Today, as demonstrators continue to fight for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and a growing list of others, the country is getting ready to celebrate the 155th anniversary of a milestone in the liberation of Black people by way of America’s other holiday: Juneteenth. Continue reading Juneteenth: The 155-Year History of America’s Other Holiday
Even though Jay Z didn’t directly diss Kim Kardashian on 4:44, she may be the source of a more direct hit in the album’s very first track. In “Kill Jay Z,” Jay Z takes shots at Kanye West, rapping:
No I.D. may not have been a household name before becoming the sole producer credited on Jay-Z‘s new 4:44 album. But the 46-year-old has built an extraordinary resume in hip-hop, crafting essential singles for Kanye West (“Heartless,” “Black Skinhead”), Common (“I Used to Love H.E.R.”), and Drake (“Find Your Love”), helping to launch the careers of Vince Staples and Jhené Aiko and serving as both the President of West’s G.O.O.D. Music label and Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam.
Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay Z! They are the proud parents of twins.