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Listen to Lil Wayne, Drake collaborate on new song 'Grindin'

With the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour kicking off today in New York, the duo has released a new song titled “Grindin.” Well, technically Lil Wayne has released a new song that features his tour mate. They’ll be on the road together through September, but you can check out the track below:

Get familiar with the summer's two biggest dance crazes

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If you don’t spend much time listening to independently produced regional rap music, you’d be forgiven for thinking that songs that spawn particular dance crazes died out somewhere around the time Fat Joe reimagined the dance-song format as a PSA against dancing itself. In fact, the form remains alive—even healthy—in generally isolated pockets of black youth culture. It may not be generating the kind of globe-sweeping phenomena as the Twist or the Macarena, but recent virally popular dances like the Nae Nae and the Cooking Dance have found some measure of mainstream traction, thanks in large part to professional athletes.

Over the summer, two such crazes have taken off from two opposite coasts. At the end of June, 20-year-old rapper Bobby Shmurda blew up out of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, to dominate the rap zeitgeist with his song “Hot N–,” which gives an East Coast spin to Chicago drill music. He possesses the kind of ineffable rock star charisma that makes him captivating even when he turns his back to his audience (showing shades of Jim Morrison). In the video, he deploys a move called the Shmoney Dance, which his GS9 crew co-hort Rowdy Rebbel first introduced to the world through its titular song back in February (though few noticed at the time). Since then, Shmurda has signed a deal with Epic Records, made a rather enthusiastic fan of Lil Wayne, and turned the Shmoney Dance into the latest celebrity fad.


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Drake and Lil Wayne announce 'Drake vs. Lil Wayne' tour

Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper who can co-headline a tour with another superstar this summer.

Today, Drake and Lil Wayne announced their joint tour “Drake vs. Lil Wayne,” which will visit 31 cities in the U.S. and kicks off on August 8th in Darien, New York. This is first time that the two YMCB labelmates will top a bill together.  READ FULL STORY

Eat the Beat: The tastiest songs about food

With the release of her new album Food last week, singer and Le Cordon Bleu-certified chef Kelis has gone from “Milkshake” to full-on smorgasbord — tracks on the album include “Jerk Ribs,” “Cobbler” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits n’ Gravy.”

But she’s hardly the first artist to find her muse on a menu. Place your order below—and stream our full food playlist (minus a few songs that weren’t available on Spotify; apologies to fans of both Pumpkins and egg-based condiments): READ FULL STORY

Drake, The 1975 big winners at MTV's Woodie Awards

Drake won top honors at MTV’s annual South By Southwest-based awards show Thursday night.

The Canadian rapper-singer-actor won Woodie of the Year, given to music’s top emerging artist, during the Woodie Awards in Austin.

Lil Wayne, who founded Drake’s label Young Money, shocked the crowd when he officially kicked off the show and dropped a verse from his own 2008 smash “A Milli.” He later accepted Drake’s award for him.

The 1975 took the breaking Woodie for best new artist. Chance the Rapper got best video Woodie for “Everybody’s Something” and Ed Sheeran earned the performing Woodie.

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Best and Worst 2013: The Worst Albums of the Year, starring Lil Wayne, Five Finger Death Punch, and John Fogerty

Let’s face it: Outside of a few exceptions, the bulk of the music that came out this year (or any given year) falls into the “pretty much okay” category. It takes a remarkable feat to cross the bridge from “merely disappointing” or “aggressively sub par” over to “truly, remarkably heinous.”

Which is to say: The five albums listed below aren’t merely boring or trite or annoying (though they are in fact all of those things). Each of the five long-players below had to go the extra mile. As many have taught us in the past, it takes quite a bit of work to be this terrible.

So here are EW’s picks for the five worst albums of 2013. They are all terrible. Let us never speak of them again. READ FULL STORY

Busta Rhymes invites Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Q-Tip along for 'Thank You' video: Watch it here

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What do we do with Busta Rhymes in 2013? It’s been more than a minute since his peak years of mainstream relevance — his first big break came on A Tribe Called Quest’s immortal 1992 single “Scenario” — but 2012’s Year of the Dragon was surprisingly strong, and there are more hits than misses on his Catastrophic mixtape from last year.

The internet has also been fairly excited about his new tag-team tape with Q-Tip, thanks to the single “Thank You,” which lets Busta do his lightning-tongue thing over some groovy old school new soul funk. It features the best Q-Tip verse in years, plus drop-ins from Kanye West and Lil Wayne — both of whom also appear in the spartan but satisfying video that just dropped this morning.

Give the clip a spin below and marvel at Kanye’s unwavering stare during one of Q-Tip’s verses at the 2:37 mark. It’s freaky: READ FULL STORY

Paris Hilton gets wet and wild with Lil Wayne in 'Good Time'

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Paris Hilton’s back, and she came — surprise! — to party.

The celebrity heiress/Ibiza resident DJ returns to music with Good Time featuring Lil Wayne,the lead single and video from her forthcoming LP (yep, that Cash Money signing is an actual thing) due in early 2014.

Watch the video below.

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Lil Wayne issues statement over American flag controversy

There are plenty of reasons to get mad at Lil Wayne: His attitude toward women is questionable at best, his enthusiasm for recreational substances seems irresponsible, and he put out a rock album even though he’s a terrible guitar player. But the latest controversy comes across like a tempest in a drank-filled coffee mug.

While filming a video for the track “God Bless Amerika” in New Orleans, Weezy was caught stepping on an American flag that had been dropped behind him. The footage, which you can see below, has earned Wayne all kinds of Internet flack.

The song, from Wayne’s latest album I Am Not a Human Being II, features some incendiary rhetoric, including the lines “Damn, military minded, lost and can’t find it/ The stars on the flag are never shining.” Of course, it also features Wayne rapping the lyrics, “B—-, sit on my rocket,” so it’s not exactly a classic protest anthem.

Still, that hasn’t stopped people from getting up in arms about Wayne’s supposed desecration of Old Glory. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

2 Chainz arrested for drug possession at Los Angeles airport

Poor 2 Chainz. First he gets robbed in San Francisco (except maybe possibly not, depending on how reliable you believe his tweets are), and now he’s in trouble with the law in Los Angeles.

The rapper born Tauheed Epps and formerly known as Tity Boi was arrested for possession of marijuana and Promethazine (a key ingredient in sizzurp, or lean). The drugs were found in his checked luggage and Los Angeles International Airport, and Chainz was escorted off the plane to get booked.

This is Chainz’ second drug-related arrest this year. Back in February, Maryland State Police detained him for marijuana possession after pulling over his van. (He was ultimately found not guilty.) He should probably commit those TSA guidelines to memory, because he’s going to be spending a lot of time on the road this summer as part of the America’s Most Wanted tour, which features Lil Wayne, T.I., French Montana, Hit-Boy, and G-Eazy.

Read More on EW.com:
2 Chainz robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco before concert
Rapper 2 Chainz arrested on drug charges in Maryland
Album Review: Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being II

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