Jodeci’s Mr. Dalvin Speaks On ‘The Past, The Present, The Future’ + The Group’s Triumphant Return

by (@Bosnaud)

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Back in 1995, a Democrat was in the Oval Office, O.J. Simpson was on the brink of some serious jail time, and Jodeci released their third album, The Show, The Afterparty, The Hotel. Fast forward 20 years later: Once again there’s a Democrat in office, O.J’s locked up, and Jodeci has released their fourth record, The Past, The Present, The Future. The group’s new full-length represents more than merely a return to music—it’s also a symbolic victory. The disc stands as a testament to their resiliency, in spite of the various setbacks that threatened to derail them for good. Slick new singles like “Nobody Wins,” “Every Moment,” and “Checkin for You” have removed any doubt that the anointed “Bad Boys of R&B” are really back.

We spoke to group member Mr. Dalvin about reuniting with long-time producer Timbaland, keeping the Jodeci mystique alive in the age of social media, and getting the comeback rolling after such a long hiatus.

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Watch The Game Slug Some Dude Who Threatens To Shoot Him During A Basketball Game

by (@JordanRuntagh)

The Game plays a dirty game of basketball—at least if this startling video from TMZ is any indication. The clip clearly shows the rapper taking a pretty powerful swing at an opposing player during a game of pickup in Los Angeles. But before you send The Game to anger management, he’s claiming it was all in self defense. Apparently the guy threatened to shoot him!

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Where Are They Now? Lady Rappers You Loved And Forgot About

by (@Bosnaud)

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How many times have you heard a song — sang along — then wondered afterwards, “What the hell happened to them? This is all too common in the fast-paced world of music. Hip-hop has produced its fair share of ladies with tracks that still hold real estate in our subconscious mind. Whether it’s the playfulness of Kid Sister, or the around-the-way girl appeal Vita added to a Murder Inc track.

Today we reveal female rappers that may have slipped your mind and bring you up to speed on what they’ve been up to since the good ole days.

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The Rolling Stones Will Tour North America This Summer, Louis Tomlinson Is Pissed About Zayn Malik’s Latest Collaboration + More On First Dibs

by (@hernameislex)

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The Rolling Stones announce a North American tour, Louis Tomlinson lashes out after Naughty Boy drops a Zayn Malik collaboration, Kendrick Lamar will headline Hot 97′s Summer Jam, and more on First Dibs.

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Rock On, Queens of Noise: 10 MORE Killer Heavy Metal Frontwomen

by (@McBeardo)

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Recently, VH1 Classic saluted Iron Maidens: 10 All-Time Great Heavy Metal Front-Women, and the response was so thunderous, we decided we had to follow-up with another tribute to regal female metal might.

Of course, any proper homage to music’s most extreme queens must also include mighty bows to hard rock pioneers such as Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart; along with pumped fists in honor of punk poet Patti Smith,’80s icon Pat Benatar, and even folkies on the order of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, whose innovative techniques and musicianship profoundly influenced Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, and others.

By leaping skyward from the shoulders of those giants, women in heavy metal today rock as hard, as powerfully, and with as much commanding innovation as any of their male peers. Plus they do in an endlessly expanding realm of hard-and-heavy subgenres. Without further ado, then, let us now praise 10 more all-time great heavy metal front-women.

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Watch This Throwback Vid Of Hozier Covering Pink Floyd Back In His College Days

by (@Bosnaud)

We all have to start from somewhere, and for Hozier that somewhere was Trinity College back in his native Ireland. Before he was a VH1 You Oughta Know artist, or taking folks to church with his Grammy nominated single, Andrew Hozier-Byrne was a member of Trinity Orchestra—Ireland’s only orchestra entirely ran by students. Back in 2012 —clean-shaven and sans ponytail— Hozier sang lead on the orchestra’s performance of Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon.

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