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DMX

Dark Man X is returning to the big screen.

Despite recent legal and financial troubles, DMX is returning to acting. He'll be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming film starring Chris Rock, and is also working on a crime film called "Blame It On The Hustle".

The veteran emcee shared a photo from the set of the Chris Rock flick on his Instagram after the two had shot a jail scene. 

"The scene is comedic which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor," says X's publicist. "X and Rock played well off each other and Rock’s character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song. There are more acting roles to come and DMX is also planning on attending the Sundance Film Festival in January."

That's all the information we have for now, folks. How do you think these flicks'll turn out? 

DRAKE

Drake confirms Jhene Aiko will appear on "Nothing Was The Same."

Although Drake has remained tight-lipped about his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same, the rapper took to Twitter last night to confirm one artist that'll appear on the LP: rising singer Jhene Aiko.

That's about all we know for now, so stay tuned. As Drizzy says, this is a momentous occasion. 

 

Solange Knowles Concert in Brooklyn Laundromat

While big sister Beyoncé sells out convention centers for her “Mrs. Carter” tour, little sister and fashion darling Solange Knowles sought out a few headlines of her own.

The 27-year-old’s performance on July 29 had most of the usual musical accompaniment: Solange sang and danced alongside a live band and her backup singers on a raised stage, but she wasn’t performing in your traditional club or concert hall. Instead, she performed next to coin-operated laundry machines and clothes dryers inside the Atlantis Super Wash Center Laundromat in Brooklyn, New York.

The unusual performance was sponsored by Vitaminwater and The Fader’s Magazine for their Uncapped Event and “Make Boring Brilliant” campaign.

Dressed in a funky Clover Canyon Resort 2014 diamond printed sweater and matching shorts, Knowles performed her single “Bad Girls” on a raised stage in the center of the laundromat.

When Knowles took to the stage, she said, “This laundromat really has me wanting to be a drama queen tonight, so excuse my theatrics.”

She wowed the audience during the live performance just days after canceling her European tour.

The “Losing You” singer said she canceled the tour to focus on her family and to get through a “mental/physical health” issue she is currently battling. By Krishana Davis
Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper

 

 

USHER

A judge in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a child custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife.

Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing earlier this week after the former couple's son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy winner's aunt. Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger set the hearing for Friday afternoon.

Raymond's court filing says the 5-year-old boy "suffered a near-death accident" while left unsupervised at Usher's home Monday. She's seeking temporary primary custody of the former couple's two children.

Usher and Tameka Raymond married in 2007 and divorced two years later. They went through a lengthy child custody battle, and Usher was awarded primary custody of the boys last year.

 

Remembering Richie Havens

On Sunday, August 18th the ashes of music legend Richie Havens will be scattered across the field where the historic Woodstock Festival took place in 1969 - today the site of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This Day of Song and Remembrance Honoring Richie Havens is free and open to the public.

The Bethel Woods grounds, including the Museum at Bethel Woods and the featured temporary exhibits (Shohola Bells: The Sound of Peace, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, and On Assignment: Woodstock / Photographs by Rolling Stone
Photographer Baron Wolman), will open at 10am. The Memorial Celebration will begin at 3 PM in the Bethel Woods Market Shed (seating begins at 2 PM) ET.

Guest speakers include Richie’s longtime friends and fellow activists Danny Glover and Louis Gossett Jr. (who co-wrote “Handsome Johnny” with Havens) and original 1969 Woodstock Festival organizers Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, with very special musical appearances by Jose Feliciano, John Hammond, John Sebastian, Steve Gorn with Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and Samir Chatterjee, Guy Davis, Stephanie Winters and Walter Parks, Dayna Kurtz, and others to be announced. Stage performances will be hosted by noted radio voice Dennis Elsas (WFUV/SiriusXM). Following the performances, Richie’s ashes will be scattered with flower petals from the air across the field of Max Yasgur’s Farm where Richie Havens played his legendary performance 44 years ago.

Category: Music




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