R.I.P. John Fry, producer for Big Star has died at age of 69

Legendary record producer John Fry, best known for his work with Big Star, died Thursday at the age of 69. According to Memphis Commercial Appeal, Fry passed away at a Memphis hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.

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Wiz Khalifa Sends ‘Positive Energy’ to Bobby Shmurda After Indictment

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Bobby Shmurda’s indictment on drug and gun charges is the hot topic on social media. It seems that everyone has an opinion about the case — good and bad. Fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa, who has had several run-ins with the law himself, offered words of encouragement for the incarcerated 20-year-old.

The Taylor Gang leader urged his followers not to be so critical of Shmurda and to send positive thoughts his way.

“Don’t judge Bobby. He has enough people to do that,” he tweeted. “Instead pray and send positive energy for him and his situation.”

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T-Pain Delivers ‘Let Me Thru’ Featuring Lil Wayne

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We never did get to see that joint album from T-Pain and Lil Wayne, but that doesn’t mean we’re missing out on new music. The rappers’ newly released song, ‘Let Me Thru,’ finds the two stars delivering wordy, fast-paced raps over a bouncy, keyboard-driven track.

“Now I’m just sitting here at this red light with my emergency brake on / The wheels spinning, whip looking like it got new skates on / I’m talking 9.8 seconds boy, this ain’t gonna take long / Then I hop out at the finish line like ‘is this what you waiting on?” spits the Auto-Tune rhymer.

Weezy serves his rhymes next, and based on his flow and punchlines, it sounds like this song was made a few years ago, when some might say the rapper was still at his lyrical peak — it’s truly hard to tell.

“I got too much rubber to burn, fire hazard Lil Tune the tycoon / Cash Money mascot, it’s hot under this costume / Got pedals I’ve never stepped on, buttons I’ve never pressed on / Backseats I’ve never effed on, police still get the F bomb,” Tunechi rhymes.

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Charli XCX and Clean Bandit for MTV Brand New Shows in January

Charli XCX and Clean Bandit will headline two MTV Brand New concerts in January.

James Bay, Years & Years, Saint Raymond and Sinead Harnett will also play at the concerts, which will be held at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

See Nicki Minaj smoulder in Roberto Cavalli campaign

Nicki Minaj has been unveiled as the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s latest Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, in smouldering images released by the label.
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First Elvis Presley recordings going to auction

The first pieces of music ever recorded by Elvis Presley are going to auction.

The recordings of ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ are expected to raise between $ 75,000 and $ 100,000.

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As Invaluable.com reports, Presley recorded the tracks on 78 rpm acetate as an 18-year-old in 1953.

‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ were hits for Jon and Sondra Steele and Ink Spots in 1948 and 1941 respectively,

The auction will take place on the grounds of the singer’s Graceland home in Memphis on January 8, which would have been Presley’s 80th birthday.

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