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Da Rumor Mill
By Tenisha Renee Miller
     What up doe! Da Rumor Mill is turned up and ready to explode.  
     When it comes to explosions, word has it that rapper 21 Savage has reached his boiling point and blew up on Instagram venting about Amber Rose. He posted, “having a good heart don’t get you nothing but betrayal.” But having a good heart got him a $50k ring with white diamonds and red rubies spelling out “Loyalty 21”. Maybe she gave it to him to compensate for her stank attitude. Is it worth it?
     Speaking of gettin’ paid, a 21-year-old Caucasian woman is allegedly claiming that rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus. The woman says that she and her girls got tipsy at a club in Auburn, Washington. Nelly was at the club and invited her to an after-party. She left with Nelly’s peeps and was taken to his tour bus. While in the room with Nelly, he allegedly asked to have sex with her without protection and she declined. Nelly supposedly told her to “shut up” and had his way with her. Afterward, he offered her money but she refused. Then, a woman walked up and reportedly kicked the girl off the bus, throwing a $100 at her. I guess that thought she was dumb and possibly blonde. Meanwhile, Nelly has reportedly been arrested for suspicion of second degree forcible rape. No charges have been filed yet. Nelly’s gonna have to pull out more than a few big faced bills to get outta this one.
     Another person that may need help gettin’outta of a self-made mess is singer/actor Tyrese. Word has it that he has taken to social media threatening to beat down Dawayne “The Rock” Johnson for choosing to make a spin-off of the Fast & Furious. The Rock kept it copasetic or professional by responding to Hollywood Reporter saying, “My goal from day one was to come in and create an exciting fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and build it out.” Tyrese piggyback his comments with an insult, saying, “You still promoting a movie that on one wants to see made you clown. FOH” He then challenged the Rock to a fight, “You lost my number right? I’m at you when I see you.” While Tyrese may not want any parts on the new flick, singer Tank has put in his bid for the role. He posted, “Somebody tell @therock that I’m ready for the #Hobbs movie right now! Cast a real savage! Thanks for your consideration!.#SavageAlbum out now. PS I’ll let you guys cook up the beef, while I just focus on expanding my horizons as an actor! There’s enough room for all us contrary to what you believe!” I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that Tyrese shoulda kept his mouth shut. The Rock may bend Tyrese’s legs back to stick his foot up his own behind. And, ya know Tank’s got his back.
     Rapper Future also needs to be kicked in the behind for not being a better father to his son. Lil Future reportedly calls Russell Wilson, his step-father, “Papa” and calls his biological father by his first name. A video was release showing Lil Future asking, “Future can we go in your car?” In another video with Russell getting his hair cut, he is recorded calling him Papa. I guess from a child’s eyes, he’s not blinded by biology but only sees love. 
     And, we’re seein’ the end of the road. Peace out!

The next Doo Wop Star talent 
search launches

PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring Acapella and vocal group harmony singers are invited to audition for The Next Doo Wop Star worldwide talent search. The search will culminate with a March 2018 national PBS special and digital interactive show celebrating the Doo Wop era in American musical history.
    The Next Doo Wop Star talent search is being conducted by famed PBS "My Music" series producer TJ Lubinsky. The public television specials he's produced since 1993 have helped raise more than $1 billion for public television and have been viewed by millions of people. 
     "If you've ever wanted to be a Doo Wop star," Lubinsky says, "this is your chance." 
  To preserve the legendary Doo Wop and acapella music of the 1950s and 60s, Lubinsky's My Music Next Doo Wop Startalent search seeks to find, record and celebrate singers who can accurately channel the original artists.
     "We're looking for the unknown voices of today who can recreate the vocal phrasing, musical arrangements and classic choreography of the originals," says Lubinsky.
     While many of the great originators of Doo Wop music now are in their 80s, or no longer with us, Lubinsky says, this uniquely American form of music still has a huge global fan base. 
    "At every one of our shows," he says, "the audience mouths the words as they are brought back to the first time they heard the groups. But the genre is in danger of dying, unless a new generation is found to bring the music forward. We're going to make sure that happens!"
    As college Acappella competitions, live shows and YouTube videos prove, there are enormously talented young groups and individuals who are keeping the Doo Wop tradition alive. 
     "We're going to find them," Lubinsky says.
  Guidelines for groups who wish to be considered for auditions are on the The Next Doo Wop Star website at http://dos.csnoc.net/home-page. One audition can be submitted per group. Deadline for submissions is November 10, 2017.