Last Thursday (Aug. 10), the Manhattan district attorney's office confirmed that a grand jury has voted to indict Creole. The charge follows an August 1 arrest, in which the rap pioneer allegedly stabbed a homeless man, John Jolly.
A source stated that Glover thought the man was hitting on him and 'one thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest." Read morehere.
DMX, who real name is Earl Simmons, reportedly traveled multiple times without permission and tested positive for cocaine since his initial arrest last month.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said the rapper will have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and ask his permission to travel at least a week in advance. Read morehere.
The pop star's new self-titled album will be the follow-up to their 2016 album "7/27" and is will also be the group's first music release since they become a quartet.
The current lineup, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke -- parted ways with Camila Cabello in December 2016. Watch the new videohere.
"All these bricks and money I been stackin', all these dollars bustin' through the plastic," A$AP Ferg spits out on the newly released track. "1800 got me blastin'
"I'ma keep the money comin', keep dancin'." The Harlem rapper will release his Still Striving mixtape next later this week on August 18. Check out Ferg's new collaborative trackhere.
When I wrote 4th of July I was going through a pretty intense time in my life - a relationship was imploding and I had recently dropped everything to work on the record. And as it happens, things were coming to a head around the 4th of July of last year - which is, I guess, why the lyrics for this song came out the way they did.
But listening to the song once you realize that, beyond the "feels like the 4th of July" refrain, the song has nothing to do with the holiday, country, whatever... I think the refrain is more of a description of a state of blissful serenity that exists - lingering somewhere beneath the chaos of existence - but which we often only experience when that chaos becomes particularly intense & we're kind of forced to really let go. We're usually so wrapped up in our own bullsh*t that we don't get to that kind of place - but when you do...feels like the 4th of July…
In any case, that's the tune. The reality is that I never write with any kind of strategy or agenda in mind - context, meaning, etc., often only reveals itself to me after the fact. And that was the same for this song - I can talk about subtext, etc., now, but really it's just a question of sound in the process. I prefer hearing how the audience reacts to a tune, because, really, I find their interpretation - what it means to them - to be more interesting than anything I can say about it.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the upcoming albumright here!
Lynch first shared the song with Luke Bryan and Little Big Town while they were on tour together, and told Rolling Stone he knew he had something special when they asked for him to play it back three times in a row.
It didn't take long before they were singing along with the chorus. The track comes from Lynch's forthcoming album Current Mood, which will be released on Sept. 8. Listenhere.
The letter deals with personal and professionals difficulties she experienced, such as an eating disorder, severe anxiety and crippling insecurity, plus how it will also help lead her to writing "Rainbow."
"Dear Kesha, at this very moment, you may be wondering if it was a really a good idea to drop out of high school and move to L.A. with nothing but your grandpa's Lincoln town car and a demo tape," she writes in her letter. "I've got good news and I've got bad news, and I know you're a tad impatient so I'll start with the good news: You made it! The bad news is, you nearly killed yourself on the road to success, fueled by fear of failure, crippling anxiety and insecurity."
She went on to write about how she struggled to live up to the expectation of "toxic people" who praised her skinny look while she was struggling with bulimia and anorexia. She reads, "this will really, really mess with your head." Read more and watch the full cliphere.
"I am now living in a motel in New Jersey. I'm all by myself," she said. "Mental illness, it's like drugs, it doesn't [care] who you are, and equally what's worse, the stigma doesn't care who you are."
Apple reached to O'Connor via a video posted to her YouTube channel. "I want you to know that you are my hero," the visibly shaken singer said. "I just saw the video of you and I don't want you to feel like that. I don't want you to feel like that. You've given so much. And I wish I could be there. I wish I could be of some use to you. I'm your friend — that's all I want to say — and you're my hero." Watch Fiona's full messagehere.
The album was produced by Greg Kurstin, who has worked with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Sia, and Foo Fighters."I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago," the singer told Rolling Stone.
"But these are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once. It's not retro and not modern. To get everything to sit together so it doesn't sound like a huge mess was quite an undertaking." Read morehere.
"I'm proud of this album in every way," said Janson. "The cover shot caught me in a great moment. I was literally laughing on the bus, talking and cracking jokes in Danny McBride fashion. A smile makes most everybody feel good, and I wrote and recorded this record for everybody."
"Shooting the photography for the album was the most relaxed I've ever been behind a camera," he continued. "It turned out exactly how I envisioned it."
Check out Chris' cover art, and full tracklistinghere.
"You can't deny the energy, that we got goin' on, I know you feel the chemistry," goes the catchy pre-chorus. "This s— feels so strong, Cloud 9, I'm feelin' heavenly."
"It's an album musically that I've wanted to make for a long time and had to find the right time," Jessie told Billboard. "Everyone who's heard the album so far says it's very honest and very grown. I'm speaking on issues that a 29-year-old goes through which is different from what I've sung about in the past. But I have to be true to what's in my mind and heart. I'm working with one producer, DJ Camper [who produced "Real Deal], on this cohesive piece of work. It's a piece of music as opposed to singles and album fillers. I feel like I'm making music. I don't know when it will be out. I'm just enjoying the process that everything happens for a reason, trusting in time and feelings."
"He's incredible, actually insane," she said of Camper. "I met him through a friend. He's the most incredible pianist and comes from church. He's inspired me more than I ever thought I could be inspired. I'm so happy I found an amazing friend as well as a producer in the process. It's been a really beautiful experience for both of us. I don't want to talk about it too much because I get a bit emotional. But I'm so excited for people to hear the music. It's a side of my voice that I haven't celebrated enough." Listen to Jessie's new trackhere.
The Don't Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour is scheduled to kick off on October 3rd in Los Angeles at the world famous Roxy and will wrap up on December 16th with a home town show in Asheville, N.C. at the US Cellular Center.
Combs will be joined on the tour by opening acts Ray Fulcher, Josh Phillips and Faren Rachels and is launching the trek to promote his album "This One's For You" which topped the Billboard Country Chart earlier this year when it hit stores. SEe the dateshere.
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