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VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk Podcast: Kash Doll's Boss Tip? Be Unapologetically You

VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk podcast amplifies the voices of women and she/her-identifying individuals in their respective industries as they discuss their journeys toward becoming the bosses we know today. From their demeanor and confidence and persevering through life’s pitfalls to make a name for themselves in their own way, being a boss is much more than 'just running sh*t.'

Midwest-bred MC Kash Doll has collaborated with artists such as  B.O.B., Big Sean, Trina and Lyrica Anderson, and opened up for Drake during the Detroit stop of his Summer Sixteen tour. She’s also gotten co-signs from both Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. You may have heard some of her bodies of work like Brat Tail, The Vault, and 2016’s Trapped In The DollHouse, as well as her song "Ice Me Out" and "Chanel Slides" with Dreezy. She also just wrapped a stint the road during the Motivation tour with Meek Mill and Lil Durk. 

Her latest single “Hustla” recently dropped, and features a mini-movie to accompany it. The movie chronicles the life of Kelly, a woman working in the adult entertainment industry who gets into her fair share of situations outside of the club.

“On social media, all you see is ‘oh, this girl got a new car, [stripping] looks all glitz and glam… girls think that that’s the way," the Detroit native said on 'Boss Talk.' However, the video shows a side to the life of a stripper many don't see, and that hip-hop doesn't glamorize. She details to host J'na Jefferson that there will be more to come for the Kelly Chronicles.

I don’t feel like we’ve had a female MC in a while from Detroit who represents what I represent.

Through her songs and her unapologetic persona, Kash Doll encapsulates what it means to be a boss in this day and age. When asked what makes someone a boss, the Republic Records MC said it all starts from within.

“It starts mentally, because you don’t gotta have money to be a boss,” she says. “The way you carry yourself, your demeanor, the way you look at things, the way you handle things… when you surround yourself with bosses, when everyone around you is winning, that’s what makes a boss… boss is a term I think people use very loosely… a boss can get it on her own." She also says that women who can classify themselves as "bosses" can also have the weight of her world on their shoulders and keep going.

"You get sick? You keep it pushing," she says. "You’re on your period? You keep it pushing. You’re tired? Keep it pushing. I did every show I’ve been booked for, I never missed an opportunity.”

As for what she's got cooking up next in the studio, Kash Doll says she's planning on dropping a project, but did not detail when that will drop. She wants to spring it on her fans when they least expect it.

“Expect fire," she says of the content of the forthcoming project. "I’m not gonna say anything, but it’s [coming] soon. I’m happier, I’m litty-er… I’ve been working with different producers, I have different features, it’s a lot of growth. I’m anxious but nervous at the same time, because it’s different.”

Listen to the full episode below.

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Haitians Protest For President Jovenel Moise's Resignation

The people of Haiti have taken action to encourage the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. According to The Washington Post, the demonstrations have been gaining steam over the course of six weeks. Since 2017, Moise has been in power with a length of three more years left on his presidency.

Reasons for the protest—which stretches from the country's capital Port-au-Prince to surrounding towns—includes inflation, and other environmental concerns like inadequate drinking water, and a food and fuel shortage. The protestors also call into question the monetary aid the country received after the 2010 earthquake that has yet to reinstall infrastructure to the most affected places.

In a statement issued to the Post, Jake Johnston, an international research associate who focuses on Haiti's economic and policy sectors said "Haiti is facing a broad rejection of a political and economic system that in 30 years has failed to deliver results for the majority of the population. There's a general distrust of politicians and elections. And the promises of economic development after the earthquake have clearly not been met."

Moise's plans to launch a "dialogue committee" to attempt a resolution but has been met with opposition from those on the front lines of the protest.

Another view of today’s mass antigovernment demonstrations in #Haiti called by some musicians. pic.twitter.com/mONWrWGp37

— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) October 13, 2019

Island TV’s report during yesterday’s anti-government protest in #Haiti. According to reporter crowd was moving peacefully when police suddenly began firing tear gas, causing some to fall off motorcycles. pic.twitter.com/SkNhX5e6e0

— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) October 12, 2019

In addition to the protests, the United Nations ceased its 15-year peacekeeping mission in the country, The Miami Herald reports. The organization arrived in 2004 to help restore order after Haiti fell into political corruption and violence following President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's exile. The news site adds that some U.N. personnel were also accused of sexual abuse crimes against boys and women and that the organization admitted to its role in 2010's cholera outbreak.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2020, and The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston are among the nominees.

Among this year's 16 nominees, nine are first-time ballots: B.I.G., Houston, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy. The other seven are attempting to land in the hall after previous tries: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, MC5 and Todd Rundgren.

Biggie became a nominee in his first year of eligibility. If inducted, he will be only the second rapper to join the hall, after 2Pac's induction in 2017.

Ballots are distributed through a panel of more than 1,000 voters - historians, music industry insiders, and previous inductees. Fans can have an impact as well. Billboard reports that from Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET, fans can go to Google and search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee’s name plus “vote” to cast a ballot with Google, vote at RockHall.com or at the Museum itself in Cleveland. The five artists who receive the most fan votes comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the others to determine the 2020 inductees.

The class of inductees will be announced in January 2020, and the 35th annual induction ceremony will be held in the hall's home of Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.

Nominees for the hall must have released their first commercial recording 25 years before the year of the induction. The hall's website also states: "Besides demonstrating unquestionable musical excellence and talent, inductees will have had a significant impact on the development, evolution and preservation of rock & roll."

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees from 2019 were Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leopard, The Cure, and The Zombies.

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Ebro Darden Denies Report That Says 'Hot 97' Will Not Play Tekashi 6ix9ine's Music

'Hot 97' radio personality Ebro Darden denies a TMZ report which said that the station will not play Tekashi 6ix9ine's music once, and if, he's released from prison.

Earlier today, TMZ published a report that stated that a Hot 97 executive said the station has never really been fans of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and that they will not play his music upon his release. Shortly after the report was published, Ebro responded.

"All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ," Ebro wrote in a tweet, "So this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories."

All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ ..... so this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories.

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

A follower replied how Ebro shuts down new artists. And Ebro responded by saying that he will play Tekashi's music.

And then this... hahahahaha! I just said I was gonna play it. Ya’ll dumb https://t.co/JQAjkE2L9W

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million deal with his former label, 10k Projects, to record two albums upon his release from prison. It's been reported that one will be recorded in English and the other will be recorded in Spanish. As for his looming release, the rapper's sentencing has been scheduled for Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. EST.

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