<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Music Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music?source=rss http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music?source=rss <![CDATA[Top 9 Best New School Rappers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-9-best-new-school-rappers/pernalonga98?source=rss

My opinion! Based on influence, skills and personal taste.


Top 9 Best New School Rappers, music, bands/musicians,

J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes after signing to Jay Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.

Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics, while being both certified platinum in the US. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. In December 2016 Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in April 2017.

Self-taught on piano, Cole also acts as a producer alongside his hip hop career, producing singles for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as handling the majority of the production in his own projects. He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as non-profit organization the Dreamville Foundation. The Dreamville Foundation is not the only non-profit gesture Cole has put forth; in January 2015, he decided to house single mothers rent-free in his childhood home at 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina.


Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Compton, California, he embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He began to gain recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, Lamar independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large Internet following and collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg.

His major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath and Interscope Records to critical success. It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record contained the top 40 hit singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" and "Poetic Justice". Lamar won his first Grammy Award for "i", the lead single from his critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). The album drew on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, debuted atop the charts in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony. In 2016, Lamar released Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly. He released his fourth album Damn in 2017; its lead single "Humble" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Lamar has received a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the number one "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list. Time named Lamar one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates and fellow South Los Angeles-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q.


Earl Sweatshirt

Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California. He originally went by the moniker Sly Tendencies in 2008, but soon changed it when Tyler, The Creator invited him to join his hip hop collective Odd Future in late 2009. He gained recognition and critical praise for his debut mixtape Earl, released in March 2010. Following its release, his mother sent him to a boarding school in Samoa until his eighteenth birthday, and he was not able to produce new music for a year and a half.

After returning to Los Angeles in February 2012, Earl rejoined Odd Future and started producing new music. Earl released his debut studio album, Doris in August 2013. His sophomore album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt followed in March 2015. Both received widespread critical acclaim. He is currently signed to Columbia Records as well as his independent label Tan Cressida.


Tyler, the Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director.Born in Ladera Heights, California, he rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future and has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. Okonma creates all the artwork for the group's releases and designs the group's clothing and other merchandise as well.

After releasing his debut album Goblin under XL Recordings, in April 2011, he signed a joint venture deal for him and his label Odd Future Records, with RED Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment. Following that he released his second studio album Wolf, which was met with generally positive reviews and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 selling 90,000 copies in its first week. He has his own clothing company, called Golf Wang, started in 2011, and a carnival, named Camp Flog Gnaw, hosted annually since 2012. He runs his own streaming service Golf Media; it contains original scripted series from Tyler himself and Camp Flog Gnaw streams there yearly.

On June 29, 2017, Tyler released a song titled "Who Dat Boy" featuring A$AP Rocky on a new YouTube channel following many promotional countdown posts on his social media accounts. Later that night, he released the song on streaming services with a new song titled "911 / Mr. Lonely" featuring Steve Lacy, Frank Ocean, and Anna of the North. On July 6, 2017, he announced the name, tracklist and release date of his fourth album, Flower Boy, which was released on July 21st, 2017.


Danny Brown

Daniel Dewan Sewell (born March 16, 1981), better known by his stage name Danny Brown, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory". In 2010, after amassing several mixtapes, Brown released his debut studio album, The Hybrid. Brown began to gain major recognition after the release of his second studio album, XXX, which received critical acclaim and earned him such accolades as Spin, as well as Metro Times "Artist of the Year". In 2013, he entered a US Billboard chart, with the release of his third studio album, Old, which reached number 18 on the US Billboard 200 chart and spawned three singles, "Dip", "25 Bucks" and "Smokin & Drinkin". His latest studio album, Atrocity Exhibition, was released on September 27, 2016.


Vince Staples

Vincent Jamal Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, California. He is member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers Aston Matthews and Joey Fatts. Staples was once a close associate of Odd Future, in particular Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. He is currently signed to Blacksmith Records, ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings.

Staples rose to prominence with appearances on albums by Odd Future members and his collaborative mixtape titled Stolen Youth with Mac Miller, who produced the project. In October 2014, he released his debut EP Hell Can Wait, which included the singles "Hands Up" and "Blue Suede". His debut album, Summertime '06, was released on June 30, 2015, to critical acclaim. He was also featured as a part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class.


Denzel Curry

Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. On June 9, 2015, Curry released his first double EP, titled 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms. His first release in 2016 was the single "Flying Nimbus. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.


Chance The Rapper

Chancellor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa), and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Bennett released his third mixtape Coloring Book to further critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy awards, including for Best Rap Album. Coloring Bookwas the first streaming-only album to ever receive and win a Grammy nomination. In July 2017, Chance was nominated for an Emmy Award for his original song “Last Christmas” that was performed on Saturday Night Live. He shares the nomination with Kenan Thompson, Eli Brueggemann, and Will Stephen in the category for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.


Joey Badass

Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$), is an American rapper and actor.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mixtapes. He released his debut mixtape, 1999, in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013. His debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, was released January 20, 2015. In July 2016, he made his television debut on the USA Network series Mr. Robot. His second studio album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ was released on April 7, 2017.



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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:23:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-9-best-new-school-rappers/pernalonga98
<![CDATA[Greatest Contemporary Composers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-contemporary-composers/rohansrinivasan?source=rss

A list of the greatest contemporary composers (not necesssarily active today). Contemporary classical music can be understood as belonging to the period that started in the mid-1970s to early 1990s, which includes modernist, postmodern, neoromantic, and pluralist music. However, the term may also be employed in a broader sense to refer to all post-1945 musical forms.


Greatest Contemporary Composers,

Alexander Goehr

Alfred Schnittke

Cornelius Cardew

Gérard Grisey

Iannis Xenakis

James Dillon

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Magnus Lindberg

George Benjamin

György Kurtág


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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:18:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-contemporary-composers/rohansrinivasan
<![CDATA[Michael Jackson's Most Overrated Song]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/michael-jackson_s-most-overrated-song/yossik?source=rss

Here are 30 of the most popular and famous songs of Michael Jackson among his listeners and fans.
What is the MOST overrated one from this long list?

Please feel free to vote.


Michael Jackson's Most Overrated Song,

Beat It

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

They Don't Care About Us

Can You Feel It (Jacksons)

Blame It On The Boogie (Jacksons)

I Want You Back (Jackson 5)

I'll Be There (Jackson 5)

ABC (Jackson 5)

Earth Song

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough


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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:49:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/michael-jackson_s-most-overrated-song/yossik
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Young Jeezy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-young-jeezy/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Young Jeezy. As a solo artist, Young Jeezy has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip-Hop Collabo), released top ten singles ("Put On," "I Luv It"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Inspiration, Trap or Die 3), so it’s not surprising to see Young Jeezy features top music charts. What are the best Young Jeezy collabs?

Including songs like “Love in the Club” and “Hard,” this list of songs featuring Young Jeezy as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Young Jeezy’s collaborations with Usher, Kanye West, Rihanna, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Young Jeezy, and let’s see what the best Young Jeezy collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Young Jeezy,

I'm So Paid

Thug Motivation

Right Back

Hold On (Shut Up)

Amazing

I'm Goin' In

Hard

Double Cup

Love in This Club

Make It Home


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Kid Ink]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kid-ink/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Kid Ink. As a solo artist, Kid Ink has won awards, released top ten singles ("Show Me," "Be Real"), and sold multi platinum albums (My Own Lane, Full Speed), so it’s not surprising to see Kid Ink features top music charts. What are the best Kid Ink collabs?

Including songs like "Worth It” and “That's How You Know,” this list of songs featuring Kid Ink as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Kid Ink’s collaborations with Fifth Harmony, Steve Aoki, Little Mix, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Kid Ink, and let’s see what the best Kid Ink collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Kid Ink,

Me and My Team

Worth It

Baby's In Love

I'm Up

That's How You Know

100

Get Home

I Love You

Touch

Delirious (Boneless)


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:41:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kid-ink/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Fetty Wap]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-fetty-wap/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Fetty Wap. As a solo artist, Fetty Wap has won awards (Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist), released top ten singles ("Trap Queen," "679"), and sold multi platinum albums (Fetty Wap, King Zoo), so it’s not surprising to see Fetty Wap features top music charts. What are the best Fetty Wap collabs?

Including songs like “The Mack” and “All in My Head (Flex),” this list of songs featuring Fetty Wap as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Fetty Wap’s collaborations with Fifth Harmony, Lil Dicky, David Guetta, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Fetty Wap, and let’s see what the best Fetty Wap collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Fetty Wap,

Gold Slugs

Roll Up

When I See Ya

Ice Cream

Dope Boy

Classic

Promise

Nobody's Better

All in My Head (Flex)

The Mack


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-fetty-wap/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. ASAP Ferg]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-asap-ferg/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring ASAP Ferg. As a solo artist, ASAP Ferg has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Rookie of the Year), released top ten singles ("Work (Remix)"), "Shabba"), and sold multi platinum albums (Trap Lord, Always Strive and Prosper), so it’s not surprising to see ASAP Ferg features top music charts. What are the best ASAP Ferg collabs?

