Diddy Celebrated Kim Porter’s Birthday With a Party Attended By Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige & More

Saturday (Dec. 15) would have been Kim Porter’s 47th birthday, and even though she is no longer with us, her family celebrated her life on her special day along with a number of close friends. According to Page Six, Diddy hosted a birthday party in honor of Kim over the weekend at Giorgio’s at the Standard in Los Angeles, and the star-studded guest list included big names like Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, French Montana and Usher. One source said legendary musician George Clinton attended the ...
Tags: Celebs, Usher, Beyonce, Montana, Los Angeles, Jay-z, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kim, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Porter, Quincy, George Clinton, Combs

XXXTentacion’s ‘Skins’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Skins the first posthumous album from XXXTentacion, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. Featuring an appearance by Kanye West, the ten-track LP moved 132,000 equivalent album units (52,000 in true album sales) opening week according to Nielsen Music. A bulk of the album’s sales came from streaming, as the project tallied 78,000 SEA units, which equals to 121.8 million on-demand audio streams. Skins the first posthumous No. 1 album since Prince’s The Very Best of Prince, which re-e...
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Kenneka Jenkins’ Family Sues Chicago Hotel for $50 Million Over Teen’s Death in Freezer

More than a year after Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in the walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Chicago, the 19-year-old’s family has filed a negligence lawsuit for $50 million against the hotel. According to the Chicago Tribune, Jenkins’ mother is suing the hotel, its security contractor and a restaurant that was allegedly renting the space where Jenkins’ body was found. Jenkins disappeared in the early morning hours of September 9th, 2017 after attending a party held in a room of t...
Tags: News, Chicago, Lawsuits, Jazz, Freezer, Rosemont, Jenkins, Murray Bros Caddyshack, Chicago Hotel, Kenneka Jenkins, Chicago Tribune Jenkins, Capital Security, Hare Hotel Capital Security

Listen to this reverb, as a vocalist sings 'Rejoice'

Unmute this one! “This is a Pantheon style Cathedral in Montefrio, Spain,” says IMGURian MayMyEnemiesLiveLong. “The design allows for a 6 second long reverb. As an audio engineer, this definitively blows my mind.” That reverb.... (Rejoice) The vocal artist is Malinda. Source:
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Thom Yorke, Sampha, The Coup, & More Make Oscars’ Best Original Song Shortlist

The Oscars’ Best Original Song shortlist has just been revealed. According to Deadline, the list includes "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, Thom Yorke's "Suspirium" from Suspiria, Sampha's "Treasure" from Beautiful Boy, Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All The Stars" from Black Panther, and the Coup's "OYAHYTT" from Sorry To Bother You. More »
Tags: Music, News, Radiohead, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Thom Yorke, SZA, Sampha, The Coup, Thom Yorke Sampha

Jen Danielson To Head Pandora Country Programming

Pandora has named Jen Danielson as  Head of Country Programming. She joins after a decade at CMT, where she was most recently Director of Music Strategy.   Based in Nashville,  Danielson will oversee all programming for country music at Pandora, one of the most popular genres on the streamer.   At CMT she oversaw the music video acquisition process for the network, working closely with record labels, publi...
Tags: Music, Country Music, Pandora, Streaming, Nashville, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, CMT, Danielson, Jen Danielson, Pandora Country Programming

Snoop Dogg Blasts Kanye West Over Drake Tweets: “Somebody Take That Ni**a Phone!”

It’s clear whose side Snoop Dogg is on when it comes to this whole Kanye West vs. Drake thing. The Hip-Hop veteran took a moment out of his busy day of smoking weed to call out Kanye following his Twitter rampage aimed at Drake. In a video he posted on Instagram over the weekend, with Drake’s 2013 song “From Time” playing in the background, Snoop slammed Kanye after the “I Love It” rapper accused Drake of “threatening” his family and “sneak dissing” him. “Is y’all getting tired of Kanye West and...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Beef, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Donald Trump, Kanye, Snoop Dogg, Phil, Kiki, Snoop, Maury, Rap Beef

Ed Sheeran Tops Pollstar 2018 Global Touring Chart, Taylor Swift Dominates US

Tour trade publication Pollstar tracked more than 44,000 live concerts in 2018 logging in a record-setting $10.4 billion total gross and 152.1 million tickets sold.  Ed Sheeran topped the year grossing a whopping $432 million, an all time touring record. Pollstar's Top 100 World Wide tours totaled $5.6 billion U.S. dollars with 59.8 million tickets sold to 3,691 events.  The Top Ten of the Worldwide Tour chart surpassed $2 billion in grosses for the first time. The Top 100 North American...
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I Tried $100 Worth Of H&M Beauty Products & Here's What I Thought

