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Leave That Rap Alone: Why Iggy Azalea Losing Best Rap Album Is Really A Win

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-By Renaud Jean Baptiste Jr. 

You heard that Iggy? That was the collective exhale all of hip-hop just took when you didn’t walk away with rap album of the year. The Grammys actually got it right by giving Eminem the award, it was a better hip-hop album than The New Classic overall and the hip-hop community as a whole would unanimously agree. I imagine you were disappointed by the outcome but don’t be because there was a bright side to all of this.

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10 Things About The Grammys We Don’t Expect You To Know

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-By Renaud Jean Baptiste Jr. 

This Sunday, the entire music industry will assemble in the City of Angels to witness the 57th Annual Grammy Awards go down. Prominently billed as “Music’s Biggest Night,” the awards ceremony serves as validation for some, frustration for others and pure entertainment for all. By now we all know the nominees in the most popular categories and who is performing Grammy night, but what do you really know about the actual Grammys Awards themselves?

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Celebrities Chime In On Bobbi Kristina To Offer Prayers And Support

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-By Renaud Jean Baptiste Jr. 

The world continues to monitor the unpredictable status of Bobbi Kristina’s health. The 21-year-old has been fightingfor her life since she was discovered unconscious in an Atlanta townhome on Jan 31st. She was soon placed into a medically-induced coma by doctors where family and friends have remained by her bedside, hopeful and optimistic. Various celebrities have continued to keep Bobbi Kristina and her family in their thoughts, offering prayers and asking followers to do the same. Read more…

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2015 Grammy Poll: Which Artists Deserve To Take Home Music’s Top Prize?

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By Frank Donovan

Here we go–music’s biggest night is this weekend, and with all the tough calls on the ballot, we wouldn’t want to be on the voting committee. But we’re proud to see former You Oughta Know vets like Ed Sheeran, HAIM, and Sia–who’s up to possibly win her first Grammy–mixed in with recent YOK stars like Sam Smith and Hozier who each turned industry heads with their gut-wrenching ballads in 2014. Take a look at the nominees in four of the major categories below and cast your vote!

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20 Forgotten Breakup Songs of the ’90s That Will Shatter Your Heart

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-By Frank Donovan

Valentine’s Day is a double-edged sword. If you’re happily shacked up (or happily single), you can just skip this and have a great day.

But if you’re trying to get out of that toxic relationship before the 14th, or you’re already deep in the depths of a hellish split, or even if your broken heart is left unhealed by time, we’ve assembled 20 breakup songs that run the gamut—all deep cuts from the ’90s vaults.

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Side One, Track One: The 25 Greatest Album Openers In Classic Rock History

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-By Frank Donovan

Today we rarely listen to entire albums, track by track, as one cohesive experience painstakingly crafted by musicians and their producers. But it used to be nothing short of crucial, especially for debut albums, to open with a bang. The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was a jubilant yet bold testament to their new progressive, symphonic sound; Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” introduced not only their album Nevermind, but also the Seattle sound to the world. Like they say, first impressions matter!

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