Including songs like “Lotta That” and “B Boy,” this list of songs featuring ASAP Ferg as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank ASAP Ferg’s collaborations with G-Eazy, Meek Mill, Lost Kingz, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature ASAP Ferg, and let’s see what the best ASAP Ferg collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. ASAP Ferg,

Beautiful (DHNY Remix)

Don't Wanna Dance

My Song 5

Villain

Whiteline

B Boy

Slime Season

That Damaged Girl

Look at Us Now

Lotta That


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-asap-ferg/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Rich Homie Quan]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rich-homie-quan/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Rich Homie Quan. As a solo artist, Rich Homie Quan has won awards, released top ten singles ("Flex," "Type of Way"), and sold multi platinum albums (Rich As In Spirit), so it’s not surprising to see Rich Homie Quan features top music charts. What are the best Rich Homie Quan collabs?

Including songs like “Save Dat Money” and “Lifestyle,” this list of songs featuring Rich Homie Quan as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Rich Homie Quan’s collaborations with Lil Dicky, Rich Gang, YG, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Rich Homie Quan, and let’s see what the best Rich Homie Quan collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Rich Homie Quan,

My Nigga

I Know

New Atlanta

Lifestyle

Like a Man

Mamacita

Save Dat Money

Everyday

Im Sayin

Finesse


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rich-homie-quan/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Machine Gun Kelly]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-machine-gun-kelly/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Machine Gun Kelly. As a solo artist, Machine Gun Kelly has won awards (Radio Disney Music Award for Best Collaboration), released top ten singles ("Bad Things," "Wild Boy"), and sold multi platinum albums (Lace Up, Bloom), so it’s not surprising to see Machine Gun Kelly features top music charts. What are the best MGK collabs?

Including songs like “No Miracles” and “No More Sad Songs,” this list of songs featuring Machine Gun Kelly as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Machine Gun Kelly’s collaborations with Little Mix, DMX, Kid Ink, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature MGK, and let’s see what the best Machine Gun Kelly collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Machine Gun Kelly,

I Don't Dance

No Miracles

Alone

No More Sad Songs


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-machine-gun-kelly/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. B.o.B]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-bob/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring B.o.B. As a solo artist, B.o.B has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Made-You-Look Award), released top ten singles ("Airplanes," "HeadBand"), and sold multi platinum albums (B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, Strange Clouds), so it’s not surprising to see B.o.B features top music charts. What are the best B.o.B collabs?

Including songs like “Up Down (Do This All Day)” and “Paranoid,” this list of songs featuring B.o.B as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank B.o.B’s collaborations with Jessie J, T-Pain, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature BoB., and let’s see what the best B.o.B collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. B.o.B,

Red Cup

Secrets

Up Down (Do This All Day)

Beast in da Sheets

Devil

Shoulda Been There

Hood Go Crazy

I Am Somebody

Paranoid

Price Tag


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-bob/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-rhymes/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

When ranking the best rap artists, how a rapper rhymes is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. From multi syllable rappers to creative rhymers, this ranking of MCs with the best rhymes has old school rappers as well as new school rappers. Which rapper has the best rhymes? 

Featuring Eminen, MF Doom, Big Pun, Lil Wayne, and more, this list of rappers with the best rhymes includes some of the greatest rappers of all time. 

Vote up who you think are the best rhymers in hip hop and vote down the rappers who need more time studying the thesaurus. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list.


Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked,

Big Pun

Daniel Dumile

Eminem

Fat Joe

Nas

Rakim

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur

Nicki Minaj

Kendrick Lamar


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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:55:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-rhymes/ranker-hip-hop
<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-voices/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

When ranking the best rap artists, the rapper's voice is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. While some artists rap with deep voices, other rappers have signature sounds and unique pronunication. Which rapper has the best voice? 

Featuring Drake, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and more, this list of rappers with the best voices includes some of the greatest rappers of all time. 

Vote up who you think are the rappers with the best voices and vote down the rappers who need more time perfecting their tone. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list.


Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked,

Drake

Eminem

Ice Cube

Kanye West

Method Man

Nelly

Snoop Dogg

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur

Wiz Khalifa


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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:55:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-voices/ranker-hip-hop
<![CDATA[The Best US Cities for Live Music]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cities-for-live-music/ranker-travel?source=rss

Looking to plan a vacation with an unforgettable soundtrack? Consider visiting one of these locales – they're the best American cities for live music. No matter what type of tunes you prefer, you'll find your dream destination here. Some great U.S. cities for live music lovers have produced popular country artists, while other good cities for concerts are known for their talented rappers. All of these great US cities for concert goers offer plenty of sightseeing in addition to shows.

What areas will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for live music? Home to the Grande Ole Opry, the CMA Music Festival, and Jack White's Third Man Records, Nashville has become the epicenter for live country music. Gregg Allman, Blake Shelton, and Martina McBride are just a few of the artists who have called Nashville home. New Orleans is another great city for live music, particularly jazz. Chicago is known for the blues, but the city has also produced such talented artists as Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Other destinations featured on this list include New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin.

Which city do you consider tops when it comes to live music? Vote the best live music cities up to the top of the list, and share some of your favorite shows in the comments section.


The Best US Cities for Live Music,

Austin

Chicago

Detroit

Kansas City

Los Angeles

Memphis

Nashville

New Orleans

New York City

San Antonio


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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:49:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cities-for-live-music/ranker-travel
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Denzel Curry]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-denzel-curry/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Denzel Curry. As a solo artist, Denzel Curry has won awards, released top ten singles ("Ultimate," "Knotty Head"), and sold multi platinum albums (Nostalgic 64, Imperial), so it’s not surprising to see Denzel Curry features top music charts. What are the best Denzel Curry collabs?

Including songs like “Gunsmoke” and “Pale Fire,” this list of songs featuring Denzel Curry as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Denzel Curry’s collaborations with Promnite, Daye Jack, Darnell Williams, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Denzel Curry, and let’s see what the best Denzel Curry collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Denzel Curry,

Chill Bill (Remix)

Dressed 2 Kill

Redemption

Du Rags

Gunsmoke

Pale Fire

Cnt U See (Remix)

Raw (Remix)


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:42:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-denzel-curry/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. G-Eazy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-g-eazy/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring G-Eazy. As a solo artist, G-Eazy has won awards (MTV Europe Music Award for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist), released top ten singles ("Me, Myself & I," "I Mean It"), and sold multi platinum albums (These Things Happen, When It's Dark Out), so it’s not surprising to see G-Eazy features top music charts. What are the best G-Eazy collabs?

Including songs like “You Don't Know Me” and “You & Me,” this list of songs featuring G-Eazy as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank G-Eazy’s collaborations with Britney Spears, Grace, Bebe Rexha, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature G-Eazy, and let’s see what the best G-Eazy collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. G-Eazy,

Purple Brick Road

F.F.F.

Fuck with U

You Don't Own Me

Say Less

Give It Up

You & Me

Over Again

I'm On 3.0

Fashion Week


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:43:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-g-eazy/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Mac Miller]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-mac-miller/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Mac Miller. As a solo artist, Mac Miller has won awards, released top ten singles ("Donald Trump," "Loud"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Divine Feminine, Blue Slide Park), so it’s not surprising to see Mac Miller features top music charts. What are the best Mac Miller collabs?

Including songs like “The Way” and “Middle Finger,” this list of songs featuring Mac Miller as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Mac Miller’s collaborations with Ariana Grande, Cobra Starship, Diggy Simmons, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Mac Miller, and let’s see what the best Mac Miller collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Mac Miller,

I'm V.I.P.

Beautiful Money

Middle Finger

Happy Days

The Way


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:43:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-mac-miller/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. YG]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-yg/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring YG. As a solo artist, YG has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo), released top ten singles ("Who Do You Love?," "Why You Always Hatin?"), and sold multi platinum albums (My Krazy Life, Still Brazy), so it’s not surprising to see YG features top music charts. What are the best YG collabs?

Including songs like “Don't Tell 'Em” and “Function,” this list of songs featuring YG as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank YG’s collaborations with E-40, Jeremih, Mariah Carey, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature YG, and let’s see what the best YG collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. YG,

Gucci On My

Function

Like I Got a Gun

Drop It Down

Act Right

Don't Tell 'Em

Only Right

Wuzhanindoe

I Don't

Want Her


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Birdman]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-birdman/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Birdman. As a solo artist, Birdman has won awards, released top ten singles ("Pop Bottles," "Money to Blow"), and sold multi platinum albums (Fast Money, Priceless), so it’s not surprising to see Birdman features top music charts. What are the best Birdman collabs?

Including songs like “We Takin' Over” and “I Made It,” this list of songs featuring Birdman as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Birdman’s collaborations with DJ Khaled, Kevin Rudolf, Paris Hilton, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Birdman, and let’s see what the best Birdman collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Birdman,

I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)

Tapout

We Been On

Bounce Back

She Tried (Remix)

Tuck Ya Ice

Make It Rain (Remix)

High Off My Love

We Takin' Over

I'm a G


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Logic]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-logic/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Logic. As a solo artist, Logic has won awards (), released top ten singles ("Sucker for Pain," "1-800-273-8255"), and sold multi platinum albums (Everybody, The Incredible True Story), so it’s not surprising to see Logic features top music charts. What are the best Logic collabs?

