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Fabolous Helps Keep the Streets Warm With '3 Kings Coat Drive'

To celebrate the end of a one-month coat drive across New York’s boroughs, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, NY Giant Ahmad Bradshaw, Dr. Jays owner Joe Betesh and HOT 97 radio personality Angie Martinez came together last Thursday evening at Dr. Jays to help bring awareness toward the efforts of New York Cares.

In front of fans and the community, Fabolous spoke on his impact as a hip-hop artist in hopes to boost declining donations to the non-profit organization. New York Cares helps provides winter coats for needy New Yorkers just in time for the holiday season.

The 1st Annual 3 Kings Coats Drive apart of Fabolous’ A Fabolous Way Foundation has already garnered support from other hip-hop stars such as D.M.C. of Run-D.M.C, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo and Bangladesh.

“I want to able to use my influence to give people that push in the back,” Fabolous said. “Everybody has coats in their closets they wouldn’t dare wear and it can help somebody else, even get a younger crowd who also has coats in abundance to chime in and help somebody this winter.”

Fab’s A Fabolous Way started this year as a means to give back to the community by empowering and installing a culture of achievement within the city. The 3 Kings Coats Drive worked with Dr Jays and HOT 97, who have created donation centers in all retail locations throughout the New York City and New Jersey area.

Fab said he knew of NY Cares’ groundwork and their contributions to the community, which encouraged him to help reach their goal of 100,000 coats by December 31. Through A Fabolous Way, they have gathered about 20-gallon bags of winter clothing, exceeding last year’s count of 75,000 coats. Although the coat drive is officially over, community members can still donate coats to NY Cares to help bring warmth to the city.

“It’s really not a thing where we say we are going to do this once. I would like to continue with everyone to help reach their goals,” Fabolous said. --Eric Diep

More informaion on how to donate can be found

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H.E.R. Brings All-Star Medley To Tiny Desk Set

Grammy-nominated singer H.E.R. appeared on NPR's "Tiny Desk" set on Dec. 12, to deliver a 4-piece-medley from her last four projects.

Tucked neatly behind her dark sunglasses, the songstress began her set strapped to a mustard yellow guitar with a host of back-up musicians accompanying the 21-year-old on her first solo journey with "Tiny Desk." She previously appeared on the performance series in June 2018 alongside collaborator Daniel Caesar to bring their single "Best Part" to life.

The singer began with "Going (Interlude)," a low-tempo song ushering a heavy-hearted feel into the 18-minute-performance. Keeping with the melancholy vibes planted by the first single, Gabriella Wilson – best known by her three-letter-moniker –  delivered a stunning rendition of "Feel A Way." With two-final transitions, the singer-songwriter concluded her act with "Focus," a throw back from the 2017 EP that gained her worldwide recognition, H.E.R. Volume 1.

Switching from strings to keys, Wilson sat peacefully before a keyboard playing the melody she crafted for the crowd favorite. Chaperoning the performance to a close, Wilson and her background singers played a vocal game of tag as the band jazzed up the slow beats until the set officially wrapped.

Watch as H.E.R. rocks the "Tiny Desk" set in the video above.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Usher Releases "Peace Sign" Video Off Of 'A' Project

Given Monday's (Dec. 10) debate about who's the king of R&B, one of the names that steadily popped up in the conversation has stepped onto the scene. In a visual promotion for his A soundscape, Usher released the video for "Peace Sign" alongside producer Zaytoven.

Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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