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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Bieber Buns, Grande Donuts, and Tyga Penis

This Week: Bieber Buns, Grande Donuts, and Tyga Penis

This week is mostly about over-exposure. We've got Bieber Bora Bora buns, we've got John Legend somebody-move-that-chair buns, and we've got Tyga's penis in all its glory (not on this page though, for obvious reasons...) Then there's Ariana Grande, finally…
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Music, All Shook Down Musicians React to Marriage Equality on Social Media

Musicians React to Marriage Equality on Social Media

Let's face it, Friday's landmark ruling on marriage from the Supreme Court was the most-perfectly timed way to kick Pride weekend up ten levels we'd never imagined. It was also, of course, a major cause to celebrate, a long-awaited relief,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Billboard Music Awards' 5 Most Bizarre Moments

The Billboard Music Awards' 5 Most Bizarre Moments

Hosted by Ludacris ("I'm a hip-hop artist, a former radio personality, and I'm blessed to be in one of the biggest box office hits of the year") and Chrissy Teigen ("I bang a musician" - no, really, she actually said…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye Vs. Beck, Taylor Vs. Trent and Will Smith Vs. Music

This Week: Kanye Vs. Beck, Taylor Vs. Trent and Will Smith Vs. Music

“Like books and black lives, albums still matter.” Prince at The Grammys. Smoothly done, oh orange one. (The Grammy's) “Beck knows Beyoncé should have won. I love Beck, but he didn't have the album of the year." Do you…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

"It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine. You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you…
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Music, Hear This Hudson Mohawke: Show Preview

Hudson Mohawke: Show Preview

Hudson Hawk, a cartoonish 1991 Bruce Willis comedy and box office bomb, is about as profoundly uncool as a movie can get. Remarkably, its memory partially lives on in the 2010s all thanks to Hudson Mohawke, the nom-de-electronica of highly…
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Music, All Shook Down G.O.O.D. Music's <i>Cruel Summer</i>: A First Listen

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer: A First Listen

Kanye West has officially become the bad guy, people. He's rich, he's rude, he's entitled, he's a rock 'n' roll legend who's awaiting a legit artistic backlash any year now, and he's also a smart businessperson. After Taylor Swift-gate and…
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Music, All Shook Down Duets Premieres on ABC: a Timeline of the Mediocrity

Duets Premieres on ABC: a Timeline of the Mediocrity

And here it is. The vocal talent show that America neither needed nor wanted. The only talent involved that we actually wanted to watch (Lionel Ritchie) is no longer part of the show, but we're ready to suffer through this…
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Music, All Shook Down Al Green Gets ?uestlove to Produce New Album

Al Green Gets ?uestlove to Produce New Album

The soulful Al Green is giving his sweet sound a modern update. The Reverend has tapped Roots' drummer ?uestlove to produce his new album, Lay It Down, out May 27 on the legendary Blue Note label. Lay It Down…
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Music, Reviewed Renee Sebastian

Renee Sebastian

Not quite neo-soul and not quite old-school, Renee Sebastian dresses the sunny simplicity of classic soul in the slick new duds of radio R&B, not unlike a purer version of Ne-Yo or Beyoncé's approach. Though the California-born, Philippines-raised singer splits…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

While performing with pianist/singer John Legend at this year's BET Awards, Stevie Wonder proclaimed Legend's hit "Ordinary People" his "favorite song of the year." That's high praise, but not unjustified: While there's an old-soul voice that lurks in Legend's young…
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Music, Reviewed John Legend

John Legend

With neo-soul backdrops and a voice that exudes a sexy sort of sadness, John Legend clearly resides in the house that Stevie built. And like late-era Stevie Wonder, this album does occasionally dip into cheesy sentimentalism (see the oh-so-inflected mess…
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