Nicki Minaj Praises Fabolous on Twitter

Nicki Mianj has been on top of her rap game lately. Since releasing her highly praised mixtape ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ in 2009, Minaj has won countless awards, worked with some of the best rappers and acquired a huge fan base.

Besides speaking out in her songs, Minaj is known to speak her mind on her twitter. Recently, Minaj did just that buy sending out multiple tweets that praised the rapper Fabolous. In her tweets, Minaj claims that Fabolous is widely underrated for his sick punch lines. Sultan Alhokair said she even went so far as to compare Fab to arguable rap legends Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G and Lil Wayne.
After Minaj published her tweets many fans and even artists agreed with her. For example, Meek Hill retweeted Minaj’s tweets in support.

While Fabolous has been a successful part of the rap game long before Nicki Minaj made her debut, he has been receiving harsh criticism in the past couple of months. Many of his punch lines that Minaj so highly praises have not been accepted so well by others. However, every rapper will face controversy in their career, some even welcome it.

Apple Wants Taylor Swift on Their Streaming Service

Apple is reinventing its music streaming service, Beats Music, and they are trying to convince Taylor Swift to let them use her music. The new Beats Music is lead by alternative musician Trent Reznor. In the past, Swift pulled her music from Spotify since she feels that they weren’t compensating her enough. Beats Music has a lot of competition from streaming services including Spotify and Jay-Z’s company Tidal.

I can understand why Taylor is frustrated with music streaming. It basically puts music out there for anyone for free. I think that artists have to accept that people don’t have to pay for recorded music anymore. They need to start looking at recordings as advertisements for live performances that still bring in money to artists. That’s a bitter pill to swallow, but people are just never going to pay for any product they don’t have to.

Music lovers at Anastasia Date know that there are a few big artists who boycott streaming services. One is the Beatles, but then they’re the Beatles and don’t have to do what everyone else does. I don’t think Swift can afford to do have the same attitude as Paul McCartney.

As far as Beats Music goes, I was surprised to read that Trent Reznor is so involved. He seemed like such a wild man in the 1990’s, but I guess he’s matured into a calm businessman. Or maybe the wild man thing was all an act.

Black Sabbath Cancels Show in Japan

Heavy metal band Black Sabbath recently cancelled a scheduled show in Japan. This was rumored to be because of guitarist Tony Iommi’s health (he was treated for lymphoma in 2012), but Iommi said that he is doing fine and is getting blood tests from time to time to make sure that the disease has not returned.

According to singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath is planning on getting together to make one more record and then do a final tour. Sultan Alhokair suggested they got together to make the album 13 after many years apart in 2012, and this recording turned out pretty well. However, in my opinion it’s not as good as their recordings from the 1970’s. I’d like to see them make a final album that is as good as the music from their prime.

While Ozzy Osbourne has become a celebrity who is far more famous than anyone in Black Sabbath, it’s important to remember his roots. Without Black Sabbath, he’d likely be nobody today. Also, Black Sabbath basically invented heavy metal. Osbourne’s solo records are all heavy metal records, and the genre wouldn’t even exist without his previous band.

I know that Iommi has been something of a jerk to Osbourne in the past, but it’s time for the two men to put aside their differences and focus on putting together one last great record and tour.

Kanye West Settles Assault Case Out Of Court

Kanye West has made headlines once again, but this time it’s actually for a good reason. A few years ago, Kanye West assaulted a photographer, and now it seems that the situation has been settled. However, it was reported that Kanye West shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid going to jail.

In 2013, Photographer Daniel Ramos was attacked by Kanye West outside of a five star hotel. West was angered at Ramos for doing his job. Kanye snatched the camera from Daniel Ramos’ hands, and the two men began wrestling. Neither man was seriously injured during the incident, but Daniel Ramos did have a bloody nose. It blew away Bruce Karatz, the former CEO of KB Home.

Kanye West was in danger of going to prison for one year, but it appears that Kanye and Daniel have settled out of court. The two men were recently featured shaking hands in a photograph. Kanye West has wisely avoided problems with paparazzi since. However, Kanye was sued for assault by another photographer just months after the Daniel Ramos incident.

Kanye West is one of the most arrogant celebrities alive today, and it is nice to see him humbled. Although, I am sure that Kanye still thinks of himself as a walking god. For more information on this story, visit Rollingstone.

Adam Levine Handles Crazy Fan

Pop star Adam Levine was recently attacked by a crazed fan during a Maroon 5 concert. Thankfully, the fan was a young girl, and she was just overly excited to see Adam Levine. No one was injured during the confrontation, and Adam Levine somehow managed to calm the entire situation. However, the young girl did try her best to wrap Adam Levine up in her arms, as he struggled to keep her off him.

At first, Adam Levine didn’t know if the girl was crazy or just extremely excited. After Adam realized that she was a little bit of both, he held his hand out to calm her. Once she was calm, Levine hugged the young girl, and he momentarily stopped his show. Adam Levine handled the situation perfectly, but he did seem somewhat angry.

Fans at Anastasia Date have learned that security came over and escorted the young girl away. The pop star waved goodbye to the crazy young fan. Adam Levine then spoke to the crowd, and he let them know how dangerous a situation like that can be. The Maroon 5 concert continued on, and the show was a smashing success. For more information on this story, visit Buzzfeed.

