Before “New Slaves,” West was rhyming of “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” — as in, how he was torn between gifting and protesting against them. He calls a woman a ho, only to apologize profusely. (He’s never been perfect.) And in a string of advice to rappers, he suggests enlisting singers for the hook — like Alicia Keys, or “light-skinned girls with braids, acting like they got it made.”(He did leap on a remix of “If I Ain’t Got You,” which kinda counts.) Speaking of advice: “As far as making your songs, you’re all wrong / doing everything that everybody else be on.” More »
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:: Justin Bieber is now King of Twitter. Lady Gaga, who had 33,342,798 followers as of Tuesday evening, has ceded the throne (unwillingly, we’re assuming) now that Biebz has tallied 33,356,465 followers. [Reuters, because, news?]
:: Common says the Cruel Winter rumors are a load of bunk. “I don’t think that’s happening. It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody’s been doing their solo album.” Oh yeah, Kanye‘s definitely been “creating.” [Vulture]
:: Remember when Adam Lambert and Cyndi Lauper joined up for a haunting live cover of Gary Jules‘ version of “Mad World” by Tears for Fears? Well the two are apparently in talks to record a studio version! [Contactmusic]
:: Jennifer Hudson fans can get their first glimpse of the singer in the Sundance film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which was co-produced by Alicia Keys. And Smash this is not: in the clip, J-Hud has been transformed into a tatted-up drug addict. [Indiewire]
:: Coachella is fast approaching, but we have yet to see a lineup. However, the festival released an artsy trailer called “Bloom,” and we’re sure if you’re deep enough or high enough, you can uncover a few clues in there. [YouTube]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can watch on the tube today. More »
So as we sit and wait to find out whether President Barack Obama is heading into a second term or Governor Mitt Romney will be the 45th Commander In Chief of the United States In America, why not head below and check out our Election Day roundup of musicians’ tweets? More »
West was happy to lend his face to the cover and the corresponding photo spread, but kept up his “no press” policy, letting his family members do the talking for him. “Kanye put himself in a class that nobody can match, as far as evolving, progressing, and taking the best of what we learn and making more out of it,” says Big Sean. “So the brand is just being the coolest. We dress the best, we rap the best, we sing the best, we look the best,” he laughs.
:: Snoop Dogg will reportedly star in a scripted family sitcom currently being developed at NBC. We hope it’s like The Cosby Show, but with more marijuana puns and more use of the suffix “izzle.” [Deadline]
:: Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. finally got his own solo on Tuesday’s “Asian F” episode; now he gets his own steamy, shirtless photo shoot. You’re welcome. [Socialite Life]
:: An 8-year-old English girl in a princess dress raps Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”. It’s as adorable as you think it’s going to be. [PopCrush]
:: Chris Marrs Piliero, director of videos by the likes of Britney Spears and Ke$ha, is putting up “I Want My Music Video Art Show”, a gallery of over 100 pieces of art inspired by over 100 music videos. Opening night this Friday at Meldown Comics, for you video-loving Los Angelinos. [MTV Buzzwothy]
Dear Song Of The Summer Selection Committee: Stop what you’re doing! Put down your votes! We have a late-minute candidate into this so far Lady Gaga-dominated race, and her name is Colbie Caillat. Yes, the patron saint of sunshine and sandal anthems has tossed her floppy beach hat into the ring, and her platform is simple: She wants to be your favorite song.