On Tuesday, March 16, a white male shot eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were Asian American women.

The victims have been identified as Delaina Ashley Yuan, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Julie Park, 70s; and Hyeon Jeong Park, 50s.

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Are You Dreaming This?: Donald Glover's Amazon Deal Proves That 2021 Is Just a Weird Dream

Why would a remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith star Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge?

Things just seem a bit off lately, don't they? Not quite real?

If you're not feeling it yet, that might be because you haven't yet looked into the insane eight-figure deal that Donald Glover just signed with Amazon.

Previously we talked about how Armie Hammer's disturbing DMs and Elizabeth Smart on "Masked Dancer" were signs that this whole year might be a fever dream. But with the new details of writer-producer-actor-rapper-comedian Donald Glover's massive deal with Amazon, we can now confirm that the events of 2021 are all in your head.

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On November 19, southern rap legends Jeezy and Gucci Mane will battle on the season 2 premiere of Verzuz. Fellow Atlanta emcee T.I. was Jeezy's original opponent, but swapping him for Gucci Mane has piqued rap fan's interest more than the original matchup. Because, unlike a majority of the previous Verzuz's battles, this one has a lot of personal history attached.

Many in Hip-Hop believed Jeezy versus Gucci Mane would never happen. Their relationship deteriorated almost instantly after their first time working together. In 2005, their collaboration on "Icy" became a hit in the southern region. Animosity grew when both men were gearing up to release their debut albums and felt "Icy" should appear on their respective projects.

"Icy" wound up on Gucci's album Trap House. Jeezy stated that he didn't receive royalties. Both men have denied that their differences started over the song's ownership, but the tension between the two would make its way to wax shortly.

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Faye Webster's New Song Is Emotional, but "In a Good Way"

On her first new song of the year, the Atlanta singer-songwriter is a little less lonely.

With her sublime, stripped-back folk-pop, Faye Webster has a penchant for plainspoken lyricism that cuts deep.

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Hott LockedN just dropped "Fake Beef," a collaboration with his label boss, 2 Chainz.

The release was accompanied by a visual directed by Paige Harmon. It's the latest of the #TRUsday singles, which have dropped every Tuesday since the start of 2020 in the lead-up to the release of 2 Chainz' label T.R.U.'s mixtape, No Face No Case.

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T.R.U., which stands for The Real University, is a label founded by legendary Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz in 2019. It "posits a platform for personal success while providing a home to a rising vanguard of hip-hop talent from Atlanta's various zones," according to the press release.

With No Face No Case, T.R.U. has brought together a huge variety of rising and established talents, including Sleepy Rose, Skooly, Quavo, and more to create an intoxicating and heady collaboration, perfect for late nights and filled with equal parts rage and effortlessly undeniable star power.

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Everything We Know About "Atlanta" Seasons 3 and 4

One of the best shows on TV will return next year.

Donald Glover's surrealist masterpiece Atlanta is coming back.

But we'll just have to wait for it. Since Season 2 dropped in 2018, fans have been waiting with bated breath to hear when (or if) the show will return, and now we know that we're officially getting seasons 3 and 4.

There's a catch, though; the next two seasons won't drop until 2021. However, season 3 will be longer than the first two seasons, featuring ten episodes instead of eight. Even better, both seasons will be filmed at the same time, so the two will likely drop in rapid succession.

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"The plan is that one would air I think in January, so early next year. And then the other would air, I think, later that year, somewhere around the fall," said John Landgraff, the CEO of FX. "There'll be less than a year break between them."

As for the plot, apparently some of Atlanta's next installments might be taking place far outside the city that gives the show its name. Season 2 ended with Paper Boi receiving an offer from Clark County, a rapper who invited Alfred to tour with him, and it seems that the third season will pick up where the previous one left off, following Paper Boi and crew on a European tour.

This summer, Glover explained that the third season of Atlanta will be more accessible than the previous seasons. "I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records," he stated. "I feel like this is our 'Graduation.' This is probably our most accessible but also the realest — an honest version of it — and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album."

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The past eight episodes, which comprised "Atlanta Robbin' Season," were not exactly accessible. Featuring a horrifically beautiful sequence that starred Donald Glover as a reclusive murderer in whiteface, a bizarre party at Drake's house juxtaposed against a discussion of simulation theory, a stint in haunted woods, and many more labyrinthine misadventures, Atlanta season 2 set the bar stratospherically high. There are few shows that portray both absurdity and reality with such precision and elegance, and so even if we have to wait for the next season, whatever comes next will be worth the delay.

In the meantime, Glover—who writes, executive produces, directs, and stars in Atlanta—has had a busy few years, so he can be forgiven for the delay. He played Simba in The Lion King, released music that included the Grammy-winning single "This Is America," headlined Coachella, and even announced that he was joining the campaign of presidential candidate Andrew Yang as creative consultant. If anyone knows how to bend and shape media to his will, it's Glover, and so his endorsement could potentially have significant influence on the race.

Regardless, by the time 2021 rolls around, we'll have a new president—which could be good or bad—but either way, we know we'll be able to laugh, cry, cringe, and dance along to more Atlanta come the next New Year.

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