Plus, T.I. and Tiny spinoff is in the works, Patti LaBelle heads to court and Jamie Foxx releases his first song in four years.
Here’s what we’re talking about over our calming tea:
Some of Whitney Houston’s best performances will now be available for listening, all in one place. A CD/DVD featuring Houston’s first public perfomance, and one of her last perfomances, will be put together to showcase her legacy. “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” will be the late singer’s first live album. “[It] shows why she is at the absolute historic top rank up there with Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand as the greatest singers of our lifetime,” said her mentor Clive Davis. “It really has been a labor of love on my part to go through every concert performance, every TV appearance.” The collection will include memorable performances like Houston’s 1983 performance of “Home” from the The Wiz on The Merv Griffin Show, and her 2009 performance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Although deciding on some songs was difficult, Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, enjoyed giving her fans a “continued moment of her greatness.” The album will be released November 10. [HuffingtonPost]
VH1 has moved forward with the upcoming spinoff of the docuseries T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. Featuring Tiny and her stylist pal Shekinah Jo, VH1 will launch Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip, an eight-episode unscripted series following the friends on a cross country trip to promote their mobile hair salon business. The show is set to air October 13. [Billboard]
Patti LaBelle will face a trial regarding a lawsuit against her that alleges she ordered her bodyguard to beat up a cadet back in March 2011. The ex-West Point cadet Richard King alleges that LaBelle’s bodyguard is the cause behind a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The trial is only expected to last a week, and LaBelle is expected to testify. [NewsOne]
After taking four years away from the music scene, Jamie Foxx is back. Calling on 2 Chainz, Foxx has released his new single, “Party Ain’t A Party.” The new Daddy Warbucks not only got help from 2 Chainz, but also has DJ Mustard on the production. Following the song’s title, Foxx sings about all of the things he needs to “turn up.” From “fresh kicks” to a “fresh cut,” the 46-year-old is still ready to get down. [MTV]
Listen to “Party Ain’t A Party” and let us know what you think. Club banger?
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