North Carolina-based musician Shame Gang recently released his latest project, Better Late Than Never, via Manifest Destiny/Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution. “I feel like this album is my official arrival to who I want to be on this rap journey, and the sound I want to continue to enhance. I’ve finally arrived and it took some […]

Loading the player… Get ready for a whole new adventure in Disney Parks! “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” is coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland next year, and theGrio traveled to New Orleans for a preview, along with Disney Imagineers, who broke down the inspiration behind the upcoming “The Princess and the Frog” themed attraction. […]

Loading the player… A star-studded concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop, in August, according to Live Nation. Run-DMC will headline the event in what will likely be the group’s final show. “Hip-Hop 50 Live” is scheduled for Aug. 11 to commemorate […]

Loading the player… Sunday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” saw Kenya Moore and Marlo Hampton squashing their beef after the former beauty queen suffered a medical emergency.  As People reports, it all started during the group’s trip to Birmingham, Alabama, for Moore’s halftime performance at the Magic City Classic football game last fall. Moore, […]

Loading the player… Tyler James Williams’ younger brother Tyrel Jackson is giving his big brother his flowers this Pride Month.  In a recent thread on Twitter, Tyrel opens up about how Williams reacted when he and their other younger brother first came out to Williams as gay. Tyrel said the way Williams handled their coming […]

The follow-up to his 3 EP, Atlanta’s rising talent Kenny Mason shares his 6 project. “My team and I wanted to drop 18 songs for the Pups, but have it delivered in a cool way so we broke it up into three different projects — 3, 6, and coming soon, 9. Hope y’all enjoy,” Kenny […]

Loading the player… LONDON (AP) — Missing penalties in a major international soccer final was bad enough for three Black players on England’s national team. Being subjected to a torrent of racial abuse on social media in the aftermath made it worse. Monkey emojis. Being told to go home. The N-word. The even sadder part? […]

Loading the player… NEW YORK (AP) — Yahya Abdul-Mateen II first encountered the play “Topdog/Underdog” in college, performing a section as a favor for a student director who needed actors for a showcase. It turned into a favor for Abdul-Mateen. “I immediately came alive. I used to struggle with contemporary work because none of the characters felt […]

Two years after his fourth album A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg Yo returned with his mixtape Hard to Love. “I gained and lost more than I ever thought I would,” Bagg wrote in an Instagram message, “and had no other safe outlet for all the emotions and dark thoughts that came wit that other than making […]

With another seven eight days in the books, we’re back catching you up on the best new music with the 339th installment of our Weekly Dope playlist. On the artwork, I ran with a mix of Moneybagg Yo‘s Hard To Love mixtape, the Metro Boomin-driven Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack, Saba + No ID‘s “hue_man nature” collaboration, […]

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