Life changes hit the rapper hard — and shows like ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ helped him process it all

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Photo: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images


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Photo: Micaiah Carter/August

The LEVEL Man at 30

As he heads towards his thirties, the electrifying actor is laying himself bare — and finding a new sense of balance


Thought you’d watched everything out there? Time to broaden your horizons.

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Photo illustration. Photos: Yu Yu Hakusho, Cowboy Bebop, Hunter x Hunter/Hulu, Aggretsuko/Netflix, timnewman, SB, Robin Gentry/Getty Images


A year later, it’s time to contend with the man’s whole self — his growth and wrongs in equal measure

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Photo: VCG/Getty Images



Netflix’s newest bingeable heist series plays with race, but insists on doing so in a lily-white version of Paris.

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Photos: Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix


Fake News

How did this Black man end up on the floor of Congress in the midst of an insurrection?

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Photo: Kojo Ebro/Twitter


18 years after its premiere, the reality show finally has a Black man at its center. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

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Photo: Craig Sjodin/Getty Images


The actor’s unforgettable soliloquy lays bare all the pain and struggle he hid so well in his fight against cancer

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“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Photo: David Lee/NETFLIX


LEVEL Best Man 2020

Instead of holding each other accountable, Black men rushed to support celebrities who displayed the worst of us

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Illustration: Franco Égalité

Tirhakah Love

Southern Futurist • Staff Writer at LEVEL • Black politics, Celebrity interviews, TV & Film Criticism • Previously: MTV News, San Francisco Chronicle

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