Rapper YG teamed with a West Hollywood shop to encourage people to vote, by handing out free bagels. The rapper teamed with the Yeastie Boys bagel shop to hand out the red bagels “F##k Donald Trump” bagels to Compton residents. The rapper’s non-profit organization 4 Hundred Waze sponsored the giveaway, to help keep Donald Trump out of office. In addition to his “F##k Donald Trump” single with Nipsey Hussle, YG opened his ”F##k Donald Trump” tour in San Diego by allowing fans to come on stage and smash a pinata shaped like the Republican presidential candidate.
Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg will co-host Fox’s New Year’s Eve countdown special, the network has announced. This year will be the first time the pair emcee the third annual “New Year’s Revolution,” which was originally hosted by Miami rapper Pitbull. Once again, this year’s event will be held at Miami’s Bayfront Park and will air live on Saturday December 31. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hip-Hop star Common will provide the narration for the upcoming documentary “Two Trains Runnin’.” The documentary, which was directed by Sam Pollard, chronicles the “Freedom Summer” of 1964, where murdered activists including James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—were drawn to the deep South to take part in the Civil Rights movement. At the very same time, two others groups of young men set out on a quest to find Blues legends Skip James and Son House, who hadn’t recorded in decades. They all converged in Mississippi and the documentary, weaves together the history of music and the Civil Rights movement in one of America’s most volatile time periods. In addition to Common, Gary Clark Jr. provides the music. Press screenings are taking place later this month in New York.