Morning Soul: A Summer Love Is Beautiful But It’s Not Enough

  • Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Mary Mary and Justin Timberlake announced they also plan to boycott Florida, joining Stevie Wonder's protest following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. [HILL]
  • Rapper J. Cole apologized to those with autism and their families for his lyrics in the Drake song "Jodeci Freestyle." [BB]
  • A judge dismissed a lawsuit that stemmed from the Drake and Chris Brown nightclub brawl, adding they had "no duty to behave." [DM]
  • Katherine Jackson lost her composure as she responded to allegations of son Michael's drug use during the ongoing wrongful death trial against promoter AEG. [NYDN]
  • Capitol Music Group announced plans to relaunch Priority Records, the iconic label once home to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Master P, N.W.A. and Snoop Dogg, with the track "Higher" by Baauer and Just Blaze featuring Jay-Z. [HR]

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