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  • Rick Ross Features Trayvon Martin Witness on ‘I Wonder Why’

    July 31, 2013 5:05 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Trayvon Martin witness and friend Rachel Jeantel receives another flash of the limelight Monday, appearing on Rick Ross's new single "I Wonder Why." An audio clip of Jeantel saying "creepy ass cracker" during the trial plays as the outro of the first single from Ross's forthcoming Mastermind album. During the song, Ross makes a few references related to the trial that found George Zimmerman not guilty. He cites Jeantel's description of Zimmerman, the Stand Your Ground law and...  | More »

  • Thicke Not Thin!

    July 30, 2013 5:00 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    As an upbeat, largely positive music writer, I’m not above feeling occasional twinges of insecurity about whether…well, whether…I’m losing it! Which is just one major reason I‘m so grateful today’s social media scene keeps me on my toes! So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank reader Grant Haygood, who, courtesy of Twitter, this week noted: “@DaveDiMartino Your snarky cynicism really bummed me out. Try smoking a bowl before listening t...  | More »

  • Exclusive: Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus Sign a Record Deal!

    July 29, 2013 6:20 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    After taking a lengthy hiatus from the music business following her departure from BMG, Season 8 "American Idol" teen rocker Allison Iraheta — now a married, 21-year-old grown woman — has formed a new band called Halo Circus with guitarist David Immerman and her husband, producer/multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hager. And Yahoo! Music's Reality Rocks is thrilled to exclusively reveal that Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus have signed a new record deal! Halo Circus have inked w...  | More »

  • Garth Brooks is Now a Grandpa!

    July 26, 2013 6:20 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Congratulations to Garth Brooks, who at age 51 is a first-time grandfather! The country icon's daughter August Brooks, who is the second of his three children, gave birth to a baby girl named Karalynn earlier this week. Savvy sleuths uncovered the news on Friday via social media; however, the elder Brooks issued a statement requesting privacy for his 19-year-old daughter and the new arrival.  "Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebratio...  | More »

  • Nilsson & Jimmy Webb: Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend

    July 25, 2013 7:15 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Craig Rosen

    Ringo Starr called him "his best friend." John Lennon said he was "my favorite group." He was Harry Nilsson and although he was one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the '60s and '70s, he's all but unknown to the general public in 2013 — so much so that director John Scheinfeld titled his 2010 documentary, Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? RCA/Legacy is working to rectify this oversight with the July 30 release of The RCA Albums...  | More »

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