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Albums That Took Forever To Make (And Whether They Were Worth The Wait)

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D’Angelo finally satisfied fans last month by releasing Black Messiah, his follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo. The neo-soul king is the latest artist to drop an anticipated album after years of speculation about whether the music would ever be released. Who else kept fans waiting for new output — and did the albums eventually live up to the hype?

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15 Female Rappers To Watch In 2015

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2014 was the year of Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, and now there’s a tough new breed of female rappers ready to take on the traditionally male world of hip hop in 2015. It’s a hard genre for women to break into, as a quick scan of the Top 40 will prove.  You’ll find Nicki and Iggy are the only ones who are female in between all the Drakes, Eminems, Waynes, Jays, Kanyes, Coles etc on the chart. But in 2015 we’re ready to see some more ladies spitting in the hip hop world— so from Tink to Angel Haze; Lizzo to Jungle Pussy; Tiffany Foxx to Nyemiah Supreme, here are 15 female rap artists you should be listening to this year.

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by (@hernameislex)

Watch These Adorable Kids Sing Filthy Songs On YouTube

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Kids: they’re an impressionable bunch. They may say (and do) the darndest things, but we’ve got proof that they sing the darndest things, too. You can’t blame them for repeating what they hear on the radio, and as you’ll find out, you definitely can’t stop them from singing songs they shouldn’t. So what happens when cute kids sing wildly inappropriate songs? Pure hilarity. Read on and see what we mean.

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Transformation Tuesday: Justin Timberlake

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 Justin Timberlake has been making hearts beat a little faster since the late ’90s and is still looking hotter than ever today – which makes him the perfect subject for this weeks Transformation Tuesday! Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour came to an end this week in Las Vegas and we’re already looking forward to his next move, whether it be more new music or a return to his acting career. As long as we’re getting more JT, we’re happy! Although there have been a few hair trends of Justin’s we weren’t totally on board for (bleached curly tips, those cornrows), Justin has been one of the most consistently on point guys in pop culture for almost two decades! And we’re sure he’ll be making us dance and laugh for years to come.

Check out Justin’s transformation in the gallery above!

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20 Classic Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums That Are Turning 40 This Year

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Another year is upon us which means a whole new slew of classic albums will be marking important anniversaries and making us all feel old. For hard rock and heavy metal, some of the genre’s most important records are turning 40 this year, having been released in the year 1975.  It was an important time for the music, halfway between the post-hippie era of the previous decade and the ensuing metal revolution that would gather steam heading into the ’80s. Read more…