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50 Best Rap Songs Of 2013

December 28th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Kendrick Lamar
Ranking favorites from throughout the year is one of the most time-consuming and arduous things to do.  All of the rap songs on this particular list of rap songs from 2013 all stood out to me in some regard.  Are they ordered correctly – most likely not.  Is there complete analysis of each provided below or even a sound reason why they were selected… um…well now… Basically, provided is a statement of a thought, a reaction, or possibly a reason why I though each song was special.  

1) “Blood On The Leaves”

Kanye West

Album:  Yeezus

By far, the best track from Yeezus and arguably the be...

Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...

12 Songs For Lovers – A Soundtrack That Will Boost Any Relationship

October 26th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Janelle featuring Miguel primetime
Love songs can be so touching and certainly can propel any relationship (and in some cases hookups).  I have constructed a list of 12 ‘love’ songs that have the emotional and physical connection between lovers in mind… or something like that!  I attempted to make some narrative, but like most soundtracks, they’re all over the place anyways!

Track 1

Raheem DeVaughn, “Complicated”

(A Place Called Love Land)

As we know, no one relationship is ‘cut and dry’ by any means; all are their own diverse entity.  Among Raheem DeVaughn’s best tracks on his underrated indie-R&B album A Place Called L...

Miguel Arrested For Suspected DUI

August 16th, 2013 8:34am EDT
R&B singer Miguel has been arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles.

The 27 year-old rapper, full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel, was pulled over in the seaside community of Marina del Rey in the early hours of Thursday morning for allegedly speeding and having tinted windows on his 2013 BMW X6.

During the stop, police officers maintain to have noticed the smell of alcohol and the singer reportedly failed a series of field sobriety tests.

The Grammy-winning singer was taken into custody and booked for driving under the influence (DUI), before being released on $5,000 bail a few hours...

Billboard Music Awards Producers Told Miguel Not To Attempt Stage Jump, Victim Threatens Lawsuit

June 5th, 2013 1:39pm EDT
Singer Miguel was reportedly ordered not to attempt jumping over members of the audience during his performance at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last month that left two women with minor injuries.

According to, the singer asked producers of the telecast if he could make the jump while performing his hit "Adorn," but he was told the stunt was too dangerous and asked not attempt it.

The singer defied the producers' judgment and attempted the jump anyway, which he botched and ended up slamming one woman's head into the stage and clipping another in the head with one of his legs.


Woman Hit By Miguel's Leg Drop At Billboard Music Awards May Have Brain Damage

June 4th, 2013 3:03pm EDT
The woman hit by Miguel's disastrous leap at the Billboard Music Awards may have suffered brain damage, according to her lawyer.

At the awards, Miguel was performing live when he attempted to leap over the crowd to reach a walkway, only to smash a woman's head against said walkway with his leg.

Vip Bhola represents Khyati Shah, the victim. Bhola says, "Some of the difficulties she's experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury."

Bhola has also blasted Billboard for their medical response, which was just an icepack. The attorney says she should ...

Miguel Nearly Breaks Woman's Neck With His Crotch At Billboard Awards

May 20th, 2013 8:26pm EDT
R&B singer Miguel somehow avoided seriously injuring at least one fan at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, when a leap of faith went awry.

While on stage performing his hit "Adorn," the singer attempted to jump over members of the crowd to another part of the stage, but botched the landing.

Miguel barely made it across the opening in the stage and ended up kicking one woman in the head and crushing another woman's face between his legs and the stage. Fortunately neither of the women were injured in what looked like one of them could have ended up with a broken neck.

The singer never...

Taylor Swift Reigns Over 2013 Billboard Music Awards - Full Winners List

May 20th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift earned eight trophies at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night, but she's sharing the spotlight with a trio of stories from the show.

Swift was against fun. and Maroon 5 for most of the night, each earning 11 nominations. However, as Swift began to win one award after the other, it was clear she would almost sweep the competition.

Swift had already won six awards before the telecast - Billboard gives out accolades beforehand to shorten the show. She then went on to take Artist of the Year and Top Female Artist.

Justin Bieber won Top Male Artists, as well as awards for T...