Including songs like “You Can Count on Me” and “All of Me,” this list of songs featuring Logic as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Logic’s collaborations with Ansel Elgort, Big Gigantic, Tech N9ne, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Logic, and let’s see what the best Logic collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Logic,

Willing to Die

All of Me

Sriracha

You Can Count On Me


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Juicy J]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-juicy-j/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Juicy J. As a solo artist, Juicy J has won awards (Academy Award for Best Original Song), released top ten singles ("Bounce It," "Bandz a Make Her Dance"), and sold multi platinum albums (Stay Trippy, TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening), so it’s not surprising to see Juicy J features top music charts. What are the best Juicy J collabs?

Including songs like “Dark Horse” and “I Don't Mind,” this list of songs featuring Juicy J as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Juicy J’s collaborations with Usher, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Juicy J, and let’s see what the best Juicy J collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Juicy J,

One Shot

Ballin

We Still in This Bitch

Multiply

I Don't Mind

23

Make That Shit Work

Dark Horse

Yamborghini High

The Business


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Lupe Fiasco]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lupe-fiasco/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Lupe Fiasco. As a solo artist, Lupe Fiasco has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance), released top ten singles ("The Show Goes On," "Superstar"), and sold multi platinum albums (Lasers, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool), so it’s not surprising to see Lupe Fiasco features top music charts. What are the best Lupe Fiasco collabs?

Including songs like “Touch the Sky” and “I'm On,” this list of songs featuring Lupe Fiasco as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Lupe Fiasco’s collaborations with Kanye West, Wale, Chuckie, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Lupe Fiasco, and let’s see what the best Lupe Fiasco collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Lupe Fiasco,

Poor Decisions

Makin' Papers

Linger

Touch the Sky

Change

We All Want the Same Thing

This City

I'm On

Angels & Stars

Vava Voom


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Pharrell]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-pharrell-williams/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Pharrell Williams. As a solo artist, Pharrell Williams has won awards (Grammy Award for Record of the Year), released top ten singles ("Happy," "Frontin'"), and sold multi platinum albums (Girl, In My Mind), so it’s not surprising to see Pharrell Williams features top music charts. What are the best Pharrell Williams collabs?

Including songs like “Get Lucky” and “Feels,” this list of songs featuring Pharrell Williams as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Pharrell Williams’s collaborations with Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Major Lazer, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Pharrell Williams, and let’s see what the best Pharrell Williams collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Pharrell,

Here Ye, Hear Ye

Blurred Lines

Get Lucky

Money Maker

WTF (Where They From)

Safari

Surfin'

Heatstroke

Get Like Me

Feels


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Andre 3000]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-andre-3000/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Andre 3000. As a solo artist, Andre 3000 has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Rap Album), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums as OutKast (ATLiens, Idlewild), so it’s not surprising to see Andre 3000 features top music charts. What are the best Andre 3000 collabs?

Including songs like “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)” and “Green Light,” this list of songs featuring Andre 3000 as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Andre 3000’s collaborations with John Legend, Beyonce, Lloyd, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Andre 3000, and let’s see what the best Andre 3000 collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Andre 3000,

What a Job

Royal Flush

Green Light

Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)

Party

Play the Guitar

I Do

Sorry

Millionaire


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Tyler The Creator]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-tyler-the-creator/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Tyler the Creator. As a solo artist, Tyler the Creator has won awards (MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist), released top ten singles ("Yonkers," "Who Dat Boy"), and sold multi platinum albums (Cherry Bomb, Goblin), so it’s not surprising to see Tyler the Creator features top music charts. What are the best Tyler the Creator collabs?

Including songs like “Biking” and “Whoa,” this list of songs featuring Tyler the Creator as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Tyler the Creator’s collaborations with Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, ASAP Rocky, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Tyler the Creator, and let’s see what the best Tyler the Creator collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Tyler The Creator,

Trouble on My Mind

Whoa

Go (Gas)

Telephone Calls

Biking


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Ludacris]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-ludacris/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Ludacris. As a solo artist, Ludacris has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration), released top ten singles ("Stand Up," "Rollout"), and sold multi platinum albums (Word of Mouf, Chicken-n-Beer), so it’s not surprising to see Ludacris features top music charts. What are the best Ludacris collabs?

Including songs like “Yeah!” and “Baby,” this list of songs featuring Ludacris as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Ludacris’s collaborations with Justin Bieber, Usher, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Ludacris, and let’s see what the best Ludacris collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Ludacris,

Everyday Birthday

Yeah!

Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)

Double Cup

Lovers and Friends

Legs Shakin

Little Bad Girl

Glamorous

Baby

Break Your Heart


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<![CDATA[Solo Hits From Famous Girl And Boy Band Members You Totally Forgot You Loved]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/solo-hits-you-forgot-about/carly-silver?source=rss

Pop and R&B groups dominated the airwaves in the '90s and early 2000s, but what happens when some of the bands' lead singers strike out on their own? You get a ton of solo hits from famous group members you don't even remember. For example, did you know that one-hit wonder Ashley Parker Angel, formerly of O-Town, had a smash in the '00s with "Let U Go"? Who's heard from him since?

Girl groups have proven fruitful ground for solo hits you forgot about. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss (formerly of Xscape) made some waves with "Don't Think I'm Not" in 2000, but was a bigger success as a songwriter than as a solo star. Other forgotten singles from former group members include the late, great Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes's little-known track "The Block Party" and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's "Look at Me."

Other failed solo music careers came from boy band members. Nick Lachey's singing career didn't take off until his second album, while JC Chasez of *NSYNC never really got his momentum going.

Whether they faded from your memory or starred on your favorite mixtape, these forgotten solo tracks are sure to take you back.


Solo Hits From Famous Girl And Boy Band Members You Totally Forgot You Loved,

Jordan Knight – Give It To You (1999)

New Kid On The Block Jordan Knight made his solo start with the arguably creepy "Give It to You," co-written by Robin Thicke. The video for this 1999 single saw a turtleneck-clad Knight serenading a girl at a carnival. But the weird undertones didn't stop this song from breaking into the Billboard Top 100.

The track was Knight's only real solo success, although he did later link up with fellow ex-boy bander Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys fame) for an EP under the name Nick & Knight.


Kandi Burruss – Don't Think I'm Not (2000)

Originally known as a member of '90s R&B girl group Xscape, Kandi Burruss also branched out on her own as an entrepreneur and Real Housewife. But her first loves are singing and songwriting (she co-wrote TLC's "No Scrubs," among others).

Burruss's first single off her debut solo disc, Hey Kandi..., was "Don't Think I'm Not." This song saw her kicking a no-good ex to the curb, and cracked the Top 40.


Nicole Scherzinger – Whatever U Like (2007)

It's always been a bit of a mystery why Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger failed to achieve solo success, despite her many attempts. Her first single off her planned solo debut, Her Name is Nicole, was the sultry "Whatever U Like." Polow Da Don (the man behind PCD's "Buttons") produced the beat, which TLC's Chilli and rapper Ma$e had already used for other songs. But even with a spot from rapper T.I., "Whatever U Like" failed to ignite the charts.


Lisa Left Eye Lopes – The Block Party (2001)

The late, great Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was the creative glue that held '90s R&B/hip-hop trio TLC together. Her tragic early passing was a blow for music fans worldwide, but Lopes did release some solo music before she died. Her much-delayed LP, Supernova, was never released in America, and the debut single, "The Block Party," didn't make that much noise stateside.


Geri Halliwell – Look At Me (1999)

Pop music fans were devastated in 1998 when Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls high and dry. A year later, Halliwell debuted her first solo single, the funky "Look At Me," off the album Schizophonic. The song was a top-ten hit in the UK and charted in the States as well.


Ashley Parker Angel – Let U Go (2006)

Former O-Town heartthrob Ashley Parker Angel branched out to do his own thing in the early 2000s. He started recording more rock-influenced music and filmed a reality show about his life and relationship called There & Back.

In 2006, Angel's debut solo single, "Let U Go," debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 100, but his eventual album, Soundtrack to My Life, didn't follow suit success-wise. Angel didn't continue to light up the charts, but he has proven his musical theater skills and is a social media favorite today.


JC Chasez – Some Girls (Dance With Women) (2003)

As Billboard noted in a 2013 article, *NSYNC only yielded one superstar solo artist: Justin Timberlake. But why, when all five guys were talented (and there was also super-hunk JC Chasez to contend with)? Well, for one, by the time Chasez was about to release his solo stuff, Timberlake's work was already blowing up the charts and overshadowing his ex-bandmate's. And then there's the fact that Chasez's album – including the unsuccessful "Some Girls (Dance With Women)" – represented a complete lack of musical direction.


Slim (Of 112) – So Fly (2008)

Bad Boy R&B group 112 had some hits in the '90s and '00s, but its star singer, Slim, went through quite a few bumps in the road. Before filing for bankruptcy a few times from 2013-2016, Slim released his debut solo album, Love's Crazy. The lead single, "So Fly," enjoyed modest success on the charts, and Slim continues to record and release new music.


Nick Carter – Help Me (2002)

Backstreet Boys' resident hunk Nick Carter never achieved the same level of success as the likes of Justin Timberlake. He took a more rock-pop approach to his solo work, releasing "Help Me" as his first single in 2002, though the track didn't prove to be a chart smash. But Carter has continued to put out music, both with his group and solo.


