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Busted Rhymes: The 20 Worst Verses In Hip Hop History

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We admit -songwriting is pretty hard, and sometimes the most part can be penning the lyrics. Sure, you can bust out a rhyming dictionary to come up with some words that scan. But having those words make sense? Ehhh, that doesn’t always come as easy. Rappers are notorious for free-styling lots of lyrical lines off the top of their head, and sometimes it can get pretty ugly…

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Queen B****? A Tribute To Beyonce’s Shade Throwing

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Let’s get one thing straight: You do NOT mess with Beyonce! She will slice you down with a side-eye so strong your grandchildren will feel it. Hey, she’s not the Queen for nothin’. The lovely, beautiful and talented Mrs. Carter is adored around the world for her music and good deeds, but she’s not afraid to be tough as nails every now and again. We’ve collected 10 of our very favorite diva-tastic moments from over the years. So now, without further ado, here are Beyonce’s shadiest moments!

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#FAIL: 10 Most Epic Music Award Show Crashes

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Every year millions of people sit down in front of their televisions to watch their favorite artists win awards or perform their hits. But little did they know that they would also get a little extra with the usual program. Throughout the years we have witnessed artists and fans lose their minds and do the craziest things, from a spazzing out on stage next to a rock legend to an artist wrecking what should have been a very special moment for another artist. The history of music awards shows are littered with acceptance speech crashers and performance crashes. Here are 10 of the most memorable! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the #FAIL Awards.

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Second Time Around: What Are Our Favorite Album Sequels?

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With this past week’s announcement that Lil Wayne will (finally) be dropping Tha Carter V in 2014, we couldn’t help but replay some of the hits from the series’ first four albums to get ourselves amped. Then we started to think about other artists who’ve come out with sequels to seminal LPs. So who’s created a series of albums drawing on their previous stellar output?

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Battle Of The Babies: Blue Ivy Carter And North West Face Off

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In the last two years no children have captured our attention quite like Blue Ivy Carter and North West. As the products of two pairs of adored celebrities, each of these little ones was celebrated, gossiped about and analyzed before she emerged from the womb. What will the name be? Who are the godparents? What kind of fashion is she rocking in the maternity ward? The speculation was endless. Now that they’re here, it’s difficult to deny that their young lives are already a lot more fabulous than our own.

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The 10 Best MTV Unplugged Albums

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It may have come as a bit of a shock when MTV announced Miley Cyrus was reviving Unplugged, if only for a night. However, the singer is the perfect artist to strip down her music for an intimate evening with fans. Her powerful vocals are rarely showcased on her number 1 hits, such as “We Can’t Stop” and “Party in the U.S.A.” In fact, it wasn’t until Cyrus’ Saturday Night Live performance that many even remembered there was some true talent behind all the nipple pasties and twerking craziness.

What does remain to be seen is how will her showcase compare to the long list of artists to unplug before her? Will she crash and burn on stage like Lauryn Hill? Highly unlikely. Or will she produce one of the great Unplugged performances like Eric Clapton? Also unlikely.

However, with only a few artists to produce actual records based on these shows, she has a chance to join the list of the best Unplugged albums. 10,000 Maniacs comes is at number 10, with a solid yet basic acoustic set that Cyrus could easily knock off. Though, she’ll have to work at it if she wants to topple Jay Z, Nirvana or Tony Bennett.