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Page Too Report for 08/04/2017


Grandmaster Flash's Kid Creole Arrested For Murder

(Radio.com) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five member Kid Creole was on his way to work when he allegedly encountered a homeless ex-con and stabbed him to death.

Sources told the New York Daily News that the rap pioneer thought the man, John Jolly, was hitting on him. "He turned, interpreting that the guy was making an advance toward him," the source said. "One thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest."

Kid Creole (real name Nathan Glover) was arrested for the murder Wednesday morning, Aug. 1.The victim, Jolly, had served five years in prison for beating and raping a 42-year-old woman in 1997. Read more here.

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Suge Knight To Be Arraigned For Making Death Threats

(Radio.com) Producer Suge Knight will be arraigned for making felony criminal threats against director F. Gary Gray following his alleged actions in the wake of release of the NWA biopic.

Knight was allegedly not pleased with his portrayal in the film about the Los Angeles rap pioneers "Straight Outta Compton," which Gray directed, reports TMZ.

In a copy of the Grand Jury indictment obtained by them, it states that before a hit-and-run on set, Knight sent a text message that 'threatened to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury to Felix Gary Gray." Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Further Explains Why He Canceled Shows

(Radio.com) It has been a long road for Justin Bieber and so far the summer has been somewhat rocky. Last month he canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose World tour due to "unforeseen circumstances."

Soon after, he was banned from playing China because his "bad behavior" could have a negative impact on his fans. Then, he accidentally hit a paparazzo with his vehicle, while leaving a church event in LA.

But it seems like Bieber has finally found the light at the end of the tunnel. After posting a picture of his new face tattoo, Bieber took to Instagram to explain in detail why he's decided to take some time off and what he's doing to improve his mental health.

"I have let my insecurities get the best of me at times," he wrote. "I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted towards people and the way I treated them. I let bitterness jealousy and fear run my life."

He added that since those dark times he has found friends and mentors that have helped him to change how he thinks about who he is and who he has been.

"I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up, reminding me of who I am and who I want to be!!!. Reminding me my past decisions and past relationships don't dictate my future decisions and my future relationships. I'm very aware I'm never going to be perfect and I'm gonna keep making mistakes. But what I'm not gonna do is be ashamed of my mistakes." Read Bieber's full statement here.

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Lorde Releases 'Perfect Places' Music Video

(Radio.com) Lorde goes on a crazy vacation in her new music video for her Melodrama track "Perfect Places." The New Zealand native debuted the Grant Singer-directed video Thursday (August 3).

In the visual, Lorde dances on a beach, a rocky shore, a jungle pool, a forest and more. Before her sophomore album's release, she annotated the lyrics for the track on Genius, saying that one hot summer in New York City influenced her writing for the song.

According to her post, she wrote, "i'd ride across the brooklyn bridge every day, or sit on the subway uptown in the heat, then go back home to new zealand winter for a week at a time to party with my friends. my life was like a weird little etch-a-sketch i kept scribbling on and resetting. and all last summer, i couldn't shake the feeling that everyone i knew or saw was searching for something - trying to transcend the news and the screaming pavements, drinking that one drink hoping it'd get them someplace higher. this song comes from that endless cycle of evenings and the violent heat of the summer. it took us a very long time to get right, from an aching piano demo to where is it now. it's close to my heart. i hope you like it." Watch the video here.

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Camila Cabello Releases Two New Tracks 'Havana' and 'OMG'

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello released two new tracks on Thursday (August 3rd). The first song is called "Havana," featuring Young Thug and the other is "OMG" with Migos' Quavo.

Appropriately titled, "Havana" evokes a Latin vibe in which the former Fifth Harmony member muses about a former flame she left back in her native country of Cuba. "Half of my heart is in Havana/ He took me back to East Atlanta/ All of my heart is in Havana," she sings.

"OMG" is more lively. Cabello works with a hip-hop beat complimented by Quavo's autotune-heavy arrangements. "Pull up, pull up, pull up straight from Tokyo/ You cannot believe it when we come through/ Woo, my God, you look good today," Cabello semi-raps. Stream both songs here.

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Lana Del Rey Announces 'White Mustang' Video

(Radio.com) Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life debuted last month propelled by the singles "Love," "Lust for Life" and "Groupie Love." Now the singer has announced a video for "White Mustang" from the album--could it be Lust for Life's fourth single?

Del Rey shared an Instagram video thanking fans for supporting her album (which hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart) and described her experience touring the U.S.A.

'I've been having a lot of fun at my shows," she said. 'San Diego and Anaheim were crazy, crazy, crazy. San Francisco, I'm about to announce a show up there, so look out for that. In the meantime, I am going overseas to my festivals and I'm also going to do a couple of shows in the UK and also I have a new video coming out for a song off the record called 'White Mustang' -- another video done by Rich Lee, which I really love."

