Shanel Odum

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Commute Confessions: Naturi Naughton Edition [Video]

  Our favorite "little woman" is busy doing big things on the small screen. Triple threat Naturi Naughton starz (pun intended) as the quintessential…


Interview: Where Is Ab-Soul These Days…?

Ab-Soul is so chill, he gives you a contact by sparking a convo. His cucumber cool is contagious. The 27-year-old TDE titan with the…


Vixen Chat: Amber Rose Plays ‘Cootie Catcher Confessions’

The M.I.L.F.iest of Madonnas, Amber Rose, just headed back to high school. Literally. The 30-year-old model and style star just made her acting debut…


August Alsina Announces ‘Testimony Live’ Tour

  Via VIBE: VIBE cover boy, August Alsina, will be preaching his good word across the U.S. this summer.


Vixen Review: Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is Masterfully Mature

Sam Smith has a tender voice, and while domestic audiences are just now getting familiar with him, his guest appearances on Disclosure’s hit "Latch"


VIBE Summer 2014 Cover Story: August Alsina

August Alsina probably won’t pen the next wedding classic. Surrounded by drugs and death, his life is another sad love song …


Trey Songz Gets International in ‘Foreign’ [Video]

Via VIBE: Trey Songz shows just how cultured he is with the visuals for his new single "Foreign." First, Songz is…


Malia Obama Lands Summer Job as Production Assistant

Via VIBE: When your dad is the President, hard work is hereditary. Barack Obama's 15-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, has…


‘Colour Revolution’ Showcases Caribbean’s Best Designers

Up-and-coming American designers can use a show like Project Runway or an event like Fashion Week to flaunt their sartorial skills,…


Latinos and the Gentrification of Hip Hop

"Appreciate the art that came through Puerto Ricans and Blacks / Speakin’ the facts / the sound is much deeper than wax…" — Common,…

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