February 28, 2012


Genre Report: Trace Adkins Tweets His Own Nude Picture & More

Photo Credit: Show Dog Universal
Photo Credit: Show Dog Universal

COUNTRY: Star Tweets Picture of His Backside
Country star Trace Adkins tweeted a picture of himself wearing a hospital gown with the back open, allowing you to see his rump. In case you're wondering why he was in the hospital, he was getting his kidney stones blasted. [Country Weekly]

HIP HOP: Wu-Tang Clan Member Receives Knowledge, Science
The GZA visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, aka the brain-farm M.I.T., where professors dropped some science on him. Apparently he was there doing research for his new album, but it seems like he just really likes plants. "I'm always touching plants, and feeling them, and just vibing with them. Sometimes people think it's strange though, when they see you do that..." The video is below.

HIP HOP: Label Head Wants to Drop 16 Albums This Year
Bryan "Birdman" WIlliams founded Cash Money Records with his brother, Ronald "Slim" Williams, in 1991, and it's since grown into a massive rap powerhouse as the home of artists including Lil' Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj. They just signed Limp Bizkit and now Birdman says he hopes to put out 16 albums this year, including gospel and country albums. [XXL]

HIP HOP: "Spontaneous" Song Was Planned
When Jay-Z released "Glory" to honor the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy, the heartfelt tune seemed like a genuinely spontaneous outpouring of a father's love. Pharrell shatters that illusion, saying, "It was something we had planned before it happened, so we were basically waiting." Still a great song, but slightly less magical. [Vibe]

HARD ROCK: KISS Guitarist Gets Limited Les Paul Custom
Ace Frehley used a 1974 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul during KISS' rise to stardom, and now the guitar company is giving something back to Ace Frehley: his own limited-edition guitar, called the Ace Frehley "Budokan" Les Paul Custom. It's the "Budokan" in honor of the Japanese venue where it was perhaps most famously played. Looks ill. [IHeartGuitarBlog]

R&B: Erykah Badu Can't Enter Malaysia Because of Temp Tattoo
Malaysia, a Muslim-majority county, has banned Erykah Badu from continuing with her scheduled performance there tomorrow because of her temporary tattoo of the word Allah. Islamic policy officials decided to prevent Badu's gig because the body art was "an insult to Islam and a very serious offense." Man, they should see her videos! [Spinner]

HARD ROCK: Slash Makes Commercial With Betty White
Slash and Betty White got together to film a commercial for the Los Angeles Zoo's new attraction, which features "60 species of weird, rare and endangered amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles." Slash himself used to be the owner of 80 snakes, but he got rid of them when his son was born because he didn't want the baby growing up around lethal creatures. Watch the video below. [Blabbermouth]