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Hot off the release of her latest chart topping effort, “A Seat At The Table”, it’s been announced that singer/songwriter Solange will be the musical guest on the Nov. 5 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will serve as host. The announcement was made on Saturday as actor Tom Hanks served as host and Lady Gaga was the musical guest. “SNL” kicked off it’s new season earlier this month when The Weeknd performed “Starboy” and “False Alarm” followed by Bruno Mars last weekend. She has released visuals for the singles “Cranes In The Sky” and the Sampha assisted “Don’t Touch My Hair”, but it’s unclear which tracks she’ll perform on “SNL.” Fans will have to tune in on Nov. 5 to see what she has in store for them. Motown legend Smokey Robinson stopped by radio show “The Breakfast Club” to promote his new skin care line, but went in depth on other topics, including how Berry  Gordy founded Motown Records and started a musical revolution, being an artist playing gigs in the south during Jim Crow, writing over 4,000 songs and more. He revealed that Motown had artist development. Each act was required to attend classes to learn how to be artist. They had battles, and brought residents in from the street to determine which songs they liked before they released them. He’s know Diana Ross since she was 7 and Aretha Franklin since he was 8. He also revealed that when touring the south, they couldn’t use bathrooms, they were shot at, and couldn’t stay in hotels. Another bomb shell was the fact that he recently learned that his father ran away from home at age 12 after stabbing a white boy while defending himself. However, he doesn’t know any of his father’s family. He also shared his views on today’s music, and who and what he listens to. He added that he’s spoken with Nelly regarding collaborating. He recently worked with Pharrell Williams on a song for a movie, but it didn’t make the cut. He also revealed whether fans will get a Smokey Robinson movie. Singer/songwriter/producer Babyface surprised fans when he announced that he’d compete on “Dancing With The Stars.” He actually did very well, lasting four weeks. He recently appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” where he discussed Peebles’ lawsuit against the TLC biopic and stated his opinion regarding whether she stole money from the group, or the film got it wrong. Regarding music, he talked about working with Mary J. Blige, the music she makes inspired by her life and relationships and if he thinks she should continue singing sad songs. Atlanta rapper Eearz keeps haters at bay by showing love in the visual for the single “Showing Love”, which features Jim Jones and Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi. Back in July, Billboard magazine along with 1800 Tequila hosted a four part homecoming concert which featured Rae Sremmurd and producer/Ear Drummers member Mike Will Make It, Two-9, Eearz and 2 Chainz, among others. Many turned up to provide the ideal setting for the recording of the visual. No doubt, there’s more to come. It’s been announced that Jay Z is looking to get voters out to the polls with a concert to support Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton. The concert will take place in Cleveland OH. The hip hop mogul is looking to galvanize young African American voters in several battle ground states in order to defeat Republican opponent Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. The Clinton campaign has reportedly struggled to excite young voters of color, and Jay Z’s show will be “one of the last major voter mobilization moves the campaign will make before election day”, according to Buzzfeed News. The Brooklyn native has been outspoken regarding several issues, particularly police brutality, as heard on the single “Spiritual”, release via Tidal. The track, which surfaced after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, was released along with a statement. His wife Beyoncé endorsed Clinton at this year’s Made In America music festival, which took place Labor Day weekend and was hosted by  Bill Clinton.