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Daily Music News Report for 07/13/2016


Craig Morgan's Son Found Dead

(Radio.com) Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country musician Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, was found dead Monday (July 11) after he went missing on Sunday following a boating accident.

The singer's publicity firm, Monarch Publicity, released a statement confirming Greer's death. "The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff's Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee," the statement reads.

"The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss. Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiance Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer."

According to The Tennessean, Greer was out tubing with friends on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, TN when he and another friend fell into the water. Read more here.

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Lil Wayne Seizure Was A 'False Alarm'

(Radio.com) Stories circulated Monday (July 11) that Lil Wayne was rushed to the hospital following a seizure in Las Vegas that forced him to cancel his performance at a pre-UFC party in Sin City.

Lil Wayne refuted the reports. The rapper called the story a "false alarm" and thanked fans for their prayers. He tweeted "False Alarm! I appreciate da prayers and konsern but I'm good!!! Luv."

In June, Wayne was forced to make two emergency landings after he suffered seizures mid-flight. In a 2013 interview Wayne said that that he suffers from epilepsy and is "prone to seizures," reported Billboard. Read more here.

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Justin Timberlake, Chance The Rapper Help Peyton Manning Retire

(Radio.com) Mum's the word on exactly who was at a secret celeb-studded retirement party for Peyton Manning: NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt tweeted and deleted a message describing the (alleged) Beverly Hills bash and its "huge celeb list."

Fortunately for nosy football and music fans, Chance the Rapper and Justin Timberlake posed together at the event for a photo, which Chance tweeted. Keeping it real about the secret-not-secret NFL party, the Rapper wrote, "Currently crashing Peyton Manning's retirement party." Even the party crashers were A-List.

In the photo, Timberlake rocks his signature dad fedora and Chance appears to be enjoying a clear beverage. The event (which may or may not have happened) took place at the Beverly Hills Montage and celebrated Manning's 18-year career as one of football's greatest quarterbacks. Read more here.

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Marvin Gaye Documentary 'Marvin, What's Going On?' Coming

(Radio.com) For the first time, Marvin Gaye's family has approved a documentary about the late musician. The forthcoming documentary Marvin, What's Going On? is now in development, and will focus on the creation and recording of his 1971 album What's Going On? (via Variety).

Gaye's children, Nona, Marvin III and Frankie, as well as his former wife Janis will all contribute to the film. The documentary will begin production this fall with a release date set for late next year.

Not only will it include interviews with some of Motown's biggest legends, but it also promises never-before-seen footage of Gaye. The film's producers promise it will be "the defining portrait of this visionary artist and his impeccable album." Read more here.

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Fetty Wap and PnB Rock Release Surprise Mixtape

(Radio.com) While some may have thought Fetty Wap was resting on his laurels after a monster year on the music charts, he's secretly been in the studio working with PnB Rock.

The pair surprised fans and released a joint mixtape titled Money Hoes and Flows on Tuesday (July 12) via the DatPiff music app. According to The Fader, the tape is hosted by DJ Drama and features guest appearances from people like Fetty's RGF crew member Monty.

Scott Storch, famous for creating Fat Joe's "Lean Back" beat, contributed tracks. Other production was helmed by IBeatz. Check out the Money Hoes and Flows tape here.

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Rich Homie Quan Flubs Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

(Radio.com) It might be an artist's worst nightmare: Forgetting the lyrics during a live performance. Rich Homie Quan experienced just that last night (July 11th) when he tried, and failed, to pay tribute to Notorious B.I.G. at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

Lil' Kim invited Rich Homie Quan out to rap part of "Get Money," and although things started off fine, he eventually grew quiet and appeared to forget the song's lyrics. After completing the first rhyme, Rich Homie Quan took to a corner of the stage and improvised hype words to keep the audience on board.

Lil' Kim held her own without his help, but the whole performance ended up feeling soft. Rich Homie Quan sure looked the part, though. He took the stage wearing Biggie's iconic Coogie sweater (via XXL Mag).

Twitter, naturally, wasn't about to let him get away with anything. Viewers have been overloading the social media platform with all sorts of criticisms, including the fact that he chose to dress the part but couldn't actually play the part. See the tweets and watch the flub here.

