Elliott Wilson wraps up his CRWN conversation with R. Kelly by discussing how he initially approached Tupac about doing a Best of Both Worlds album and how “I Wish” was inspired by the late Cali rapper. Though the Chicagoan went on to collaborate with Jay Z then became estranged friends after the tour wrapped, his fallout with Hov birthed one of his most game-changing works.
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This new Pharrell-produced track comes off Mac Miller’s forthcoming album, Live From Space , and features a guest spot from the ATLien, Future. In addition to providing listeners with this 90-second snippet, it’s rumored that this mellow track could be a leak off his his joint EP with Pharrell titled Pink Slime . The highly-anticipated album was pushed back due to hectic scheldules, but the Pittsburgh-native is eyeing an end of 2014 release date. “We actually just talked a couple days ago,” Miller told Rolling Stone . “I’m going to go see him [in Miami] and we’re going to finish it and put it out
( Click here if you cannot view the Community trailer above ) Coming to a television screen near you, NBC’s hit show Community dropped their season 5 trailer, slated to fully air on Jan. 2, but the 90-second reel depicts something not as light as previous seasons. Greendale is facing a crisis during this one-hour premier, full of giant destructive robots, an “ass-crack bandit,” and a polygraph test that reveals unwarranted information. Check out the trailer above.
SZA, the first female signed to TDE — the rap label that houses Kendrick Lamar and the rest of his Black Hippy crew — hit Art Basel 2013 in Miami. Like several of the emerging painters and sculptures that show their artwork at Art Basel in hopes of landing a new collector or fan, SZA was also there introducing her own craft — her sultry, modern spin on R&B — albeit in the music medium. Here she performs her new track “Teen Spirit” — the track 50 Cent recently jumped on the remix for — under a beachside tent at the swanky Soho House, late one night during Miami’s art week. Look out for SZA’s Z EP, which will feature the Wondagurl-produced “Teen Spirit,” soon
The teen starlet Ariana Grande, Sony/ATV and UMG Recordings are being sued by Minder Music for misappropriating an “iconic” lyric from the 1972 disco hit “Troglodyte” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Her hit single “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller that spent 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, is being targeted for the lyric “what we gotta do right here is go back, back into time” which the plaintiff alleges is “substantially similar” to “Troglodyte”’s lyric, “what we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time.” The lawsuit is currently being compared to the 2009 Bridgeport case, in which Bridgeport won against Universal Music for copyright infringement of the lyric, “bow wow wow, yippee yo, yippee yea,” and repeated use of the word “dog.” Minder Music wants Ariana Grande and her team to admit to willful infringement of the phrase, a permanent injunction, statutory damages of $150,000 per infringement and to cover their lawyer fees. Photo Credit: Getty Tags Ariana Grande , Copyright Infringement Case , Minder Music , Jimmy Castor Bunch , The Way
Music’s First Couple switching up their regimen to an all plant-based everything diet was no random coincidence. Jay Z and Beyonce first announced their 22-day vegan challenge on Hov’s 44th birthday last week and the man responsible for it is the rapper’s vegan coach Marco Borges, a.k.a. ” my friend Marco .” Here, Cosmopolitan.com got a hold of the power couple’s cuisine culprit and got the skinny on their new routine. What prompted Jay Z and Beyoncé to try a plant-based diet? Jay and I were having a conversation a few months back, and I challenged him to adopt a plant-based breakfast.