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tlc new album

Confirmed: a new TLC album is happening. Surviving members of the group, T-Boz and Chilli, took the evermore popular route of launching a Kickstarter to fund their fifth and final LP last month. Well, the campaign ended yesterday (February 19) and raised more than $430,000, smashing its initial target of $150,000.

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The 2015 NBA All-Star Game returned to New York City’s Madison Square Game for the first-time since 1998 on Sunday night. Christina Aguilera, a native of Staten Island, opened the festivities with a tribute of classics dedicated to the Big Apple such as “New York, New York,” “On Broadway,” “Living for the City,” and “New York State of Mind.”

The pop star would soon after call on a fellow NY-native and Hip-hop legend to join her on stage, as Nasty Nas appeared to perform his Illmatic-classic “N.Y. State of Mind.” Watch the moment below.

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I still really can’t believe this happened last night. While Mcing the All Star Ping Pong Tournament, hosted The FADER and its co-founder, Rob Stone, All Def Digital Co-founder and Executive, Steve Rifkind, and Tammy Brook of FYI Brand Communications, Justin Bieber surprised the crowd as he appeared to face off against Action Bronson in the main event.

We rooted for our man BamBam to take home the championship for Flushing, unfortunately Bieb’s table tennis skills were out of control — and he washed Bronson. We still love him, though. DJ Khaled, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, and more were also in the builing.

All money raised raised from the party benefits the American Youth Table Tennis Organization,

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asay yams t shirt

To commemorate the recent and tragic passing of their beloved founder, A$AP Mob is gearing up to release this official A$AP Yams tribute t-shirt. Available in black, the tee features a portrait of Yams with the words “Rest In Peace” in Pen & Pixel-style font. The shirt is available to pre-order now via the A$AP Mob online store.

R.I.P. A$AP Yams.

Listen to DJ Nick’s “Best of A$AP Worldwide/Yamborghini Records” tribute mix below…

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kanye college dropout signed copy

Kanye West may have called out The Grammys for giving Beck (and not Beyoncé) Album of the Year, but he still found it in his heart to donate to the Academy’s official charity, MusiCares, by signing a vinyl copy of his debut album The College Dropout. The record is currently going for $3,550 (as of 9:30 am) on eBay, but expect that number to rise before the auction ends on February 18.

Oh, and happy 11th birthday to The College Dropout!

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The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton: The Story of N.W.A. is set to hit theaters this summer on August 14. On Grammy night, the production team gave fans an extended commercial/trailer of the F. Gary Gray-directed film. Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, watch the official preview below.

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missy elliott super bowl

Yes, Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show looked like an even scarier version of Channing Tatum’s hallucination in 22 Jump Street, but credit where credit’s due: she broke off a slice of the biggest show on Earth to let one of hip-hop’s true legends, Missy Elliott, rock out (and subsequently steal the show with a medley of decade-old hits that clearly still ring out today).

Miss Info: Hold up! Before you bow down to Missy’s freshly-reinstated greatness…here’s a little #MissInfoExclusive ; ) We heard an unreleased remix from Diplo and Skrillex (aka Jack U) of their massive pop/dance hit “Take U There” but this one featured two incredible verses from our girl Missy Elliott, not just spittin’ in high heeheeheeheehaw form, but also giving up a little buttery “Hot Boys” melody too. We’re as ready for this Missy renaissance as the rest of the world…and even though this collabo was recorded before all the Super Bowl hype, it would just in time to catch the wave. Hope to be able to share the remix with you guys soon!

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Rolling Stone are bringing pieces of history to our smartphones and tablets today by making their vast archives available on Google Play. Iconic issues dating back almost 50 years to the magazine’s 1967 launch are now just one touch away via the Google Play Newsstand app — and it’s all free.

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ALL G.O.O.D. in 2015 #CompanyofGreatness #GrammyFamilyReunion #LATimes

Kanye West may not have a title for his new album yet, but he’s slowly growing his close circle of collaborators. Just days after Yeezy himself was snapped in the studio with fellow Chicago rapper King Louie, it appears two of his Grammy Family members, Pusha T and Consequence, have officially buried the hatchet in the name of his new project.

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Just days after their collaboration — a collection of custom boots — was showcased on the runway in Paris, Timberland has cut ties with A.P.C. over offensive remarks made by the French brand’s founder Jean Touitou.

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