What say you, Smilers? Will this be the deluxe cover art for “Bangerz”?
+ Miley Cyrus has unveiled a total of five alternate covers for the deluxe edition of Bangerz, out Oct. 8. While each set of art will be available upon the album’s release, they’ll be distributed randomly to retailers so… happy hunting! (MTV News)
+ Something you can control, however, is which deluxe Bangerz cover becomes the album’s official artwork for posterity. Miley is asking her fans to vote on four of the five deluxe cover options, which is a super difficult decision, seeing as how they’re each serving equal amounts of ’80s Miami flawlessness. (RCA Records)
+ Speaking of Rihanna, check out her mini documentary, “Half Of Me.” The short black-and-white film shows the singer and her #RihannaNavy discussing the bond they share. (Rap-Up)
+ See J. Cole’s TLC-assisted “Crooked Smile” video, which he dedicated to Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed by police during a Detroit raid in 2010. The moving clip depicts the point of views of both a drug dealer and a police officer during a D.E.A. bust. (MTV News)
+ While Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP is very much inspired by the high-minded art world, she told KIIS FM that the album is intended to be fun, “like a night at the club.” Continuing, “When you listen to it, it really flows nicely. It’s really fun to pop in with your friends.” (MTV News)
+ Drake and The Game have teamed up to help with funeral costs for the family of Ana Angel, whose five children and boyfriend tragically perished in a fire at their home. According to TMZ, the rappers donated $20,000, and producers of VH1’s “Marrying The Game” donated an additional $2,500. (RapFix)
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