Pop, Lock And Recap: 8/10 Edition


words and artwork by Badhaftu Kadir


Mariah Carey, the Diva herself has agreed to be on next season of Fox’s Empire, hopefully making it the most dramatic season yet.


Teens, our society's most influential demographic, are back at it again getting NBC's The Voice to accept Snapchat video submissions as a chance to be on the shows premiere.


Who will survive in America? Six years later and the question seems to have gotten more relevant. Vic Mensa and friends were stopped and accosted by police for stealing right after spending thousands at Barneys. 


Potential best friends, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, have a VH1 cooking show in the making. 


Brand ambassador Kendrick Lamar stars in a new ad for Reebok, where he talks about wearing classics as a kid and gives us a little freestyle.


The FTC is cracking down on celebrity Instagram posts and being more clear when they're doing an ad or have a sponsored post. Not that anyone is really confused how many people can really love waist trainers.


Keeping busy after his latest collab with Metro Boomin, 21 Savage is trying his hand at modeling. He's starring in a lookbook for Off White, Kanye's bestie Virgil Abloh's brand. 


Reading List

Winona Uninterrupted

Why Is the Term "Latinx" So Important?

Four Latinx activists talk about community, identity, pain, and unity.

President Barack Obama Says, "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"

Let’s Talk About The Album That Actually Made Usher An Icon


Music Suggestions

Oblige - James Fauntleroy

Start Over - Ferrari Ferrell ft Lil Yachty

Petty - E-40 ft Kamaiyah

Don't Do It For You No More - PARTYNEXTDOOR

Let Me Love You - DJ Snake (vocals Justin Bieber) 

Big Amount - 2 Chainz ft Drake

773 Freestyle - Vic Mensa & Joey Purp

Gemini Feed - BANKS



It pays to be curious this week just don't get too close to the flame! Here’s your week.