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THE WEEKND DONATES $50,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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The Weeknd has donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to help launch an Ethiopic Studies program.

It’s likely an issue near and dear to Abel, whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia to Canada prior to the singer’s birth in Scarborough.

On Saturday (Aug. 6), Abel announced the news on Twitter and provided information for others who may want to donate as well.

The Bikila Award, an organization that celebrates and builds “academic, professional, and business excellence” and volunteerism, said the Grammy winner responded “immediately” to their request for a donation.

Tam Gebeyehu, a board member of the Bikila Award organization, told The Star how appreciative they were. “It’s unbelievable,” said Gebeyehu. “He grew up in Toronto as an Ethiopian-Canadian, and now he’s giving back to the community.”

The Weeknd’s donation actually matched that of a U of T professor, Michael Gervers, who offered $50,000 of his own money in exchange for the matching contribution.

In 2014, Bikila Award gave The Weeknd a Professional Excellence Award. “Back then he was doing a lot of stuff, but was still a boy from Scarborough just rising to fame,” explained Gebeyehu. “His donation helps us preserve our culture and share it with everyone else.”

The Weeknd is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to last year’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

JENNIFER LOPEZ TO PLAY DRUG LORD GRISELDA BLANCO IN HBO FILM

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Jennifer Lopez is about to become the “Cocaine Godmother” in an HBO film about famed drug lord Griselda Blanco.

The singer-actress’ Nuyorican Productions and LBI Entertainment are working on a film that focuses on the life and death of Blanco, who is known for her role in drug trafficking in the 1970s and ’80s.

Lopez will play the role of Blanco and she is also set to executive produce the film along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Julie Yorn, and Rick Yorn, among others.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Lopez said, according to Deadline. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”

Blanco has been the focus of rap lyrics, as well. “Karma catches up to all you head honchos,” The Game rapped on “See No Evil.” “Two dome shots in that head, Griselda Blanco.”

The “Cocaine Godmother,” also known as the “Black Widow” and “Cocaine Cowgirl,” was shot and killed in Medellín, Colombia in 2012. She was 69.

Currently, Lopez is on the other side of the law as a star on “Shades of Blue,” an NBC drama in which she plays a police officer. She also executive produces that series with Goldsmith-Thomas and Medina. Nuyorican Productions has also worked on “The Fosters” and The Boy Next Door.

Headkrack Heats Up The Summer With “Turn Me Up”

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On August 2, Headkrack released his new music video “Turn Me Up”. For the fans who have been following Headkrack’s work, it will be a piece of cake to connect the dots. “Turn Me Up” is the continuation of his previous music video “The Stick Up”. As the video begins it gives a small introduction, where new viewers can understand where things are coming from.

The video constantly gets paused with comic pictures highlighting the slow motion of a certain action. That brings color and originality to the video and keeps the viewers engaged.

Headkrak has always been the supporter of original hip-hop and with his work he keeps bringing back the pure version of the genre. Showing the beauty of pure hip-hop Headkrack is somehow on a mission to keep it live and real. It’s always inspiring to follow artists like that. Enjoy some quality music today with Headkrack’s new track called “Turn Me Up”.

 

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Celebrities Demand Peace after Dallas Shootings

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The world was shocked once again over last Thursday’s events in Dallas. The death of Alton Sterling by the hands of 2 white police officers has sparked huge protests across the country. Even though officials promised transparent investigations and punishment to those responsible for the murder of Sterling, those promises were not enough for the majority of the US population protesting across different cities. One of those protests was organised in the heart of Dallas on July 7th. During the Black Lives Matter march, 5 officers were killed and 6 were injured by Micah Johnson, a 25 year old who was determined to kill white police officers.

Here is how celebrities, politicians and other famous people reacted to the tragedy.

FIRST LISTEN: Kokane’s “King of G-Funk”

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For 24 hours, you can now get a first listen to Kokane’s “King of G-Funk” album right here at AllHipHop.com.

