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20 Of The Dirtiest Rap Songs

June 29th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Of The Dirtiest Rap Songs
Historically, hip-hop has no shortage of raunchiness. For years, hip-hop artists have pushed the boundaries, never being shy about spitting about a 'three-letter word’ – sex, that is. No need to blush yet – that’s what the list of 20 of the dirtiest rap songs is for! The list doesn't include every filthy rap track, but there's definitely a wealth featured in no particular order.

#1 Missy Elliott, "Work It"

from Under Construction (2002)

"Work It" is a crowning achievement for the critically acclaimed Missy Elliott. As addictive and revered as it is, "Work It" is equally risqué, ...
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Radio Stations In California's Bay Area Play Nelly's 'Hot In Herre' For Three Days Straight

March 17th, 2014 2:41pm EDT
Nelly
A pair of San Francisco Bay area radio station have been playing Nelly's "Hot In Herre" on an endless loop for almost three days straight.

Sana Clara-based Latino Mix KVVF 105.7 and San Rafael's KVVZ 100.7 stations, which are owned by Univision, are the latest broadcasters to switch their programming formats, and the 2002 hit is being used to usher in their new era as Hot 105.7.

Website RadioInsight.com reported on the format change, and the airplay the single has gotten has gone viral on twitter with the hash tag #Nelly1057, garnering national attention.

"Hot In Herre" began playing at ...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2014

January 1st, 2014 11:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy New Years everyone and welcome to 2014!

It's that time of year for our annual "who is turning 40" this year extravaganza. Truth is, lots of people do, but we'll just keep it to the more famous variety of peeps in the world.

Doing some simple math, 40 years ago would make it 1974.

For those of you who weren't around that year, the mantra of 74' and the world was energy crisis -gasoline was a little hard to get and lines at gas stations were blocks long. Because of the crisis, our then President, Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon imposed a 55 MPH speed limit on highways. That wasn't the re...
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Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...
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Rapper Nelly Calls Miley Cyrus The New Madonna

October 15th, 2013 10:19pm EDT
Nelly
Is Miley Cyrus the next Madonna? That's what one fellow music star thinks.

Rapper Nelly compared the two stars during an interview with The UK's Daily Star, saying he sees an awful lot of similarities between the two.

"Miley's a great talent. She's young and ambitious and wants to do it her way," he tells the Daily Star. "Madonna did it her way, and she became one of the greatest female entertainers of all time. Madonna grew up in the age of no social media. She wasn't under the type of scrutiny Miley's under."

Nelly also says that it's the outrageous, attention-grabbing acts that are th...
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Nelly Responds On Twitter About Texas Drug Bust

October 12th, 2012 8:49am EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly has taken to his Twitter.com page to vent his frustration after officials discovered drugs on his tour bus on Thursday morning, insisting he is "mad as hell" at his pal who smuggled heroin and marijuana onboard.

The Hot in Herre hit-maker is furious with staff member Brian Keith Jones, who admitted owning the stash which border cops uncovered during a routine vehicle search in Sierra Blanca, Texas.

Nelly, who was allowed to continue his journey after his associate's arrest, admits his feelings are mixed as Jones is also one of his closest friends.

In a series of tweets, h...
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Stars Express Grief On Twitter Over Funk Pioneer Chuck Brown's Passing

May 17th, 2012 9:04am EDT
Chuck Brown
Funk pioneer Chuck Brown, 75, died yesterday after a long battle with pneumonia. The singer, nicknamed the Godfather of Go-Go, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he had been receiving treatment for the last month.

Brown helped define the go-go genre by fusing funk, soul and Latin sounds. His hit "Bustin' Loose," with his group the Soul Searchers, spent several weeks at the top of the R&B charts in 1979 and was later sampled in rapper Nelly's Grammy-winning track "Hot in Herre."

A documentary on the Washington, D.C., go-go scene appeared in 2002 and prominently featured...
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'The Vampire Diaries' Star Kat Graham Lands Record Deal

February 2nd, 2012 3:35pm EST
Katerina Graham
Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham is launching an assault on the pop charts after landing a record deal.

The former back-up dancer for acts like Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams has also starred in music videos for Akon, Nelly, John Legend and Justin Bieber - and now she's preparing to carve out her own music career after signing a deal to release her first album.

