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V Exclusive! Diego Cash Talks Upcoming Album, New Collabos, Brushing Off the Haters

Christian Vasquez, better known as Diego Cash, is the debut artist off of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony's independent record label, KrossOver Entertainment. The native born New Yorker and Atlanta raised MC has a lot on his plate whether it be in the studio, working with his new artist Cerda or making an appearance on his sister Lala Anthony's VH1 show Lala's Full Court Life. Let's just say he's living life in the fast lane.

Diego will be releasing his anticipated album Language Arts later this year and listeners can expect some major collaborations and new sounds

"My brother has always been amazing at everything he does and I support everything he pursues... He's amazing," stated Lala on her feelings of Diego being in the rap industry. He's ready to take the game by storm and he has a full fledged family force behind him." -- Krystal Holmes

VIBE: What can listeners expect from your upcoming album?
I’ve been doing a lot of stuff with a new sound. I’ve been working with a different producer so it’s not going to sound like anything you’ve previously heard from me. 
Are there any big collabs we can expect or get excited about?
This one I got Tyga, I got YG, Diamond, Rick Ross, I’ve got my guy Cerda, that’s my artist I  signed, so it’s nice it’s a good project. We’ve got a lot of things lined up from the visuals and behind the scenes visuals. I’ve got me and Diamond in the studio, me and YG in the studio so it gives you more of a feel of the project.
What’s it like working under Carmelo musically, we know he plays ball but what’s it like from the musical aspect?
I mean it’s cool. Its dope to me because I know that I genuinely have somebody that’s in my corner. It’s not like they doing it for a check or for this and that. Like I know he’s genuinely in my corner, he genuinely wants to see me win. It’s a good situation and he plays the role. Whatever we need done I bring it to him and if it makes sense we get it done.
Is there any artist that you’re dying to do a collab with?
I wouldn’t necessarily say artist, but more so like producers. Like I would love to work with Pharell or Swizz [Beatz]. 
How do you feel when people compare your success with your sisters?
I mean it is what it is, that’s my sister and we are connected for life.  And I don’t think nothing of it because most people judge blindly so that has no bearing on me anyway.



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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.



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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

D.L. Hughley joined Chappelle for dinner and commented on R.Kelly and the forthcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, which outlines sexual assault allegations against the late singer.

"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.


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Andre 3000 Stars In New Space Thriller 'High Life'

A new space thriller is coming to theaters this year. Andre 3000 will star in the new film alongside Twilight's Robert Pattinson in High Life, and the first trailer looks pretty intense.

The feature focuses on a group of criminals who are coerced into a mission to travel towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source. They are also forced to undergo sexual experiments while in outer space. The 2-minute preview features Pattinson and Andre 3000 as they struggle to survive on the spaceship.

High Life originally premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 2018. It received positive reviews from numerous film critics.

"High Life is as visually arresting as it is challenging, confounding, and ultimately rewarding - which is to say it's everything film fans expect from director Claire Denis," Rotten Tomatoes said of the film.

The film is written and directed by Claire Denis. High Life will hit theaters on Apr. 12. Watch the new trailer in the video above.

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