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    Broderick Hunter & More Ball Out At Rémy Martin Launch MVP Experience

    Broderick Hunter & More Ball Out At Rémy Martin Launch MVP Experience
    TORRANCE, CA – NOVEMBER 02: Selita Ebanks attends The Launch of The House Of Remy Martin MVP Experience at Shoot 360 on November 2, 2017 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

    It was a star-studded event at the House of Rémy Martin’s launch of their MVP Experience, Thursday, Nov 2. The guest list included and more, who tested their basketball skills while enjoying music and the latest MVP inspired cocktails by Rémy Martin.

    Rémy Martin will partner with GQ Magazine on a consumer contest: “The Greatest Weekend in Basketball” – that will give sports enthusiasts an opportunity to enter online at RemyMVP.com for a chance to win a trip for four to attend the Rémy Martin MVP Experience weekend in Los Angeles during the weekend of February 16 -18, 2018.

    To enter the contest, consumers will submit their best courtside style photo via Instagram or RemyMVP.com using #RemyMVP.

    Five winners will receive complimentary airfare and accommodations for to attend the basketball’s most coveted events throughout the weekend, including VIP access to the hottest parties, dinners with basketball’s biggest names and gifts from exclusive brand collaborations such as custom sneaker artist to the athletes, Troy Cole of Kickasso.

    For connoisseurs interested in being part of The House of Rémy Martin’s MVP Experience, a special limited-edition Rémy Martin 1738 gift box will be available at specialty spirits retailer locations nationwide this holiday season.

    For more information on the Rémy Martin MVP Experience, please visit RemyMVP.com, or follow Rémy Martin on Instagram (@RemyMartin) or Twitter (@RemyMartinUS). Join the social conversation with #RemyMVP.

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    The Boy Illinois Ends His Music Hiatus With New Mixtape “Windy”

    The Boy Illinois Ends His Music Hiatus With New Mixtape "Windy"

    The Boy Illinois Ends His Music Hiatus With New Mixtape "Windy"

    After a two year hiatus, Chicago’s very own The Boy Illinois is  finally back with a new mixtape. The nine track record titled “Windy,” features a mixture of raw vibes, lyricism and catchy hooks that carry the project in its entirety.

    On the project, The Boy Illinois teamed up with producers HearonTrackz, J Bravo, Lord Hati and Sounds By Coop garnering the essence of growth and development with WINDY. Tracks such as Cool ft. Saba create a unique vibe along with Run It ft. Rico Reckelzz add a wavey edge to the story line.

    Check out The Boy Illinois WINDY tracklist and listen to the mixtape below.

    1. “Didn’t I”
    2. “Salute”
    3. “90 / 94 FreeStyle” Feat. Yp
    4. “Cool” Feat. Saba and Frsh Waters
    5. “King, Me” Feat. Chai Tulani and Windy Indie
    6. “Run It” Feat. Rico Recklezz
    7. “FootWork”
    8. “Run Around”
    9. “100”

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    Jay Z Raises Money For Puerto Rico At The TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert

    Jay Z Raises Money For Puerto Rico At The TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert

    “Put ya diamonds up” #jayz #tidal #tidalxbrooklyn #tidalx

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    From Jay Z to Cardi B, Hip Hop’s hottest artists joined forces for the TIDAL X: Brooklyn benefit concert. The star-studded show went down Tuesday night with show-stoping performances from Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez and so much more.

    The benefit concert, which raised money for those affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida and Texas, kicked off with opening acts Fifth Harmony and Rapsody. Their performances were decent, but the fans were eager to see the headliners. J.Lo, Chris Brown, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z all killed the stage for nearly six hours, making it an incredible show for the fans.

    If you missed the TIDAL X: Brooklyn benefit concert, check out some of the performances below.

