Next week VH1 will examine the world of hip-hop and take a look at the genre’s influence on American culture,the economy, right up to electing America’s first black president, in a new documentary entitled ‘The Tanning of America.’

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The new documentary definitely looks like it’s going to be interesting, that’s for sure.  The new doc is based on industry vet Steve Stoute’s book, ‘The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy’ will be shown on VH1 over the course of 4 days.  Here's a look at the trailer.

Some of the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and activists sound off on how they think the culture of Hip Hop has crossed racial boundaries and ultimately the world, featuring interviews from DiddyMariah Carey and Al Sharpton and more.

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In other news and speaking of Mariah Carey, she’s got some good news for all her fans.  As promised, MiMi released a  new single this week along with a release date for her new album.  Here's a s

Actually Mariah’s new project was supposed to drop last year in July but, everything got pushed back when the songstress dislocated her shoulder.  Now that she’s fully recovered, it looks like MiMi’s ready to get back to work.  That said, hit her Twitter and Facebook followers up yesterday to announce the tittle of her new single, ‘You’re Mine (Eternal).’  It was released to radio today, just in time for Valentines Day.  What cha think?

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Finally, I guess Nike felt a little guilty about for releasing the Kanye West Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” with no notice, because they just announced a new sneaker launch on the retro Air Jordan 6 “Infrared.

The new J’s will boast a bold red that appears along the mid-sole, lace lock, tongue and heel tab.  On top of that, they’ll include a black rubber tongue with finger loops, perforation on the mid-sole for ventilation, an inner sock sleeve and a blue translucent blue bottom.

That’s not all, Nike will also release an apparel collection, which features the infrared color on basketball shorts, a jacket, a T-shirt, socks and on a cool backpack.  The Air Jordan 6 Retro “Infrared” isn't on sale yet and that’s the only reason why it hasn't sold out yet.

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