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Porn Stars in Music Videos: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

When a story breaks that won't be covered fairly (or at all) by larger media moguls, RefinedHype DJBooth is there. When some sort injustice or wrongdoing goes unreported, RefinedHype DJBooth is there. We are the lighthouse in the foggy, treacherous seas internet journalism. A beacon hope where there is only despair. If we didn't prove it with our groundbreaking absurdly detailed investigation into rapper poses we will certainly do it now.

Recently, B.o.B put Allie Haze in one his videos. For those readers out there who don't know Haze—which judging by the speed the booty the week answers and the borderline unhealthy stalking ScHoolboy's video girls is none you—she is an adult film actress, A.K.A a porn star. Sure, putting a porn star in your music video is provocative, but that won't stop B.o.B and it certainly didn't stop these artists. It's time for an absurdly detailed investigation into porn stars in music videos.

So that's Allie Haze and Skin Diamond in one video? Hot damn! But this isn't first-time B.o.B has incorporated the use Academy Award-winning talent in his videos. You might remember the "Headband" lyric video, which features the booties Kristina Rose, Ava Rose and Sunny Lane, because how could you forget? Damn... five porn stars in just two videos? It looks like Bobby Ray might just be the King Porn Star Featured Music Videos.

Not so fast, says Eminem. While you know Em for his funny, ten satirical videos, Shady has also been known to put quite a few porn stars in his videos. Obviously, Lisa Ann was in the "We Made You" video because she looks just like Sarah Palin. The legendary Jenna Jameson was in the "Without Me" video and the equally as blond (though definitely less popular) Gina Lynn was in the "Superman" video. Also, I'm not sure if this counts, but Paris Hilton was in the "Just Lose It" video, and we all remember that video. But, that's not all. Apparently, Eminem spends more time on Redtube than a 14-year-old boy without parental supervision. Em also put Sasha Grey, perhaps the most famous porn star on Earth, in his "Space Bound" video. Sorry B.o.B, but I think Eminem has you beat not only in star power, but volume too; he has starred alongside more porn actresses than Ron Jeremy.

Eminem's porn star obsession also rubbed f (no pun intended) on his mentee, 50 Cent. In the "Disco Inferno" video, not just any booty would do (although there is a lot any booty anyway), so Fiddy called on Daisy Marie to really put the booty over the edge. Also, ironically, the video features a cameo from Nick Cannon, who isn't allowed to watch porn because Mariah says so. He has to settle for BET Uncut videos.

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O.J. Simpson Released From Prison

You’re going to be hearing, The Juice Is Loose, a lot. O.J. Simpson is free from prison after serving 9 years for kidnapping.

Turns out that they let OJ go on the low.

Reports TMZ:

No TV specials or tell-alls, O.J. Just stay free.

Watch the NFL legend, with the questionable sense self-identity, take his first steps freedom below.

Also, his shoe game is so terrible right now.

O.J. Simpson Released From Prison

Photo: Nevada Department Corrections

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XXXTENTACION's Domestic Abuse Trial Postponed

Miami, Florida – XXXTENTACION was scheduled to appear in a Miami, Florida courtroom on October 5 to face charges domestic violence, but according to the Miami-Dade’s State Attorney fice, the trial has been delayed. Pitchfork reached out to a court spokesperson who said no new trial date has been set, although the spokesperson confirmed the original trial date is still on the calendar.

The spokesperson also said, “The prosecutor is ready to go to trial at any point. I cannot speak for the defense counsel. However, at this point, the defense attorney has not yet made the defense witnesses available for us to depose. The defense attorney is now indicating he’s not free for the taking the depositions until late October or early November,” seemingly pointing to a delay on X’s side.

In October 2016, X was charged with aggravated battery a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. He pleaded no contest in March to separate charges armed home invasion, robbery, and aggravated battery with a firearm and received six years probation.

A scathing account the alleged abuse he inflicted on his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend was released last month and painted a grim picture what the woman claimed to have experienced at the hands the accused. In response, X recorded a handful videos scfing at the allegations, saying, “Everybody that called me a domestic abuser, I’m finna domestically abuse your little sister’s pussy from the back.”

Florida is one the few states that allows defense lawyers to conduct pretrial depositions witnesses. X’s ex-girlfriend’s deposition and those three other witnesses were a part the process.

