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Pure Comedy: The 25 Most Outrageous Hip Hop Album Covers Ever

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The 4th wild season of Love & Hip Hop drew to a (predictably) wild close last night with the second installment of their big reunion. Of course, even with all the insanity from the past season, it still isn’t the most outrageous thing to ever happen in hip hop. No, that honor goes to these crazy album covers!

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Behind The Music with Ludacris: Exclusive Web Extras!

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Tonight on Behind the Music we put the spotlight on the triumphs and tribulations of rapper, entrepreneur and actor, Ludacris. There’s no doubt you learned loads about this musical master from the show, but we have four special web extras for you that didn’t make the full episode.

 

Ludacris is one determined guy! After weeks of begging the front desk of a radio station for a job, he finally snagged a spot as an intern. This ultimately led to the explosion of an amazing music career. But what about that infamous “Ludacris” name of his? Well, he had to give it quits temporarily since early morning listeners weren’t quite ready for Ludacris behavior. Fortunately, Ludacris is making his own rules now and thriving. Watch the rest of the clips here.

RELATED: Best Moments From Behind The Music: Ludacris

 

 

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We’re Finally Going To Hear Big Boi And Andre 3000 On A Track Together After All These Years

Big Boi came back in the game figuratively screaming, “I will not lose.” Aside from the positive reviews Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors has received, we finally will get the Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunion we’ve impatiently waited six years for. There’s no Outkast album that we know of in the works, but Big Boi is planning on adding a verse to Frank Ocean‘s “Pink Matter,” which already features 3 Stacks.  Read more…

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25 Modern Day Christmas Songs That Might Be Better Than “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Blasphemy! But someone had to do it. Everyone calm down, I’m not saying that you can’t play Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” until your iPod breaks. All I’m saying is that there is so much more out there in terms of cheerful spirited holiday-themed music that is both modern and mostly listenable.

Let’s put aside our differences and agree that lists are fun. They are also only definite if you actually add them to your holiday playlist. SO: WILL YOU?

Here we go:

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If You Squint Hard Enough, It’s Like Outkast Is Back: Andre 3000 Joins T.I. For “Sorry” And Big Boi Serves “In The A”

Earlier this month, Big Boi suggested to the Village Voice that his long time partner in crime Andre 3000‘s absence on his upcoming album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due out December 11th, was a matter of priority — the no good, very bad news: “He had to do some Gillette shit. No for real.” — before calling his comments back and calling for an end to all questions Outkast related. The two ATLiens insist things are good between them, and with past label drama settled they are free to make music together as they please; but unfortunately, for one reason another and to the great dismay of Outkast-stans far and wide, they aren’t. But they are both still making music, and both had something new to share yesterday: Big Boi, his banging hometown anthem “In The A;” and as for Andre, his much-anticipated feature on T.I.‘s “Sorry.” It’s not a new Outkast song exactly, but if played in quick succession, these two songs might be of some consolation to yearning fans.

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Ludacris Makes Fist Pumping “Rest Of My Life” EDM Song With Usher And David Guetta

Ludacris, Usher, David Guetta Team Up for EDM Track

EDM is the new wave of the future for music. No, seriously. Ludacris is the latest artist to jump on the bandwagon of EDM craze with his latest single “Rest Of My Life” featuring Usher and David Guetta. Usher opens the track with his airy vocals to the house-electro production by David Guetta. Luda raps, “They say what don’t kill me can make me stronger/So two drinks tonight should help me live longer.” The song isn’t exactly innovative. Like any other EDM track, expect to see 20 somethings fist pumping when this drops in the club. Read more…

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16 Musicians Who Could Quit Their Day Jobs

Labor Day has passed and the long days are waning, books and brown bag lunches packed, and it must be that time of the year again: back to school. And your parents are right — even if you spent your summer learning  guitar chords and growing out your hair so that you might be a rock star one day, it wouldn’t be un-rock star like to hit the books hard, too. After all, plenty of artists have put in the work to earn their degree (or degrees) just in case. And so it may be unlikely that these 16 musicians will ever have to rely on their degrees to make a living, but there’s nothing like a hard earned diploma to bring out the shine in your platinum record plaque.

To celebrate their academic efforts, and to inspire yours, we present: 16 Musicians Who Could Quit Their Day Jobs… Read more…

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Future, Diddy And Ludacris Rap And Show Off Money At The “Same Damn Time”

With Future‘s “Same Damn Time” catchy summer track, he pretty much has anyone that’s cool writing, talking or tweeting “at the same damn time” in the context of their conversation. For example, Rihanna tweeted an Instagram photo with the caption: “Last year, same damn time!” Frank Ocean tweeted, “at the same damn time” as its own sentence. So you see where we’re going with this. It’s a catchphrase phenomenon! For the remix Future enlisted the number one badboy, Diddy himself, and Ludacris. Diddy snapped in a way we haven’t heard him spit since “All About the Benjamins.” Read more…