Rise and grind with First Dibs: Lorde praises Kanye West in a lengthy interview, Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and other huge acts will headline the iTunes Festival, Meek Mill will remain in jail and more.
- Kanye West talks about married life, calls Drake the most popular rapper in hip hop, and reveals upcoming album details in his new GQ cover story. [GQ]
- Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Pharrell William and Calvin Harris are among the few big names that are headlining the iTunes Festival in London this September. [Billboard]
- Jack White covers Jay Z’s “99 Problems” at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival. [Spin]
- “Weird Al” Yankovic name drops like WHOA in his new music video for “Lame Claim to Fame.” [Pitchfork]
- Lorde calls Kanye West her “principal, if the school is pop” in an interview with The Guardian. [MTV News]
- The Weekend debuted a new song called “King of the Fall.” [NME]
- Meek Mill will stay in jail until at least September and details on his upcoming album’s release date are still uncertain. [Complex]