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Guests At The Table: White Artists Who Did Black Music…Right

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Cultural appropriation paired with Black music has been a hot topic recently. The main question being: “Are non-Black Artists Culture Appropriators?” People from all cultures and backgrounds are chiming in.

But how do Black people feel about plagiarism? This can almost easily be equated to an essay. I’ve heard two main arguments, briefly put: 1.) As long as Outsiders cite sources and 2.) Forget sources, get your own subject.

My feelings? I’m over the whole topic.

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I decided to shift my perspective a little bit. Who is White and did it right, in Black music? And who is Black and not getting enough credit. First, who are the Whites with flavahhh?

Today, I’ll be discussing White music artists who did Black music, right. I came up with this list based on song timelessness and audio ambiguity. Basically, artists you were shocked to find out were white. When their songs come on, you still rock to them. Guests who came, brought a dish, and seemingly left with a Black Pass.

Teena Marie

Teena Marie had a unique vocal ability made us think she was a Black woman. The singer was signed as a solo act by Berry Gordy. A duet with Rick James, “I’m a Sucker for Your Love,” scored her a #8 hit on the Black Singles Charts. Other hits include, “Square Biz”, “Portuguese Love,” and “Ooh La La La.” Sadly, the singer passed in December 2010.


Eminem

Eminem has a gift of bars that leaves lyricists shook. His extensive vocabulary, quick thinking, and thoughtful rhymes sealed him as a talented hitmaker. The living legend’s hits include, “My Name is,” “Stan,” featuring Dido, “The Way I Am,” and “Love The Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna. Just to name a few.


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Snow

Remember the guy in the 90’s in the cross-colors who everyone thought was Jamaican? The glasses-sporting Canadian Reggae singer-rapper blew everyone’s stereotypes with his one hit, “Informer.” Although there was no follow up hit, his crooning about narcs are always guaranteed to be a mood lifter (a licky boom-boom down!)


Joss Stone

The English R&B singer captured our attention with her easy melodious runs and soulful vibrato. Her voice made you want to Netflix, Chill, and Regret The Next Morning. With songs like, “Fell In Love with a Boy,” “Super Duper Love,” and “You Had Me,” the blond soul singer carved her way into our hearts and on the charts.


Amy Winehouse

This English singer was known for her unique voice and modern big band sound. Her style notable for her tall black hair and signature winged mascara. Her hit songs included, “You Know I’m No Good,” “Rehab,” and “Back To Black.” Sadly, we lost the singer in July 2011.


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Paul Wall

The rapper from Houston had us all “Sittin’ Sidewayz” back in 2005. The Pro Jeweler brought us into his world of Candy Painted cars and Chopped & Screwed. Other hits include “Still Tippin” featuring Slim Thug and Mike Jones (!!!), and a feature on “Grillz” with Nelly.

With that said, I’ll be following up this article with the other perspective: Underrated Black Artists of then and now.

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Cardi B, Keke Palmer, and J Lo to star in Stripper Revenge Film Titled Hustlers

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Cardi Hustlers

Cardi B is making money moves to the big screen! The Grammy winning rapper has signed on to star in the stripper revenge film ‘Hustlers’, alongside J. Lo, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu.

When we saw J. Lo twirling on the pole a few weeks ago, we thought she was just trying something new for A-Rod. Turns out, she was training for a new film. Titled ‘Hustlers’ and set for release later this year, the film is set during the 2008 financial crisis. The film centers around a team of strippers who want revenge on their Wall Street Johns and hope to scam their former clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, this will be Cardi’s first feature film. She will be sharing the screen with the likes of Julia Stiles and Lili Reinhart. Quite the step up from her Love & Hip Hop days! But this isn’t Cardi’s first time acting. She did have a guest role on BET’s Being Mary Jane in 2017.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Been Living in “Sober Home”

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For years people scolded Wendy for never spilling her own tea. Well, here it is. Wendy Williams has been living in a “sober home” to quietly get treatment for a long unresolved addition to cocaine.

Revealing a secret known only to her husband, Kevin Hunter, Wendy says although she has always been candid about her cocaine use, she never sought treatment. The daytime television gossip queen shared with her audience that after each episode is filmed she goes to her Pilates class and then heads to several meetings across the city before ultimately returning to her group home. Driven by a “24-hour sober coach”, Wendy has been rooming at a facility where it’s “doors locked by 10 pm, lights out by 10pm.” Detailing her evenings, she says, “I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you.”

“It’s my truth.”

Over the course of her career, Wendy Williams has discussed her drug use multiple times. However, when it comes to how she stopped, Wendy says, “I never went to a place to get the treatment — I didn’t know how, except God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.” While she was seeking professional help for her addiction, Wendy said she did not confide in her other family members. As for whether her stay in the group home contributed to her absence from January to March 4th, we can’t be sure. A fractured shoulder and ongoing battle with Graves’ disease are credited as responsible for her extended break.

Wendy’s admission has been applauded by many who want to remove the stigma surrounding drug addiction discussions. Many have taken to Twitter to share their love and support for her. Recently, Wendy’s foundation partnered with an organization geared toward branching treatment and long-term recovery. She hopes that by being open about her struggle, other will be inspired to get the help they need.

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment or counseling for substance abuse, please contact the helpline at 1-888-633-3239 or visit drughelpline.org for further assistance.

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After Saying “F*ck Y’all” For Islamophobic Comments, Jess “Ain’t” Hilarious Offers Half Ass Apology

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Jess Hilarious finally offers an excuse to why she racially profiled 4 Sikh men while boarding a plane. The incident took place Sunday afternoon and after being called out Jess with the Mess & also xenophobia continued to post on her Instagram account as she didn’t have a care in the world. Sis responded to fans that by deleting comments and twerked on to the beat of bigotry.

Now she has a 4 Page Letter on her notes app that she wants to try to read in an Instagram video. Take a look at the video and tell us what you think.

Please don’t believe everything you see and hear, this is what it really is.

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Jess claims no PR manager helped her with it but you can believe your ass that executives over at FOX told her to get it together.

 

Do you think the apology was genuine? 

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