Five Reasons We’re “Souled”on Jhene Aiko After Seeing Her Live In Concert

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Jhene Aiko is doing “it” right now on the music front, and is making quite a name for herself in the process as the “it” girl to know about and show about. The soulful songstress just released her sophomore album, Souled Out, on September 9th and we couldn’t wait to see one of her shows to see firsthand what folks have been buzzing out. We were witness to her performance last night in front of a sold out crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and what did we discover? That we’re officially “souled” on Jhene Aiko. Read more…

Watch MAGIC! Crown Their Favorite “Rude” Fan Cover Video

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The boys of MAGIC! sat down to choose their favorite “Rude” fan cover video but the decision was not an easy one. With gorgeous voices and clever adaptations of this summer’s smash hit, fans went above and beyond in the creativity department. Listen to parents Benji and Jenna Cowart reveal the dad’s side of the story and Marissa Farias tell the daughter’s. After much deliberation, the guys were able to choose a winner.

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Jennifer Lopez Redefines Meaning of Bootylicious in New Video

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In case you didn’t know, Jennifer Lopez has a big butt and in her latest video for “Booty,” she’s working with what God gave her. On her newest single from A.K.A., Lopez teams up with Iggy Azalea for a catchy, boombastic song that leaves nothing to the imagination. This is record (and subsequent video) is a victory lap for the singer and actress who has practically built a career around her biggest asset.

In the new video, Lopez and Azalea celebrate their curves with four straight minutes of rump-shaking, booty-tooching, assercise, and plenty of congratulatory butt slaps. Read more…

Always Imitated, Never Duplicated: Everything In Pop Music That Janet Jackson Did First

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We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Janet Jackon’s Rhythm Nation 1814 and bowing down before the pop goddess that is Janet Jackson. Almost from the start Janet was a trailblazer, fusing pop, R&B and hip-hop, raising the bar for music video choreography,  speaking out about social injustice and breaking racial and sexual taboos. The trends she started in fashion and music can still be seen in the work of today’s female stars, such as Ciara, Britney Spears and Beyonce among many others.

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INTERVIEW: Motörhead’s Lemmy Recalls Life Before Rock N’ Roll On Eve Of Concert Cruise

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The idea is almost too perfect to be true; rock n’ roll brigand Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and a rogues gallery of hard rock heavies take to the high seas for a four-day high-decibal concert cruise dubbed Motörhead’s Motörboat. Embarking from Miami, Fl. this Monday and making its way to Cozumel, Mexico, the floating fiesta grande will feature performances from Motörhead, Anthrax, and Down among others and promises to bring chaos to the Caribbean, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Blackbeard flew the Jolly Roger. On the eve of his departure, the consummate hard rock outlaw was kind enough to take our call and talk to us about a lifetime of rock n’ roll memories, and some that even precede rock n’ roll itself. Read more…

VH1 Vintage: Janet Jackson Reveals Inspiration for Rhythm Nation 1814

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This week we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, the 1989 album that cemented Janet Jackson‘s reputation as one of the era’s premiere female artists with it’s messages of sexual empowerment and era-defining new jack swing sound. However, did you know that it was actually a concept album about social injustices and was also accompanied by a 30-minute long form music video? Read more…