Nick Lachey – Shut Up (2003)

Former 98 Degrees heartthrob Nick Lachey had a big hit on his hands with his second album, What's Left of Me, but his first single, "Shut Up," flopped. The cheesy video told the story of a man, played by Dax Shepherd, living in a trailer near Lachey's mansion with then-wife Jessica Simpson. Needless to say, Lachey did better musically when he took a more heartfelt route with his later stuff.



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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. P. Diddy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-sean-combs/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring P. Diddy. As a solo artist, Puff Daddy has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Rap Album), released top ten singles ("I'll Be Missing You," "Coming Home"), and sold multi platinum albums (No Way Out, Press Play), so it’s not surprising to see Diddy features top music charts. What are the best Sean Combs collabs?

Including songs like “Mo Money Mo Problems” and “I Don't Wanna Know,” this list of songs featuring Diddy as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Diddy’s collaborations with DJ Khaled, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Pain, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Diddy, and let’s see what the best Puffy collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. P. Diddy,

Trade It All, Pt. 2

I'm on You

Same Damn Time (Remix)

Scream & Shout (Hit-Boy Remix)

Bump, Bump, Bump

I Don't Wanna Know

Mo Money Mo Problems

Where Is The Love?

All I Do Is Win (Remix)

Someone to Love Me (Naked)


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Young Thug]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-young-thug/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Young Thug. As a solo artist, Young Thug has won awards, released top ten singles ("Best Friend," "Pick Up the Phone"), and sold multi platinum albums (Beautiful Thugger Girls, Jeffery), so it’s not surprising to see Young Thug features top music charts. What are the best Young Thug collabs?

Including songs like “Lifestyle” and “Heatstroke,” this list of songs featuring Young Thug as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Young Thug’s collaborations with Calvin Harris, Lil Yachty, Travis Scott, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Young Thug, and let’s see what the best Young Thug collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Young Thug,

The Half

Trap Trap Trap

I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)

Heatstroke

Rihanna

Out My Face

About the Money

Xantastic

Lifestyle

Been Thru a Lot


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Lil Yachty]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lil-yachty-v1/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Lil Yachty. As a solo artist, Lil Yachty has won awards, released top ten singles ("One Night," "Minnesota"), and sold multi platinum albums (Teenage Emotions), so it’s not surprising to see Lil Yachty features top music charts. What are the best Lil Yachty collabs?

Including songs like “Broccoli” and “iSpy,” this list of songs featuring Lil Yachty as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Lil Yachty’s collaborations with D.R.A.M, Kyle, Charli XCX, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Lil Yachty, and let’s see what the best Lil Yachty collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Lil Yachty,

iSpy

Broccoli

From the D to the A

1500

Hip Hopper

Mase in '97

Nada

After the Afterparty

Dan Bilzerian


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Busta Rhymes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-busta-rhymes/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Busta Rhymes. As a solo artist, Busta Rhymes has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Verizon People's Champ Award), released top ten singles ("Turn It Up," "Touch It"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Big Bang, When Disaster Strikes...), so it’s not surprising to see Busta Rhymes features top music charts. What are the best Busta Rhymes collabs?

Including songs like “Look at Me Now” and “Don't Cha,” this list of songs featuring Busta Rhymes as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Busta Rhymes’s collaborations with Chris Brown, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Busta Rhymes, and let’s see what the best Busta Rhymes collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Busta Rhymes,

Lehhhgooo

Rotate

Pride N Joy

Take You There

Look at Me Now

Broad Daylight

Fire

Worldwide Choppers

Don't Cha

60 Second Assassins


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<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Flow, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-flow/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

When ranking the best rap artists, the rapper's flow is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. The most creative rappers play around with their bars, rhyme off beat, and switch up their tempo. Which rapper has the best flow? 

Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, MF Doom, and more, this list of rappers with the best flow includes some of the greatest rappers of all time

Vote up who you think are the rappers with the best flows and vote down the rappers who have boring flows. Feel free to add any rappers with good flow missing from the list. 


Rappers with the Best Flow, Ranked,

André 3000

Eminem

Method Man

Mos Def

Nas

Rakim

Snoop Dogg

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Chance The Rapper


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<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-vocabulary/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

When ranking the best rap artists, the rapper's vocabulary is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. Whether they use small or big words, the most creative rappers use a variety of vocab in their lyrics. Instead of repeating profanity and rhyming same words, the best MCs have a large vocabulary. Which rapper has the best vocabulary? 

Featuring Eminen, Aesop Rock, Raekwon, and more, this list of rappers with the largest vocabulary includes some of the best rappers of all time. 

Vote up who you think are the rappers with the best vocabulary, and vote down the rappers who need more time studying the thesaurus. Feel free to also add rappers with good vocabulary who are missing from the list. 


Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked,

Aesop Rock

André 3000

Busta Rhymes

Daniel Dumile

E-40

Eminem

Ghostface Killah

Mike D

RZA

Talib Kweli


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. J. Cole]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-j-cole/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring J. Cole. As a solo artist, J. Cole has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Album of the Year), released top ten singles "Power Trip," "Work Out"), and sold multi platinum albums (2014 Forest Hills Drive, 4 Your Eyez Only), so it’s not surprising to see J. Cole features top music charts. What are the best J. Cole collabs?

Including songs like “Planes” and “No Sleeep,” this list of songs featuring J. Cole as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank J. Cole’s collaborations with Janet Jackson, French Montana, Jay-Z, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature J. Cole, and let’s see what the best J. Cole collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. J. Cole,

Trouble

No Sleeep

Only Wanna Give It to You

Bad Girls Club

I'm On 2.0

Planes

This Time

Diamonds

Feel Love

Lit


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<![CDATA[Here's Why Lorde Is Even Cooler Than You Already Thought She Is]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-lorde/carly-silver?source=rss

Maybe you know alt-pop singer Lorde from her smash hit "Royals." Or maybe you're such a hardcore fan that you have lyrics from "The Louvre" tattooed on your body, and you consider Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor your BFF. Either way, you know there are tons of interesting facts about Lorde that make her more than just another female singer.

Lorde's the definition of an unconventional star. No Lorde biography is complete without a mention of her kooky, super-smart family and her upbringing in New Zealand. She ascended to pop stardom as a teen, and she doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Lorde keeps focused thanks to the support of famous friends, like Taylor Swift - Lorde memorably got onstage during the 1989 tour. But even though Lorde is part of Swift's "girl squad," she isn't crazy about the label. Other cool stories about Lorde range from how she got her stage name to her obsession with a particular fried food.

Snap on those headphones, turn up the volume, and settle in. The things you didn't know about Lorde will make you love her even more.


Here's Why Lorde Is Even Cooler Than You Already Thought She Is,

She's Not Crazy About Getting Lumped In With Taylor Swift's Squad

Taylor Swift is one of Lorde's BFFs and threw her a giant birthday party in 2016, but Lorde isn't keen on calling herself part of Swift's "girl squad." She joked that being close with someone famous was "like having a friend with very specific allergies. There are certain places you can't go together. Certain things you can't do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It's like having a friend with an autoimmune disease."

Later, Lorde clarified her remarks, praising Swift but downplaying the squad:

"I've always found people's perception of this 'squad' idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know and some of [whom] I've never met, like most wide groups of friends. Forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we're all blood members of a secret cult."


She's Friends With Lena Dunham And Jack Antonoff

Lorde's 2017 album, Melodrama, was executive produced by her and musician Jack Antonoff, the boyfriend of writer/actress Lena Dunham. Lorde sort of moved in with the couple in their Brooklyn, NY, apartment, and crafted music with Antonoff in the living room. Lorde also co-wrote "Don't Take the Money" with Antonoff, a song about Dunham that Antonoff played with his band, Bleachers.


She Got Her First Record Deal At 13

Lorde was first signed to a development deal in 2009, when she was just 13 years old. She was first told to write songs for other artists, but she wound up finding her own voice and writing her own music.

As she developed her songwriting skills, Lorde started working with producer Joel Little. He was her collaborator until 2016.


She Has Synesthesia

Lorde has sound-to-color synesthesia, a neurological condition that allows her to see colors when particular musical notes are played. She told The New York Times, "From the moment I start something, I can see the finished song, even if it’s far-off and foggy."

She works to fix the colors and notes until everything comes into focus - and then the song is done.


Her Stage Name Comes From Her Obsession With Royalty

Her first single was the smash "Royals," but Lorde has always been fascinated by the aristocracy - it even inspired her stage name. She originally wanted the moniker "Lord," but added an "e" on it to make it more feminine.

She told Rolling Stone, "I'm really interested in the Ivy Leagues, the final clubs, all the really old-money families, the concept of old money."


She's The Daughter Of A Civil Engineer And An Award-Winning Poet

Lorde's dad, Vic O'Connor, is a civil engineer; he's been employed at the same firm for 30 years, and his daughter worked for him before she hit the big time. Her mom, Sonja Yelich, is an award-winning poet who encouraged Lorde to read a ton during her childhood:

"Mum always made sure there were lots of books around. For a long time we had a TV but no DVD player. Then Mum got one but she only allowed us to watch old stuff like Wonder Woman, The Partridge Family and Little House on the Prairie... Those shows are so cool."


