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Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin tease studio collaboration

Get excited, hip-hop heads: Two of the genre’s most singular forces could have a collaboration in the works. The latest issue of GQ Style brings together rapper Kendrick Lamar and superproducer Rick Rubin for a conversation — and the chat, which took place at Rubin’s famed Shangri La studios in Malibu, concludes on an enticing note.

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Rick Rubin is producing a Star Wars-inspired album

The Force is strong with Rick Rubin’s turntables.

The influential hip-hop and music producer has taken controls of Star Wars Headspace, an album of electronic tracks that sample Star Wars’ robotic beeps, music riffs, and dialogue. Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, Flying Lotus, Kaskade, and Baauer were among those tapped to create tracks for the 15-song effort.

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Dixie Chicks, more perform at David Lynch Foundation's Rick Rubin tribute: On the scene

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The David Lynch Foundation paid tribute to Rick Rubin, famed producer and founder of Def Jam Records, on Thursday night in an event full of live music and emphasis on the healing powers of transcendental meditation. The foundation honored Rubin with the Lifetime of Harmony Award for his lifelong dedication to transcendental meditation, both as someone who practices it and as a mediator who has introduced many to the benefits of meditation.

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Jay-Z announces new album ... in a cell phone ad -- VIDEO

Jay-Z has taken branding to a whole new level, announcing his new album in a cell phone commercial.

Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay’s first album since teaming up with Kanye West for Watch the Throne, arrives July 4, according to a three-minute Samsung spot that aired during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. As a tie-in to the album’s release, the first million Samsung Galaxy users to download a special mobile app will unlock the disc 72 hours early.

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Adele says fans may have to wait a while for her next record

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When Entertainment Weekly visited with Adele last spring, the singer said that she couldn’t wait to get back into the studio and record the follow-up to her hugely successful 21.

“I need to write my record,” explained the British chanteuse. “[My heart] is already broke. That’s why I need to write the record.” But Adele seems to have changed her tune about recording new tunes.

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The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Deserving music legends or just a bunch of old white dudes?

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The Music Mix’s dream that Axl Rose’s cornrows be permanently retired to a museum in Cleveland came one step closer to realization today with the news that Guns N’ Roses will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next April.

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