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Missy Elliott and Timbaland Sued Over Aaliyah Track For Royalties

2 days ago
411 ManiaMissy Elliott and Timbaland are the target of a lawsuit from a man who says he co-wrote Aliyah's 1996 track "Heartbroken." The post Missy Elliott and Timbaland Sued Over Aaliyah Track For Royalties appeared first on 411MANIA. more info

Missy Elliott, Timbaland Sued for Stiffing Songwriter Out of Aaliyah Royalties

3 days ago
TMZMissy Elliot and Timbaland cranked out a big hit for Aaliyah without ever paying the guy who actually co-wrote and produced it ... at least that's what the songwriter claims in his new lawsuit.  According to legal docs,… more info

Why Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principle is pop’s most influential video

44 days ago
Guardian MusicIf Dua Lipa and Silk City’s video for Electricity feels familiar that’s because Janet did it first In 1986. Here’s how the video changed the pop landscapeLet’s not dick around: Janet was always the best Jackson, a queen of both serious choreo... more info

XO Turns 20

86 days ago
StereogumOne evening in March of 1988, Elliott Smith stepped out onstage in the Shrine Auditorium, with Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Madonna, Aaliyah, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington, and 57 million other people watching him. more info

stream Tirzah's gorgeous debut LP Devotion

100 days ago
Gorilla vs. BearTirzah's glowing debut LP Devotion is finally here. As I've already mentioned, the record feels like such a sincere, elegantly romantic, and distinctly modern (thanks to Mica Levi's haunting minimalist production) take on everything I ... more info

Babygirl – “Over In No Time”

101 days ago
StereogumThe compound word babygirl makes me think of Timbaland rapping about being "the man from the big VA" on Aaliyah's timeless classic "Are You That Somebody?" However, the Toronto duo Babygirl pull from a different sort of retro pop. Glossy guitar sound... more info

Stream Future’s Superfly Soundtrack

163 days ago
StereogumDirector X is the rap and R&B music video auteur who's been responsible for the visuals to classic songs by Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Clipse, JAY-Z, Aaliyah, Usher, Destiny's Child, DMX, Ice Cube, and more. He's directed a few featu... more info

Time's Up takes aim at R. Kelly over sex misconduct claims

202 days ago
TopixThe organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sexual abuse issued a statement Monday urging further investigation into Kelly's behavior. It cites among other examples of alleged abuse: his marriage, which was later annulled, to th... more info

Encounters: Timbaland, the ’90s Hip-Hop Producer, Hunts for Old-School Tees

241 days ago
New York TimesThe producer behind R&B stars including Aaliyah and Ginuwine pays a visit to Procell, the Lower East Side boutique devoted to 1990s style. more info

Rina Sawayama makes '90s pop for the present (see her in NYC & LA)

242 days ago
Brooklyn VeganJapan-born and London-based pop singer is nostalgic for all kinds of '90s pop (hints of Mariah, Britney, Aaliyah, and The Cardigans). After recently signing to 88rising, she's set to play some US shows. Continue reading… more info

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