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Single of the Week: Kritikal Van Gogh, "Dog Eat Dog"
Wire to Wire
Beyonce had tongues wagging at this weekend's Coachella Festival when she joined husband Jay-Z onstage for "Forever Young" in a T-shirt with the words "punk-ass motherfucker" prominently displayed. Katy Perry, Kate Bosworth and Anne Hathaway didn't seem to mind the profanity.
Devin's new album, Suite 420
, is out tomorrow. Get it. Wait - first read this
. Then get it. Oh, and interesting aside: The track on there that Mike Dean produced was actually plucked from the annals of history. It was apparently recorded several years ago, and still jams. Devin releases 420
tomorrow night at Warehouse Live
; if you can't see the stage through all the smoke, we're pretty sure he'll be up here somewhere.
Not music-related, but still: Here's Dave Chappelle talking about man-rape
Ricky Ross lost $300,000 in a lawsuit to DJ Vlad and Ross called the ruling a "success."
One time we lost a $20 bill while we were out at Rebel's and our heart near exploded. That fat bastard is getting paid, it appears.
Eric B tried to get a picture with Nicki Minaj at a meet and greet for his daughter. She brushed him off. His response: "Go fuck yourself."
Eric B is awesome.
Speaking of, Diddy is apparently managing both Ross and Minaj
now. This will either work out really well (See: The beginning of Biggie's career) or really badly (See: The ending of Biggie's career).
How cockstrong is 50? Shyne, recently released from jail, leaked a freestyle where he takes some shots at 50, and 50 posted it on his own Web site
. That takes a bit of the sting out of it, huh, Shyne?
The Wall Street Journal
listed the Black Eyed Peas as America's "Most Corporate Band." Seems like someone around these parts wrote that exact thing about a month ago
, we just can't remember who. We do remember he was devilishly handsome, though.