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Bourgeois Brief: Kevin Hart Details His Plans to Become a Mogul, Lil Uzi Vert Announces Summer Tour, Trayvon Martin Docuseries to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival & More!

Bourgeois Brief: Kevin Hart Details His Plans to Become a Mogul, Lil Uzi Vert Announces Summer Tour, Trayvon Martin Docuseries to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival & More!

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Kevin Hart Talks Big Money Moves at Variety Summit

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart took center stage at the Variety Massive Summit Wednesday.  “I want to be a billionaire…I’m 38. By the time I’m 45, you guys are going to be telling a completely different story,” he said, before detailing his plans to grow his production company, HartBeat Prods.  He also spoke about the power of his social media influence, which currently stands at 100 million followers.  Get more insight into his keynote speech at Variety.

Lil Uzi Vert Heads On Tour with G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign

This summer looks to be an action-packed tour season.  Lil Uzi Vert will co-headline The Endless Summer Tour with G-Eazy.  Ty Dolla $ign is set to open.  The tour kicks off in July in Seattle and wraps in early September in Miami.  See all the tour dates at SPIN.

Tink Bounces Back After Breaking Deal with Timbaland

Tink recently made headlines after breaking free of her contract with Timbaland’s label.  But the rapper/singer is wasting no time releasing new music.  She’ll release the Pain & Pleasure EP March 30, and she’s dedicating the project to her fans.  “I need all my supporters to mark the date,” she wrote on Instagram.  Get more details at VIBE.

JAY-Z-helmed Trayvon Martin Docuseries to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a docuseries executive produced by JAY-Z, will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.  The series is being touted as the definitive look at Martin’s life and tragic death.  The festival will also serve as a launch pad for several other series.  Diversity is in the spotlight this year; most notably, 44 of this year’s accepted films were directed by women.  Find out more at EW.

The Weeknd and Bruno Mars Set to Headline Lollapalooza 2018

This summer’s Lollapalooza lineup is jam-packed with major stars.  The Weeknd and Bruno Mars are set to headline.  Other performers include Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Khalid, and Kali Uchis, among many others.  Get the full lineup at the official Lollapalooza website.

Tidbits

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Tessa Thompson cast in Men In Black spinoff [Variety]

Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood tapped to host Daytime Emmys [Variety]

Explore the legacy of Basquiat crowns [Bevel]

Snoop Dogg’s new gospel album reviewed [Vulture]

Lion Babe releases video for sultry “Honey Dew” [Rolling Stone]

Food for thought

Hip hop is the top streaming genre in the U.S., but it looks like we’re not alone.  Vulture’s Corinna Burford details the UK’s rising rap class and reflects on their prevalence at this year’s SXSW festival:

This year, a mix of genres dubbed by London artist Kojo Funds in the last year as Afro-swing took over, with musicians from around London blending Afro-pop, rap, R&B, dancehall, and grime in one of the most vibrant, high-energy shows of the festival.

Read her full piece here.

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