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Links for 4.2.08: MySpace Music, Soulja Boy analysis, Kanye Travel…

*MySpace settles with Universal Music; is now readying a launch its own music service. [silicon alley insider]

*Kanye Travel: Yes, Kanye West has a travel site. But he still does not offer full RSS feeds.

*Are you ready for an iPod that holds 20 million songs? I happen to be. [hypebot]

*Guitar Hero: The guitars look different now.

*PopMatters analyses the Soulja Boy phenomenon: “Like Peanuts, the panes of Soulja’s comic world are eerily absent of parental figures.” [ypulse]

*Perez Hilton is boycotting SonyBMG. [listening post]

*There will be a sequel of MTV’s Tila Tequila’s dating series.

*The New Kids on the Block: They release a group photo, it makes news?

*Chocolate Rain in Mario Paint Composer. [fimoculous]

*Madonna goes to bed with her Blackberry. (Maybe she’s trying to rehab her image? Because this is a sign of normality.) [huffpo]

*From Waxy comes Porn for the Blind.

*Right now, Dolly Parton is singing about Jesus on American Idol, in front of probably the largest television audience of the week.

Video: Alan Sparhawk from the Making Music series