She Had An Instagram Account About Onion Rings

Apparently Lorde is really into onion rings. In a 2017 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, she revealed she ran an account on Instagram devoted to reviewing onion rings. Sadly, Lorde didn't keep up the account, but she did share that she prefers batter over breading and likes to pickle the onions before frying them.


She Has A Vagina Painting In Her Bedroom

Once she moved out of her parents' home in New Zealand, Lorde got her own home nearby, which she promptly decorated in an unusual way. She hung a painting in her bedroom that she described to Rolling Stone as "big, weird, very beautiful, quite saucy." Lorde thinks the piece by British artist Celia Hempton is "definitely a vagina."


She Sang Lead For Nirvana

When Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, its living members tapped Lorde to sing in place of the late Kurt Cobain. Dave Grohl said, "There's something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic. She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist."

Randomly, Lorde got some criticism from Iggy Azalea, who didn't think the performance was "appropriate."


Her Musical Tastes Are Diverse

Lorde's musical preferences are all over the map. As you might imagine, she adores indie acts like Arcade Fire and rock groups ranging from Fleetwood Mac to The 1975. But her tastes also run to hip-hop and R&B. She's tweeted her fandom for R&B singer Kehlani, analyzed the artistry of rapper Travis Scott, and added dancehall star Vybz Kartel to her Spotify playlists.



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<![CDATA[Insane Red Hot Chili Peppers Stories From Anthony Kiedis's Autobiography]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-anthony-kiedis-stories/lisa-a-flowers?source=rss

Funky monks rejoice - your high priest has been anointed. Once a weirdo punk-junkie anonymously wandering the streets of Los Angeles, Anthony Kiedis is now at least as famous a drug-addled SoCal "mythic" street poet as Jim Morrison. While some extravagant details of his outlandish life are widely known, rock history, being the lurid mythos that it is, will always welcome dark Anthony Kiedis stories and lurid facts about Anthony Kiedis. As anyone who's read the full Kiedis bio in Scar Tissue can tell you, most of the stories are true, most of the stories are insane, and most of the stories are way more over-the-top than you can imagine. 

From his unorthodox, drug-infused Hollywood upbringing to his long battle with heroin and cocaine addiction to his famous onstage theatrics, Kiedis is rock n' roll (or funk n' roll, if you will) history personified. While the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a collective lay claim to one of the great, sordid canons in the annals of rock history, Kiedis merits examination of his own, for his truly depraved and outlandish antics. 

Slap your bass. Cook your white horse. Get your friends on your aeroplane after a warped trip to the coffee shop as one big mob. There are souls to squeeze, kisses to suck, and higher ground to be achieved. Strap yourself into your sex magik rocket ship with a full supply of mother's milk, because it's time to travel all around the world and into a parallel universe, naked in the rain with the righteous and the wicked. Dig?


Insane Red Hot Chili Peppers Stories From Anthony Kiedis's Autobiography,

He Lost His Virginity At 12 Years Old To His Dad’s 18-Year-Old Girlfriend—And His Dad Set It Up

Kiedis lost his virginity at 12 to his dad's 18-year-old girlfriend. As Larry Slowman, co-author of Scar Tissue, recounts it:

"One night, when Anthony was 12, he went with his father to the Rainbow Room and Blackie's girlfriend is there dancing for him.

"Anthony asks, 'Dad, can I have my first sexual experience with your girlfriend?' And Blackie says, 'Sure, son.'

"So they go back to the house, and his dad builds a big bed out of four mattresses in his room and puts the girl in next to him.

"And that's how he loses his virginity."


When He Was In 8th Grade, He Slept Next To Cher For 2 Nights, While She Was Naked

Kiedis's dad was friends with Sonny and Cher, whose son Chaz is a few years younger than Anthony. When he first moved to Los Angeles, Kiedis spent a fair amount of time with the family, going to parties and even once accompanying them on a skiing trip. 

When Anthony was in eighth grade, Cher, who was separated from Sonny by then, offered to babysit. He and Cher enjoyed their evening together, engaging in an hours-long chat and really getting to know one another. Then Kiedis went to bed, and Cher got ready to do the same. 

Believing Kiedis to be asleep, Cher took off all her clothes. From his nearby bed, Anthony watched. "There was a woman's naked body, and it was long and slender and special and just thrilling," he recalled.

Cher put on a nightgown and got into bed with Anthony. And the two spent the night sleeping side-by-side. Titillating but chaste, no?


While Visiting His Mom In Michigan In 1984, He Went Cold Turkey Off Heroin, Pounded Beers, And Drove Into A Tree At 90 MPH

In 1984, while the Chili Peppers were working on their first album, Kiedis went to Michigan with his girlfriend to visit his mother and stepfather. While there, he ran out of heroin, so went cold turkey off dope. Jonesing for a high, he went to a nearby bar, where he pounded pitchers with hard-drinking locals. 

On his way home from the bar, in his mother's Subaru, Kiedis got up to 90 miles-per-hour, at which point he blacked out. The car veered across the road, hit a curb, and flew over a bump, and Kiedis hurtled toward a stand of trees. The station wagon careened head-first into an elm, impacting so hard the engine shot into the passenger seat. 

Luckily, a paramedic lived nearby, and he had an ambulance parked in his driveway. He overheard the accident and quickly came to the rescue, accompanied by the fire department. As Kiedis recalls,

"The paramedics were hovering over me, asking me who the president was. I answered each question perfectly, though I couldn't understand why they were testing me for brain damage. I didn't realize that my entire head had split wide open and I resembled a plate of spaghetti and meatballs."


He Proposed To Debbie Harry When He Was 15

Blackie Dammett, Kiedis's father, got into punk right as it was breaking in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. He spent a lot of time at Masque, a punk club on Hollywood Boulevard, and often brought Anthony, who was 15 at the time, with him. Father and son also saw all the great first-wave New York punk bands at venues like the Whiskey on the Sunset Strip, and they frequently partied with said bands afterwards at the Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Boulevard. 

Kiedis shared a love of punk rock with his newfound best friend Mike Balzary, aka Flea, and the two got way into early LA punk and hardcore. The energy, dgaf attitude, art-trash aesthetic, and hard-living philosophy of the scene would go on to greatly inform the music and attitude of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (They saw Black Flag, the Germs, X, and the Circle Jerks, and Flea even briefly played with SoCal punk legends Fear). 

In February of 1977, Blondie opened for the Ramones at the Whiskey, and Kiedis and Dammett ended up at the after-party. There, Kiedis found himself talking with Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. As he recounts in Scar Tissue

"We started talking, and I was smitten, totally melting. In my delusional state, I thought, 'This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You might never see this woman again. You better make your move.' With complete earnestness, I said 'I know I haven't known you that long, but would you marry me?'

She smiled and said 'That's so kind of you to ask. I think you're a great guy, but I don't know if you know this - that guitar player I was playing with tonight, who's back there in the bedroom... well, that's my husband. We're very happily married, and I really don't have any room in my life for another man.' I was crushed."


He Was Convicted Of Sexual Battery For Allegedly Rubbing His Package On A Woman's Face At A Show

In 1989, during the Mother's Milk tour, Kiedis was convicted of sexual battery after a show at George Mason University (you can see it on YouTube). According to the accusation, he produced his dong and touched it to a female fan's face against her wishes. 

To quote a news piece on the incident, 

"The woman, a student at GMU who served on the university's program board, said the incident occurred outside the band's dressing room after the concert.

Circuit Court jurors recommended that Kiedis be fined $1,000 on each charge. He could have received up to 60 days in jail.

Judge Michael McWeeny set sentencing for Friday. Under Virginia law, McWeeny can impose the jury's recommendation or reduce it, but he cannot increase it...

Fans of the rock band, whose music is described as 'white funk,' packed the courtroom during the two days of testimony."

The High Priest of Ribald Poetics denied having enforced his decree upon an unsuspecting bystander, though he admitted to producing and proclaiming his smut wand in the presence of his subjects. Judge Michael McWeeny, indeed.


His Father, A Drug Dealer And Friend To Famous Musicians, Introduced The Grade-School Aged Kiedis To Illicit Substances And Rock Stars

Blackie Dammett, born John Michael Kiedis, was an aspiring filmmaker in the mid-1960s when he got way into pot and started hanging around clubs on the Sunset Strip, partying hard and ignoring his young family, which included his son Anthony. This freewheeling lifestyle soon led to divorce: Margaret Noble, Blackie's wife, left him and moved with Anthony and her new husband, Scott, to her home state of Michigan. 

Meanwhile, Dammett went to London, where he partied with Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin and wrote Anthony letters about spending time among rock gods. Eventually, Dammett returned to Los Angeles, where, as a struggling actor, he sold drugs to ... and hung out with ... rock stars like Sonny and Cher. In 1974, when Anthony was 12 years old, he went to live with his father. As an impressionable adolescent, he was exposed to the likes of Bowie, Blondie, the Talking Heads, The Stooges, and more. And not just on record: he hung out with them, too. 

