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Watch Q-Tip Talk New Solo Album, Heritage, And Tease “Cruel Winter” Details

I hope you all had a G.O.O.D. Cruel Summer. It’s time to head back to Cruel School, just in time for Cruel Fall. And it’ll be Cruel Winter before you know it.

Q-Tip, one of the more sage members of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music clique, dished some heavy information in an interview with HipHopSince1987, a blog whose name is self explanatory. Like his ancestry; the title for Q-Tip’s upcoming fourth solo record, The Last Zulu, was inspired by his discovery of his South African Zulu lineage thanks to a birthday DNA test courtesy of his manager. Forensic genealogy, now that’s a thoughtful gift idea.

But Q-Tip, real name Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, wasn’t done talking records.

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Soundtrax: Rap Royalty

Get your drinks in the air – we’re celebrating the biggest and baddest rappers in the game. This mix features some of the hottest names in hip-hop, alongside rising OurStage rappers Jitta On The Track, Will Brennan and The Niceguys. Enjoy!

2 Chainz Gets Motivational On First “This Is How I Made It” Episode

Forget cats, hot air balloons, or whatever other random images the makers of motivational posters think get their point across. 2 Chainz should be their go–to man from now on. In the introductory episode of MTV’s “This Is How I Made It,” the Georgia emcee dishes out the inspirational story of his early life and rise to fame like a bling–laden Tony Robbins. Despite being a prodigious basketball player who was courted by numerous Division I schools, 2 Chainz’ chances of playing college ball dissolved after he was locked up for a month during high school.

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Kanye Deletes Past Tweets…But The Internet Remembers

Kanye West: Perhaps one of the world’s most fascinating and entertaining celebrities, and not just for his music. Infamous for his outrageous behavior, inappropriate comments, and that whole Taylor Swift thing, ‘Ye is once again confusing the world with a mass deletion on his Twitter page. But, never one to follow the crowd (or make any kind of sense), West didn’t just deactivate his account. He – or more likely, a bunch of unpaid interns – went through his full timeline and deleted every tweet since he opened his account in July 2010. Upon his triumphant return to the Twitterverse, Yeezy posted three tweets pertaining to the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, and that was that.

Luckily, nothing ever truly gets erased on the Internet, and we can still reminisce on the good old days when Kanye had a Twitter timeline full of pearls of wisdom. Check out some of the best Kanye tweets below, courtesy of The Daily Beast:

  • “I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle”
  • “Fur pillows are actually hard to sleep on”
  • “I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuugh”
  • “You can basically say anything to someone on an email or text as long as you put LOL at the end”

We’ll keep that last one in mind.


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Hip-Hop Hits MTV VMA’s

The MTV Video Music Awards were held last week in Los Angeles where some of hip-hop’s biggest names turned up to celebrate the year in videos. The annual event would not be complete without mind-blowing performances, some big surprises, big-named no-shows, and OMG moments.

First off, the VMA’s is becoming quite the spot to flaunt an unexpected baby bump, and this year’s debut came from Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, who told Sway they already knew the sex of their little bundle of joy.

Calvin Harris was the house DJ for the night, and he seems to have a strict affinity for—himself, spinning only his songs all evening. Continue reading ‘Hip-Hop Hits MTV VMA’s’

New Release Roundup: The Week of September 18th

Today’s new albums are an eclectic batch in the world of pop! Looks like female vocalists are taking over this week.

The Killers - Battle Born (9/17)
The band’s fourth LP after their year-and-a-half hiatus.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss (9/18)

The Canadian popstar’s sophomore album after skyrocketing to fame earlier this year with her smash hit of the summer “Call Me Maybe.”

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Sound And Vision: Why Hasn’t Tabloid Notoriety Turned John Mayer into a Total Joke?

“John Mayer Gets a Haircut After Katy Perry Split!”

As breaking news of the day goes, it’s not exactly groundbreaking. Still, there it was, in multiple variations, splattered across the online pages of E!, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly (which called it a “hair break-over”), People magazine and so many other websites devoted, in large and small part, to such trivialities. You’d think Samson had risen from the dead and taken up guitar.

But wait! Shouldn’t Delilah — I mean, Katy Perry — have been the star of this life (and a new ‘do)-after-love story? Traditionally, the celebrity tabloids and gossip websites pursue female celebrities about whom they date, whom they marry, whom they divorce, to search for baby bumps, and fashion dos and don’ts. Guys generally get in only when they’re dating one of them. (Why do you think Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, who once went from long to short without causing so much as a media ripple and is now engaged to Avril Lavigne, is suddenly “newsworthy”?)

By those standards, John Mayer must be some kind of publicity-baiting genius. In the last several years, he’s made himself as much of a tabloid fixture as an A-list starlet by dating a succession of them: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and most recently, Katy Perry, his pop-star paramour of a few months. Continue reading ‘Sound And Vision: Why Hasn’t Tabloid Notoriety Turned John Mayer into a Total Joke?’


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