Sure, there have been boatloads of artist collaborations, features, mash-ups and pair-ups in recent memory, but we decided to stick with real-life amore, and compile a list of the best duets from 12 musical lovebirds over the past 20 years. Get in the mood below! More »
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:: Looking decidedly dressed down from her fishnets-and-leather Hackney Weekend ensemble, Rihanna took to Twitter to pose with a Justin Bieber-mask-wearing friend. The Only Girl In The World tweeted: “Me and the beebs yesterday! Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales” [PopDust]
:: 50 Cent, who recently collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning (Jun. 26). He was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for minor neck and back injuries. [MTV]
:: It’s been two months since Alicia Keys debuted her new song, but she’s finally ready for her new album. In a new video she posted online, the R&B singer-songwriter talked about her musical journey, telling fans,”When it comes to sharing music with you, I am like a caged animal dying to escape.” [Rap-Up]
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:: Speaking of fallen rap legends, a newly unearthed and previously unreleased interview with Notorious B.I.G. from the set of his “Warning” video finds him reflecting on the success of his album Ready To Die and his baby daughter. See you at the all-hologram Coachella. [Rap Radar]
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On the 15th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death comes a mashup that may have him rolling in his grave — DJ and mixtape artistTerry Urban has paired Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die with hipster chanteuse-du-jour Lana Del Rey’s divisive Born To Die. Genius, or heresy? Head to Mixstream to download or stream and see for yourself.
Today marks the 15-year anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, and a decade and a half later his music continues to hypnotize. (Even Britney Spears referenced him on last year’s “Drop Dead Beautiful.”) On March 9, 1997, at age 24, Biggie (real name: Christopher George Latore Wallace) was gunned down in Los Angeles in a drive-by shooting, his killer never apprehended. But the Grammy-nominated “Hypnotize” surged in popularity and hit #1 on the charts, as did his appropriately-titled posthumous album Life After Death. Recall one of the greatest hip hop singles of all time by watching the action-packed video (featuring helicopters, mermaids, and a car chase) below. More »
:: Pink explains the meaning of her daughter Willow Sage’s name. It’s cuter than you think. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Janet Jackson goes goth-lite for a recent performance. Did she fish that skull belt out of Avril’s closet? [MTV Buzzworthy]
:: In honor of their new video site NMEVideo.com, NME posted their picks for the 100 Greatest Music Videos Of All Time. Madonna, Lady Gaga, Robyn, Eminem and Kanye all appear on the list. Needs more OK Go on treadmills, though. [Stereogum]
:: The saga of the Notorious B.I.G.’s murder takes a new turn as someone steps forward with some new information as to who might have killed the rapper. [Billboard]
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Did You Hear?
:: Avril Lavigne films the video for her new single in 3-D. We’re sure it will be just like Avatar, but 300% shorter. [Music & Lyrics]
:: Nicki Minaj tells E! she just shot the video for her tracks “Moment 4 Life” with Drake and “Fly” with Rihanna. Guess we know what singles to look forward to next. (Though our vote is for the Kanye-assisted tune “Blazin’”.) [E! Online]
:: The unsolved murder case of the Notorious B.I.G. is being reopened by investigators, 13 years after his death. [PopEater]
:: Move over Backstreet Boys and New Kids! Salt-N-Pepa are going back on the road for a 20-city Legends Of Hip Hop tour, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and more are also on the lineup. [Rap-Up]
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