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Everything WIll Be Butt-Shaped When Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World

Everything WIll Be Butt-Shaped When Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World
THE WORLD AFTER NICKI MINAJ ROCKED THE 2014 MTV EMA She's already the queen of our heart, but can Nicki Minaj hurry up and become the queen of everything already? In the clip above, Nicki Minaj becomes supreme ruler...… Read Full Story

A Straight Man's Respect Doesn't Mean Shit to Rapper Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco has been on the road for the past two years, touring nonstop. He's blown through far eastern Russia, London, Berlin and back to New York City, becoming more of a transcontinental experimental artist than just a rapper.His new... Read Full Story
art 15 Times Kanye West Sounded Like Jenny Holzer

15 Times Kanye West Sounded Like Jenny Holzer

At this point, one of Kanye West's most well-known traits is his ability to spit out an evocative quote at the drop of a hat; if Kanye West is talking -- even if it's just a midconcert rant -- he's... Read Full Story

In Honor of Drake's Birthday, Here's the Best of @Champagnepapi

Happy birthday, Drake! Over time, we've grown to know you as "the boy," "wheelchair Jimmy," "Steph Curry with the shot," and, perhaps most belovedly, @champagnepapi. Here's our favorite and most essential moments from Drake's Instagram, below. That time when Drake... Read Full Story

Run The Jewels Leak Their Own Album

good morning. #RTJ2 drops RIGHT NOW!!!! http://t.co/8u29pLI11O-- el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014 Here's #RunTheJewels2 #RTJ #RTJ2! TheLeak #YaWelcome http://t.co/IeK2Lt0Q6S from Jaime & Mike! #RunTheJewels-- Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) October 24, 2014 In the early hours of this morning -- early enough... Read Full Story
Photographer M. Sharkey Captures the Breathtaking Defiance of Queer Youth

Photographer M. Sharkey Captures the Breathtaking Defiance of Queer Youth

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Go Inside last night's Paper and Amex #Indiepreneur Panel

Go Inside last night's Paper and Amex #Indiepreneur Panel

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Go Crazy For Friday With the Fine Young Cannibals

"She Drives Me Crazy" went to #1 on the pop chart in 1989 and The Fine Young Cannibals' next single, "Good Thing," did the same. But that was it. They only recorded two albums and by 1992 the UK... Read Full Story

Chvrches' "Under The Tide" Is One Big Sci-Fi/Anime Journey

Chvrches' latest video "Under the Tide," off their debut album The Bones of What You Believe, features a Sci-Fi journey that cuts between both anime and live footage. Directed by Sing K. Lee, the video also sees bandmember Martin... Read Full Story

The Triumphant Return of Teddy Bear the Porcupine

It's fall, which means it's pumpkin season, which means its snack season for Teddy Bear the bossiest, busiest, chattiest porcupine in all the land. [TastefullyOffensive] Two 30-something dudes lip synch a conversation between two 60-something sisters and it's the... Read Full Story