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Mixtape Music News

1.Ice Cube spills music tea bout Dr. Dre’s new album….

Summer’s about to get a second heatwave…of music. In an interview with Powerhouse 99, Ice Cube said that Dr. Dre is set to release a new album inspired by the Straight Outta Compton film and that it will be released Aug. 1st. The film is set to hit theaters on August 14th. 

2.Elle Goulding teases new album….

Ellie Goulding has been teasing us all with her instagram photos, having just announced her THIRD album is complete and shall see a release date soon. According to an interview she mentioned it being a dramatic, emotionally tough period to get through but rewarding with the musicians and producers on the tracks. She doesn’t appear to be down at all though, coming out of Abbey Road Studios all giddy:

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3.Justin Bieber is growing up…musically, that is…

Justin Bieber is coming back fierce with a second single called “What Do You Mean.” The Biebs claims it’s about how “girls…say something, and then they mean something else…”. Oh Bieber, welcome to adulthood…

4.Will Madonna survive the Pope’s visit? 

Madonna is coming to Philly right before the Pope with her Rebel Heart tour. Who is she bringing? Pole dancing nuns!! Consider it a welcome performance for Pope Francis:

5.Meghan Trainor gets her ‘Peanuts’ on….

Meghan Trainor has transformed…into a Peanuts character! She’ll also be featured on the soundtrack to the new Peanuts film due out this December. Check out her new look below:

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Check out the trailer for the film below:

6.Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah are set for The Wiz

The show will be produced by Craig Zadan, of Peter Pan and Sound of Music production fame. Latifah will play Wiz while Blige will be Evillene. The Wiz is set to air Dec. 3rd on NBC.

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Philly Mixtape Was All about Meghan Trainor at the TLA Last Night

Last night, Philly Mixtape was able to catch the lovely and talented Meghan Trainor as she took the stage at the ‘TLA’ last night as part of her ‘That Bass Tour.’ Let me tell you guys, what…a…show. Kicking things off were opening act Shepperd, and while I admit, I wan’t too familiar with this energized indie rock group, I sure am now. They most definitely got the crowd amped for Ms. Trainor’s arrival, with their explosive grooves and rockin’ rhythms. If you guys haven’t heard their pounding hit, “Geronimo,” I’ve posted it right here. Trust me, it’s even better live…

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Now that the stage was set for Ms. Trainor, it was time for her to own it….and that she most certainly did. From start to finish, she soared through hits off of her smash ‘Title’ album, with her trademark blonde locks flowing while looking ultra-glam in a sparkly top and mini skirt. There wasn’t a moment that she didn’t own the crowd (which was mostly teenage girls, by the way. )The one thing that I loved about Meghan was that despite all of her success, she seems like one of the most humble entertainers in the biz right now. After about three or four songs in, she took to the mic and thanked the crowd for their support, “I was just a songwriter with a dream,” she told the sold out venue,”You guys make it all possible.”

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A couple highlights from the evening were of course when she closed the set with trademark hits, “Lips Are Movin'” and “All About That Bass,” but when her and her backup dancers took front and center for a rousing dance breakdown of “Uptown Funk,” it truly made for a simply magical evening. Hats off to you, Ms. Trainor, for a fantastic first headlining show. Oh, and the fact that she said ‘yas’ to the crowd quite a few times throughout the night made her show that much more special….

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