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H.E.R. Announces Forthcoming Reggae Album

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Just a few weeks removed from her latest project Back Of my Mind, H.E.R. has revealed that her next project will be reggae-inspired.

During her interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, H.E.R. stated that she loves the Caribbean culture and wants to go all-in in celebrating it.

“Honestly I love Caribbean music,” H.E.R. tells Ebro. “I didn’t really have a full appreciation of it until I moved to New York, until I went to the East Coast, and I got into dancehall and I got into some of the more uptempo club records. I literally have been a huge fan of reggae since I was a young kid.”

News of a new reggae album serves as a follows behind H.E.R.’s June release Back Of My Mind which featured contributions from Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Baby, and Yung Bleu. The songstress also announced the return of her now sold-out Lights On Festival in Concord, Calif. The two-day event will feature performances by Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, and Keyshia Cole.

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ASAP Rocky Charged With Felony Assault With a Firearm in Hollywood Shooting

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Back in April, ASAP Rocky was arrested at LAX after returning to the states via a private jet, following his vacation with Rihanna in Barbados. The arrest stemmed from “an argument between two acquaintances” that escalated and resulted in “the suspect firing a handgun at the victim,” according to the LAPD.

This week, details surrounding the incident have been made public and it has now been reported that it was former A$AP Mob member, A$AP Relli, born Terell Ephron, who was the victim in this case. Out on bail, ASAP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, has now been charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. The Harlem native is expected to be arraigned in court on Wednesday, August 17.

“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” said Dist. Atty. George Gascón. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”

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Angela Yee Announces Departure from The Breakfast Club

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On Tuesday night, Angela Yee took to social media with an announcement that The Breakfast Club we knew would be no longer. The cryptic tweet led fans to believe that it was the end of the road for the Power 105.1 show, however, Angela Yee took to the air this morning what was really going on.

The 12-year host announced that she was leaving The Breakfast Club and launching her own nationally syndicated radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee, on iHeartMedia.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to create a brand-new show,” said Yee. “I appreciate everyone who has helped to make this happen at iHeartMedia, and most importantly, the listeners who are like family to me. It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave an iconic show like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ which we built from the ground up for 12 years, but we will forever be an extension of each other. I’m working hard and dedicated to making our new program exciting, thoughtful, provocative, and most importantly, a safe haven for even more of us to grow and learn while having fun. I’m ready for this new chapter!”

As to what’s next for The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy will still remain hosts. Angela Yee states she will also still continue her podcast, Lip Service.

Check out her official announcement below.

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Mariah The Scientist and Young Thug Confirm Relationship

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Last year, rumors began to hit the internet that Mariah The Scientist was involved with Young Thug. Though the photos ended up being still shots from the video of her “RY RY World” single, “Walked In,” people still believed the two were secretly an item.

A day after Young Thug and Gunna were arrested on RICO charges, Mariah The Scientist performed in Boston as part her ‘The Intermission‘ tour where she performed in front of a backdrop that read ‘Free Young’ and ‘Free YSL.’ As she wrapped up her tour this week, Young Thug congratulated the singer by surprising the singer with heart-shaped balloons along with words that spelled out “Mrs. Sold Out Dates” and rose petals that read “See U Soon Love Jeffery.”

Mariah posted the images on Twitter with the caption, “Couldn’t ask for better.”

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