Straight From the Timbaland's Mouth?
Earlier this year we learned that Missy Misdemeanor Elliott was planning her return to music this year and it looks like that time is NOW. According to NME magazine, Missy‘s longtime collaborator Timbaland announced the forthcoming release of two new singles from Missy sometime next week (the first week of September) on his official Twitter profile … which is GREAT news except for the fact that I can find no evidence of this tweet announcement on his profile page. Click below to read what NME has to say and see what you think about the promise of new Missy music. More »
The Biebs Gets Animated
Justin Bieber broke the news on his official Twitter profile that he will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. It would appear that JB jumped the gun with his announcement because the tweet has since been deleted … but Simpsons producer Al Jean has confirmed that, YES, The Biebs will make his animated debut on the show in a small cameo role. Click below to learn more about Bieber‘s upcoming stint on The Simpsons. More »
SJP's Return to TV
Back in May we learned that actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who many of us remember and LOVED as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City, will join the forthcoming season of Glee in a multi-episode arc on the show and today we get our first look at SJP on the Glee set. Glee creator Ryan Murphy shared a photo he snapped of SJP posing with actor Chris Colfer (a photo that Colfer then re-tweeted) which I know share with all y’all. Get your first look at SJP on Glee below. More »
Iggy Azalea fans are celebrating the release of the Australian-born artist’s EP release, titled Glory. But Iggy fans also got a special treat the other night when their fave femcee shared a previously recorded song on her twitter, Burgundy Sh-t. Iggy wrote, “a long time ago i made this. then i found it tonight. i still like it.” Iggy hasn’t turned me into a lover yet, but I’m always interested in what she’s got going on and I’m kinda digging this track! And given the subject matter, I’m wonder if she might be talking about her boo/former boo/unconfirmed boo A$AP Rocky. Hmmm… inquiring minds…
What do y’all think of the track? Is Iggy pining over Rocky, or just on her burgundy ish?
Mother Loves Her Some Kendrick
Earlier this month we got to check out Kendrick Lamar‘s new video for Swimming Pools and it was so fun getting to know this new artist. As we reported, Lady Gaga has cosigned the Compton rapper hardcore and she’s easily his biggest fan. Gaga supported him during his performance at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago and had everyone buzzing about their relationship. Mother Monster has now confirmed that the two friends are collaborating on a new record together. Deets and tweets inside!
Posted under: Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga
Just A "Peek"
Christina Aguilera will return to TV this Fall as judge on the singing competition series The Voice but it turns out that she is also readying the release of a new album. It would seem that Xtina‘s new album release is fairly soon because yesterday she got herself all dolled up for the cover art photoshoot. Xtina shared a few photos on Twitter from the set of her album cover shoot yesterday, photos that you can see below. More »
Posted under: Christina Aguilera
'And Men Who Collude To Silence Women'
Detroit-born dream hampton is a writer, filmmaker and lover/critic of all things hip-hop. She grew up as a neighbor and friend to the Notorious B.I.G., and filmed the late rapper for a documentary filmmaking class. She was the first woman editor at The Source and she co-wrote Jay-Z‘s New York Time‘s bestseller, Decoded, and now contributes to his blog Life + Times (where she recently shared an open letter of thanks to Frank Ocean). She’s written for a million other places and has a new article on NPR (My American Dream Sounds Like The White Stripes) that I can’t wait to dive into. To say the least, I am crazy jealous of this woman and owe much of my early interest in hip-hop as a cultural phenomenon (ripe for feminist or womanist critique) to her work, and the work of her colleagues, like Tricia Rose (Black Noise) and Joan Morgan (When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost). This is why it was very surprising and saddening to read that she was ‘done with hip hop’ on her tumblr, in reaction to recent critiques about statements she made, where she claimed that many of Nas‘s lyrics were ghostwritten. Deets inside.
Album of the Year
Last week we learned that popstar Carly Rae Jepsen will release her debut album titled Kiss next month and today we get our first look at the album art for that release. Kiss will hit stores on September 18 and if you click below you can see what the album cover will look like. Carly shared the photo with her legion of followers on Twitter so if you’re curious, maybe you wanna take a look? More »
Posted under: 'Kiss', Carly Rae Jepsen