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After years of keeping most of his finances under wraps, the inevitable has become official: Kanye West is a billionaire.

West's wealth shouldn't come as a surprise. His mansion is insane. His namesake shoe is in the race to dethrone Nike Jordans. His in-laws are the country's most famous family, and his buddies include the country's most infamous family. It was only a matter of time.

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Maren Morris, the Grammy-award winning pop powerhouse whose song "The Middle" is nominated for Record of the Year, just released an inspirational music video to accompany her new single "GIRL."

The video–which opens up with a soft-spoken Morris speaking on how women just want "the same as everybody else"–features an eclectic montage of women doing badass stuff. From dancing and yoga to boxing and setting cars on fire, the music video pays homage to all the strong women that inspire Morris. "What you feel is natural," Morris belts on the track's rocking chorus. "Pick yourself up off the kitchen floor." The video additionally shows women devastated, trying to reconcile with the hardships that come with being badasses. "Baby girl, don't you hang your head low," Morris croons. "Don't lose your halo." The track, which was released on January 17th, is already getting praise, specifically from acclaimed actress Nicole Kidman. "Another female country music powerhouse!" she said on her Instagram story. "Your new single is on repeat, Maren Morris!"

As the video comes to a close, it shows Morris belting out the chorus one last time in front of thousands during a stadium show, with gritty electric guitar chords ringing out. "Well, one of the hard things about being a girl is having to answer all these questions about why it's hard to be a girl," Morris says with a laugh as the song trails off. We hear you, Maren. Keep doing your thing. Check out the video below.

Mackenzie Cummings-Grady is a creative writer who resides in the Brooklyn area. Mackenzie's work has previously appeared in The Boston Globe, Billboard, and Metropolis Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @mjcummingsgrady.

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Kylie Jenner…Billionaire?

That's What Forbes Predicts

The rich keep getting richer.

Forbes has Kylie Jenner in mind as the gal who is, "on track to soon be the youngest self-made billionaire ever." At just 20-years-old, the youngest sibling of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan is cruising into billionaire status, sitting on a $900 million mountain that was amassed in under 3 years. But "self-made?" Well sorta.

While her drive, determination, and dollars are impressive, some call Forbes' "self-made" description a bit deceptive. One Twitter user complained, "Calling Kylie Jenner self-made without acknowledging anywhere the incredible head start she had is what allows people to turn around and look at poor people and ask them why they haven't become billionaires yet. Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone." Another chimed in, "Kylie Jenner is not 'self-made' at all. This is the problem with talking about successful people in America. We act like they did it by themselves when that's never the case. And, with people like the Kardashians/Jenners, they were always rich."

Well, haters gonna hate, as they say, but Jenner is taking the backlash to the bank. Her fortune is phenomenal, "thanks in large part to her wildly popular makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics," notes CBS News. She owns all of the cosmetics brand, not to mention the money that pours in from additional endorsement deals, reality show dough, and then some.

Forbes explains, "Another year of growth will make her the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female, trumping Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23."

Jenner Tweeted, "thank you @Forbes for this article and the recognition. I'm so blessed to do what i love everyday. #KylieCosmetics." And that's not lip service.

Lucrative Lip Kit

Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit is the real money maker. After she came out with the news that she plumped her lips professionally, Jenner came out with a fabulous makeup kit for fans seeking to achieve the same look. A liner and lipstick go a long way in creating the perfect pout. And for Jenner, the more sales, the more success. Her mom is her manager, so "momager" Kris gets 10%, but the rest of the money goes right into Jenner's pocket. Hundreds of millions and growing. SWAK!

Famous Friends

The future Mrs. Justin Bieber is close with the Kar-Jens too. Here she's posing with her friend Kylie Jenner for a pic that couldn't get any prettier. Will Kylie be in the bridal party? And more importantly, will Hailey Baldwin use a Lip Kit for her bridal makeup?

Mommy's Got Money

Hey cutie. Do you know your mama's loaded? This little girl will grow up in luxury with a young mom who is filthy rich. With a family full of millionaires and a mom who is about to become a billionaire (according to Forbes), sweet little Stormi will never go without. Hopefully her mom's business sense gets passed down and this girl goes on to do amazing things too. If not, there's always reality TV. Surely Ryan Seacrest's phone number's on speed-dial.

Lingerie All Day

For the first time, we're not paying attention to Kylie's lips. After all, this revealing undergarment set is quite alluring. Confident with her figure and satisfied with showing it off, Kylie proves that a little goes a long way.

