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love in the 21st century

Someone one said that breaking up in person is the worst way to breakup with someone. Their reason seemed simple: You set a time and place, get dressed up, and meet all in the name of ending a relationship. But putting in all that effort is a thing of the past: Now, you can just say what you're going to say in a text. 

The story seemed silly at the time—insensitive even—but it was told in jest at a storytelling slam. Well, the story's a reality and there's an app to prove it. Sigh. So. Much. Sigh.

It's called Binder. Tennet Lager, the app's creator, clearly based the name off Tinder…and a trash bin. (Because that's where all exes go, right? The trash?) Anyway, the app "makes [getting rid of your ex] just as easy [as finding someone online]." It asks the gender of your soon-to-be ex, their name, phone number, and even has the option to upload their photo(!), a nice touch. There's a portion where you select an excuse, too. And when all is said and done, you swipe them away—literally! The binned person will receive a text soon after. And, according to Cosmopolitan, a phone call from a European fellow singing how much the ex "sucked." Tasteful? Not in the least bit. 

Take our advice: Save some face and do it in person. It'll make a better human out of you. 

(via Cosmopolitan)

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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.

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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.

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