The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness © Republic

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200


The Weeknd was destined to break through, right? Right! He takes two spots in this week’s 25 Chart Takeaways. Don’t fret though – there are still 23 more takeaways to read! 1) Unsurprisingly for anyone who’s kept up with pop culture as of late, ubiquitous R&B artist The Weeknd debuted BIG atop the Billboard 200 with his sophomore studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness. It … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200

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25 Chart Takeaways: Disturbed Claim Fifth No. 1 on Billboard 200


Disturbed debut at number one – not surprised. Carly Rae Jepsen misses the top ten. Again, not surprised. Those absolutely “exciting” chart takeaways and 23 more – most of which probably ALSO aren’t surprising. The sarcasm is free by the way! 1) A Five-year hiatus seems to have little effect on rock band Disturbed – they claim their fifth no. 1 album on the Billboard … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Disturbed Claim Fifth No. 1 on Billboard 200

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25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks At The Top


Nobody could stop him – Luke Bryan that is. He got a great fight though from Ed Sheeran of all people, who’s been dominating since 2014. Sigh, that’s the music industry for you. Here are 25 chart takeaways to check out this week! 1) Luke Bryan keeps the #1 spot warm for a second week. Kill The Lights seems to be “killing it,” don’t you … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks At The Top

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25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Bests Dr. Dre For No. 1


After having a terrible albums sales week, this week sees Luke Bryan and Dr. Dre up the ante. Besides those two actually selling in respectable, robust pure sales, there’s some other chart takeaways both good and bad! Here are 25 chart takeaways!  1) Luke Bryan does it again – scoring a #1 album that is! Kill The Lights outpaces the competition to take top honors, lately … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Bests Dr. Dre For No. 1

Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor © Loma Vista

12 Hellish Songs


Nick Jonas said it best: “It’s my right to be hellish / I still get jealous.” Yes, “Jealousy” is certainly sinful and can land you in, well Hell. But this playlist-driven post really isn’t about jealousy, Biblical matters, or even as much about hell itself other than each song title features ‘hell’ in it (or in the case of Drake’s “HYFR,” it stands for the … Continue reading 12 Hellish Songs

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Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

Game, The Documentary © Aftermath

10 Best Songs by Game


On Tuesday, October 14, West Coast rapper Game dropped latest studio album, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf. While Game’s numbers have downgraded as of late commercially (who hasn’t), the rapper has had quite a run that has included three #1 albums. Across all his albums, Game has delivered some sensational songs – more than the 10 gracing this list. That said, personally, these would … Continue reading 10 Best Songs by Game

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10 Takeaways from Marsha Ambrosius’ ‘Friends & Lovers’


Marsha Ambrosius • Friends & Lovers • RCA • US Release Date: July 15, 2014 British R&B artist Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of Floetry)released her sophomore album Friends & Lovers on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Friends & Lovers follows up Ambrosius’ 2011 debut, Late Nights & Early Mornings, which was led by singles “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)” and “Far Away.” After … Continue reading 10 Takeaways from Marsha Ambrosius’ ‘Friends & Lovers’

50 Cent, Animal Ambition - An Untamed Desire To Win © G Unit

Review: 50 Cent, ‘Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win’


Animal Ambition proves to be a ‘lukewarm’ 50 Cent LP at best  50 Cent • Animal Ambition • G-Unit • US Release Date: June 3, 2014  “Got them straps and long clips filled up with lead / so when we count on the paper it better be correct”. Yep, this lyric (from “Animal Ambition”) basically epitomizes the attitude that 50 Cent rolls with on his … Continue reading Review: 50 Cent, ‘Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win’

50 Cent & Trey Songz Miss The Mark on Single “Smoke”


50 Cent ft. Trey Songz • “Smoke” • G-Unit • US Release Date: April 1, 2014 50 Cent’s best days as a relevant MC seem far behind him, at least judging by his blasé, uninspired comeback single, “Smoke”.  Assisted by an equally lackadaisical Trey Songz,  “Smoke” manages to compare sex and smoking – preferably blunts judging by the hook.  While the notion may seem like … Continue reading 50 Cent & Trey Songz Miss The Mark on Single “Smoke”