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  • Inside Master P's Domain: Wife's Divorce Docs Raise Curtain on Lavish Lifestyle

    Billy Johnson, Jr. at Yahoo Music59 mins ago

    Master P had hit records. Master P had a hugely successful label. Master P made lots of money. Now, his estranged wife wants to cash out, and she's laying out just how expansive his empire is.

    Sonya Miller, who filed for divorce from hip-hop mogul Percy "Master P" Miller in October, is seeking 37 percent of the rap star's estimated $178 million in assets, businesses and cash, according to court documents obtained by Yahoo.

    In a filing last week, Sonya listed their valuable possessions, including 31 real estate properties, 13 cars, 45 companies, as well as furniture and jewelry.

    [Related: Ricky Williams Says Master P Isn't to Blame for Bad Contract He Signed at Beginning of His NFL Career]

    The businesses — No Limit Records; Master P, Inc.; No Limit Forever, LLC; etc. — are pegged at $136 million.

    Residences in such cities as Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Houston have a combined value of $19 million. Homes in Los Angeles and the suburb of Arcadia, Calif., are worth $6.6 and $3.3 million, respectively, the document estimates.

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  • Blur’s ‘Parklife’ Turns 20! 10 Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    Laura Ferreiro at Yahoo Music3 hrs ago

    Blur's landmark third album, "Parklife," turns 20 this week. Credited with ushering in a new era of British music known as Britpop that paid homage to iconic pop bands such as the Kinks while intelligently satirizing British culture, "Parklife" cemented Blur's status as post-grunge heroes, spawned four hit singles (including the bouncy "Girls & Boys," for which they're best known in the U.S.), and went triple-platinum in Blur's native U.K. It also stoked the flames of the band's legendary rivalry with Oasis.

    Twenty years later, lead singer Damon Albarn has gone on to front Gorillaz and the Good the Bad & the Queen, wrote an opera, and is about to release a solo album; while bassist Alex James became a gourmet cheese maker ( seriously! ), guitarist Graham Coxon released several solo albums, and drummer Dave Rowntree ran for political office. Blur is still sporadically active, headlining the Coachella Festival in 2013 and touring Japan earlier this year, but it's 1994's "Parklife" that put them on the map. To celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, here are 10 fascinating facts about "Parklife":

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  • Avril Lavigne Fires Back at Racism Charges in ‘Hello Kitty’ Video, Experts Weigh In

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music4 hrs ago

    Avril Lavigne has been taking a ton of heat from her Japanese-themed "Hello Kitty" video, which was leaked on Tuesday. Some have called it racist, while others have said it's just plain terrible.

    Lavigne has apparently seen the criticism — or at least heard of the complaints — and has fired back about the alleged racism in the clip, which features the "Skater Boi" singer playfully dancing with four identically dressed Harajuku Girls, chowing down on sushi, and drinking sake.

    RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…

    — Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) April 24, 2014

    …specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan.

    We reached out to a few people affiliated with the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago to get their take on the clip. Neither thought it was racist, but one was slightly troubled by the video.

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  • Revolver Golden Gods Celebrate Best of Metal, Including Full Guns N’ Roses Set with Original Bassist

    Jon Wiederhorn at Yahoo Music9 hrs ago

    For metal fans that feel unfairly represented by the Grammys and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Revolver Golden Gods is the only annual awards show that celebrates the music that provides the type of release and catharsis that keeps them devoted to the music genre, often for decades. And the Golden Gods do it like no one else can, assembling a lineup of top-notch performers, all-star collaborations and surprise performances to accompany the presentation of more than a dozen metal awards.

    The biggest question before the start of this year's Golden Gods was this: Would Guns N' Roses actually show up for their performance slot to accompany vocalist Axl Rose’s Lifetime Achievement Award? Turns out the answer was yes, but fans were left hanging for a bit to wonder.

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