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Nas And Lauryn Hill Will Rule The World On Their Joint Tour

Nas & Lauryn Hill Announce Tour Together

Nas bringing out Lauryn Hill at Hot 97′s Summer Jam was just a teaser of what’s to come from the two legendary artists. Today the two announced their upcoming “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour beginning in October. Ms. Hill and Mr. Jones will kick off the 10 city tour in Dallas, TX on October 29 and end in Oakland, CA on November 19. Per Billboard, the tour’s name is a combination of Nas’ last album and Lauryn’s next single set to debut later this fall. Read more…

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The Daily Tells Chris Brown ‘You’re Not An Artist, Not Even A Man’ In Harsh Unsolicited Advice Column

Heads rolled and teeth were sucked when Chris Brown‘s neck tattoo resembling a battered woman surfaced last week. Brown’s rep denied that it was an abused woman or created in the likeness of Rihanna, claiming the tattoo was a Mexican sugar skull. The pop star took to his usual platform of choice to tweet about the speculations. “I’m an artist and this is art. Dia de los Muertos.” That succinct explanation didn’t appease the critics or The Daily. Read more…

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Jay-Z And Beyonce Slay In Fundraising, Raked In $4 Million For President Obama’s Campaign

Jay-Z and Beyonce Help Raise $4 Million For Obama

Jay-Z‘s already got “Obama on the text,” so why not host a fundraiser with his wife Beyonce for the president. Jay tweeted yesterday–a rare occurrence–”Guest list. Obama plus 40.” All the bells and whistles were pulled out last night for the lavish fundraising dinner held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York City. Obama joined the two hosts and about 100 wealthy supporters who each paid $40,000 to be in the president’s presence. Jay-Z and Beyonce helped raise $4 million for the president’s re-election campaign and for the Democratic party, according to Entertainment Weekly. In one night. Hip-hop royalty indeed. Read more…

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AMERICA’S HARD 100, Day 5 – Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

VH1 Classic Presents America's Hard 100

The VH1 Classic America’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll is almost half-over and there’s still tons of classic hard rocking tunes coming your way for you to vote on and help us rank! Every day we post more and more legendary tracks and ask YOU, the FANS, to let us know which are your favorites and where they should land in the countdown when America’s Hard 100 airs in November.

Today’s poll pits New Wave Of British Heavy Metal standard bearers Iron Maiden against brooding industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails, 90s mosh-pit titans Pantera and metal’s greatest voice, the almight and greatly-missed Ronnie James Dio among others!

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BRACKET MADNESS: JT, Lil Wayne, Lambert And MJ Face-off In Round Two!

If there is one thing that the four male artists in Round 2 in our latest edition of Bracket Madness have in common, it is that they each swept the floor with their opponent in Round 1. Justin Timberlake said “Bye Bye Bye” to Justin Bieber, getting 81% of the vote to Biebs’s 18%. Kanye West posed a bit more of a challenge for Lil Wayne, but Weezy still won his round with more than half the vote! Daughtry didn’t stand a fighting chance against Adam Lambert, who won with a whopping 77% of the votes. And Oprah’s latest Usher interview did nothing to convince voters, as he lost to Michael Jackson who got 83% of the vote.

Here’s where things get tough … Timberlake is facing Weezy in Round 2 and Lambert is taking on the King of Pop himself. So how do you decide? Aside from following your heart, here are a few facts about each of the artists that may help sway your vote …

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Randy Newman’s Back With A New Satirical Song “I’m Dreaming Of A White President”

Satirical songs are Randy Newman‘s forte. Newman set some time aside from his busy film composer schedule to record his latest song “I’m Dreaming” where he weighs in on the presidency and race. “I’m dreaming of a white president,” he croons. “Just like the ones we’ve always had.” President Obama’s election as the first black president has sparked numerous conversations around race and racism. Slate pointed out Newman once said, “There are a lot of people who don’t want a black person in the White House and they want him out,” so the song was inspired by that belief. Read more…

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Taylor Swift Loves Hanson’s Cover Of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

In ’97 Hanson were merely kids when they had everyone singing along to “MMMBop.” All grown up now,  the trio covered Taylor Swift‘s “We’re Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and they sound pretty good. Each brother played an instrument while harmonizing to Swift’s affirmative tune detailing exactly what the song’s title indicates. Taylor Swift got wind of the band’s cover and tweeted her gushing approval. “1) Hanson covered ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’. 2) I didn’t just watch the video of it 8 times in a row. 3) #2 might be a lie,” the pop country star tweeted. Reason number 2,745 Twitter rocks. As for Taylor, tune in to her VH1 Storytellers premiere Sunday, November 11 at 11PM to find out if she’ll give the story behind “WANGBT.” Read more…

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Demi Lovato Is About That Life, Calls Simon Cowell An “A–hole”

Even after a two hour season premiere of The X-Factor it’s too early to tell what kind of chemistry judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will have. Her bubbly personality up against his mean sarcasm wouldn’t typically be an ideal match. For now, though, the two are all smiles. Last night on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Lovato was quite the jokester giving her two cents about Cowell’s tight t-shirts. “We’re trying to reach a younger demographic, and I just don’t feel like we’re going to accomplish that when he’s showing more cleavage than Britney and I are,” Lovato said. He wouldn’t be Simon if he didn’t retort, “Then show more cleavage.” There’d probably be few complaints with that solution. Read more…

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Bask In The Glow Of GIFs From Jessie Ware’s “Night Light” Video

British soultrix Jessie Ware is making waves with her soft and sleek debut album Devotion. The slick new Chris Sweeney directed-clip for “Night Light” indulges in the 90′s influenced aesthetic of the album track, dressing Ware sharply in black and white and lace, her nails tipped in glitter and her nose ring still in place (sorry mom); and it basks her in the song’s dreaminess, playing with smoke and florescent lights, and oh so sweetly featuring cameos from her real life night lights: her sister, Hannah, and her boyfriend (starring as the dancing sock-puppets, we hope). Read more…

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P!nk Thinks Miley Cyrus Rocks The Short Hair ‘Harder’ Than She Does, Performs On Today Show And Announces North American Tour

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P!nk isn’t at all concerned about Miley Cyrus‘ haircut that is somewhat similar to her own. Today she’s too busy with her fresh of the press The Truth About Love album and the Today show performance of “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “So What.”  “I think she’s beautiful,” Pink replied. “I think she rocks it way harder than I do.” So there was no confusion she clarified further, “I love Miley, you can’t talk about Miley around me.” At New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza P!nk interacted with the excited crowd during “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” P!nk rocked out in her stilettos like only a veteran could. Now that we know she isn’t mad about Miley’s haircut we can move on to more important things…her brand new album released today and North American tour beginning February 2013! Oh yeah, and her forthcoming VH1 Storytellers debut. Read more…