Welcome back to your office, hope it smells like you remember! FADER takes a break for the holidays, but we’re now happily back in our office chairs. As you blink into your RSS feed, like a babe renewed, you may be wondering, What the fuck happened? Beyonce didn’t have a baby, probably. Elsewhere on the internet, some of your favorite artists shared good and weird news. Here, lest you be left behind, are some items of note.
Mass Appeal, the Brooklyn-based lifestyle magazine that started in 1996 then folded, sadly, in 2008, announced it is coming back.
50 Cent kind of lost it? After a single featuring Jeremih, “Girls Go Wild” premiered, prematurely, on his Myspace page, the rapper/mogul tweeted, “Ill be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer,” “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on,” and, “I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.” 50, who made a distribution deal for his Street King energy shot with Pepsi, says he’ll complete a promised fifth album for Interscope, but will turn his focus elsewhere. “I’m going to deliver this album. Then I have a film I wrote to focus on. I’m not upset, I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.”
A seventh episode of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s tour diary followed Brian, a fan who won tickets to see the superduo at Madison Square Garden.
North Atlanta-born producer Mike Will, right-hand to Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Big Boi and more, released Est. In 1989, a tape of new and old tracks that features his collaboration with Schoolboy Q and character testimonies from 2 Chainz, Gucci, DJ Scream and Future.
P.p.s: I am not going to stay independent. I do not want to be the grungy hipster brown girl you all are begging me to be.
— ♥ AH-ZEE-LEE-YAH ♥ (@AZEALIABANKS) December 30, 2011