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This is the  5PM MUSIC HAPPY HOUR, where we will give you a round-up of top 5 top stories in the music world as a cheat sheet to impress the happy hour crowd with up-to-the-minute details on artists and bands.

Here are some footnotes for Wednesday November 3rd:

The Young Money Prince of hip hop, Drake makes an exclusive announcement that he is currently in the works to collaborate with Justin Timberlake

Audiences can expect to hear a more pop-friendly track with possible ear candy vocals from Justin and some quick witted rhymes from Drake.

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Kanye West has joined the line-up for the 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  With a guaranteed audience of 3.5 million Kanye is bound to pull out a wild card for his fans. 

It is almost certain that Kanye will be accompanied by a larger than life balloon float alongside his ego. 

Fans will be going wild for his performance especially as his highly anticipated album is scheduled to drop just a week before Thanksgiving.

 

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Gucci Mane was able to eat his usual breakfast in complete freedom as he was released from jail this morning. 

The Atlanta rapper has a rapsheet for arrest in the past and had been back in the doghouse for ‘driving on the wrong side of the road, running a red light or stop sign, damage to government property, obstruction, no license, no proof of insurance and other traffic charges.’

 

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Singer, songwriter and producer Damon Albarn best known for his work in Blur and Gorillaz kicks it up another notch and launches a new band that has yet to be named.

Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist will join a new band for Albarn’s new project to work alongside afro beat drummer Tony Allen from Fela Kuti.

 

 

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The Decemberists released ‘Down By The River’, a twangy little tune for a leisurely drive for escaping the city to go apple picking or something equally pastoral. 

The harmonica adds a little coun