Rihanna Announces Her Love For Star Trek. Nerds Simultaneously Orgasm/Pass Out.

Rihanna not only revealed the video for her Star Wars And Beyond song, “Sledgehammer”, she also revealed her unbridled passion for Trek Lyfe in this trailer!


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AND NO SHE IS NOT LYING.

COULD SHE DO THIS IF SHE WERE LYING? OF COURSE NOT.

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Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato And Other Celebs Honor The Lives Of Orlando Shooting Victims In This Ugly-Cry Guaranteed Tribute.

Source: Billboard

American Horror Story Producer Ryan Murphy organized this bittersweet tribute to celebrate 49 beautiful, ambitious, fun, creative, loving lives extinguished by senseless hate.

The Superstar Packed Trolls Trailer Is Here!

The official trailer for the upcoming Trolls movie dropped this week, featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick as the tiny lead characters.

Other featured voices include Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayaar. Buuuuuuut we have to wait until November 4th to see it in theatres. That’s also election week, so keep in mind, we all might need some cheering up at that point.

Until then, you can check out Justin’s theme from the flick – Can’t Stop The Feeling joins the top 5 on this week’s Slacker Top 40!

VIDEO: Dozay “Need To Know”

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As previously featured inside our Weekly Hip Hop / R&B Countdown, West Coast artist DOZAY brings us the all new visual to his latest single “Need To Know.”  The visual brought to us by Guap City Productions hits us with a tale of puppy love from young to old in that of modern day #RELATIONSHIPGOALS.  Keep an ear out for this rising MC as he’s been making some REAL noise out on the West Coast.  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

 

Rap And Alt Collide In Psycho-Sexy “Sucker For Pain”. Safeword = Suicide Squad.

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, Dan Reynolds/Imagine Dragons and Sam Harris/X Ambassadors show off their dark side in the new “Sucker For Pain” video. The latest track to be released from the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Chains, cages, straight jackets, the works! …but listen closely to the lyrics, only one of them admits to “tongue-kissing a shark.”

MUAH.

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Both the album and the movie will hit August 5th. Check out the video and let me know what you think.

The Drama That Haunts The Original Ghostbusters Theme Song.

With the upcoming Ghostbusters installment and given the amount of vacuous crap we read in a day and the release of the Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliott theme song remake, I’m surprised I haven’t seen any websites reminiscing about the feud behind the original Ghostbusters theme song.

So I’ll do the honors.

Once upon a time, Ray Parker Jr. was given 3 days to come up with a theme song for the movie…then one day he happened to be watching TV, he saw a commercial and the idea just came to him! Click here for a detailed backstory.

The problem with that alibi is the time line. The studios had apparently approached Huey Lewis to do the theme song first and the finished product sounded an awful lot like “I Want A New Drug”.

Check out this mashup.

So Huey sued, they settled out of court for a certain amount along with the stipulation that Huey would never talk about it again…then in ’02 Huey laid it out on VH1’s Behind The Music that he had been ripped off, the label knew it so they paid him 5 million not to talk.

Then Ray Parker sued Huey! Not kidding. For the “emotional and psychological stress due to these false and inflammatory statements” aka, outing him.

At the end of the day, it sounds like the label/studio set Ray up and it all just went sideways.

The End.

What’s your take? Feel free to comment or email, red@slacker.com and let me know what you think of the new song!

Ps – Another shout out to ledgernote.com for such a great synopsis of what went down and for reminding about the Key & Peele sketch. So damn funny. Let’s hope Ray doesn’t sue them too.

VIDEO: Beyonce “Sorry”

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1…Because it’s Queen Bae, BEYONCE.  2…Because it is my official duty to all my fellow men of the world to share (EYE CANDY ALERT)!  Shot out to SERENA WILLIAMS…Who Knew?!  Beyonce just wrapping up her North American leg of her “Formation World Tour,” taking things internationally as of June 28th, for all outside the U.S. do not miss out!  Now available world-wide, check the visual to the controversial song “Sorry” which points fingers at her hubby JAY-Z for alleged cheating (“Call Becky With The Good hair”)?!  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Thank me later!

We’re Starting To Hear Musical Tributes To Orlando

Just a week after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, artists all over the country are starting to release tribute tracks. Christina Aguilera dropped a new song calling for (and called) Change:

Melissa Etheridge performed her new song, Pulse, live this weeekend.

And some of the biggest Broadway stars got together to record this tribute – all of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Here at Slacker, our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy as well. We’ll keep you up to date on further benefit tracks as they become available.

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