Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label will be releasing its first single, "Mercy," which reportedly features 'Ye, Big Sean and Pusha T, on Good Friday (April 6). The album is said to have been recorded last fall, feautring Common, John Legend, Frank Ocean, Hit-Boy, Mannie Fresh, Marsh Ambrosius, Mr. Hudson and Kid Cudi. [HipHopDX]
Jackson fans get ready, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson will reunite for a 27-date national tour in June, performing hits from the Jackson 5 discography. "This is a dream coming true," Jackie Jackson said of the tour. "I can't believe this is finally happening. There's nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world-- and I know at each concert, MJ's spirit will be in the house with us." Tickets go on sale Friday (April 6). [SingersRoom]
Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo claims he was denied an appearance on VH1's popular show "Love & Hip Hop," due to his criminal record, which includes 28 arrest and four convictions. "The difference with me and the other rappers is I got a lot of violence on my record," Shawty Lo told AllHipHop. "People got shot, I didn't just get caught with drugs, I was really doing crazy stuff in the streets." The official, less-violent cast will be announced shortly. [AllHipHop]
In a recent interview, the GZA discussed the behind the scenes relationship of the Wu-Tang Clan, revealing that their communication is as scattered as presumed. "I mean, we haven't been on the same page in years," GZA told Rolling Stone. "It is what it is. Sometimes that match burns out. So, no, I don't feel bad about it. It's good. I'm grateful for everything we have done throughout our careers and if there's nothing else to put out, then there's nothing to put out. I'm constantly writing and working. It doesn't stop there." Wu-Tang forever! [RollingStone]
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- R&B Quiz
- 1. The scenario that best describes your love life is:
- 2. You'd most likely lure your lover into the bedroom with the tagline:
- 3. You realize your lover is cheating on you. Your reaction would be to:
- 4. Your preferred word choice for hitting a high note is:
- 5. You don't leave home without:
- 6. Which of the following statements would you most likely tweet?
- 7. If a fan were to take a picture of you with their camera phone, you would most likely react by:
- 8. The old school R&B influence that best describes your taste in music is:
- 9. Your idea of doing something risky in a music video is:
- 10. Seated at your Thanksgiving table would most likely be:
- Chris Brown
- Mary J. Blige
- Erykah Badu