- Remember how Lady Gaga used to ruin all of her epic songs with videos exceeding three minutes and fifty-five seconds? Drake has done the same thing with “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The Canadian mob boss uploaded the video on Vimeo. Ugh…
- Cher Lloyd, 20, lured T.I., 33, away from his groupies and outside of the club where she could have him all to herself in the “I Wish” video.
- Ledisi is blaming a special someone for radiating her life on “I Blame You,” her first offering since her 2011 LP Pieces of Me.
- Katy Perry must be stopped.
- Snoop Doggy won a pound of weed from his “mexican buddy Lui” on the Floyd Mayweather fight.
- I really wish I worked at Rockstar right about now. Their pride and joy, Grand Theft Auto V, has generated approximately $800 million during its first 24 hours on sale. It made $1 billion in three days.
- “We Can’t Stop” producer Mike WiLL Made It enlisted his alleged girlfriend Miley Cyrus for his club-banging new single “23.” Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa also contribute verses. The music video is pretty much a Jordans commercial, but it’s dope nevertheless.
- Paula Patton doesn’t know why people want her to care about Miley dancing on her husband Robin Thicke.
- Cher was not feeling Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance at all. “It just wasn’t done well,” the Pop legend told USA Today. “She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.”
- P!nk called the performance “tacky” and said Miley can do better. “She’s really freaking talented. She’s beautiful. She can sing her arse off and to go up there and do that? She’s cheating herself and she’s cheating the rest of us… She can do what she wants. People can like it if they want. I’m not going to buy it. She can do better. I’ve seen her do better.”
- Little Mix channeled Kelis and Xtina on their new alt-Pop single, “Move,” the first offering from their forthcoming album arriving on November 11th.
- Chris Brown says that if y’all are gonna judge him, y’all should be judging Jay Z too because he stabbed someone and used to sell crack.
- Jennifer Hudson’s new Pharrell-produced, T.I.-featured song sounds like something we’ll hear at family reunions for years to come. Listen to the feel-good “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” here.
- Solange dances around a lowly lit flea market in the music video for “Lovers in the Parking Lot.”
- Ja Rule opens up about losing to 50 Cent and Murder Inc’s demise.
- Jason Derulo asks Jordin Sparks to marry him in the commercial for “Marry Me.”
- #BlackTwitter has relegated J. Cole as a boring rapper, but he’s unbothered by their comments.
- Janelle Monáe would really prefer you all to focus on her music and not her sexuality.
- Some bold fan snatched Beyoncé offstage during “Irreplaceable.” Mrs. Carter’s bodyguard swiftly saves the damsel in distress, and she went on unfazed.
- Chris Brown plans on supporting his X album with a world arena tour and packaging his life in a John Singleton-lensed documentary.
- Miley Cyrus isn’t the only mainstream diva bitten by the Juicy J bug; Katy Perry tapped Juicy for “Dark Horse,” a promo single from her Prism album. Astonishingly, it isn’t generic fodder.
- Britney Spears new single, “Work Bitch,” is more basic than the cover art. The single will likely flop, so the Pop icon is desperately begging fans to support the record.
- Gucci Mane was arrested Saturday morning after cussing out a few Atlanta cops (they probably deserved it) while in possession of marijuana and a gun. This happened after he squared off with some R&B singer named Show at Lenox Square.
- Although Azealia Banks’ debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, is still pending, the combative rapper is already giving fans a taste of her sophomore album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave. Stream “Count Contessa” on SoundCloud. (I still don’t get what she does.)
- Jaden Smith has been tweeting some really weird things, y’all.
- Rick Ross and Yo Gotti appear in Gunplay’s cheaply made video for “Gallardo.” (Irony?) Strippers twerk throughout, so all is forgiven.The heavy-hitting track appears on MMG’s Self Made, Vol. 3.
- Speaking of Rozay, a fan fainted when she saw the Biggest Bawse at an MMG in-store signing. It’s obviously a stunt (or he indeed put molly in her champagne), but it still happened.
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler, an independent historical drama staring FOrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, crosses the $100 million Box Office milestone.
