MUSIC NEWS//Nicki Minaj Officially Joins American Idol, Hologram Tupac Company Goes Bankrupt, Soul Singer Alice Smith Returns To The Music Scene & MorePublished by Blair Bedford on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:34 am.
1. Nicki Minaj Officially Joins American Idol
Producers at American Idol are done playing musical chairs with the cast of the upcoming season. Superstar rapper Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban finalized deals to complete the revamped judges panel alongside Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. [MORE]
2. The Return of Alice Smith
It’s been six long years since the lovely Alice Smith released her Grammy-nominated debut, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me. Since then, she’s recorded a ton of new music, performed all over the world and became a mother to a beautiful baby girl. But unless you’ve been able to catch one of her soul-stirring live shows, you’ve been left wondering, “where in the world is Alice Smith?” [MORE]
3. Hologram Tupac Company Goes Bankrupt
The hologram projection of rap icon Tupac Shakur at this year’s Coachella music and arts festival was an international sensation, but that wasn’t enough to prevent one of the company’s that created the illusion from going out of business. Digital Domain, the visual effects company that created the CG Tupac image, filed for bankruptcy last Tuesday. [MORE]
4. Lupe Fiasco Extends Olive Branch to Chief Keef
Lupe Fiasco and Chief Keef have had their differences over the past couple of weeks, but Lupe showed his commitment to burying the hatchet by shouting out the younger rapper at a concert in Toronto last Wednesday night.
Addressing the Rexall Centre during a free show, Lu said that he wasn’t a perfect man and showed love to the recently beleaguered Keef.
“I’m far from being the man I want to be… I ain’t no saint, either,” Lupe told the crowd. “With that being said, I love my brother and I want to see him succeed and do his thing… shout out to the big homie Chief Keef.” [MORE]