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… Periscope is a new, live video sharing platform allowing users to share their life with the world. But for Adeea Rogers (Trendy Socialite), Christine St.Vil (Moms N Charge™) and Pamela Booker (Koils By Nature),the new platform is used for much more than just day-to-day life. The dynamic trio decided to start #BlackBizScope to help Black businesses be discovered and gain a new following via Periscope. “… Black Biz Scope is a community that provides services that facilitate Black-Owned businesses (service and/or product driven) by providing a hub to market, target, identify, and expand their brand,” said St.Vil in an interview with The Huffington Post.
[Madamenoire]


Prince Compares Record Contracts To “Slavery”…Teams Up With Tidal

… After inviting a group of approximately 900 journalists to his estate in Minneapolis for an impromptu listening party and celebration, he announced his new album, HitNRun, which will be released on subscription-based streaming service Tidal, the Huffington Post reports. The evening of the shindig, a select group of 10 journalists were invited to travel deeper into the estate for a private chat. No questions were off-limits, but the reporters were not allowed to record or take notes. “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word — slavery,” he told the group, according to Buzz Feed.
[Madamenoire]


Jay Electronica’s Latest Twitter Rant Calls Out “Coons & Fake Gangstas”

The next best thing to a Jay Electronica album we’re apparently never getting is a Jay Electronica Twitter rant. The Roc Nation artist… is notorious for stirring up a frenzy on social media … “Be clear I have zero respect for any so called thug that will bang on his own brother and ppl and community but pu**y up when cops come,” he complained. “You rapping about blasting one of your own over absolutely nothing. Why ain’t you blasting on the judge or the da or the cops?” While it’s unclear what Jay was listening to set him off, anyone up on today’s Hip-Hop music can push play and apply the “if the shoe fits” model here.
[HipHopWired]


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