Dammett, whom you might recognize from his small roles in Lethal Weapon or Nine Deaths of the Ninja, also introduced his son to drugs at a young age. Not long after Anthony's arrival in Los Angeles, he and his father smoked a joint. As Kiedis recounts in Scar Tissue:

"I had been there only a few days when my dad called me into the kitchen. He was sitting at the table with a pretty eighteen-year-old girl he'd been hanging out with that week. 'Do you want to smoke a joint?' he asked me?...

I found the whole ritual fascinating... he lit the joint and passed it to me. 'Be careful, don't take too much. You don't want to cough your lungs out,' he counseled...

I realized I was high. I loved the sensation. It felt like medicine to soothe the soul and awaken the senses."

Years later, at the age of 71, Dammett said, in an interview for a BBC documentary, “It wasn't so unusual that I let him take a little bit of acid, or a little bit of marijuana.”

The Sage Prince of Psychedelic Hard-Funk Lovin' also did his first line of coke in the presence of his father, at age 13. 


He Incited A State-Wide Manhunt When He Ran Off With The Teenage Daughter Of A Louisiana Police Chief

After a show in New Orleans on the band's first national tour in the mid-80s, Kiedis met a woman backstage who he described as "a reincarnated southern version of Marilyn Monroe." He asked her to keep him company while he took a shower, which she was more than happy to do. 

"She immediately threw off her clothes and we made love on the floor. I had known the girl for five minutes, and I was certain of my affection for her. We spent the night together, and I found out more about her, including the fact that she was a Catholic school girl. (She would be the inspiration for a later song, 'Catholic School Girls Rule.')."

The young woman accompanied RHCP to Baton Rouge the next day. After the band's show, she pulled Kiedis aside to make a confession: "I have something to tell you. My father's the chief of police and the entire state of Louisiana is looking for me because I've gone missing. Oh, and besides that I'm only fourteen."

What do you say to that? 

"I wasn't incredibly scared, because in my somewhat deluded mind, I knew that if she told the chief of police she was in love with me, he wasn't going to have me taken out to a field and shot, but I did want to get her the hell back home right away. So we had sex one more time..."


His Dad Had Him Take Naked Pictures Of His 18-Year-Old Girlfriend The First Time He And Kiedis Got High

After smoking his son up for the first time, Blackie Dammett suggested that young Anthony take a few nude photos of a nubile 18-year-old woman he was hanging out with at the time. As Kiedis recalls, after he, his dad, and the young woman in question passed a joint around a few times, his dad broke out a camera.

"Then my dad handed me an Instamatic camera and said 'I think she wants you to take some pictures of her.' I instinctively knew that some form of skin was about to be exposed, so I said to her 'What if we pull up your shirt and I take a picture of you?'

'That's a good idea, but I think it might be more artistic if you just had her expose one breast,' my dad said. We all concurred. I took some pictures, and no one felt uncomfortable about it."


He Broke His Back Jumping Off A 5-Story Roof Into A Swimming Pool When He Was In High School

Kiedis and his mother spent many summers in his birthplace of Grand Rapids, Michigan, when he was a child. While there, he and his friends regularly jumped off railroad trestles into lakes and rivers ... as kids in small towns all over the country are wont to do for fun in the summer. 

As a high school student in Los Angeles, Kiedis became fast friends with Mike Balzary, whom you might know better as Flea. Since there aren't many railroad trestles spanning bodies of water in the City of Angels, Kiedis sought out alternate ways for he and Mike to entertain themselves, and they gradually took up the practice of jumping from apartment buildings into swimming pools. 

As Kiedis writes in Scar Tissue

"Mike was game for anything, so we started out by jumping off second-story buildings into the pools. It didn't matter if people were sitting around the pool sunbathing; that made it all the more fun, to be that guy who flew out of the sky and landed next to an unsuspecting sunbather...

We finally worked our way up to five-story buildings. Our favorite was on King's Road. We'd get up on the roof and look down and see a postage stamp of water, and we would go for it. Then I started experimenting with different styles of jumping. I wasn't about to dive into the pool, but I started jumping off the building backward, doing superman things."

As you might imagine, this was an extremely dangerous hobby. Eventually, it landed Kieidis in the hospital. As he remembers, 

"I jumped, and as I was in the air, I realized that I had put too much into the leap and I was going to overshoot the pool, but there was nothing I could do about it. The concrete was coming up at me, and I landed smack on my heels and missed the pool by about ten inches."

Kiedis was taken to Cedars Sinai with a broken back. He recovered, but the injury affected his mobility ... and is one of the reasons for his very stiff dance moves.


He Smuggled $30,000 In Cash For His Dad At Age 12

Not long after Kiedis moved to Los Angeles in 1974, his dad took him on a drug dealing trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin. As Blackie Dammett spent three days selling blow and what have you, young Anthony went to see Roger-Moore-James-Bond-weirdo-voodoo classic Live and Let Die every day.

When Dammett and Kiedis returned to Los Angeles, they had $30,000 in cash. As Anthony recounts in Scar Tissue, "My dad told me I'd be carrying the money, because if they caught someone who looked like him with all that money, he'd be busted for sure... so we rigged a belt piece, stuffed it with cash, and taped it to my abdomen."



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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. The Game]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-the-game/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring The Game. As a solo artist, The Game has won awards (Ozone Award for Best West Coast Rap Artist), released top ten singles ("How We Do," "Celebration"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Documentary, 1992), so it’s not surprising to see The Game features top music charts. What are the best The Game collabs?

Including songs like “Playa's Only” and “Double Cup,” this list of songs featuring The Game as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank The Game’s collaborations with R. Kelly, Juicy J, Nas, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature The Game, and let’s see what the best The Game collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. The Game,

Lehhhgooo

Lost Angels

Do It All

Double Cup

Awkward

Power of the Dollar

Playa's Only

Trunk Music

Caillra for Life

Can a Drummer Get Some?


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Charli XCX]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-charli-xcx/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Charli XCX. As a solo artist, Charli XCX has won awards (Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song), released top ten singles ("Boom Clap," "Break the Rules"), and sold multi platinum albums (True Romance, Sucker), so it’s not surprising to see Charli XCX features top music charts. What are the best Charli XCX collabs?

Including songs like “Fancy” and “Love Gang,” this list of songs featuring Charli XCX as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Charli XCX’s collaborations with Iggy Azalea, Whethan, Icona Pop, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Charli XCX, and let’s see what the best Charli XCX collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Charli XCX,

Drop That Kitty

Hand in the Fire

1 Night

Lost in Space

Love Gang

I Love It

Illusions Of

Fancy


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<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Mixtapes, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-best-mixtapes/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

Hip hop heads, it's time to rank rap artists with the best mixtapes. Since rap mixtapes are usually released with low marketing, hype plays a big factor in a mixtape's success. This list of rappers with the best mixtapes does not include studio albums or playlists, but you can vote for rappers with the best albums here. Which rapper has the best mixtapes?

When it comes to voting for the best rapper mixtapes, Chance the Rapper, Drake, and Lil Wayne are usually the first rappers mentioned. Hip hop fans all agree that Acid Rap, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and Da Drought 3 are some of the best rap mixtapes of all time. 

Vote for who you think are the rappers with the best mixtapes. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list. 


Rappers with the Best Mixtapes, Ranked,

Drake

What a Time to Be Alive, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, So Far Gone, Comeback Season, Room for Improvement


Lil Wayne

T-Wayne, No Ceilings 2, Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Dedication 5, Dedication 4, Sorry 4 the Wait, No Ceilings, Dedication 3, Da Drought 3, The Carter Files, Dedication 2, The Dedication, The Suffix, The Prefix, Da Drought 2, Da Drought, SQ1, SQ2, SQ3, SQ4, SQ5, SQ6, SQ7


Eminem

Slim Shady EP


Jay-Z

Live in Brooklyn, Collision Course


Kanye West

Can't Tell Me Nothing, Freshman Adjustment 3, Welcome to Kanye's Soul Mix Show, I'm Good, Get Well Soon...


Snoop Dogg

Cuzznz, Beach City, That's My Work 5, That's My Work 4, That's My Work 3, That's My Work 2, That's My Work Vol. 1, Throw Your Dubs Up, Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays Mixtape Vol. 1, Tha Unreleased Vol. 1, We da West, Vol. 1, I Wanna Rock Mixtape, Landy & Egg Nog: A DPG Christmas, The City Is In Good Hands, Mandatory Hyphy, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Mixtape, Welcome to tha Church, Westside Reloaded


Big Sean

Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG, Detroit, Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 2: UKNOWBIGSEAN


J. Cole

Revenge of the Dreamers, Friday Night Lights, The Warm Up, The Come Up


2 Chainz

Hibachi for Lunch, Daniel Son; Necklace Don, Felt Like Cappin, Trap-A-Velli Tre, T.R.U. Jack City, Freebase, T.R.U. REALigion


Chance The Rapper

Coloring Book, Free, Acid Rap, 10 Day, Good Enough, Merry Christmas Lil' Mama



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<![CDATA[Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-the-best-discography/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

Hip hop heads, it's time to rank rap artists with the best albums. The best rapper discographies are based on singles, composition, songs, lyrics, beats, and even hype. This list of rappers with the best albums only includes studio albums, but you can vote for rappers with the best mixtapes here. Which rapper has the best discography?

When it comes to voting for the best rapper discography, Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Eminem are usually the first rappers mentioned. Hip hop fans all agree that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, To Pimp a Butterfly, and The Marshall Mathers LP are some of the best rap albums of all time. 

