SOHH’s Top 10 Picks for Black-Owned Friday

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This post-turkey-day, SOHH wants you to be more purposeful with your coins. Join us as we celebrate “Black-Owned Friday” with Google and the US Black Chambers, an organization that works to ensure success for black businesses.  Check out SOHH’s Top 10 Picks for Black-Owned Friday and spend the biggest shopping day of the year supporting […]

Issa Rae Still Hasn’t Forgiven Meek Mill For Beefing With Drake

As the basketball and music worlds continue to crossover in entertaining and unexpected ways — think Damian Lillard’s rap career, Kawhi Leonard curating a rap compilation, or 2 Chainz, Jack Harlow, Lil Baby, and Quavo participating in a 2-on-2 during NBA All-Star Weekend — one of the more welcome surprises has been Kevin Durant’s podcast, The ETCs. The well-noted Drake stan and his co-host Eddie Gonzalez not only talk music and sports, but they also occasionally bring on interesting guests from both worlds, including TDE engineer Derek Ali, Roc-A-Fella Records founder Kareem Burke, and in today’s episode, Insecure creator Issa Rae.

While discussing Issa’s role in curating music for the popular dramedy and running her own label, Raedio, in conjunction with Atlantic Records, Issa wonders what the two hosts have been listening to lately. While there seems to be agreement around the table that Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy is worth revisiting, Issa stops cold when the fellas mention Meek Mill. “I have not listened to Meek Mill,” she admits. “Y’all forgave him?”

“For the Drake thing?” Durant asks. “You didn’t forgive him.” Eddie points out that Drake forgave Meek, which Issa acknowledges but refutes, saying, “I’m the girlfriend that’s like, ‘He asked for no onions!’ So that’s like, I just felt protective of him — with him and Pusha T.”

I guess that means we’re not going to hear any Pusha T music on the final season of Insecure. Check out a video clip of the conversation below.

Entertainment News: Nick Cannon Swaps “Wendy,” Dave Chapelle Closes, Bye Issa Rae, ‘Toxic’ Tamron Hall Show

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This week’s entertainment news spotlight is on Dave Chapelle’s new comedy show, Issa Rae’s farewell, Nick Cannon and Wendy Williams trading places, and reports of toxicity at The Tamron Hall Show. Issa Rae’s Goodbye, Dave Hittin’ Hard Issa Rae has just released a new trailer for the last season of her hit show “Insecure”.  Fans […]

Issa Rae Says Nipsey Hussle Helped Repair Her Relationship With Lauren London

Issa Rae’s breakthrough show, Insecure, is coming to an end after its fifth and final season, but it’s clear she has more where that came from. Recently it was announced she’s helming the reboot of Project Greenlight, the IFC reality show from the aughts in which Matt Damon and Ben Affleck helped filmmakers make their dream projects (with lots of nightmares along the way, of course). Rae spoke about the revival during a recent profile with Vanity Fair, though she also shared a story about the late Nipsey Hussle.

According to the Insecure star, HBO initially thought Insecure should star not Rae but a woman of lighter skin color would be a better fit. When they suggested London, Rae took offense, but she later discovered that London, who was Hussle’s partner from 2013 until his death, heard about her complaint and even took offense.

But in 2019, at Diddy’s 50th birthday party in 2019, Hussle played mediator. “He was like, ‘You should just talk to her. Let me set it up,’” she said. “It actually sparked an amazing two-hour conversation. We had so much in common. She was like, ‘People don’t understand, I’m an awkward Black girl.’” She added, “In the same way that I was upset about the limited portrayal of Black women, she was like, ‘People do the same thing to me.’ I completely get that.”

Nipsey Hussle is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Saweetie Names Her All-Time Favorite Female Rap Verse

West Coast rapper Saweetie is putting major respect on a legendary verse. During a recent interview with “Insecure” star Issa Rae, the California native named her best female bar in hip-hop history. Saweetie Singles Out Lil Kim’s 1996 Rap Verse Saweetie gave total props to New York veteran Lil’ Kim. She quoted 1996 song “Not […]

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Issa Rae Has A New Show On The Way W/ The City Girls Helping

Fans of Hollywood actress Issa Rae were recently bummed to learn her hit series “Insecure” will be airing its fifth and final season in the coming months. The good news is Issa isn’t going away with HBOMax developing a new show for the Emmy-nominated entertainer. Issa Rae’s New Show Is About Hip-Hop HBO Max has […]

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