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SZA, 21 Savage Get Their Own Sculptures In Spotify's RapCaviar Pantheon

The sculptures will be unveiled today in Brooklyn.

Spotify's RapCaviar playlist has had a hand in catapulting rising artists to global recognition and has recently expanded its reach outside the popular app to form a full-fledged movement. After kicking off its six-city tour back in June, RapCaviar has announced its inaugural RapCaviar Pantheon in collaboration with Brooklyn Museum, which will celebrate some of the year's biggest acts: SZA, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin.

The three artists were selected by combining "data and curation" and will be immortalized as life-size sculptures with distinct features that salute each artist's musical work as well as pay tribute to ancient art classics. Metro Boomin's design includes a flute for the viral flute sound that helped Future's "Mask Off" dominate charts; SZA's sculpture features the butterflies from her now-platinum hit "Love Galore" while 21 Savage's has eight M's, a nod at his infectious "Bank Account" one-liner.

"Across time, people have had the desire to immortalize others for their contributions to society. And for hip-hop, that time has come,” Seth Farbman, Spotify’s chief marketing officer told Variety. “Not only has hip-hop dominated music culture, it has influenced American culture, and we are honored to have artists who are breaking down barriers and shaping culture, as the first inductees of the inaugural RapCaviar Pantheon program.”

In tandem with the sculptures, Spotify will also release a short film where viewers will see how each sculpture was created, which took only 15 days to create.

The sculpture display will officially be open to the public on Friday at the Brooklyn Museum.

This article was originally published on Billboard.

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From the outside looking in, it may appear that Lil Uzi Vert is living the good life, but the 25-year-old Philly native admitted that he has been masking his pain. In a string of tweets posted Thursday (Aug. 22), Uzi revealed that his beloved grandma was on her way home after spending “months” in the hospital following a stroke and more health struggles.

“I’m scared excited happy and sad but mostly thankful,” he tweeted. “Today my grandma is coming home she was in the hospital and rehab for months she cannot walk. She cannot talk all the way but I feel her [getting] better by the second.

“My grandma been in the hospital for MONTHS man, she had a tumor over her eye the [doctors] removed half of it when she finally woke she had a stroke on her entire left side and cannot move it,” Uzi continued before revealing that his grandmother raised him. In another tweet, Uzi confessed to “flexing so hard and buying the world because deep down I’m hurt.”

He went on to explain keeping the family matter quiet from his millions of fans. “I know you beautiful ladies and successful gentlemen [probably] saying ‘he should of been told us' but I never been threw this I needed privacy I needed Family comfort because I just didn’t understand.”

Read his emotional tweets below.

I love you grandma you got this ♥️

— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) August 22, 2019

I’m scared excited happy and sad but mostly thankful. So Today my Grandma is coming home she was in the hospital and rehab for months she cannot walk. She cannot talk all the way but I feel her gettin better by the second ♥️

— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) August 22, 2019

My grandma been in the hospital for MONTHS man she had a tumor over her eye the Doctors removed half of it when she finally woke she had a stroke on her entire left side and cannot move it . IF YOU DONT KNOW THATS WHO RAISE ME

I love my grandma more than Clothes

— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) August 22, 2019

I Know you beautiful ladies and successful gentlemen prolly saying

He Should Of Been Told Us but I never been threw this I needed privacy I needed Family comfort because I just didn’t understand.

— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) August 22, 2019

I Been Flexing So Hard And Buying The World 🌍 Because Deep Down I’m Hurt ......

— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) August 22, 2019

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Dave Chappelle To Reportedly Host Ohio Block Party Honoring Victims Of Mass Shooting

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The “Gem City Shine” benefit concert will be held in the city’s Oregon District, and is aimed at is honoring “the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends,” according to a Facebook events page. Tickets are free but are only available to residents of Dayton and surrounding areas. The 45-year-old comedian has lived in Ohio for several years with his wife, Elaine, and their three children.

On Aug. 4, a gunman opened fire outside of a bar in the Oregon District, killing 10 people and injuring 17 others. Additional victims were hit by police bullets. In total, more than two dozen people were left injured. The gunman was killed by authorities.

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As Bossip reported last week, Black attended a “change of plea” hearing on Thursday. He has since pleaded guilty to double counts of falsifying statements on a federal gun application. Black, who has remained locked up being arrested during the Rolling Loud Music Festival in May, initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His request for bond was denied in May, after a judge deemed him to be a “danger to the community.” Per the Miami Herald, Black was denied bond again during Thursday's hearing.

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The 22-year-old recording artist was born, Dieuson Octave, but legally changed his name to Bill Kapri last year. Due to his plea deal, prosecutors are expected to push for a shorter prison sentence, TMZ reports. Multiple reports claim that Black could face up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

A sentencing date has been scheduled for Nov. 13.

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