Mixtape Music News

1.One Direction just broke our hearts on a Monday….

Not to break anyone’s music hearts at the start of the week, but according to a report in The Sun, One Direction is going their separate ways next spring after the release of their fifth studio album.

Allegedly the members of the world dominating boy band–Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan–are each aiming to concentrate on solo projects, although there’s been no confirmation….yet.

It should also be noted that the supposed upcoming break was planned “with or without Zayn” Malik, who left 1D in March.

Naturally, when asked about the news by Newsbeat, the band’s PR team said “no comment.” 


2.Demi Lovato drops a “Confident” new single…..

Although were still taking a bite out of Demi Lovato‘s sexy “Cool For The Summer” music cherry, the window shattering diva has dropped a new track. Titled “Confident,” the tune is set to be the next offering to be taken from Lovato’s upcoming untitled fifth studio album. 

The Max Martin-produced track (go figure.) was confirmed as Lovato’s second single at the iHeartMedia summit earlier this month, but there has been no confirmation as to whether the leak is the actual song..until now. 

If the alleged leak is in fact the real song, “Confident” is very fitting to Lovato’s newly reformed fierceness that she has publicly displayed recently between her eye-popping “Cool For The Summer” music video and no holds barred Cosmopolitan cover.

Check out the percussion heavy ditty right here

3.Taylor Swift set to drop “Wildest Dreams” clip at this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards…

While the MTV Video Music Awards are still a few days away, Ms. Taylor Swift already wants a big piece of them, besides the fact she’s nominated for forty-five moon men. 

Earlier this morning, Swift shared a snippet of the video for “Wildest Dreams,” the fifth single taken from her chart destroying 1989 set. The singer served up a promo for the track on her Instagram page, which also announced that the upcoming clip will get its full-length premiere at the VMAs pre-show this Sunday, August 30th. 

The “Style” singer wrote,  “Wildest Dreams music video preview. VMA night. Get ready. #WildestDreamsMusicVideo.”

From the oh, so quick tease, we can see its director runs with the “wild” theme complete with horses, zebras and tigers…oh my. 

Watch the teaser here

4.Straight Outta Compton owns the box office for a second week in a row…

Not that it’s a surprise too many, but Straight Outta Compton easily owned its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a very snoozy late summer weekend at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Universal’s red-hot N.W.A biopic busted a cap in the ass of other late August releases that often fit the movie mold of Hollywood’s dog days of summer. The film has made an astounding $111.5 million in two weeks, and continued to drive moviegoers, both male and female, despite those pesky renewed charges of misogyny in N.W.A infamous lyrics and the film overlooking claims of Dr. Dre’s abuse of women, who recently went on record by addressing the abuse, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”

5.Here’s a little music chart rewind for your Monday…

Let’s go Back to the Future with this fun chart rewind as Huey Lewis & the News topped the Billboard Hot 100 thirty years ago this week with the “The Power of Love,” the iconic ’80s band’s theme from the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster. Go on, Mr. McFly…

In more movie music truth, it was 20 years ago this week that Heidi Klum’s ex, Seal, took his dreamy Batman Forever ballad, “Kiss From A Rose,” straight to the top of the music charts. Bat time certainly flies, doesn’t it?



Mixtape Music News/The Music Shade Is Real Edition

1.Iggy Azalea just put the final nail in her music career coffin…..

Yesterday, as we all read…because….Britney, during a Twitter Q&A with whatever fans she has left, Aussie “rapper” Iggy Azalea–who’s already having major career troubles–suggested the failure of her and Britney’s collab, “Pretty Girls,” might’ve been because of Spears’s lack of commitment to push it up the Billboard charts.

The future Forgot About Friday diva wrote: “It’s difficult to send a song up the charts without addition promo and TV performances etc. Unfortunately I’m just featured.” She then later added, “My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I don’t have to suck the woman’s asshole 24/7 to be her friend, do I? Bye girls.”

But, the best part of it all, besides watching Iggy Azalea throw away what’s left of her career,was when the queen herself, Ms. Britney responded in the most shadiest way possible, tweeting a passive aggressive aside about Azalea’s cancelled tour dates while referring to her own run in Las Vegas, where she has a very high paid two-year residency at Planet Hollywood.

“Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to,” she wrote, followed by what will go down as the hashtag of the year–#YouWantAPieceOfMe.

Enough said. 

2.Someone drew a giant c#$k impaling Justin Bieber in the “Where Are Ü Now” video…

Whoops. Looks like someone in the graphics department might not have a job after this one…

Justin Bieber and Jack Ü (made up of superstar producers Skrillex and Philly’s Diplo) unleashed the bright, bold, artsy new video for their summer hit “Where Are Ü Now,” in which we see the 21-year-old Canadian pop bad boy covered in hundreds of fan-made doodles and designs.  To make the new clip, Bieber and Jack Ü invited fans to the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles to sketch on video stills that would later be incorporated over Bieber in the visual…..but it seems one participant apparently had a message to send – and it somehow made it into the final edit.

