Just in time for some additional heat this summer, acclaimed Grammy Award-winning Nabate Isles released his debut album, “Eclectic Excursions,” July 20. This multitalented Sirius XM NBA radio personality/prolific trumpeter/composer is one of the busiest men in show business. With a taste of what’s to come, Isles kicked everything off with the single “Find Your Light,” featuring Alita Moses. As a summer bonus, listeners will also get the riveting track “Laid Back,” which features Elghi, one of the most prolific lyricists in hip-hop who brings a fiery flow with Isles’ seductive trumpet, topped with the soulful sounds of popular Canadian singer JRDN.
Talk about big balling. Beyoncé and JAY-Z earned a combined $147 million last year. So, it is no surprise that there are reports they were spotted in Ponza, Italy, aboard the $180 million Kismet Yacht, which they are renting for $1.4 million a week from billionaire Shahid Khan, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. Beyoncé was photographed holding one of their 1-year-old twins Rumi and Sir, who are rarely seen.
Showtime is doubling down on Lena Waithe, signing the Emmy-winning writer (and creator of “The Chi”) to a new first-look deal, says the Hollywood Reporter. The arrangement comes on the heels of the first season of “The Chi,” one that drew positive critical attention and a quick sophomore renewal for the Chicago-set drama. “I have been a fan of Showtime for as long as I can remember. It’s going to be a fun ride,” said Waithe.
July has been a big month for weddings. July 21, rapper Pusha T tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Va. Celebs in attendance included Pharrell Williams, who was best man, and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. July 22, R&B crooner Tank and his girlfriend of 18 years, Zena Foster, were married at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Star power there included Jamie Foxx, who was a groomsman, Michael B. Jordan, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett.