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  • A$AP Mob’s ‘Trillmatic’ Video: Count the 1990s References

    A$AP Mob’s ‘Trillmatic’ Video: Count the 1990s References | ARTICLE

    If you've been missing the 1990s hip hop scene, you're going to enjoy every second of A$AP Mob's "Trillmatic" video. The young guns scheduled to drop their compilation "Lords" on March 4 on RCA Records pay mad respect...

    December 4, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • What Surprises Can We Expect From TLC at AMAs?

    What Surprises Can We Expect From TLC at AMAs? | ARTICLE

    Minutes after TLC finished their first round of rehearsals for the American Music Awards Thursday at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Yahoo Music snagged them for an exclusive interview. As usual, T-Boz and Chilli were...

    November 22, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Line Dancers: Watch the Best Lyric Video of All Time

    Line Dancers: Watch the Best Lyric Video of All Time | ARTICLE

    Your weekend plans have just been upgraded. Thanks to singer Kounty Line, you can now spend Saturday and Sunday learning the line dance for his hot new song, "Big Thang 4 Big Girls." Similar to the popular "Just Dance"...

    November 15, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Hotstylz: Why We Dissed Eminem’s Daughter

    Hotstylz: Why We Dissed Eminem’s Daughter | ARTICLE

    Chicago rappers Hotstylz don't have any regrets about dissing Eminem's daughter on their song "Rap Fraud" that accuses the Detroit MC of illegally interpolating their lyrics and music. Raydio G, Krazee and Meatball recorded "Rap Fraud" because Eminem...

    November 11, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Eminem Finally Apologizes to Mom on ‘Headlights’

    Eminem Finally Apologizes to Mom on ‘Headlights’ | ARTICLE

    The most shocking song of Eminem's career is actually a tribute to his mother. On "Headlights," from Eminem's "MMLP2" album, the rapper offers a mature, sincere apology to his mom, Debbie Mathers, from whom he remains estranged. The title...

    October 31, 2013 5:20 PM ET
  • Why Eminem Defends Friendship With ‘The Monster’ on Rihanna Collab

    Why Eminem Defends Friendship With ‘The Monster’ on Rihanna Collab | ARTICLE

    Eminem's new song "Monster" could be considered a PSA for mental health. On the song bustling with electric rock guitars and heavy drum snares, the Detroit rapper discusses being influenced by voices he hears in his head. He...

    October 28, 2013 5:30 PM ET
  • What Prompted TLC to Lose Their ‘CrazySexyCool’ in VH1 Biopic?

    What Prompted TLC to Lose Their ‘CrazySexyCool’ in VH1 Biopic? | ARTICLE

    There's a scene in the VH1 movie "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" that is reminiscent of the female bank-heist film Set It Off. Upset that they had not been appropriately compensated for the sales of their sophomore album, "CrazySexyCool,"...

    October 21, 2013 10:50 AM ET
  • How Christina Applegate Inspired ‘Kelly Bundy’ Rap Song

    How Christina Applegate Inspired ‘Kelly Bundy’ Rap Song | ARTICLE

    Christina Applegate probably never imagined that her Married With Children character Kelly Bundy would inspire a rap song, but a hip-hop ode has been penned in her honor. Easton, Pennsylvania rapper Big PA uses "

    October 15, 2013 10:50 AM ET
  • Why Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ Is the Year’s Guilty Pop Pleasure

    Why Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ Is the Year’s Guilty Pop Pleasure | ARTICLE

    Bangerz is the perfect name for Miley Cyrus's fourth album due out on Oct. 8. The 13-song record (16 on the deluxe version) is packed tight with hit records. Yes, the public is tired of Miley's pathetic attempts...

    October 4, 2013 6:25 PM ET
  • Why Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ Works as Gospel

    Why Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ Works as Gospel | ARTICLE

    Here's a challenge for a couple contemporary R&B and gospel singers – turn Foreigner's 1984 No. 1 Brit-pop ballad "I Want To Know What Love Is" into a church song. The task apparently came easy for...

