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5 Songs From ‘Empire’ That Sound Like Songs From Real Life

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Hate it or love it, Empire is one of the most popular shows on television right now. The show’s soap opera-like storylines, matched with it’s over the top characters and cameos, reel in faithful viewers weekly. But the sweet spot for many fans is the show’s musical component. It only make sense that a show based on the recording industry have music that is not only credible, but sonically relevant. A bulk of the credit can be given to the show’s executive music producer Timbaland, and music director Jim Beanz.

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Late Bloomers: 10 Rappers Who Broke Through Later In Their Careers

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We often hear about how rap is a “young man’s sport,” but in a lot of instances this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many artist who get their shot at a young age, seem to fizzle out within the first few years of their newfound fame. Not everybody gets to drop a classic album at 20 like Nas did with Illmatic, or throw an entire label on their back at 16 like LL Cool J did with Def Jam.

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POLL: What Is The Most Disappointing Superstar Duet Of All Time?

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By Frank Donovan

We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.

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The 50 Most WTF Celebrity Cameos In Music Video History

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By Frank Donovan

When news broke that Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks (?!) were spotted on the set of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video for “I Really Like You,” it got us thinking of other totally random celebrity cameos in music videos over the years. Christopher Walken’s high-flying dance in the Spike Jonze-directed “Weapon of Choice” is the first to come to mind, but we dug even deeper to find the most random of the random cameos.

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Pro Tip: Filing A Paternity Suit Against Jay Z Isn’t Gonna Help Your Fledgling Rap Career

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It’s been a rough week for music’s royal couple. Just a day after unphotoshopped pics from Beyonce’s L’Oreal campaign set the internet on fire, Jay Z is facing a paternity suit from a 21-year-old aspiring rapper. Here’s a friendly piece of advice to any young hip-hop MCs just starting out: pissing off Hova probably isn’t the best way to get ahead in the rap game.

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The 10 Most Unexpected Paul McCartney Collaborations

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Paul McCartney is one of the most iconic living musicians of all time. Whether you like him or not (and you like him, because who doesn’t love Paul, the best Beatle?) there’s absolutely no denying his cultural significance and immense musical talent, especially since his legacy is an ongoing one. That’s right: Paul McCartney is by no means done making music or a cultural impact. To celebrate the legend, and the release of his new single with Rihanna and Kanye West, “FourFiveSeconds”, we’re looking back at the times Paul McCartney shocked us with curveball collaborations. From Carly Simon or his secret band The Fireman, to rocking out on stage with Jay-Z and Linkin Park, these are the most unexpected Paul McCartney alliances we’ve been blessed with.

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