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Happy Birthday, Drake! Here Are 50 Photos To Help You Not Feel So Sad All The Time

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Aubrey Drake Graham turns 27 today, which means he’ll be celebrating before, after, and during his scheduled Would You Like A Tour? date in Toronto in the style that is so effortlessly his own.

Whether it’s courtside at the Knicks game, or atop a monstrous rock on an island he’s just discovered, Drizzy knows how to have a good time. Don’t let the music fool you! This guy actually enjoys smiling.

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5 Things We Learned About J. Cole From MTV’s Life & Rhymes

When J. Cole‘s album, Born Sinner, dropped in June, the music world took notice. The 28-year-old’s second LP elevated his status in the hip-hop community and has been praised for its high production value and epic storytelling. Cole reveals the meaning and origin of Born Sinner track “Crooked Smile” in his Life & Rhymes special with MTV, as well as takes us along on trip to his old neighborhood.

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Can You Guess These Pop Star Tattoos?

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We might be biased here at VH1 when it comes to tattoos, but this preferred form of expression is becoming increasingly popular among today’s crop of pop stars. With so much attention paid to the meaning behind said body art, how well do you actually know the designs that cover your favorite stars’ bodies?

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K.Michelle Reveals Next Single, Teases Possible Missy Elliott Collaboration

K.Michelle turned heads at the the premiere of VH1′s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story in New York last night, thanks to a skin-tight gown that left very little to the imagination. In addition to chatting up red carpet guests, K took time to share some news about her own music career–namely the next single off Rebellious Soul and details about her upcoming tour.

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5 Non-Hip-Hop Artists Who Are Obsessed With Hip-Hop

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As musical genres continue to blur, everyone listens to everyone. It’s why Jay Z told Miley Cyrus to keep twerking and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend listens to A$AP Ferg. According to Pharrell, Miley is a “byproduct of America,” raised in an era where “hip-hop is king.” So it’s only natural that she, as well as many of her peers, are venturing outside of their musical molds, ready to experiment with new sounds.
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The Hottest Couples In Hip-Hop Right Now

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They’re young, they’re talented, and they’re hot. Hip-hop is all about style and bravado, but just like anything in life, a little eye candy doesn’t hurt. Jay and Bey might be the reigning King and Queen, but there’s a collection of gorgeous duos nipping at their heels.

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Booth Buddies: Justin Timberlake And Timbaland, Plus 9 Great Musical Tag Teams

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After nearly seven years of doing anything but music, Justin Timberlake‘s second album of the year is currently out and available for your listening pleasure. Like its predecessor, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is produced in full by old friend and frequent partner, Timbaland, the man responsible for helping to bring sexy back and convincing us that a boy band past and successful solo artistry are not mutually exclusive.

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“Hold On We’re Going Home” Video: Drake Channels ’80s Mobsters, Finally Proves He Knows How To Defend Himself

Happy Drizzy Week! Fresh off the release of third album, Nothing Was The Same, Drake has dropped the new video for “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The official clip transports the Toronto star back to ’80s Miami, where he’s the boss of a (likely shady) burgeoning empire consisting of A$AP Rocky, Majid Jordan, and the rest of his OVO buddies. The kind of power they’ve established helps get them exclusive tables at fancy clubs, but it also makes them and the ones they love potential targets. Borrowing heavily from mob classics by casting Scarface actor Steven Bauer, what we get is a crime caper that allows Drake to emote around lingerie AND shoot a gun while his friends rock Flock of Seagulls hair.

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