Rewind The Headlines: Who Did What In Music News This Week
How did Jay-Z, Young Jeezy And Stevie Wonder show their support for President Obama? Did Soulja Boy release his own nude pic online? Is Rihanna’s “Diamonds” single the perfect choice? And what about Ne-Yo‘s new album almost tore him in two? The answers to these questions and more with the top five stories you need to know about before the week is out.
#1. Election Notes: Jay-Z Stumps For Obama: “I Got 99 Problems (But Mitt Ain’t One)”
Stevie Wonder dedicated a new song to the president called “Keep Moving Forward”; Young Jeezy upped his “My President Is Black” theme song with a re-election update called “We Done It Again.” Then there was this Dark Knight Rises Barack Obama video.
But it was Jay-Z’s remake of his “99 Problems” that sent the campaign over the top with dedications.
“If you’re having world problems, I feel bad for you son,” he rapped, “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.” [See full story here.]
#2. Naked Ambition: Soulja Boy Posts Pic Of His Junk Online, Says Sorry To Fans
The rapper who rose to fame with his strategic use of social media, used his Tumblr to show off a picture of himself lifting his shirt and showing off his parts. He posted the pic on Monday (November 5) and removed it soon after. [See the whole thing (the story, that is) by going here]
While the country is deciding which candidate will lead the free world, Ne-Yo has dropped an album for which both R&B and pop audiences can vote. The singer/songwriter’s fifth studio album, R.E.D., hit stores on election day and he explained why it nearly tore him in two. Watch video here.
While the Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph won the weekend box office battle, RZA chopped his way into ticket sales with his directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists. Kick back and read up on the results here.
“Diamonds” is Rihanna’s first single off her upcoming album Unapologetic. According to her (and perhapse some of her fans) she couldn’t imagine a better first song to release. [Watch "Diamonds" video here]
–Erik Parker, CBS Local