Is H&M The Next Place To Get Beauty Products? Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Never miss an episode by subscribing here.As more and more fashion brands enter the beauty realm, shopping has become much more practical. If you're looking for say, a new button-down and another red lipstick to add to your growing collection, you need only stop by Zara, Forever21, or H&...
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Travis Scott Announces Second Leg of ‘ASTROWORLD’ Tour

Travis Scott delivered one of this year’s hottest live shows with his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” Tour. As the arena show wraps up this week with two more dates left, the Houston rapper/producer announces a second leg starting in the new year. The 28-date North American trek kicks off Jan. 25 in Vancouver, Canada, making stops in Portland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York City, Montreal, Toronto, and Atlanta, before concluding on Mar. 24 in Charlotte. Ticket pre-sales s...
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Watch The Runaways’ Jackie Fuchs Win Jeopardy!

Former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs (fka Jackie Fox) is making her second appearance as a contestant on tonight's episode of Jeopardy!. Last Friday, Fuchs won $14,200 on the show. That episode included two questions about music: “In this song by the B-52’s, ‘we were at the beach, everybody had matching towels’” (“What is ‘Rock Lobster?’”) … More »
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Kobe Bryant Gets High School Students Out of Exam With Retweet

Kobe Bryant just made Christmas a whole lot better for a group of high school students in California. A San Benito High School student named April Garcia tweeted out a photo asking Bryant to give her school a shoutout on Twitter so that her class wouldn’t have to take their final exam. Garcia’s teacher, Mr. Albert E. Torruco, told the class that if Kobe tweeted a shoutout to San Benito High by December 17th, they wouldn’t have to take their scheduled exam the following week and would instead tak...
Tags: School, Celebs, Students, California, Sports, Social Media, High School, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, Black Mamba, Garcia, Bryant, Kobe, High School Students, San Benito High School

10 Artists You Need To Follow On Instagram Before Your Next Tattoo

Tattoos tend to be unique to the people getting them, but even the most creative minds have mood — and Instagram — boards filled with inspiration. Whether you love colorful, splashy designs or are more into minimal, dotted lines, there's nothing wrong with having a wandering eye for tattoos. The more you check out, the more ideas you'll get, the better your creation will come out.Of course, this isn't to say you or your artist will, or should, plagiarize others' work. However, we do suggest you...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Brooklyn, Paris, Seoul, Istanbul, Montgomery, Santana, PerR, Kang, Sophie Turner, Bluestone Perr, Hannah Kang

12 Gifts For The Biggest Beauty Fan In Your Life

We all have that one person on our Christmas list that knows Sephora aisles better than they understand their medical plans, that can't shop for groceries without donning the no-makeup makeup look, or that prefers watching beauty tutorials over the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale. So, when the holiday comes around, it's clear that they should get something beauty-related as a gift. But what do you get the person who keeps track of every Ulta launch and has VIB Rouge status?First, you want...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Rihanna, Middle East, Sephora, Kylie, Huda, Pollard, Ulta, Fenty, Kylie Cosmetics, VIB Rouge, Fenty Beauty, Facial Treatment Essence, Mona Kattan

The Best Red Lipsticks, According To Our Beauty Editors

As much as we can appreciate a nude lipstick, sometimes we want a lip color that pops — especially over the holidays. What's a sparkly dress without a statement lip? But even though we're searching for ways to experiment with different shades and even texture ( hey, glitter lips), red lipstick is the gospel truth that will never steer you wrong.The good news: There are tons of red lip options on the market. The bad news: There are tons of red lip options on the market. When looking for the righ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Ben Affleck, Phoenix, Macy, Blake, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown, L Oreal, Rachel Krause, Samantha Sasso, MAC Ruby, Jessica Cruel, Rachel Lubitz, Sheena Yaitanes

Kool A.D. Accused Of Sexual Assault By 4 Women

Four women have accused Victor Vazquez, aka Kool A.D., of sexual assault, Pitchfork reports. The alleged incidents of non-consensual sex took place between 2006 and 2015. The rapper, formerly of Das Racist, confirmed each encounter but claimed he believed all of them to be consensual. More »
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New Music: Jhené Aiko “Wasted Love Freestyle”

Its been a while since we last heard from Jhené Aiko. Lately, the R&B singer has been in the news as rumors have swirled of her and Big Sean breaking up. As the year comes to an end, the L.A. songstress returns to the music, dropping off an emotional new song called “Wasted Love.” On the track, Aiko pours her heart out, trying to cope and get over an ex-lover. Listen below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Jhené Aiko – “Wasted Love Freestyle” Previously: Jhené Aiko Feat. YG – “Never...
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Tiffany 'New York' Pollard Is The Beauty Influencer We Didn't Know We Needed

