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News Notes: Rick Ross Releases 'Black Bar Mitzvah' Mixtape

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Rick Ross Releases Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape
Drake, 2 Chainz and Diddy all make an appearance, but converted Orthodox Jewish rapper Shyne is not happy at all [DatPiff]

Jay-Z, Pharrell and Frank Ocean Hit the Studio
"Can't wait for y'all to hear what I'm working on with big bro @S_C_ and lil bro @frank_ocean," tweeted Pharrell [Billboard]

Justin Bieber: Closet Phish Fan?
The singer's been dropping Phish tracks in between songs at concerts [HyperVocal]

Lady Gaga Visits WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange in London
Ya know, just cause [Gawker]

The-Dream named Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront," said the R&B singer [Hip-Hop Wired]

Eve Returns With "She Bad Bad"
Listen to the first single from the rapper's upcoming album Lip Lock

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July 25: Gaga Goes 'Cheek to Cheek' in the Studio

July 25: Gaga Goes 'Cheek to Cheek' in the Studio

Whatcha shootin' for, Gaga? Mother Monster uploaded a pic to her Instagram late last night of what looks like a video crew recording her in the studio. She tagged pictures from that night with "#CheekToCheek," the title for her Tony Bennett collaboration LP. Maybe we're getting a making-of documentary for the album too? Fingers crossed!