In a video posted to YouTube.com, she tells fans, "I am so, so excited to share my big, special announcement with you guys. As you can see I'm in a recording studio... the reason is I am now signed to A&M/Octone Records."

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Nicole Scherzinger Belts Out Tunes With Nelly At Las Vegas Nightclub (Pics)

September 5th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nelly inaugurated Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas last night at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens (www.chateaunightclublv.com) at Paris Las Vegas with an explosive performance, complete with a cameo by Nicole Scherzinger.

The Hawaiian-born beauty surprised Nelly as he sang "Dilemma," when she joined him in the DJ booth and flawlessly sang the female vocals in the song, originally performed by Kelly Rowland. Wearing a sexy cherry red dress and nude Christian Louboutin shoes, Scherzinger matched her signature Sugar Factory (www.sugarfactory.com) Couture Pop perfectly as she sang along with her frie...
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Nelly Helping To Build Recording School In Missouri

August 27th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly is helping build a state-of-the-art recording studio in his home state of Missouri to help budding sound engineers.

The Ride Wit Me hit-maker, who grew up in the city and owns a property in the area, headlined a benefit gig at St. Louis' Vatterott College last weekend, and has decided to help out school officials again.

Along with the college, he will open an advanced recording studio in the building which used to house his Skybox restaurant. The studio will be for students wanting to learn professional recording and production skills.

Nelly says, "We're not just building...
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Ke$ha Postpones Japanese Tour

March 22nd, 2011 12:12am EDT
Kesha
Ke$ha has become the latest pop star to scrap dates in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disasters earlier this month.

The "TiK ToK" hitmaker has released a statement insisting she feels it would be inappropriate to perform as planned while so many Japanese people are piecing their lives together following the tragedy, which has claimed the lives of almost 8,000.

Her statement reads, "My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit ...
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Nelly Concert Promoters Sue Missouri Gig Organizer

February 3rd, 2011 10:30pm EST
Nelly
Rapper Nelly's concert representatives have filed suit against an event promoter in Missouri for outstanding fees, days after he accused the rapper's road manager of threatening his life.

The "Hot In Herre" hitmaker headlined the first rap gig in the resort town of Branson - at The Mansion Theater - in August, after organizer Paul Dunn obtained the required permits.

The show was a success but Dunn claimed relations with members of Nelly's camp turned ugly when the concert wrapped and he was allegedly confronted by the hip-hop star's road manager, Abby Cole, and asked to hand over more tha...
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37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2010

December 30th, 2010 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars
Yesterday we celebrated the 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010, and today it's the men's turn. There were tons of sexy actors, musicians and stars on our radar this year. Check 'em all out below!

Leonardo DiCaprio rocked the big screen with "Inception" and "Shutter Island." He also survived an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York City when the plane he was in experienced an engine failure. That didn't stop him from continuing on to Russia for a tiger conservation event hours after getting caught in the mid-air plane scare.

Johnny Depp

Robert Pattinson

Robert Downey Jr.

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Nelly: 'I'm Married To My Work'

December 23rd, 2010 3:46pm EST
Nelly
Rapper Nelly has confirmed his romance with Ashanti has ended, insisting he was too busy to concentrate on the starry relationship.

The pair split last year but sparked reconciliation speculation after they were spotted together over the summer. Rumors intensified when the singer joined Nelly at private listening session for his new album 5.0. in October.

However, the Hot In Here star insists he's now just close pals with Ashanti.

Nelly tells Rap-Up.com, "I'm married to my work... I'm not a person that wants to get married more than once. You see what I'm saying? If I'ma do it, I'ma d...
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Spotted: Ashanti & Nelly Getting Cozy At Black & White Ball

December 21st, 2010 8:37am EST
Ashanti and Nelly
Ashanti attended Nelly's 5th Annual Black and White Ball in St. Louis, MO, on Sunday looking sexy in a black and white gown.

The pair split last year, but speculation about a reunion grew after they were seen together in August.

Last month Nelly launched a scathing attack on his record label following disappointing sales of his new album - insisting poor marketing and distribution are to blame for the lowly chart position.

The hip-hop star's latest offering, 5.0, entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 10 following its release earlier in November, selling 63,000 copies.

