Eminem and Busta Rhymes fans will have to wait to hear whether or not this phantom Verzuz match will actually go down, but in the meantime, the platform has shared what’s in store for their next show. Los Angeles will already be lit up with excitement in February thanks to the Super Bowl, but Verzuz recently shared that on the 15th, it’s bringing together two R&B favorites: Musiq Soulchild and Anthony Hamilton.
There have been cries from R&B fans to have these acclaimed singers together and the powers that be are ready to make that happen for a Valentine’s Day event that will have music lovers revisiting a few classics.
“#VERZUZ SEASON 3 let’s go!!” a caption to the announcement read. “Anthony Hamilton vs Musiq Soulchild on 2/15 Valentine’s Day Special [red heart emoj] This one is for the lovers [smiling emoji with hearts][double heart emoji] Live from @AvalonHollywood.”
Fans are already putting together their lists of songs they want to hear from both singers. Hamilton is widely known for “Charlene,” “Can’t Let Go,” and “Comin From Where I’m From,” among many others, while Musiq has a few noteworthy classics as well. It’s expected that he’ll croon out “Halfcrazy,” “Love,” “Don’t Change,” and more.
Check out the announcement as well as a few reactions below and let us know who you think tops this Verzuz matchup.
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Lil Wayne is looking for love. Over the weekend, the New Orleans-born recording artist took to Twitter to share a subtle flex with his followers, along with an apparent call for any would-be wives out there.
“I need a wife man I’m getting too wealthy,” the 39-year-old wrote on Sunday. “Stfu.” As Complex notes, it’s not exactly clear who the “Phone Home” rapper wanted to shut up, or what prompted him to let his 35 million followers know that he’s feeling ready to seriously settle down.
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This wouldn’t be the first time Wayne has addressed marriage on his social media. In April of 2021, he had fans and friends convinced that he had tied the knot after posting that he was the “happiest man alive,” tagging the words “the Carters.” During an Instagram Live session with Nicki Minaj two months later, the Queen hitmaker addressed the post.
“The other day, it was some tweets going on, and I was like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’ And I texted you and I was like, ‘Oh, Congratulations. I can tell you’ve been in a good mood.’ And I said, ‘Congratulations,’ because I thought you had gotten married,” she explained.
Tunechi clarified that he was still unmarried and that he was actually talking about his “damn sons,” whose “little group” is called “The Carters.”
Complex also notes that Wayne and his long-term partner Denise Bidot appear to be on the outs, as neither of them has shared photos of each other since last fall. In September, the rapper’s girlfriend posted a sweet happy birthday message to Weezy, but since then, it’s been radio silence.
Check back in with HNHH for future updates on Lil Wayne’s quest for love.
On the evening of Monday, January 31st, Ye hopped onto Instagram to share a handwritten note, reading, “my focus is on building real products in the real world.” The “Saint Pablo” rapper then listed things like food, clothing, and shelter as his main creative priorities.
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“Do not ask me to do a f*cking NFT,” he added, telling readers that they can “ask [him] later.” In the caption, he continued, “STOP ASKING ME TO DO NFT’S I’M NOT FINNA CO-SIGN… FOR NOW I’M NOT ON THAT WAVE I MAKE MUSIC AND PRODUCTS IN THE REAL WORLD.”
The comment section is flooded with support for the father of four. “Donda 2 > NFTs,” one user wrote, generating excitement for West’s upcoming sequel album. “Ye don’t do NFTs he da [goat] y’all,” another producer friend added.
Seeing as the Yeezy founder has dipped his toes into countless industries over the years, his resistance to the NFT space when it’s a key source of revenue for others is definitely surprising, but clearly, his energy is better focused elsewhere at the moment.
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When he’s not in the studio – where he’s been spotted with a star-studded roster of artists over the last few weeks – Ye has been spending plenty of time with his girlfriend Julia Fox. Recently, they dominated Paris Fashion Week together in coordinated designer outfits – read more about that here.
On Sunday, the rumour mill began turning after photos of the Wild ‘N Out entertainer and model Bre Tiesi seemingly hosting a baby shower together appeared online. Cannon hadn’t mentioned anything about the new child on his socials, so many were confused, but during Monday’s episode of his talk show he cleared the air.
“I wanted to definitely respect the grieving process with Alyssa, and Bre was respectful enough – she held off making our announcements and speaking on social media. She’s a very, you know, in the public eye type of person, but keeps her stuff private as well,” the 41-year-old told audiences.
In case you missed it, back in December, Cannon said a painful goodbye to his 5-month-old son Zen, who died after a battle with brain cancer. From the sounds of things, knowing that he had a new bundle of joy on the way while watching his youngest suffer caused a lot of emotional turmoil for the California-based comedian.
“I didn’t know what to say when I was dealing with Zen or to hold off. Even right now, that it came out yesterday, that wasn’t planned to talk about it. We wanted to, you know, hold on as long as we can, but it happened. We here and I’m with my family I get to discuss it, I get to be open,” The Masked Singer host shared.
While Nick Cannon has been vulnerable about how his situation has been impacting him, Twitter couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to crack a few jokes – check them out below, and tune into HNHH later for any updates on Bre Tiesi’s baby.
