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Queer Eye’s Karamo Set to Release New Memoir – The Color Brief January 8

Queer Eye’s Karamo Set to Release New Memoir – The Color Brief January 8

Queer Eye’s resident culture expert Karamo Brown is set to tell his life story in his first-ever memoir.  Titled Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, the book will be published by Gallery Books March 5 and is already available for pre-orders. 

Though the Queer Eye reboot is a relatively new phenomenon, Brown has been a reality TV fixture since he appeared on the Real World: Philadelphia in 2004.

In the book, he’ll discuss his upbringing, his experiences attending an HBCU, his issues with colorism, and his life as a gay single father of two boys, among many other issues.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow Queer Eye cast members Tan France and Antoni Porowski, who also landed high-profile book deals.  

In Other News…

On Monday, veteran rapper Nas released a clip for the song “Cops Shot the Kid”.  The single appeared on his 2018 7-song album, Nasir. The video details an incident of police brutality and features a cameo from Slick Rick, whose classic song “Children’s Story” is prominently sampled on the track.

21 Savage has the number one album in the country for the second week in a row.  In a sleepy, post-holiday sales week, his latest release I Am > I Was topped the Billboard 200 with 65,000 units.

And last but not least, the official Governor’s Ball lineup has been announced.  Tyler the Creator, SZA, Nas, and BROCKHAMPTON are some of the biggest acts expected to take the stage May 31-June 2 at New York’s Randall’s Island Park.

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Jordan Peele’s Us Set to Open SXSW – The Color Brief January 9

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Diversity Rules the Golden Globes - The Color Brief January 7

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