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Jay Z Joins, Quits Instagram After Michael Jackson Tribute

While Beyoncé  ranks second on Instagram with 44.4 million followers, her husband Jay Z  doesn’t even have an account on the photo-sharing network. That is, until Saturday, when the rapper joined Instagram to post a photo remembering Michael Jackson  on what would have been the King of Pop’s 57th birthday. “Happy Birthday to the King!” the rapper wrote. “This may be my first and last post.” That turned out to be prophetic: After quickly climbing to 100,000 followers, the @Hovsince96 account was deactivated  Sunday morning, the New York Daily News reports. The 50 Best Rock-Star Instagram Accounts Jay Z posted a split photo of himself and Michael Jackson at the 2001 Hot 97 Summer Jam, where the rapper brought out the Thriller singer as his surprise guest.

Kanye West Sets ‘808s & Heartbreak’ Concert in Los Angeles

Kanye West  will revisit his 808s & Heartbreak  next month when the rapper takes to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to perform his groundbreaking  2008 album. While West hasn’t formally announced the surprise concert, a listing for the September 25th show popped up on Ticketmaster  (via Complex). A ticket pre-sale for the concert will take place on August 31st, with the general on-sale to follow on September 4th. Kim Kardashian on Kanye: ‘There’s No One More Creative’ Details of the gig remain scarce, and the Hollywood Bowl’s calendar page has not yet been updated to reflect the one-off  808s & Heartbreak performance. Recorded soon after both the death of West’s mother Donda and the rapper’s broken engagement to his then-longtime girlfriend, the album relied heavily on Auto-Tune, cold synths and soul-bearing lyrics, a complete stylistic shift from West’s arena-rap LP Graduation the previous year.

No. 4 Florida Sweeps JMU in Season-Opening Thriller

A school record 14 block assists from sophomore middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan, a 32 point second-set win for the Orange and Blue after facing an 11-point deficit and a 3-0 sweep on the road were all highlights of No. 4 Florida volleyball’s 2015 debut against JMU at Sinclair Gymnasium in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday.

Florida – Florida State Rivalry Next Test for Gator Soccer

With nearly half her roster made up of freshmen, Florida soccer coach Becky Burleigh entered the 2015 season looking for incremental progress. In a perfect world, she’d see a little more from her rookies with each match, which in turn would mean seeing a little more from her team as a whole.

Bzoch Did Not Have to Travel Far to Join Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The young girl attended University of Florida volleyball games often growing up. She attended UF camps in the summer and in her best guess, figures she first met Gators head coach Mary Wise when she was around 11.

Drake Cameo at Lil Wayne Fest Creates Apple, Tidal Friction

The cold war between music streaming services heated up Friday night as a surprise collaboration between Drake  and Lil Wayne  – two rappers scooped up during the artist exclusive arms race  – caused friction between Tidal and Apple Music. The situation occurred at Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Festival  in New Orleans, where Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. One problem: Jay Z’s Tidal, which named Lil Wayne as a co-owner in July, was livestreaming the festival, creating a conflict of interest since Drake is Apple Music’s marquee signee.

Skrillex, Deadmau5 Headline Hard Day of the Dead Fest

Skrillex , Deadmau5 , Flying Lotus , Future , A$AP Ferg, Hot Chip and Glass Animals are among the artists that will perform at this year’s Hard Day of the Dead festival, which returns to Pomona, California’s Fairplex on October 31st and November 1st. Method Man & Redman, Gesaffelstein, Armand Van Helden, Juicy J, Ryan Hemsworth and many more will head to the Halloween weekend fest that also celebrates the annual Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. How ‘We Are Your Friends’ Takes EDM to the Movies Deadmau5, Future, Hot Chip, Nero and Flying Lotus will headline the Saturday, October 31st festivities while Skrillex, a Gesaffelstein DJ set, Glass Animals, A$AP Ferg and a still-unannounced headliner will topline Sunday’s performances.

Gator Great DeLisha Milton-Jones Sets WNBA Record for Career Games Played

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No. 4 Gators Open 2015 Campaign in DMV, Home of All-Americans Alhassan, Antwi & Holston

Three Florida volleyball All-Americans in Rhamat Alhassan, Simone Antwi and Alex Holston, along with their Gator teammates, will debut the 2015 season in front of family and friends in the DC area.

Roger Waters’ ‘Wall’ Pig, Inflatable Freddie Mercury Headed to Auction

The giant pig head that adorned the stage of Roger Waters’ 1990 Berlin performance of The Wall , as well as other large-scale inflatable props and models used by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Queen are headed to auction, the BBC  reports. David Gilmour on New Solo LP and Why Pink Floyd Are Finished The items come from the Halesworth, England workshop of Air Artists and its creator, Rob Harries, who dug them out after changing his creative direction from inflatables to clay. “I’m sad to see them go but they very rarely see the light of day and so I would be quite happy for someone else to take them for a walk,” Harries said. “The clearout has been quite cathartic and brought back a lot of memories, but I do feel I’ve been there and done that now, and it’s time to move on.” The auction initially drew attention for a different pig: the inclusion of Algie, the famed pig seen floating above Battersea Power Station on the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals . The lot, however, was withdrawn from the auction at the request of Pink Floyd’s management, according to Dominic Parravani of Durrants Auction House .

Toro y Moi Drops Free, Surprise ‘Samantha’ Mixtape

Toro y Moi ‘s Chaz Bundick has dropped a surprise 20-track mixtape  titled Samantha as a free download, just four months after the singer released his new LP What For? . “‘Samantha’ out 8-28-15,” Bundick wrote on Instagram before posting a Dropbox link  routing fans to the 20-track collection, Pitchfork reports. The mixtape features collaborations with Nosaj Thing, Rome Fortune, Das Racist’s Kool A.D.

Hear Cee Lo’s Soulful New Song ‘Sign of the Times’

“Why can’t we open our eyes to the sign of the times?” Cee Lo Green pleads on his soulful new song, which samples Bob James’ flute-and-keys groove from the classic TV series Taxi . The laid-back “Sign of the Times” – available to purchase via  iTunes – is the singer’s latest tease of his upcoming album  Heart Blanche , out November 13th.  Journey Inside Cee Lo Green’s Treehouse Studio Last month, Cee Lo released an interactive lyric video for Heart Blanche lead single “Robin Williams,” which he described as an “homage to our humanity, centered around the strength it takes to smile in the face of adversity.” The new LP is Cee Lo’s first non-Christmas release since 2010’s The Lady Killer , which spawned his celebratory smash “Fuck You.”  Earlier this month, Green apologized for a series of controversial tweets about rape he penned in 2014 after pleading no contest to drug charges. “I do realize in retrospect that it was highly sensitive, what I tweeted – highly irresponsible,” the singer told The Sunday Times . “It did stem from emotion causing some involuntary action, and I do believe that, maybe just possibly, we could all give each other a margin for human error.” In August of last year, Green pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, stemming from a July 2012 incident in which he was accused of slipping ecstasy into a woman’s drink. Green was ordered to complete 360 hours of community service and attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

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