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Page Too Report for 07/24/2017

Meek Mill Takes Aim At Nicki Minaj On New Track '1942 Flows'

(Radio.com) Meek Mill released his latest album, Wins and Losses, last Friday (July 21) and one particular track has fans talking. "1942 Flows" includes a line that seems aimed at his ex, Nicki Minaj.

"Cut her off, act like she's dead and it's killing her," Meek raps, seemingly referring to an emotional ex-girlfriend who cannot let go. The two artists dated for nearly two years, but things ended around December.

In the track, Meek later warns reporters to stop asking about his personal life, rapping, "Bloggers in the frenzy, truck to the Bently/ Ain't doing no interviews, I'm busy, n- we litty/ So when you see me out don't ask me about no Nicki." Listen to "1942 Flows" and decide for yourself here.

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Justin Bieber Banned From China For 'Bad Behavior'

(Radio.com) The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture this past week has banned Justin Bieber from playing in China. The ban was revealed when a fan posted a question on the Bureau's website asking why Bieber wasn't coming to China during his Asian tour, reports Variety.

"Please give a detailed explanation of why Justin Bieber is not allowed to come to China! [He] has won many major awards, which demonstrates his extraordinary talents. Why aren't mainland fans given the right to enjoy his performance?" the post says.

The Bureau responded, 'We sympathize with your feelings. Justin Bieber is a talented singer but is also a controversial young foreign idol. We understand that there are records of his bad behavior, whether it is in his private life abroad or on stage."

"His inappropriate manner has caused public discontent," the statement continued. "In order to regulate the market order of show business in China and purify the market environment, it was decided that performers of inappropriate behavior will not be welcomed." Read more here.

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Lady Antebellum Release Sam Hunt Parody 'Party in a Bathrobe'

(Radio.com) Lady Antebellum had some good-natured fun when they released their new parody video for Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" called "Party in a Bathrobe."

In the spoof video, bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood jam to the backing track of Hunt's hit tune, while they sing about the benefits of bathrobe life on the tour bus. They even release two official hashtags for the comedy piece: #2Blessed2bDressed and #ROBElife.

Kelley hilariously drops new lyrics, such as "I don't need underwear," turning Hunt's chart-topping song into a silly sing along tune. Watch "Party in a Bathrobe" here.

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Madam Tussauds Pulls Beyonce Waxwork Following Controversy

(Radio.com) It's hard to imagine a more famous, recognizable likeness than Beyonce's--she's one of the planet's biggest stars and millions of fans follow her every move. When Madam Tussauds unveiled their latest Beyonce waxwork to the public, the disappointment was deafening.

First, there was the skin tone, apparently several shades lighter than real-life Beyonce. Then there was the face, a round, gormless rendition of Bey's fierce, angular visage. Twitter lit up with jokes and criticisms decrying the effort and today, Madam Tussauds announced that they've removed the sculpture from circulation.

"Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately color match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted," the wax museum told The New York Times in a statement. "Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage." Behold the original sculpture in all its glory here.

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Singled Out: Swearingen and Kelli's Satellite Friends

Americana husband-and-wife duo Swearingen and Kelli just released their brand new album "The Marry-ing Kind" this past Friday and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song "Satellite Friends". Here are the stories:

Jayne Kelli - I wrote this song on an airplane while heading to Philly. I just got a tablet and penned the whole thing on the device with the melody in my head. I always find that I think the clearest on an airplane. It must be because of less distraction and more time to myself... but writing a song on one was a first for me. This song is about finding out who your real friends are. There was a time where I had people in my camp that I called friend, that weren't really for me. I started to see who our real friends were vs. the people who don't like you, but want to hang around and drain you for their own purposes.

