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Stephen Marley Talks New Album & Collabs With Buju Banton, Rakim & Dead Prez (Pg. 2)

Who would be your ultimate American artist to collaborate with?
I love Stevie Wonder. I'm a fan of country music, I'm a fan of blues. I'm a big fan of American music. They have a lot of different genres of music that I love. Hip-hop. Again, many favorites--Rakim as one. The Fruit, even though it's a more eclectic album, I would say it has those beats you can take around to the club and feel good, but at the same time it's coming powerful. Rakim is no joke. Dead Prez is no joke. Black Tah, again, it's crazy.

Have you ever thought about doing a double album with your brother Damian?
Yeah. We were about to do that, but then another thing came up. We will get to it. We want to do that.

What's the energy like between you two when you're in recording mode?
We don't have any competition, per se. We're really a team. I helped Damien from a younger age and kind of groomed him so that he could be on his way and spread his wings. That respect is there with all of us. We don't really get in a competitive thing, and if it's there, nobody don't really show it.

Buju Banton also makes an appearance on Part 2. What was it like recording with him before receiving the terrible news?
When he did the record was when he was out on bail. It was still [a] very emotional time. Any card could be played so we kind of cherished the time we had as good friends.

How did the news affect you?
It jerked me. When it first happened, the first part of the saga, we were in the studio maybe two days before laying down some tracks and I went to Washington to do the symposium with Damien and I got a phone call that they came and took Buju. (Describes phone call) What do you mean they came and took Buju? Who came and took Buju? Police come in. Alright, why them took Buju? This whole conspiracy thing, it really shook me because I was just with him.  

What's your passion outside of music?
Humanity. Music is the platform that has been given to me and I've been blessed with that talent. Music is what I know, that's my weapon. Why I play music is really [for an] effect on mankind. Help us in which way it does, influences you spiritually, influences you morally. That's why I play music. I love my fellow brothers and sisters.

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are reportedly done amid reports that the NBA player cheated on her with her little sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.

According to Hollywood Unlocked, and multiple other reports, Thompson and Woods were spotted getting extra close during a party last weekend. Apparently, Woods stayed with Thompson until the next morning.

Thompson tweeted “FAKE NEWS” in response to the story, but he later deleted the post. Woods, meanwhile, turned off the comments on her Instagram account.

Kardashian confirmed the rumor with a comment on Instagram.

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#KhloeKardashian confirms our story. We got you Khloe! 🙏🏼

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Kardashian found out  about the cheating story on Monday (Feb. 18), People magazine reports.  “The whole family is furious,” said an alleged source. “They were blindsided.”

The 34-year -old reality star shares an infant daughter with Thompson. The couple dated for nearly three years, but cheating scandals are nothing new for the Cleveland Cavaliers player who cheated on Kardashian while she was pregnant with their daughter.

Thompson and his son’s mother, Jordan Craig, split while she was pregnant with their son. Thompson began dating Kardashian soon after.

 

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Kareem "Biggs" Burke Launches New Music Company, Signs First Artist

After nearly a 15-year hiatus from the music industry, Kareem "Biggs" Burke is back with a new music company called Circle of Success. To kick the newly-launched business off right, Burke has already announced his first signee, Brooklyn-based artist, SAINt JHN.

Circle of Success is a management company that oversees musicians. In an interview with Billboard on Feb. 19, Biggs discussed his new venture and artist.  "The night [Roc Nation co-founder Tyran Smith], played a preview of SAINt JHN's new album, I drove home listening to Collection One and had an immediate sonic connection to his music," Burke said.

The Roc-A-Fella cofounder also addressed his new company on Instagram, noting that it was his first time backing an artist since Kanye West nearly 20 years ago. "The last 2 projects I’ve done was College Dropout and Late Registration," he wrote. "After such a long time away I’ve decided to jump back in with someone who I believe will be equally as impactful and change the game and be a HUGE brand with the music being the core of the business. @saintjhn made the decision easy for me because it’s very rare you come across talent like his. I’m BACK!!!!"

SAINt JHN is a singer-songwriter and rapper. He has previously written songs for Usher, Jidenna, and others. He also released his first album under his current moniker in Mar. 2018, entitled Collection One.

Be on the look out for what's to come from Biggs' Circle of Success company and SAINt JHN.

 

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The last 2 projects I’ve done was College Dropout and Late registration. After such a long time away I’ve decided to jump back in with someone who I believe will be equally as impactful and change the game and be a HUGE brand with the music being the core of the business. @saintjhn made the decision easy for me because it’s very rare you come across talent like his. I’m BACK!!!! #circleofsuccess #management Full story in my bio...

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Daniel Kaluuya And Lakeith Stanfield To Star In Fred Hampton Movie

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are reportedly being considered for roles in the upcoming film, Jesus Was My Homeboy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which will be produced by Ryan Coogler and distributed by Warner Bros., will depict the assassination of Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.

If the ink dries on the deal, Kaluuya will play Hampton. Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the FBI informant who went undercover and infiltrated the Black Panthers in order to obtain information that assisted in Hampton's assassination. Jesus Was My Homeboy will look at the rise and death of Hampton through the perspective of FBI informant O'Neal.

As previously noted, Fred Hampton was an activist and organizer of the Black Panther Party who quickly climbed the ranks to become its chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman. He was murdered in 1969 at the age of 21, by a tactical unit with orders from the FBI and Chicago Police Department.

Shaka King will reportedly direct the film and and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson. Jesus Was My Homeboy does not have a release date at this time.

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