Following the release his debut solo album, 17, last month, the controversial rapper emerged with a new look in a video he posted to social media. He shaved f his eyebrows and dyed his hair white, proclaiming, “Humans fear what they don’t understand. Always and forever.”

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$ki Mask The Slump God Hits Studio With Timbaland

$ki Mask The Slump God took to Twitter to tease a mystery collaboration with a “loved producer” earlier this week, but on Thursday (September 14), he revealed who he was referring to — the one and only Timbaland.

The 21-year-old burgeoning rapper posted a photo himself with the veteran producer on Instagram with the caption, “To Your Ears Soon.”

He doubled down with a tweet that read: “Me And Timbaland In The Studio Right Now. Be Ready.”

The Republic Records signee has been steadily gaining traction over the past year. One his more recent videos, “Catch Me Outside,” dropped in late July and has since amassed over 9 million views on YouTube. The song uses the beat from Missy Elliott’s 1999 Da Real World cut, “She’s A Bitch,” which Missy co-signed in a tweet on August 1.

“Oh he rode the heck out this Fiyah,” she wrote talking about the track. “this my She’s a Bit*h beat! Me & @Timbaland did this beat in 1999 & it still Bang! big up.”

Missy and Timbaland grew up in the same Virginia neighborhood, and have been musical partners since launching their respective careers in the early ’90s. He produced her breakthrough album, 1997’s Supa Dupa Fly and the aforementioned Da Real World.

$ki Mask clearly admires both Hip Hop legends and to mark the occasion, he shared a snippet his forthcoming collaboration with Timbo that was captured by @ourgenerationmusicco on Instagram.

Check that out below.

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Macklemore Explains Why Ryan Lewis Isn’t Producing “Gemini” Album

Ahead next week’s release his sophomore solo album Gemini, Macklemore stopped by Sway in the Morning to explain why his long-time producing partner Ryan Lewis is absent from the upcoming project.

The pair amicably parted ways earlier in the summer, having previously collaborated on a handful projects, including 2012’s Grammy-winning album The Heist and last year’s follow-up, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.

“It was a decision that we both came to,” he said. “I think with the last album and how intense it was at times – particularly making ‘White Privilege II,’ that was an intense, as it should have been, song to write … I think it was really heavy to make a nine-minute song about race. And again, it should be heavy. You can’t even scrape the surface on it.”

Although it was ultimately a mutual decision, Macklemore did reveal that it was Lewis who first proposed the idea them going their separate ways following the release their last album.

“I think with that and just other songs that we did, it was time to step back a little bit,” Macklemore continued. “And Ryan was the one that actually brought it up to me and I was like, ‘Yo, let’s do an EP.’ And he was like, ‘I feel like I would be the worst producer for you right now.’ I’ma give you guys the hundo version. I think that that was the best thing that he could have said because we needed that space. You need space to appreciate somebody. We’ve been working together nine years. We’re best friends. We worked together every single day; music videos, in the studio, all that stuff. I heard that and at first I was like, ‘Damn, music without Ryan’ and then I was like, ‘You know what? He’s right, we need a break.’ It was very much mutual. He was the person that put it out there first. And there’s no love lost. Ryan and I will make music together in the future.”

Gemini is set to drop next Friday (September 22). In support the project, Macklemore is scheduled to go on a 19-date tour, starting in Portland, Oregon on October 6 and wrapping up in Boston, Massachusetts on November 14.

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$ki Mask The Slump God Hits Studio With Timbaland

$ki Mask The Slump God took to Twitter to tease a mystery collaboration with a “loved producer” earlier this week, but on Thursday (September 14), he revealed who he was referring to — the one and only Timbaland.

The 21-year-old burgeoning rapper posted a photo himself with the veteran producer on Instagram with the caption, “To Your Ears Soon.”

He doubled down with a tweet that read: “Me And Timbaland In The Studio Right Now. Be Ready.”

The Republic Records signee has been steadily gaining traction over the past year. One his more recent videos, “Catch Me Outside,” dropped in late July and has since amassed over 9 million views on YouTube. The song uses the beat from Missy Elliott’s 1999 Da Real World cut, “She’s A Bitch,” which Missy co-signed in a tweet on August 1.

“Oh he rode the heck out this Fiyah,” she wrote talking about the track. “this my She’s a Bit*h beat! Me & @Timbaland did this beat in 1999 & it still Bang! big up.”

