by (@GeorgettePierre)

Drake Vs. Lil Wayne: Comparing Their Careers At Age 27

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Before bursting onto the music scene in 2009, we knew Drake best as the Canadian actor who played wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But five years after signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment imprint, Drizzy has become a major hip hop game changer. He has received dozens of accolades, including his first Grammy for Best Rap Album, and introduced the phrase “YOLO” into the pop culture lexicon. Did we mention he’s achieved all of this by the age of 27? Drake has accomplished so much at such a young age that it begs the question: has he eclipsed his mentor and boss, Weezy? Let’s break down the stats.

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Auto-Tuneless: Remember That Time Your Favorite Pop Star Actually Sang?

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If you didn’t know that most pop performers’ vocals are technologically modified on their albums and during their performances, then congratulations on keeping your music innocence intact this long. It seems these days that the art of pure singing has transformed into over-the-top costumes and the smoke and mirrors. Having talent doesn’t always mean vocally. Just ask Britney Spearssometimes.

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Who Needs ‘Em Anyway? Singers Who Hate Pants

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Who said pants were required to express your art? On stage, online and really anywhere at all, for these stars, no pants = no problem.

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From Young Gunz To Biggie Junior: Where Are These Hip Hop Babies Now?

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-By Georgette Pierre

Rappers have many different muses that inspire their song lyrics, and these have notably included their kids. Some of our favorite hip hop songs include references to children, making us feel in many ways like we know them -and even care about them. Eminem had lines about his daughter Haile Mathers, and she even had a guest verse on “My Dad’s Gone Crazy.” In our minds she’ll always be about 6 years old, which is why our jaw dropped last October when we learned she was crowned Homecoming Queen. OMG! Daddy’s little girl is not so little anymore. Did we mention that she was a cutie?

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12 Rappers With The Craziest Face Tattoos

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-By Georgette Pierre

Artists are going H.A.M. these days with tattoos galore and it seems like they’re running out of places to get inked. Take for example, Ke$ha’s AND Miley’s mouth tattoo. Can anyone say ouch? And lest we forget Amber Rose’s arm tattoo of Wiz Khalifa’s face. Yeah, that definitely happened. But what about face tattoos? They’ve been popping up more and more over the past few years, with the most memorable ones being Gucci Mane‘s ice cream cone on the right side of his face and Lil Wayne‘s “Baked” stamped across his forehead.

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