Kendrick Lamar makes a special guest appearance on the remix edition of Tame Impala's recent track "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." The remix, dubbed simply "Backwards," appeared earlier this week on the official BeatsMusic Soundcloud page and the song is currently streaming via Pitchfork.
Timbaland has released a previously unheard collaboration with Michael Jackson as part of his "Timbaland Thursday" series. The MC's beats are featured prominently on the track, titled "Slave to the Rhythm," which also features never before heard vocals from MJ. The news comes at a busy time for Tim, who last fall said that his next studio album will be titled Textbook Timbo.
Frank Ocean is being sued by Chipotle over an ad campaign disagreement.
Ocean was commissioned to record a track for the restaurant chain's "Scarecrow" marketing campaign (which promotes local and sustainably-sourced food), and was paid the first of two $212,500 installments, with the second installment to be paid on delivery of the track.
Singer Brandon Howard allegedly has DNA which is a 99.9% match to Michael Jackson, according to Dr. Joseph Goodman, who claims that he obtained a sample of Jackson's DNA from a dental device that had belonged to the late King of Pop at auction. If the claims are true, it could mean that the 31 year old crooner is the son of Jacko.
The Georgia man convicted of killing Usher's 11-year-old stepson has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was convicted on charges of homicide by vessel after killing the boy and seriously injuring a 15-year-old girl. Hubbard struck the boy, Kile Glover, and girl with a jet ski on Georgia's Lake Lanier in 2012.
Swizz Beatz previewed the Monster X chanel headphones during Paris fashion week. Swizzy was caught on film wearing the cans with fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. Beatz has a co-ownership stake in the San Fran based audio company Monster. "So proud of my fam @TheRealSwizzz for making #Chanel headphones a reality through a collaboration with @monsterproducts and Karl #Lagerfeld . . ."
Shakira appears on the cover of the latest edition of Billboard magazine. Wearing a white t-shirt she covers the March 15 edition. "The Shakira Drive," reads the cover copy, "The Voice coach reveals her best and worst trait - 'perseverance' - along with the strategy behind her 4 year hiatus." Shakira's upcoming self titled album is due for release on March 25.
Jennifer Hudson is in the U.K. promoting her latest album. She stopped by BBC Radio 1Xtra for an interview with Trevor Nelson in which she talked about her recent purchase of a home for her long time assistant and friend Walter. "I was going to buy myself another house," she began. "But then I thought Walter needs a house. That's why I came up with the idea."
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen appear on the cover of the latest edition of Martha Stewart's Weddings magazine in full wedding wear. On the inside, the pair dished on their September nuptials in Italy. Chrissy says that Italy's Lake Como was not their first choice, noting they almost got married on a southern farm.
Chris Brown has released "New Flame," a collab with Rick Ross, to the web. In the song, Breezy cruises a club in hopes of finding a girl to be his new flame. "I know you came here with your crew, but I promise you that it feels like it's just us two," Brown sings. No word on whether "New Flame" features on Brown's latest, X, due May 5. The LP will feature several collaborations.
Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL took to the stage of the Arsenio Hall Show to perform their new track "Funknroll." The Purple One also took some questions from the audience, including what his pet peeve is ("strangers touching my hair"), and what household chores he does ("cooking omlettes").
Brandy and Ryan Press have called off their engagement - at least for now. A source in the couple's close knit circle revealed to TheYBF.com that after moving in together, the two decided that marriage may not be in the cards just yet.
Keyshia Cole and Iggy Azalea have teamed up for a remake of the Biggie Smalls song "Mo Money Mo Problems." The Oakland singer and Aussie rapper were brought together for the track —which originally appeared on Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death - by Irv Gotti, who shared a clip of the track through his Instagram.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have picked May 24 for their wedding date. According to Us Weekly, they'll wed in Paris, France. We're having a super, super small, intimate wedding," Kim recently told Ryan Seacrest of the ceremony. "As we go along, we're realizing we want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking."
Chris Brown, currently in rehab for anger management, says that he's okay with Drake and Rihanna rekindling their old romance. At one time, Breezy and Drizzy feuded over Riri's heart, but an insider tells TMZ that those days are over: "Sources close to Chris tell TMZ . . . the singer is copacetic over the duo rekindling their romance. Chris has his mind on his money . . ."