Jay-Z vs Occupy Wall Street, Nicki Minaj likes Obama after all, new tours, hear Grizzly Bear's new LP... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 11 September
Jay-Z's New York show at the new Barclays Center will be targeted with a "teach in" by the Occupy Wall Street movement after the rapper criticised it in a recent interview. Responding to questions about his decision to release an "Occupy All Street" T-shirt in the middle of last year's protests, Jay-Z questioned what the movement stood for. "What's the thing on the wall, what are you fighting for?" he asked. "I'm not going to a park and picnic, I have no idea what to do, I don't know what the fight is about. What do we want, do you know?" Happy to oblige, activists say they will stage their teach in outside his gig on 28 September to educate fans about their cause.
Nicki Minaj has come out in support of Barack Obama after all. She had rapped about been a Republican on a recent Lil Wayne mixtape, although there was some suggestion she was doing this in character - something the president himself suggested in a radio interview. The rapper now has confirmed she's backing Obama's second term.
Obama can also count on the support of Snoop Lion/Dogg, who reasoned: "Let me begin, Obama for four more years, man. Bush fucked up for eight years, so, I mean, you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the shit up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house."
Rihanna took to Instagram to reveal she has a new tattoo in honour of her late grandmother. The Egyptian-looking design is just under her boobs. It's what she would have wanted.
Not content with just marrying each other, Canada's rock royalty are working together with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger helping out fiancée Avril Lavigne with her fifth album, due out early next year.
A host of tours have been announced today, with Florence + The Machine (December), Plan B (February) and Sigur Ros (February) all making plans to hit the road. Look out for this week's Gig Ticket Alert on Thursday afternoon for details.
Check out this week's releases in our weekly Singles Column.
Three people have been killed and several others seriously injured after a bus returning from Bestival crashed into a tree Surrey last night.
Labrinth says he is working on new material with Tinie Tempah, Plan B and Ed Sheeran at the moment, though not all together. "It's all going off in my studio at the moment," he declared, adding that he, Sheeran and Devlin have formed a joke boy band called Wrong Direction.
Watch a new short film, Until The Quite Comes, featuring music from Flying Lotus.
Read a chat with David Byrne about his new book, How Music Works.
Today's Track Of The Day is We Are The Ocean with The ROad
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 11/09/2012
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