the music news you might have missed this weekend
Kanye set an official release date for his album
As if there hasn't been enough speculative journalism dedicated to Kanye's long (long, long, long) awaited seventh album, we come with more news. On Saturday, this was tweeted: one can only assume this means come February 11th the wait for SWISH will be over? Then again, one shouldn't assume, based on past experiences. February or not, at least we can assuage ourselves somewhat with his G.O.O.D. Friday offerings
That Blood Orange x Nelly Furtado song has surfaced online
After going all 1997 on us and dropping the track on cassette during a show at Apollo Theatre, Blood Orange and Nelly Furtado's Hadron Collider has made it's way onto the Internet and it's as heavenly as we were told. Stream it on YouTube below, before you hit up that I'm Like a Bird rip.
Lady Gaga confirmed she will be releasing an album this year
Whilst Lady Gaga has remained silent in regards to the claims made against her about plagiarism by French body-mod performance artist Orlan, she has confirmed an album is on its way. After winning the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel at the Golden Globes last night, Gaga told reporters "I am putting out an album this year. I won't tell you when!"
Dr. Dre shared an old unreleased track
During his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy on Saturday, Dr. Dre dropped Back to Business, a previously unreleased track featuring T.I., Justus, Sly Piper and Victoria Monet. The track follows on from the release of the now Grammy-nominated Compton last summer.