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Lil Wayne, Kevin Hart, OT Genesis & More Invade Miami Beach For IRIE Weekend

Lil Wayne, T.I., OT Genesis, Kevin Hart and more made IRIE Weekend '17 another unforgettable

When DJ IRIE throws a party in Miami, the best of the best in music, sports, and film comes through, and this year was no different. The Miami Heat's official DJ has spent the last 13 years raising funds for at-risk youth during his series of charity events. However, this IRIE weekend, which went down June 29- July 2, was even more special for the Miami legend.

Day one of IRIE weekend kicked off with the IRIE Foundation's #InspIRIE kids golf clinic, which gives kids pro golf lessons by LGPA legend Paula Pearson Tucker. Later on that night, IRIE pulled up to the One Beat #InspIRIE Dinner Gala in full Miami fashion as he made his entrance in a turquoise and black tuxedo.

"This is so so next level," IRIE told VIBE on the Gala's red carpet. "Everything feels right about it and I'm really excited. This is something that we've wanted to do for a very long time. We know how strenuous it can be, but the most important thing is that I want this event to take on a life of its own. Not only that, but I really want to represent Miami with the vibe, feel and look."

Although he arrived to serve as the host with the most and raise money for the kids, IRIE wasn't prepared for a major surprise the city had for him. After 13+ years of doing the most for the community, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine finally presented IRIE with the key to the streets city.

The weekend-long celebration continued at LIV with a special appearance from Lil Yachty followed by IRIE's annual Sea-B-Q, which is basically the biggest pool party of the summer in Miami. Major acts like T.I., Nelly, and OT Genesis hit the stage to perform in honor of IRIE's charitable endeavors. Not only was the pool packed out with fans, but the VIP section was filled with special guests like 305 mainstays Luke Campbell aka Uncle Luke, Christina Milian, Guy Fieri and more.

"IRIE Weekend is dope man," OT Genesis told VIBE after his performance. "We chilling and having a good time. I get to hang with all the fans and chill with the crowd. We're in Miami so you know it's a great atmosphere. A whole a lot of women and playas kickin' it while poppin' bottles with their feet in the sand. Relaxing. I love it."

READ: Jamie Foxx, B.o.B, T-Pain & More Turn Up At ‘IRIE Weekend’ In Miami Beach

As if IRIE Weekend couldn't get anymore lit, Future flew into to town to shut down Club E11even in Downtown Miami with a special performance in the middle of the club. In case you're wondering, no, the party didn't stop there. The final day of IRIE Weekend began with a special birthday brunch for special guest Kevin Hart, and ended at LIV with an impromptu performance from Lil Wayne.

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Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

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Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).


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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

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Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”


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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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