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Friday, November 13, 2015


Rihanna is expanding her empire one company at a time. The pop superstar has launched a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles-based agency will assist artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots, ad campaigns, and red-carpet gigs.

“Hair, makeup and styling play an important role in creativity,” says Rihanna. “I am very involved with that part of my process, so this agency was an organic thing for me to do.”

The roster of talent includes Rihanna’s makeup artist Mylah Morales, wardrobe stylist Jason Bolden (Taraji P. Henson), hairstylist Patricia Morales (Fergie), and Marcia Hamilton (Jada Pinkett Smith and the Smith family).

“We are lucky enough to have some of the best artists at Fr8me,” says Rihanna, “but I also have a soft spot for finding new talent with extraordinary skills!”

Managing partner Benoit Demouy adds, “Our goal is to have a stellar reputation. The industry’s changed so much—rates have gone down, and clients just grab images off social media, trying to bypass paying artists. But we’re concerned with social media, too—we’ll take a makeup artist with 500,000 followers over someone else.”

In addition to Fr8me, Rihanna has opened a photo agency called A Dog Ate My Homework, which represents photographers Erik Asla and Deborah Anderson.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


First look at Vivica A. Fox as she appears on next week’s episode of Empire. As previously reported, Vivica has been booked for a multi-episode arc playing the role of Candace, Cookie’s estranged sister. Word around the water cooler is that Candace and Lucious knew each other intimately back in the day (but you ain’t heard that from me).

Vivica is set to appear in two episodes before Empire goes on hiatus. My Bad Parts airs November 18th and Sinned Against airs the week after that. I’m hoping Fox makes previews available to bloggers, because I am beyond excited to see Taraji P. Henson, Vivica Fox and Tasha Smith all on my screen at the same DAMN time.

You can check out overviews of each episode below:

My Bad Parts: Battle lines are drawn when Lucious attempts to assert his power by releasing a rap by Freda challenging Hakeem as his heir. Meanwhile, Cookie’s estranged sister Candace pays her a special visit. Jamal is in the midst of working on a special endorsement deal, while Anika receives some life-changing news. *cough* pregnant *cough*

Sinned Against: Cookie and Candace team up with a former prison inmate (Rosie O’Donnell) in an attempt to rescue their sister Carol. Back at Empire, Jamal and singer Skye Summers (Alicia Keys) begin collaborating, and soon discover they share an even deeper bond than music. Meanwhile. Laz (Adam Rodriguez) has fallen in love with Cookie, but things start to get a bit complicated when Cookie finds out who he really is.

This will all be so interesting.....to be continued!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Betta call Tyrone....this is a certified banger! Fresh off hosting the Soul Train Awards, Erykah Badu is gearing up to release her mixtape But You Cain’t Use My Phone. Following her remix to Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” she debuts another song called “Phone Down,” which finds her convincing her man that she can make him cut loose from technology.
“PHONE DOWN…official leak this ones for Aubrey… from forthcoming MIXTAPE : BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE,” she wrote.

But You Cain’t Use My Phone drops Thanksgiving weekend, and you can watch her in action at the Soul Train Awards on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

Monday, November 9, 2015


Dr. Dre dropped his final album Compton in August, but he’s not done releasing music. During Saturday’s edition of his “Pharmacy” radio show on Beats 1, the Apple Music executive reached into the vault and liberated a never-before-heard cut called “Naked” (via HHNM). 

Dedicated to the “exotic dancers,” the strip club slapper features Dre’s boisterous production, with vocals from Marsha Ambrosius and Sly Pyper.

Unlock Dre’s unreleased banger below.

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