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An Abridged History of Rappers Who Also Sing

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It’s still a mystery as to why singing became a sign of softness in rap, when rappers have been singing on songs since the beginning of hip hop. Yes, there are rappers like Drake who sing about drunk texting exes and Biz Markie who sang about being friend-zoned but so what? Historically, artists like Queen Latifah, Cee Lo Green and Andre 3000 took singing and incorporated it into their songs so well that their music didn’t suffer from the stigma, they got better. Take a look back on rappers throughout history who sang and rapped and no one gave a fuss.

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Let’s Fight Over Rihanna’s Greatest Number Ones While We Wait For Her New Album

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-By Chris Carpenter 

The world is anxiously awaiting the return of our favorite bad gal. With 13 number one songs under her diamond-encrusted belt, Rihanna is currently tied with Michael Jackson as the third act in history with the most number 1 hits. The duo are preceded by Mariah Carey and Elvis Presley with 18 number ones apiece and the Beatles with 20 chart-toppers.

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15 Overused Phrases You Hate That Came From Songs You Love

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We’re baffled by how much we can love certain songs but hate the phrases people take from them to use in their every day lives. You’ll dance to these songs like nobody’s watching because you adore them, but from “YOLO” to “Cray” to “Bae”, they’re responsible for releasing some of the most annoying sayings ever into the human race. Are you sick of being told to “Turn up”? Offended by the idea of “Big pimpin’”? Cringing every time someone calls themselves a “Baller”? Here are 15 annoyingly overused phrases that come from songs you love, and are probably listening to as you read this.
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by (@chrisrosa92)

The 10 Most Unforgettable Music Magazine Covers Of 2014

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Who says print media is out? 2014 proved to be quite the year for magazines, with many of music’s biggest acts appearing on the covers of several well-known glossies. From Bloomberg Businessweek’s November cover with Taylor Swift to XXL’s cover featuring music tech pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine (+ Eminem), 2014 music publications had many firsts…and lasts.
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VH1 Matchmaker: Finding Love For Drake

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Drake wants to find your lovin’ and he wants to find your heart. And while we all wish and secretly dream he will, the odds are basically zero. Sorry. But in the meantime, we can match-make him with fellow A-listers that have a realistic shot at being his girl. The rapper exterior doesn’t fool us, Drake. We all know you’re just a big teddy bear that just wants to be loved. And while Drake has used ex-lovers such as Rihanna as his musical muse, we think this 28-year-old bachelor needs to focus his attention on these fine ladies to get some lady love in his life.

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Video Vixens Who Fell In Love On Set

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The voluptuous ladies who’ve graced music videos certainly have the power to drum up strong desires among men everywhere. However, avid fans aren’t the only ones who fall all over video vixens. Plenty of artists have found themselves unable to resist the charms of the sultry beauties featured in their videos.

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10 Musicians Who Are Even Kinkier Than Their Racy Lyrics

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There’s no shortage of braggadocio in popular music, especially when it comes to sexual prowess. While we figure that some stars reflect their actual sex lives through their songs and personas, we didn’t realize artists like Drake, Fergie, and Eminem were Number One on the charts and in the bed. Or so we hear…

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The Greatest Relationship In Drake’s Life Is The One He Has With Sports

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“I swear sports and music are so synonymous/Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us” – Drake, “Thank Me Now”

From his days playing basketball at Degrassi Community School to finding himself in the middle of the latest LeBron James decision, no one is more of a sports fan than Drake. He’s been called a “team-jumper” or “fair weather fan” based on his association with any athlete experiencing success. But he swears he’s not being opportunistic — they’re just all really good friends.

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