It’s nine days until Christmas! We figured that you could hardly stand the wait, so This Week In SoulBounce won’t be late in giving you the latest music news. We’ve got a few doozies to offer you this week, so we might as well get right to it. The other shoe (or should we say shoes) has dropped in the case of the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Russell Simmons…and his reaction to the claims may leave much to be desired. Meanwhile, Black Thought turned heads for all the right reasons with a wig-splitting freestyle that reminded us why he’s at the top of his class. Oh, and it was announced that the high priestess of soul herself Nina Simone will rightfully take her place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of 2018’s class of inductees. All that, plus news on Missy Elliott‘s latest accolade, when we can expect Donald Glover‘s hit series Atlanta to return, why you should probably get your tickets to Jennifer Lopez‘s Vegas residency now and why Lenny Kravitz‘s DMs are probably jam-packed right now, plus much more. Get into it all when you read on.