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Nelly Slams Record Label Over Poor Album Sales

November 29th, 2010 1:54pm EST
Nelly
Rapper Nelly has launched a scathing attack on his record label following disappointing sales of his new album - insisting poor marketing and distribution are to blame for the lowly chart position.

The hip-hop star's latest offering, 5.0, entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 10 following its release earlier this month, selling 63,000 copies.

However Nelly, who has enjoyed top three hits with all of his previous records, is adamant the album could have performed better if it had been properly supported by his bosses at Motown.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he write...
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Nelly Admits He's A Baller

November 18th, 2010 9:50am EST
Nelly
Making a solid comeback after a 2-year-hiatus, Nelly’s topped the Billboard Pop Charts at #1 with his hit single, “Just A Dream” so of course it was time for the St. Louis native to celebrate in style!

Nelly hit Hollywood hotspot, Playhouse, for the launch of his new album "5.0" and Starpulse was there to bring you an exclusive!

Fellow celeb friends joined in on the festivities including Rob Kardashian, Chris Brown, Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Passe and more! While Nelly treated club-goers to a live performance, Chris Brown rocked the stage sippin’ on bottles and dancing the n...
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Nelly To Launch International Radio Show

November 1st, 2010 6:13pm EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly is set to launch his own international radio show in November.

The Grammy winner hit radio airwaves in his native St. Louis, Missouri in August, when he filled in for Hot 104.1 host Staci Static, while she was on maternity leave, and his stint on the show proved so popular he has signed a deal with Global Radio's Choice in London to host a weekly Saturday afternoon show beginning November 6th.

According to a statement issued by Global Radio's Choice, the hip-hop star will play the "biggest and best urban music" in addition to a selection of tracks from his upcoming album, 5...
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Ashanti And Nelly Dating Again?

October 29th, 2010 8:54am EDT
Ashanti
Former couple Ashanti and Nelly have fuelled rumors of a reconciliation after they were spotted enjoying a night out in New York together this week.

The pair split last year, but speculation about a reunion has been growing since they were seen together in August.

They have now intensified gossip about their relationship by appearing together at a private listening session for the rapper's new album 5.0. in Manhattan on Tuesday evening.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Ashanti sat by his side the entire night and smiled... They seemed to be enjoying each other."

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50 Cent & Pitbull To Star At Cancer Benefit

September 28th, 2010 10:35pm EDT
CELEBNAME
50 Cent and Pitbull will be showing off their caring side when they co-headline a new breast cancer benefit concert in Florida next month.

The rappers will join Asher Roth, Ray J, Nelly and Flo Rida, among others at the third annual Think Pink Rocks Concert on October 9.

The mini-festival will benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Boca Raton Community Hospital Women's Center for Breast Care, and other breast cancer research charities.

Think Pink Rocks was founded by mum-of-two Stephanie Robin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and underwent a...
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T.I.'s Wife: 'I Don't Even No Wat Meth Look Like'

September 7th, 2010 8:24am EDT
TI
T.I.'s new wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has blasted reports suggesting the hip-hop couple was caught with methamphetamines last week, insisting she has no idea what the drug looks like.

Former Xscape singer Cottle was taken into custody with the rapper on Wednesday after a traffic cop in West Hollywood allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a routine stop and searched the vehicle.

They were booked on suspicion of drug possession and each released on $10,000 bail.

Reports have since suggested the stars were caught with ecstasy and methamphetamines, but Cottle has h...
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Nelly To Release Fitness DVD

August 16th, 2010 11:55pm EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly is helping to get his fans in shape with a new fitness DVD.

The muscly "Hot In Herre" hitmaker, who regularly plays basketball, baseball and football, will feature in the first edition of Celebrity Sweat, an exercise regime aimed to keep fitness fans in top condition.

And Nelly is happy to help others achieve the buff and chiseled physique he has become known for.

He says, "People think I just woke up all of a sudden and I was this big, but they haven't been paying attention… If you look at the pictures from '04 to now, you can see the change. You can see me go from 160 to 1...
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Nelly Lands Job As Radio DJ

August 11th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly is taking over the airwaves in his native St. Louis, Missouri - he's landed a job as a DJ of own radio show.

The Hot In Here hit-maker has joined the line-up at Hot 104.1 FM as a temporary replacement for afternoon presenter Staci Static, who is on maternity leave.

Program director Mickey Johnson reveals Nelly will play music and interview fellow stars for the station's 3-7pm slot for the next month.

