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Live From The Strip: 8 Rappers Who Should Take Their Act To Vegas

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The Las Vegas Strip has been home to music’s biggest names for decades. Legendary names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Liberace and many more helped turn a pocket in the middle of the desert into one of the entertainment capitals of the world. Most recently, names like Mariah Carey and Britney Spears have both taken up full-time on the strip.

Proving that even though an artist isn’t churning out the hits as they once did, doesn’t mean their isn’t legions of fans still willing to pay see them do their thing. But where are all the hip-hop residencies?

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The Most Iconic Hats In Hip-Hop + R&B

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Hip-hop and R&B embody their own styles as much as they do sounds, and hats play a part of the sartorial side to either genre. From Ne-Yo‘s fedoras to Busta Rhymes‘ Dr. Seuss hat, these are the hats that became like limbs to the hip-hop and R&B artists who wore them.

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13 Rappers Whose Clothing Lines Flopped

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Don’t get it twisted: Launching a clothing line is no easy business. Many have tried, few have succeeded, and most have failed. If you think Kanye‘s Yeezys are whack, take a look at these rappers’ clothing lines that totally flopped.

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Strange Bedfellows: How Did These Unlikely Musical Pairings Fare?

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One of the most difficult things about being a successful musician is finding the inspiration to be creative. Some people accomplish this by relentlessly poking the still burning embers of charred relationships (*cough* Taylor Swift *cough*), others turn to illegal drugs to change their worldview, but the following artists were able to find their muses not with their bandmates, but rather by pairing off with other musicians that appear on the surface to be incongrous with their vibe. So, in salute of the deeply strange pairing of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and ivory tickler Norah Jones on the new album of Everly Brothers covers called Foreverly, here’s a rundown of unlikely musical collaborations from over the years and their results.

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Booty Booty Booty: The 15 Greatest Songs About Butts

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Muses come in all shapes and sizes…unless the muse happens to be a butt. In that case, the size is pretty much always “extra large.” Yes, donks of great girth have been moving people to create great works of art since the dawn of time (or maybe just the ’70s). We’ve assembled 15 of the very finest below! We were very exhaustive and discriminating while the making of this list, working hard to make a distinction between describing the shaking of said butt (for the purposes of dancing), and describing it as the subject of a song. The results may surprise you. Just kidding, no they won’t! All your favorites rump shakers are on here! Read on as we proudly present: 15 songs about butts.

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Eminem Pays Homage To The Golden Era Of Def Jam In “Berzerk”

The creative partnership between Eminem and Dr. Dre is one of the most successful in the history of hip hop, both artistically and commercially, but considering the latter is busy raking in bazillions of dollars with his line of headphones and not finishing Detox (which is never coming out, btw), we don’t have any beef with Em collaborating with Rick Rubin for his new single, “Berzerk.” Before he became the Zen master of the recording industry, Rubin was, of course, the architect of the trademarked rap-meets-rock Def Jam sound of the ’80s, producing such seminal works as Run-DMC and Aerosmith‘s “Walk This Way” and Licensed To Ill by the Beastie Boys. He and Eminem revisit this golden era on “Berzerk,” for which the Syndrome-directed video also goes decidedly retro.
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Friday Face-Off Philanthropy Edition: Jennifer Hudson Vs. LL Cool J

The VH1 2013 Do Something! Awards happened Wednesday and there was a whole lot of love going around. We honored 5 special celebrities for their amazing social change leadership, including the fantabulous Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J. Take a look at Jennifer’s “No One Gonna Love You” and LL Cool J’s “I Need Love” and see which philanthropic artist not only has an awesome heart, but an awesome music video. Read more…