Morning Soul: You Owe It To Yourself

  • Run DMC's Rev. Run and comedian Damon Wayans are both about to become grandfathers after Vanessa Simmons confirmed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Mike Wayans. [EO]
  • Contrary to Chris Brown's allegations, Jay Z admitted his criminal background and that he obtained most of his business acumen from his time on the street. [HP]
  • YouTube announced the launch of its own music award show, which will debut on November 3. [NYP]
  • Keith "Sabu" Crier, who played bass for the group GQ and was Keith Sweat's uncle, died Sunday. He was 58. [NYDN]
  • In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Rihanna declared women are "dominating music," saying "It's me, Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé...who else?" [EUR]

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