TOP 5: NEWS IN MUSIC

BY MARQUIS GOODWIN

5. No More Pop-Ups in LA

First New York and now Los Angeles. Last week, Kanye West surprised the West Coast with a temporary store to purchase his, widely-popular Pablo, concert merchandise. Similar to the 2013-2014 Yeezus pop-up shops before it, the Pablo minimalist spot builds on the initial merch drop, offering up some new pieces. Items include Levi's denim jackets with Pablo repeated on the back, hoodies with "I Feel Like Pablo" printed on them, and the late Rob Kardashian graffiti memorial tees. A line of Yeezy stans around the block can also be found on Fairfax Ave. 

4. Adele is Big

Adele stands as arguably one of the biggest artists of this generation, but she is set to do something that may stamp her as thee biggest. According to The Sun, the 28-year-old singer is set to sign a $130 million (~£90 million) deal with Sony Music. Adele would surpass Robbie William's £80 million mark that made him the highest paid British signed artist. Additionally, she would pass Whitney Houston's $100 million deal with Arista Records that stood as the biggest deal signed by an international female artist. 

3. Championship Roots

"Real champions move like champions." That's the hook for the latest song, "Champion," by The Roots. The Roots were called upon by NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, to create a theme song. The song will serve as the soundtrack to the NBA Finals. Viewers will be sure to hear it played over the ABC airwaves leading up to the Finals, but check it out here

2. New Drake Alert

Who do you love? Seems most people love a YG and Drake collaboration. For the first time since the lead single, "Who Do You Love?" off of YG's 2013 My Krazy Life, YG and Drake dropped a song. Following the theme of question titled songs, this one is titled, "Why You Always Hatin?" It premiered on OVO Sound Radio this past weekend and also features Oakland rapper Kamaiyah. 

1. A Real Coloring Book

Following the release of the highly anticipated third release, Coloring Book, from Chance The Rapper, an Australian music blog called The Interns literally created a coloring book. The artwork within the book details the lyrics in Chance's music. Drawings of lyrics like "We used to roll at the rink," show Chance and Justin Bieber skating. Even Kanye West is pictured in the book. Check out more of the book here