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Exclusive: Fabolous Shares His Favorite Album Of The Year

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Beck won Album of the Year, Kanye West thought Beyonce should’ve taken home the award, and rapper Fabolous thinks the one person who actually had the best album wasn’t even nominated.

During Roc Nation’s pre-Grammy brunch, HipHollywood caught up with Fabolous to talk about who he thinks had the best LP of 2014. “I would have to say between my album, The Young OG Project and I liked J. Cole’s album a lot too.”

Fab tells us that he is currently working on the re-release of his digital album that he released on Christmas day. “We are going to re-release it with a CD, a tape and a vinyl. Like a limited collectors edition,” he said. “It’s cool.”

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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