The Most Brutal Musician-On-Musician Insults Of All Time

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Big music stars aren’t just known for their talent — they’re also known for doling out some of the meanest insults around. If Twitter beefs and popular diss tracks haven’t deterred you from provoking major artists, look no further than our list of scornful digs musicians have tossed at each other in public.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Echosmith Performs A Stripped Down Version Of “Cool Kids”

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We all want to be just like the cool kids, but nothing is cooler than the acoustic version of Echosmith‘s hit song “Cool Kids”. The techy-synthetic sounds of the original track are hard to beat, even with a voice as angelic as Syndey Sierota’s. However, Echosmith outdid themselves with this one and produced something arguably even better than the version you know and love.

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The Good, The Bad & The Ofay: A History of White Musicians Playing Reggae

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Canadian band Magic! had a smash hit and viral sensation this year with their single “Rude.” Its melody and lyrics are pure pop but it’s music and title reference a genre with origins in a far sunnier climate, Jamaican reggae. They are far from the first white musicians to experiment with reggae’s offbeat rhythms and seductive grooves. Since the late 1960’s, some of music’s biggest acts have tried their hand at the style with varying degrees of musical (and chart) success. Read more…

If You Put These 10 EDM Songs On Your Morning Playlist, You Won’t Need Coffee

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There’s a little more to Electronic Dance Music (EDM) than just being the soundtrack to an amazing night or a great workout. EDM is a robot body with soul. Songs composed on computers with loops, live instruments, soulful vocals and surprisingly heartfelt lyrics, EDM is one of those genres that always flips a frown upside down. With soaring synths, thumping bass lines, stuck-in-your-head for days on end hooks, your heart starts going and your head starts bopping and suddenly you’re in love. It’s hard to have a bad day with a good playlist, especially when you take these ten tracks out for a spin on your way to work. See if they’ll take the edge off that caffeine detox you’ve been meaning to start.

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These Throwback Photos From The First BET Hip Hop Awards Will Make You Feel Super Nostalgic

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This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards hosted by Snoop Dogg celebrated the hottest names in hip hop today. But things have changed since the very first ceremony back in 2006, when comedian Katt Williams was host and Jay Z won the coveted Hip Hop Hustler award. Get a kick out of these amazing throwback photos of Lil Wayne, Remy Ma, T.I. and more from the Hip Hop Awards’ debut.

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