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‘I have no regrets’- Oprah Winfrey reveals why she has no kids or got married in her 33 year relationship

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Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she didn’t have kids or get married to her man Stedman Graham, who she has been with for 33 years and engaged to for 27 years.

The 65-year-old media mogul got engaged to her long-time partner Stedman Graham in 1992. Though they are still together, they never got married or had kids.

Speaking to People magazine, Oprah revealed that she has no regrets over deciding to not marry or have children.

Winfrey told People that she did consider becoming a mother following Graham’s proposal, but felt it was the one job she might not be cut out for.

She said: “At one point in Chicago I had bought an additional apartment because I was thinking, ‘Well, if we get married, I’m going to need room for children’.”

She added that she decided against having children because she witnessed “the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother” during her years on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

“I realized, ‘Whoa, I’m talking to a lot of messed-up people, and they are messed up because they had mothers and fathers who were not aware of how serious that job is, I don’t have the ability to compartmentalize the way I see other women do. It is why, throughout my years, I have had the highest regard for women who choose to be at home [with] their kids, because I don’t know how you do that all day long” Winfrey said.

"No regrets" Oprah Winfrey says as she reveals why she chose not to have kids or get married after being engaged to Stedman Graham for 27 years

Winfrey continued by explaining why she and Graham decided to remain engaged for so long. She admitted that she believes things “would have changed” between them if they had gotten married.

She said: “I used to think about this all the time, that I was working these 17-hour days, and so were my producers, and then I go home and I have my two dogs and I have Stedman, who’s letting me be who I need to be in the world.

“He’s never demanding anything from me like, ‘Where’s my breakfast? Where’s my dinner?’ Never any of that, which I believed would have changed had we married.”

Winfrey added: “Both he and I now say, ‘If we had married, we would not be together’.

Oprah says till date, she still stands by her decision to not marry or have kids. She said she “filled that maternal fold” with charitable work.

She explained: “I have not had one regret about that. “I also believe that part of the reason why I don’t have regrets is because I got to fulfil it in the way that was best for me: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.”

“Those girls fill that maternal fold that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill — I’m overflowed with maternal.”

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Ghanaian captain of Oral Roberts University football team, Eugene Quaynor killed in car crash

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Eugene Quaynor,  a team captain on the Oral Roberts University men’s soccer team — was tragically killed in a fiery car crash in Oklahoma this week. He was just 23 years old.

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Lyricist Vows to Restore Storytelling in Hip-Hop

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Two years since the release of his ‘Intellect Is Power’ album, Chicago lyricist Intellect reminds listeners with ‘Intellectual Intelligence’ that Chicago is still an epicenter when it comes to producing superb Hip-Hop artists. Blazing a trail of his own like the city heroes that came before him, Intellect lets his versatility reflect in both hardcore slapping records for core Hip-Hop lovers and sensual mood chillers for the listener that requires a break from gritty rhymes. ‘Intellectual Intelligence’ hits all streaming platforms September 8th.
“I take the ordinary and put my own twist on it. That is what makes me stand out not to mention that my word play is elevated. Greatness is as greatness does. Dare to be great. That’s a code I live by, and I want those that listen to my music to understand that.” – Intellect
“If we are speaking on Intellect’s rap techniques, they exceed! He orchestrates seamless flows, complex rhymes, and witty punchlines.” FM Hip-Hop
“With more than a point to prove and a needle to adjust on the creativity meter, Intellect is set to disrupt the system and he plans to do so with his first task of business seen in his upcoming visual, Ephesians 6:11. “Putting on the armor of God” as the title (and verse) references, Intellect is equipped for war with his lethal lyrical delivery.” APEX Coture
“Not forced to be part of a movement that everyone is finding trendy at the moment, the Chicago native pairs cultivated lyrics of persuasion with his colorful metaphors.” – Hip Hop Since 1987
“the Chicago native pairs cultivated lyrics of persuasion with his colorful metaphors that he’s becoming recognizable for and does so with ease.”Hip Hop Magazine
“Blazing a trail of his own like the city heroes that came before him, Intellect lets his versatility reflect in both hardcore slapping records for core Hip-Hop lovers and sensual mood chillers for the listener that requires a break from gritty rhymes.” – DJ Iceberg
“Chicago-bred rapper Intellect is defining what it means to be a lyrical rapper in 2022. His style can be described as versatile, unique, confident, and honest.” – Remixd Magazine
‘Intellectual Intelligence’ comes on the heels of Intellect’s “Father’s Day” and “Luv the Way” both which received positive reviews from traditional Hip-Hop and Rap outlets. The new project is available now on all streaming platforms.
Watch “Luv the Way” here: https://youtu.be/Q_3u6x9_TNE
Watch “Can’t Relate” here: https://youtu.be/iLweeKnZNLA
Stream ‘Intellectual Ignorance’ https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/intellect/intellectual-ignorance
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Legendary The Isley Brothers Present Anxiously Awaited New Full-Length LP ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’

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Today, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, and GRAMMY® Award-winning music legends The Isley Brothers proudly present their anxiously awaited new album, Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM. It marks the duo’s first full-length LP since 2006 and thirty-first original album overall. Get Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM—HERE.

 

To celebrate the arrival of the record, the group shared the music video for the new single “The Plug” [feat. 2 Chainz]. Watch the music video for “The Plug”—HERE. Finger-snaps punctuate the guitar-laden beat as a promise echoes, “If you need a little love ‘cause you ran out, sugar, you know I got it.” Meanwhile, iconic Atlanta hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz rolls through with a simmering soulful verse of his own. The accompanying visual translates this vibe seamlessly to the screen.

