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Essence announces it will postpone Essence Fest of Culture until “closer to the fall”

David Becker/Getty Images for Park MGMDespite previously announcing that it was still planning to move forward with its 2020 Essence Festival of Culture amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Essence Communications has now decided to postpone the annual event. In a new statement, Essence says that after weeks of monitoring “the unfolding developments and updated information…read more »

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Believers Never Die’ greatest hits collection coming to vinyl

ABC/Randy HolmesFall Out Boy’s Believers Never Die greatest hits collection is coming to vinyl for the first time. The 18-track compilation will make its debut on wax on May 22. Originally released in 2009, Believers Never Die includes the biggest singles from Fall Out Boy’s pre-hiatus career, such as “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “Dance, Dance” and “This Ain’t a…read more »

Rapper Scarface tests positive for COVID-19: “Don’t play no games with it”

Tibrina Hobson/Getty ImagesDuring a live-streamed interview with Geto Boys cohort Willie D., rapper Scarface revealed that he’s tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Houston rap legend described receiving his test results on Wednesday after being in and out of the hospital for weeks with numerous symptoms: vomiting, fever, pneumonia, and kidney failure. He explained that he was actively practicing social distancing, yet he…read more »

Usher set to executive produce Quibi dance competition series

ABC/Image Group LAUsher is bringing his dance moves to the Quibi streaming service with a dance competition series titled The Sauce. The singer will serve as an executive producer and judge on the show.  Dancing duo Ayo & Teo will serve as the show’s hosts, going city to city to find the dancer with the most sauce. Each week, two teams go head-to-head…read more »