After releasing her long-awaited eighth studio effort “Anti” on Samsung and Tidal, singer Rhianna has racked up one million downloads in less than 14 hours after unveiling the disc. The pop star tweeted in celebration and thanked fans for their support. The recording star’s “Anti” promotion included ANTIdiaRy, a Samsung partnership that offered download codes for fans to venture through different rooms on the road to the album’s release. The same day she released “Work”, her duet with Drake, she released the set on the Jay Z streaming service Tidel, giving out a limited number of download codes that were instantly redeemable. A deluxe version of “Anti”, which includes three new songs, is available today. Michigan born rapper Jon Connor addresses the water crisis currently burdening the city of Flint on his new single “Fresh Water For Flint”, featuring singer/actress KeKe Palmer. The Aftermath Entertainment signee raps on top of a hard hitting beat produced by The Fr$smen and mixed by Dr. Dre. He told hip hop magazine XXL that the song is about a situation that no one sees. Connor has been proactive about being the voice of his city after meeting with Mayor Karen Weaver, partnering with the Flint Food Bank as well as speaking with teens at the Boys And Girls Club. Meek Mill, Diddy, The Game and Big Sean have also donated fresh water to Flint. Rap icons the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and will now be receiving their own memorabilia showcase. This weekend, the Rock Hall’s third floor will host an exhibit of artifacts, mementos and other items from Mike D, MCA and King Adrock. Curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger told Cleveland.com that since the Rock Hall had a rich collection of things from when the group was inducted that they thought they’d bring it out. The items include hand written “Brass Monkey” lyrics, Mike D’s Volkswagen medallion, Beastie Boy action figures and costumes from the groups “Intergalactic” music video. The Beastie Boys induction came before Adam “MCA” Yauch died of cancer.
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29 Friday Jan 2016