Last Lap: G.O.O.D. Music Will Kick Off Their Cruel Summer At The BET Awards

by (@zaragolden)

BET AWARDS GET G.O.O.D.
Kicking off their Cruel Summer, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew will join Usher, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown (not an award show does he miss!) as performers at the 2012 BET Awards on July 1st. [RapFix]

27,000 CARLY RAE JEPSEN FANS HAVE DOWNLOADED A SONG CALLED “HERE’S MY NUMBER SO”
Do the knock-off versions of songs that float around on iTunes mess with sales? Clearly the answer is yes! [Billboard]


LAURA GRACE JANE: “MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY FATHER IS OVER”
In her first interview since the big Rolling Stone reveal, Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace discusses her decision to transition from male to female, the support she’s recieved from her friends, and the lack there of from her father. “It is,” she says, “what it is.” [Stereogum]

DAVID LOWERY RESPONDS THOUGHTFULLY TO NPR INTERN EMILY WHITE
Musician, blogger and music-business college instructor David Lowery asks avid music listener, concertgoer, college radio DJ and NPR intern Emily White to reconsider her poorly worded blog post in which she admitted that she’s only paid for 15 albums in her lifetime. What say you? [NPR]