It’s time to face the next chapter with the fearlessness of Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend, combined with a mettle much more enduring than Justin Bieber’s stomach. In an attempt to expand the scope of AUX.TV‘s, Team Pop Hunter has found a home writing exclusively at AUX beginning today.
This week on Twitter: Katy Perry is a Belieber, Drake dropped his phone in a glass of wine, and Kanye West will be back soon
At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
Despite lingering suspicions that Dr. Dre leans on ghost producers the same way he uses ghost writers for his lyrics, there’s no denying his influence as a hip-hop producer. Simply put, Dr. Dre is one of the most influential figures in hip-hop culture. Crank up your Beats By Dre cans, and let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
It might be a good time to turn off your Chris Brownout plugin, because we found some footage of him being a drunken goofball. After causing quite the stir by hanging out with Rihanna in public, and subsequently breaking up with his long-term girlfriend, Chris Brown posted a pseudo-artistic video to Vimeo.
SAMPLED is a column that examines the skeletal production of a contemporary Rap/R&B/Hip-Hop or Pop song. From what song did the loop, sample, or chopped up vocal providing the backbone for a new interpretation originate? This week, the sample is taken from, of all things, an iPhone ringtone.
When it comes to unravelling the mystery of Houston rapper RiFF-RAFF, there’s no better interviewer for the job than Nardwuar. The Mad Decent signee says it best: “I ain’t officially in Vancouver until I get interviewed by… the man.” RiFF-RaFF has been our radar for a while, so when we found out he’d be getting the full Nard-treatment, we couldn’t wait to see what kind of dirt the human serviette would surprise him with.
NBA 2K13 was released on Tuesday, and it didn’t take video gamers long to discover a secret unlockable celebrity team. You can show off your dunking skills with avatars based on JB Smoove, Wale, Bow Wow, Chamillionaire, Sean Kingston, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, DJ Pauly D, and more. Oh, and did we mention Justin Bieber? You can also post up under the basket with Stratford’s finest.
October 3, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Over the past few months, Gunplay has solidified his status as one of the most unpredictable up-and-coming rappers in the game today. When he’s not brawling at the BET Awards, or sporting a swastika tattoo on the back of his neck, he’s hopping in a boat for a sunny afternoon of bass fishing with his pal Captain Fred.
October 3, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Drama erupted between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey at a taping of the American Idol callback auditions yesterday in North Carolina, and a video of Nicki cussing out Mariah has leaked to the Internet, thanks to the gossip gods at TMZ. Nicki Minaj says she’s “not fuckin’ putting up with her fuckin’ highness over there,” in reference to Mariah. To Mariah’s credit, she doesn’t engage Nicki Minaj’s angry tirade, though it might be because she’s beyond terrified.
Katy Perry is throwing a divorce party on what would have been her second anniversary, and we found her party planner’s notes
October 2, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
October 23rd would have been Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s second anniversary, had they not famously split earlier this year. The date is just two days before Katy Perry’s 28th birthday, so rather than mope around all week, Perry has decided to throw herself a divorce party. If you’re wondering what a celebrity divorce party might entail, you’re in luck. Pop Hunter’s Hollywood spies have managed to get us a peak at some internal notes about the party. Creep ‘em after the jump!