Kris Kross' Chris Kelly died yesterday. He was 34.
+ Chris Kelly, one-half of the rap duo Kris Kross, died in an Atlanta hospital yesterday after he was found unresponsive in his home. He was 34. The cause of death has not yet been determined. (MTV News)
+ will.i.am has confirmed he will be the executive producer for Britney Spears' upcoming album. "I gotta be the vehicle between her and her fans. ... Don't we want to see something that comes from her heart?" he told Rolling Stone. (MTV News)
+ Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Los Angeles Tuesday for seizures again, according to TMZ. The site also reported he was treated and released yesterday morning. (MTV News)
+ Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's death. The New York Post reports that a playground in New York City's Brooklyn Heights will be renamed "Adam Yauch Playground." A renaming ceremony will take place tomorrow. (Pitchfork)
+ The new season of Big Time Rush's TV show kicks off today on Nickelodeon. Season 4 features the guys recording their third record and getting ready for a world tour. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Diplo and Skrillex are teaming up for a new group called Jack U! The newly formed duo are booked to perform Diplo's Mad Decent Block Parties over the summer. (MTV News)
+ Watch Kris Kross' "Jump" video.
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Psy remixed "Gangnam Style," and you KNOW 2 Chainz wouldn't miss that for the world.
Have you ever heard of "Gangnam Style"? It's a song by Korean artist Psy. OK, so we're guessing you've maybe heard it, as it's literally THE MOST VIEWED YOUTUBE VIDEO OF ALL TIME. (Uh, yeah, it currently clocks in at 1 billion views.) So, if you're Psy, and you've created THE MOST viewed YouTube video of all time, how do you even begin to top it? Well, Psy's managed to wring a few last drops out of last summer's horsey dance craze with a brand-new "Gangnam Style" remix, PLUS a Remix Style EP! Good move! The only question now is, who to recruit for said remix? How about the dude who appeared on nearly 100 singles last year? The one and only 2 Chainz! Oh, and for good measure, let's invite "Rack City"'s Tyga as well. Now THIS is something we're ready for.
Listen to Psy featuring 2 Chainz and Tyga's "Gangnam Style" remix after the jump.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z headline the Wireless Festival, Beyoncé's doc breaks records, and more!
1. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are set to continue their world domination by headlining the Wireless Festival! The event will also feature performances by Rita Ora, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris, and more! (RapFix)
2. Beyoncé's recent documentary, "Life Is but a Dream," not only made us swoon uncontrollably over her flawless life (while giving us our first official peek at the adorbz Blue Ivy!), but it also set some historic rating records for HBO. (MTV News)
3. PUH-RAISE the new music gods: Frank Ocean has already recorded 11 songs for his next album and even has plans to get in the studio with Danger Mouse -- after he takes a very long, well-deserved vacation, obvs. (MTV News)
4. MGK may have just debuted his first studio record, Lace Up, a few months ago, but he's already got his next mixtape, Black Flag, on the way. (Vibe)
Check out the rest of this week's 10 Things To Know Now after the jump!
Usher teams with Diplo again on his brand-new song, "Go Missin'"
If it ain't broke (and everyone is OBSESSED WITH IT), then don't you dare fix it! We're of course referring to Usher and producer Diplo's outstandingly successful musical relationship: Last year, the duo's initial collab, "Climax," won Usher a Grammy for Best R&B Performance AND went on to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Now, exactly one year after revealing "Climax" on Valentine's Day 2012, the "chemistry"-filled duo is at it again, this time with a new track, "Go Missin'." (Also released on Valentine's Day -- those guys are such romantics!)
Listen to Usher's "Go Missin'" after the jump.