8@8: Your Morning Scoop

Teyana Taylor is doing big things

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Today is...

National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

News of the Day:

+ Teyana Taylor stunts on the cover of PAPER magazine's "Living for Fashion" issue. The supermom is joined by Chanel Iman, Travis Scott, and Rita Ora. Read the entire story here.

+ Pepe the Frog creator, Matt Furie, is enlisting the help of an anti-Semitism campaign to try and shed the beloved meme's newfound association with racism and bigotry.

+ Listen to Liana Banks' brand-new single, "Plead the Fifth," a track fresh from her mixtape slated to drop on October 28.

+ Novelist Zadie Smith graces the cover of T Magazine's "Greats" issue, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Junya Watanabe, Kerry James Marshall, William Eggleston, and Massimo Bottura. Pick it up on stands starting October 23.

+ PC music's Felicita announced the release of his new EP with a new single and a dental hygiene-inspired music video.

Deal of the Day:

A fundraiser for Haiti is being held tonight at Kinfolk Live in Brooklyn, New York. Partying on a work night never felt so good.

Advice of the Day:

"I want to add something worthwhile rather than just chucking loads of stuff into the world. I don't want to feel responsible for adding to the soup of mediocrity." —Bat For Lashes

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