November 20, 2014

Reflections on Ol' Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality

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Although rarely acknowledged, ODB's tragic life offers lessons into the complexity of black existence and the United States' turbulent history of hardwired social inequality.

Nickelback Trade Stripper Anthems For Revolutionary Politics (Wait, What?)

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Bob Marley's Family Selling High-End Marijuana Brand

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Forget Streaming Music, Vinyl Is Back Big Time

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First-Ever Elvis Recording To Go On Auction

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The Grim Extent Of Bono's Injuries Following His Bike Accident Have Been Revealed

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High Security For Cat Stevens' North American Tour

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Taylor Swift Headlining Victoria's Secret Show

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Mac DeMarco Detained By Cops For Crowd-Surfing At Own Concert

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J. Cole Announces New Album Coming In December

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Band Aid 30 Single Sales Have Gone 'Bonkers'

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Timbaland Slams Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

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Pink Floyd Fades To Black With Final Album

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How Almost Dying Changed Daniel Lanois' Life

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The Spiritual Song Made Famous By Kermit The Frog

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This Is What It Sounds Like When The Comet Sings

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Music's Most Glorious Mustaches To Mark Movember

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Watch Lorde's Powerful Cover Of Jeremih's 'Don't Tell 'Em'

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Bruce Cockburn On 'If I Had A Rocket Launcher' Turning 30

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'Can't Say I'm Really Surprised That It's Still Relevant'

Has Eminem's Misogyny Finally Become Unacceptable?

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Listen To Beyoncé Sing At 8 Years Old

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Whitney Houston Hologram? You'll Have To Wait

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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Neil Young

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Peter Gabriel Slams Israeli Occupation, Contributes Song To Gaza Benefit Album

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Bruce Springsteen Performs Anti-War Anthem At Veteran's Day Concert

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Spotify CEO Hits Back After Taylor Swift Pulls Music

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Says She Was On Track 'To Exceed $6 Million A Year'

WATCH: Macaulay Culkin Reenacts 'Weekend At Bernie's' During Concert

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Bryan Adams' Photos Of Wounded Vets Capture Their Honour And Sacrifice

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Redfoo Defends The Most Offensive Song Of 2014

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Prince Took His First Selfie With A Real Camera

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NOFX Singer Lets Fan Kick Him Back After Onstage Beatdown

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Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Offensive Nazi Imagery In 'Only' Video

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Run The Jewels Have Started A Movement

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Eminem: 'I'll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face Twice Like Ray Rice'

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Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank Dead At 57

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Celebrate Sesame Street's 45th Bday With Their Best Musical Guests

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Rumor Robert Plant Ripped Up $800 Million Contract Debunked

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Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Video Leaked Early

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Neil Young Says Pipelines Are 'Scabs On Our Lives'

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Bow Down To This Year's Best Paid Women In Music

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Why Have Pop Stars Become So Hyper-Sexualized?

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Let's Revisit Charli XCX's Perfect MTV EMAs Performance

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PHOTOS: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Rule The 20th MTV EMAs

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Camera-Ready Taylor Swift Crashes Fan's Photo Session

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Adele's Manager Says Music Streaming Services Are 'The Future'

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Tagaq: Anti-Sealing Activists Have Been 'Vilifying Inuit People For Generations'

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Buck 65, Rapper And CBC Radio Host, Speaks Out On Sexual Harassment

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That Time Bruce Springsteen Helped Bring Down The Berlin Wall

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Taylor Swift Explains Why She Pulled Her Music From Spotify

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AC/DC Drummer's Murder Plot Charge Dropped

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Lorde's New Music Video Is A Glam Dream

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El Mocambo Saved By Michael Wekerle Of 'Dragon's Den'

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Selena Gomez's Emotional New Video Addresses Bieber Relationship

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'All About That Bass' Singer Meghan Trainor: 'I'm Still Working On Self-Acceptance'

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Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Were The CMAs King And Queen

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Taylor Swift's Pop Turn Took Some Ribbing From Presenters

Beyoncé Is The Highest-Paid Female Singer By A Lot

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WATCH: How Nardwuar Made Questlove Adore Vancouver

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Are The Beatles & Jay Z Really The Biggest Artists In Music History?

