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TV network ABC says Paul McCartney and Beyonce will star in back-to-back one-hour specials Thanksgiving night. more
A few weeks ago, former Roc-A-Fella member Beanie Sigel released a diss song titled "What You Talkin Bout (I'm Not Your Average Cat)," aimed at then label head and friend Jay-Z. Now, the Philadelphia-raised rapper gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive snippet of his upcoming track, "I Go Off," featuring his rumored soon-to-be boss, 50 Cent. here MTV also claims to have an exclusive of it as well. So it doesn't appear to be that exclusive after all, unless they are each a different 30 seconds but that would just be silly. MTV's "exclusive"
Carrie Underwood's "Play On" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, shifting 318,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. more
MTV had this gem: Until the demise of the Fame Kills Tour, Kanye West had been planning to hit the road with Lady Gaga, one of the gay-friendliest pop stars out there today. So it doesn't really come out of left field to have Fergie credit him, along with her cohorts in the Black Eyed Peas, for helping make the world of hip-hop a little more open to alternative lifestyles. more
The star said: "Some reporters have said they love it and some don't. I came to Australia for my fans."
Australian media suggested some fans left after three songs due to Spears's miming and "lacklustre" performance at Perth's Burswood Dome.
- Her response is tame compared to this one
Jones has also announced performances on ABC Good Morning America (November 16), Comedy Central The Colbert Report (November 18) and ABC The View (November 23). Interview segments on ABC News Nightline, CNN Headline News, and NPR Morning Edition are also slated to air during the week of release. The Fall is currently streaming in its entirety as part of NPR Music's "Exclusive First Listen" series until November 17.
"Chasing Pirates" has already been heating up the airwaves. The video received its world premiere on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown on October 31 and has since been put into rotation on both VH1 and mtvU. The single has also been embraced in multiple radio formats, already cracking the Top 5 at AAA, Top 10 at Smooth Jazz, Top 25 at AC, and is going for adds at Hot AC this week. - more on this story
Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The southeast Londoners have sold more than a million copies of their three hit albums (the other two being 2005's Tourist and 2007's Beyond The Neighbourhood); packed out venues across the world; picked up an Ivor Novello award; and topped both the UK's album and airplay charts.
After a nine-year hiatus, Souls of Mischief have reassembled to create a hotly anticipated new full-length album. While they may be best known for their debut album (and its title track) 93 'til Infinity, Souls of Mischief have been producing highly regarded albums and putting on wildly popular live shows for more than fifteen years.
With production handled by Definitive Jux artist Aesop Rock this time around, "Felt Chewed Up" offers another glimpse of the dynamic and unique production which complements the trademark wit Slug and Murs are known for.
The band's dreamy escape song 'Easy', from their debut CD 'Laurel & Sunset', is the nominated track – they'll perform it live at a finale event at The Bitter End in NYC on November 18th.
Each USB stick will come with an individual serial code number. Fans who attend the forthcoming UK tour dates, which kicks off at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on November 30th, will be able to purchase the live recording USB sticks directly after the concerts and can download the encores once they install the memory stick into their USB port on their computers. To download the encores, the user can automatically hyperlink to www.concert-online.com and can enter the serial code clearly marked on their USB concert stick.
Ignantwitted has done interviews with various emcees including Saigon, Cormega, Exile, and Kay Slay to name a few and their list of questions was extensive and equally intuitive. When asked how he was enjoying NYC after his first performance there, Jern responded, "NYC is hip-hop, everywhere you look is hip-hop, this is the mecca for that music and it feels good for a California kid to be out here repping." Other topics touched upon are the actual origins of Jern's name, where Jern reveals that it was a spin-off from his graffiti tag name from back in the day.
The interview also ventures into the development of Vision, changing the game one track at a time, and of course thanking the fans for all the love and support. Make sure to check out the video and Jern Eye's new album, Vision, is now available everywhere via MYX Music Label.
- Watch the video here