- It’s been a slow [entertainment] news day, so let’s just take a second to appreciate God’s gifts.
- The Game donates $10,000 to pay for funeral of slain 6-year-old girl. He shared a photo of Tiana with a touching caption.
- A$AP Rocky acted ignorantly while standing next to openly gay former NBA player Jason Collins at the VMAs, and he’s apologetic for seeming homophobic. He says he isn’t homophobic because he knows gay people and “don’t give a fuck if you gay or you not.” (Isn’t this equivalent to white racists running to the “I have black friends”-defense?)
- Alicia Keys has unveiled her new, Fall 2013 line of Reebok Classics AKW (dubs).
- Alicia isn’t the only R&B diva with a shoe line; Keyshia Cole teamed up with Steve Madden for a collection of heels.
- 35-year-old rappers Fabolous and 2 Chainz team up for “When I Feel Like It,” a contender for “Weakest Tracks of 2013.” The music video has a lot of half-naked models in it, so that’s a plus.
- Neon Hitch is such a unique character, so it would behoove many as to why she’d cover Miley Cyrus’ generic hit, “We Can’t Stop.” However, give the gypsy pop princess’ rendition a spin. It’s awesome.
- Speaking of covers and unique artists, Mateo put a lot of work in his “kitchen cover” of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
- Kendrick Lamar fired shots at Meek Mill at his New York show.
- Mac Miller and Big Sean were surprise guests at Ariana Grande’s Club Nokia show in Los Angeles. They performed “The Way” and “Right There” respectively.
- Jimmy Fallon and his good boy friend Justin Timberlake have teamed up for yet another potential viral video—”Evolution of End Zone Dancing.”
- This ambiguous photo paired with this vague Daily Mirror interview is indisputable proof that Pharrell will definitely maybe be on One Direction’s Midnight Memories album.
- Rita Ora is trying really hard to get in your good graces. Accept her shine.
- Caitlin Heller was trying to make a sexy twerk video for her boyfriend and things to a little too hot. The 37-second clip is spreading like wildfire across the web, and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until someone remixes it with Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.”
- The “Feds Watching” 2 Chainz, and he’s assisting them in finding dirt on him by appearing on popular broadcasts with the black Benjamin Button, Pharrell. Their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was just that—live!
- When you’re as wildly popular as Eminem, you don’t need superficial deals with phone companies to convince the world you’re still a force. Em is previewing the video for the No. 3 song in the country, “Berzerk,” during halftime of the Notre Dame/Michigan game.
- M.I.A. is an artist’s artist. From her Windows 95 graphics to her randomly epic videos, the unhinged singing rapper is nothing less than interesting. The lyric video for her latest single, “Come Walk With Me,” looks like Sri Lanka’s version of Reboot.
- Mike WiLL Made It’s upcoming single “23″ features Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. Molly Cyrus “kind of” raps on the track and dropped low in an MJ-inspired outfit to bring attention to it.
- Sir Ian McKellen likes ‘em young—One Direction young. Some of his dollars helped their documentary, This Is Us, rake in $17 million on opening weekend. Check out Magneto in this fabulous pic.
- The release date for the new line of iPhones is merely a rumor, but people are already lining up to buy them.
- Young Jeezy, 35, realized he’s a “grown-up now” and decided to drop the “Young” from his moniker. Personally, I think it’s a sensible and necessary decision. I’m planning a few changes around these parts as well.
- Meanwhile, Jeezy appears in YG’s video for “My Nigga” alongside Rich Homie Quan. YG’s My Crazy Life hits stores on November 19th.
- Speaking of the Future-sounding entertainer, Quan raps about “Narcotics” on a snare-heavy, SOS-produced track. The “Type of Way” rapper addresses the similarities between him and Mr.
Bugatti Bentley on “Another Me.”
- Nicki Minaj is trying her best to prove she’s indeed a rapper. Seemingly, the “Stupid Hoe” rapstress is taking every job that comes her way like J.Lo. She and her ever-changing style appeared in two videos that premiered this week—DJ Khaled’s “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Future and Rick Ross and Wale’s “Clappers” featuring Juicy J.
- While the Feds watch 2 Chainz, the NSA spies on MGMT—at least that’s what’s going on in the outlandish trailer for their self-titled third album. A possum also loses its wits in their bathroom.
- Kid Cudi and Pusha T passed up on “Vortex,” an aurally pleasing, WZRD-produced track, so King Chip plugged it into his 44108 mixtape. It’s truly a treat. Read More
- Karma’s a bitch: Kelly Price and Dawn Robinson’s “funeralogues” is the most pathetic thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
- Lady Gaga may appear on T-Boz and Chilli of TLC’s upcoming LP on a song titled “Posh Life.”
- Eminem has a stale new song called “Berzerk,” but it still may sell upwards of 375,000 downloads in its first week.
- Joe Jonas is honored to have co-written “Dreams,” a song included on John Legend’s Love in the Future. His dad is one proud papa.
- A deleted scene from season 2 of Scandal shows an intimate moment between “HuckleberryQuinn.” Here’s another of a heated phone conversation between Mellie and Cyrus.
- The internet outdoes itself again. Some awesome person has drawn Drake in scenes of Breaking Bad and publishes the photos on a tumblr called “Drake-ing Bad.”
- Lil’ Kim calls Lil’ Wayne her “homegirl” and renames him”Lil’ Tutu” in response to him referencing her ever-changing face on Dedication 5‘s “Pure Columbia.”
- In partnership with Taco Bell and Get Schooled, Kendrick Lamar and James Harden helped recognize the extraordinary efforts of Bethel Regional High School’s staff, students and community. K.Dot deciphered lyrics and gave lessons in rhyming to an eager classroom. Read More
Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” grabbed the attention of the masses after Rick Ross’ controversial lyric about date-raping unsuspecting women went viral. Seven months later, R. Kelly remixes the remix. (There’s a vile joke here somewhere.)
Laden with auto-tune, R. Kelly’s verse is much like the verses found on “My Story”—lyrically handicapped. Let’s take a look at three brow-raising things we probably were oblivious to prior to this very necessary remix. Read More
Future has released the title track and lead single from his sophomore album, Honest. Produced by Metro Boomin and DJ Spinz, the record is everything listeneres have come to expect from Future—subpar, auto-tune-plagued singing over a club-ready beat. However, Future Hendrix has convinced himself that the record is a new sound for him.
“Honest is the new me,” the Atlanta rapper says. “It represents the truth I try to bring to my music. I plan to break the mold with this album so that it will be nothing like you’ve heard from me or any other artist out. You can either tell the truth or face the Future.” Read More
R. Kelly is “’bout to put that crown back on.”
20 years after his debut record, the undisputed King of R&B is still producing heavy-hitting anthems. The latest is Robert’s rags-to-riches story featuring 2 Chainz.
Kellz, who played Pitchfork last month, has been making rounds in New York in support of “My Story.” He told DJ Prostyle of Power 105.1 that it came “out of nowhere.” However, the album’s title, Black Panties, certainly derived from inspiration. Read More
Drake is basically the antithesis of the hyper-masculine Hip Hop culture. Somehow, despite being softer than Al Green songs, the “light-skinned Keith Sweat” managed to penetrate the culture and singlehandedly revive it.
Drake’s knack for making hits is undeniable. Everyone knew “Started From the Bottom” was—put frankly—a lie, but it was so catchy and inescapable you couldn’t help but rap along. His latest single, “All Me,” is more realistic (if you believe this guy banged his babysitter) and will likely fall into that same category of catchy, inescapable songs. Read More