Morning Soul: If You Don’t Wanna Love Me, Don’t Love Me

  • Patti LaBelle agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed she assaulted a mother and her toddler. [CNN
  • Anita Baker praised Chris Brown as "crazy brilliant." Well, she got it half right. [BBX
  • Dr. Dre topped the Forbes list of hip-hop earners, tripling the amount earned by 
    last year's king Jay-Z. [TIME
  • Why is R&B still the "black sheep of the music business? [ST
  • Rapper Joseph "JoJo" Coleman was killed in Chicago, allegedly a result of the ongoing beef between Chief Keef. [CT
  • Lupe Fiasco is considering retirement, saying "his heart is broken" in the aftermath of an online spat with Chief Keef and the murder culture of Chicago rap. [MTV
  • A standing-room only crowd gathered to pay final respects to mogul Chris Lighty, including Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, Russell Simmons, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent and Grandmaster Flash. [BB
  • Alice Smith is the latest artist to use Kickstarter to get good music to the masses. [KS

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