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Author Kevin Powell Files Lawsuit Against “All Eyez On Me” Creator

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Well known Hip Hop Journalist/Author Kevin Powell has filed a federal lawsuit against the creators of the Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez On Me”, which he says relies on interviews he conducted.

Some of the articles in were published in Vibe Magazine around the mid-’90s and focused on Tupac’s civil rights and gangster rap movement. Sources say, according to the suit, All Eyez On Me‘s executive producer L.T. Hutton did an interview earlier this month where he admitted he looked at “all of the interviews” with the late Hip Hop luminary to make the movie.

Powell is reportedly pursuing to immediately block the film from playing in theaters and be rewarded. Despite mixed reactions from fans and critics alike, “All Eyez On Me”. However, in its first week the movie earned an estimated $27 million its opening weekend and landed at #3 on the box office charts. Stay Tuned In…

2Pac Biopic Coming 2017

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Fans anticipating the biopic for late rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur can finally rejoice after a release date for the film was unveiled. The upcoming All Eyez On Me, the film will debut on June 16, 2017, which would have been 2Pac’s 46th birthday.

Actor Dom Santana, who plays the imposing Suge Knight, took to Instagram to reveal some details surrounding the film’s debut. Stay Tuned In…

Major Move: Ludacris Opens Restaurant In Atlanta Airport

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Ludacris has made his Chicken -N- Beer album a Chicken and Beer restaurant that opened today at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in his hometown of Atlanta.

“It took me three years, but it’s finally coming to fruition,” Luda says in an Instagram video as he tours the spot. “Anything that’s worth waiting for is worth having. I seen it come from my third album “Chicken & Beer”, triple-platinum album all the way to a restaurant.”

Everyone can visit the Chicken and Beer restaurant at Concourse D while they are traveling through the ATL.

Common To Star In and Produce “Cooley High”

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Seth Rosenfeld, who served as writer for the film Sunset Park and several episodes of HBO’s How To Make It In America, will write the script.

The Chicago wordsmith’s Freedom Road Productions is on board, as is Franklin Entertainment and Flame Ventures.

The coming-of-age flick, which originally starred Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, tells the story of a group of high school seniors in Chicago. As a comedic drama, Cooley High touched on a number of heavy topics, including gang violence and education in the black community.

It is currently unclear what role Common will take on in the Cooley High remake.

Russell Simmons Launches New Marketing Company For All Brands

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Russell Simmons has launched creative agency, ADHD, as part of All Def Digital’s creative department.

ADHD will help brands understand the multi-cultural, diverse Hip Hop audience and also help them appeal to the younger demographic in unique ways.

Simmons says, the audience we speak to is overlooked. We plan to help brands frame their messaging in the right way.”

All Def Digital’s CEO Sanjay Sharma believes that brands need to recognize that Hip Hop has become popular with mainstream audiences.

The new creative agency will essentially give advertisers the blue map on how to appeal to this audience in authentic ways.

ADD has previously partnered with major movie studios and brands such as Samsung, Chevrolet and Nissan. With ADHD, the plan is put together similar YouTube and Vine campaigns that were created for the movie releases of Barbershop: The Next Cut, The Boss and The Martian among others.

Nicki Minaj Moving Along To Her 1st Love

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Few artists have as many projects in the works between music, fashion and other endeavors as Nicki Minaj . The 33-year-old rapper says that as a child, she didn’t want to make music. She wanted to be an actress.

Minaj says that her success with music, including three platinum albums, has now given her the freedom to pursue her first love.

“Musically, I feel very fulfilled,” she says, “and now I can start tapping into my acting world, where it’s about passion and not about the money. It’s wanting to be what I set out to be when I was in high school: an actress.”

Her last LP was 2014’s The Pinkprint, which was certified double platinum last month. While working o it, Minaj was dealing with the breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, and her emotions are evident throughout the project. She says that she is allowing herself a hiatus from music in order to embrace her current situation, which includes working on a comedy television show about her childhood, a role in Barbershop 3 and a relationship with Meek Mill.

“I needed time to hear myself think again,” she says, “because where I left off with The Pinkprint was a little bit emotionally unstable. I wanted to take a moment to just live my life, enjoy my life, have fun, go out. I think that’s very important before you start writing again. It’s a spiritual experience for the people who are hearing the music, so I’m trying to be very careful of what mental space I’m in while I’m creating it. Now, I want my happiness to be reflected in the new stuff.”

In regards to her relationship with Meek Mill, Minaj says the couple is not engaged, but she would be happy to become his wife. The Philadelphia rapper is currently serving a 90-day house arrest sentence for violating his probation. She testified in court when a judge was investigating if he had violated his probation stemming from 2008 gun charges.

“We’re just taking it one step at a time,” she says, noting that he told her they would get engaged after he gives her three rings. He has given her two. “And, you know, if that happens, if I get married, then I’ll have a child, and that’ll be fun, because I can’t wait to hold my baby. When he and I were just friends, he would always say, ‘You remind me of my mother, and I like that because you’re like a dude. You’re tough like a guy and you talk like a dude.’”

Minaj continues that she feels comfortable around the Meek Mill because he allows her to be himself and is not intimidated by her work ethic or confidence.

“I always got the sense that me being tough and bossy was a turn-on for him,” she says. “And it’s important for me to keep my voice. Being in a relationship shouldn’t mean that you lose your voice. Being in a relationship should mean that you’ve met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen.”