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The old adage may go “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But sometimes that’s a little easier said than done. Particularly when taking a look at these controversial album covers. While some are endearingly tongue-in-cheek, others were doing just a little too much. But we’ll let you be the judge of our picks for the decade’s most controversial album covers.
What’s better than seeing one of your favorite artists perform in concert? Seeing two of your favorite artists in one night. These rappers and singers joined forces with a colleague for 12 of the most epic joint music tours we’ve ever witnessed.
Chris Brown and Trey Songz
Since he’s been released from jail, Chris Brown has been a very busy man. He made his return to the stage during the BET Awards a couple months ago and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. The “Don’t Judge Me” singer, who will be dropping his “X” album in the fall, has announced he will be going on tour with fellow R&B singer Trey Songz. Brown made the announcement on his twitter page: “THIS FALL is gonna be legendary! Get ready for me and @TreySongz Tour.”
No matter how much we wish they’d rule the once again, these hip-hop and R&B groups just cannot get it together to make music — or money — together.
Sean “Diddy” Combs has always had a knack for finding the right artist to turn into a superstar and back in the day he brought his talents to MTV’s world of reality television to find the next big artist as part of “Making the Band.” For the third cycle of the show, Diddy selected five young women to form the pop group Danity Kane. With his help, the group’s debut album went platinum but there was tension between the ladies. Aubrey O’Day ruffled Diddy’s feathers with her over-sexualized image and attempts to overshadow the group but when rumors started to swirl that Dawn Richard was trying to go solo, the group was barely hanging on by a thread. Diddy kicked Aubrey out of the group and used Dawn Richard as part of his Diddy Dirty Money collective. Four years later, the girls (minus D. Woods) decided to get that old thing back and reunite, but soon after Aundrea dropped out and then there was three — until last week during a studio session when Dawn was accused of popping Aubrey in the face. And once again Danity Kane is no more.
Queen Bey enlisted the help of Nicki Minaj for the official remix of “Flawless.” On the new track, Beyoncé not only declares she is “the shit” but elevatorgate is finally addressed! Bey raps, “We escalating, up in this B*tch like elevators, Of course sometimes shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.” Bey made sure to repeat that last line TWICE.
As for Nicki, the rapper declared, she is “The queen of rap slaying with Queen Bey / If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D.”
The track is full of jabs and lyrics revolving around the two ladies being “every hood n*gga’s dream” and dissing “thirsty b*tches”. It’s clear neither Beyoncé nor Nicki held cut cards on this single.
Check out the track for yourself on Flawless.Beyonce.com.
There are some gospel songs that we feel like we were born knowing. Whether we learned them in choir rehearsal on Wednesday night, listening to Big Mama hum or watching our favorite films, these songs have a permanent place in our gospel roster.
“I Don’t Know What You’ve Come to Do”
Is it just us or are there different versions of what you’ve come to do? We’ve heard “clap my hands,” “stomp feet,” “do my dance,” “praise his name,” “lift his name,” and about three other variations that seem to depend on what choir is singing that Sunday.
While many singers and rappers strive to have a long and successful career in the music industry, these artists had just one hit and then were done. Who do you wish had a longer career?
In 1990, Vanilla Ice had a hit on his hands with “Ice Ice Baby.” The song was everywhere and it shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts making Vanilla Ice a star overnight. But he could never repeat the same success again. The white rapper released other rap songs but the reception just wasn’t the same as his debut single. After overdosing on drugs, Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, switched his attention to heavy metal music before going into real estate.
Xscape Tiny is back y’all!
The seemingly estranged wife of T.I. (can we say that?) has just dropped a new solo single and she’s very much giving us a ’90s R&B vibe. The track, #WTFYGD, which is hashtag for what the f*ck you gone do, will no doubt add fuel to she and T.I.’s troubled marriage fire as the chorus very explicitly says “don’t be sleeping on me/I don’t wanna ride out on you babe/ All I wanna do is stay down for you/ But you make it so hard not to give up on you/ as she asks, “if I leave, then what the f*ck you gone do?” Pretty sure who she’s asking.
Listen to the song below and tell us what you think. Pass or Play?
The incomparable Patti LaBelle has been captivating the music industry since she first hit the scene more than 50 years ago. Since that moment, she has mesmerized us with her incredible range, soul and passion, while blazing a trail for powerful female contemporary singers like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera. So as Patti prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday, we figured there was no better tribute than taking a look back at some of this diva’s most incredible performances.
Turn one of these songs on and everyone sings along.
Killing Me Softly
With everybody flat on the bridge: La, la, la, la uh-uh.
It’s that time of morning again. You’ve suddenly plunged into overthinking and worrying about your next moves in life and you need something to pick up your mood and motivate you. Music is the perfect thing to do just that! Check out our mix of different songs that will both inspire and motivate you in the morning. What’s already on your playlist?