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“Just like a mixtape,” says Donnie Wahlberg, “these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions” For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

The soundtrack to the original Space Jam was quite a big deal, spawning two top 10 Hot 100 hits with R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Seal’s Steve Miller cover “Fly Like An Eagle,” and featuring contributions from D’Angelo, Monica, Quad City DJs, and more. The soundtrack to the sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy aims to have a similar impact. “We knew that with the soundtrack for this one, that whole idea of making a soundtrack for this generation, but still having that melting pot, was something we all really wanted,” Spencer Beighley, head of film at star LeBron James’ production company SpringHill, said in a feature for Billboard.

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David LaChapelle

Doja Cat is great at going viral. We established this last year when “Say So” was on its way to #1. The woman understands the online attention economy. She is relentlessly charismatic. She is not above dressing in wacky costumes or singing silly lyrics when the situation calls for it. And beyond her ability to grab people’s attention with non-musical factors, she’s great at sliding between rapping and singing depending on the needs of the moment. Doja and her collaborators write extremely catchy songs. The production: Immaculate. The videos: Outrageously colorful. She can be a little much, but at 25, she’s one of the most consistently entertaining pop stars we’ve got.

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Author Clover Hope shares tales of the greatest women rappers on our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Lionel Hampton also recipients of Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Lifetime just released The Clark Sisters: First Ladies Of Gospel, and now they already have another musical biopic on the way. The channel has just dropped a trailer for Salt-N-Pepa, which is alternately being billed as a miniseries and a three-hour “movie event.” Nomenclature aside, the biopic will follow Queensborough Community College nursing students Cheryl […]