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Our Top Ten Music Moments from 'Gossip Girl'

By Jessica MacLeish and Linds... on
Take a walk down memory lane and listen to our ultimate 'Gossip Girl' playlist. XOXO.Read Full Story

Justin Timberlake's 'TKO' Sounds Pretty Familiar

By Alicia Dennis on
Justin Timberlake's new single "TKO" sounds mighty familiar — kind of like he turned to his pal Timbaland and said "Okay, let's give 'em what they want." And guess what: No one's complaining, even though it is essentially interchangeable with any of the non-single tracks on FutureSex/LoveSounds, kind of like "Cry Me a River" without the spook or venom. It'll make for a great video, though.Read Full Story

Timbaland Is Apparently Doing a Michael Jackson Project

By Lani Conway on
(YouTube | Getty) We're not sure exactly what Timbaland is up to, but whatever it is he's pretty excited about it. On a video posted on Revolt TV's YouTube page on Tuesday night, Timbaland spoke not-so-humbly about his forthcoming project which will feature the vocals of the late Michael Jackson (just a  reminder, this is the same Timbaland who called out Drake and Chris Brown for using posthumous Aaliyah songs: "Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me"). Needless to say...Read Full Story

WATCH: Jay-Z and Timbaland Get Synth-Y in the Latest Preview of 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

By Lani Conway on
If the first Samsung-backed ad for Jay-Z's inevitably epic forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail, was too long to handle (over three minutes), here's the latest, much shorter addition to the jigga man's album ad campaign. Instead of dramatic images of Jay-Z on the phone, Jay-Z pontificating the meaning of hip-hop, and Jay-Z having convos with a very bearded Rick Rubin about his desire to share the gift of music to the world, we get this: A super stoked Jay-Z happily making new music with...Read Full Story

Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Announcement Was Dramatic, Long, and Expensive

By Alicia Dennis on
On Sunday night, rapper Jay-Z set the bar for the most dramatic album announcement of all time, airing a three-minute advertisement for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail during halftime of the NBA Finals' game 5.In the video, which features appearances by Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z explains, "The album is about, like this duality of how do you navigate through this whole thing—through success, through failures, through all this—and remain yourself...Read Full Story

Listen: Beyoncé Gets Rightfully Cocky on 'Grown Woman'

By Alicia Dennis on
If there's any pop diva who has earned the right to brag in each and every song, it's Beyoncé Knowles. Though the singer somehow manages to play humble in real life, her latest releases are characterized by the spirit of "Look at how cool I am!" The new leaked track "Grown Woman" is no different, with lines like "Now bitches, I run this."Set to a bubbly beat (reportedly a Timbaland creation — and it sounds it) thumping over what sounds like the roar of a stadium crowd (?), the song is all...Read Full Story

Timbaland, Dr. Dre Surprise Students at High School Graduation Party

By Deena Bustillo on
Don't worry, these rap stars were more than welcome at the Culver City High School graduation party. Timbaland and Dr. Dre surprised students when they showed up to the festivities on Wednesday night and Timbaland performed hits like "Promiscuous Girl" and "The Way I Are" for the class of 2010 in the school's gym. Not a bad way to end your high school career, huh? "When we walked in, we were like, 'Whoa. Is this a second prom?" said one of the students (via OMG). None of the kids knew the...Read Full Story

Timbaland Is a Musical Risk-Taker

By BangShowbiz on
Producer and singer Timbaland has worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Missy Elliott, and he says he gets his musical inspiration from all over the world. He said: "I'm definitely a risk taker with my music. I like to challenge the new sounds. If I can challenge whatever's out there, then I'm good. My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do. I have ideas whirring around my head all the time."He added, "I listen to a lot of weird music. I go to...Read Full Story

Timbaland's Rep: 'Chris Brown is a Friend to Us'

By Deena Bustillo on
Getty ImagesChris Brown isn't a contributor on Timbaland's new album anymore, but it's not because of bad blood. Promise. Timbaland's rep said the decision was mutual, and it's because both guys are busy with their solo projects. But, word at first came out that there was some animosity over all the "drama" in Chris' life. Apparently Chris was supposed to deliver some of his vocals on the track "The One I Love," but the official word is that the two went their own musical ways, but they...Read Full Story