 

If you need love, these gentlemen have got “The Plug”…

 

They originally set the stage for the record with a recreation of The Isley Brothers classic 1975 love ballad, “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” joined by none other than Beyoncé. It recently catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay Chart, standing out as their first #1 since “Contagious.” It incited a flurry of critical applause from the likes of The FADER and Vulture who proclaimed, “For this one, Bey is out of Club Renaissance, trading lines with Isley over a smooth, polished track.”

 

Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM places the pair’s classic sound in the spotlight for a whole new era. Whether it be the cinematic scope of “Long Voyage Home” or R&B escapism of “Disappear,” they lean into the hallmarks of their signature style with undeniable energy. They’ve also brought a few friends—both old and new—along for the ride. El Debarge and Earth, Wind & Fire team up with The Isley Brothers for the generational banger “There’ll Never Be,” while Rick Ross flexes with pure lyrical fire during “Biggest Bosses.” Elsewhere, Quavo and Takeoff ignite the irresistible and infectious “Keys To My Mind.”

MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN, GIRL TRACKLISTING

01. Make Me Say It Again, Girl (Full Version) [Feat. Beyoncé]

02. Long Voyage Home

 03. The Plug [Feat. 2 Chainz]

04. Sexy Face

05. My Love Song

06. Great Escape [feat. Trey Songz]

07. Last Time

08. Keys To My Mind [feat. Quavo & Takeoff]

09. There’ll Never Be [feat. El Debarge, Earth, Wind & Fire]

10. Disappear

11. Consolidate

12. Right Way

13. Friends and Family [feat. Snoop Dogg]

14. Biggest Bosses [feat. Rick Ross]

It’s just the start of another chapter though. Say it again louder than ever with The Isley Brothers in 2022.

 

After more than 60 years of creating massive hits, The Isley Brothers continue to produce timeless and impactful music showing why they are international treasures who are firmly woven into the fabric of our culture.

 

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Lil Blood shares The Book of Dawa (Deluxe) + new video “No Lies”

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Lil Blood, an influential figure in the Bay Area rap scene for over a decade, has just shared The Book of Dawa (Deluxe) and his new video for “No Lies”. The new single “No Lies” showcases Blood rapping about the inner workings of the Bay and detailing his long legacy in the area over bouncy, West Coast production. The video features Blood performing the dynamic track side-by-side with his crew, displaying the strong hometown ties he maintains in his city. With 4 new songs to the original The Book of Dawa tracklist, Lil Blood is looking to continue his momentum with the release of The Book of Dawa (Deluxe) and the visual for “No Lies”.

Lil Blood has been a fixture in the tight-nit Oakland rap scene for well over a decade. Blood is fresh off his first official release through EMPIRE, The Book of Dawa earlier this month, an album that highlights the dynamic sound he has developed, from contemplative verses to classic Bay Area party songs, and signals a rapper ready to display his growth, vision, and passion on the mic. After being fixated on the sounds of the Bay growing courtesy of the group 3X Krazy & Too $hort, as well as the raps of out-of-towners like Scarface and Juvenile, Lil Blood developed his own unique style meshing together this distinct conclave of influences. After a few years of operating as a feature-based rapper, including his memorable verse on J. Stalin’s “What I See”, Blood developed his own musical collective 3rd World. His breakout track arrived in 2012 with the song “Free Boski” (feat. Lil Goofy) that not only caught fire when it was released but is still a regularly-spun Bay Area party song and has recently gone viral on Tik Tok. In 2015, Lil Blood became a founding member of the West Coast supergroup One Mob alongside Mozzy, Lil AJ, Joe Blow & Philthy Rich. The group released their One Mob album in 2015, raising Lil Blood’s notoriety in hip-hop. Currently, alongside being a rapper, Blood runs his own podcast named Lil Blood TV where he hosts artists and creatives from all over the country––giving a homegrown platform in the Bay to promote their work and careers.

Please find links below to watch “No Lies” ands stream The Book of Dawa (Deluxe) and stayed tuned for more announcements to come:

THE BOOK OF DAWA (DELUXE) – OUT NOW
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Trevor Noah steps down from The Daily Show after 7 years

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Comedian Trevor Noah has announced he is standing down as host of The Daily Show. (more…)

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Trippie Redd Drops Double Single Pack “Save Me, Please” + “1st Degree Murder”

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Today, multiplatinum and genre-fusing rapper Trippie Redd drops two new songs “Save Me, Please” and “First Degree Murder.” Get them HERE via 10K Projects.

 

Alongside the two tracks, he also will be releasing the Nolan Riddle [Juice Wrld, Kid Laroi] directed visual for “Save Me, Please” at 10am PST/1pm EST HERE.

 

The double pack of songs arrives after his previous single and video Big 14” featuring Offset & Moneybagg Yo, which has since amassed over 20 million streams and 5 million views, while garnering attention from Complex, XXL, Hypebeast, HotNewHipHop, UPROXX and more.

 

Earlier this month, Trippie participated in a successful New York Fashion Week where he attended various shows, sitting front row for brands Tommy Hilfiger and Who Decides War.

 

Delivering consistent show-stopping live sets, he recently performed at Rolling Loud Miami and Rolling Loud Toronto, while supporting select dates of Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour and appearing at Summer Sky Vol 1. Now, he is across seas wrapping up a stint of shows across Australia before coming back stateside for a run of college appearances in various New England cities.

 

With more new music on the way, the official return of Trippie Redd is coming

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