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Music, All Shook Down All Your Favorite Artists Kicked It With Obama At The White House Today

All Your Favorite Artists Kicked It With Obama At The White House Today

I think it can be definitively stated that today was the most lit day the White House has ever seen. According to a barrage of Twitter and Instagram posts, it appears that many (if not all) of the biggest names…
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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: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

“They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much. We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re…
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Music, All Shook Down The Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes of Monday's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

The Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes of Monday's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

Last night, Comedy Central finally aired the much-hyped Roast of Justin Bieber. As we all know by now, roasts are an excuse for people to get together and say a bunch of (super-offensive, fucked up) shit to each other…
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5 Reasons ABC's Rising Star Singing Competition Is Fucking Terrible

Last week, ABC proved they'd learned absolutely nothing from the gigantic failure that was Duets (remember that nonsense?!), and launched a brand new singing competition called Rising Star, starring Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley and Josh Groban. And it's fucking terrible.…
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Music, Hear This Lissie: Show Preview

Lissie: Show Preview

Elisabeth Maurus, professionally known as Lissie, grew up listening to a range of musicians: country artists, singer-songwriters like Sarah McLachlan, rappers like Ludacris. She's covered Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Kid Cudi, and Metallica. But despite all that variety, Lissie's own…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Rap Cameos on <i>The Simpsons</i>

The Top Five Rap Cameos on The Simpsons

The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do the Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near-500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars.…
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Top 6 Songs About Sex That'll Make You Celibate: Happy Valentine's Day

In case you forgot, it's Valentine's Day -- the one day of the year where everyone is contractually obliged to go out and get laid or fear feeling bad about themselves until Feb. 15 rolls around. Well, in the interest…
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Music, All Shook Down Dear Famous Musicians, Stop Trying to Fleece Us With Your Overpriced 'Signature' Headphones

Dear Famous Musicians, Stop Trying to Fleece Us With Your Overpriced 'Signature' Headphones

It's CES time again, that once-a-year event when every consumer tech company that you have (and haven't) heard of flocks to Las Vegas to reveal this year's lineup of middling products they're sure will drive profit margins up. And, building on…
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Music, All Shook Down Ludacris Shows Up in S.F. To Motivate High School Students

Ludacris Shows Up in S.F. To Motivate High School Students

So why should San Francisco high school students hang tough through chemistry, French and European history classes? Among other reasons, because Ludacris says so.The rapper/actor showed up at Thurgood Marshall High School in S.F. last Friday for a little MTV-sponsored pep talk…
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Music, All Shook Down Ludacris Performs at Slim's August 8 -- Do You Have Enough Blunt Wraps?

Ludacris Performs at Slim's August 8 -- Do You Have Enough Blunt Wraps?

Ludacris might be a completely sane, polite, business-savvy person in real life, but frankly, we prefer the bling-swingin', haunches-obsessed ruffian he plays on stage. (Or, as Bill O'Reilly called him, the "vile thug." They later made up.) The vile thug/Chris…
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News, The Snitch Map Confirms That Ludacris Likes Bay Area Hoes

Map Confirms That Ludacris Likes Bay Area Hoes

Geography major Stephanie Gray has created a companion map to Ludacris' Area Codes. "I’m a female and a feminist. I dislike the usage of the word ‘ho’. However, as a geography major, I find this song hilarious, and had…
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Film, We're No Angels

We're No Angels

Much of Crash, an L.A.-stories portmanteau about the suffocating embrace of racism, is hard to watch, harder still to listen to. Its characters -- the creations of co-writer and director Paul Haggis but also of people who live next door…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be at Hollertronix' parties in Philly circa 2002 was very heaven." I'm paraphrasing Wordsworth, of course, but I think that's what he might have said had he been on…
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Music, Reviewed Cee-Lo

Cee-Lo

Cee-Lo's inclusion of a few guest collaborators -- most notably Blues Traveler's John Popper -- on his 2002 solo debut, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, was adventurous. But while the album was critically praised, its wide stylistic range confused…
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Music, Reviewed Chingy

Chingy

St. Louis is the latest city to toss its talent into the hip hop ring, and its contender is pop-friendly rapper Chingy, a Ludacris prodigy coming into his own. Jackpot is the first release from Ludacris' label since its self-proclaimed…
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