- The Arctic Monkeys puts an indie rock spin on Drake’s top ten hit, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
- Solange wears socks with sandals in a video posted on her label’s website—SaintRecords.com.
- Ronald Isley is still the smoothest R&B cat in the business. “My Favorite” found him collaborating with Kem, who wrote, produced and is featured on the track.
Ahead of its September 24th release date, Drake is slowly liberating tracks from his third album Nothing Was the Same. Following the Wu-Tang-approved “Wu-Tang Forever,” the former Degrassi star took to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to premiere “Too Much,” featuring Sampha, with a well-enunciated presentation.
On the first verse, Drake says that despite “stackin’ up like [he's] fundraisin’,” he won’t become complacent like most recording artists in his position. He also gives some backstory about his second home, Houston, and he references a few H-Town staples (Bun B, Paul Wall and Mike Jones) while doing so. Read More
Drake sort of pays tribute to the legendary Wu-Tang Clan on a track named after them on his forthcoming Nothing Was the Same album.
Ahead of the LP’s September 24th release date, the Noah “40″ Shebib-produced “Wu-Tang Forever,” which sample’s Wu-Tang’s “It’s Yourz” from their ’97 album Wu-Tang Forever, has surfaced. Lots of profanity is used throughout the track, which is totally shocking coming from this kid.
- 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.
- Jaden Smith isn’t the only light-skinned rapper that fawns over Drake—Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt has an odd obsession with the light-skinned Keith Sweat. He professed his love for the “I Been That Girl” writer in a candid interview.
- Katy Perry may be the most redundant artist to emerge in the last 10 years, but one thing is for certain, the jump-roping superstar delivers with the visuals. In the Nokia-sponsored video for “Roar,” her 8th Hot 100 No. 1, Jane Perry survives a plane crash and gives Angela Bassett and Meryl Streep a run for their money.
- The single cover for Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is pretty much what you’d expect—she’s scantly clad on a wrecking ball. Oddly enough, though, the chain isn’t connected to the wrecking ball, so I’m confused as to how they are suspended in the air.
- Black women’s role in music is beyond distorted, thanks to a few Pop icons, but Janelle Monáe is hoping to redefine that role. The Electric Lady hits stores soon.
- Mariah Carey isn’t the only supremely talented artist celebrating platinum status this week—Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over 1 million copies.
- Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail has been certified double platinum by the RIAA, thanks to Samsung buying 1 million copies of the subpar record. Meanwhile, the 43-year-old rapper was spotted celebrating his wife’s birthday in Italy.
- Ariana Grande’s first album, Yours Truly, is projected to debut at No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200. The kidz bop-esque record is supported by “Baby I,” a diet Mariah Carey-sounding track that is quite infectious. Peep a preview of the video here.
- Waka Flocka Flame is dropping a mixtape titled From Roaches to Rolex on September 30th. A roach on a Rolex is on the cover. Need I say more?
- John Legend’s Love in the Future is in stores and Alicia Keys-approved. He performed the LP’s incredible singles “Made To Love” and “All of Me” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Paris Hilton hangs with her Cash Money boss Birdman.
Kanye Kardashian performed at a wedding in Kazakhstan, and nobody cared. He was reportedly paid $3 million dollars to perform for the uninterested crowd.
Celine Dion’s new single “Love Me Back To Life,” penned by Sia, would be a hit if it was recorded by a better singer like Rihanna.
Simon Cowell, one of the many vultures feeding off One Direction, thinks he’ll be a good dad.
Miley Cyrus is under the delusional impression that she made history at the 2013 MTV VMAs. I’m sure Hayley Williams of Paramore doesn’t agree with this.
Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro found hanged in his prison cell.
HBO’s hit show True Blood is ending with season 7 in 2014. This is four season past due. Read More
Drake retires his tough guy act for “Hold On We’re Going Home,” a groovy, nostalgic number that finds the Canadian rapper singing again. Fellow Toronto singer Majid Jordan, who co-produced the track with Nineteen85 and Noah “40″ Shebib, provides secondary vocals. ’Hold On’ is lifted from Drake’s third album, Nothing Was the Same, due out on September 17th. Read More