The West Coast funkster will be releasing his album on 3/18/16 and wanted to give the readers of our site an exclusive listen before the album comes out as a way of saying thank you. 22 tracks deep, Kokane gets support from his idols Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, while peers like Kurupt, Big Tray Deee, Cold 187, Tha Chill, Snoop Dogg, Battlecat, Meech Wells and more join in for the fun.

Be sure to take advantage as the link will only be active for 24 hours.

Also take a look at the video for the album’s lead single, “California Classic,” featuring the Diirty OGz.

Beyonce Lands First Emmy Award Nomination As A Director For “Lemonade”

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(AllHipHop News) Beyonce has earned her first Primetime Emmy nomination as a director after scoring four nods for her TV special “Lemonade.”

The superstar stunned fans in April, when she debuted her brand new album, Lemonade, with accompanying visuals in a film of the same name, and now her work has been recognized in four categories at the 2016 prize giving.

“Lemonade” has been named among the contenders for Outstanding Variety Special, going up against “Adele Live In New York City,” the TV broadcast of the British soul singer’s one-off performance at Radio City Music Hall last year.

“The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s hour-long episode of his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, which featured Jennifer Lopez, is also shortlisted, as well as “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and comedienne Amy Schumer’s “Live At The Apollo” special.

FOXY BROWN BLASTS VH1’S ‘HIP HOP HONORS’

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Foxy Brown isn’t too pleased with VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors.” Following Monday’s show, the Brooklyn rapper took to Instagram to discuss her displeasure with the network for not including her in this year’s “All Hail the Queens” festivities.

“I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN,” she wrote. “Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud. Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken!”

THANK YOU Beloveds!❤️❤️ I Love You Guys Dearly! I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN. Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud.👏🏾 Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken! We’ve Been Blessed To Set The Bar At It’s Highest Heights; Most Notably Receiving The 2016 Historic “KEY”🔑To My CITY of BROOKLYN🏦…..Therefore, Humbly Speaking The CALIBER Of HONOR I’d Aspire To Are Those “UPPER ECHELON”. After All Guys This Is VH1! Truthfully, The Only Accolade That Truly Matters To ME Is Of The MOST HIGH. Rest Assured, I’m In The Studio Perfecting This Incredible Return. Humbled And Blessed To Kill It Again! My Girl L BOOGIE (My Fav) And I, Have The Dopest Convo, Cracking Jokes In Our Caribbean Accents As She Prepares For An Amazing Overseas Tour. So, Actually Guys Let’s THANK @VH1👏🏾👏🏾 As We Are Definitely #TheDifference!!!! I LOVE MY FOXNATION! ❤️Fox! @platinumcamprecords @donpoohmusic @rachelnoerd💋

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NEW MUSIC: MADEINTYO FEAT. 2 CHAINZ – ‘I WANT (REMIX)’

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Fresh off the Mad Max-inspired music video for “Uber Everywhere” with Travis Scott, Madeintyo enlists 2 Chainz for the “I Want (Remix).”

What exactly does Madeintyo want? Here’s a sample: a Gucci hat, a ratchet lil’ baby, a brand new whip, and a brand new house. Meanwhile, Tity Boi wants some of those same things. Plus, adds, that he’ll “throw Lil Wayne right at you.”

Madeintyo is definitely excited about the collaboration. “I’m blessed,” he told The FADER. “2 Chainz rocked with me from the beginning and he understands my vision. Truuuuuu.”

The remix comes more than a year after the original version of “I Want.” Back in June 2015, a video for that iteration was released.

Top 5 Emerging Artists from LA

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LA is probably the most famous hotspot for big and small talents. Young artists with big dreams keep constantly moving there in search for a producer or the “Big Guy” to discover their talent and live their Cinderella story. While it is an option for some starting artists, there are many who don’t just sit and wait for their musical prince to realize their dream.

The internet has crushed the music industry: with platforms such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Datpiff and many more, it has given the opportunity to the rising artists to shine and share their music without a major record company.

1. AD

The rapper from Compton known to the public as AD has been actively releasing new music and gaining audience. Playing the Compton card, AD has released songs named “Welcome to ComptonFornia” and “ComptonFornia 2”. However, that is not the only thing you should remember him for, his single “Juice” is getting a lot of press and attention.