Yebba’s ‘Dawn’ proves that she’s pop music’s biggest rising star
26-year-old Memphis native, Abigail “Yebba” Smith, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, ready to be the next top ten artist. Under the label, she released her debut single, “Evergreen.” Since then, she has collaborated with the likes of Sam Smith, Stormzy, A$AP Rocky and Smino. In preparation for the release of her newest album, Yebba appeared at the latest Tiny Desk (Home) concert on Sept. 8. Yebba’s debut album “Dawn” is as enchanting as it is moving. Released Sept. 10 through RCA Records, the album title was inspired by her mother who passed away in 2016.themiamihurricane.com
Dionne Warwick on her Twitter fame, tour plans and collaborating with artists like Chance the Rapper
The legendary singer tells Wesley Lowery her niece pushed her onto the social media platform, where her tweets have become a sensation. See Lowery's profile of Warwick on 60 Minutes Plus, streaming now on Paramount Plus.cbsnews.com
Rapper DMX found unresponsive at New York home
Embed from Getty ImagesRapper DMX reportedly collapsed at his home in White Plains, New York on April 2, around 11 p.m. 2 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, but acting credits in movies like “Romeo Must Die.” The New York rapper is also credited with many TV appearances where he played himself. Chance the Rapper tweeted out on Saturday saying “DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021Other celebrities such as Missy Elliott, T.I. The motorcycle group known as the “Ruff Ryders” appeared Sunday in front of the hospital DMX is currently at to pay tribute to the rapper.themiamihurricane.com
Chance the Rapper says Chicago singer Jeremih is being released from the hospital
When news broke on Nov. 14, Chance the Rapper, among other musicians, took to social media to ask for his fans’ support, writing: “Please if you can, take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih. He is like a brother to me, and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus, so if you can for me, please please say a prayer over him.”chicagotribune.com
Chance the Rapper advocates for Chicago teachers
(CNN) - Chance the Rapper donned a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt while hosting "Saturday Night Live" in a show of support to the teachers who have been on strike. Chicago teachers have been on strike since October 17 demanding more support staff, higher raises and limits to class size. Chicago Public Schools is the third biggest school district in the country. Michelle Gunderson, a public school teacher and trustee for the teacher's union, tweeted during SNL that the bargaining team was working but took a break to watch the rapper. Several SNL cast members were seen at the end of the show wearing Chicago Teachers Union T-shirts.
Chance the Rapper postpones tour to raise family
CHICAGO - Chance the Rapper is pushing back his tour until next year. But, before you freak out, he has a really, really good reason: his family. The rapper became a father to another baby girl, Marli, just last week, in a revelation posted on Instagram by his wife Kirsten Bennett. Chance's "The Big Day" tour was scheduled to kick off September 14 in San Francisco, hitting 34 cities. Now, the tour will kick off January 15, though the Chicago show and his festival commitments are still on.
Kanye West brings Sunday Service to his hometown of Chicago
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images via CNN(CNN) - Kanye West decided to grace his hometown of Chicago with Sunday Service this weekend. The rapper held his signature hip-hop and gospel pop-up event on Chicago's Northerly Island for a crowd of eager fans. For those who missed it, you can watch a replay of the Chicago event on the Sunday Service website. For the unacquainted, West has been taking Sunday Service on the road in performances across the country. Chicago's Sunday Service comes just weeks ahead of an anticipated new album from West.
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival After turning 16 last month, the president's oldest daughter made new friends at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago. Accompanied by the Secret Service, Malia stayed through Chance the Rapper's finale. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com