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:: Daft Punk has released a limited edition remixes album worldwide to iTunes, without warning. Human After All (Remixes), also featuring Basement Jaxx, Peaches and Justice, was first released in Japan in 2006. [HarderBloggerFaster]
:: Morrissey has been dropped by Capitol/Harvest, just weeks after the release of World Peace Is None of Your Business. He recently criticized the label for not funding a music video. [Consequence of Sound]
:: Speaking of Morrissey: When asked to tell a secret, George Michael said that The Smiths are reforming. Wait, what? [The Guardian]
:: Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora will perform “Black Widow” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The awards show airs August 24 at 9 p.m. EST. [Instagram]
:: The roles of Missy Elliott and Timbaland have been cast for Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic. The dynamic duo will be played by newcomers Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith, respectively. [The Wrap]
:: While in Ibiza, Puff Daddy photo-bombed Kanye West and Zac Efron, as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton chat behind the scene. Yes, this is happening in one single photo. [BuzzFeed]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
From 1999′s “How To Rob”
to his ongoing tiff with Rick Ross
, 50 Cent
has made (and in the case of Ja Rule
, ended) a career out of beefing. In fact, there’s a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to 50 Cent Feuds
. But the further and further he gets from musical relevance, the more it seems to be desperation. The latest peer to come into Fif’s beef radar is his on-again/off-again target Diddy
, whose comeback single “Big Homie”
was deemed “garbage” by 50 in a recent interview with Baltimore’s 92 Q Jams.
While discussing the expiration dates of rappers, Fif complimented Jay Z and Diddy on their business acumen (a realm where 50 Cent has focused most of his efforts in recent years), but called out Diddy when it came to the new collab with Rozay and French Montana. “Puff’s still out there. He don’t even need a record. ‘Cause he don’t got one. Like, you know Puffy ain’t got no music that you wanna hear,” he said. “That ‘Big Homie’ shit is garbage. I’m gonna keep it all the way real with you.” More »
emerged as one half of the Neptunes
in the mid-90s, they and producer Timbaland
helped establish Virginia Beach as an unexpected Southern hip-hop capital as they revamped pop
, stripped-down sound
. They all boasted a singular vision but certainly didn’t act alone, as Pharrell proved through his star-studded Coachella set on April 12.
Before he closed with the ever-ubiquitous “Happy,” Pharrell kicked off his set with breakout solo hit “Frontin’” before guests popped up to perform their Neptunes-produced and -featured hits: Nelly for “Hot In Herre,” Snoop Dogg for “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Busta Rhymes and Puff Daddy on “Pass the Courvoisier Pt. 2” and the biggest surprise of all, Gwen Stefani — who Pharrell simply addressed as “Queen” — for “Hollaback Girl.” (Watch his full set after the jump.) More »
has outbid Puff Daddy
for ownership of music channel Fuse, according to Billboard
. After Puff Daddy – returning rapper
, REVOLT TV mogul
, and, yes, Lopez’s ex-boyfriend – had placed a $200 million bid last month, Fuse was officially sold to SiTV Media, parent company to NuvoTV (of which Lopez is chief creative officer) for $226 million.
“Music is my first love so the acquisition of Fuse is near and dear to my heart,” Lopez said in the statement. “It’s exciting that between NuvoTV and Fuse we’ll have the ability to deliver a broad array of terrific content both from a Latino perspective and across multiple genres, including music, to a broader audience.” More »
After teasing the visuals
for “Big Homie,” Diddy
has premiered the full video for the Money Making Mitch
track. While it’s already a star-studded affair with Rick Ross
and French Montana
on it, in classic Puffy style he couldn’t just stop there. So the Itchy House Films production also has cameos from Snoop Dogg
, A$AP Rocky
, 2 Chainz
, DJ Khaled
and more across settings in New York City and L.A.
It all seems to be saying, when you’re the big homie, you can call on anyone you want whenever and wherever you want — and you can wear the furriest fur coat while doing it. Check it out up top. More »
Diddy Puff Daddy
‘s grand return is upon us. After teasing the “Big Homie” music video
under the moniker that he he first became famous with, Sean Combs
‘ lead single off his forthcoming album Money Making Mitch
has hit the Web. It features Rick Ross
and French Montana
, and it sounds like all that time
spent hanging out with Rozay
has rubbed off on the Bad Boy honcho, because this is a trunk-rattling bomb of braggadocio.
Puffy’s opening ad lib basically sets up the song as a rant against ageism, and over a lumbering trap beat, he celebrates the power that he’s accumulated after years in the game (“Boy, you’s a lil nigga, Gary Coleman / I be calling all the shots, big homie”). His delivery is growlier than ever, but unlike his rabid yelling in “Hate Me Now” or “Nobody,” it’s a controlled rage. The tough guy look keeps him from getting swallowed by the beat’s heft, and helps him carry his own weight alongside a typically bellowed Rozay verse. (As for Montana, he’s relegated to HAAHN-ing over the beat throughout.)
“Big Homie” officially drops March 31, but you can hear it below. More »
, the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy
, is now apparently going by the moniker Puff Daddy again, ahead of the release of his next album MMM
. Just don’t call it a name change: the man himself tweeted
, “For the record, I did not change my name. I always have been and always will be PUFF DADDY! :).” Sure!
Anyway, MMM is the Bad Boy/Revolt mogul’s first release since 2010′s underrated Last Train To Paris as Diddy-Dirty Money, and it’s his first solo effort since 2006. As part of the announcement, Puffy has released a trailer for the lead single, “Big Homie,” and both the song and trailer feature Rick Ross and French Montana. For the clip, there are some quiet piano notes playing under shots of the guys in slo-mo, before a huge trap beat drops and Diddy raps in a plush fur coat.
“Big Homie” is out March 31, and the album doesn’t have a date yet. Check out the trailer up top, and see Puff’s tweets below. More »
As we anxiously
) await a formal invitation to Missy Elliott’s Block Party
, we’ll gladly settle for the iconic
artist’s Behind The Music
premiere tomorrow night (10pm) instead. We like to think the “Take Ur Clothes Off”
rapper finally responding to our pleading for new music by first guiding us on her journey to becoming the Supa Dupa Fly
artist we’ve come to love. Jump below for not one, not two, but three
previews of the music producer’s VH1 special.
A lot went down tonight at the 2010 BET Awards. Drake was “Successful” and took home Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Te Harajuku Barbie, Nicki Minaj, won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. And the title of Video Of The Year was awarded to Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone”. But before any of that award action took place, our favorite pop superstars first had to walk the red carpet. See all the BET Awards arrival action that took place long before <a href=”http://idolator.com/5549451/1-pop-stars-who-surprisingly-didnt-tweet-about-michael-jackson-today”>Chris Brown</a> (who surprisingly didn’t tweet about MJ on the anniversary of Michael’s death) got too choked up to sing “Man In The Mirror”.
The pop stars came out to shine at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. After all, what good is a great movie with out an amazing soundtrack to go with it? Among our favorite artists walking MTV’s red carpet: Christina Aguilera, T.I., Katy Perry, LMFAO, and Glee
‘s Mark Salling. Flip through to see T.I. looking like Tubs from Miami Vice
, California girl Katy Perry in her now signature blue wig, and Christina Aguilera looking glam in a long back gown, and much more.