A verified Instagram for the trio emerged yesterday and has celebrated some milestones in Destiny's Child history --could it suggest a full reunion? Fans seem to think so.
Since 2006, the trio appeared on Williams' track "Say Yes" and during Beyonce's 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. They haven't been too shy to get the band back together when the right project comes along, so why not a 20th anniversary reunion? Read morehere.
On Lanez' track "Litty," Meek drops a reference to Quentin Miller, who allegedly has written raps for Drake. The ghostwriter controversy boils over near the end of the track.
"They be making memes, I be making millions / I just counted up a Quinten Miller / A Q.M, that's a quarter milli," Meek raps. Snippets of material have been available (via Instagram tease) for a week, but the entire mixtape is available to stream on Spotify and other services. Listen to the full tapehere.
The Lady Gaga x Bud Light concert series has already yielded some great live performances, ads, and other content. And last night Gaga livestreamed a dive bar performance in Los Angeles that's worth a watch.
During her set, she performed highlights from Joanne including "Come to Mama," "Angel Down," the title track and "Perfect Illusion." Mark Ronson made an appearance, and the crowd loved every moment. Watch Gaga's L.A. dive concerthere.
When it comes to his appearance The Letter O, the debut album from Portland Trail Blazers guard turned rapper Damian Lillard, Lil Wayne's label doesn't want him participating.
Lil Wayne appears on the track "Loyal to the Soil," but according to Lillard's Twitter account he won't be part of it for long. "I am being forced to remove Lil Wayne from #TheLetterO track 'Loyal to the Soil'" Lillard tweeted on Tuesday (Oct. 25). He added the reason, explaining, "Despite my agreement with Wayne, his parent label is forcing me to remove him". Read morehere.
One inventive musical mind mashed up "No Problem" with the official anthem of the Cubs, Steven Goodman's "Go Cubs Go," to create "World Series No Problem."
Chance is a fan of the Chicago White Sox, but even he's getting in the spirit of the series. He's been tweeting his support of the team, including retweeting President Barack Obama--a proclaimed White Sox fan--who was excited to see the Cubs in the finals. When one of Chance's fans said he wouldn't be happy about the mash-up being used against a rival team, he tweeted out a very different response. "I f— with it," he wrote.
It's got Chance's approval so it must be good. Listen to The Hood Internet's "World Series No Problem" below. Read morehere.
Underwood posted an Instagram photo of her workout trailer decked out for the holiday season, complete with a jack o' lantern. She captioned the post with the following:
"An orange, -filled workout trailer & session filled with 31 reps of about a million different exercises (at least, it felt that way)!" she wrote. "I'm super sore, yet feeling festive! #StayThePath #halloween #strong #makingroomforthecandy." Check out Carrie's holiday themed set uphere.
Not only do B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs all have individual face emojis, but there are all sorts of other options like lighters, skulls, lowriders, lyrics and more. Text blocks repurpose the group's lyrics with clever traditional emojis.
For example, there's "Insane in the Brain" off their 1993 album Black Sunday, but instead of the word "brain," there's an emoji of one. The app costs .99 and can be purchased from the iTunes App Store. It's only available on iOS at the moment. Read morehere.
The duet "Comme Moi" features Shakira (singing in English) and the French rapper performing in his native tongue. The breezy dance track has a Latin American flair and all the flirtatious energy you'd expect from the woman whose breakthrough hit was "Whenever, Wherever."
Black M's hit "Les yeux plus gros que le monde" brought the French-Guinean rapper to international attention in 2014, so Shakira's cross-cultural appeal is a perfect fit for his new single. On the track, she sings that she never meant to do her lover wrong. Read morehere.
He also took time to chat with host James Corden and guests Ewan McGregor and Isla Fisher for a gruesome game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," in which he was peppered with some pretty tough questions.
When asked who his least favorite member of One Direction was, Fisher acted as publicist and advised him to take a swig of the "salmon smoothie" instead of becoming the headline of a Daily Mail article. Horan did, however, reveal whether he'd rather spend his last night on earth with Selena Gomez or Ellie Goulding. Watch ithere.
The setting was past lights out at Camp Winnipesaukee in 1996 where a young brace-faced and curly-haired Timberlake was trying to rest when his friend, Fallon, asked him if he was sleeping. The two begin chatting and Timberlake reveals that he will be dressing up as the television character Blossom for Halloween after rejecting the idea of Steve Urkel and Zack Morris.
In a room surrounded by childhood games of the '90s like Guess Who? and Battleship, the two friends decide to sing a song they heard on the radio earlier that day-- "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette.
Since it's past their bedtime, Fallon and Timberlake sing in whispered voices, but when it comes to the chorus they can't help but belt it at the top of their lungs. Watch the cliphere.
On Wednesday (Oct. 26) the $400 question for the category "Musical Acts" was, "This Canadian rapped, 'Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman, them boys up to somethin', Uh, uh, uh, I think I need some Robitussin.'"
And Trebek demonstrated his flow (or lack thereof) when delivering the question. The correct answer--delivered in the form of a question--was "Who is Drake?" Watch Trebek spit Drizzyhere.
"Happy birthday to the most loving husband, father and friend we could ever ask for. We love you Big Cat Daddy. Love, Little Miss Honky Tonk," she captioned the post.
Apparently we now know the pet names the sweethearts use for each other. Urban wrote back with a sweet post of his own. "Best birthday EVER!!! Love u baby xxxxxxx," he wrote before going on to thank "ALL the fans, friends and loved ones for gorgeous birthday wishes." See the posthere.
A stark declaration launched "Rehab," the opening track from Amy Winehouse's Back to Black. "They tried to make me go to rehab," the British singer intoned before offering up her response to that suggestion, "No, no, no." There was no melodic intro, no rhythmic build-up; instead, Winehouse's vocals crashed through the song's opening. She wasn't going to waste a breath mincing words. It was clear that she was different from the other pop stars of the era.
Arriving in 2006 after the highly acclaimed but less popular Frank, Back to Black took pop music on a journey. There were soulful beats, old school R&B flares and jazzy inflections, yet it sounded current because of its hip-hop swagger. Thanks to that mixture of "then and now," it stood out among the year's big hits, like Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds, Beyonce's B'day and Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics. It stayed cool where Timberlake wanted to rev up the club, it vocalized an addictive relationship where Beyonce sang about independence and it made a statement where Aguilera straddled the line between her former image and her "dirrtier" side.
Winehouse's love of classic sounds like Motown, Stax and '60s and '70s R&B informed the songs on Back to Black. There was her take on "Me and Mrs. Jones": "Me & Mr. Jones" ("Mr. Jones" was a reference to Nas, whose real name is Nasir Jones). On "Tears Dry on Their Own," she played with the central melodic riff in the classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Her references allowed her to combine the past with the present in a way that made her seem all at once timeless and current, but most of all very cool. And the industry was enamored with her voice, her songs, her style and her persona. Read morehere.
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