RISE AND GRIND! MORNING MUSIC NEWS: 50 Cent & Trey Songz Release New Radio-Friendly Song “Smoke,” And MORE!

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Could this be a second wind for 50 Cent’scareer? We say, “yes.” After releasing “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It ” featuring Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, 50 teams up with R&B crooner Trey Songz on a new radio-friendly song titled “Smoke.” Take a listen below. [HHNM]

They’re loving the crew. As the European leg of Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour” ends, the Toronto native teams up with his R&B homie The Weeknd to perform their Take Care collaboration “Crew Love.” Watch it all go down at HypeTrak.

As the 20th anniversary of Nas’Illmatic quickly approaches, the Queens emcee kicked off the celebration with a full performance of the album for the “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide” festival at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. Watch Nas’ performance at MissInfo.

It’s official: Michael Jackson’s posthumous album, Xscape, will be released on May 13. Mogul…

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A Farewell to Women’s History Month

As we end Women’s History Month today, let’s make an effort to incorporate these amazing women in our everyday conversations and creative processes!

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Just like last year, Women’s History Month (aka, March) got the best of me and I didn’t manage to post NEARLY as much content as I had originally intended.

For example, I had intended to write a post about CEDAW, and the epidemic that is gender-based violence, but I never got to. (Stay tuned, though, it’s still coming).

I meant to write up more profiles in history, but I never got the chance.  I hope to be able to put up that content eventually as well, and why not?  Why should women’s history be confined to one month?  Women have been a part of the history of every society.  We have played a role in numerous social movements, been a driving force behind several of them.  Women’s history shouldn’t even BE a separate subject from the rest of history, and it is my goal to publish the rest of my…

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This Week In Music (V.1): Beyoncé x Kimye x Chris Brown

I do not get a chance to post every single thing that happens in music during the week from live performances to SCANDAL so I’m starting a new series which I will post Saturdays titled, This Week In Music. It will not always be in chronological order, more so of importance, so bear with me.

Beyoncé performed her last show of the Mrs. Carter World Tour in Lisbon and she broke into tears after thanking the fans for all of their support. Check out the clip below:

As for live performances John Legend took to the stage to perform his hit, ‘All of Me’ on Jimmy Kimmel. While I am a fan of the song I am not a fan of the EDM version played on the airwaves during rush hour. A ballad never needs to be turned to techno. It takes away from the essence of it. Janelle Monae…

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