Rihanna Celebrates German’s World Cup Win, Brandy Covers Coldplay, and More on First Dibs

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Germany v Argentina: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final

Rise and grind with First Dibs. Watch Kanye West in the pilot of a failed reality show, Rihanna hangs out with German soccer players, and a leading black music station declares Ed Sheeran the most important artist in the UK.

  • After attending the World Cup Finals in Brazil, Rihanna posted pictures on Twitter of her partying it up with team Germany. She even snagged a few photos of her and the World Cup trophy. [NME]
  • Kanye West is no stranger to reality television. Surprised? Here’s the pilot from West’s travel agent’s failed reality show. Present-day Kanye must be thankful that he didn’t stick to the reality show wave. [Stereogum]
  • The founding father of free jazz, legendary American jazz bassist, Charlie Haden died on Friday at 76. He passed away in his home in Los Angeles. [Pitchfork]
  • The last remaining member of The Ramones, Tommy Ramone, died on Friday. He was 65. [VH1]
  • MTV’s Artist to Watch is G-Eazy. Read, listen and get familiar with this rapper from the Bay. [MTV]
  • Do you want to relive On The Run with Jay Z and Beyoncé? Of course you do. Check the preview for their OTR HBO special. And if you’re planning to go see the show, get some tips on how to prepare here. [Complex]
  • R&B songstress Brandy covers Coldplay‘s “Magic.” Listen to the sultry cover here. [Vibe]
  • BBC’s “leading black music station” named Ed Sheeran, who is clearly white, the most important UK artist. UK artist Wiley was outraged. He tweeted, “I’ve never been influenced by a white artist to make black music . #Never.” [Spin]

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