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Your Zumba workout just got better. According to the Associated Press, producer Timbaland has signed to produce some songs for the Zumba fitness brand’s new workout called Strong. Instead of latin music based classes, Strong by Zumba is designed to help people get through workouts with more ease and inspire people to push their limits at the gym. As the distrust of police in black and brown communities continues and more cell phone videos capture fatal encounters, it seems that celebrities are the next demographic to film their police encounters. Hip Hop/R&B duo Ja Rule and Ashanti recently came in contact with police. On Aug. 9, Ashanti filmed the  interaction briefly on Snapchat. While it’s unclear what happened, Ashanti can be heard angrily asking why they  have to step out of the car. The clip later switches to Ashanti who’s all smiles as she heads to the gym and assures followers that as is well. It looks like rapper Drake’s father is about to steal the spotlight from his superstar son. Sixty-year-old Dennis Graham is ready to show the world where Drake got his musical talent from. TMZ managed to get a visual of Graham’s forthcoming single “Kinda Crazy.”  The tune is worth a listen. Fantasia has earned her second No. 1 album on the three-year-old R&B Albums chart as “The Definition Of” sold 30,000 copies during the week ending Aug. 4, according to Nielsen Music. The singer previously reached the top of that chart with 2013’s “Side Effects Of You”, which sold 91,000 copies. On the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, it’s Fantasia’s fifth album to reach the top three of the chart. She’s previously lead with “Side Effects Of You” and 2010’s “Back To Me.” The new album’s second single, “Sleeping With The One I Love”, has risen from number 17-16, up 20 percent in plays during the week ending Aug. 7. “Definition’s” lead single, “No Time For It”, became Fantasia’s 10th top 10 hit on the chart earlier in 2016, peaking at No. 6 on the chart during the week ending April 16. In the meantime, Fantasia earns a No. 22 debut on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which measures artist popularity across all genres. With cases of police brutality making headlines across the nation, Oklahoma City rapper Jabee has put his wisdom on wax with a track titled “Monument” , featuring Chuck D. of Public Enemy. The Emmy award winning MC, who won the award in 2014 for promoting the Science Museum Oklahoma with the song “What If?”, stated during an interview that he teamed with Chuck D after receiving a tweet that his music had the potential to change the world. The duo began the process of working together from that point. “Black Future” will be available on iTunes tomorrow. Chocolate Droppa, the rhyming alter ego of comedian Kevin Hart, has signed with Motown Records. The rapper’s first album under the agreement will be released this fall. No additional information regarding the project, including collaborators, when a lead single is expected, have been revealed. Stay tuned.