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First Listen: A Clip Of Kanye West’s New Song ‘All Day’ Leaks To The Internets

Kanye is very fond of using the "N" word

In his GQ magazine coverstory interview, Kanye West revealed that the first single from his as-yet untitled new album (due out in September or October or November) would be a song titled All Day. Today we get our first listen of a very low-quality clip of the song which has leaked online. Revolt got their hands on the 2-minute bootlegged version of the song making the rounds today. As you can hear below, Kanye manages to use the “N” word over and over and over again and make it almost worth of pop radio. More »

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A Friend Like He

The TV Guide

News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »

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First Listen: Ariana Grande Teams Up With Big Sean For A New Song Titled ‘Best Mistake’

Making Beautiful Music Together

Last week we learned that singer Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean may be coupling up after they were reportedly seen making out at a movie theater in Florida recently. Today we learn that new couple or not, Ariana and Sean have gotten together for a new song collaboration titled Best Mistake. This new track, which you can hear in full below, will be featured on Ariana‘s new album My Everything. As you can hear below, Best Mistake is a breathy pop ballad (not unlike something you might hear on one of Mariah Carey‘s albums, tbqh) … have a listen, won’t you? More »

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Tori Amos In TORIonto

The TV Guide

For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »

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Watch: Nicki Minaj Releases Behind The Scenes Video From The ‘Anaconda’ Music Video Shoot

"Oh My Gawd, Becky"
BTS with Onika

Earlier this month we got our first listen of Nicki Minaj‘s new single Anaconda and a few days later, we got to see a short tease of the Anaconda music video. Today we get another look at the Anaconda music video in an just-released behind the scenes video that has been made available. For the most part, this video is worth checking out. The video turns into a mess at the end but, admittedly, only because Nicki got drunk and a bit annoying. I’m digging the song and I’m anixious to see the video in full but this BTS vid is fun to watch while we wait.

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Fans Petition For ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic To Play The Super Bowl Halftime Show In 2015

Ummm

Now that Weird Al Yankovic is popular again, a group of industrious fans have started up a petition to have have the polka-pop star play the Super Bowl halftime show next year. A petition has been generated to ask the White House to influence the NFL to select Weird Al as next year’s Super Bowl halftime performer. Now that Yankovic has scored the first #1 of his 20+ year career, it would appear that his longtime and loyalist fans would like to see him elevated to level of Super Bowl performer. More »

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First Listen: Juicy J Teams Up With Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug For A New Song Titled ‘Low’

The 'Low' Down

Juicy J has released a new song titled Low that features guest rap performances by Nicki Minaj, Lil Bobby and Young Thug. The beat is somewhat reminiscent of Juicy‘s song with Katy PerryDark Horse — with that slower flow. Low is the first song that has been released from Juicy J‘s new album Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. Click below and have a listen. More »

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#ThrowbackThursday: ‘Lady Marmalade’ And 9 Other Woman-On-Woman Collaborations That Rocked

Lady Gaga, Madonna, Eve, Britney Spears, and more!

Don’t laugh at me, but it was very hard to come up with a title for this post. Mainly because I really dislike the word “female,” so I’m going with woman-on-woman and all of this sexual innuendo that comes with. This started out as a fun week for me, and it all began with the #FlawlessRemix. Then Azealia Banks dropped a new video and I was all like YesPleaseMoreWomenRappingThankYou. But then that Lil’ Kim/Nicki Minaj beef [re-]exploded and I had that sinking feeling. Ladies, ladies, ladies. There’s room for all of us! In fact, we need MORE of us! SO this week’s #ThrowbackThursday attempts to celebrate the awesome collaborative efforts we’ve gotten from artists over the years. MORE of this! Less of the diss records. For reals.
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Watch: The Wu-Tang Clan Convened On ‘The Daily Show’ To Perform Their New Single ‘Ryan O’Neal’

New album promo
9 Wu-Tangers on 1 Stage

Last night all 9 members of Wu-Tang Clan reunited on The Daily Show for a special performance of their new single Ryan O’Neal, the first from their forthcoming new album A Brand New Day. I mean, what else do you need to know? ALL 9 MEMBERS OF WU-TANG GOT TOGETHER AGAIN LAST NIGHT!!! As far as I know, none of the current members of Wu-Tang Clan lost any penises last night so, I’D CALL THAT A WIN! But seriously, Wu-Tang have reunited! Whatchoo waitin’ for, watch their live performance in above!!

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First Listen: Lil’ Kim Comes For Nicki Minaj AGAIN With A New Diss Track Titled ‘Identity Theft’

Lil' Kim is a Lotta Angry

Yesterday we got to hear Lil’ Kim‘s response diss track remix of Beyoncé‘s song Flawless that takes aim squarely at Nicki Minaj. It would appear that Kim is still pissed at Nicki because she just dropped a new diss track titled Identity Theft that continues to show how pissed off Kim is at Nicki. As you can hear below, Identity Theft doesn’t actually mention Nicki Minaj by name … but the single cover art makes it PLAINLY CLEAR that Kim is going after Nicki for, apparently, stealing her identity. Have a listen, won’t you? More »

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