Life Beyond Rap


JAY-Z’s Roc Nation has invested $3 million into an app that aims to reduce the prison population and improve the criminal justice system in the United States. Founded by former Prince manager Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Promise aims to create “a cost-effective and more humane alternative to incarceration” by utilizing smartphone technology.

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Rick Ross is back home and on the road to recovery. This afternoon, the MMG boss broke his silence on Instagram after suffering a major health scare last week, writing, “Ain’t nothing like home 🙏🏼. I love y’all – WLR” (his initials: William Leonard Roberts II, aka the Bawse). Naturally, Rozay posted a picture of himself holding a bottle of Belaire Rosé and promoting his Black Bottles Boy brand. No shame in the game.

On March 2, Ross was reportedly on life support in hospital after being found in his home “breathing heavy, unresponsive and slobbing out the mouth,” suffering a suspected heart attack. Thankfully, four days later, Ross was released from hospital and arrived home under doctor’s care on Monday.

Rest up and get healthy, Bawse. The game needs you.

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Rick Ross is now home after spending four days in a Miami hospital. TMZ reports MMG’s biggest boss was released from hospital on Monday (Mar. 5), after being found unresponsive and “slobbing at the mouth” at his residence early Thursday morning (Mar. 2). The rapper was reportedly dealing with respiratory issues that later was determined to be heart-related. Shortly after the news broke last week, there was confusion as rep for Rick Ross confirmed he was indeed admitted to a hospital, despite a family member denying it. Fat Trel, signed to Rozay’s MMG, posted on Instagram that Ross was doing fine while hospitalized.

Ross is currently under doctors care at his residence. The Miami-native has yet to make a statement, only posting a photo of his diamond-encrusted wrist with the caption #FloridaBoy on Sunday.

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Drake’s relationship with Jordan Brand appears to be coming to an end. According to various reports, the 6 God is currently in talks with adidas on a new sneaker deal. Signed to Jordan Brand since 2013, Drake has been unhappy recently reports Brendan Dunne of Sole Collector. The Canadian superstar and his October’s Very Own brand have been looking for more creative control. Under their current partnership, Drake and Jordan Brand released various sneakers and apparel, including two Air Jordan Retro OVO 8s with matching flight suits during NBA All-Star weekend last week.

Drizzy his allegiance to the company with the song “Jumpman,” off 2015’s What a Time to Be Alive album with Future. The Toronto artist/entrepreneur would join the likes of Kanye West and Pharrell Williams at adidas, who have enjoyed creative freedom since joining the company. The news of Drake possibly leaving Jordan Brand comes after the Grammy Award-winning star visited Nike World Headquarters last May, sitting down with Nike CEO Mark Parker and Nike/Jordan Brand designer Tinker Hatfield.

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Snoop Dogg will host his inaugural ‘Hip Hop All-Star Game,’ with the help of 2 Chainz, this upcoming Friday (Feb. 16th). The Longbeach legend will spearhead one team, while Tity Boi will man another group of talented celebs for the Adidas sponsored competition.

Peep the line up after the break and if you’re in LA for NBA All-Star Weekend pull up to the function.

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2018 is certainly treating Travi$ Scott well. Fresh off welcoming his first child, Stormi Webster, into the world with girlfriend Kylie Jenner, La Flame has been honored with the key to the city of Missouri City, Texas.

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The sixth annual “Peace Walk & Peace Talk” by the Trayvon Martin Foundation took place at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 10). One of the many attendees was JAY-Z, who has been a major supporter of Trayvon Martin’s family after his unlawful murder in 2012. Standing on stage alongside Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the Roc Nation mogul delivered a speech to the hundreds of people who came in support to march.

We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” said JAY-Z. “His name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention we set so his name will serve as a beacon of light and hope to push our culture forward in a better direction.” The rap mogul is the executive producer of an upcoming feature-length narrative film and a six-part television docuseries on Trayvon Martin’s life and the events surrounding his senseless murder on February 26, 2012. JAY-Z will serve as executive producer on the upcoming docu-series, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

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Action Bronson is the latest cast member to join Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix film The Irishman. The chef-turned-MC will share the big screen with legendary actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale in the crime drama based on Charles Brandt’s book I Hear You Paint Houses.

While no release date has been announced, you can peep the movie poster below.

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Congratulations to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who welcomed their third child into the world this week. Taking to her website this morning, Kim announced the arrival of the couple’s new daughter, who was born via surrogate. The baby girl was born on Monday, January 15, at 12:47 am, weighing 7 lbs and 6 oz. The baby’s name has yet to be revealed. This is Kim and Kanye’s third child together, joining four-year-old North and two-year-old Saint.

UPDATE (1/19): Say hello to Chicago West.

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After calling on Wes Anderson and Adrien Brody for last year’s campaign, H&M turn to Nicki Minaj and Jesse Williams for their new holiday short film, “A Magical Holiday.” The fairytale-themed clip follows a young girl on a mission to soften up Santa Claus’ evil brother (played by John Turturro), with Minaj and Williams playing fairies known as Wisest Thingy and Fastest Fairy, respectively. “I love the film’s over all empowering message,” said Nicki. “I love seeing this young girl become the champion that lives in all of us. There’s always magic in the air during the holidays.”

In addition to “A Magical Holiday,” Nicki Minaj and H&M will unveil a 12-piece collection, partly inspired by her love of Japanese culture, on November 30. Check out photos of the collection here.

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