AJ Swearingen - I think this is my favorite song that Jayne has written to date. The production needed to be just right. I liked the song stark, with just piano and vocal until the second verse... where the production starts to sneak in and keeps building until the end of the song. This song is also the last cut on the album....we thought it was the perfect ending for this body of work.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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Louis Tomlinson's 'Back to You' Influenced By Arctic Monkeys

(Radio.com) Louis Tomlinson may have been a member of the greatest boy band of its era, but like his former bandmate Harry Styles, his new music has been inspired by artists beyond the realm of traditional pop. For example, the lyrics of his new single "Back to You" were influenced by British alternative band Arctic Monkeys.

"The way they tell stories is such an effortless thing," he told the BBC, adding that, like Arctic Monkeys, he strives to write songs that run deeper than tunes about girls and parties.

'My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story, I'm so bored of that," he said. Because I'm from up north, I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. It's real, it's honest and it's to the point, you know?"

While Tomlinson's musical growth is admirable, he admits that Oasis and Arctic Monkeys won't be too pleased to be mentioned in the same breath as the pop star. 'Any of the Arctic Monkeys would be devastated to hear me talking like this, but there is a way of incorporating that conversational honesty into pop," he continued. "That's why bands like Arctic Monkeys are so great. They don't work on any script or any maths or science. They just say what they feel. If it doesn't rhyme, it doesn't matter. If it sounds awkward, it doesn't matter." Read more here.

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Chase Rice Releases New Track 'Three Chords And The Truth'

(Radio.com) Chase Rice is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming studio album, Lambs &Lions, which will arrive Sept. 29. Ahead of the record's release, the singer released a first-taste of what is to come with his new track "Three Chords & The Truth."
The song was written with Ross Copperman, Jon Nite and Rice, and centers around the feelings of disappointment Rice felt after releasing a failed single after experiencing prior success.

"God had my back the whole time, whether I knew it or not," Rice explained. "Out of those failed singles I got 'Three Chords & The Truth.' I decided I'm going to make music that I needed to hear. When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you. This song was my truth. It's the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs. It's my heart waiting to be heard, and the songs that shaped it, especially in the third chorus." Listen to "Three Chords & The Truth" and check out Lions & Lambs' full tracklisting here.

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Tyga Releases New Track 'Feel Me' Featuring Kanye West

(Radio.com) Tyga released his new record this past Friday (July 21). The 16-track project features high-profile guest appearances from Quavo, Young Thug, Pusha T and Kanye West.

West joins Tyga on the album's second track, "Feel Me," where he name drops his wife, Kim Kardashian on the hook. "Kim K thick, you gotta feel me, at the dealership like what's the dealy? Usher Raymond chain, it's too chilly!"

Later West raps: "There's levels to my retail, the devil's in the detail, be typin' hard as hell, goin' heavy metal on the email, be so emo, catch feelings like a female, get quiet as a church mouse, phone soundin' like a seashell." Listen to "Feel Me" here.

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Logic Releases 'Take It Back' Music Video

(Radio.com) Logic is back, releasing a brand new music video for his hit track "Take It Back" off his chart-topping album, Everybody, which arrived earlier this year.

In the video, Logic wakes up with a start, covered in blood, in the middle of a tragic plane crash. As the track progresses, the Maryland rapper makes his way around the demolished neighborhood, where he encounters injured civilians and even fights off a masked attacker.

"Take it back, take it way back/ Take it way, way back to the first black man/ Long ago before the white man/ Could paint the black man with a gun in his hand," Logic raps, as he passionately makes his way around the chaotic streets. Watch the video here.

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Sam Hunt Reveals His Favorite OutKast Song

(Radio.com) Sam Hunt might still be riding the high of having a chart-topping hit "Body Like a Back Road," but this hasn't kept him from revealing what us his all-time favorite OutKast song. It's their 2003 hit single "Hey Ya!"

"I typically don't like to do covers, but that OutKast song is a song I've always been a fan of," Hunt told CMT News, "and it works into the theme of the night and the show.

"The show itself kind of reflects on the influences in my music and the evolution of music over the last 15 to 20 years. ['Hey Ya!'] was a big influential song for my whole generation." Read more here.

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