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T.I. Has A Second, Star-Studded Wedding

August 2nd, 2010 8:20am EDT
TI
Rap superstar T.I. celebrated his nuptials with new wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle with a second wedding off the coast of Miami, Florida on Saturday, a day after exchanging vows in a courthouse ceremony.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., made his nine-year relationship with Cottle official on Friday with a low-key event at a Miami Beach court.

But the formal procedure was just the start of an elaborate three-day wedding celebration - the couple married again in a more traditional ceremony on Star Island on Saturday, in front of a star-studded crowd with guests incl...
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Nelly Sued Over Concert 'No-Show'

April 12th, 2010 2:52pm EDT
Nelly
Rapper Nelly has found himself at the center of a new lawsuit after bogus promoters allegedly conned event producers into handing over cash for a concert that never hit the stage.

Executives at The Loop claim they paid Capital Connections Agency (CCA) $40,000 to book the rapper for a New Year's Eve.

In documents filed in Manhattan on Friday, executives claim the money was wired to CCA boss Durby Brandon, but Nelly was a no-show. Brandon initially denied receiving the funds, and then claimed it arrived a day late.

He maintains he kept the cash due to a breach of contract. The suit alle...
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Slideshow: The Hottest Hip Hop Couples

August 5th, 2009 10:10am EDT
50 Cent / Ciara
Forget about actors hooking up; Hip Hop couples are the new thang. Check out our picks for the hottest Hip Hop hookups on the scene. Then tell us who your fave Hip Hop magnets are!

Beyonce/Jay-Z

Besides making some sweet music together on rare occasions, this music power couple is tops. Both Beyonce and Jay Z have solidified their presence in the entertainment industry with some pretty impressive career kudos.

Image © PR Photos

The-Dream/ Christina Milian

First circulated in the press as a "business" relationship, the pairing of Hip Hop artists The-Dream and Christ...
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Ten Annoying Things About Rappers

June 19th, 2009 11:24am EDT
R. Kelly
Hip Hop music is the most popular music genre in the world. Rappers like Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Jay-Z have gained worldwide recognition and success because of their rap lyrics and songs. Rap music is great, but some of the things rappers say or do are hypocritical, ridiculous, and downright annoying.

Here are the ten most annoying things about rappers:

1. Rappers love to rap about clubs and alcohol

If you've downloaded hip hop music or tuned into a music station lately, you probably heard a rap song about clubs and alcoholic drinks. More than half of the rap songs on the radio or ...
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Celebrities That Should Make It Official

February 24th, 2009 2:31pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Some celebrity couples seem to have it really going on. So much so, that we feel they need to finally make it official! Here's our round up of couples we think should consider taking the nuptial jump. Should they, or not? Don't forget to let us know what you think.

Kim/Reggie

Looks like actress Kim Kardashian has met her match in NFL sports star Reggie Bush. They even hang out with each other's families! This coupling needs to be made official pronto.

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Ashanti/Nelly

Singer Ashanti and Rap star N...
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Diddy To Make Guest Appearance On 'CSI: Miami'

November 18th, 2008 4:05pm EST
Diddy
NEW YORK (AP) - Sean "Diddy" Combs is becoming a prosecutor - at least on television. CBS says the rapper has agreed to a two-episode appearance on "CSI: Miami."

The network says Combs will portray a prosecutor who doesn't get along with police Lt. Horatio Caine, played by David Caruso. CBS said Tuesday that Combs' episodes will probably air in mid- to late winter.

Combs drew praise for his role in the ABC movie "A Raisin in the Sun."

Another rap artist, Nelly, has had a recurring role this season in "CSI: New York."

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MTV Bids Farewell To 'TRL' With Star-Studded 'Total Finale Live'

November 12th, 2008 12:57pm EST
MTV TRL Finale
A star-studded group of artists from rock, pop, hip-hop and beyond are lined up to commemorate TRL with their memories, performances, and more as MTV's "Total Finale Live" celebration grows ever closer. Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, and JC Chasez, always sure to draw a crowd in New York City's Times Square, are set to join "TRL's" current host Damien Fahey and former host Carson Daly in the studio and share their thoughts on what the show meant to them. The TRL Finale airs November 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV.

Just when you thought the finale couldn't get any bigger, the show has been ex...
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