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Justin Bieber Cancels His Concert In Portugal

Maybe He's Making Time For A Nap?
Justin Bieber leaves private residence at 4am after performance at 02 Arena

As we all know, it ain’t easy growing up Bieber. In the past week or so, Justin Bieber has been exhibiting the early signs of a possible teen pop star meltdown. Either that, or he just needs a nap. He recently got into an almost physical altercation with a paparazzo, he got in big trouble for starting his London concert late, and he ended up in the hospital after collapsing onstage during another concert. Now we’re learning that he’s cancelled one of his two upcoming performances in Portugal. Click inside to learn more.
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MTV Crowns Kendrick Lamar The ‘Hottest MC In The Game’

Well Done, MTV. Well Done.

So, every year MTV puts together a roundtable of knowledgable folks in Hip-Hop and they sit around debating about the hottest MCs in the game, until a top 10 list is compiled. And every year, everybody (well, everyone who cares… including me) rages over the final top ten list. But this year, most folks are surprisingly satisfied with the number one pick for the Hottest MC In The Game, and so am I. Kendrick Lamar, who just recently dropped the visuals to Poetic Justice (one of my favorite songs off his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city) was crowned number one and I think that makes perfect sense. Click inside to see who else made the Top 10!
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Frank Ocean Sued Over Production Credits On His Song ‘Lost’

Micah Otano Seeks An Undisclosed Amount For Co-Producing The Track
Paris Fashion Week - Valentino - Outside

Look. Any Frank Ocean news is good news because any Frank Ocean news reminds me that I haven’t listened to Channel Orange in 24 hours, and thus inspires me to get back on that. So. All that being said (and Pyramids currently playing in my ear), there is some bummer news for Frank today. The Grammy Award-winning artist is being sued for some missing production credits on his debut album. Click inside to learn more.
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First Look: Mariah Carey Releases A Music Video For ‘Almost Home’

From 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
Movie Clips, A Wind Machine & Mimi

Last month we got to hear, in full, Mariah Carey‘s new song Almost Home which is the lead single from the soundtrack to the film Oz the Great and Powerful … a couple of days later, we got a sneak peek at the music video. Today, in honor of the film’s release today, we get to see the full music video for Almost Home. As you can see above, all Mimi needs is a chair and a wind machine to do the damn thing so … check out the embed above and behold, Mariah the Powerfully Great!

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90′s Rock Band Veruca Salt Land On Facebook, Twitter

WE ARE NOT WORTHY

OMG, have I got some GREAT news for you 90s music rock fans. The amazing band Veruca Salt has made their debut on Facebook and Twitter and are bringing us a load of amazing old school throwback photos from the band’s early days. As you may know (and you should know, considering how effing amazing VS is), the band broke up in the late 90′s and lead singers/guitarists Louise Post and Nina Gordon carried on with separate careers. Nina went solo and Louise reformed Veruca Salt and kept the band name alive. After many, many years apart it would seem that the original members of Veruca Salt want to remind us of the good ol’ days with the release of these previously unseen throwback photos. Man. I can’t even go into how much I loved and still love Veruca Salt. I love many bands for many reasons but Veruca Salt holds a very special place in my heart that is SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED by this “return”. More »

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First Listen: A New Daft Punk Song Titled ‘Dancing To The Beat’ Leaks To The Internets

Hear Here!!
A Calculated Leak?

Last week Daft Punk teased us with 10 seconds of new music when they released a short video commercial during last weekend’s broadcast of Saturday Night Live. Today we get to hear the entirety of a NEW song that has reportedly “leaked” online. The song is apparently titled Dancing to the Beat and can be heard in full above. I’m suspicious of this “leak” because I’m suspicious of many things on the Internet. When the 10 second Daft Punk commercial was uploaded online last week, it was yanked offline soon thereafter by the record company. This “leaked” song has been online for many hours now and it has yet to be yanked. It’s quite possible the song has been strategically released online to generate buzz … but does it really matter? Take a listen to the song and see what you think. It deffo has that Daft Punk sound to it … I can’t wait to hear more.

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Ghost Town DJ’s ‘My Boo’ Should Hold You Over ‘Til Next Throwback Thursday

A Very, Mini Throwback Thursday :)
Because 1996 Makes Life Happy

I know, I know! One throwback song is never enough! But I’m in the midst of some craziness at my apartment, and I’ve been working all day from a hotel… with two little boys… who think we’re on some kind of super-fun vacation (well, I did tell them that), which involves them turning the hotel closet into a ‘spaceship’ (their words, not mine). LOL, yeah. So… I’m exhausted! But I have been rocking out to last week’s Throwback Mariah Carey post, which led me to the other throwback Mariah post, which eventually led me to the amazingness that is Ghost Down DJ’s My Boo. You’re welcome. And just put this one on repeat until next Thursday… I know that’s what I’ll be doing, lol!

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Morrissey Chooses Rick Astley Over David Bowie For His New Single Cover Artwork

RICKROLLED!

As you may have noticed, I enjoyed more than my fair share of Morrissey last week but today I have one more thing I have to share with all y’all. It’s no secret that Moz tends to get into little squirmishes with folks over silly and not so silly things. As outspoken and opinionated as the Mozzer is, it’s only a matter of time before he gets into a new “feud” after his last “feud” has faded from memory. Last week, Morrissey got into a public spat with Jimmy Kimmel and this week, he’s butting heads with David Bowie … kinda. For the reissue of his single The Last of the International Playboys, Morrissey intended to use an old photo of himself with David Bowie … the only problem is that David asked that his photo not be used. Nonplussed, Moz went ahead and decided to grant Bowie‘s wish and use a different photo … choosing instead to feature Rick Astley on his single cover artwork. LOL! C’mon, that’s funny, right? More »

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First Listen: Drake Drops A New Song Titled ’5 AM In Toronto’

'They need me more than they hate me'

Last month Drake dropped the visuals to his first single in quite some time, Started From The Bottom. The song was a little too French Montana-y for my liking, but I thought the video was fun. Around 1 a.m. this morning Drake released a second single 5AM in Toronto (not to be confused with his 2010 single 9AM in Dallas). I… love… it! I love it. Producer Boi-1da type killed it, and lyrically, I think Drake sounds really good. It pretty much sounds like… an actual rap song. And honestly? We don’t get a lot of those these days, lol. I also love a good song with excessive shouts-out (peep the end of the verse) Click inside for your first listen!
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Miley Cyrus Is Now Repped By Britney Spears’s Manager

Larry Rudolph to the Rescue

Great news for Miley Cyrus today … she has managed to secure the management services of Larry Rudolph, the man who is credited with helping our dear Britney Spears reach the heights of superstardom. As you may know, Larry keeps his client list very small so that he can give his attention to the people he works with in order to maximize their success, so he doesn’t take on many new clients at all. It was rumored a few years ago that he was approached to manage Lindsay Lohan (after her career had fallen off but before her personal problems got really, really bad) but he wisely decided to stay away from that mess. E! News is reporting that Larry and Miley worked out a deal so that she will benefit from his management skills … which can only help her career from here on out. More »

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