Catch up on all the latest music tidbits while recovering from Friday’s hangover (and the inevitable one from Saturday).
■ Drake released a song titled “Charged Up” presumably about Meek Mill, who recently claimed in a public Twitter rant the “Energy” singer doesn’t write his own raps. Mill alleged Drake hides behind ghost writer Quentin Miller, who’s since publicly denounced those claims. Miller wrote a message on Tumblr saying:
“I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake.. I’m proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.”
“I did some charity today for the kids,” Drake raps in “Charged Up.” “But I’m used to it ‘cause all y’all charity cases. All y’all stare in my face in hopes you could be the replacement. N—–s snitching on us without no interrogation. I stay silent ‘cause we at war and I’m very patient. 6 God is watching, I just hope you’re prepared to face him. I’m charged up, i’m charged up.”
You think Meek Mill cares? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Baby lotion soft…… ?— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
Drake also premiered two other songs. One titled “Right Hand,” the other a remix of “Cha Cha.”
■ During her “1989” show in Boston on Friday (July 24), Taylor Swift gave a warm introduction to Walk The Moon before playing their song “Shut Up And Dance” together. Swift is no stranger to inviting A-listers on stage. Recently, she’s sang alongside Jason Derulo, Lorde and Nick Jonas, Following her performance with Andy Grammer and Sam Hunt. Check out the latest with Walk The Moon:
■ Chris Brown and Rita Ora teamed up for a song titled “Body On Me” out soon.
■ Kat Graham premiered her new slow-burner titled “Secrets” featuring (and produced by) Babyface:
■ Caitlyn Jenner surprised concert-goers Friday night (July 24) when she introduced Boy George’s group Culture Club at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She said, “Caitlyn Jenner in the house for her first Boy George concert! This is going to be a good group. Thank you so much. Enough about me. Thank you for being here tonight. This is so much fun for me. Let’s hear it here at the Greek Theatre for Boy George! Let’s get it going!” [ETonline]
■ Katy Perry is pro gun control:
Do we all personally hv to lose someone from a gun to hv a real opinion on gun control or can we just literally start taking this SERIOUSLY.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 24, 2015
■ Pitbull premieres the remix for “Piensas (Dile la verdad)” featuring Shaggy.
■ And finally, Eminem has the most expansive vocabulary in the biz. Musixmatch compared the “100 densest songs (by total number of words) that [the artists] have released,” including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Em took the top spot with 8,818 unique words total. Coming in second with 6,899 words was Jay Z, Tupac at No. 3 with 6,569, Kanye West with 5,069, and Bob Dylan rounding out the top five with 4,883.