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Nicki Minaj Says Bye to Twitter and Hello to 10 Time-Consuming Activities

Thanks to some song-leaking fan, Nicki Minaj has deleted her Twitter account. What was once a safe haven for Barbz and Ken Barbz to find retweeted compliments about their leader -- along with some relevant music info -- has now vanished into cyberspace. Nicki left the Internet on a really sour note, too. So w

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Rotten Eggs of Rap and R&B: 10 Songs With No Redeeming Value

Let's face it: Not all songs are good. In fact, many songs kinda suck. It's the law of repeated airplay -- to the point where everybody knows the words -- that allows a mediocre song to achieve likeable status. It

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Music in Our Schools Month: Teens Seek Outlets to Explore Love of Popular Music

There's a reason why I write about music; it's because I can't read it. The product of a single parent household, private music lessons weren't on the menu until I reached high school. There, I briefly took guitar lessons

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Tyler, the Creator Ingredients: What’s the Recipe for His Success? — Photos

Odd Future's frontman and rebel yeller Tyler, the Creator is a complex individual. He's so complex that someone should deconstruct him to analyze the sum of his parts. We decided we were up for th

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Lucky Artists: Rappers and Singers With Good Fortune in Their Careers

In music, you don't need a four-leaf clover to be lucky. A few public outbursts, one really great album and an infamous beef; these are all things that can carry an artist for quite a while, whether good or bad. Wh

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It’s Showtime: Hip-Hop and R&B Musicals Starring Beyonce, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & More

Musicians have the most interesting lives, so interesting that biopics are often made about them. However, if their main hustle is in fact music, then why aren't there more musicals made in their honor? Sure The Who had 'Tommy,' The Beatles had 'Rain' and someone attempted to make a musical around David Bowie's 'Major Tom' -- he put the kabash on that though. Hi

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10 Most Annoying Things About R&B — Rihanna, D’Angelo + More

Anyone with a pulse and at least one working ear knows that R&B music feeds the soul. It's the soundtrack for breaking up, making up, being betrayed and regaining strength. It's the ultimate soundscape for crying in your shower, unwinding after a night out at the club and setting the mood with your lady or dude. R&B is

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Odd Pairings in Rap History: DMX, Marilyn Manson + More

They say opposites attract. In music, when sounds foreign to one other collide to form single cohesive tracks, we often call the results "mash-ups." To some, these are musical dreams; others see them as ear-opening opportunities to let different artists into their lives. Re

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10 Rappers and Their TV Show Counterparts

Hip-hop is no stranger to straight-up characters. Much like television, the genre has the class clowns, the Rico Suave types, the suited assassins and the cool charismatic villains. Thanks to rappers like Will Smith, Queen Latifah and LL Cool J, hip-hop has been offered the opportunity to take those acting skills to the small screen -- and even the silver screen. Ho

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