    October 2, 2013 4:30 PM ET
  • Jennifer Hudson Too Restrained on New Soulful Throwback Track

    Jennifer Hudson Too Restrained on New Soulful Throwback Track | ARTICLE

    Jennifer Hudson's new song "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" featuring T.I. is reminiscent of the more soulful sounds of disco from the likes of Evelyn Champagne King. Though the way Hudson elongates her vocals on the...

    September 27, 2013 4:40 PM ET
  • Who's J. Cole's 'Crooked Smile' Little Girl?

    Who's J. Cole's 'Crooked Smile' Little Girl? | ARTICLE

    It looks like J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" video prompted one mother to grin. The video pays homage to Dominika Jones's late daughter, Aiyana Mo'Nay Stanley-Jones, who was fatally shot during a 2010 police raid. During a search for...

    September 19, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Sean Kingston On 'Back 2 Life' Title Track

    Sean Kingston On 'Back 2 Life' Title Track | VIDEO

    Sean Kingston sticks with his original, party sound with his third album, "Back 2 Life," released this week. His single, a hip-hop, R&B track "Beat It," features Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifia. He and Wale team up for...

    September 13, 2013 5:50 PM ET
  • Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Boogie Wonderland'

    Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Boogie Wonderland' | VIDEO

    Earth, Wind & Fire members Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson covered a lot of ground during a recent three-part interview with Yahoo! Music to promote their new album, "Now, Then & Forever," that includes the...

    September 10, 2013 4:05 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Big Sean Explains Big Revelation in ‘Hall of Fame’

    Exclusive: Big Sean Explains Big Revelation in ‘Hall of Fame’ | ARTICLE

    Freestyle party rhymes come to mind when you think of Big Sean – "My Last," "Dance," "Do It" and his phenomenal, show-stealing verse on Kanye West's "Mercy." But don't pigeonhole one of Detroit's finest MCs. His sophomore album,...

    August 29, 2013 5:40 PM ET
  • The 7 Ways Kanye West's 'Kris' Interview Proves He's a Sucker for Love

    The 7 Ways Kanye West's 'Kris' Interview Proves He's a Sucker for Love | ARTICLE

    Warning: A box of Kleenex may be needed for Kris Jenner's interview with Kanye West, who is her daughter Kim Kardashian's boyfriend and baby daddy. On the sitdown set to air Friday on Jenner's new talk show, she...

    August 22, 2013 6:55 PM ET
  • Premiere: Goodie Mob's 'Special Education'

    Premiere: Goodie Mob's 'Special Education' | VIDEO

    Finally, kids have a back to school theme song. Cee Lo's pre-Gnarls Barkley group Goodie Mob offers youth an empowering message with their song and video for "Special Education," which premieres exclusively on Yahoo! Music. The song...

    August 15, 2013 5:55 PM ET
  • Eminem’s ‘Survival’ Fuels ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Trailer

    Eminem’s ‘Survival’ Fuels ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Trailer | ARTICLE

    Eminem's new song "Survival" makes a fitting soundtrack for the trailer of the first-person video shooter game, "Call Of Duty: Ghosts." The rock-tinged song plays as the CGI gun-wielding solider blasts his way through a dilapidated...

    August 14, 2013 5:50 PM ET
  • Tye Tribbett Talks Long Road to ‘Greater Than’

    Tye Tribbett Talks Long Road to ‘Greater Than’ | ARTICLE

    If you turn down the volume of your television while watching Tye Tribbett perform, it would be hard to distinguish him from today's popular R&B and hip-hop stars. Well, no one in his ensemble dresses or dances proactively,...

    August 9, 2013 5:45 PM ET
  • Rick Ross Features Trayvon Martin Witness on ‘I Wonder Why’

    Rick Ross Features Trayvon Martin Witness on ‘I Wonder Why’ | ARTICLE

    Trayvon Martin witness and friend Rachel Jeantel receives another flash of the limelight Monday, appearing on Rick Ross's new single "I Wonder Why." An audio clip of Jeantel saying "creepy ass cracker" during the trial plays as the...

    July 31, 2013 5:05 PM ET
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