Last Lap: Does Drake Really Need To Take Any Sound Advice?

Is Lorde taking inspiration from Pharrell Williams? Jennifer Lopez has a change of heart about the World Cup, and Syd Arthur gears up for a summer festival.

  • Drake obviously has the hip-hop game on lock, but every once in a while, we’re sure he consults experts on how to keep his image tight. Well, Drizzy appeared on the web series, Sound Advice, where he takes fake tips from a disastrous publicist played by Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Brayer. [Pitchfork]
  • After Syd Arthur hits up our band elimination challenge, Make A Band Famous, the group is headed to Tennessee for Bonnaroo. So are Syd Arthur’s members ready for the mayhem of a major music festival? The guys chat about the fest with Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • Days after confirming that she was canceling her appearance at the World Cup’s opening festivities, Jennifer Lopez is back on board to perform in Brazil. J. Lo admits that the scheduling was tight and that it was “premature to announce” that she was dropping out, but we’re just happy she’ll be shaking it down in South America! [Billboard]
  • Lorde posted a pic of herself on Twitter, featuring the singer rocking a pretty large hat. Has Pharrell Williams started a trend among his fellow musicians? [MTV News]