Good For Humanity


World leaders and some of music’s biggest stars came together for a greater cause, at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night. Held at Central Park in New York City, 60,000 enjoyed performances from Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay. Queen Bey once again dazzled the crowd, with a near hour set of some of her biggest hits, delivering a stage show of her Coachella 2015 performance. Beyoncé shared the moment on stage with a few friends, as Ed Sheeran was the first special guest, joined the superstar for a duet of “Drunk in Love.”

Once her stage time came to an end, Beyoncé called on one more guest, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. “I am honored to follow a woman whom I admire and adore, someone who believes as passionately as I do, the boundless promise of girls worldwide,” said FLOTUS. The night wasn’t done for Beyoncé, who returned to the stage during Pearl Jam’s closing set. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Bey came together to do a cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” as a clip of a Nelson Mandela speech played on the big screen.

Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the event was live-streamed on MSNBC and featured appearances by Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Wilde, Usher, Jason Sudeikis, Ariana Grande, and more. This year’s event coincided with the launch of the United Nations’ new Global Goals initiative to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Styles P and Jadakiss are promoting healthy living with their Juices For Life chain of juice bars. Elite Daily profiled the Yonkers rappers on their healthy business endeavour which first opened in 2011, providing a different much cleaner option in the hood verses fast food chains, how their lives have changed from making a more conscious effort to eat healthy, and much more.

Watch the mini-documentary below.

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Dr Dre

After facing criticism for omitting certain aspects of his life in the N.W.A. movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre is coming out and apologizing to the females who he is accused of abusing in the past. In a statement to the New York Times, Dre blamed the fact he had no structure in his life at the time, but vows to have changed for his family and does not excuse his actions.

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In Toronto, Drake’s 6th annual OVO Fest which featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Pharrell, J. Cole, Big Sean, Future and more, was overshadowed by two shootings at the OVO Fest after-party at Muzik nightclub last Tuesday. Ten days after the incident, which took the lives of Duvel Hibbert, 23, and Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, Drake has released a statement on the tragic incident.

The last few days I have been in a moral bind. I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are‎ closely watched,” he opens the statement, which was released on his website. “It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted.”

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With Father’s Day right around the corner this weekend, some fathers out there like Meek Mill are taking the time to reflect of what it’s been like after having children. Meek is not really known to open up about his life, unless it’s about the street dealings he’s seen in Philadelphia, but he took the time to write a letter for everyone who is a father and give his first-hand experience of what it’s been like.

Before I leave, I always explain to him that everything I do, I do for him. All the shows, all the nights in the studio, I do with my son in mind.

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After performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar stayed in the Garden State for a special visit on Monday. The TDE rapper stopped by High Tech High School in North Bergen, NJ, to visit an English class taught by Brian Mooney.

In the class, Mooney uses Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly LP to teach his freshman class. Along with a spoken word session, Lamar signed student’s artwork and took selfies before closing out by performing the song “Alright.” “When I talk to kids, I’m really listening,” Lamar said to the students. “When I do that, we have a little bit of a bigger connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being a student. It’s almost like we’re friends. Because a friend listens.”

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Without realizing, music can lift your spirits when you’re having a bad day and change your mood completely with one song or the listen to one album. At the same time, it can trigger emotions you may be repressing and make you even more emotional. Whatever the case is, one Kendrick Lamar fan was rehabilitated from depression thanks to his music and she always wanted the opportunity to thank him.

And she got that this past weekend at the Sweetlife Festival in Maryland.



Monday (May 11) was a a big day for the Kendrick Lamar. While Kanye was in the Chi receiving his honorary doctorate from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, California State Senator Isadore Hall of the 35th District awarded Kendrick Lamar with the 35th Generational Icon Award. K. Dot was recognized for his countless efforts and donations to the Compton Unified School District and other non-profit organizations in his community.

“It’s definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys,” said Kendrick. “Being from the city of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community.”

While most rappers would have made this a big media spectacle, Kendrick quietly and humbly accepted his award — and called it a day.

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Can’t find the perfect card for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry — Killa Cam and Mom Dukes have you covered for the low.

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Wednesday marked the 23-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. As the world’s attention is on America, specifically Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, Game pens a guest column for Billboard. As many in Baltimore began to riot on Monday, April 27 following protests, the L.A. rapper gathers his thoughts, foregoing getting his point across via social media.

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