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Mother Of Mine: Artists Who Were Raised By Single Mothers

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Some of the biggest artists in the game, J. Cole, Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber, to name a few, were raised by single mothers. We’re stealing the light from major artists — just for a moment — to shine it on the single mothers who raised them in honor of Women’s History Month.

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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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