2016 Pemberton Music Festival

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Good Morning. J. Cole Dropped a New Freestyle Last Night.

“Reporting to you live from the International Space Station/ I probably vacation on Mars/ The flow is out of this world and so is the bars,” he raps in “Album of the Year. “Blow the facade right off of your squad/ Lil rappers, I love you, but you ain’t shit til you got offers in Prague.”

And CASSIUS Editor Bruce Goodwin has a very valid question: “Since Cole rapped over the Oochie Wally beat, does this mean he finally made Nas proud?”


Rashida Tlaib Won the Democratic Nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

As CNN notes, she won’t be facing a Republican opponent in the general election come November, and though she could technically be opposed by a write-in candidate, that probably won’t happen.

All that said, Tlaib will likely become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. Clap for her!

Here’s What You Missed At the Crazy Rich Asians Premiere.

Check out LA Times Entertainment’s recap below. Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters on August 15.

The Fourth & Final Suspect in XXXTentacion’s Murder Has Been Arrested.

“Police in Florida have arrested a fourth suspect in XXXTentacion’s murder, nearly two months after the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down,” VIBE reports. “Trayvon Newsome surrendered to police Tuesday (Aug. 7) at his lawyer’s office in Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release.”

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