his hours at L.A. Trade Technical College. West has been recruited as a volunteer consultant to share personal stories and experiences within fashion with [...]

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JAY Z in Legal Dispute Over “Run This Town” Track

By D. Janell Perry     September 22nd, 2014

JAY Z  has been running into some legal issues over the alleged use of a brief sample used in “Run This Town.” According to the website Techdirt, Record label TufAmerica filed a lawsuit against the rapper over copyright infringement. The label claims he illegally sampled the “oh” from Eddie Bo’s “Hook & Sling” on the [...]


Goapele Prepares for New Album Release

By D. Janell Perry     September 19th, 2014

Sultry singer, Goapele is making some last efforts before the debut of her upcoming album Strong As Glass due to hit shelves on October 21. The new album will includes her new single with Snoop Dogg entitled “Hey Boy.” The song includes the two trading verses over a silky, retro-smooth beat, and was written by [...]

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Scheduled to Air in November

By Savoy Staff     September 19th, 2014

The Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will finally debut on Lifetime after numerous controversies and setbacks. Lifetime announced the project’s arrival via the network’s official twitter. The tweet read, “She was the princess of R&B and now her story is being told. #AaliyahMovie premieres Saturday, November 15.” Alexandra Shipp from Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis portrays [...]

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Honda Battle of the Bands Readies to “March On” to the Georgia Dome

By Savoy Staff     September 19th, 2014

The Honda Battle of the Bands is set to make a triumphant return to Atlanta, January 24, 2015, when eight of the most prestigious marching bands from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will take the Georgia Dome by storm with their incredible musical talent and electrifying showmanship. For 13 consecutive years, the Honda Battle [...]

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‘A Different World’ Cast Reunited on Oprah: Where Are They Now?

By D. Janell Perry     September 18th, 2014

It’s 25 years later and Oprah Winfrey is reuniting the cast of the groundbreaking television show, A Different World. The Hillman College crew was all under the same roof for an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? on OWN. The cast reunion consisted of stars Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Dawnn Lewis, [...]

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