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Daily Music News Report for 08/05/2016


Eminem Reportedly Making Drake Diss Track

(Radio.com) Drake has been involved in some high profile beefs, like last summer's battle with Meek Mill. There have also been lower profiles beefs, such as his recent semi-entanglement with Joe Budden.

But a true test of hip hop prowess may be coming. According to a New York City's Hot 97's DJ Ebro, Eminem is preparing to make his very own Drake diss track. (listen to the broadcast here).

That same DJ claims to have spoken with Drake, who feels that such an attack is unlikely, but is ready should the gauntlet be thrown down. Read more here.

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Britney Spears Streaming New Track 'Private Show'

(Radio.com) Britney Spears is ready to take on the world again with her upcoming album Glory, but for the moment she wants to give everyone a "Private Show." The singer premiered her latest track Thursday (August 4).

"Private Show" finds Spears showing off her funky side, which comes across in the snaps, claps and other percussive flares the song exhibits. Sure, it also contains instrumentation and synths (the elements listeners expect from a pop song-especially a Spears pop song), but "Private Show" feels largely stripped of those additions so that Spears' vocals can shine.

Spears delves into her deeper register on the second part of the chorus, singing "Work it work it, boy watch me work it/ Slide down my pole watch me spin it and twerk it." The way she plays with the meter provides an extra emphasis to the lyric's staccato-like rhythm, and shows a new direction for the singer. And then there's the bridge.

Recorded to give her voice a raw tinge, Spears goes full on fierce. She practically screams, "Strut it out, strut it out/ Eyes on me/ Watch me strike a pose/ Feel my heat." Glory will be released on August 26th. Listen to "Private Show" here.

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Mariah Carey's New Reality Show 'Mariah's World' Announced

(Radio.com) Pop star Mariah Carey will be making her triumphant return to reality TV with a new show entitled "Mariah's World" which begins airing on E! in December.

Mariah's World will be a limited episode docu-series with only eight chances for viewers to see inside the singer's life. The show takes place as she prepares her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour in Europe, the UK and Africa, all while planning her wedding to fiance James Packer and being a mother to her two children with Nick Cannon.

The world may be familiar with Carey the diva, but the show aims to show all the different facets of her personality and life. As the tagline promotes, "It's Mariah's World, we're just living in it!" Mariah's World premieres December 4th. Watch a clip here.

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Fifth Harmony Celebrate Olympics With New Video

(Radio.com) Fifth Harmony just released the perfect pump-up video for the U.S. women's gymnastics team as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. A one minute music video clip of "That's My Girl" features breath-taking flips and tumbling runs from the likes of Simone Bliss, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian.

The words of the song speak directly to the team. "Who's been working so damn hard/ You got that head on overload/ Got yourself this flawless body/ Aching now from head to toe."

The song encourages and inspires listeners not to quit, but to keep on going. It's a "we believe in you" type of song. The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off on Friday night with the opening ceremonies from Rio de Janeiro. Read more here.

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The Game Raises Money For 3-Year-Old Gunshot Victim

(Radio.com) The Game has been showing off a more socially conscious side. Not only has he pledged to help the LAPD with an anti-violence campaign, but he recently launched a fundraising campaign to help a 3-year-old shooting victim.

On Instagram, The Game shared a picture of Zachaeus Water. In May, Zachaeus was reportedly shot in the face on his third birthday by his mother's boyfriend, Nathaniel Dixon (via ABC11).

Dixon also reportedly shot and killed Water's mother. The Game's son brought the story to his attention, so the rapper donated $1,000 to the child and encouraged others to give what they could (via XXL).

The Game wrote on the social media app, "My son @HvrlemTaylor found this story & keeping it, literally brought tears to my eyes so I immediately contacted the father & decided to make you all aware of this baby's story so we could do what we do & raise $5000 quickly for him." Read more here.

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Miguel Streams New Track 'Cadillac' From Netflix's The Get Down

(Radio.com) Miguel has release a new track titled "Cadillac." The song appears on the soundtrack from the new Netflix original series The Get Down, which premieres on August 12th.

Executive produced by Luhrmann and Nas, The Get Down is set in New York City in 1977. A press release promises a music-driven drama which chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco.

The series will feature music by Nas, Christina Aguilera, Zayn, Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges, Jaden Smith (who also stars in the series), and more. Check out the latest from Miguel here.

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Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper Lead Camp Flog Gnaw Lineup

(Radio.com) Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw music festival has announced an impressive lineup. Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q lead a host of performers.

DJ Mustard, Action Bronson, Death Grips and many more round out the two day festival which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on November 12th and 13th.

Passes go on sale Monday, August 8 via the festival's website. While single day tickets are $98, 3-day passes GA Weekend Passes clock in at $175 with VIP Golf Club passes priced at $350. Check out the full lineup here.

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Ariana Grande Wants To Respect Penny Role In Hairspray Live

(Radio.com) As Ariana Grande prepares to play Penny in Hairspray Live the "Into You" singer says she wanted to honor the John Waters original by showing up on time, respecting the size of her role, and bringing her Broadway-honed A-game to the soundstage.

"I don't want to change anything about the role or how she develops," she said, according to ETOnline. "I just love Penny and it's such a great honor to play her. I don't want any special icing or parts."

The return to her musical theater roots reminded her where she got her start. "Penny's been my favorite character since the start," she said. "This is such a dream come true for me because at heart, theater is everything to me Pop music is so fun, but this is way much more fun. So much more." Read more here.

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Fetty Wap and Masika Kalysha Battle Over Daughter On Reality TV

(Radio.com) The drama between Fetty Wap and Masika Kalysha over their four-month-old daughter Khari Barbie Maxwell will make its way to reality TV this fall. Both will appear on the third season of Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood.

When Kalysha announced her pregnancy in 2015 and claimed Fetty as the father, it seemed like news to him. In the show's trailer, which follows Fetty and Kalysha while she's still pregnant, she questions going to court over her baby. "I was in a relationship with a rapper," she says in the trailer. "Everything was amazing and then I got pregnant. He decided to pretty much deny that this is his child."

Fetty later changed his tune and both welcomed their daughter into the world in early 2016, but they've continued to spar online (via XXL Mag). In late June, Kalysha got mad at Fetty for posting a picture of their daughter. The couple had reportedly agreed to keep their daughter out of the spotlight during the first three months of her life. Kalysha also questioned his commitment as a father, claiming he hadn't visited child like he said he would.

Ray J and his fiancee Princess Love also appear on the new season, as the two get ready to wed. Watch the trailer here.

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Charlie Daniels' The Journey Home Project Palm Dinner Announced

(Webster) Charlie Daniels' co-founded non-profit, The Journey Home Project, will host their annual dinner at The Palm Restaurant in Nashville. The event, hosted by SiriusXM's Storme Warren, will be held Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30pm and all proceeds will go to returning veterans and furthering awareness of the issues they face when they return home from overseas.

The program will include American heroes, Mark "Oz" Geist, John "Tig" Tiegen, Buck Taylor, a performance by Pete Scobell and the man of the hour, celebrating his 80th Birthday, Charlie Daniels.

The Palm Dinner includes a renowned live auction, silent auction items, fantastic food and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased through Paige Dixon at (615) 742-3193 or pdixon@thepalm.com and begin at $250.

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