June 25, 2012


News Notes: Beyoncé Moshes to Jay-Z and Kanye West

Kevin Mazur
Kevin Mazur

Watch Beyoncé mosh to "N***as in Paris" at UK festival
At Hackney Weekend, Jay-Z brought out Rihanna, M.I.A. and Kanye West as surprise guests, but the highlight is at 21:00 when Bey moshes with the crowd

Blur to Debut Two New Songs via Twitter
"Under The Westway" and "The Puritan" will be performed at a secret UK location [NME]

Billy Corgan Talks "Business Suicide"
"Our most popular styles, which were created in '93 and '95, we immediately turned around and broke the mold — which is business suicide." [NPR]

Kelis Responds to Nas' Album Cover
The singer seems cool with her ex-husband holding her wedding dress on his album cover. "For someone in hip-hop to be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome." [Vibe]

Kendrick Lamar Announces Album Release Date
Good Kid in a Mad City set to drop October 2 [HipHopDX]

R.I.P. Echo Lake's Pete Hayes
London rock band pen touching tribute after death of 25-year-old drummer [Pitchfork]