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BEYONCE IS BACK, But Does She Still Rule The World?

Beyonce is ready to unleash her fierceness upon us once again. But does she still rule the world?

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MISTER CEE’S ARREST, And Rap’s Fear Of A Gay Hip Hip Head

Hip Hop wants you to believe that gayness somehow cannot coincide with Hip Hop culture. But what happens when an established and widely respected figure in the culture is caught getting dome from a male prostitute? Apparently, that’s problematic. Go figure.

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The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons”: THE REVIEW

The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons” is something unmistakably different, relishing in an enrapturing mystery and irresistible insidiousness. Say hello to the dark, smoldering future of Rhythm and Blues.

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9 Songs Every PRINCE Fan Should Know

How can you call yourself a Prince fan (for example) if you’ve only got “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” and “1999” on your iPod shuffle? It’s just not enough. These are the 9 songs every Prince fan should know.

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ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL: Why They Matter

When was the last time Hip Hop was this exciting and dangerous? Odd Future is the shot of badass, anti-establishment adrenaline Hip Hop desperately needs right now. Safe, parent-approved rappers are already feeling the heat; flitting around trying to figure out how to co-opt Odd Future and weather the storm. But it’s probably too late.

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THINGS FALL APART: What Happened To Hip Hop’s Conscience?

There was a time when a Neo Soul/alternative Hip Hop movement was a visual, popular alternative to the violence, misogyny, and materialism of mainstream Hip Hop. This article is a love letter to that glorious movement, and an explanation as to why it faded away.

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#WINNING?: The Unprecedented Meltdown Of Charlie Sheen

I spent most of this past week trying to figure out what in the hell is going on in the mind of Charlie Sheen. And I’m ashamed to admit that it’s been pretty amazing.The obvious question: Is Charlie Sheen #WINNING? The real question: Should we really be cheering him on?

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Was It OK For Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey To Perform For The Qaddafi Family?

Pop stars don’t have a foreign policy. But maybe they should. Instead of partaking in some shitty, boring, all-star version of “What’s Goin On” or “We Are The World,” maybe it’s time for Pop stars to put their money where their mouths are, and reject blood money from bad people.

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An Open Letter To Lil’ Kim….

Your beef with Nicki Minaj is illegitimate on multiple levels, Kim. Such behavior is entirely unbecoming of a Hip Hop legend. And for the sake of your legacy, it really needs to stop. Game over bitch. Gatorade. Wet towel.

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Grammy Predictions

So the Grammys are finally upon us. This Sunday night, pop music’s heavy-hitters will sit awkwardly in a theatre in L.A. and wait with bated breath as nameless, faceless “Grammy voters” decide which artists actually made good music over the past year or so. They will likely be completely wrong. The performances should be ok […]

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