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From The Vault: Michael Jackson – ‘Liberian Girl’

Yesterday marked what would have been the 57th birthday of the legendary Michael Jackson. And, with Kanye West getting ready to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, we thought it apt to dedicate this week’s From The Vault to the one and only King Of Pop.

Today’s pick is the love song and its star-studded video ‘Liberian Girl.’

The ninth and final release from the record-breaking, genre-defining, game-changing blockbuster ‘Bad’ LP, it was only released in Europe and Australia in 1989 where it was a moderate hit peaking at #1 in Ireland, #13 in the UK and #50 in Australia.

Written by MJ and produced by musical genius Quincy Jones with additional production from Mike himself, the song features a Swahili intro by South African singer Letta Mbulu. Back in ’87 when the ‘Bad’ album was unleashed, there had been much speculation concerning who Jackson was referring to… he has never disclosed who the recipient of this serenade was.

Way before Taylor Swift surprised the world with ‘Bad Blood’ and its cameo-heavy visual, the Jim Yukich-directed video for ‘Girl’ housed a plethora of A-listers (most of who remain household names today) waiting for the King to show up to shoot the visual for that very song. The big reveal? He was there all along documenting their every single move and capturing the conversation that occurred throughout the night.

A simple, yet clever concept.

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Six years removed from his passing, it’s still difficult to digest that “Michael Jackson” is no longer with us. His unparalleled creativity and constant appetite for raising the bar are just a few of the reasons why – even in the afterlife – he remains untouchable. Invincible, if you will.

MJ, we love you, we miss you and once again, we say THANK YOU!

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Iggy Azalea: “People Laughed At Me When I Told Them I Wanted To Be A Rapper”

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She may be one of the world’s more recognisable rappers today but Iggy Azalea has revealed that her nearest and dearest laughed in her face when she announced she was to pursue a career in Hip Hop.

The ‘Black Widow’ weaver revealed the surprising fact during an interview with ‘The Today Show Australia’ where she stopped by to discuss her partnership with the clothing manufacturer Bonds.

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Justin Bieber Returns To The Studio With Rihanna Producer

Pop sensation reunites with Soundz for new album

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Justin Bieber is playing no games with the body of work that is his new album.

How we know? Look no further than his reunion with Rihanna‘s producer Soundz who has been enlisted to produce material for the project before its November release!

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Watch: Iggy Azalea Gives Fans ‘Back To School Tips’ For ‘Seventeen’ Magazine

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Hip-Pop performer Iggy Azalea may be hard at work on her second studio album but that hasn’t stopped her from catching up with ‘Seventeen’ magazine to share beauty tips with her fans this year.

The star graces the cover of the mag’s September issue and joined them to release footage pulled from the spread’s shoot.

There, she used the opportunity to share style secrets with those who care about her the most.

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Anthony Hamilton & Teedra Moses Announce Joint Tour

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Love Teedra Moses? Consider yourself a fan of Anthony Hamilton? If the answer to these questions is yes you’ll be pleased to learn that the R&B royals have teamed up to take their music on the road!

Major R&B news below…

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Hot Shot: Nicki Minaj Celebrates The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ Release At 10AK

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Behold the beauty that is Nicki Minaj.

Hours before she takes to the MTV Video Music Awards to serve as it opening performer the rapper hit the Los Angeles party scene to celebrate the release of The Weeknd‘s new album ‘Beauty Behind the Madness.’

She was joined by her current boyfriend Meek Mill and rubbed shoulders with the likes of the rapper Tyga, the Reality TV royal Kylie Jenner and Joseline Hernandez of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.’

Her sighting came after she learned that 71% of music industry executives believe it won’t be long before she sees the TIDAL streaming service trip, slip and fall out of the market this year.

Click here for more on that unfortunate story.

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Hot Shots: LL Cool J Celebrates The 11th Anniversary Of ‘Jump And Ball’

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LL Cool J was in good spirits in New York City when he stepped out to celebrate the 11th anniversary of is annual ‘Jump and Ball’ tournament.

The event was launched by the entertainer to give back to the community in which he was raised before rising to become one of the world’s more recognisable rapper turned actors.

Hit the link below to catch snaps of the basketball-based party below…

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Music Industry Experts Predict Jay Z’s TIDAL Will Sink This Year

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Jay Z should think twice if he thought his TIDAL streaming service had the support of his industry peers.

For, less than a year after its launch a number of music industry executives have stepped forward to reveal that they believe it will sink…this year.

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MTV Releases 2015 Video Music Awards Seating Plan

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Tomorrow night will bring with it the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards!

Excited? Join the club. For, the night will see the likes of some of the world’s brightest stars rub shoulders to enjoy all this year’s event have to offer.

Now hit the link below to see where MTV has placed these stars via their seating plan!

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Mack Wilds Weighs In On Contemporary R&B: “It’s Oversexualized”

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Mack Wilds isn’t impressed by what today’s group of R&B’s stars have to offer lyrically.

The Grammy nominated performer is currently hard at work on his second studio album and caught up with ‘Long Days Long Nights‘ to discuss his journey thus far where he revealed that the genre has fallen prey to poor lyricism, extreme sexualisation and fiction.

His estimation below…

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