8.17 The Cooler

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Nadine Velazquez Leona Lewis Settles 'Collide' Rights Dispute with Producer Avicii <a href="http://www.billboard.com/news/leona-lewis-settles-collide-rights-dispute-1005317882.story">[Billboard]</a> The Best and Worst of WWE Summerslam 2011 <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/08/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-summerslam-2011">[With Leather]</a> High Minded: A Tasting Tour of the Munchies <a href="http://www.good.is/post/high-minded-a-tasting-tour-of-the-munchies">[Good]</a> Diddy Buys Cassie Breast Implants.

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“Watch The Throne” Owns New iTunes Sales Record

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The earlier reports are in and they point towards a first-week win for Jay and Kanye's Watch The Throne.

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First Listen: Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne

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It's official: Kanye & Jay defeated <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/did-kanye-and-jay-z-defeat-the-watch-the-throne-album-leak">the pre-release album leak</a>.

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Did Kanye & Jay-Z Defeat The Watch The Throne Album Leak?

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Jay-Z and Kanye West’s announcement that Watch The Throne would be to be distributed digitally first then physical copies sold exclusively by Best Buy was met by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/independent-record-stores-not-happy-with-jay-z-kanyes-throne-business-venture">an overwhelmingly negative response</a>, and for good reason.


Of Course, Wal-Mart Is Getting Into The Streaming Movie Business


Seeing that you can already pick up <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/05/here-is-a-new-orleans-bounce-artist-named-mr-ghetto-rapping-about-walmart/">a big booty</a> and <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/07/you-will-soon-be-able-to-buy-cheesy-poofs/">some Cheesy Poofs</a> there, I suppose it makes total sense that Walmart is going to start competing with Netflix and iTunes and your on-demand movie cable provider by selling streaming movies on its website.


Are You Ready For Spotify To Change Your Life?


For what seems like an eternity, friends of mine living in Europe having been taunting me with <a href="http://www.spotify.com/us/hello-america/">Spotify</a>.


Lil B Releases “I’m Gay” Album, Lupe Fiasco Calls It “Genius & Revolutionary”

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Like a thief in the night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lil-b">Lil B</a> released his I'm Gay album to iTunes with limited promo or fanfare.


Study: 81% Of iTunes Collections Never Get Played

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<a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/052511itunes"> <a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/052511itunes">[DGN]</a> "Data wonks have been hinting at this sort of statistic for years.


Apple Made More Money Than Microsoft?


For the first time in 20 years, Microsoft reported a smaller profit than Apple last quarter.


Amazon MP3s Now Cost 69 Cents

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<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html"> <a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html">Hypebot:</a> "In recent days, the price of most track downloads in Amazon's Top 100 Singles have dropped to $.


The Kids Have Spoken: Only 22% of High Schoolers Want To Pay For Music

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<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/only-22-of-high-schoolers-consider-paying-99-a-song.html"> The Napster and Kazaa generation has finally been fully realized through the mindstate of today's youngsters. A <a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/only-22-of-high-schoolers-consider-paying-99-a-song.html">four year study</a> has finally been tallied up and the results show that well under half of its voters would shell out 99¢ for their favorite hit single.


Amazon Isn’t Half The Man iTunes Is

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/amazon-offers-mp3-albums-for-3-99"> Or even 3x, 4x or 5x the competitor. Amazon may <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/amazon-offers-mp3-albums-for-3-99">sport the el cheapo price tag for their MP3 albums</a> but the iTunes revenue is clearly unshaken.


11.18 The Cooler

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Kitti Kouture Beyoncé’s Commercial Banned From Daytime TV In The UK [The Urban Daily] Eva Longoria Taking Her Talents To Divorce Court [With Leather] Five Reasons Why The Beatles' Arrival On iTunes Still Matters [Billboard] Sheek Louch Is An Ape On Album Cover [The [...].

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9.14 The Cooler

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Azaylia Sen Lady Gaga Explains Why She's Been Wearing Meat [PopEater] The 10 Most Stylish Fictional Gangsters of All Time [TSJ] High School Coach Ran A Prostitution Ring [With Leather] 6 Rappers Who Wouldn't Have Careers If 2Pac Was Alive [The BVX] The 10 Highest [...].


8.27 The Cooler

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Shantel Brooks Pics: Nicki Minaj's Best Back Shots [Complex] 10 Classic Commercials From The NBA’s Golden Era [TSJ] 10 Ridiculous Rap Collabos That Might Work [The BVX] Will Forte Leaving ‘SNL' [Warming Glow] GG's 35 Sexiest Women Over 35 [Global Grind] FIBA World Championship Preview: 10 [...].

#Jay Z

6.23 The Cooler

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<a href="http://www.complex.com/blog_galleries/ballin-vs-budget-jay-zs-summer-sportswear"> Eka Samone HBO Renews True Blood For Season 4 <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100622/tv_nm/us_hbo">[Reuters]</a> Greatest Tattoo Ever <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/06/greatest-tattoo-ever">[With Leather]</a> No More Home School for Michael Jackson’s Kids <a href="http://gossiponthis.com/2010/06/21/no-more-home-school-michael-jacksons-kids">[GOT]</a> Ballin' vs.


4.19 The Cooler

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Havy Jaf 'Mighty Mouse' Is On His Way...To Paramount [Inside Movies] 40 Reasons to Be Excited About Music [Rolling Stone] The 23 Best iTunes Add-ons [Lifehacker] My Weeklong Journey into Farmville [Unreality] Comme des Garcons x Moncler 365 Collection [Culture Shoq] Roc Marciano talks "Marcberg" [...].


4.2 The Cooler

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Vanette Should The iPad Replace Your College Book Store.


For The Free: Proof Of Purchase With Outasight’s Further

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Get excited because it's another brand new day, another contest & giveaway.

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For The Winners: iSamJackson iPhone Covers

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Well, as in most things, there's winners and losers.

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