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Honey Dijon May Have Catalyzed a “Beyoncé House Music Era”

“Yes, the music is coming!” promised Beyoncé in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last year. Now, rumors are swirling that some of that music was produced by house music producer Honey Dijon.  This is all according to a tweet from Gregory Ellwood, a music journalist known for being, well, in the know about all things Queen Bey. Two of the tracks off her upcoming album, B7, were purportedly produced by Dijon.   While neither of the artists have publicly responded to these whispers, it’s no secret that these two icons are friends. Last year, for example, Dijon sent Beyoncé “kisses from Berlin” in a “Happy Birthday Beyoncé!” video produced by Apple Music.  “No idea about the actual sound…but holding out ...

Marilyn Manson Confirms He’s Contributing to Kanye West’s Upcoming Album Donda 2

Marilyn Manson has confirmed that he is once again collaborating with Kanye West, this time on the rapper’s upcoming album, Donda 2, which is expected to be released later this month. The embattled shock rocker previously appeared on Ye’s 2021 album, Donda, guesting on the track “Jail pt 2.” Reports recently surfaced that Manson was back in the studio with West when producer Digital Nas told Rolling Stone, “Every day I go to the studio, Marilyn is in there working on Donda 2. [Kanye] doesn’t want Marilyn to play rap beats. He wants Marilyn to play what he makes, and then Ye will take parts of that and sample parts of that and use parts of that, like he did [when making the album] Yeezus.” Industrial musician and producer Tim Skold, who’s been a member of Manson’s eponymous band and KM...

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Debuts Black Metal Project Ibaraki with First Single “Tamashii No Houkai” Feat. Ihsahn: Stream

Trivium frontman Matthew Kiichi Heafy has unveiled his new black-metal solo project Ibaraki, sharing the video for debut single “Tamashii No Houkai” featuring Ihsahn. Ibaraki — the name for a Japanese demon taken from feudal legend — celebrates Heafy’s Japanese heritage and appreciation for the music of Ihsahn. It was the Emperor founder that inspired Heafy to embark on the path of black metal, acting as a friend and mentor. The mutual appreciation between the two artists led to collaboration, with Ihsahn producing the Ibaraki material. “Tamashii No Houkai” is only the first of numerous songs “assembled over months and years,” and Ihsahn himself appears on the song. Advertisement Related Video The track opens with a gust of Nordic black metal. Incorporating harsh and clean vocals, Heafy so...

18 Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Weeknd & Jim Carrey and Beyond

Genre-crossing collaborations happen all the time in music, with fusions like pop-rock, folk-metal and country-rap even becoming genres of their own. But sometimes — like when The Weeknd paired with comedy legend Jim Carrey for his Dawn FM project — a team-up makes you do a double take. Explore Explore The Weeknd See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Whether it’s a Billboard Hot 100 hit or a big miss, here are some of the most memorable, unexpected collaborations in music history. The Weeknd & Jim Carrey, Dawn FM (2022) When The Weeknd announced that the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2020 smash album After Hours would feature Jim Carrey — yes, the superstar actor behind Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, The Mask and more blockbusters — fans ha...

BAPE x Reebok Tease Spring Summer 2022 Collaboration

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: REEBOK / Reebok 2022 is already showing promise for streetwear culture. BAPE and Reebok are teasing a Spring Summer 2022 collaboration. Today (Monday, January 5) BAPE and Reebok have announced they will partner once again on a collection. While the pieces to be included in the forthcoming drop have yet to be revealed, Reebok said in a statement that the capsule is slated to drop later this month and will be unveiled officially by the brands on January 10. This is not the first time the two brands have come together. Back in December 2020 they jointly co-designed Club C, marking the first time the two brands have worked together on Reebok’s iconic model, first launched in 1985. The BAPE x Reebok Club C was a fusion of Reebok’s minimalist silhouette and sig...

Hypebeast Alert: A Supreme x True Religion Collection Is On The Way [Photos]

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Supreme / Supreme The streets are prepping for fall weather so two brands have come together to help with the fits. A Supreme and True Religion collection is on the way. Source: Supreme / Supreme As spotted on Hype Beast today (Monday, September 27) Supreme announced a capsule with True Religion. As expected the upcoming drop meshes both of the brand’s signature aesthetics. Included are a hooded sweatshirt, a 6-panel hat and heavy cotton beanies. The pieces that are primed to be the most popular seem to be the denim though. The Denim Trucker Jacket and Denim Cargo Pant are purchased separately but is best worn as a set with the TR’s horse shoe logo on both back pockets. As expected each piece comes in four different colorways including a pink, purpl...

