FYI: Lou Reed Released From Hospital, New Azealia Banks Track

July 2, 2013 By:

A toxicology screening has determined that Chris Kelly of Kris Kross died of a drug overdose. (Billboard)

Following a scary episode yesterday that involved some dehydration and a trip to a Long Island hospital, Lou Reed is reportedly back home and doing OK now. (Rolling Stone)

In music dissing news, Tiësto has been hard at work building up a beef with Daft Punk. The DJ said of his robotic counterparts that he is “destroying them now.” (Huffington Post)

“Only 1 U” might very well be the newest single from M.I.A. It may or may not appear on her forthcoming album Matangi, too. (Pitchfork)

When you’re Jay-Z, people tend to bend the rules for you. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has ruled that Magna Carta Holy Grail will be platinum as of July 4, a.k.a. the day it arrives. (Billboard)

Katy Perry’s working on a new album (‘bout time!). Rising star Bonnie McKee stated, “I have four songs with her coming out.” (MTV)

Contrary to the story that recent advertisements have been selling, Rick Rubin didn’t actually work on Jay-Z’s album. (XXL)

In case you were wondering, Schoolboy Q had “no idea” that Kendrick Lamar was going to rap in Spanish on “Collard Greens.” (MTV)

Azealia Banks’ has released a brand spanking new track that features Pharrell. It’s called “ATM Jam” and it’s as fun and ratchet as you’d expect. (Idolator)

As long as we’re talking new songs, you should definitely go and listen to Beck’s: “I Won’t Be Long.” Like… right now. (Consequence of Sound)