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News Notes: Chris Brown Drops New Video & More

A roundup of the headlines you should kinda sorta know

Chris Brown Releases "How I Feel" Video
The singer/quasi-rapper also prepping R&B track "Sweet Love" and hip hop track "Till I Die" with Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean [Billboard]

Nicki Minaj Performs on American Idol
The Harajuku Barbie Brings "Starships" to TV [Rap-Up]

Drake talks Writing for Justin Bieber
Rapper also opens up about relationship with Rihanna [Hip Hop Wired]

Rapper Joe Budden Arrested Before Show
The Slaughterhouse member picked up for 2007 traffic violation [HipHopDX]

Who's the Most Quintessential New York Musician?
John Coltrane or Velvet Underground? Vote now! [Village Voice]

EMI Sues "Def Jam Rapstar" Creators
Label claims hip hop karaoke video game didn't clear more than 50 songs [HipHopDX]

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August 22: Remembering MJ

August 22: Remembering MJ

Director, Spike Lee, shares a behind-the-scene photo of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, during the taping of "They Don't Care About Us" in Brazil. The 1995 music video shows Michael dancing through the streets of Brazil pleading for human rights. "Help us celebrate Michael Joseph Jackson's 56th Born Day" Lee adds.