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Page Too Report for 08/01/2017

Sam Hunt Reveals He Is Stepping Back From Music

(Radio.com) Sam Hunt, who recently broke Florida Georgia Line's record for consecutive number of weeks at number one with his hit single, 'Body Like a Back Road," has admitted he's taking a step back.

Contrary to reports that a new music was in the works, including a suggestion by his label president that there are plans in place for a new album, Hunt told the Boot, 'No, I don't have a timeline, to be honest."

It sounds like the newly married country crossover artist has got his priorities in a new order. Hunt went on to explain, 'I don't want to come off as' I'm not excited about making music or I'm not very hopeful to have new music for the fans who are anxiously awaiting new music, but, you know, I'm in a place in my career and in my life where I'm not willing to give music 100 percent of me anymore." Read more here.

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Rick Ross Apologizes Insensitive Comment About Women

(Radio.com) Rick Ross has apologized for comments he last week about why he won't sign female rappers to his Maybach Music Group label. In short, he said he's afraid he'll end up having sex with them and ruining the relationship.

"I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority dominated industry like hip hop," he wrote. "'My entire empire's backbone is led by two of the strongest people I know and they happen to be women, my mother and sister," he continued. "The operations wouldn't run without them and I have the highest regard and respect for women in this industry. I have a daughter myself, my most cherished gift in the world."

He insisted he has learned from his "mistake" and may change his unspoken (until recently) rule. 'My comment is not a reflection of my beliefs on the issue," he said. [It's] a mistake I regret. I hope to use my mistake, my platform, and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue--respect for the ones who stand up to say, 'Hey that isn't right.' Now it's time to accept responsibility and all do better." Read more here.

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Which Producer He Dreams Of Working With

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar has worked with a wide range of influential producers throughout his illustrious career, including Dr. Dre, Hit-Boy and 9th Wonder. But what person is top on the rapper's bucket list of producers to work with in the future? Swizz Beatz.

In a recent Instagram video with Timbaland, Lamar praises the iconic producer on his musical genius and long career. "This is my generation," Lamar said. "Being a student of rap, when I first started rhyming, what I used to do was check the f credits.

"This is something I don't know if the kids are doing, but I'm going to explain it to you. Checking the credits is how I know I want to work with Swizz Beatz one day. I remember my favorite f beats, checking the credits, would say Swizz on it." Check out the video message here.

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Drake's Thirsty Thief Returns To His Southern California home

(Radio.com) Back in April, we brought you the strange story of a young woman who broke into Drake's southern California home, but instead of robbing the rapper, just drank some of his water and soda.

But the storey does not end there. The perpetrator, Mesha Collins, returned to the scene of the crime on Thursday (7/27) morning, according to a new report by TMZ.

Collins allegedly told security she was on the list but was asked to leave. When she refused, the police were called. Officers arrested her for trespassing and assault on a police officer. Pepper spray was reportedly used to subdue the woman, who spit at the officers. Read more here.

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Haim Perform Stripped Down Shania Twain Cover

(Radio.com) Haim stopped by Triple J to participate in the Australian radio station's 'Like a Version" segment, in support of their new album, Something to Tell You and they broke out an unexpected cover song.

In the course of a conversation, a love for Shania Twain was revealed. Este said, 'That's one of the boxes you have to tick if you want to date any of us, is you have to be a Shania Twain fan."

The sisters proceeded to play a super chill cover version of the Canadian country superstar's 'That Don't Impress Me Much." Then Sari called her the 'inspiration of my life." Check it out here.

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Singled Out: Brad Byrd's 1000 Pink Balloons

Brad Byrd has released his new album "Highest Mountain" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the effort's latest single "1000 Pink Balloons". Here is the story:

My latest single is called "1000 Pink Balloons" and it was written over a period of a few years. The verse and chorus' came easily bit the bridge took a little while to find its way. The song has a few different meanings emotionally for me. It really taps into lost opportunities or squandered talent most for me. I'd like to think it has a lot to do with the years I spent touring and performing to small amounts of people an feeling like I gave some great performances that most people never saw. Almost like all the work you do as a touring indie artist feels like your just standing still sometimes. It also touches on feeling powerless over the world and it's governing forces and ultimately how relationships often fade away.

