Q-Tip Previewed an Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Collaboration on his ‘Abstract Radio’ Show

Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1 has previously included gems such as a two-hour tribute to his friend and collaborator Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and Friday’s show offered another special moment with a previously unreleased Kendrick Lamar collaboration. Q-Tip played the track, unofficially titled “Want U 2 Want,” at approximately the 1:42-mark of his mix Friday.

Keys, synths, and a guitar loop power the collaboration as both Kendrick and Q-Tip profess their love for their boos. 

“The love for your name can only pertain to the flame I got in my veins/I never complain when your name is mentioned/I can’t hold back or restrain/It’s the fact I just want you to want me,” Kendrick raps on the song’s chorus.

This isn’t the first collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Q-Tip, as Kendrick appeared on “Conrad Tokyo” from A Tribe Called Quest’s final album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.

The origins of “Want U 2 Want” are unclear, as Kendrick and Q-Tip were spotted hitting the studio as far back as 2012. Prior to A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 swan song, Q-Tip had reportedly been working on a solo project entitled The Last Zulu.

Q-Tip also dropped a collaboration with Demi Lovato entitled “Don't Go Breaking My Heart”—an Elton John and Kiki Dee cover—at the 1:59 mark of his mix. You can hear Q-Tip’s entire mix via Apple Music.

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Chance the Rapper, Swae Lee, Demi Lovato, and More Went All Out for Halloween 2017

Another amazing day of pretending to be someone else.

Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and More Respond to ‘Horrific Act of Terror’ in Las Vegas

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, which occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. According to the New York Times, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 during the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival. The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, reportedly killed himself after the mass shooting. 

The shooting started around 10 p.m. PT Sunday as country singer Jason Aldean performed. Per Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who addressed the horrific incident in a press conference Monday morning, Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, aiming at the crowd watching Aldean. Those in attendance said the shooting lasted for about 10 minutes.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one concertgoer, Meghan Kearney, told MSNBC. “Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. … People were getting shot one foot away from us. People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the Weeknd, John Mayer, and more musicians across the industry have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences, as well as voice their frustrations with the lenient gun laws in America that allow this kind of thing to happen again and again.



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Lil Uzi Vert and Ed Sheeran’s 2017 VMAs Performance Was the Most Unlikely Combo of 2017

Ed Sheeran was one of the opening performers for the 2017 VMAs, where he did a stripped down rendition of “Shape of You.”

But what was surprising to fans is when Sheeran brought out Lil Uzi Vert to perform what appeared to be an unofficial remix to the English singer’s Hot 100 hit. And if that wasn’t a crazy enough sight to see, Sheeran returned the favor by covering parts of Uzi’s “XO TOUR Llif3.”

It sparked a mixed reaction from the crowd. Ludacris looked like he was into it. So was Pink. However, Cardi B takes the cake with her facial reaction alone.

Others watching from home loved it, though.

Well, maybe not everyone.

You can catch up on all the performances here. Others expected to hit the stage include the Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Fifth Harmony, Logic, Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Kyle, and more.

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A Lot Of People Were Super Unhappy With The Chainsmokers At The GRAMMYs

The Chainsmokers won their first ever GRAMMY yesterday, in the Best Dance Recording category, for their song “Don’t Let Me Down” with Daya. They also presented the award for Best Rock Song, which ended up going to David Bowie for “Blackstar.” As Bowie passed away last year, The Chainsmokers accepted the award on his behalf.

Both of these events combined, it seems, sent a lot of people into a rage spiral. Twitter lit up with comments from plenty of people who were entirely disgusted or unhappy with their award, with their presence, with their… everything. Not featured in this article are the multitude of tweets from those like Zedd, Demi Lovato, Laidback Luke, Showtek and more who congratulated them on their win.

On winning a Grammy:

On accepting David Bowie’s award on his behalf:

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DJs React To GRAMMYs 2017

Every year, millions of people across the world tune into the Grammy’s to acknowledge excellence in music, and celebrate the achievements of others. With 2016 being such a big year for dance music, you can expect reactions from DJs as their friends and collaborators are presented with the highest honor in music. Here are some of the best DJ’s reactions from the Grammy’s last night:

The Chainsmokers win their first Grammy:

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Nick Jonas’ Next Gig: Demi Lovato’s Musical and Creative Director

With the Jonas Brothers now a thing of the past Nick Jonas has accepted a day job He’s the Musical and Creative Director of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour which kicks off February 9th in Vancouver British Columbia “I’m overseeing video content wardrobe lighting and staging” he tells Rolling Stone…