The Wrap Up shares the week of storylines, viral moments, and conversation for the week! This week is hosted by Tai Marie.
Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign's "Vultures" Album Unveiled
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign recently revealed the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming collaborative album, "Vultures." The unveiling followed previews of new music at Art Basel and a performance at Miami’s LIV Nightclub. The album involves various artists like Future, Playboi Carti, and even Kanye's daughter, North West. This album marks Kanye's first release since "Donda" in 2021 and is set to drop on December 15th.
Megan Thee Stallion Responds to Pardison Fontaine's Cheating Claims
Megan Thee Stallion addressed her ex-boyfriend Pardison Fontaine's remarks about her accusations of his cheating. Pardi refuted claims of infidelity but admitted to sending inappropriate texts. This response comes after Megan hinted at Pardi's cheating in her track "Cobra" in November. Pardison Fontaine clarified his stance during an interview, expressing discomfort with how he was portrayed in Megan's song.
Pressure to Cast Beyoncé or Rihanna in "The Color Purple
With the approaching release of the movie musical "The Color Purple," the production team faced pressure to cast Beyoncé or Rihanna. Oprah discussed this pressure, noting suggestions to enlist these megastars for the film. However, the cast was finalized without their involvement. The star-studded movie, directed by Blitz Bazawule, features Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, and others. Oprah emphasized that while they admire Beyoncé and Rihanna, there are equally capable actors who fulfilled the roles. The highly anticipated film is set to premiere in theaters on Christmas Day.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, Google invites you to join us for the BreakBeatCode hackathon on December 16th, 2023 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Eastern Time with special guest star Supernatural. The Breakbeatcode Hackathon is a free, online, half-day hybrid event. During the Hackathon, tech coach volunteers from Google will teach students to code through beat making and music creation using EarSketch, a free educational programming environment that was developed first at Georgia Institute of Technology. After the hands-on workshops, we will have a closing party where special guest star Supernatural will perform live on stage, and DJ Siege will remix the music the students have created in a live set.
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