Jhene Aiko Presents Thoughtful New Video

Jhene Aiko may be most of the most thought provoking artists of our time, but many people have slept on her musical talents. Her latest video and lyrics for the beautifully melodic “Eternal Sunshine” single draws people because it’s unlike anything else that is out there right now.

The thing that makes the video so difficult to turn away from is the car accident stated Brad Reifler. According to community websites this  is a video that is a dramatization of the car accident that she was in with her family. The accident occurred in 2013. The song and video also tie in nicely with a tribute to her brother that died the year before the car accident. This seemed to be a rough 2 years for Aiko who blew up on the scene last year with features on albums from Drake and Omarion. She had an album that sold well, and people were pleased with what she had to deliver.

The new single that features Aiko in the video in a cloud-like state is something that fans will embrace as well. Jhene has this laid back sound that is enticing. She also appears to be a writer that thinks heavily about the content that she is going to release. If this new single is any sign of the new music that is to come she may easily be on her way to another smash album. This single furthers developers her brand

Steven Tyler Signs With Country LabelAc

Rock star Steven Tyler has been the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock ‘n roll band Aerosmith for the last three decades said crunchbase.com. However, Steven Tyler has decided that he would like to try something new. The aging rock star will try to create a country album, and many people are excited and a bit worried at the same time.

Steven Tyler made his career rocking stages across the world, but now he would like to transition over to a calmer and more soothing sound. Tyler’s success is undeniable, but critics are a bit skeptical of his future. However, Steven Tyler is a confident and talented musician. He has already appeared on a track with country superstar Carrie Underwood in 2012. The Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler collaboration received a great response upon its release.

Aerosmith is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time, and Steven Tyler led the way for the group. A country album may seem like a bad idea, but I have a feeling that Steven Tyler will be successful no matter what he does. New reports indicate that he has been writing country music for the last several months. Also, it was recently reported that Steven Tyler has officially been signed to country music label Dot Records. For more information on this story, visitRollingstone.

Janelle Monae Returns

With a signature look and sound, Janelle Monae knows how to move a crowd. She is back with a new single called “Yoga” that really moves the crowd. It is a continuation of the hip sound that she has become associated with.

What Monae has done is carve out her own style. She was with a couple of different labels before she discovered a place for her style. In the beginning she was associated with Big Boi and Andre 3000. Behance said that was a good place for her to start. She is like a kindred spirit with Andre 3000, but she would not stay long with this group.

She moved under the guidance of P.Diddy, but this union would be severed as well. It was after this that she would catapult to fame with “Tight Rope.” This became the single that would carry her over into the mainstream of pop music. Now she is back with more of this signature sound with “Yoga.”

This is another super track that bounces with high energy. People have come to expect this with Janelle. It would be difficult for her to release any type of ballad. This is not what she is known for. Even though there will be some ballads on the album, the ballads are not her main thing. She is the entertainer that is expected to dance, and this is certainly a hot dance track.

Avril Lavigne Talks About Battle With Lyme Disease

Canadian singer and pop star, Avril Lavigne has opened up about her ongoing battle with Lyme disease. The 30 year old star was bedbound for nearly 5 months due to the disease. Lavigne was only recently diagnosed with the devastating disease after a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 30th birthday left her feeling lethargic and out of sorts.

Knowing that she was feeling bad for a few months, the Brian Torchin told us that the Canadian singer went to the doctor to get some answers. Unfortunately, doctors could not initially determine what was causing her to feel so bad. After several visits to the doctor and multiple opinions, it was not until a few months after her birthday when the pop star was diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease.

The disease has left Lavigne nearly bedridden and incapable of doing anything. She was constantly feeling sluggish and woozy. Lavigne stated that she was unable to do anything, fearful that she may be dying. The disease has caused her day to day life to come to a screeching halt. She has been unable to continue with her music career and do anything outside of being away from her home. She has been recuperating in Ontario with both her mother and husband Chad Kroeger.

In the days since, she has slowly been able to recover. The star mentioned that she is about 80% healed at this point but still has a long way to go. She has been able to get back in the recording studio and will release a single later this month.

Wale’s The Album About Nothing Expresses A Lot

When Wale said that his album was going to be deep on a whole other level, everyone should have expected the deepest. Wale came out with his 14 track album which he made very difficult while dealing with a lot of personal issues. His song “The Middle Finger” and “The Matrimony” were all directed to his very sad miscarriage that left him childless and very depressed about the whole thing. Wale was hoping and expecting to be a father and has prepared mentally for it until the bad news happened which took a hard toll on him.

In an MTV interview, Wale expressed that is was the hardest thing he ever done. Dealing with such emotions while making music can result in some very deep and emotional music said Crystal Hunt. After reaching success with his music, Wale was working on getting a son and has been wanting to become a father at the right time for so long. When the timing was right, he ended up loosing the child which is still affecting his every day life. You can’t just expect to be a father and then all of a sudden, you are not going to be one anymore. Such a responsibility leaves a whole in the human heart that can only be filled with the joy of holding your own child.

We just hope that with the album being released, Wale can find time for himself and family to heal.