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YouTube Music Hosts 2020 Leaders and Legends Ball Honoring LaFace Records

Atlanta’s biggest music luminaries gathered Wednesday evening to honor the 30-year legacy of LaFace Records at YouTube Music’s 2020 Leaders & Legends Ball. The star-studded, black-tie gala took place at the Atlanta History Center, with a heavy-hitting list of celebrities, including LaFace co-founders Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “LA” Reid along with Monica, Future, Da …

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A Fall From Grace: Tyler Perry Netflix Thriller Makes A Dream Come True

“A Billboard with her face larger than life in Times Square, I’m just so moved! To all of you who have supported me all these years, it’s because of you that I can help make her dream come true.” On Thursday, January 9, Tyler Perry held a VIP screening of his new Netflix film, A …

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Kontrol Magazine Music and Entertainment

Sounds for the Soul: A Playlist Curated for a Peace of Mind

Everyone loves a good playlist. There are ones we create for road trips, a get-together at the crib, 20-minute shower concerts, and sometimes when we need the inspiration to focus on our own craft. With how versatile music can be, the great thing about playlists is they bring back memories of the first time you …

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Lyricist Jazz Anderson is Fearless and Ready for the Future

 Two months ago, rapper and TV personality, Jazz Anderson received an unexpected DM from one of her greatest influences, Rapsody, who cosigned the rising MC’s talent and assured her of the game’s need for her Hip-Hop charisma. Anderson, who rose to the rap scene from a viral freestyle video at the age of 15, circulating …

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Actress Lindsey Blackwell is the Next Generation’s Blueprint

Lindsey Blackwell spent her 30-minute lunch periods by request in the principal’s office, but not for the reasons you may think. Outside of her circle, attracted to her bubbly and fun-spirited personality, you could find her practicing her model walk in the front office hallway with administrative support. A child of the arts, growing up …

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Indie Artist Such is Black, Beautiful, and Proud of the Journey

Su Charles’ newborn son laid cradled into her hands as an American Idol commercial announcing its upcoming auditions in Denver, appeared on the TV screen in 2011. Determined to finally go face-to-face with her fate, Charles camped out with her child outside the doors to her destiny, which would soon lead to a fearless journey …

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Black Music Honors: Musical Excellence All Day, Every Day

  “I really do enjoy seeing when we create things for us.” LeToya Luckett   On Thursday, Sept. 5, Central City Productions held the annual Black Music Honors Awards at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. The Chicago based television company has kept the black excellence going now for four consecutive years and this year …

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Samara Rivers: Adding a Touch of Spice to Bourbon

“A seat at the table means to simply be included.” –Samara Rivers  During the last weekend in August, the Black Bourbon Society (BBS) held a tasting event for its members at the Victory lounge located in the Central Business District in New Orleans.  Victory’s toned-down atmosphere was the perfect spot for the event, providing charm and intimacy all while …

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KM Monique Rodriguez Covers Kontrol Magazine Beauty Issue

Monique Rodriguez Masters the Leap of Faith

At the age of 14, Monique Rodriguez grasped onto the idea of self-provision by getting a job to fulfill the wants and needs of her teenage aura. Her push rooted from seeing her mother work twice as hard to provide a decent living and household; which would ultimately become her guidebook into navigating an independent …

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