     

    “I tell you the difference between me and them”…. #JAYZ #TIDALXBROOKLYN 🙌🏾

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    About last night…

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    ‘Chicago P.D.’ Star LaRoyce Hawkins Is Representing Chicago On The Small Screen

    'Chicago P.D.' Star LaRoyce Hawkins Is Representing Chicago On The Small Screen

    #SeasonFiveVibes from @nbcchicagopd…swipe left a Lil bit. #BePowerful.. LETS GRO 9.27.17

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    With season 5 of Chicago P.D underway, we’ve seen the hit NBC show tackle real life stories that have fans on the edge of their seats. This season the intelligence unit is facing cultural, social and political issues that affect Chicago each and every day. These hot-button topics wouldn’t be on the small screen if it weren’t for the new showrunner, Rick Eid.

    From police reform to immigration, Eid, who is one of the producers of Dick Wolf’s series, “Law & Order: SVU,”  is ripping stories straight from the headlines. The new angle of storytelling isn’t going unnoticed either. Chicago P.D. star LaRoyce Hawkins believes this is a powerful transition for the show.

    “As these situations happen in our lives, to be able to tackle them in your work as an actor, it allows you to grow. I’m learning about what’s happening in life because of what’s going on at my job and vice versa.”

    In this week’s episode “Snitch,” Hawkins, who plays Kevin Atwater, takes center stage when a series of drug-related murders hit close to home. The unit is “stonewalled by the ‘no snitch’ culture of the neighborhood, but Atwater finds out that he has a personal connection to the case.”

    While these stories need to be told on television, it’s important to have an actor like Hawkins tell them. The 29-year-old hails from Harvey, Illinois and after reading the script, he felt it was his duty to bring this story to life and have a voice in it.

    “Initially, I was grateful more than anything to be able to tackle a situation like this that I think needed a more balanced understanding. The writers did a great job of allowing my voice and the voices of other characters to tell a well balanced story.”

    He continues, “it deals with not just the fact that there’s a cliché type of plague on a culture about not snitching, but that there’s also the other half of it where this culture doesn’t trust another culture.  You can’t deal with the what, without talking about the why and I was grateful that the script was able to grow into that.”

    Also, playing an African American cop gives Hawkins the opportunity to represent Chicago through a different lens and he’s humbled by the opportunity.

    “I’m grateful that I’m on a show where, I have the freedom really be able to use how I feel as a man and to how I feel as a character. You know being a black cop on network television and being the only black character on the show, also being one of the only people that actually represents the city of Chicago. So, I have a dual understanding that helps everything work out.

    Be sure to check out Chicago P.D., Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC.

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    Bruno Mars Leads the 2017 American Music Award Nominees

    Bruno Mars Leads the 2017 American Music Award Nominees

    OHIO STATE! #24kmagicworldtour TONIGHT!! 🎶🎶✨✨

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    Two-time American Music Award nominee Ciara appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning to announce the 2017 American Music Award nominees. The songstress revealed the nominees for six categories, and the AMAs have now presenting the full list.

    Mr. 24K Magic himself, Bruno Mars, leads the pack with eight nominations, including top honors Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. The ChainsmokersDrakeKendrick LamarEd Sheeran and The Weeknd all have five nominations each.

    Check out the complete list of all of the nominees below. Also, be sure to tune in to the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    James Arthur
    Niall Horan
    Julia Michaels
    Post Malone
    Rae Sremmurd

    COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
    DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
    Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
    The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

    TOUR OF THE YEAR
    Garth Brooks
    Coldplay
    U2

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
    Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
    Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    Drake
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    Alessia Cara
    Lady Gaga
    Rihanna

    FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
    The Chainsmokers
    Coldplay
    Imagine Dragons

    FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
    Drake, More Life
    Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
    The Weeknd, Starboy

    FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
    The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
    Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Sam Hunt
    Thomas Rhett
    Keith Urban

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Miranda Lambert
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
    Florida Georgia Line
    Little Big Town
    Old Dominion

    FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
    Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
    Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
    Keith Urban, Ripcord

    FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
    Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
    Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
    Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

    FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Migos

    FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Drake, More Life
    Kendrick Lamar, Damn.
    Migos, Culture

    FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
    DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
    Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
    Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Childish Gambino
    Bruno Mars
    The Weeknd

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Beyonce
    Kehlani
    Rihanna

    FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
    Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
    Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
    The Weeknd, Starboy

    FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
    Khalid, “Location”
    Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
    The Weeknd, “Starboy”

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
    Imagine Dragons
    Linkin Park
    Twenty One Pilots

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
    Bruno Mars
    Shawn Mendes
    Ed Sheeran

    FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
    Luis Fonsi
    Daddy Yankee
    Shakira

    FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
    Lauren Daigle
    MercyMe
    Chris Tomlin

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
    The Chainsmokers
    Calvin Harris
    DJ Snake

    TOP SOUNDTRACK
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
    Moana
    Trolls

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    BET To End ‘Being Mary Jane’ With Two-Hour Series Finale

    BET To End ‘Being Mary Jane’ With Two-Hour Series Finale

    BET To End ‘Being Mary Jane’ With Two-Hour Series Finale

    Say it ain’t so…

    After four seasons, it’s been announced that BET’s hit show “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union will end its run in 2018. The show takes us into the private and professional life of journalist Mary Jane Paul (played by Union). 

    Being Mary Jane has been a landmark series not only for BET, but for African American women around the world who saw themselves in Mary Jane, her family, friends and coworkers,” said Connie Orlando, head of programming for BET Networks. “We are grateful to the cast and creators of Being Mary Jane, who have worked tirelessly to bring this world to vivid life over the past 4 seasons. “

    According to Variety, the show will end with a two-hour movie that will air on BET. There is no official release date, but we will keep you updated.

    “We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!” continued Orlando.

    To Every Fan of Being Mary Jane, We have all worked so tirelessly to bring you a show that we could be proud to be a part of. Mary Jane has become my favorite character. We’ve screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together. I love all her imperfections, and through playing her I became more forgiving of others who are imperfect and on the journey of self discovery and improvement. We watched her struggle with relationships with both men and women, and we watched her finally start to get her shit together. But the journey isn’t over yet. We, as a Being Mary Jane family, cannot wait to bring you this final 2 hour series finale movie that will answer all your questions about each and every character. More than anything, however, we want to thank you with every fiber of our being for faithfully watching the show and supporting our work… from the actors, writers, producers, directors and enormous crew over the years, we are humbled and we remain grateful. Thank you!

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    Once the news got out, Union took to Instagram thanking her fans for tuning into Being Mary Jane. “Mary Jane has become my favorite character,” wrote Union on Instagram. “We’ve screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together. I love all her imperfections, and through playing her I became more forgiving of others who are imperfect and on the journey of self discovery and improvement.”

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    Drake Sparks Dating Rumors After He Throws Bella Hadid’s 21st Birthday Bash

    Are Drake & Bella Hadid dating?

    Well, mama Yolanda Hadid may have just spilled the tea that indeed Bella and Drake are dating on Watch What Happens Live. The proud mom was asked is her daughter cozying up with the rapper, and Hadid didn’t exactly deny the rumor.

    “There are rumors that Bella is dating Drake,” Andy Cohen says, adding, “Is that true?” Yolanda replied. “Are you kidding? What are we…this is like…they’re friends.”

    ❤️I pray that each day, Love, Health and happiness comes your way…….. #MyForeverBabyGirl #HBD

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    Also, adding more fuel to the fire, Drake celebrated Bella’s 21st birthday by throwing her an extravagant party. He planned everything from the chic New York City venue to the luxurious cake.

    A post shared by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    After the party, the IMG model took to Instagram to thank friends and fans for all the birthday love. “A perfect day,” she captioned a photo of herself in a dainty white dress on Tuesday, October 10. “Thank you for all of your birthday wishes and love … I’m exploding with happiness and so thankful for all of the amazing people in my life. I love you.”

