When you’re made of money, so are your clothes. One of the many items to auctioned off from Prince’s real estate and property was his wardrobe from Purple Rain. The auction ended with it being sold for nearly $200,000. That’s not the only music news worth chatting about. You can tour Prince’s online museum, watch Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar give Obama the coolest 4th of July cookout party yet, see Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon perform in his high school band, watch Fergie’s ridiculous music video starring Kim Kardashian, and hear new releases from Badbadnotgood and Aphex Twin.
Since Prince‘s passing, items from the musician and actor’s career have been sold in auction. This past Friday, two items in particular sold for far more than expected. At the Los Angeles auction, Prince’s white ruffled shirt and black-and-white, leather blazer from 984 film Purple Rain sold for $96,000 each. The pre-auction estimate was at $6,000 and $8,000 respectively. Who bought ’em? No one knows quite yet, but it’s safe to say they’re content with their purchases. [Rolling Stone]
And say hello to the new Prince Online Museum. Prince never strayed away from having an online presence. In fact, he often pioneered that very thing, bringing a colorful, playful, and bold vision to the web. Now a website is dedicated to documenting his personas, sites, and interactive uploads. Explore everything it has to offer, from TheDawn.com to online retail shop Crystal Ball, here. [Rolling Stone]
Barack Obama has hosted a 4th of July BBQ for members of the military and their families ever since he started his presidency. The POTUS brings quite a cool list of names, but this year’s event definitely outshined past editions. His final cookout saw Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae performing. Kendrick’s setlist included “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Money Trees,” “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Poetic Justice,” “A.D.H.D.,” and “Alright,” but not the president’s favorite song of 2015 (“How Much a Dollar Cost”). Monae performed “Dance Apocalyptic,” “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Electric Lady,” and a cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”. Then both artists joined Obama onstage to lead a birthday singalong for Malia Obama who turned 18 years old that day. [Consequence of Sound]
The Black Eyed Peas can’t keep Fergie back from busting out her own solo work. Her new single, “M.I.L.F. $,” comes paired with an equally bold video. The Colin Tilley-directed clip sees Fergie and a crew of all-star moms like Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Chrissy Teigen, and more stomping around their meticulous yards in a neighborhood as the “milfman” drives around, swooning. In this case, the acronym stands for “Moms I’d like to follow.” Fergie uses the cast to rework the term, though pouring milk over herself while dancing in a classroom, go-go soda shop, and a bathtub doesn’t quite eliminate the term’s original definition. Watch the video above. [Rolling Stone]
Swing into chill mode with Badbadnotgood‘s IV, their fourth album full of jazz, trip-hop, and cameos from musicians like Future Island’s Sam Herring, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins, and Charlotte Day Wilson. Stream Badbadnotgood’s album above. [Consequence of Sound]
That’s it for today, but we’ll see you back here on Wednesday for another Music Dispatch!
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