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  • ‘The Lonely Island’ and Adam Levine sing the ‘YOLO’ song (VIDEO)

    “The Lonely Island” are back, people! The hilarious musical trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone came back to “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend for a digital short together with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song talks about the saying “YOLO” (You Only Live Once), made famous by rapper Drake’s frequent usage…. More ▸

  • Matisyahu can’t party without beard

    Hasidic-turned-blonde reggae musician Matisyahu has been suffering from all sorts of kickback months after he shaved his beard. Not only did he lose his facial hair, sidelocks, and the love of some Jewish fans, but apparently he’s lost his VIP status in the eyes of club bouncers too. At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City,… More ▸

  • Israel Lalapalooza is not happening, for now

    Some sad news for music lovers living in Israel: Lollapalooza, the acclaimed traveling music festival slated for Israel in August 2013 has been called off– for now, at least. Representatives of the music festival said the festival will likely be postponed, according to the LA Times, even though the festival’s website now lists the 2013 destination… More ▸

  • No joke: Seinfeld is now rapping

    The hip-hop world is going to get quite funnier soon, as Jerry Seinfeld is preparing to appear in a new rap album by the rapper Wale. Four years ago, Wale made an album titled “The Mixtape About Nothing,” which is inspired by the classic nineties sitcom “Seinfeld,” and features samples from the show’s famous episodes,… More ▸

  • Confirmed: Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning

    A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirmed today that the 27-year-old English star died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe said the celebrity’s tragic end occurred from “alcohol toxicity” and was a “death by misadventure,”confirming initial reports from October 2011 of a first coroner who was later found to be untenable, the… More ▸

  • Adam Ant is not sure James Franco can handle portraying him

    The popular 1980s British punk rocker Adam Ant announced he is planning a new biopic, but he has a main problem – he can’t figure out who should fill his shoes. The singer behind “Prince Charming,” “Goody Two Shoes” and “Wonderful,” told the Daily Star that he was considering Jude Law and Jewish actor/renaissance man James… More ▸

  • Drake is upset he’s not getting paid royalties for YOLO

    YOLO is one of the most popular new acronyms. The meaning of YOLO – “You Only Live Once,” which is pretty much a less sophisticated Carpe Diem, has sprung since Drake used it in his song “The Motto,” with the lyrics, “Now she want a photo, you already know, though/ You only live once: that’s the… More ▸

  • Snoop Dogg is Moses

    ‘Tis the season for holiday-themed music videos and rap battles. In a new music video, which is part of the second YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” legendary rapper Snoop Dogg  Lion stars as Moses in a bizarre battle against Santa Claus. The video features lyrics like Santa telling Moses, “You’ve been a naughty boy, you… More ▸

  • Maccabeats’ newest Chanukah video features kids, StandFour should now use puppies

    This is turning out to be the Jewish and very nice version of “One Direction” vs. “The Wanted.” Only last week, four ex-Maccabeats singers posted the Chanukah mashup song “Eight Nights,” featuring elements from songs by “The Fun,” Ke$ha and “One Direction.” Today, current members of the Maccabeats — Yeshiva University’s Jewish a cappella group… More ▸