Wild Thing rapper Tone Loc suffered yet another setback this past weekend. Loc, whose real name is Anthony Terrell Smith, reportedly collapsed on stage in Atlanta this past Saturday night. Per reports from TMZ, Loc was performing his well known hit Funky Cold Medina.
According to the singer’s manager, the rapper was just exhausted, causing him to collapse. He "is exhausted after performing many shows in the last few months." After the incident he was brought to local hospital and treated with an IV. Tone Loc is said to be doing just fine now, rebuffing the rumors that he suffered a seizure, although several concert goers reported to TMZ that it looked like the singer did in fact have a seizure on stage. […] Read more »
Although Coldplay has added a few Mylo Xyloto tracks to their setlists, their duet with Rihanna has been kept under wraps – until today, that is. Supposedly singer Chris Martin’s favorite song from the upcoming album, “Princess of China” appeared online this morning.
The track itself is more adventurous than past Coldplay fare. At the same time, “Princess of China” clearly treads into Top 40 territory with its synth intro and use of the Barbadian singer. While the band has mentioned this track as one effort to expand their sound, purists may balk that Rihanna isn’t relegated to a guest appearance; rather, she accompanies Martin for the duration of the song.[…] Read more »
Nicki Minaj is celebrating Halloween early.
The female MC mimicked her mentor and Young Money labelmate, Lil Wayne, on the set of Cash Money CEO Birdman’s “Y.U. Mad” video shoot last week in Miami, wearing a blonde, dreadlocked wig, a wifebeater, sagging pants and boxers pulled up on display. The raptress also rocked an iced-out watch and chain.
A stoic Minaj stood by as her boss explained to MTV News the concept behind the song, saying that the former was the one who pitched the idea. “Nicki gave me that song. She called me one day like, ‘Stunna, I got a record for you I think you would like,’” said Birdman to MTV. “I jumped on it and put my son on it. I liked it from the start. […] Read more »
Two weeks ago, we announced the release and tracklist of Justin Bieber's forthcoming holiday album, Under the Mistletoe.
This morning on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," the pop singer premiered the album's first single, "Mistletoe."
Bieber boasted to Seacrest how excited he was for the album's release, slated on November 1st through RBMG/Island Def Jam Music Group. "Even though it's a Christmas album, it's probably my best album yet. I got a lot of different genres on there, so I think it works for everybody."
The album features an impressive slew of collaborators. Usher, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes, Band Perry, and Mariah Carey are all featured on the album. […] Read more »
The Streets announced its final farewell concerts before the rap/garage project calls it quits.
Mike Skinner and his band will play their final London show as part of the Freeze Festival in Battersea Power Station October 28-29 before headlining two nights during the Big Reunion Festival in Skegness, England, on November 19th and 26th.
The final concerts also close out the touring schedule for The Streets' fifth and last studio album, Computer and Blues.
Ten years ago Mike Skinner's one-man show, The Streets, released the single "Has It Come to This?" The single became an underground success and spent a total of five weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #18. NME called the single, "The most original, lyrical British rap in memory."[…] Read more »
Singer and actor, Drake, has been making headlines in the news these days with his full slate of projects. Recently appearing on 'Saturday Night Live', where he showcased both his acting talents once again, and performed his new single Make Me Proud with rapper Nicki Minaj, the twenty-four year old has been talking about his upcoming album Take Care, and his plans to resurrect his career in acting.
Before guest starring on SNL this past Saturday October 15th, Drake shared with MTV News that he begged to be a part of the famous late night show. "I'm dying to, man. I was begging. I was begging everybody like, 'Please let me get a skit. […] Read more »
New Music Releases: October 30, 2012
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