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JAY Z Joins Instagram

By Petar Kujundzic

While Beyoncé has lost the top spot of being the most-followed celebrity on Instagram to Kim Kardashian earlier this week, her husband JAY Z has joined the photo-sharing social network today. Hov created an Instagram account with the username Hovsince96, and for his first post, he decided to honor Michael Jackson. Today would have marked the 57th birthday of the late King of Pop, and Jay uploaded a photo of him and the pop icon with the following caption: “Happy Birthday to the King! This may be my first and last post.” We'll be sure to keep checking for this account though. (Read More)

Kanye West to Perform ‘808 & Heartbreak’ in Full

By Petar Kujundzic

While his sophomore album, Late Registration, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend, Kanye West is planning to revisit another album from his discography through an exclusive performance. As Consequence of Sound points out, 'Ye is set to give a full performance of 808s & Heartbreak at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Friday, September 25. Tickets go on sale in September 4 via Ticketmaster. If you're in Southern California around that time, make sure not to miss this one. (Read More)

Because of Drake, Apple Music Reportedly Threatened TIDAL With $20 Million Lawsuit

By Hp Chueng

It was reported Drake might make an appearance at Lil Wayne's Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans tonight, which was to benefit for Tunechi's Tha Carter Fund on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary. According to PageSix, Apple Music threatened TIDAL with a $20 million lawsuit because of that. Although information of Drake's deal with Apple isn't available for public access, his cross-platform appearance could constitute a breach of contract. A source revealed to PageSix:

"Legal letters have been sent to Tidal warning that Drake cannot appear on the TIDAL stream of the festival, either solo or part of a group, and if the warning was ignored, the liabilities could be up to $20 million," a source reportedly told PageSix."

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Action Bronson Is Allegedly Sued by Puerto Rican Salsa Group

By HP Cheung

Action Bronson has been involved in a bit of commotion with Ghostface Killah and some Wu-Tang affliates; now the New York rapper might be facing even more trouble. He is reportedly being sued by Puerto Rican salsa group El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico for allegedly sampling their music without permission. Reported by TMZ, the tracks sampled are "Mofongo" and "Tapas," and the band is currently seeking for Bronson to cease distribution and pay for damages -- although the exact amount has not been revealed. Bronson has yet to respond to these allegations; we'll keep you updated. (Read More)

Drake’s Alleged Ghostwriter, Quentin Miller Drops a Mixtape

By Patrick Montes

Quentin Miller might have made more headlines in recent months for the whole Drake ghostwriting fiasco, but his own focus is still on his own music. As he continues to evolve and inch further to the top of his class, Quentin Miller reunites with WDNG Crshrs cohort TheCoolisMac and super-producer Cardo for a new mixtape, CrshrsGotWings. WDNG Crshrs' latest project features ten new efforts from the pair, with production handled exclusively by Cardo. Outside of Miller and Mac, the only other emcee featured on the project is fellow up-and-comer Jay Dot Rain. (Read More)

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