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Peanut Butter Fudge Day! Honor the holiday by making your own homemade batch.

News of the Day:

+A new Beyoncé single titled "7/11" could be hitting the radio next Tuesday! The song was produced by Grammy winner Ariel Rechtshaid, who has previously worked with some of our favorites: Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Blood Orange and even Solange! Get a sneak peek of the track here.

+Lorde explains her noble reasons for dissing her friend and collaborator, Diplo. As we said, a friend like Lorde is a friend indeed.

+Sophisticated headphone brand CAEDEN is now available to shop on Spring. It Girls Vashtie Kola and Soo Joo Park are fans and so are we!

+Unicode Consortium, the emoji overloads, have released a library of 37 new potential emojis including "Taco," "Unicorn Face" and "Prayer Beads."

+Disclosure and Mary J. Blige have collaborated once again for a new track called "Follow." The dance jam debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC show and was written by Sam Smith collaborator Jimmy Napes. 

+Our pals over at Creative Recreation recently launched an acoustic music series called "CR Sole Sessions." The latest episode just dropped and showcases a mesmerizing Leroy Sanchez covering Nick Jonas' latest single "Jealous." 

Deal of the day:

The time has come to stock up on your winter essentials because ASOS are giving 25% off their own brand!

Quote of the day:

"Alright, I can't sing, I can't act, I'm dumb, I'm a hillbilly, but I can twerk, so whatever!" - Miley Cyrus

GIF of the day:


Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.