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Collaboration Craze: Wiz Khalifa Teams with Snoop Dogg; Big Boi + Phantogram

If you want to kick it with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, you must adhere to one rule: No social media.

That’s the standard the two rappers are setting in their new collaborative tune titled “No Social Media.”

Urging folks take a break from their addiction to Instagram likes and Twitter favorites, the two emcees rhyme to a catchy mid-tempo track laced with heavy bass sounds and standout piano chords. Listen here.

They aren’t the only lyricists uniting for fresh music.

Big Boi and rock duo Phantogram are gearing up for the release of their first joint album Big Grams. Available Sept. 25, the seven-track LP includes features from Skrillex and Run the Jewels. Wondering how the seemingly different artists found each other?The Outkast member heard the group’s “Mouthful of Diamonds” on an Internet pop-up ad, and instantly gravitated towards their style and sound. After reaching out, the three began hitting the studio together, building a musical partnership that’s now three years old.

Comedian Arsenio Hall knows all about forming meaningful relationships. He’s been buddies with Eddie Murphy for nearly three decades. That’s why he’s honoring his Coming to America co-star with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He, along with Trevor Noah, Jay Pharoah and Chris Rock, will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on Oct.18 to celebrate Murphy’s outstanding career with a round of jokes and salutes.

You can can catch the ceremony when it airs Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

 

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