Kanye West tweeted the cover art for “Cruel Summer,” which streets Sept. 4.
+ Check out the cover for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer. He tweeted it, along with its Sept. 4 release date. The album will include the already debuted “Mercy” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, plus “New God Flow.” (RapFix)
+ Beyoncé is shooting her “I Was Here” video in support of World Humanitarian Day. It will be filmed at the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New York and released for their campaign on Aug. 19. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference,” she said. (Rap-Up)
+ We weren’t the only ones surprised at Snoop Dogg’s, excuse me, Snoop Lion’s decision to go reggae for his next album. Even Diplo, who produced Reincarnation, was amazed at Snoop’s transformation. “He has Bob Marley and Haile Selassie pins — he’s mad Rasta,” Diplo said. (MTV News)
+ Just how long can one be “Trapped In The Closet?” Well for R. Kelly, it’ll be at least 32 more chapters. “In four weeks, I just did 30 chapters of ’Trapped in the Closet’ and I’m proud of it; I’m very excited about it because it took on a life of its own. It took me over,” he said. (MTV News)
+ The London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony is just more than a week away, and rumors are swirling about who’s performing. To stoke the speculation of whether or not the Spice Girls may appear, Victoria Beckham (aka Posh) tweeted a sparkly mic that is definitely Olympic-worthy. (MTV Newsroom)
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