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Music, All Shook Down The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

Eighteen-year-old rapper Lil Yachty has been making headlines for the last seven months, starting with his modeling stunt at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show/album release party at Madison Square Garden. Since then, he's been remarkably active. The…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West to Bring His Saint Pablo Tour to Oracle Arena on October 22 and 23

Kanye West to Bring His Saint Pablo Tour to Oracle Arena on October 22 and 23

Oh happy day! Kanye West will be heading to Oakland's Oracle Arena on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, as part of a nationwide tour in support of his newest album, The Life Of Pablo. It's been three…
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Music, All Shook Down Nominees For The BET Awards Are Announced and Drake Leads The Pack With Nine Nominations

Nominees For The BET Awards Are Announced and Drake Leads The Pack With Nine Nominations

If you watched the BET Awards last year, you might remember seeing hosts Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow Johnson of "black-ish") swinging barefoot from a rope and Anthony Anderson (Andre Johnson in "black-ish") sashaying across the stage. Or maybe you…
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Music, All Shook Down A Disgruntled Fan From San Francisco Wants to Sue Kanye West and Tidal

A Disgruntled Fan From San Francisco Wants to Sue Kanye West and Tidal

As usual, Kanye West's tweets have stirred up a scandal. Though the rapper claimed in a February tweet that his latest album, The Life of Pablo, would never be for sale anywhere else but on Tidal, it turns out…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye Might Be A Dick, But That Hasn't Stopped A Record Number of People From Streaming <i>The Life of Pablo</i>

Kanye Might Be A Dick, But That Hasn't Stopped A Record Number of People From Streaming The Life of Pablo

It's only the fourth month of 2016 and I already know — WITHOUT A DOUBT — that Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo is the best album of the year. The eclectic, gospel-infused album, which features the likes of Ty…
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Music, All Shook Down Minnesota Rapper Allan Kingdom Talks Learning Protools in High School, Changing His Phone Number, and How He Got A Verse on Kanye West's "All Day"

Minnesota Rapper Allan Kingdom Talks Learning Protools in High School, Changing His Phone Number, and How He Got A Verse on Kanye West's "All Day"

If you're into hip-hop and up-and-coming rappers, then Canada-born, Minnesota-raised Allan Kingdom simply must be on your radar. The 22-year-old, who comes from Tanzanian and South African roots, is known for his wicked-fast lyrical prowess and hard-hitting verses. He…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

It's time to take cover San Francisco because we're pretty sure hell just froze over. Almost everything this week has been incredibly unlikely — from the length of Henry Rollins' kill list, through Guns N' Roses getting the old…
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Music, All Shook Down Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Just days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, 70, passed away. Though Kilmister was given an estimated two to six months to live, he was also suffering from a number of other health issues, including…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Catching Up With Peanut Butter Wolf

Moment of Truth: Catching Up With Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf and his Stones Throw Records label are a part of the very fabric of hip-hop today. Among the label's hundreds of releases are classics like Madvillain's Madvillainy, J-Dilla's Donuts and Lootpack's Soundpieces: Da Antidote. Wolf is Chris…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Tupac's Thug Life, Kanye West's Magic Wife, and Tom Delonge's Book of Shame

This Week: Tupac's Thug Life, Kanye West's Magic Wife, and Tom Delonge's Book of Shame

Yes, yes, we know. You all saw Justin Bieber's surprisingly large penis this week. We did too. And we'd put money on the fact that Lenny Kravitz is thanking Jesus right now for the attention shift away from his…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Yeezy in the White House, Drake in the Dog House and Justin Bieber in a Taco Bell

This Week: Yeezy in the White House, Drake in the Dog House and Justin Bieber in a Taco Bell

Holy shit! It's an end-of-week quotes blog featuring both Jesus and Kanye, yet the two things are not related for once! What is the world coming to?! Don't worry. Egos are still running rampant this week regardless, with Justin…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

Everyone's gone next-level this week. Whether its FKA Twigs incorporating a dance routine into a radio show, Motorhead taking their song "Vibrator" to a literal level, or REM's Mike Mills tweeting private quotes from Michael Stipe, no one's keeping it…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

It's mostly about the ladies this week. There's Britney Spears who wants men to suck an unexpected body part of hers, and Jackie Fuchs who leapt to the defense of rape survivors everywhere after Chrissie Hynde said a bunch of…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Moments of Last Night's VMAs

The Top 5 Moments of Last Night's VMAs

Last night's VMAs were a glorious, technicolor array of moderately controlled chaos and, well, a lot of noise and shiny things. Some people won stuff, other people didn't win stuff, Kanye West talked for 10 minutes about... possibly the…
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Music, All Shook Down Some Highlights From Kanye West's Insane VMA Speech Last Night

Some Highlights From Kanye West's Insane VMA Speech Last Night

Last night, Kanye West won the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs. It was presented to him by Taylor Swift. What followed, however, was 10 minutes of the most rambling acceptance speech we've ever heard. Kanye got close…
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Music, All Shook Down Why The Hell Was Lil B on CNN?

Why The Hell Was Lil B on CNN?

Yesterday, when a CNN Politics page screamed the headline: "Rapper Drops Clinton For Sanders," you'd be forgiven for thinking something moderately exciting had happened. "Could they be talking about Jay Z?" we thought, wondering nosily how this would effect…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

Surprises all round this week! Louis from One Direction has unexpectedly knocked up a "friend," Katy Perry (who's never won a Grammy) is up for an Emmy, Sinead O'Connor probably hasn't looked at Rolling Stone for 15 years, and it turns out…
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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 Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last week was all about monsters. Everyone has their own idea of what a…
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News, The Snitch 10 Things You Need to Know About Kim Kardashian's Castro Theatre Talk

10 Things You Need to Know About Kim Kardashian's Castro Theatre Talk

• A rigorous discussion about the place of reality television in public consciousness was interrupted…
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