Missy and Timbaland grew up in the same Virginia neighborhood, and have been musical partners since launching their respective careers in the early ’90s. He produced her breakthrough album, 1997’s Supa Dupa Fly and the aforementioned Da Real World.

$ki Mask clearly admires both Hip Hop legends and to mark the occasion, he shared a snippet his forthcoming collaboration with Timbo that was captured by @ourgenerationmusicco on Instagram.

Check that out below.

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Kaskade gave a talk on the future of global music, how he got started, and more – Dancing Astronaut

IVY, the world’s first “Social University,” held an event last week that featured world-renowned DJ and Producer . While he did not hop on the 1’s and 2’s this time around, he did talk about the future global music and how to command a global audience, giving his personal perspective on the topics with over a decade knowledge and experience in the industry.

For those who may not know what IVY is, it’s a University that specializes in Arts, Entrepreneurship, Policy, Social Impact and more. Essentially, they are breeding the next generation self-starters, bringing in featured speakers every month that are Industry leaders and entrepreneurs alike. In the past, they’ve had Hugh Jackman, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jack Welch (former CEO GE) among others. This time around, they decided to bring in Ryan Raddon, who has arguably become one the most successful curators and performers dance music in history. He’s been DJing since the 90s and started making music in the early 2000s, which was before the EDM phenomenon (as we know it) began.

At this event, he talks about everything from family, collaborations, performing, utilizing social media, making it in the industry and more. We’ve got the full summary  his talk right here on Dancing Astronaut, however be sure to check out the live feed on IVY’s Facebook page here:

The talk was mostly a Q&A, however the mediator does a great job at honing into the key elements Kaskade’s career and getting his two-cents on where dance music is headed. He starts f by talking about collaborating with big name artists and how he’s mostly worked with A-listers during the remix process. “The big people that I have worked with is typically on remix stuff…Early on in dance music, people were trying to take singles that didn’t have a lot traction on the radio and saying] hey, it’s a good song, let’s have this guy reproduce or remix it and then it can be played in the nightclubs…cool people hanging out nightclubs.” Raddon has remixed everyone from Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Imagine Dragons (more recently), adding in that his dream collaboration right now would be . His remixing ability has definitely proven to be one his best attributes, as those compositions are what usually gets the crowd moving when he’s playing the festival mainstage.

Kaskade gave a talk on the future  global music, how he got started, and more - Dancing Astronaut

He also talked about the future the industry, and how it’s moving in an exciting direction with the addition streaming services as a way to consume music. He mentions that for most his career, labels were broke, but now with Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, labels have the funds to get behind the creativity artists to help things flourish. “Very hard to create when your stone cold broke and nobody believes in you.” Now that money is finally trickling down to the artists, he says that “over the next 10 years, we will see streaming platforms work and flow money into the artists…there will be a lot more people out there making great music.”

When asked about the current state dance music, he thinks that it is still in its infancy and wants to see the next wave. He said that any new music that is breaking, is more the surface level stuff. “There is a whole other tier dance music that might not fit pop radio, but is awesome. From to they are doing incredible stuff.”

He is asked about touring the world as a full-time DJ and whether or not it’s been hard for him at times. “None it ever seems like a chore.” Towards the beginning, when he played his first small show overseas in the 90s, he was sleeping on the promoter’s floor and was questioning whether or not he wanted to stick to that career path. However, he’s been fortunate enough to have a steady progression over the past 20 years, making it to bigger and better shows (and more comfy sleeping conditions). This is coming from the guy who is arguably one the happiest-looking DJs when it comes to getting behind the decks. He thinks he’s played around 5,000 shows. At 46 years old, he’s probably still having more fun than anyone in the crowd.

Kaskade gave a talk on the future  global music, how he got started, and more - Dancing Astronaut

On the topic social media, he mentioned that while it has allowed him to have a direct and more personal connection with his fans on a global scale, it has also had a major impact on the industry in general. “It has been bridging the gap and has changed things, where you have a lot kind- famous people instead just a small amount famous people.”

When asked about the most important thing to focus on if you’re looking to make it big as a DJ/producer, he said just “the music.”

Lastly, he talks about how through all the craziness touring and what the gig requires, he’s been able to stay grounded and start a family. With a wife and three kids, family is the most important thing to him. “My rise was very steady and slow and not overnight…so I really appreciate where I am now.”

