STOP/WATCH: Rixton’s Performance Of “Me + My Broken Heart” Is Going To Get A Speeding Ticket

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We’ve had some amazing talent on Stop/Watch, but our favorites are those who pour their heart and soul into those 60 seconds. It can be tough trying to squeeze an entire song into a single minute, but the best bands take their familiar sounds and throw a crazy twist on it. Well, Rixton just made our list of the best artists on Stop/Watch.

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Pharrell Williams Will Curate The Largest NBA 2K15 Soundtrack In History, Demi Lovato Reveals Stunning Cover Art + More On First Dibs

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Get all of your music news right here on First Dibs: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian inspire an epic Lebron James New York Times cover, Demi Lovato reveals cover art for “Ready Don’t Care” and Wale gives Meek Mill a shout-out in his latest single after a very public fight.

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Real Talk, These 10 Music Reality Shows Didn’t Help Anyone’s Career

by (@GeorgettePierre)

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Musicians are happy to open their doors to TV cameras whenever they have a new project to pimp. Reality shows have become a standard part of the promo package, but sometimes they backfire spectacularly by making the star look like a pee drinking, tuna befuddled, shrieking, unhinged loon. Think we’re exaggerating? Think again.

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Wish You Were Here: The 10 Greatest Posthumous Classic Rock Records

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Classic rock fans were abuzz last week with the news that Pink Floyd would be releasing their first new record in 20 years. The album, titled The Endless River, is to be released this October and feature posthumous 1994 recordings with founding keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008. David Gilmour’s wife, and sometime Pink Floyd lyricist, Polly Samson described the record as “Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.” Read more…

A Guide To Nicki Minaj’s Most Brutal Beefs

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What do Iggy AzaleaMalcolm X‘s daughter, ESPN Magazine and Hot 97 radio all have in common? They’ve all received a serious tongue lashing from Nicki Minaj! As one of the leading rap queens on the scene right now, Nicki runs her mouth with wanton abandon. She’s truly following in the grand tradition of rap beefing, and we can’t get enough.

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From “Rump Shaker” to “Blurred Lines”: Pharrell Williams’ Biggest Summer Jams

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If there is one hit maker who knows how to churn out a Summer Jam, it’s Pharrell Williams. For over 20 years — yes 20! — the singer, songwriter, producer has been cranking out hits for both himself and popular rappers, singers and Daft Punk. Since he has had some many summer hits, we wanted to round up his most successful (as well as our favorites) into one fantastic playlist. All the hits are here, from his first for Wreckx-n-Effect (“Rump Shaker”) to his most recent, “Happy.” But what song was the biggest of his career? We bet you can guess.

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