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Two Atlanta superstars on making it big, giving back, and why their city puts on like no other For more, check out: (Source)

This is the type of joyous track that should rule radio in the warmer months For more, check out: (Source)

From the risque to the raunchy to the banned, we count down the hottest, kinkiest, most talked-about clips from Beyonce, Prince, Madonna and more For more, check out: (Source)

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Usually, when big stars put out remixes of their hits, the strategy is to line up appearances from a bunch of up-and-coming artists. The big hit from Justin Bieber’s recent album Justice is “Peaches,” which went to #1 back in April and which is sadly not a Presidents Of The United States Of America cover. On that song, Bieber already had appearances from up-and-comers Daniel Caesar and Giveon. For the remix, then, Bieber has apparently decided to put together the biggest R&B-radio hit of 2001.

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There was no reason to expect anything out of the Saweetie live show, and if Saweetie’s PR people hadn’t gotten me into the arena, I might’ve shown up late. But Saweetie’s PR people did make sure I was on the guest list, so I was in the building when Saweetie opened for Cardi B at my local college basketball arena a year and a half ago. Back then, Saweetie was really only one hit deep into her career, and I’d been to enough big rap shows to know that the opening act with the one big hit was not usually a must-see situation. (I’m thinking specifically of Yung Joc, opening and closing his set with “It’s Goin’ Down” while warming up the crowd for T.I. at the Apollo in 2006.) But Saweetie had a show. She had dancers and choreography and a million-dollar smile. She had “My Type,” her one big hit, and she had a bunch of other songs with hooks that were immediately legible. She was a performer, and she showed up ready to play. I was impressed.

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A few months ago, Ludacris’ classic noting-but-bangers debut album Back For The First Time celebrated its 20th anniversary. Yesterday, the world got to witness the sight of Ludacris flying a car into space in the ridiculously exciting Fast & Furious 9 trailer. Today, Luda’s flexing hard on a track from the Buffalo hardass Conway The Machine. That’s beautiful. You love to see it.

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Performing on Saturday Night Live is a milestone for musicians in any genre, as it’s a moment in history that will be looked back on for years to come.  For decades, some of the biggest artists of the time have taken the SNL stage, and most take the opportunity to give a memorable performance.  Read […]

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Three years later, Ludacris told the origin story. On Missy Elliott’s 2002 single “Gossip Folks,” Luda lays out his whole narrative in his usual twisty, frantic bellow: “Knowing he could rap, no one lifted hands/ So he went about his business and devised a plan/ Made a CD, then he hit the block/ 50,000 sold,…

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Dominic Fike was born at the end of 1995, and so was his musical aesthetic. Fike, a singer, guitarist, and rapper from Naples, Florida, looks like a hypermodern rap-adjacent pop star — he has an Apple logo tattooed on his face where many people put a teardrop, rocks a loosely androgynous style highlighted by a…

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In January of 2004, the R&B star Usher teamed up with two fellow Atlantans, producer Lil Jon and rapper Ludacris, on a sensational club record called “Yeah!” Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris were all at the absolute top of their respective games at that moment, and the record exploded, topping the Hot 100 for 12 […]