He may be 46, but expect to see a lot more from Ryan Raddon moving forward. In a genre that is constantly changing, Kaskade seems to be right at the forefront.

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Yung Joc Reacts To Viral Clips Of Him Wearing Dress

Yung Joc is once again the target online trolls. The ATL rapper, known for his 2006 single “It’s Goin’ Down” and his appearances on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, was spotted rocking a full-length dress in public on Tuesday night (September 12) and the Internet is having a field day.

After the trolling floodgates burst open, Joc took to social media to react to the photos in videos that were captured by The Shade Room.

“Newsflash: y’all probably wondering what hell Joc got going on,” he says in the video. “It’s called internet manipulation. This is going to be one the craziest times ever in my life or career. Am I going to take full advantage it? Or will I be silent? I will not be silent and yes I will take full advantage it. At this point in my life, you must watch. I’m currently on four television shows on VH1. You will see me coming up here in October on Scared Famous. After that, I’m pretty sure you’ll probably see me on Leave it to Stevie. Then you’ll probably turn around and see me on Hip Hop Squares and you gonna turn around and see me on possibly Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

In a subsequent video, Joc questioned those who claimed he’d sold his soul before admitting: “I had to man up and put on a fucking dress. Get with it.”

“I knew the type backlash that would come from this shit. I did,” he admitted. “But let me address one and two things. For those you who are so quick to call on the Illuminati and say I sold my soul, tell me how I sold my soul. Yeah I fucked around and] shit had to happen laughs]. I had to man up and put on a fucking dress. Get with it. It’s just a thread. It’s just some shit a man made. It’s a thread. It’s nothing. Now if you give me a shield and a spear, and put a goddamn leather metal belt around my waist, I might look like a muthafuckin Roman. 300. Sparta. But that’s not the case. All I’ma say is quit being so judgmental, people. It’s threads.”

A short while after the photos Joc surfaced, a video fellow Atlanta rapper 21 Savage appeared online. In the clip, Savage apologizes to the world on behalf his city, saying: “I know we produce some st-ass niggas but] just bare with us. I just want you guys to know there’s some real niggas left.”

While 21 Savage doesn’t mention Joc’s name explicitly, many fans believe he is referring to the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star.

“I wanna apologize to the world on behalf my city, the City Atlanta,” 21 Savage says in the clip, which was again captured by The Share Room. “Now I know we produce some st-ass niggas but] just bare with us. We’re gonna get through this storm, guys. I just want you guys to know there’s some real niggas left. And real niggas are coming back in style so just hold tight, we’re gonna take this thing back.”

As expected, the Internet was quick to react to the photos Joc.

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Gap Recruits Future & Cher For Fall Campaign f. "Everyday People" Trap Remix

New York City, NY – For the newest and final installment the Gap’s “Meet Me in the Gap” fall campaign, the longstanding brand has gone the distance bridging a wide span musical generations by enlisting Future and Cher to be the face the latest TV spot.

The ad is shot by veteran Director X (the visionary behind too many A-list videos to name) and finds the two unlikely collaborators Auto-Tuning up the Sly and the Family Stone classic, “Everyday People.”

Big shocker ahead but the Gap reports the two music legends had never met prior to the campaign.

“I love the idea ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ because it’s easy to have common ground if you are really open and curious to people from different cultures,” said Cher press release. “I didn’t know who Future was before this but I knew it would be so fun to work with someone who is completely unlike me, and who is young, really talented and striving.”

Future, who is currently enjoying a history-making year as the first artist to have two albums debut at No. 1 in successive weeks on the Billboard 200, also expressed his elation in working with the iconic vocalist.

“There was a great dynamic when working with Cher and we felt like we were doing something so much bigger than the two us,” said Future. “Gap is not only bringing two cultures together but bringing everyone together through the music and the style. It’s really about everyday people.”

This year alone, Gap has featured the likes Wiz Khalifa, TJ Mizell and Black-ish’s Yara Shahidi in their various campaigns.

“As a brand, our heritage is rooted in being a beacon hope and optimism while also bringing people together,” Gap chief marketing ficer Craig Brommers chimed in. “Uniting two superstars like Cher and Future proves that no matter how different we seem, there is always a common thread that we just might not have discovered yet.”

The full TV spot starring Future and Cher can be seen up above.

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