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B-Sides Report for 01/28/2016



Rihanna Streams New Song 'Work' Featuring Drake

(Radio.com) Rihanna has released a new song titled "Work" which features Drake. The track is the official lead single from the singer's eagerly awaited new album ANTI.

This isn't Drake and Rihanna's first collaboration. The pair previously worked on each other's music with Drake pulling feature duty on Rihanna's 2010 track 'What's My Name?" and Rihanna returning the favor for Drake's 2011 track 'Take Care."

Rihanna has been teasing her new album since she revealed its artwork and title back in October. No release date has been announced for ANTI, but rumors claim it could be as soon as this Friday. Stream the song here.

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Tyler Farr Placed On Total Vocal Rest

(Radio.com) Tyler Farr has been placed on total vocal rest after a microlaryngeal surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal chords. The issue began during Farr's 2015 summer tour with Jason Aldean but was identified after Farr's severe bout of bronchitis at the end of last year.

'This is the last thing I would've ever expected," Farr said in a statement. 'I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work.

"After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015." As a result, Farr is canceling his appearances with Lee Brice to focus on his work with the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic in Nashville. Read more here.

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Wiz Khalifa Not Impressed With Kanye West's 'Waves' Album Title

(Radio.com) As news spread that Kanye West's album title is being changed from SWISH to WAVES, another rapper is hoping the new title is not set in stone. Wiz Khalifa took to social media to express his issue with the new title.

"Please don't take the wave," he tweeted "Max B is the wavy one. He created the wave. There is no wave without him." He continues, "He's the reason I sing on all my songs. That's the wave. If theres nothing wit that sound ITS NOT WAVY."

Max B was formerly a member of The Diplomats and Jim Jones' ByrdGang collective and released various mixtapes and an album, Vigilante Season (2011). Max is currently incarcerated for 75 years on charges of felony murder, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy. Read more here.

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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Shares First Photo of New Baby

(Radio.com) One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has had an eventful 2016 and it's still January. Last week, he became a first-time dad when former flame Briana Jungwirth gave birth to their first child together. Tomlinson and Jungwirth shared their excitement and first photos of the baby on social media.

In a too-cute-for-words photo, Louis cradles his baby with his famed "It Is What It Is" chest tattoo on display. He and Jungwirth also helped confirm the little boy's name: "Freddie."

"Freddie Tommo," Tomlinson tweeted, followed by "Thank you so much for all the nice messages." An hour later, Jungwirth posted a hospital photo with the caption, "1/21/16. Freddie Reign. Love of my life." Put it all together, and you presumably get "Freddie Reign Tomlinson." See the posts here.

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2 Chainz Releases Surprise Mixtape 'Felt Like Cappin'

(Radio.com) 2 Chainz is on his grind. A few days after dropping the hilarious video for the street single "Watch Out,' the Atlanta star has released a new mixtape called Felt Like Cappin.

The project came as a surprise and was announced on Twitter while everyone was tuned into the Twitter war between Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa Wednesday (Jan. 27).

Felt Like Cappin is a six-song collection that comes after August's Trapavelli Tre mixtape. Lil Wayne lends a verse to the project. There is production from hip-hop heavyweights like Timbaland, TM88, Mike Will Made It, Cardo, and Zaytoven.

The Lil Wayne collaboration serves as a preview for what 2 Chainz and Weezy's joint mixtape Collegrove should sound like. 2 Chainz says you won't have to wait too long for that to drop because it should be available in a month or two. Take a listen to Felt Like Cappin here.

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Martin Shkreli May Destroy $2m Wu-Tang Clan Album

(Radio.com) Martin Shkreli keeps digging a larger hole for himself when it comes to public opinion. The pharmaceutical CEO admitted he may destroy the Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which he purchased for $2 million.

Currently out on bail after being arrested for securities fraud, Shkreli spoke with Vice in a new interview. In the profile, Shkreli confessed he wasn't sure what to do with the album, but he'd landed upon two options.

The first would involve destroying the album, while the second would involve placing the album in such a remote location that any interested listeners would have to embark on a spiritual quest to reach it. Read more here.

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Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco Spits a Mystikal Verse

(Radio.com) Actress Kaley Cuoco is known for playing the sweet girl named Penny on The Big Bang Theory. She checked her good girl persona at the door when she was a contestant on Spike TV's hit show Lip Sync Battle.

Cuoco got in touch with her inner gangsta when she went head-to-head with comedic actor Josh Gad. Kaley Cuoco performed Mystikal's verse from Ludacris' rambunctious rap song "Move B-."

Once Cuoco finished tearing up the stage, host LL Cool J made note of how hard she went. LL joked asking where the sweet girl from the CBS sitcom had gone. Kaley responded, "Penny is not here, baby!" Watch the clip here.

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Brad Paisley Gives Guitar To 6-Year-Old Fan

(Radio.com) During his tour stop in Oxford, Mississippi Brad Paisley made one young girl's night. Cheyenne Gray, attending the show with her parents, caught the attention of the headliner after the intro to "This is Country Music," a local website reports.

He then took the acoustic guitar off his back and handed to the six-year-old. 'She couldn't stop smiling. She immediately tried to start playing along," her mother Kimberly told the site.

"She was all like, 'Mommy, look! He gave me a guitar!' I kept worrying she was going to hit someone on the back of the head with it being so crowded!" According to Kimberly's Twitter account, she's sending the guitar off to Paisley's people for him to sign the guitar. Read more here.

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