First Dibs: What Are Jay-Z’s New Rules For Reaching Fans?

Chris Brown faces misdemeanor hit-and-run charges, Kanye West rises to the top, and Devo’s drummer passes away.

  • We’re just over a week away from Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z’s much-anticipated new album. Hov dropped his latest promo ad for the LP, where he talks to his collaborators about the powerful reach of the Internet. Check it below. [Idolator]

  • Los Angeles officials filed charges against Chris Brown, following a minor car accident in May. The singer hit back at the charges, calling them “ridiculous.” [MTV]
  • Looks like Kanye West was right — he’s a number one rock star. Yeezus climbed to the top of the charts, giving Yeezy his sixth No. 1 album. [Consequence of Sound]
  • Devo drummer Alan Myers has died from cancer. Myers was with the band when they had their biggest hit, “Whip It.” [Pitchfork]

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