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G-Herbo Gives Hope To Chicago Youth In 'City Of Sorrow' Documentary

In his new documentary, G-Herbo revisits his rough come-up to become a beacon of inspiration to students in Chicago. 

Chicago rapper G-Herbo has reflected on his brutal come-up in his hometown of Hyde Park in numerous mixtapes, but now he's giving us a more positive visual of what his come-up was like. After dropping his debut album back in September, the Humble Beast, Herb and his Mikkey Halsted recently teamed up with Mass Appeal to cook up a new documentary that sheds light on the hardships he went through while growing up in Chicago.

"The first video I ever shot with Herb was 'All My N****s'," said Halsted. "I hired a graffiti artist and I told him 'Aye bro just go to Herb and make this like a mural for his dead homies. Dude comes back to me like 'Man, he just gave me 19 names. I don't even know if I can fit them.' I'm like 'Damn he's 17. He's got 19 homies that's been killed?! That he knows?!"

Halsted says that conversation is what really put Herbo and his crew's overall struggles into perspective. The documentary goes on to follow Herbo as he returns to his old stomping grounds at Hype Park High School where he visits his previous administrators and teachers. He also speaks to an auditorium full of students who may be full of potential yet may be suffering the way he once did.

"I ain't had nobody that I looked up to that I can listen to tell me to do this or do that or don't do this," Herbo said. "I never had that. I always just want to reflect on my life and situations that I've been through that they may have been through or be going through, and help them. They may be on the way to making the decisions I made that I had to learn from."

Watch G-Herbo and Mass Appeal's new documentary 'City Of Sorrow' below.

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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