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8 Reasons To Get Pumped For The 2014 Soul Train Awards

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The 2014 Soul Train Awards are set to air November 30 at 8 p.m. on BET, and we’re already getting pumped. So should YOU! The star-studded event will be hosted by Wendy Williams and feature performances from Chris Brown, Nico & Vinz and Tamar Braxton among several other special guests. The show will be filmed tonight at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and if the little tidbits we were able to find on the web mean anything, we’re in for quite the treat.

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Missy Elliott’s Reunion With Lil’ Kim And Da Brat Reminds Us That Her Videos Are Boss

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By Chris Carpenter 

Beginning with her inflated-trash-bag-wearing debut in “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” to her Grammy Award winning “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott‘s collection of videos are nothing short of eye-bulging brilliance. And while we haven’t seen a clip from hip-hop’s funkiest diva in a minute – Miss E. will reunite with Lil’ Kim and Da Brat tonight at the Soul Trail Awards to perform their platinum selling 1997 hit “Not Tonight.”

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Taylor Swift Reveals How Living In New York Inspired 1989‘s Sound, Missy Elliot & Lil Kim Will Reunite On Stage + More On Last Lap

OK Go releases an elaborate music video for “I Won’t Let You Down”, Lil Wayne delays Tha Carter V again, Robbie Williams live-tweets his wife’s pregnancy and more on Last Lap.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Faith Evans’ “I Deserve It” Featuring Missy Elliott & Sharaya J

Actress and R&B diva Faith Evans is dropping her new album Incomparable on October 28th, but you don’t have to wait that long for a taste. VH1 has the exclusive premiere of her new single “I Deserve It,” featuring a little musical help from her friends Missy Elliott and Sharaya J!

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Check Yo Self Before U Wreck Yo Self! 15 Slang Terms You Should Be Embarrassed To Use

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People. It’s time to reassess our approach to life – after all – the New Year is almost here (I know, sounds totes cray, ryyght?) WHICH brings me to my next point. When one door opens, another door must close… or a mouth. What I mean is, we need to get our vocabularies in check. You might not realize this, but the slang terms you’ve been using  are dating you. Badly. (I’m lookin’ at you ’80s babies.) When we use words that have reached their expiration date, we not only risk vernacular food poisoning, but we put our “cool factor” at risk. And obvi, no one wants that. So please, have a seat, make yourself some Earl Grey and mosey through my comprehensive guide to 15 Slang Terms You Need To Retire.

It’s time guys. It’s time.

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K.Michelle Reveals Next Single, Teases Possible Missy Elliott Collaboration

K.Michelle turned heads at the the premiere of VH1′s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story in New York last night, thanks to a skin-tight gown that left very little to the imagination. In addition to chatting up red carpet guests, K took time to share some news about her own music career–namely the next single off Rebellious Soul and details about her upcoming tour.

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INTERVIEW: Eve Talks Lip Lock, Hip Hop Competitiveness, And What She Has To Say To Her Ex Stevie J

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This past Tuesday, May 14, was a good day. I got a chance to kick it with rap veteran and former Ruff Ryder Eve (through the phone) on the official album release day for her first project in 11 years, the much-anticipated Lip Lock. For Eve, it was an activity-laden day filled with seemingly endless phone interviews and appearances, but when I spoke to her, she was absolutely right in the pocket and in her element. During our conversation, not only did Eve share the inspiration for her long-awaited return to music, but also her thoughts on living large in London, sisterhood (or the lack thereof) among female hip-hop artists, collaborating with the likes of fellow female MC Missy Elliott and Snoop Lion, and what she’d say to her former paramour Stevie J if she were to bump into him on the street.

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(Check out Eve’s Style Evolution: Then Vs. Now!)

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Aaliyah’s “Quit Hatin’” Has Surfaced With No Word On The Posthumous Album

An old-new Aaliyah song hit the ‘net making fans miss the fallen singer even more. “Quit Hatin’” is the airy R&B  drum heavy ballad produced by Knotch and Dre Sinatra. It’s the classic tale of a woman’s friends warning her against a new lover. And Aaliyah’s response is for them to quit hatin’. It’s been almost 12 years since the unfortunate tragedy so the vocals are at least  a decade old. Plus, she’s singing about 20″ rims. People have either graduated to 24′s or no rims at all. The production however is much newer than the vocals giving the record a new millennium feel.  Read more…

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Happy 34th Birthday To Aaliyah: Remembering The Singer Through A Clip From Her Behind The Music

It will never not be sad remembering the great Aaliyah whose life was taken far too soon in the tragic plane crash in 2001. Today the R&B singer with such an angelic voice would’ve turned 34. VH1 re-aired Aaliyah’s 2001 Behind The Music with new interviews including her dear friend Missy Elliott. During the hour special you’re reminded why her life and music touched people in the way it did. Aaliyah was the voice of a new generation of women while not alienating men. Read more…