Aaliyah’s Uncle Barry Hankerson Is Reviving His Old Record Label As ‘Blackground Records 2.0’

Barry Hankerson, the man who brought us talents including his niece, the late Aaliyah, is reviving his old record label Blackground Records rebranded as Blackground Records 2.0. Multiple streets were shut down in Atlanta Saturday as the first lady of Blackground Records 2.0, Autumn Marini, shot her first video ahead of the label’s launch. Barry spoke exclusively to The Shade Room to talk about the rebirth of his label–which gave us Timbaland’s “Shock Value II” in 2009 before a more than 10-year hiatus–and bragged on his new artist who he…

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Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium Temporarily Changes The Name Of Its Venue And Social Media Pages In Support Of Kanye West Currently Living On The Premises To Finish “DONDA”

It looks like Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is fully behind Kanye West’s temporary residence inside the arena to finish up his album “DONDA!” The popular Atlanta venue has temporarily changed its name and social media pages to support Kanye West’s efforts to finish his “DONDA” album by living on the premises. Kanye West is known for going to great lengths when it comes to giving his fans the music that they long for—which is why not many are surprised by his latest decision to live on the premises of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in…

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Skateboarder Terry Kennedy’s Alleged Victim Dies From Injuries in Incident

Update 08/01/2021 2:22pm: Previously, it was reported that skateboarder Terry Kennedy was arrested on multiple charges, including threatening to murder police officers. The cops were initially responding to a call related to battery that went down in a hotel in Illinois. Now, it has been reported that the man Kennedy allegedly attacked—Josiah Kassahun, has died. The 23-year-old reportedly suffered a fractured skull and concussion, which was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. As a result of the fatal injuries, Kennedy may now be facing a murder or manslaughter…

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Kodak Black Claims That Social Media Makes Life More Difficult

Kodak Black has been in headlines the last few weeks, with his most polarizing headline being him tossing $100,000 into the middle of the ocean. Since then, the rapper has made a random appearance on a song with Vanilla Ice. Now, Kodak Black has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the effects of social media on life. Kodak Black said, “Life is really simple, social media made it complicated.” While Kodak Black may have a point, it seems the rapper thrives on the feedback he gets from platforms…

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Cassidy Drops “Perjury” Diss Towards Tory Lanez

  Tory Lanez went on Hot 97 and dropped a freestyle that caught the ear of many, including Cassidy, who claims the Canadian artist bit his flow. Lanez has since gone on to say he was paying homage and said Cassidy’s response to his homage was “sad.” Now, Cassidy has fired back with a diss record towards Lanez called “Perjury.” Cassidy wasted no time in calling out Lanez’s music, saying, “Canada got free healthcare you gonna need some/Its stolen bars in all the records that he done/None of his s**t…

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FETTY WAP DAUGHTER LAUREN MAXWELL Has Died At 4 Years Old

Fetty Wap and his entire family have been hit by an unfathomable tragedy … his 4-year- old daughter, Lauren Maxwell, has died.   Lauren’s mother, Turquoise Miami, confirmed the news over the weekend on Instagram with a Boomerang video of Lauren smiling while having fun in the swimming pool. The cause of death at the time of this post is unknown. Turquoise’s caption said, “This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius. If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to…

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