Baywatch Beauty

Kylie may be all about the lips but here she puts the "bum" in beach bum. Evidently, Kim's not the only sister in the family with killer curves. The temperature outside was surely hot that day but when Kylie hit the sand, there was a heat wave!


Yes, Kylie was a cutie back in the day, but here we see her before lip injections and whatever else she had "done." It's almost hard to believe this is the same person! Kylie surely changed her appearance over the years, so can we say she is "paying it forward" by letting the world in on her makeup must-haves?

She's a "Barbie Girl"

Pink is powerful, proven by the Barbie-like Kylie in this hot pink swimsuit and matching makeup. The blonde look works for the beauty who seems to change up her style at the drop of a hat. And in this case, the drop of nearly all the rest of her clothes too.


Looking like a million bucks at the last MET Gala, Kylie and her beau Travis Scott are decked out in black hitting the red carpet in true celeb style. As if they're not cool enough, Kylie added a pair of sexy shades to complete the look.

Beauty and Big Bucks

Both of these sisters are beautiful in their own right, but Kendall's the model who also makes millions. Money says she's worth $18 million which is nothing to sneeze at, but compared to her little sis, it's not much. Still, walking Paris runways and shooting provocative pics on tropical islands isn't too shabby. And when her looks fade, she can always hit up Kylie for cash. Or at least use her Lip Kit to freshen up.

Kim Who?

Kim used to be the big shot of the bunch but it looks like Kylie is stealing her thunder. Looks like big sis taught the youngest well - to use social media to propel popularity to the max. Of course, no one could ever replace Kim, but Kylie is stepping out as the star of the money-obsessed family. Kim's no billionaire but she's got her own "assets," so to speak. We're sure she'll be just fine, even if Kylie becomes the hottest thing since Kim's sex tape.

Proud Mama

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Kylie got her business savvy from her mom. Kris Jenner is the "momager" with the most, making her kids rich and famous, and getting a cut of the action. From reality TV to endorsements to businesses and then some, Kris has helped catapult her kids into the limelight, making a buck whenever possible. Some moms help their kids launch lemonade stands. Kris makes Lip Kits a raging success.

Kickin' it with Khloe

Khloe is always fun to be with, so Kylie must love it when she has time to chill with her cool older sister. With matching thigh-high slits, these sassy sisters prove that a great fashion sense runs in the family. Showing lots of skin is a common thread too...

Proud Parent

Could Caitlyn Jenner be more proud? Kylie is surely an inspiration, even for a former Olympian. At such a young age, Caitlyn's daughter is doing amazing things. And not to mention the family discount on Lip Kits!

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If you were to Google "Da YoungFellaz", you would find a resume that's impressive, to say the least. From collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg to their appearance on "Sway In The Morning", Jay Storm from The Bronx and Sho-Biz from Brooklyn have spent the last few years cultivating a name and a reputation that makes them not just one of the most sought-after acts in New York City, but in Hip-Hop period. They've successfully navigated their indie imprint New Rich Entertainment to new heights and only look to add on to their already stellar list of accolades in 2018.

YF's blend of sharp, witty rhymes and their ear for pristine production has helped Da YoungFellaz craft a unique sound that embodies their New York upbringing and their ability to stay ahead of the curve. Throughout the years, Storm and Biz continued to put out bodies of work while performing both home and abroad. Their high work rate and their consistency continues to be the key assets to their success. They have been recognized by the pioneers as being worthy to carry the torch for Hip-Hop by being original and authentic.

Their latest visual for the Bravestarr produced track "The Town" is a subtle offering from YF to start off the new year. Whether it's in a plush Lower Eastside apartment or riding through the streets with the top down, Storm and Biz let it be known that they're more than at home in the space they've created for themselves with LVTRToinne behind the lens capturing it all.

Jay Storm (left) Sho-Biz (right) better known as Da YoungFellazMoritz Eisenschmidt

Though music has always been their primary focus, Da YoungFellaz have embarked on a new endeavor. Back in November, they created the party series 90s vs. Trap. An after-work industry mixer that features Hip-Hop and R&B from the 90s and music from the likes of artists such as 2 Chainz, Migos, etc. The event is hosted by YF themselves with music courtesy of Grammy Award winner and legendary Hip-Hop producer Rockwilder. 90 vs. Trap Part II will take place on January 18th at Katra in New York City. If you're in the NYC area and would like to attend you can RSVP here.

"The Town" is now available on all download and streaming services.

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