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Well, I guess something had to come of this.

Eminem has released a Mariah Carey/Nick Cannon diss song entitled ‘The Warning’. Em responds to Mariah’s ‘Obsession’ video and, um, Cannon’s fiery blog post, which was a response to er, Em’s orginal diss, Bagpipes From Baghdad’. He opens the track by saying, “the only reason I dissed you in the first place was because you denied seeing me.” From there, it’s pretty much all bravado, a few mentions of their sexual past and a couple of hilarious cheap shots at Nick Cannon.

Em also takes note of the ‘Obsession’ video where Mariah appears to be imitating him and proceeds to issue a threat. “I’m obsessed now/Oh, jeez is that supposed to be me? In the video, with the goatee? Wow Mariah, didn’t expect you to go balls out/bitch, shut the fuck up, before I put all them phone calls out.”

Maybe this whole thing might actually help out Mariah’s record sales. Maybe not.

Download the track via 2dopeboyz.

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In tour news, the Rhythm & Vines festival which runs from December 29-31 at Waiohika Estate near Gisborne, have made the first line-up announcement. LCD Soundsystem will be performing a DJ only set, while Major Lazer, Empire of the Sun, Krafty Kuts, Bag Raiders, the Juan McLean, The Proxy and Lisa Mitchell will all perform at the festival.

Theres also a slew of New Zealand acts announced including Midnight Youth, PNC, P-Money, Kora, The Checks, Brand New Math, Bionic Pixi, The Checks and Dick Johnson.

In other news Minuit have announced a small north island tour in support of their brand new album ‘Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death Dot Com.’ The group play Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton. For more information, ticket sales and a special offer see Under The Radar.

Stuff reports that Pearl Jam are heavily rumoured to be announcing a Christchurch show this week. They release their new album ‘Backspacer’ on September 20.

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This is a pleasant surprise.

Hot on the heels of the pretty great Major Lazer album recently released comes Keep Watch Vol. X: Major Lazer. The mixtape, which is curated by Major Lazer’s Diplo and Switch, is part of the ‘Keep Watch’ series by Mishka. Naturally, the best part of the entire thing is the new verse from M.I.A. Her verse which is rapped over ‘Baby’, a looped auto-tuned baby squeal, regards her disdain at absent fathers. “Tell me what the real daddy’s for/Never really had one, so I will never know/but if you stick around maybe you could tell me more.” She ends her verse by saying, “I aint gonna raise my son like that/this is a women’s world and he knows that.”

In other good news, it looks like M.I.A has been working on some new material.

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Pamela Anderson

Okay, we know that everyone out there is having a tough time and all recession-wise, but is this really necessary? Pamela Anderson’s and Richie Rich’s label MUSE is set to show their “eco and animal friendly line of swimwear, ready to wear and shoes” at fashion week in September. This will be the first time an American designer has showcased on our shores. Right now we can only assume that the reason its included is that the star power from this is going to give fashion week the push it needs this year. There’s already talk of Anderson making a personal appearance on the catwalk to model her line.

Its a pretty wayward move for the organisers but it looks like they could be taking a cue from the New Yorkers. MUSE will show their collection in New York Fashion Week before heading down under on September 25. Still there’s a sense of weariness already, even from Anderson’s publicist, Brian Long.

“The line is more casual, and fashion-wise. New Zealand tends to be a little bit more casual than other places, though the bathing suits might be a bit skimpy for the Kiwis,” he says.

Even Vogue are in on it stating, “it’s an interesting move by the festival which last year had more of an urban street flavour than a bouncing Baywatch-vibe.”

Still, Zambesi, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Nom*D and many more are set to reveal their collection. Look for more upcoming news right here.

Air NZ Fashion Week 2009 press release via Scoop.

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Whoa..

Public Enemies

“I like baseball, movies, good clothes, whiskey, fast cars and you. What else you need to know?”

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There’s some major anticipation surrounding the new Clipse album so lets start off today with the final/mastered version of ‘All Eyes On Me’, via 2dopeboyz.

The track which saw the light of day via an unmastered and unfinished version a month ago will be featured on the duo’s upcoming album, ‘Till The Casket Drops’.

The new version also features a Pharrell-assisted intro and while Keri Hilson doesn’t stand out on the track like she has the potential to, it still cements her place as the new favourite go-to girl (also see Fabolous’ new album) in rap hooks.

Best reference: “I’m talkin’, ‘you can count it pappi, it’s all there’/I’m talkin’ cookin’ up that slumdog millionaire.”

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The Brave Don't Run

New Zealand’s own Midnight Youth have appeared on the major US website, Billboard.

The article focuses on the band recording their album in New York as well as supporting INXS and Incubus. Their is also a video of the band performing an acoustic version of ‘Golden Love’.

Billboard reports that the band, who have been sitting pretty in the New Zealand top 40 singles chart for 18 weeks with ‘All On Our Own’, are touring Australia before releasing their debut album, ‘The Brave Don’t Run’ internationally.

You can read the article here.

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