Previously, Lee made the videos for "Lust for Life" and "Love." Watch Lana's message here.

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Maren Morris Releases 'Drunk Girls Don't Cry' Video

(Radio.com) "Every time that you tell me/ Deep down he's a really good guy/ That's like saying/ Drunk girls don't cry," Maren Morris cheekily sings in her live music video for her sassy single "Drunk Girls Don't Cry."

The video features footage of Morris singing on the Cannery Ballroom stage during her Nashville stop on her 2017 Hero tour. The edgy song centers around Morris encouraging her friend to dump her "loser" boyfriend.

In the video, fans dance and sing along to the humorous track. The video also includes clips and highlights from other packed shows in Boston, Philadelphia and Dallas. Watch the video here.

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Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Retires From NHL

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher, a star hockey player who led the Nashville Predators to the Stanley Cup in 2017, has announced his retirement from the game.

The former team captain wrote a piece for The Tennessean in which he addressed his decision. One of the main reasons he quit was to spend more time with his family.

"Things change when you have kids and you have a family," he says. 'They've supported me without question, and now it's my turn to return the favor." He also recalled Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and how much fan support the team received, even after they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read more of his comments here.

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Drake Teases OVO Store Opening In New Video

(Radio.com) Since 2015, Drake has rapidly expanded his OVO (October's Very Own) clothing line to include stores in New York and Los Angeles. Now the Canadian rapper is teasing the very first OVO store in Toronto.

The location opens this weekend at the Yorkdale Mall and Drake released a video to drum up excitement for the store. In the video, Drake and his posse jam to 'Gyalchester" from More Life and hang around the Toronto mall, dressed in head-to-toe OVO.

In addition to pricey jewelry, OVO carries footwear, outerwear and a host of other fashion items to keep Drake fans repping their favorite artist at all times. Watch the teaser for their newest brick-and-mortar store here.

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Louis Tomlinson Talks Video Shoot For 'Back to You'

(Radio.com) Former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson recently released the music video for his new single "Back to You," which features Bebe Rexha and he has now discussed the clip in a new interview.

"It was great, obviously, anyone knows Bebe she's great energy and she's really good fun. It was great to do the video with her," the singer told 92.3 AMP Radio.

The clip was shot in Tomlinson's home town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire and the former One Direction singer enjoyed showing fans and Rexha where he's from.

"It was just really nice to give the fans a real insight to Doncaster, honestly I go on about it all the time, where I'm from, the name. But it's nice to be to show them exactly like where I used to hang out as a kid," he said. Read more and check out the "Back to You" video here.

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LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan 2017 Kennedy Center Honors

(Radio.com) Honorees have been announced the 2017 Kennedy Center Annual Awards. This year's recipients are LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear and Carmen de Lavallade.

The artists for the 40th annual celebration were announced on Thursday (Aug. 3); the event will be held this December and broadcast on CBS. Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein remarked that the Kennedy Center Honor acknowledges the outstanding careers of the five selected artists that have shaped American culture through their work.

"This is a truly exceptional slate of honorees - made even more special by the fact that we will honor these artists as we also celebrate four decades of the Kennedy Center Honors," Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said. "Each of this year's honorees became known to and loved by the world because of their complete originality and bold genius.'" Read more here.

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Officials Want R. Kelly's Georgia Concert Canceled

(Radio.com) Officials in Georgia are outraged about reports surrounding R. Kelly's alleged sexual hijinx and have asked the promoter to cancel his upcoming concert in Fulton County.

Efforts to nix the show began after a Buzzfeed story came out that reported R. Kelly had a 'sex cult" of women that he controlled. This is just the latest episode in a history peppered with alleged sexual misconduct issues.

The singer canceled three dates without explanation already, but seven shows are still on the books, including the Fulton County show. A county rep told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the request to cancel the show reflects the wishes of local residents. Read more here.

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Kesha Streaming Her New Single 'Hymn'

(Radio.com) Kesha has released "Hymn," the fourth single from her upcoming Rainbow album. The track is vaguely melancholy, but still catchy and understated synths combined with simple percussion allow the vocals to shine.

Her voice is crystal clear as she sings about feeling like a misfit. 'I hope this is one of those songs that will find and connect with people who feel like outcasts, especially young people today growing up with the omnipresent internet," she wrote. 'I really feel for them, because bullying today is so scary due to all of the technology."

Check out the chorus: 'This is a hymn for the hymnless, kids with no religion/ Yeah, we keep on sinning, yeah, we keep on singing/ Flying down the highway, backseat of the Hyundai/ Pull it to the front, let it run, we don't valet/ Sorry if you're starstruck, blame it on the stardust/ I know that I'm perfect, even though I'm f up/ Hymn for the hymnless, don't need no forgiveness/ 'Cause if there's a heaven, don't care if we get in/ This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, live, live/ This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, for how we live." Rainbow is out August 11. Listen to "Hymn" here.

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