"'Tis the season. Fa la la la la. Pick this shit up." That's just one of many one-liners in Fenty Beauty’s genius holiday gift guide featuring everyone's favorite H.B.I.C Tiffany Pollard, a.k.a. New York from Flavor of Love, and we’re still trying to process the 9:52 minutes we just watched.Rihanna's namesake brand teamed up with the I Love New York reality star to give us the holiday haul video we didn’t know we needed — but are happy as hell we got. And, now that we think about it, there wa...
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Jhené Aiko Reappears With “Wasted Love Freestyle 2018”

Jhené is back at it with the freestyles.
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Dr. Pimple Popper Says This Is The Most Intense Surgery She's Performed All Year

To say that Sandra Lee, MD, theDr. Pimple Popper, has seen some craziness this year would be an understatement. Yes, she's cut into a monster butt growth and squeezed pus out of more than we care to count — but her favorite surgery of 2018 will shock even the most hardcore popaholics.When we caught up with the dermatologist, SLMD founder, and social-media phenomenon to break down her year in pimple-popping milestones — which include her viral YouTube clips, the TLC series, plus her most rece...
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Jhené Aiko Reappears With “Wasted Love” Freestyle

Jhené is back at it with the freestyles.
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Roland’s Rubix 44 is the perfect USB interface for your home recording studio

The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and running out of inputs for all the instruments and microphones you want to connect for any given music project. That may not be everyone’s experience. But if it rings true for you, allow me to introduce you to the solution: Roland’s Rubix 44. Disclaimer: the Rubix 44 won’t cure death or pay your taxes for you, but it will let you connect your microphones and instruments to your Mac, Windows, or iPad seamlessly via USB. The Rubix lineup of USB ...
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Help! What Do I Wear To That? (Cold-Weather Edition)

And with the first sub-50-degree day, the start of "we can really start dressing" season began. But while creative layering, a good coat, and sweaters with big sleeves can rise to most cold-weather occasions, life still finds a way of throwing in a sartorial curveball every now and then. For instance, what do you wear to your S.O.'s family holiday party — when you've never met the parents, let alone celebrated with them before? What about a ski weekend — when you're still unclear on the differe...
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15 Haircuts The NYC Cool Girls Are Wearing This Winter

Any Manhattanite will tell you, New York City is sprinkled with hair inspiration — and it hits you when you least expect it — like when you're hustling to snake through a closing subway door and find yourself staring at a girl with a shiny, tousled bob bouncing off the collar of her camel peacoat. And, all of a sudden, you feel the urge to pop out your AirPod and beg for the name of her stylist from across the pole.If you're currently in the depths of an end-of-year hair rut — you want somethin...
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7 Simple & Chic Hair Accessories That Actually Work For Grown-Ups

You're not alone if you think padded headbands and scrunchies feel... youthful to a fault. No matter how cute and trendy they look on the website, or Ariana Grande's head, there's something about the hair-accessory renaissance that's inherently retro — and not in the sort of way that works for an interview or date night.So, as a self-respecting adult, what do you do when you want to add just a little something to a mundane look that could benefit from some added decor? The answer: gold hair cli...
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Why are these two men so elated? Andrew (left), piano, and David (right) reeds, otherwise known to a loyal contingent of supporters as the Complete Morton Project, recently announced on Facebook that they have recorded the last of the Jelly Roll Morton compositions they … Continue reading →
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The Monday Grind: SLUND Invite You To A Very Slundy Christmas

It's Monday and Mondays suck, so let's grind it out with Slund's A Very Slundy Christmas. The post The Monday Grind: SLUND Invite You To A Very Slundy Christmas appeared first on Metal Injection.
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GHOST Bring Their Satanic Sermon To Brooklyn, Proving They Belong In Arenas

If you've seen some of the unmasked interviews with Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge, sometimes he is asked if he prefers... The post GHOST Bring Their Satanic Sermon To Brooklyn, Proving They Belong In Arenas appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Canadian Radio Banned “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Then Reversed The Decision; Is This Progress?

Outrage — the hallmark of 21st-century discourse — still exists, but the radio flip-flop on banning indicates the paradigm may be shifting toward a reasonable middle ground, with space for the sorts of varied responses one hopes for in a debate that is in theory black and white but, in practicality, is filled with shades of grey. – Toronto Star
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BORN OF OSIRIS Announce 2019 North American Tour Dates with CHELSEA GRIN, MAKE THEM SUFFER

Things kick off in early February. The post BORN OF OSIRIS Announce 2019 North American Tour Dates with CHELSEA GRIN, MAKE THEM SUFFER appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Chelsea, Tour Dates, Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer

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