30-year-old Cheslie Kryst – who was crowned Miss USA back in 2019 – has died, her family confirmed to PEOPLE on Sunday. According to authorities, the Michigan-born model jumped from a 60-story building at 350 W. 42nd Street in New York City.
The incident is said to have taken place around 7:15 AM local time. Kryst lived on the Orion building’s ninth floor and was last seen on a terrace located on the 29th level.
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“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” the Extra correspondent’s family said in a statement released last night. “Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed, and she shined.”
They continued expressing their grief with, “Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on.”
As news of Kryst’s unexpected passing makes its rounds on social media, countless tributes have been pouring in, including a particularly poignant one from “Spiral SZN” singer JoJo, who wrote, “all my love to Cheslie Kryst’s mother and whole family. She was a beautiful person who seriously left an impression on me.”
“We spent four hours driving through the desert together just a few weeks ago and had the best time. Laughing, learning about each other, sharing stories. May she Rest In Peace. You truly never know what someone’s internal life is like/ To anyone reading this: you are loved. I know sometimes it feels like there is no way out of where you are. Like things will never get better. Bit they can and will.”
The trying not to think about it hitmaker then shared resources for anyone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, including the Lifeline network, which can be reached 24/7 in the U.S. at 1-800-273-8255. If you’re international and in need of help, you can click here.
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Anybody who thought the vinyl resurgence was just a fad was mistaken: The industry has experienced a legitimate revival. As a result, music fans are interested in physical media in ways they may not have if the decades-old medium hasn’t made a comeback. That doesn’t mean everybody is listening to just their parents’ old music, though. That’s part of it, sure, thanks to rereleases that present classic albums in new ways. A vital part of the renewed vinyl wave, though, is new projects being released as records, of which there are plenty.
Whatever you might be into, each month brings a new slew of vinyl releases that has something for everybody. Some stand out above the rest, naturally, so check out some of our favorite vinyl releases of January below.
Jonny Greenwood — The Power Of The Dog
When Jonny Greenwood isn’t fulfilling his Radiohead duties, he’s become prominent in the scoring world. He provided the music for the Netflix film The Power Of The Dog, for example, and now his score is getting a vinyl release, which features a printed disc sleeve and the album pressed on high-fidelity black vinyl.
Burial kicked off 2022 with the Antidawn EP, which really veers into full-blown album territory with its 43-minute runtime. The vinyl edition is available on Bandcamp, which means that aside from the physical LP, you’ll get a digital download of the album to enjoy when you’re away from your turntable.
Toy, a previously unreleased David Bowie album, is legendary among fans, and now it’s finally widely available, as it got an official release earlier this month. It arrives as part of the Toy:Box set, the vinyl edition of which is pressed on six 10-inch vinyl records, which include the album, B-sides, and more extras.
As Grimes readies her Book 1 project, now isn’t a bad time to look back at what got Grimes to this point with a new Vinyl Me, Please reissue of Visions, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. VMP even got Grimes to write new liner notes for this exclusive edition. For example, she wrote of “Infinite Love Without Fulfillment,” “Wow, i can hear myself learning how to make music in this song. I remember doing the vocal over the drums and then randomly trying that baseline and being like whoa! And kinda spiralling into this experiment.”
Bonobo has established himself as one of this century’s most beloved electronic artists, and now he has returned with his esteemed seventh album, Fragments. If you want an uncommon edition of the LP to highlight your record shelf, Vinyl Me, Please has an exclusive version that’s pressed on gorgeous orange and red swirled vinyl.
PJ Harvey — Let England Shake (Reissue) and Let England Shake – Demos
For a good while now, PJ Harvey has been going through her back catalog to give her albums fresh vinyl reissues, accompanied by companion albums that feature demos and other goodies. Now, Let England Shake, her revered 2011 album, has gotten the same treatment. While some releases (like the Bonobo one you just read about) come with vinyl pressed in fancy colors, the standard black LP is actually the perfect visual accompaniment to the monochrome album art here.
Get Let England Shakehere. Get Let England Shake – Demoshere.
The Weeknd — Dawn FM
The Weeknd has one of the year’s biggest albums so far with Dawn FM, and now fans can secure their own uncommon piece of it: The album has gotten an exclusive vinyl edition that’s only available at Target and features alternative artwork and silver translucent vinyl.
Cat Power — Covers (Indie Exclusive Colored Vinyl)
Cat Power is one of the best cover artists we have, and she has nailed it once again on her latest collection of other folks’ songs, aptly and simply titled Covers. This edition of the album is pressed on gold vinyl, which looks lovely when paired with the denim-clad cover art.
The Zimbabwean-Australian singer wrapped up her storied Last Year Was Weird EP trilogy this month with the final installment, and if you were hoping to get a nice pressing of that for your collection, here we go. This is a real meat-and-potatoes edition, which comes pressed on classic black vinyl housed in a full-color printed inner sleeve.
The Death Of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker… Forever is a great collection for longtime Speedy Ortiz fans, as it compiles the band’s first album and EP (the ones mentioned in the release’s title) and some other goodies. As for what those goodies include, nobody can explain it better than Sadie Dupuis herself, and thankfully, she made an unboxing video that you can check out above.