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Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya Got Snubbed at the Golden Globes and We're Over It

Black Twitter is not having it. But also, #Oprah2020.

Last night's Golden Globes were a rather eventful occasion that saw Hollywood's biggest names gather in Beverly Hills celebrate achievements in film and television.

While we were all rooting for Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya to win in their respective categories—not only because we "root for everybody black," but also because they were undeniably deserving—neither of our favorites took home awards.

It seems that most folks on the internet shared in our disappointment in the fact that black talent was once again snubbed. But sadly, no one was really surprised by this. It's the same story every year.

Issa did, however, win the red carpet.


But as always, black excellence still pushes through. Sterling K. Brown take home an award for Best Actor in a TV series for his role in This Is Us, and Aunty Oprah became the first black women to earn the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Her profound speech was the highlight of the show, and all anyone really cared to talk about. We are now all in agreement that Oprah Winfrey must be the next president of the United States. #Oprah2020

Watch Oprah's unforgettable speech below.

The other big talk of the night was the collective fashion statement made by those in attendance. Following the sexual assault crisis that has rocked Hollywood for the past several months, many of its biggest names showed up to the awards to declare that "time's up" on decades-long sexual misconduct in the industry by wearing all black as an "act of solidarity" with victims.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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