Tom Morello Unveils New Song “Let’s Get the Party Started” featuring Bring Me the Horizon: Stream

Tom Morello is offering up the next taste of his upcoming album, The Atlas Underground Fire, with the scorching new single “Let’s Get the Party Started.” The song is a collaboration with UK rock act Bring Me the Horizon. “Let’s Get the Party Started,” not to be confused with pop singer Pink’s “Let’s Get This Party Started,” is the second single released from Morello’s forthcoming LP, which arrives on October 15th. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist previously unveiled a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” featuring Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen. In a press release, Morello mentioned how he co-wrote the song with BMTH singer Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish while all three were on separate continents. “Bring Me the Horizon is really the current standard bearer of hard rock/meta...

MUNA Taps Phoebe Bridgers for New Song “Silk Chiffon”: Stream

Toward the end of last year, Phoebe Bridgers started her own record label called Saddest Factory Records, and this past spring signed the Los Angeles synthpop trio MUNA. Today, MUNA have shared their first single since joining the label, “Silk Chiffon,” featuring a verse from Bridgers herself. If “Silk Chiffon” is meant to reintroduce MUNA to old fans and new listeners alike, then it goes above and beyond in summarizing what makes the group so much fun. It’s an unabashedly pop number with airy guitars and a vocal melody that will get stuck in your head all week. According to Naomi McPherson, the band’s guitarist and producer, “Silk Chiffon” was written in hopes of being “a song for kids to have their first gay kiss to.” “Silk Chiffon” arrives with a vibrant music video in tow. Directed by ...

Baby Keem Announces Release Date for Debut Album The Melodic Blue, Shares Trailer

After years of teasing and slowly rolling out songs, Baby Keem has finally announced the release date for his debut studio LP. It’s called The Melodic Blue and it’s due out September 10th through his cousin Kendrick Lamar’s elusive production company pgLang via Columbia. Watch a teaser trailer for the new album below. The Melodic Blue is technically Baby Keem’s first-ever album, serving as the follow-up to his 2019 mixtape Die for My Bitch. So far, he’s previewed the album with the Travis Scott collaboration “Durag Activity” and his excellent single “Family Ties” featuring Kendrick. The latter track easily earned the title of Song of the Week last month. The tracklist for The Melodic Blue has not been formally unveiled, but Baby Keem did reveal in his Instagram stories that he sampled our ...

Hypebeast Alert: A New Coach x BAPE Collaboration Is Here [Photos]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Coach / BAPE / Coach / BAPE If you thought monogram season was behind us, think again. Coach has unveiled a new capsule with BAPE. Source: Coach / BAPE / Coach / BAPE As spotted on High Snobiety the American luxury design house is taking things to the streets with their newest drop. Their second collection with the iconic streetwear brand meshes both of their signature marks quite nicely. Celebrating the shared optimistic and authentic attitude of their hometowns, New York and Tokyo, the collection of ready-to-wear, leather goods, footwear and accessories combines BAPE’s authority in streetwear with Coach’s legacy of craftsmanship. To bring the pieces to life Coach has enlisted the talents of Cordae’, Meg Thee Stallion, Michael B. Jordan and Selena G...

Illuminati Hotties Links Up with Big Thief’s Buck Meek on New Single “u v v p”: Stream

Illuminati Hotties, the indie rock project of producer-songwriter Sarah Tudzin, has just released a new single from her upcoming album Let Me Do One More. It’s called “u v v p” and it sees her teaming up with Big Thief’s own Buck Meek. Stream the track below. “u v v p” has arrived just in time for summer, with its laid-back beach vibes and sunny steel guitar. So far in her career, Illuminati Hotties has made the biggest waves with punk-leaning pop numbers, but this Beach Boys-style track suits her just as well. By the time Buck Meek kicks in near the end for a verse that sounds like a cowboy reading a melodramatic letter, it’s clear that no matter what Tudzin writes, she can’t help but have fun while doing it. This is the third track Tudzin has shared from Let Me Do One More, her second pr...

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to Reunite for Pair of Radio City Music Hall Concerts

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are reuniting for two nights only at Radio City Music Hall, which will apparently serve as Bennett’s final concerts in New York City. “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” will open on August 3rd, Bennett’s 95th (!) birthday, with a second performance scheduled for August 5th. The shows are meant to be Bennett’s final concerts in the Big Apple, according to a press release. To attend, fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon entry of having received their final dose no later than 14 days before their event date.  The only exception is for children under the age of 16, who can provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Find complete informatio...