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Mary J. Blige Releases The Tracklist & Release Date For New Album 'Strength of a Woman"

Stream Mary J. Blige’s Emotional New Album ‘Strength of a Woman’ Now

Mary J. Blige’s personal life has dominated the tabloids recently. The messy stuff around her divorce from her husband is at the center of her new album, Strength of a Woman, which is now available on all streaming services. The album features a number of A-listers, from Missy Elliott to Quavo to Kaytranada to Kanye West,…

Michelle Obama On Being President: “I Wouldn’t Ask My Children To Do…
Showtime Releasing 'Burn Muthaf*cker, Burn" A New Documentary About The L.A. Riots
The Directors of National Geographic’s ‘L.A. 92’ Speak About Their Visceral New…
Chuck Berry's Final Album 'Chuck' To Be Released June 16
Listen to Chuck Berry’s “Wonder Woman,” the Latest Single From His Posthumous…

The year was 1979. That was the last time Chuck Berry, the man who invented…

Rick Ross, Young Thug & Wale Perform 'Trap Trap Trap"
Rick Ross, Young Thug, & Wale Bring the “Trap Trap Trap” to…

The following message has been approved by Leslie Jones. The boss Rick Ross stopped by Late Night…

Bill Cosby's Daughter Writes Open Letter Supporting Her Father
Bill Cosby’s Daughter Evin Cosby Writes Open Letter Defending Her Father

Evin Cosby, the youngest daughter of Bill Cosby, has released a new letter passionately defending her father.…

Ava DuVernay Discusses Movie Prospects, Womanhood, and More With Questlove
Ava DuVernay Discusses Movie Prospects, Womanhood, and More With Questlove

Last month, Questlove premiered the live Conversations on Creativity series at the Brooklyn art school,…

Gorillaz Links Up With Sonos To Make 'Humanz' Immersive For Fans
Gorillaz Release “The Apprentice,” a Bonus Track Off of Their ‘Humanz’ Album

The Gorillaz‘ first album in seven years, Humanz, drops this Friday, April 28. The album is…

'Henrietta Lacks' Star Kyanna Simone Simpson Talks Meeting Oprah, First Audition Moments + More [Interview]
‘Henrietta Lacks’ Star Kyanna Simone Simpson Talks Meeting Oprah, First Audition Moments…

The film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiering on HBO at 8:00 p.m. Saturday,…

Lafa Taylor & Aabo Team Up With Goapele For Their New Single "Falling"
Lafa Taylor + Aabo Hook Up With Goapele For Their Jamming New…

The West Coast-based vocalist Lafa Taylor and producer Aabo are in the trenches, working on their collabo…

Kendrick Lamar Tells the Story Behind "Duckworth"
Kendrick Lamar Tells the Real Story Behind the ‘DAMN.’ Standout “DUCKWORTH.”

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t speak much. Or, better yet, he would rather let his music speak for…

First Look Friday: Ad-Hoc Interview
First Look Friday: Embrace The Uniqueness Fantastic of Adhoc

The specific goal for First Look Friday is to turn you, the Okayplayer reader, on to new sounds…

Gorillaz Give Their First Interview Ever
Gorillaz Give Their First Sit-Down Interview On BBC Radio 1

One of the drawbacks of being an animated character in a real world is that…

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week (feat. Little Dragon, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and More) [Playlist]
Kendrick Lamar Debunks Rumor Of New Music

UPDATE: Turns out that Kendrick Lamar does not actually have another album on the way. The…

A Musical With Unreleased Prince Music May Be In The Works
Prince Was The Best Selling Artist of 2016

Numbers don’t lie. It’s clear that interest is still at a premium for the legendary artist. According to…

Cuba Gooding Sr. Lead Singer From The Main Ingredient Found Dead in Los Angeles
Cuba Gooding Sr. of The Main Ingredient Found Dead in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer of The Main Ingredient, one of the most popular and…