As Q Tip described in a hand-written note posted to the group's Facebook page today, momentum to create the new album began after their appearance on the Tonight Show last November.
Featuring Busta Rhymes and Consequence, Q Tip explains the new album is not a retread of "old Phife bars." It's "Pure." He goes on to explain that they were inspired to return to the studio following their appearance on the Tonight show and the Paris terrorist attacks that took place that same night. Read his full messagehere.
"@Drake Say it to face, p****," Cudi tweeted in reaction to the alleged diss. "You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise."
Drake appeared to diss Cudi on his new track "Two Birds One Stone," where he raps, "You were 'The Man on the Moon'/ Now you just through your phases/ Life of the angry and famous."
Some fans felt the timing was poor considering Cudi had recently checked himself into rehab to deal with issues relating to depression and suicidal urges. But Drizzy doubled down on the diss writing 'Mans need to stop mentioning my name when they get geeked." See Cudi's fighting wordshere.
Instead, Schumer says it was "just us women celebrating each other," adding that the video Beyonce made was "so moving and I wouldn't ever make fun of that."
Schumer came under fire last week after some claim her video version was insulting to Beyonce's original while others comments were more harsh. One Instagram comment read, "It's celebrities like you that are helping tear this country apart." Read Schumer's complete explanationhere.
A CD version of the EP featuring seven tracks is set to be released on November 4th via Walmart and he will be following up with a special 10" 4-track vinyl release on November 25th for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday.
The retail version will feature seven songs, including six that come from his "Mr. Misunderstood" album highlighted by medley of "Mistress Named Music".
The set will also feature a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", which were all recorded during a concert at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater is Morrison, Co. See the tracklistingshere.
"On this special birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family," she wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white photo of her and Wilson snuggling. "I'm excited to finally share one of the greatest gifts of all that God could give."
Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, proposed to Ciara in March and shared the news through social media. The couple got married in July at a private ceremony at a castle in England. See her posthere.
"Yeah, I'm writing on the road, I produce everything on my little laptop. It's really just jotting ideas down. I don't love traveling, but I write better when I'm traveling; when I'm uncomfortable, I write better music."
"I'm going to put out an album a year, I don't want to go missing for four years and be all mysterious. I want to be the people's artist. I want to keep giving them music, so they can make memories and I can' pay off my house." Read morehere.
Joining one half of Fresh 102.7's morning show, Carson and Cane, Michael explained to Karen Carson just what it was that kept him away all this time. "The reason why it's been a three year break," Michael says with a sly smile, "is because my wife and I, we did it.
"We made love. And when you do it, sometimes, when a man and woman love each other, and they feel special things for each other, they will kiss and hug and sometimes they will make a baby' and we made two babies. Which is proof to everyone we did it." Read morehere.
Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying first burst on the scene as a force to be reckoned with on The Sing Off.
The group has gone on to sell more than 2.8 million albums in the U.S. alone, won multiple Grammy Awards, sold out venues worldwide, amassed over 1.4 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10.1 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Watch the new videohere.
In the segment, Bentley takes King to the famed Grand Ole Opry and the two learn a little bit more about each other. Bentley told King the first time he heard his most recent No. 1 single "Different For Girls," he knew he wanted her as a guest vocalist on the song.
"I had this great song sent to me and [was] trying to find a way to take this great song somewhere unexpected so I looked for someone weird and beautiful and talented and different," he says. "For me, this was a once in a career thing where you go for something and it actually works out better than you could ever plan it."
While Bentley notes that "Different For Girls" is the complete opposite of King's song "Ex's & Oh's," he says he actually related to the girl part most on his single.
"I'm definitely the girl in 'Different For Girls,'" he says, adding that during breakups when he was younger his hair often fell out and he lost weight. "I connected to the female part of that song." Read morehere.
"Sure, you can cut 10 great songs and have hits with 'em, but I learned as a kid, writing songs with people like Whitey Shafer and Dean Dillon, creativity is more powerful than that. You can't just dial it up, but when it happens, you better make sure you protect it."
And he has certainly been protective of his process on his new album. Chesney decided to prioritize honoring the creative process over hitting a release date.
He reportedly went in to record a couple of late-arrival songs and an old favorite, delaying the release of the album. When it all started coming together, he says that he realized that Cosmic Hallelujah captured the essence of everything life is supposed to be. Read morehere.
"I finished a tour; that was huge for me, because I haven't done that in years," she said. "Last tour, I had to stop to get vocal surgery, but this tour' honestly, every day, I was like, 'Am I gonna make it?' But when we did, I cried, I was exhausted, but so happy that I could say, 'I could do a tour, I did it!' Even though it was a small one."
She also discussed her new single and video for "Better": "It was awesome, I did it with my good friend Tommy Parks, we wrote to this beat that our friend Tommy Brown did.
"We were just talking bout exes. We didn't want to do just another dance video, we wanted it to be special and so we decided to do acting and make it dramatic, and we were lucky enough to have Beau Bridges, a legend, to do it with us. I'm proud of that video." Read morehere.
Taylor Swift's sophomore album, Fearless, more than lived up to its name. While most artists worry about the sophomore slump, Swift laughed in fear's face as she delivered hit after hit on the 13-track album, which featured songs all written or co-written by the artist. She also co-produced the record with Nathan Chapman, who was at the helm of her self-titled debut in 2006.
Fearless was the best-selling album of 2009 with over 3.2 million copies sold, making a then 18-year-old Swift the youngest artist in history to have the year's best selling release. To date, Fearless remains Swift's biggest selling album. According to an article in Billboard last December, Fearless has surpassed 7 million in total U.S. sales and those numbers only continue to climb.
So what exactly is it about Fearless that had millions of people driving to the record stores in 2008 and 2009? It all comes down to her relatability. Her songs tug on emotions we've all felt. Whether you're a 12-year-old girl crushing on a boy in class, a 21-year-old in college pining for that guy at the bar or even a 40-something looking back on early relationships, Swift's songs transport you to that initial moment of first love, first heartbreak and has us recalling those feelings we've all had at least one point in our lives.
"I really try to write more about what I feel and guys and love because that's what fascinates me more than anything else — love and what it does to us and how we treat people and how they treat us," she said in a 2010 interview. "So pretty much every song on the album has a face that I associate with it." Read morehere.
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