About two minutes into the video, a drawing of a large dick (it’s there. #research) appears right through the “Baby” singer’s torso, no doubt impaling the pop star. Ouch. It’s indeed a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but lucky or you guys, Philly Mixtape has it right here…


3.Freddie Mercury laughing at Kanye West is everything….

While Kanye West may have declared himself the “greatest living rock star on the planet” at Glastonbury over the weekend (#LOL), there’s one person who really doesn’t agree–late, great Queen front man, Freddie Mercury. During his headlining set, West decided to take on Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with some saying he totally nailed it and others making it clear there is only one version of that song, always and forever. Now, a very loyal Queen fan—or, someone who just doesn’t like Kanye (Philly Mixtape thinks the latter) took the brilliant time to edit together footage of ‘Ye’s performance with classic footage of Mercury…

In the less than one-minute clip, Mercury throws back a beer and gets a good chuckle at Kanye as he pours his heart and soul out on lines like, “Mama, I just killed a man.” As we see, Mercury is clearly not feeling it–and through the magic of editing–Kanye is left looking sad and let down as Mercury begins to sing. You just have to watch….and get ready to laugh your ass off. 

4.Nuns won’t let Katy Perry buy their convent…..

In your “WTF” music shade moment of the day….nuns won’t let Katy Perry buy their convent. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Music truth be told, Katy Perry is currently caught up in a real estate habits-holding with a group of Los Angeles nuns. According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, Perry is trying to purchase a convent formerly inhabited by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and turn it into a home, but the nuns are alleging that they are the ones who have the right to sell the space.

Two weeks ago, the sisters signed over the property to an L.A. restauranteur for $15.5 million, but at the same time Archbishop Jose Gomez was attempting to sell the property to Perry for $14.5 million… cash.

But if this legal dispute weren’t strange enough, Ms. “Peacock” allegedly did some campaigning to sway the nuns. At a recent meeting, according to two of the sisters, Perry dressed conservatively, showed off her Jesus tattoo, and sang “Oh Happy Day.” No word on whether this Sister Act trick worked, but there was one nun who wasn’t buying it…

“Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and I wasn’t happy with any of it,” Sister Rita Callanan told the Times. And she was all the more disappointed came across Perry’s high-flying Super Bowl performance. “I thought, is that a way to make money,” she explained. “Maybe I could fly around. I could be the flying nun.”

Philly Mixtape has no further comment on this matter, except for this…

5.Tracee Ellis Ross allegedly doesn’t think Tyga and Chris Brown are sexy…

While maintaining hosting duties at this past Sunday’s BET Awards, Black-ish star, Tracee Ellis Ross began to introduce Chris Brown and Tyga‘s live performance without any problems…but….after reading off the prompter that they were “young, sexy and black,” the diva awkwardly paused and seemed….trying really hard not to laugh.

While it’s possible that Ms. Ross was just waiting for more words to pop up, others (meaning Tyga and Chris Brown fans)interpreted this as all shade, implying that she couldn’t finish a sentence about the “young, sexy and black” duo with a straight face. However, Ms. Ross has gone on record to say that she didn’t mean any shade towards the boys. #LMFAO #LOL #ThatsAll





Mixtape Music News

1. Joan Rivers is getting some Grammy love with her own exhibit….

Comedic icon, Joan Rivers, will get an installation at the Grammy Museum in L.A. detailing her legacy throughout the years. It comes in time for what would’ve been her 82nd birthday. Think about that…82 years of Joan Rivers. Earlier this year she won her first Grammy (though she was left out of their in memoriam clip.). Melissa Rivers was stated saying that to her mother, “comedy was music…and she was always ready to play.” Only seems fitting. The exhibit is called “Can We Talk?” and goes live June 8th.

2.Ms. Hill to receive Golden Note Award….

At the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards next month, Lauryn Hill will be accepting the Golden Note Award to honor her groundbreaking songs over the years. She will also perform alongside a slew of acts, with Philly‘s Jazmine Sullivan being one of them. The event takes place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in L.A. on June 25th.

3. Hollywood gets in trouble…


The American Federation of Musicians Of The United States and Canada (yes, it’s a thing) has accused all the studios of re-hashing old film scores and even soundtracks. It deals with a bargaining agreement that had ended a little too early for some. This article provides more detail of the certain films up for questioning…including Titanic.

4. Your 2015 Electric Zoo Festival lineup is right here:


5. If case you didn’t know…..Miley Cyrus smokes weed…..


…but more importantly…she has a favorite strand. In case you ever wanted to know more, twist up and go here.