Music Lists

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Waka Flocka What?? The 15 Whackest Rapper Names in Hip Hop

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Hip hop is a curious genre — a rapper with the sickest flow could have a name more befitting a cartoon character (Eminem, anyone?). From Snoop Dogg to Too Short, here are the silliest rapper monikers of all time.

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by (@sllambe)

32 Essential Neo Soul Artists (On 1 Playlist)

The return of Erykah Badu on Janelle Monae‘s new song, “Q.U.E.E.N.“, reminded us of a genre that hasn’t seen much love in the past few years: Neo Soul. In the late ’90s, it seemed like everyone was exploring a world of retro R&B influenced by soul and hip hop but these days, the artists channeling this vibe are far and few between. We rounded up 32 artists that helped define this genre of music. Read more…

by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Famous Fails: 15 Celebs Who Tried to Sing…and Bombed

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Imagine how invincible it must feel to be a movie star, top athlete, supermodel, or gazillionaire reality star (sigh, it is what it is) — you must think you can do anything, right? Next stop, rock star fabulosity! Thing is, a music career ain’t so easy to pull off — and these A-listers found out the hard way.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

10 Crucial Moments In Thin Lizzy History

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Irish hard rock legends Thin Lizzy, who are the subject of this week’s Behind The Music: Remastered, were true badasses whose tomes of fighting and hard living were matched in real time brawls and drug abuse. And like all true tough guys beneath the rough exterior lay a sensitive heart, that of bass-wielding frontman Phil Lynott, one of rock’s most thoughtful and sophisticated song-writers.

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by (@unclegrambo)

VH1′s Top 50 Musical Muses

VH1's Top 50 Musical Muses

Lyric obsessives like us are always parsing through lines and phrases of songs to get a better understanding of our favorite musicians. What inspires them? What causes them consternation? Who do they constantly dream of having sex with? Read more…

by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Me and My Girlfriend: We Rank the 10 Flyest Boo’s in Hip Hop

 

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Ryan Gosling has a mighty sexy plus-one; so does Brad Pitt. But when you’re talking about the flyest wives and girlfriends, ever — we’re talking Beyonce, folks — they aren’t found in Hollywood, they’re in hip hop.

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by (@unclegrambo)

#RANKED: Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Songs

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Today is Mariah Carey‘s birthday, and as a companion piece to Mariah’s 43 best facial expresions, we wanted to celebrate this glorious occasion by counting down her 43 all-time best songs. Since her debut LP, Mariah Carey, dropped back in 1990, no other artist has had the kind of chart success that Mimi has enjoyed: 27 Top 10 singles —18 of which went all the way to #1— and six albums that topped the Billboard 200. So, what we’re saying is that there was a lot of debate about what songs from her amazing catalog should make the list. Read more…

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Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Diva Facial Expressions For Her 43rd Birthday

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Today we’re bumping all Mariah Carey everything to honor the diva’s 43rd birthday. And while we’re zoning out to “Honey” and “We Belong Together” we’re flipping through 43 of the pop legend’s diva facial expressions.

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by (@emilyexton)

Gucci Mane, P. Diddy, Prince And More Notable Celebrity Name Changes

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Whether or not it was a hint at an identity crisis, Gucci Mane‘s short-lived experimentation with the name “Guwop” is far from the only time a celebrity has made a high-profile name change in the prime of his or her career. Below, a toast to 30 stars who opted to do what unborn children are rarely allowed: create a different name for themselves–and at times, an accompanying persona.

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VH1′s 100 Sexiest Artists [Complete List]

Justin Timberlake may have been the one to bring sexy back, but VH1′s giving you the countdown of the 100 Sexiest Artists beginning tonight at 9PM ET with back-to-back hourlong episodes. Prepare to have your mind blown by the sexy oozing from your TV screens. Read more…