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10 Memorable Mob References In Hip Hop

Mob Wives New Blood, Fugees, Jay Z

Biggie‘s friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed “Don.” When it comes to allusions to organized crime–both fictional and factual–we need look no further than the catalog of our favorite hip-hop act. Mob Wives: New Blood premieres tonight, and to get you prepared for what’s about to go down, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable mob references in music.

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Happy Birthday, Hov! 44 Pics Of Jay Z And Beyonce Being ‘Crazy In Love’

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We’d like to wish a very happy 44th birthday to one Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay Z. The one and only HOV is celebrating his birthday by—we kid you not—going vegan for the next 21 days. “On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!” he wrote on his Life and Times website. Well, while we’d certainly prefer to spend our birthday going H.A.M. on a frosting-covered ice cream cake than eating seitan, we applaud Mr. Magna Carta Holy Grail not just for his commitment to healthiness, but for the lady he’ll have by his side during this cleanse: Miss Beyoncé Knowles Carter.

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Dollars And Scents: Which Music Artists Are Selling Fragrances?

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As we all know, Jay Z isn’t a businessman, he’s a business, man. And one of his latest ventures launches nationwide today — a men’s cologne called Gold Jay Z.

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by (@@DesireePrieto)

Thanksgiving’s 10 Most Thankful Songs

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Thanksgiving is here and you’re no doubt already feeling thankful, for getting the day off from work! Later today you’ll be stuffed to the gills on turkey and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and washing it down with spiced wine and spiked eggnog and then the reality will sink in. You’re stuck here. With your family, who you love to death but who drive you crazy with their non-stop questions about whom you’re dating, why you didn’t get that promotion, why do you still live in that crappy neighborhood, when are you going to settle down and have kids and on top of that you’re really, really, really, uncomfortably full. Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Whole Lotta Love: The 10 Most Legendarily “Well Endowed” Rock Stars

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You ever wonder why rock stars wear such tight pants? Size always matters, no matter how many number one records records you have! Legends concerning musicians with amazing “greatest hits packages” have become part of the rock ‘n ‘roll myth. And we’ve assembled 10 of the very biggest…

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The Peak Age For Rappers/Hip-Hop Artists

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With releases from Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP 2), Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail) and even Kanye West (Yeezus), it’s clear that there’s no stopping rappers despite their increasing age. In fact, those three represent a new era in hip hop as rappers edge closer to 40 and are still producing new albums. However, as they go from mainstream artists to classic rappers, are they maintaining the sales they once were? Here at VH1 we decided to take a look at what the peak age is for the rap game and how just these artists are fairing in their golden years.

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