Rihanna Drops New Track, “Towards the Sun”

As Rihanna continues to slow cook her eighth LP, the Bajan singer has concurrently curated the soundtrack to the DreamWorks animated flick, Home. She throws you a bone with the first track from the project, fittingly a Rih Rih record called “Towards the Sun.” The song is nothing like the sparse Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration “FourFiveSeconds”; this one is bright, rousing and dulcet, with the 27-year-old star’s voice reaching for the sky. The Home soundtrack features five Rihanna tracks, plus appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Charli XCX and Kiesza.

Read it at Spin.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Going on Tour Together

Lately hip-hop’s all-but-confirmed hot couple Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill seem to be adjoined at the hip. And they’re going to be spending a lot more quality time together this summer, now that the Queens MC has added Meek to the American portion of her Pinkprint Tour. Nicki announced the pairing via an Instagram post, indicating that the two artists would hit the road together this summer. While dates have yet to be announced, the YMCMB rapper has revealed dates for the European leg, which kicks off in Stockholm on March 16 and features Trey Songz.

Read it at The Rap-Up.

Childish Gambino: Marvel Studios’ Next Spider-Man?

Anthony Mackie plays Captain America sidekick Falcon. Chadwick Boseman has been cast as Black Panther—could the next Black big screen superhero be Donald Glover, as Spider-Man? The talk is bubbling, with many on Twitter lobbying for the actor who doubles as rapper Childish Gambino to play Spidey via the hashtag #Donald4Spiderman. “I’m leaving it to [the fans],” the 31-year-old actor/artist said of the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise. “Campaigning’s part of life, but for me, I’ve got a lot of stuff that I’m really excited about, and dropping it all… Of course it’d be an honor. But it’s fine if it comes to me. If not, you know. I’m very Taoist about it… I just want the Spider-Man movie to be dope, that’s all I want.”

Read it at USA Today.