Daily Buzz 6.22.11

    Alicia Keys drops ‘Typewriter’

    Alicia Keys has dusted off a track from her personal vault and dropped it on the ‘Net. "Typewriter" is one of four new tracks featured on her Songs In A Minor Deluxe Edition 10-year anniversary album.

    "Typerwriter," recorded in 1997, was originally intended for her debut album. On the track she lets fans into her creative space.



    President Obama loves the kids

    Can’t get your crying baby to shut off the water works? Hand them to President Barack Obama.

    A recent video from the White House shows First Lady Michelle Obama doing her best to calm a crying infant to no avail. But watch what happens when the president gets a hold of the little girl!



    J. Cole announces debut album drop

    After making his rounds with mixtape releases, J. Cole is finally ready to drop his official debut album.

    The rapper ominously tweeted, "9/27" yesterday, and his reps confirmed to Rap-Up.com that September 27 is the drop date for the album, dubbed Cole World: The Sideline Story.

    Check out the Cole World’s first single titled "Work Out" below.



    Nicki Minaj goes on a date

    Has Nicki Minaj found a dude that has her heart booming like super bass?

    Nicki and her friend Sarafee Samuel were recently spotted leaving Katsuya hand-in-hand on Tuesday night. The pair was surrounded by her entourage as they exited the Hollywood restaurant.

    Here’s a pic.


    Absolut profiles Cee Lo

    Much like with Jay-Z and Kanye West, Absolut Vodka has decided to take an intimate look at the life of Cee Lo.

    Absolut has profiled the "F*%k You" singer in a documentary titled Cee Le Distilled, which is set to debut June 27 on the company’s Facebook page.

    The brand follows Cee Lo as he works in the lab, preps his crew for a show and hits the stage. Of course, a few bottles of Absolut do get some camera time as Cee Lo celebrates a job well done.

    Check out the trailer for Cee Lo Distilled below.





    LaToya remembers MJ’s death


    As the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death approaches, it’s natural that fans, friends and family members remember the King of Pop.

    LaToya Jackson sat down with “Access Hollywood” to recount the day Michael was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead.

    “I lost it,” said LaToya, who remember asking strangers for a ride to the hospital.

    LaToya explains more about that tragic day in her new book, Starting Over.

    Watch more of the interview here.


    Lupe Fiasco finally speaks to Bill O’Reilly

    After first being accused of shirking Bill O’Reilly’s invitation to come on his show, Lupe Fiasco finally sat down to talk about his assertion that President Barack Obama is a terrorist.

    “If you’re going to fight terrorism, to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism,” rationed Lupe, who doesn’t believe the United States is doing a good job of that.

    “You know what I have a problem with?” Lupe asked rhetorically. “The war in Afghanistan,” he answered.

    Bill, who defended the president, and Lupe argued over the reasons for initiating the war in Afghanistan.

    Lupe did clarify that he wasn’t trying to single out or undermine Barack.

    Watch an edited version of the interview below.




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