J. Cole was the victim of a possible online “blackmailing,” as some idiot posted this Tweet to the rapper:
“@JColeNC retweet me and I’ll buy Born Sinner. Don’t retweet me and I’ll kill my lil sister.”
J. Cole did retweet it, which some say has set a bad precedent for future online blackmails. (Ed. Note: Come the hell on. What if this guy was for real? What if he really had the gun loaded and killed his sister? I would have rather retweeted it than have blood on my hands… But that’s my view. However, I do see the opposing viewpoint.)
J. Cole later tweeted that it was the wildest shit that he’s ever seen on Twitter. Apparently, the owner of the account has come forward saying that it was just a BB gun, and he wasn’t going to do it.
Wild shit is right. Wild and unnecessary bullshit.
On a side note, J. Cole moved up the release of his album to compete with Kanye West’s Yeezus.. J. said that it wasn’t out of disrespect, but out of healthy competition.
Look back at it… You know what you’re not gonna be looking back at?
2 Chainz’s new album, coming out on September 10, 2013.
It’s gonna be… DIFFERENT.
Jay-Z has something for you Samsung Phone owners… A free album.
Check this out.
You’ve been waiting a long fucking time. For what? For the new Jay-Z album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, that’s what.
Only ballers like Jay-Z announce their new albums in a 3 minute promo during game 5 of the NBA Finals. When does the album appear to be coming out?
July 4th, hustla.
Put those diamonds in the sky.
M.I.A. just posted “Get ready for Noize!!” on her Facebook, with a link to www.miauk.com.
Is this the return of Maya aka MIA?
NBA FINALS. SUNDAY. 9:15PM EST.
Mumford out. Jack Johnson in at Bonnaroo.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was informed yesterday that Mumford & Sons had to cancel their Saturday headlining appearance due to bassist Ted Dwane’s medical condition. In Mumford & Sons’ place, festival organizers are pleased to announce that Jack Johnson will now headline Bonnaroo on Saturday night.
Bonnaroo wishes Ted a speedy recovery and looks forward to the band returning to the festival.
I was on my way to Bonnaroo to sit in on a set with my friends ALO last night when we got the call asking if I could possibly help out and cover for Mumford and Sons. I heard the news about Ted Dwane and was happy to know that he was on his way to recovery. I called my band and asked if they were up for it. Long story short – they are headed this way. I’ve got a lot of lyrics and chords to relearn by Saturday night. I was here to play the first Bonnaroo and it is a very special festival to my band. We are excited to hit the stage again. Get well Ted!
The remaining members of famed group The Pixies has issued a statement that Kim Deal has quit The Pixies. It sounds as though the split was amicable, as the remaining 3 had nothing but kind words for Kim.
We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering
Breaking Bonnaroo News From Mumford and Sons:
It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.
Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.
On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.
Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win
Kanye West’s new album, Yeezus drops on June 18. He hasn’t released any singles for radio airplay, he hasn’t had a big money promotional machine push it, and hell, he hasn’t even put a cover together for the album. Kim K’s baby daddy’s coming at the scene a bit different these days (watch out for those stop signs), and frankly, it’s a bit refreshing. No, on this weekend of all weekends, we haven’t forgotten about Bonnaroo (we still rocked that shit out till sunrise), but Kanye’s new album has our interests piqued, and that’s an understatement.
Yeezus brings back Daft Punk for some funky house beats, which Train wishes that there were more of on Random Access Memories, along with other guests like Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, RZA, Chief Keef and more. He recently performed several tracks off of his most pious album at NYC’s Governor’s Ball. Have a look and listen to Kanye West’s latest offerings.
On Site (Featuring Daft Punk)
I Am A God
Yeezus on his pulpit, preaching about his new philosophies.
And we had to throw in a video of Ye performing Flashing Lights/All Of The Lights (Which Train thinks is the best era of Kanye’s music).
Props to NormalMag, Zach Tavel and SharksNYC for the videos.