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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Brandy Has At Least Five Different Personalities, But Don’t Call Her Crazy

Clouds hover over New York City. The rain can’t decide if it wants to fall or stay put. Brandy‘s wearing a bright multi-colored striped sweater paired with a tan quilted skirt as if you’d walk outside to find the sun shining. She’s glowing. A woman from her team primps her long black tresses before her smiling face is visible to anyone in the room. To introduce myself I extend my tiny hand. She reaches out her arms instead. She wants a hug. That’s Brandy. The once girl, now woman, who has grown up before our eyes has the genuine spirit of a woman who’d prefer an informal hug opposed to the formal handshake. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz (Don’t Really) Have A “F***in’ Problem”

Will A$AP Rocky‘s endlessly delayed major label debut LONGLIVEA$AP come out while these four rappers are still the hottest in the game? That’s the least of Rocky’s worries, if there’s any truth to his new song “F***in’ Problems,” featuring a particularly trendy trio: Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. Over a heavy-banging and almost sinister Noah ’40′ Shebib beat, the boys take turns filing their complaints. Rocky is bummed that he’s “never met a motherf***er fresh like me.” Drake’s not buying your excuses, instead he suggests: “Ain’t hear my album? Who you sleepin’ on? You should print the lyrics out and have a f***ing read-along.” Lamar asks that you “your friends need to be up to a par/ See my standards are pampered by threesomes tomorrow.” And as for 2 Chainz, he’s just here for the hook, where he and Drake double-up and lament their taste in “bad bitches.”

Let’s have a listen: Read more…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Say What? Questlove Still Has His Own Personal Facebook Page

Questlove loves his social media. If you follow him on Twitter (@questlove) you know he tweets about everything from politics to personal photos of weddings in the woods. Quest appeared to be naturally chatty after The Roots‘ ACL performance when he revealed Jay-Z’s theory on success. He also told us that he live tweets during his shows. Yes, while playing the drums. “I’m a social network prince.” Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

Kanye West + Wes Anderson = This Hilarious KanyeWes Tumblr


Looking for a clever meme to take you into the weekend? Check out KanyWesAnderson, a brilliant Tumblr full of Kanye West/Wes Anderson mashups. Maybe it was their mutual appreciation for scarves (see: Kanye West, Wes Anderson), or their shared tendency of hewing to the absurd; or perhaps this is all just a preview for a day sure to come, when West admits Anderson into his clique so that he might direct the music video for “Clique.” Won’t that be great? Whatever the inspiration, we think these spot-on mashups are perfect.

There are some made of West lyrics juxtaposed over Anderson film stills: Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

Aerosmith Are Still Getting It In The New “What Could Have Been” Video

Steven Tyler might have one or two grey hairs in this new video, but boy can the Aerosmith guys still get it. This new video for “What Could Have Been,” off their upcoming album Music From Another Dimension!, finds the band in some sort of smoky bar, Tyler slouched over on a stool with a pretty blonde while the rest of the band cue up a game of pool behind him. There is also a subplot involving a handsome young fella and the pretty young girl he loves that ends dramatically with a  kiss and a fistfight, but that part feels like an unnecessary “sexy” bone being thrown our way. Sure, “Dream On” came out almost 40-years ago now, but here Aerosmith are legends and still very much in the game. Why can’t we just celebrate Aerosmith, back with new music for the first time since 2001 and sounding as good as they ever did?

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by (@zaragolden)

Happy Spirit Day! Here Are 8 Anti-Bullying Anthems That Will Make You Feel Beautiful No Matter What


How are you feeling today? Each year, GLAAD sets aside a day called Spirit Day for speaking out extra-loud against bullying and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. This year, that day is today; and so to celebrate, we have got eight of our favorite anti-bully anthems. Each should remind you that you are strong and beautiful, even when maybe you don’t feel it and no matter what they say. Won’t you listen with us?

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by (@fdot415)

Who Said It Best: X-Factor‘s Britney Spears Vs. The Voice‘s Christina Aguilera (Week 6)

Things are heating up as finals teams are finally formed on X Factor and The Voice. I can’t wait to see how the skills of our favorite pop-stars-turned-reality-TV-judges Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera fare during the live shows, since we’ve been keeping close tabs on them in a fantasy rivalry of sorts each week. Join in by leaving your shirt indecently unbuttoned Simon Cowell-style while sounding off on who was the better judge below.

Team Britney

Sassiest Comment: “There’s a lot of talent in this group and you’re very good, but I just don’t know if it’s good enough.”  Read more…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What’s Big K.R.I.T.’s Secret That He’s Only Told VH1?

Pulling a secret that no one else knows from Big K.R.I.T. wasn’t exactly easy. Although we were hoping he’d reveal something more personal (he was hip to our plan) he opted for giving us an insider tidbit about his music. Hey, we tried our best. At least we got him to talk about the state of southern hip-hop. As far as the secret goes. Well… Read more…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Yes, Tegan & Sara Have Fights And Annoy One Another

They’re identical twin sisters who both happen to play the guitar and keyboard, sing and write songs. Sounds like an ideal recipe for success. And it has been for indie band Tegan & Sara who performed fan favorites like “The Con” and “Closer” this past weekend at Austin City Limits. Working as sisters, though, isn’t always peachy. As great as their friendship is the duo have their differences. We wanted to know what was the most difficult thing about working with each other. Sara’s response was kumbaya to the core. “The thing that makes the band a bit of a challenge sometimes is also what makes it such a success,” she responded. Tegan, on the other hand gave it to us straight, no chaser. Read more…

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Win Tickets To See The Who In Concert!

So, we have one question: Who wants to see The Who in concert? Who, who, who, who! You?

One of the loudest, hardest-rocking and most iconic bands in the biz is back and ready to rock! The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are gearing up for a 36-date North American tour, during which they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety. And, of course, they’ll also play their other classic hits, and we want to make sure that YOU are there when it happens.

VH1 Classic and Palladia have a VIP package, 10 pairs of tickets, 5 Deluxe Quadrophenia CDs, and an autographed Quadrophenia movie poster to give away, and winning something is easy!

Here’s how…