    Do you think the rumors are true? Are Drake and Bella Hadid an item? Tweet us your thoughts @TheRealDaily411.

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    Eminem Slams Donald Trump During 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

    Eminem Slams Donald Trump During 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

    Hip Hop heavy hitter Eminem made a vicious return to music as the rapper ripped President Donald Trump to shreds during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, Tuesday night. The Grammy Award winner slammed Trump for everything from how he handled Charlottesville to his fight with North Korea. He even went on to blast Trump’s attack on the NFL player protests and Eminem called him a “bitch.”

    “When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that / Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada,” he raps. “All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather / Cause a twitter storm with the Packers.”

    Eminem continues, “Then says he wants to lower our taxes / Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips / Back and forth with fam to his golf resorts and mansions?”

    Now, this isn’t the first time Eminem has voiced his opinion on the President.

    If you remember, last fall, the rapper dropped his track “Campaign Speech” and called out the then Republican nominee. The rapper questioned citizens that voted for Trump in the song and it broke the internet.

    Missed the cypher? Be sure to check out the video above

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    Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Are Reportedly Expecting Baby No.1

    Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Are Reportedly Expecting Baby No.1


    OMG! Can you believe it?! Khloe Kardashian is PREGNANT…

    Nearly days after Kylie Jenner’s baby news broke, it has been announced that older sister Khloe Kardashian is also expecting a little bundle of joy.

    This will be Kardashian and boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson’s first child together. Thompson welcomed a son named Prince Oliver with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig back in December 2016.

    ❥ իմ սեր ❥ Im ser ❥ All my Love ❥

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    According to People Magazine, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and Thompson have been dating since September 2016–after meeting on a blind date–and are happily in love. We would like to congratulate the couple on the exciting news!

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    Beyonce Is Interested In Buying A Stake In The Houston Rockets

    Beyonce Is Interested In Buying A Stake In The Houston Rockets

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    All the Houston Rocket fans, put your hands up!

    Houston native and huge basketball fan Beyonce is reportedly interested in buying stakes in the Houston Rockets. The news comes after the Rockets CEO announced that Leslie Alexander will be selling the team because he’s “looking at changing the fabric of his life.”

    We’re hoping this news is true, as Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z are avid basketball fans. The duo are often seen courtside catching a game and Jay-Z used to have stakes in the Brooklyn Nets before selling it to Jason Kidd.

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    J.Cole Takes Time Out Of Busy Schedule To Visit Inmates at San Quentin State Prison

    J.Cole Takes Time Out Of Busy Schedule To Visit Inmates at San Quentin State Prison


    While on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, J.Cole spent some quality time with inmates at San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area. The rapper and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim Hamad spoke with the men about their experiences and grievances behind bars.

    On Instagram, Hamad shared photos with the inmates on the prison grounds. “We got the opportunity to spend the day at San Quentin State Prison talking and meeting inmates who will never see the outside again,” Hamad wrote on Instagram. “That experience was a life changing experience and wish I had the ability to put that in a caption but that wouldn’t be doing it justice.”

    It’s no secret, J.Cole has been very vocal about his opposition to mass incarceration. The 32-year-old dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit while being escorted offstage by police officers during his concert as apart of the set. He’s also rapped about injustice in his songs Immortal,” “Neighbors,” and the 4 Your Eyez Only title track.

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    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fat Joe And More Hitting The Stage At Get In It MusicFest

    via Meredith Truax

    Music lovers, rejoice! 

    It’s been announced that the inaugural Get In It MusicFest is coming to Guaranteed Rate Field on September 16. The first annual festival will benefit community organizations looking to prevent violence and support Chicago’s youth.

    We already know tickets are going to sell like hotcakes cause the lineup is SICK! Fifth Harmony, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Prince Royce, Jeremih, DNCE, Fat Joe, Lupe Fiasco and more are all set to hit the big stage.

    Tickets will to cost between $35-$150, go on sale Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. For full details, visit www.getinitmusicfest.com.

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