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Polaris Prize Removes Former Host Jian Ghomeshi From Jury

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Listen To Kurt Cobain's Pre-Nirvana 'Mixtape'

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SonReal Is Setting The Tone In A Post-Macklemore Hip-Hop Scene

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Daniel Radcliffe Rapping Is Proof That Magic Really Does Exist

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T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is Beautiful

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Taylor Swift Talks To Students About Books And Music

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All It Takes Is A Post-It From Shawn Mendes To Change The World

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Kardinal Offishall's Secret To Changing The World Starts With You

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Oh Susanna Battles Back From Breast Cancer With Chemo-Delayed Album

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Mary Lambert On Being A Gay Christian And Macklemore's Privilege

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Justin Bieber's Childhood Home On The Market

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'90s Alt-Rock Stars Then and Now

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Fergie Recalls Her Most Embarrassing Moment (Yes, That One)

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Christmas Music In Stores: When Is It Too Early?

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Music Stars, They're Just Like Us -- Except Their Insane Homes

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WATCH: CBC's Rex Murphy's Epic Ghomeshi Takedown

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Strombo Speaks Out On Ghomeshi Scandal

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'It Has Been A Heartbreaking Week'

'Q' Executive Producer Leaving Show For New CBC Project

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Naomi Klein Felt 'Impending Doom' Interviewing Ghomeshi In 1992

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Ghomeshi's Old Band Speaks Out

Lights Drops Ghomeshi As Manager

Author And Lawyer Reva Seth Says She Was Assaulted By Jian Ghomeshi

11 Wonderfully Weird Facts You Might Not Know About 'Weird Al'

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Becoming A Mom Made Lights A Better Pop Star

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How Ballet, The Navy And Beauty Pageants Turned Kiesza Into A Pop Star

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The Album Is Dead (But It's Been Bleeding Out Since 1991)

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25 True Stories About Fleetwood Mac You (Probably) Didn't Know

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20 Reasons Why Dave Grohl Is The Coolest Dude In Music

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Revenge Of The Music Nerds

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Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello Wrote A Fergson Protest Song

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WATCH: An Intimate Look At This Transgender Punk Rocker's Life

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Tanya Tagaq: Being An Aboriginal Woman Is Like Being Scared At A Horror Movie. All The Time

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Caribou's Dan Snaith On EDM: 'It's Just Not Relevant To Me'

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15 Must-Listen Songs For Fall

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WATCH: Cover Songs Are The New Originals

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Drake's Had More Hits Than The Beatles

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Bry Webb On Fatherhood, Feist And Fronting The Constantines (Again)

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Chromeo On Why They've Succeeded And U2 Failed

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'You Can't Fool People In Terms Of Quality Of The Music'

CanCon Music Icons, Then And Now (Part 1)

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'80s Rock Stars, Then And Now

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Most Ridiculous Music Merch Ever

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21 Most Epic Sad Songs Of All-Time

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11 Artists You Need To Know For The Rest Of 2014

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Here Are The Fall's Biggest Album Releases

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Myth-Busting Music's Greatest Urban Legends

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From Sudanese Child Soldier To Rapper To Reese Witherspoon Co-Star

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Before They Were Famous, These Music Stars Had Really Crappy Jobs

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Singers Who Got Bigger And Better Without Their Old Bands

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Most Ridiculous Musician Arrests Ever

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20 Celebs Who Shouldn't Sing

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C'mon Get Happy! Pharrell Made These 25 Other Songs You Love, Too!

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Canadian Couple Photograph The Greatest Anti-Rock Stars In History

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Behold! History's Most Epic Concert Moments

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15 Coolest Kid Musicians And DJs To Make You Rue Your Wasted Youth

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11 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles

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27 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014's Second Half

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50 Worst! Canadian Songs! Ever!

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70s Musicians Then And Now

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Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

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(So Far)

25 Best 'Weird Al' Songs Ever

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21 Most Offensive Music Videos Ever (NSFW, Obvs)

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Remembering MuchMusic's VJs: Then And Now

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Wait, They Dated?!? Music's Oddest Couples

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Bad Albums That Good Artists Should Never Have Made

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Best Indie Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

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In Defence Of The Songs You Hate

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100 Greatest Canadian Songs Ever!

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12 Bands We Want To See Reunite Already

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25 Movie Songs So Bad You'll Wish Films Were Still Silent

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WATCH: 17 Most Cringe-Worthy Concert Moments In Music History

80s Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

WATCH: Music Videos From Beyond The Grave

25 Best Movie Songs Ever (23 Of Which Aren't 'Happy' Or 'Let It Go')