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August 19, 2010 2:05 PM ET

Kanye Recruits Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz for "Power" Remix
For his long-awaited "Power" remix, Kanye West got buddies Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz into the studio to record fresh verses. The new "Power" also deviates away from its King Crimson sample in exchange for Snap!'s 1990 dance anthem "The Power." [Kanye University]

Man Leaps to Death at Swell Season Concert
Last night's Swell Season concert in California was marred by tragedy as a man standing on a roof neighboring the stage intentionally leapt to his death, landing on the stage and horrifying audience members. According to witnesses, the man ran off the roof, did some flips midair and landed next to singer Glen Hansard. [ Mercury News]

Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake for Travis Barker Disc
Travis Barker upcoming solo disc will featues all-star hip-hop guests like Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, T.I., Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and many more. The album is due out this October. [ EW's Music Mix]

Drake, Lil Wayne Team for "Miss Me" Video
The new video for Drake and Lil Wayne's "Miss Me," one of the reported dozens of Weezy filmed in front of a green screen prior to his jail sentence, debuted yesterday, August 19th. Drake also promised to throw Lil Wayne a homecoming concert upon the rapper's prison release on November 5th. [Vimeo; MTV]

The Call's Michael Been Dead at 60
Michael Been of the 80s rock band The Call passed away yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack backstage at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. Been was also the father of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Turner, and served as a sound engineer for the band. [Spinner]

Lauryn Hill Returns to Charts
Lauryn Hill's leaked track "Repurcussions" landed on the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 94, marking the first time the former Fugees singer has had a song on that chart in over a decade. [All Hip-Hop]

Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera for Benefit Concert
Christina Aguilera, Salt-N-Pepa, Diddy and Lady Antebellum have all signed on to join Justin Timberlake at his annual Justin Timberlake and Friends benefit concert, taking place at Las Vegas' Theatre for the Performing Arts on October 23rd. [MTV]

Madonna Sued Over "Material Girl" Clothing Line
Madonna has been sued by clothing company L.A. Triumphs, who claim that Madonna's daughter Lourdes' fledgling clothing label Material Girl infringes on their copyright of "Material Girl" since they've been selling clothes under that moniker since 1997. Madonna of course had a hit with "Material Girl," which inspired her clothing line's name. [TMZ]

Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead at 64
Kenny Edwards of the Stone Poneys passed away Wednesday, August 18th at the age of 64. In addition to his work with the country-rock band, Edwards also performend with Brian Wilson, Don Henley and more. [ Billboard]

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Song Stories

“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

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