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Snowfall Actor Damson Idris Is a Fan of 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar

[ad_1] Show OutSnowfall star Damson Idris uses hip-hop as a soundtrack for his life.Interview: Bianca TorresEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, coming soon.Damson Idris’ adoration for hip-hop has helped him with his role as Franklin Saint, his character on the hit FX series Snowfall. Born and raised in Peckham, U.K., Damson, 29, was first introduced to old school hip-hop by his older brother then later on to more current hip-hop by his friends. The actor was a huge fan of 50 Cent, but also took to other U.S. artists such as Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. along with U.K. artists like Giggs...

Ice Cube Responds to Criticism for Meeting With President Trump

[ad_1] After news began circulating that Ice Cube met with the Trump administration about the president's Platinum Plan for his potential re-election, Cube faced major backlash. The California rapper was relatively mum leading up to the election, but now he's speaking out and has addressed those who criticized him for working with No. 45's campaign.Cube went on Twitter on Tuesday (Dec. 1) and uploaded a five-minute long video, responding to those who came for him over his decision to work with the Trump administration prior to last month's general election."All the people who dissed what I was doing, you know, I'ma just watch to see what you get out of the whole deal,"...

Ice Cube Is Fed Up With Being Called Out Over Working With Trump

[ad_1] Ice Cube is ticked off at people criticizing him for working with President Trump on the Platinum Plan, a proposal that promises to benefit the Black community and support Black economics, and empowerment.On Thursday morning (Nov. 5), Cube aired out his grievances via Twitter about people calling him out when he says he was merely trying to advocate on the behalf of Black Americans."Let me get this straight, I get the president of the United States to agree to put over half a trillion dollars of capital in the Black Community (without an endorsement) and Niggas are mad at me?😂😂😂...

Ice Cube Working With Trump, According to Senior Advisor

[ad_1] UPDATE (Oct. 14):Ice Cube appears to have responded to claims that he has assisted the Trump administration. After President Trump's Senior Advisor Katrina Pierson revealed that the rapper was working with the administration yesterday, now he's confirmed that he spoke with the Trump campaign regarding the Contract With Black America program."Facts: I put out the CWBA," he tweeted this afternoon. "Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA."ORIGINAL STORY:President Trump may have found himself an unpredictable ally in the rap community.On Tuesday (Oct. 13), Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor for the Trump administration, announced that...