Today is Aubrey Graham’s birthday, and as the talented singing-rapper completes his 26th year of life, he’s smooth-talked his way into the hearts and minds of millions of fans (not to mention his fellow celebrity friends). Likely receiving countless gifts from friends, strangers, and business associates, Drake surely can’t keep each and every token, no matter how personal some may be. And that’s exactly why we decided to raid his garbage.
Dumpster diving is the classiest of adventures, especially when the trash you’re sifting through belongs to Toronto’s golden boy. Invasion of privacy, maybe, but like we’re taught on various reality shows, what’s discarded onto public property is considered free for the taking. Below are our findings: the front covers and inside messages of birthday cards from Drake’s grandmother, Rick Ross, the OVO fam, his Rabbi, Rihanna, the Young Money crew, and Chris Brown are all revealed.
NO DOUBT, MARIAH CAREY AND CEE LO GREEN WILL PERFORM AT THE NFL KICKOFF
Finally, a good reason to watch football! [MTV]
LIMP BIZKIT CALL IT QUITS, MAYBE?
Fred Durst broke the news in an interview, wherein he explained that, “say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connect to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.” That said, Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has since tweeted otherwise, writing that, “LB has not called it quits. That article is insane. Thanks for your concerns, but we’re all good over here.” Either way, sounds like there’s fire in the hole. [PopDust] Read more…
While Kanye West had little more to say than “LOL” when Cash Money Records announced that they had signed Limp Bizkit last week, the jury is still out on whether or not the union will result in general LOLs or if the pairing will see a reaping of greater rewards. Not wasting any time, Lil Wayne will be releasing a new collaborative single with Limp Bizkit next week, entitled “Ready To Go.” The title itself seems to be a pointed message about their new relationship, and we’re expecting some high energy, aggressive rap-rock.
The track will be the first Cash Money release by Limp Bizkit, and the label’s founder, Birdman, says “It’ll be a great way to let the world know that [the band] is a part of us… It’s rock, but it’s hip-hop-rock. I think we got that hip-hop-rock swagger.” Of the controversial signing, Birdman went on to say, “Limp Bizkit, to me, is just a perfect match for us… It was something that [Durst] was interested in doing, and I was already a fan, and I was like, ‘Let’s do it.’ It’s good for the brand, it will bring a different look for us, and we’re definitely trying to expand on that side of music.” Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to see if this really is a match made in heaven!
Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne to Release Single Next Week [Rolling Stone]
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Kanye West Thinks Cash Money Signing Limp Bizkit Is A Bit Of A LOL
Kanye West, master of Twitter and epic rants, gave his two cents on the news that Cash Money Records signed Limp Bizkit today. And it was simply ‘lol’. We’re thinking that’s a pretty hefty insult from someone who’s not exactly known for being sparing with words. [Kanye West Twitter]
Andre 3000 Tells GQ There Won’t Be A New Outkast Album Any Time Soon
Andre 3000 dashed the hopes of Outkast fans everywhere, telling GQ, “There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album.” [GQ]
And you thought rap-rock was over! In an interview with Kiss FM, Lil Wayne talked about his time in prison and revealed some pretty interesting news, including a tid-bit that Limp Bizkit has signed to Cash Money records. Limp Bizkit are no strangers to the hip hop world, already with songs including “N Together Now” featuring Method Man and the “Rollin’” remix featuring Method Man, Redman and DMX. It will be interesting to see if the rap-rock craze of the early ’00s kicks off again — we don’t see why not, it’s a genre that hasn’t yet had its mainstream renaissance.
Another exciting piece of news came as Lil Wayne also revealed that Ashanti might be joining the Cash Money family. Yep, so you won’t ever have to say things like, “What ever happened to Ashanti?” or, “I miss Ashanti” or, “What’s Luv?” ever again. We’d love to see the diva with some of her own new tracks and yep, in one of the roles we love her best for: super sweet r’n'b vocals featured as the chorus to rap songs about love.
Lil Wayne Says Limp Bizkit Signed To Cash Money, Ashanti May Be Next [Rap Dose]
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VH1′s latest entry in the award-winning Rock Docs franchise, The TRL Decade, premieres tonight at 9:30 pm. The hour-long special takes a look back at the colorful history of the long-running MTV video request program and the effect that it had on the music industry, and features insightful interviews from former VJs like Carson Daly and Dave Holmes, as well as some of that era’s most popular musical acts.
In order to get you in the mood for tonight’s premiere, we built this special
Spotify playlist for The TRL Decade, which features many of the songs that you’ll hear in this documentary feature. Get your ’90s nostalgia on with boy band faves like “Larger Than Life” by the Backstreet Boys, rap-rock smashes like Korn‘s “Freak On A Leash”, hip hop hits like P. Diddy‘s “Bad Boy For Life”, sugar coated girl pop classics like Mandy Moore‘s “Candy”, and many more.
The TRL Decade [Spotify]
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Chris Martin Is His Own Security Guard, Defending Home From Singing Trespasser
Well, maybe defending is the wrong word. Chris Martin simply politely asked an intruder to leave, and he did. The fan had climbed over Martin’s garden fence to serenade him by singing Coldplay songs. [NME]
A Musician Started The Bon Jovi Death Rumour
The person behind the Bon Jovi death rumours was a musician named Jeffrey Goho from Pennsylvania. He said he started the rumours because he was frustrated Bon Jovi was focusing on business instead of music. Obviously a totally rational guy. Totally. [Rolling Stone]
The Video Music Awards are a celebration of the best music video work that musicians and technical personnel have to offer. They’re also a live event attended by more than a few outsized personalities, all interacting with each other in close proximity. Part of what makes the event so exciting to us is the tension that proximity creates. Sometimes, though, it boils over past professional rivalry into personal beef.
With that in mind, here is a look back at the ten most memorable VMA fights. Will anyone get into it this year? (Pitbull and Lindsay Lohan?) We’ll be tuning in to MTV on Sunday at 9 p.m. to find out.
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