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Alternative spirit ran strong at Vice's 20th birthday blowout

On Friday night, New York’s hottest club was a giant warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It had everything—pupusas, porta-potties with flower arrangements, Jonah Hill covering Drake’s “Marvins Room.”

Wait, what?

For its colossal 20th birthday bash, Vice Media packed a few hundred fans into the Duggal Greenhouse to watch a truly once-in-a-lifetime lineup of musicians take the stage. Early on, “semi-official MC and host” Andrew W.K. promised the crowd “covers, originals, and spontaneous orgasms.” He wasn’t far off. READ FULL STORY

Lil Wayne says he's a 'prisoner' of Cash Money: 'I want off this label'

Lil Wayne’s been working with Bryan Williams (aka Birdman, aka Baby) and his Cash Money Records for his entire career, starting with a collaboration he recorded when he was only 11 years old, but in a series of tweets today the 32-year-old rapper announced his desire to split with the label, saying that he’s a “prisoner” and that Cash Money refuses to release his latest album, Tha Carter V, which was supposed to drop Dec. 9. “To all my fans,” he writes, “I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.”

“I am a prisoner,” he continues, “and so is my creativity[.]”

Wayne’s relationship with Baby is one of the most important in the rapper’s personal mythos. In 2006 the pair released a collaborative album, and they’ve made headlines for, among other things, being photographed kissing each other on the lips.

Read all of Wayne’s tweets about the situation after the jump.

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Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, more to perform at American Music Awards

Lorde, Fergie, and One Direction are already set to perform at this year’s American Music Awardsand the roster just got bigger: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, and Magic! will also be performing. READ FULL STORY

Listen to Lil Wayne's new NSFW track, 'Off Day' -- or, you know, don't

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Lil Wayne dropped a new track today, and to say it’s profane is probably an understatement.

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Lil Wayne drops 'Gotti,' announces 'Tha Carter V' release date

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V didn’t come out Oct. 28 as planned because there was a slight problem: He recorded too many songs.

In a P.S.A. released yesterday, the rapper first blames the delayed release on skateboarding too much before revealing the truth, that he recorded a bunch of songs and doesn’t want to cheat his fans by only giving them a small sampling. “I worked on way too much to give y’all just half of it,” he says in the P.S.A. “I refused to cheat my fans. I refused to cheat myself.”
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Nicki Minaj and some other, less important guys release 'Only'

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Yesterday it was announced that the release of Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint will be pushed back from Nov. 24 to Dec. 15, but to make up for it, she’s released a new single, “Only,” whose bonkers cover art (featuring cartoon portraits of Minaj in some kind of leather bodysuit and Drake in a pope hat) she’d previously teased on Twitter.

It features verses by Drake and Lil Wayne, a hook by Chris Brown, and a beat by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike, but Minaj’s rap is far and away the best part about it. It starts with her refuting the long running rumors that she traded sex for support from Wayne and Drake, then uses a hypothetical menage á trois to assert sexual dominance over both of them, seeming to claim the alpha spot on the Young Money/Cash Money roster, and neither one of her teammates can do much to change that perception.

You can hear it here.

 

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

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