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Issa Rae to Join 'Black-ish' Star Marsai Martin in Upcoming Comedy 'Little'

The 'Insecure' star is the second cast member to join 13-year-old Martin's highly-anticipated film debut.

Issa Rae will join Black-ish actor Marsai Martin in the upcoming Universal Picture's comedy 'Little."

The film, which was is being produced by 13-year-old Martin, "centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Martin), when the pressures of adulthood become too much," reports Deadline. The young talent also came up with the initial idea for the film. Will Packer and Tina Gordon are set to direct.


Though Rae's role is yet to be announced, it makes sense that she would play the adult version of Martin's character—we'll have to wait a little longer to find out for sure though.

Little will open on September 20, 2019.

It's an exciting time for Rae, who was recently named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People last month, and won a Peabody for her work on her hit TV series Insecure. It was announced last year that the actor and writer is also set to star in the upcoming film The Hate You Give based on the Angela Thomas novel of the same name.

Listen to WurlD's New 'Love Is Contagious' EP

A sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind.

Nigerian-American singer WurlD drops his new 9-song EP, Love Is Contagious.

The new release, which is led by popular singles like "Show You Off" featuring Walshy Fire & Shizzi and "Contagious," sees the blue-haired WurlD blending elements of Nigerian juju music with pop and R&B;, making for a captivating and energetic fusion.

"Love is Contagious is a conversation about love, from the infatuation stage to drowning in the emotion to the commitment stage," mentions WurlD. "This EP is something everyone can relate to at some point in their lives. It has always been my goal to add a different range to the conversation and Love is Contagious does that, taking my fans and family on the journey a man goes through finding himself in love."

WurlD's creates "a sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind," wrote our contributor Joey Akan in an exclusive interview piece with the Lagos-born singer.

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Social Media Is Doodling On Pictures of Burundi's President In Support of Arrested Schoolgirls

Folks online are using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls to remind Burundi's president that scribbling is not a crime.

Last week, three Burundian schoolgirls were taken into custody after doodling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in their textbooks. The girls, all under the age of 18, face up to five years in prison for the act.

Now folks on social media are rallying behind the girls, using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls. People are not only voicing their unwavering support for the young girls against the heavy hand of the president, they're also using it as an opportunity to share pictures of the president with their own doodles.

In true elementary form, some images show the president with playfully drawn-on mustaches, hats and hair. One of the more creative doodles shows the president with a curled mustached and a short blue wig on.

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Nasty C. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C Says The EP He’s Working on With NO I.D. Will Sound “Close to Home”

Nasty C says the songs on the EP he's working on with No I.D. "will sound so close to home, it will feel like they should be our gospel songs."

By now you should know Nasty C is working on some music with No I.D.. Ever since images of the South African rapper and producer in studio with No I.D. and Big Sean hit the internet about a month ago, we've all been kept guessing.

However, Nasty recently shared some new details about the project. While talking to Slikour in an interview that was published on Slikour On Life, the Durban rapper shared what the response to his sophomore album Strings and Bling (2018) meant to him.

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