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Jill Scott Has Lots To Offer On 'Woman'

7/28/2015 10:43am EDT
Review: Jill Scott Remains True To Herself On ‘Woman’
When Jill Scott comes to mind, one characterizes her as being a cool, calm, and collected modern soul singer with the ability to show off a dynamic, gritty, and funky side. On her fifth studio album Woman, she remains true to those characterizations, never fumbling. Woman arguably hasn’t been the most aggressively promoted album by Scott, but has plenty to offer.

Woman kicks off with a bang with “Wild Cookie,” a spoken word piece in which Scott sends a message warning women not to sleep with any and everybody due to desperation. “Prepared,” the set’s first full length joint proceeds in ...
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Ed Sheeran Scores Role In Gory Medieval FX Drama

7/28/2015 9:47am EDT
Ed Sheeran Joins Kurt Sutter Series 'The Bastard Executioner'
Ed Sheeran just scored a winning role in FX's new drama series, "The Bastard Executioner."

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer has been confirmed to star in the series by Entertainment Weekly.

Sheeran has signed on to the gory medieval drama’s debut season in a recurring role.

"The Bastard Executioner" is the newest outing from "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.

The story follows a 14th-century knight (Stephen Moyer) who becomes an executioner.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer modestly revealed that he scored the gig because the show is penned by pal Kurt Sutter

In an interview with Tor...
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7 New Albums To Check Out This Week

7/28/2015 9:13am EDT
Joss Stone Leads Albums To Check Out This Week
July has had its moments in regards to new music releases (Future, Tyrese, and Jill Scott stand out), yet arguably, that gargantuan blockbuster album never materialized. The final release week in July won’t change that, as there are no high profile newbies this week. Still, British R&B singer Joss Stone is well established while Buddy Guy is nothing short of exceptional. Here are seven albums to check out this week.

1) Joss Stone, Water For Your Soul (Stone’d Records)

Joss Stone’s seventh studio album, Water For Your Soul arrives three-years after The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2, an effor...
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Future’s Best Career Effort Pays Off

7/27/2015 10:45am EDT
Future Becomes The Latest Artist To Score First Career No. 1 Alb
Musicians continue to make chart history in 2015 despite lackadaisical sales in many cases. Future’s sales were by no mean lackadaisical this time around as DS2 (Dirty Sprite 2) debuted commandingly at #1 on the Billboard 200. No, Future was unable to move the same numbers of contemporaries like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, or Meek Mill, but his 147,000 units is his best career week yet. Even in sales alone, 121,000 copies according to Billboard, he more than doubled his start for his 2014 effort, Honest.

What gives with Future’s come up? That’s a good question! Interestingly, as Future is...
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Why Does Five Seconds Of Summer Think They 'Suck'

7/26/2015 12:02pm EDT
Five Seconds Of Summer Says, 'We Kinda Suck,' After Success Of N
Five Seconds of Summer feels "they kinda suck" after the smash release of their latest single "She's Kinda Hot."

The band spoke to News.com.au and revealed that the song details their feelings on life. "We've all felt like we suck and don't fit in sometimes."

"She's Kinds Hot" smashed its way to No. 1 on the digital charts of 37 countries after the band shocked fans with the tune's surprise release on July 24. It was the most shared track on Twitter soon after it dropped.

The Australian rockers admitted to News.com.au that the inspiration for the tune was their boredom at listening to th...
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Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...
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Do These Rappers Think They Are God?

7/25/2015 1:00pm EDT
13 Songs Representing 'God Status’ In Rap
“I am a god!” Okay then Kanye – If you say so! It is no secret that one of the qualifications to be a rapper is to be cocky and confident. Face it, who wants to listen to a rapper who isn’t at least a little bit conceited? Nobody. So, this list has got the conceited part nailed down firmly, as each of these 13 songs exemplify “god status.”

What is “god status” exactly? It’s this idea that, particularly in rap, of likening oneself to God as far as status or being a figurehead, without asserting to be God himself. Because rappers are often braggadocios creatures, many have released songs...
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One Direction Turns 5!

7/24/2015 10:55am EDT
One Direction Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday, Tweets Thanks To Fa
Happy fifth birthday One Direction!

Five years ago on July 23, 2010, five young boys individually graced the stage of Britain's "X Factor" and were told by Simon Cowell, 'You should be a group."

Since then, the band has amassed four top-selling albums: "Up All Night," "Take Me Home," "Midnight Memories" and "Four." They have also won five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, and nineteen Teen Choice Awards.

They were also proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.

The band took to Twitter to celebrate their anniversary, thanking fans and even t...
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Listen To Eminem’s Freestyle Rap That Mocks Caitlyn Jenner, Miley Cyrus & More

7/24/2015 9:48am EDT
Eminem Mocks Caitlyn Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Donald Trump In Freest
Eminem laid down a new freestyle rap that slammed not only Caitlyn Jenner and Miley Cyrus, but Bill Cosby and Donald Trump!

During an appearance on his own Sirius XM channel, Shade 45, the rapper debuted a NSFW rap on "Sway in the Morning," according to Entertainment Weekly.

The eight-minute rap referenced the current pop culture icons and spoke of their issues in a way only Eminem can.

"It's not personal," the rapper commented after presenting the tune on the radio show.

"This a true statement, I see the b**ch in you Caitlyn," Eminem rapped of the transgender reality star and former Ol...
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N.W.A To Reunite And Tour With Eminem?

7/23/2015 10:52am EDT
Will Eminem Join Dr. Dre And Ice Cube's N.W.A To Promote 'Straig
Will Eminem go on tour with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and other members of N.W.A in an epic reunion showcase?

Reportedly, this could likely happen as Dr. Dre and Ice Cube said they just might be on board to rap with Slim Shady as an honorary member of the rap group, to promote their film "Straight Outta Compton."

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Universal chief Donna Langley expressed her thrill and ultimate challenge in doing something nobody in the rap world thought would ever happen, to reunite N.W.A. for a European tour to promote the movie, and bringing Em on board.

"We do...
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