On April 23, singer Beyoncé released the visual “Leomonade” on HBO, followed by the album after an hour long presentation. The visual featured Serena Williams, Zendaya, Amanda Stenberg and other black women, continuing the theme of her “Formation” video. Beyoncé also seems to be  angrily venting after discovering that her man cheated on her, lending merit to the rumor that husband Jay Z cheated during the Jay Z/Solange elevator fight. Some within social media speculate that Beyoncé is merely channeling her parents infidelity. Others liken “Lemonade” to  how black women are viewed and survive in society. “Lemonade” is the singer’s sixth studio album and features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Jack white and James Blake. Tidal has described the album as “a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing.” “Lemonade” can be streamed on Tidal. As the days following the untimely death of Prince march on, the world will get a glimpse of what could have happened during his final days. Several sources have reported that he nearly overdosed on the pain killer Percocet, six days before his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois following an Atlanta concert. It was reported that the singer took the drug to help his chronic hip pain following hip surgery six years ago. Now, it’s been reported that his body was secretly cremated and a small, intimate ceremony was held at his compound. Percussionist Sheila E and bassist Larry Graham were among those seen entering the entertainer’s home for the ceremony. An autopsy was performed on Friday and results will be released in a few weeks. Rapper Drake made everyone’s Sunday much more interesting after sharing the artwork for his forthcoming album “Views From the 6”. Social media site Twitter was flooded with reactions as excitement continues to build for the release of the album. The image, featuring Drake perched on top of the iconic Toronto CN Tower, was posted to the rapper’s social media pages yesterday. Robert Diaz, known professionally as Punkinhead aka PH, has graced concert posters, albums covers and You Tube links as well. But, over the weekend the late rapper made his biggest headline yet. A street named in  his honor in his old neighborhood. Over 100 friends, family and admirers gathered at the corner of DeGraw Ave. and 4 Ave. in Brooklyn’s Park Slope on Saturday morning. The block of DeGraw Ave. between 4 and 5 Ave., where PH grew up, has been officially renamed Robert “PH” Diaz way, after the Brooklyn MC who died in June 2015. Diaz’s gruff voice and comical punchlines made him a staple of the underground and battle rap scenes. During his nearly 20 year career, he worked with Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Immortal Technique, Murs, Del The Funky Homosapien and others. He is best remembered for the 2005 album “Orange Moon Over Brooklyn”, which was released on Rawkus Records.

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