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Kanye Announces New Collab W/ Dr. Dre & Launches New Biblical Opera Production

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Kanye West and Dre. Dre recently announced they are working on a sequel to West’s latest albumJesus Is King Part II. Both West and Dre have worked with other huge names in hip-hop including JAY-Z and Nas, but this will be the first time they have worked together so closely. Kanye has always been vocal about his appreciation for Dre, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists in history.

 


“I first met Dre in December of 2003. He asked me to produce a track for The Game,” West said. “At first I was star-struck, but within 30 minutes I was begging him to mix my next album. He’s the definition of a true talent: Dre feels like God placed him here to make music, and no matter what forces are aligned against him, he always ends up on the mountaintop.”

 

This announcement was followed by Kaye also announcing the launch of his first  Biblical opera production, “Nebuchadnezzar” which is directed by Vanessa Beecroft, an Italian British performance artist who has worked on and off with West since 2008. The two artists previously teamed up on his “808s & Heartbreak” album experience at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles, “Runaway” music video and the Yeezus tour, among other projects.

The opera is scheduled to take place Sunday, November 24th in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. The performance is named after and ancient Babylon King and will feature music from Kanye’s Sunday Service Series.

 

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Miss South Africa Wins “Miss Universe Pageant” Held At Tyler Perry Studios

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Miss South Africa was crown Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after an elaborate presentation of the Miss Universe Pageant which was held at Tyler Perry Studios for the first time. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in the televised event, hosted by Steve Harvey.

During a new segment of the show, Zozibini gave a closing speech where she spoke of wanting to empower young women to feel confident.

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful,” she said in her last response. “I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

Her speech received strong applause from the audience.

 


The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico. For the first time in history, African/American women are holding the top winning spots in the pageant world.

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Former President Obama delivers holiday gifts at Washington children’s hospital

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Former President Obama, visited Children’s National hospital in Washington on Wednesday dressed as Santa. Obama came equipped with a sack to deliver presents to children and families for the holidays.

 

 

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Kanye West Opens Up About Serving God & Performs Sunday Services at Lakewood

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Kanye appeared at Joel Osteen’s church today where he did a full interview speaking on his recent transition to Christianity, what the process of change has been like for him so far, and about the process of creating his current album. Following the interview Kanye and his team performed their traveling “Sunday Service” pop up experience. Watch the full interview and performance below:

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Prior to the service, you’ll see the Lakewood Praise collective opening up along with their featured guest for this weekend Tauren Wells. Just so you don’t miss any parts of this recap video, we have included the time stamps below for easy and quick viewing:

  • Interview with Kanye starts at 47:18
  • Tauren Wells Solo Guest Performance 32:17
  • Joel Osteen’s Prayer 28:32

 

Watch The Performance of Kanye’s Sunday Service at Lakewood:

 

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