I performed the song many times live and it always got a good response which encouraged me to record it for this album. Emotionally I also feel like it conveys how in life you have relationships that are solid but then seem to fade away mysteriously, I guess that's just life but it's always irked and intrigued me. We all are flawed and simply human and its hard for us to maintain and build healthy relationships. I guess it's just life really that some of the good ones slip away.

In this latest video for the single the director Pat Fogarty really got more of a break up feel and I totally get that, however it's just one element of what it's about. It's more about being powerless with re to the world, nature, relationships, survival, and feeling like you want everyone to see you but ultimately you feel invisible in today's world - you know the deepest sh*t you can think of, haha. If it was simply about just a "break up" then I think the overall message would be a bit lost but the concept for the video was quirky and cool and fun and works because in the end I guess we are powerless, we do fade away, moments of greatness are lost to the wind, and ultimately we break up. But that's just life ya know? Okay you can cry now:)

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

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Jaden Smith Hits the Desert in 'Watch Me' Video

(Radio.com) Jaden Smith has released a music video for his new track "Watch Me." The visual features Jaden, decked out in black leather, driving a vintage Pontiac Firebird to a trippy color shifting desert.

"Watch me, watch me, watch me, do this you see me dancin like I'm Elvis," Smith sing/raps on the brand new track. "Just tell your man that it's all in the pelvis, look,

It was also announced last week that the young music star will be one of the support acts for Fall Out Boy's upcoming fall tour dates. The "Watch Me" video can be streamed here.

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YG Releases Streams Of Two Explicit New Tracks

(Radio.com) YG has returned with new music, he released two new tracks this week: "YNS," which features YFN Lucci & Blac Youngsta and "F It Up."

"YNS" comes with a stark black and white visual in which a black community turns the tables on an abusive police force. YG's second studio album Still Brazy was released is last summer.

It's unclear if these tracks are stand alone, or attached to a new album, or perhaps his previously announced mixtape Just Re'd Up 3.

Check out the two very explicit new tracks from the Compton rapper below. Read more here.

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Luke Bryan Makes 88-Year-Old Fan's Dreams Come True

(Radio.com) Luke Bryan made an 88-year-old fan's dreams come true at a recent show when she got to meet the country star backstage at the Kansas City's Sprint Center.

Frances Stanaway, who is battling a terminal illness, wore a custom t-shirt that read "Shake It For Me, Luke" when she met Bryan backstage and he did not disappoint her request. While in one photo, Bryan is seen hugging Stanaway, the other shows the country singer looking surprised as the older fan touches his backside.

The "Country Girl" singer actually established a rule for his meet-and greets, where fans cannot grab his butt, as he told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview last year. It seems that Bryan was willing to bend the rules for this adorable superfan.

The meet and greet with Luke was set in place by the Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care for Stanaway. Watch the heartwarming interview about her night and Luke's Ellen interview here.

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Ne-Yo Shows Off Signature Move With 'Another Love Song' Video

(Radio.com) Do you know how to play hacky sack? Then you can dance like Ne-Yo, or so he says. The singer/songwriter stopped by The Trend and showed host Rebecca Granet exactly what he means by that.

The move he's talking about is featured in his new video for 'Another Love Song," which was released earlier this week (July 28). Ne-Yo gave Rebecca a sneak peek and showed her the signature move that he says everyone will be doing this summer.

"It's a move that my choreographer found," Ne-Yo says. "She's really good for finding what the next thing is going to be' When you see me do this dance, look at the guy to my right! He's doing it right and I'm doing it wrong as hell--and they kept it in the video. I don't know why they kept it, cause I'm doing it completely wrong but he's doing it right." Check out Ne-Yo's new video here.

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