May 30, 2012


News Notes: Phillip Phillips Postpones Surgery & More

American Idol 2012
American Idol 2012

Phillip Phillips Postpones Surgery
The American Idol winner postponed kidney surgery after contracting a fever and sinus infection. Damn, man. Get well soon. [PopCrush]

Bob Dylan Receives Congressional Medal of Honor
Barack Obama: "There is no bigger giant in the history of American music." Us: "Awesome." [NME]

What Did Kanye West's Cannes Premiere Setup Look Like?
In a word: Grandiose [Prefix]

Genre-hopping Alterna-weirdos Ween Break Up
Co-founder Gene Ween leaves group after 25 years [Guardian]

Mary J. Blige Responds to Charity Lawsuit
"I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things," said the singer before breaking out into the "Crispy Chicken song" [Hip Hop Wired]

Folk Pioneer Doc Watson Dies at 89
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter earns tribute from Bill Clinton [NME]

Listen to Big Boi's Collaboration with Theophilus London
"She Said Ok" new track from Boi's upcoming new album [Prefix]

Lil Wayne's Clothing Line Coming to Macy's
Because nothing says "hip hop" more than Macy's [Hip Hop Wired]

Go Behind the Scenes at Waka Flocka Flame's XXL Cover Shoot
If you don't think you'll see Fozzie the Bear, you don't know Waka Flocka [Hip Hop Wired]