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Alanis Morissette Names Daughter Onyx Solace

(Radio.com) As if competing in a baby naming contest, Alanis Morissette and rapper Mario 'Souleye" Treadway named their second child Onyx Solace. The baby girl was born June 23rd and Morissette recently posted a photo of her on social media.

"She's here!" Morrissette captioned a photo of her newborn. The picture of the newborn comes comes nearly two weeks after Morissette released a photo of herself naked, pregnant and underwater.

A quote from her five-year-old son Ever accompanied the image: 'You have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world 'cause they make persons." See the post here.

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The Bad Boy Entertainment Box Set is Coming

(Radio.com) Fans of Bad Boy Entertainment don't need to wait much longer to hear their favorite hits and hip-hop standards all in one place. A box set dedicated to "20 years of hip-hop ingenuity" will feature Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Faith Evans, Total, Carl Thomas, Mase, 112, The Lox, Cassie, Janelle Monáe, Danity Kane, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana and more.

"Bad Boy helped make hip hop what it is today--and this collection highlights all the music, history and vision that made Bad Boy number 1." said Bad Boy founder and chairman Puff Daddy. 'We wanted to thank our fans, celebrate the music, the people, and the Bad Boy lifestyle that have defined the past two decades. We've always made music that makes the people dance; this collection does all that and more, and it is a celebration of all things Bad Boy."

The set will include a 64-page history of the label's rise, highs and lows along the way--promising a "360-degree view" of the Bad Boy legacy. Current label president Harve Pierre curated the collection of tracks which includes everything from "I Need a Girl" to "I'll Be Missing You." Its release also coincides with the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. Read more here.

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Britney Spears Teases New Video 'Make Me (Ooh)'

(Radio.com) Britney Spears is getting ready to make a major music drop. Her highly anticipated new single "Make Me (Oooh)" is due out any day now from the sounds of it. She spent much of June teasing her fans with photos from her music video shoot, and now there's a sneak peek available.

Perez Hilton managed to get a full version of the video, and he filmed a brief segment of it to share with his readers (via Idolator). Rather than post a clip, he shot a few seconds of cellphone video while watching "Make Me (Oooh)" on his laptop. He comments over most of it so there's not much by way of audio.

In the brief video, Spears stands front and center wearing a wrapped bathing suit incredibly close to the one seen in her sneak peek for new perfume Private Show. She's surrounded by male dancers dressed in a variety of nude colored bottoms to give an added provocative touch to her new music. Check out the snippet here.

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BANKS Releases Disturbing New Video

(Radio.com) If Britney Spears prefers to dance with nearly nude male dancers in her new video "Make Me (Oooh)," BANKS offers viewers a very different, very eery direction, with her new video "F With Myself." She premiered the new song and accompanying video today (July 12th).

In it, BANKS and several dancers that look closer to mannequins than humans contort together in a warehouse. The dancers also wear masks featuring her likeness, which, combined with the setting's low lightning and neon pink touches, lends the whole affair a disturbed feel.

"F- With Myself" is quiet in places but chill overall. It relies on a big, upfront beat and moody synths to carry Banks' perturbed vocals. "This song is about being your own best friend, your own mother, and your own lover," she said in a press release. Read more here.

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Kevin Durant Breaks Down Name Drops In Famous Hip-Hop Songs

(Radio.com) Kevin Durant has been one of the most famous basketball players in the NBA since he was drafted in 2007. The newest addition to the Warriors is not unfamiliar with his name being thrown around but still gets a shock with certain shout outs.

Durant has been a fan of hip-hop since he was a child and has even worked on his own music including a feature with renowned star Wale called 'The Best In The League.'

Durant recently sat down with Genius and discussed his name being used in songs by rappers Drake, Jay Z, J. Cole, Fabolous and Logic. Check out the video here.

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Gucci Mane and Migos Release New Track 'Now'

(Radio.com) Gucci Mane shared his new track "Now" with fellow Atlanta-based trio Migos. Gucci Mane's new album Everybody Looking is set to be released on July 22.

The song's opening has a similar feel to Beyonce's popular single "Sorry," with the foursome changing "N-, nah," to "N-, now" before exploding things with an addictive beat and some hard and fast rhymes.

In the track's lyrics, the four rappers have struck upon their popularity at the moment: They are the biggest and best right now. Gucci isn't the only one who has been keeping busy. Migos dropped a new five-track EP 3 Way on July 8. Listen to "Now" here.

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