Vote for who you think are the rappers with the best albums. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list. 


Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked,

50 Cent

Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition


Dr. Dre

Compton, 2001, The Chronic


Lil Wayne

Free Weezy Album, Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being II, I Am Not a Human Being, Rebirth, Like Father, Like Son, 500 Degreez, Lights Out, Tha Block Is Hot


Eminem

The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Encore, Relapse, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2


Kanye West

The Life of Pablo, Yeezus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 808s & Heartbreak, Graduation, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne


Nas

Illmatic, It Was Written, I Am..., Nastradamus, Stillmatic, God's Son, Street's Disciple, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, Life Is Good


Rakim

The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal


The Notorious B.I.G.

The King & I, Duets: The Final Chapter, Born Again, Life After Death, Ready to Die


Tupac Shakur

All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z..., 2Pacalypse Now, Still I Rise, Pac's Life, Loyal to the Game, Better Dayz, Until the End of Time, R U Still Down? (Remember Me), The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory


Kendrick Lamar

Damn, To Pimp a Butterfly, good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80



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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Iggy Azalea]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-iggy-azalea/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Iggy Azalea. As a solo artist, Iggy Azalea has won awards (American Music Award for Favorite Rap Artist), released top ten singles ("Fancy," "Black Widow"), and sold multi platinum albums (The New Classic), so it’s not surprising to see Iggy Azalea features top music charts. What are the best Iggy Azalea collabs?

Including songs like “Problem” and “Booty,” this list of songs featuring Iggy Azalea as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Iggy Azalea’s collaborations with Ariana Grande, T.I., Jennifer Lopez, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Iggy Azalea, and let’s see what the best Iggy Azalea collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Iggy Azalea,

Beat Down

Problem

No Mediocre

Booty


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. 50 Cent]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-50-cent/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring 50 Cent. As a solo artist, 50 Cent has won awards (BET Award for Best New Artist), released top ten singles ("In da Club," "21 Questions"), and sold multi platinum albums (Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre), so it’s not surprising to see 50 Cent features top music charts. What are the best 50 Cent collabs?

Including songs like “How We Do” and “Crack a Bottle,” this list of songs featuring 50 Cent as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank 50 Cent’s collaborations with Eminem, The Game, Lloyd Banks, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature 50 Cent, and let’s see what the best 50 Cent collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. 50 Cent,

How We Do

Everything OK

Hate Bein' Sober

Petty

Haters

Buzzin'

Right There

Up!

Crack a Bottle

Let Me In


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Dr. Dre]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-dr-dre/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Dr. Dre. As a solo artist, Dr. Dre has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Rap Album), released top ten singles ("Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," "The Next Episode"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Chronic, Compton), so it’s not surprising to see Dr. Dre features top music charts. What are the best Dr. Dre collabs?

Including songs like “California Love” and “No Diggity,” this list of songs featuring Dr. Dre as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Dr. Dre’s collaborations with Tupac, Eminem, 50 Cent, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Dr. Dre, and let’s see what the best Dr. Dre collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Dr. Dre,

No Diggity

Crack a Bottle

The Recipe

New Day

Ghetto Fabulous

3 Kings

Bitch Please II

Fast Lane

California Love

Symphony in X Major


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. The Notorious B.I.G.]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-the-notorious-big/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring The Notorious B.I.G.. As a solo artist, The Notorious B.I.G. has won awards (Source Award for New Artist of the Year), released top ten singles ("Hypnotize," "Mo Money Mo Problems"), and sold multi platinum albums (Ready to Die, Life After Death), so it’s not surprising to see The Notorious B.I.G. features top music charts. What are the best The Notorious B.I.G. collabs?

Including songs like “Get Money” and “Crush on You,” this list of songs featuring Biggie Smalls as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank The Notorious B.I.G.’s collaborations with Junior M.A.F.I.A., Lil Kim, Puff Daddy, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature The Notorious B.I.G., and let’s see what the best The Notorious B.I.G. collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. The Notorious B.I.G.,

Angels

This Time Around

Only You

Get Money

Crush on You

Runnin' (Dying to Live)

Be the Realist

It's All About the Benjamins

Victory

Player's Anthem


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Tupac Shakur]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-tupac-shakur/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Tupac. As a solo artist, Tupac has won awards (American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist), released top ten singles ("Dear Mama," "California Love"), and sold multi platinum albums (All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World), so it’s not surprising to see Tupac features top music charts. What are the best Tupac collabs?

Including songs like “Smile” and “Gotta Get Mine,” this list of songs featuring 2Pac as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Tupac’s collaborations with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Notorious B.I.G., Scarface, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Tupac Shakur, and let’s see what the best Tupac collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Tupac Shakur,

Be the Realist

Homies & Thuggs

Call It What U Want

Worldwide (Remix)

Gotta Get Mine

California (Remix)

Thug Luv

Hip Hop (Inspiration Remix)

Smile

Stop the Gunfight


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:51:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-tupac-shakur/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Wale]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-wale/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Wale. As a solo artist, Wale has won awards (BET Award for Best Collaboration), released top ten singles ("Lotus Flower Bomb," "Bad"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Gifted, The Album About Nothing), so it’s not surprising to see Wale features top music charts. What are the best Wale collabs?

Including songs like “No Hands” and “Coffee,” this list of songs featuring Wale as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Wale’s collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, Iggy Azalea, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Wale, and let’s see what the best Wale collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Wale,

Bounce It

Where They Do That At?

Diced Pineapples

Hold Up

Work

Fragile

Coffee

No Hands

Trap Trap Trap

Pocahontas


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:51:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-wale/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Tyga]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-tyga/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Tyga. As a solo artist, Tyga has won awards (MuchMusic Video Award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year), released top ten singles ("Make It Nasty," "Faded"), and sold multi platinum albums (Hotel California, Careless World: Rise of the Last King), so it’s not surprising to see Tyga features top music charts. What are the best Tyga collabs?

Including songs like “Deuces” and “Bubble Butt,” this list of songs featuring Tyga as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Tyga’s collaborations with Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Major Lazer, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Tyga, and let’s see what the best Tyga collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Tyga,

Work for It

Do It Again

100

Loyal

AKUP

Bend Ova

Bubble Butt

Iz U Down

Shake That Jelly

Deuces


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:51:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-tyga/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Meek Mill]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-meek-mill/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Meek Mill. As a solo artist, Meek Mill has won awards, released top ten singles ("All Eyes on You," "Amen"), and sold multi platinum albums (Dreams and Nightmares, Dreams Worth More Than Money), so it’s not surprising to see Meek Mill features top music charts. What are the best Meek Mill collabs?

Including songs like “So Sophisticated” and “Bag of Money,” this list of songs featuring Meek Mill as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Meek Mill’s collaborations with Rick Ross, Wale, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Meek Mill, and let’s see what the best Meek Mill collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Meek Mill,

Slow Down

Bag of Money

Party Girl

Fly Rich

Bad Girl Takeover

So Sophisticated

They Don't Love You No More

Dumb

I Want the Love

The Soundtrack


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:51:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-meek-mill/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Rick Ross]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rick-ross/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Rick Ross. As a solo artist, Rick Ross has won awards, released top ten singles ("Aston Martin Music," "The Boss"), and sold multi platinum albums (God Forgvies, I Don't, Mastermind), so it’s not surprising to see Rick Ross features top music charts. What are the best Rick Ross collabs?

Including songs like “We Takin' Over” and “I'm on One,” this list of songs featuring Rick Ross as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Rick Ross’s collaborations with Drake, T-Pain, Chris Brown, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Rick Ross, and let’s see what the best Rick Ross collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Rick Ross,

I'm On 3.0

Options

New Flame

Mars

I Wanna Be with You

Vamonos

I Don't Give a Fuck

Big Homie

Do You Mind

They Don't Love You No More


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:51:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rick-ross/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/albums-in-every-parent-s-cd-collection/rebecca-shortall?source=rss

Whether you're hanging at your best friend's house, taking a peek at your aunt's record collection, or rifling through the glove box in your dad's car, the results are always the same: you find those few albums every parent owns. It seems like the exact same mix of early 2000s albums and classic records filled up every CD tower and drawer. These guitar rock albums and soft contemporary hits probably provided the soundtrack to your childhood, before you got your own taste in music and had enough allowance to buy some discs yourself.

To be fair, some of the CDs in your parent's collection are probably among the greatest albums of all time. Who doesn't love Michael Jackson's Thriller, or the the Beatles' top hits? But some of these albums beloved by your mom or dad might make you cringe. Sure, you love them, but it's awkward to watch your parents throw on Abba and attempt some '80s-inspired moves.

How do these albums get into each parent's collection? Who knows! However they end up in that CD rack, it's time to celebrate the music your mom listens to and the CDs your dad loves.


Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection,

The Dark Side of the Moon

Highway to Hell

Hotel California

Rumours

The Grand Illusion

Who's Next

Led Zeppelin

Boston

The Cars

The Beatles


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Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/albums-in-every-parent-s-cd-collection/rebecca-shortall
<![CDATA[Ranking A$AP Mob Members Best to Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ranking-asap-mob-members-best-to-worst/ranker-hip-hop?source=rss

Currently at 14 members, ASAP Mob is a 2006 hop hop collective formed in Harlem, New York by members ASAP Yams, ASAP Bari, and ASAP Illz. They released their first mixtape, Lords Never Worry, in 2012, and their first album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends, on Halloween 2016. Made mostly of rappers and their resident record producer ASAP Ty Beats, ASAP Mob features few of the best hip hop artists of all time. Who is the best ASAP Mob member?

While ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg are certainly the most popular ASAP Mob members, there are many underrated ASAP Mob members, including ASAP Nast, ASAP Lotto, and ASAP P on the Boards.

Vote for who you think is the best ASAP Mob member. Feel free to vote for your favorite ASAP Mob members and vote down the overrated ASAP Mob members. 


Ranking A$AP Mob Members Best to Worst,

ASAP Rocky

ASAP Nast

A$AP Lou Banga

A$AP Lotto

A$AP Illz

A$AP Bari

A$AP Ant

A$AP Yams

A$AP Ty Beats

Da$H


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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:19:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ranking-asap-mob-members-best-to-worst/ranker-hip-hop
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Trey Songz]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-trey-songz/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Trey Songz. As a solo artist, Trey Songz has won awards (Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Artist), released top ten singles ("I Invented Sex," "Slow Motion"), and sold multi platinum albums (Chapter V, Trigga), so it’s not surprising to see Trey Songz features top music charts. What are the best Trey Songz collabs?

Including songs like “It's a Vibe” and “Successful,” this list of songs featuring Trey Songz as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Trey Songz’s collaborations with Drake, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Trey Songz, and let’s see what the best Trey Songz collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Trey Songz,

Bum Bum

Hide & Freak

Can't Get Enough

You Mine

Push It on Me

Paranoid (Remix)

Successful

Yesterday

Smoke

If It Ain't About Money


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:52:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-trey-songz/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Britney Spears]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-britney-spears/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Britney Spears. As a solo artist, Britney Spears has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording), released top ten singles ("Toxic," "Hold It Against Me"), and sold multi platinum albums (Circus, Oops!... I Did It Again), so it’s not surprising to see Britney Spears features top music charts. What are the best Britney Spears collabs?

Including songs like “Scream & Shout” and “S&M (Remix),” this list of songs featuring Britney Spears as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Britney Spears’s collaborations with Rihanna, will.i.am, Giorgio Moroder, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Britney Spears, and let’s see what the best Britney Spears collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Britney Spears,

SMS (Bangerz)

Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears


What's Going On

S&M (remix)

Scream & Shout

Tom's Diner

Hands


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:52:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-britney-spears/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Kesha]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kesha/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Kesha. As a solo artist, Kesha has won awards (Trailblazer Award from Billboard Women in Music), released top ten singles ("Tik Tok," "Praying"), and sold multi platinum albums (Animal, Warrior), so it’s not surprising to see Kesha features top music charts. What are the best Kesha collabs?

Including songs like “Timber” and “Right Round,” this list of songs featuring Kesha as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Kesha’s collaborations with Pitbull, Flo Rida, Taio Cruz, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Kesha, and let’s see what the best Kesha collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Kesha,

Right Round"

Dirty Picture

My First Kiss

Timber


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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:53:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kesha/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Absolutely Insane Behind-The-Scenes Guns N' Roses Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wild-guns-n-roses-stories/brandon-michaels?source=rss

When you think "rock 'n' roll," wild Guns N' Roses stories probably spring to mind. The band seemed primed to be unstoppable after they formed in Los Angeles in 1985. They released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987, and it almost instantly smashed records: it sold 30 million copies worldwide, and became one of the best-selling debuts of all time. By 1988, GnR was basically the biggest band on the planet. Guns N' Roses songs are some of the most massive hits of the '80s, and a number of their albums are considered rock classics.

But early success doesn't always guarantee staying power. GnR's big hits came with big personalities, and clashes within the band led to countless lineup changes and prolonged breakups fans feared would be permanent. But Guns N' Roses couldn't keep off the stage - even though the guys performing under the name weren't the same.

Even GnR newbies can appreciate the gnarly tales from Guns n' Roses that have popped up over the years. Rumors tell of countless trashed dressing rooms, mountains of consumed drugs, and even a few brushes with death. The craziest things Guns N' Roses ever did are the stuff of rock legend - what other band dabbled in everything from fights with other musicians to petty theft from groupies?


Absolutely Insane Behind-The-Scenes Guns N' Roses Stories,

Axl Rose Slept With His Bandmate's Girlfriend And Recorded It For A Track

In the spring of 1987, GnR was recording "Rocket Queen," a charming little ditty about doing the nasty. Nineteen-year-old Adriana Smith was dating drummer Steven Adler, but he had recently cheated on her. For revenge, she decided to get drunk and have sex with Axl Rose - and to add insult to injury, they decided to record the audio and use it as a sample on the track. You can hear Smith's contributions at around 2:30 on the track.

Axl apparently had notes on her vocal performance, though, telling her, "Come on, Adriana, make it real. Stop faking!" Smith later said she regretted the stunt.


Axl Rose's Missing Contact Lens Almost Cost GnR A Record Deal

On March 26, 1986, Guns N' Roses was set to sign their first deal with Geffen Records - but Axl Rose almost blew the whole thing by throwing a tantrum. Apparently, he couldn't find his contact lenses, and after accusing his bandmates of stealing them, told them to "go [to the signing] without him."

The other GnR members "eventually found him sitting on top of the Whisky A Go Go." Slash told Axl they had found his contacts, and convinced him to come down. They showed up to the Geffen meeting several hours late and penned the deal.


Izzy Stradlin Was Arrested For Urinating On A Plane

On August 27, 1989, GnR rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin was on a flight from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. Apparently, he had been drinking pretty excessively, and had to use the bathroom. Unfortunately, none were available:

"I was drunk in the middle of this bunch of senior citizen types. I was smoking, and the stewardess came over. I told her to f*ck herself. I was drinking so much I had to take a piss. The people in the bathroom... man, it seemed like I waited an hour. So I pissed in the trash can instead... Next thing I know we've landed, I'm walking out and I see 10 policemen... And I remember thinking: 'Uh-oh! I think I f*cked up again.'"

On a layover in Pheonix, police met Stradlin at the gate and charged him with "public disturbance for smoking in a non-smoking section, making obscene gestures to passengers and verbally abusing a stewardess."


Slash Had A Bad Trip And Ran Naked Through A Golf Course

After their 1989 world tour, Guns N' Roses took a break from the road. Apparently, the routine of touring was all that was keeping Slash's addiction problems from spiraling out of control. As he wrote in his memoirs, "It turned out to be the start of a long and nightmarish obsession with heroin that lasted from 1989 through 1991."

After one particularly gnarly binge on heroin/cocaine cocktails, Slash started tripping pretty hard at an Arizona golf course. He remembers "Predators with rubbery-looking dreadlocks chasing after him with machine guns and harpoons."

Fearing for his life, Slash punched through a glass door to escape. The totally nude musician even grabbed a maid as an impromptu "human shield." He recalled the story to the police in great detail: "I was still high enough that I told the story without a shred of self-consciousness."


Steven Adler Saved Nikki Sixx's Life

Just two days before Christmas in 1987, Guns N' Roses was out on the road with Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe. GnR guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler were snorting fistfuls of cocaine with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe that night. According to Adler, he stepped out of the room to shoot up, and when he returned the door was blocked by Sixx's unconscious body.

Adler tried to revive Sixx with cold water, and when that didn't work, he "started smashing the him in the face with his cast" (he had broken his hand punching a streetlight). The blows eventually resuscitated Sixx.

The next day, when Adler stopped by the hospital to see Sixx, he asked, "Stevie, what the f*ck happened to me last night? My face is killing me!"


Slash Brought A Mountain Lion To A Hotel

Slash apparently developed a fondness for exotic pets. By the early '90s, he had collected a number of venomous snakes and lizards in his Los Angeles home, as well as a mountain lion he named Curtis. But when the Northridge earthquake hit in January of 1994, Slash's house was damaged. He temporarily moved to a Four Seasons hotel in Marina del Rey - and Curtis came too.


They Robbed Girls Their Bandmates Were Having Sex With, And Dabbled In Drug Dealing

Even Guns N' Roses' pad developed a reputation. Former rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin recalls the debauchery the band got up to in the summer of 1985, while they were crashing in a spot called "The Hell House." The band was so strapped for cash that they resorted to desperate measures:

"We sold girls. If one of the guys was f*cking a girl in our sleeping loft, we'd ransack the girl's purse while he was doing her."

They were apparently selling drugs as well. Soon, that behavior caught up with them; the LAPD caught wind of the illegal activity, and the GnR guys had to hide out from the authorities for a while.


They Almost Died In A Car Crash

When GnR returned to Los Angeles from their first tour in June of 1985, they got into a nasty car accident. The guys were in bassist Duff McKagan's car, and another vehicle broadsided them at an intersection going 60 miles per hour. Miraculously, the band walked away with minimal injuries, though drummer Steven Adler broke his ankle.

Slash wrote about the incident in his autobiography: "Duff's car was totaled and we could have been too. That would have been a sick twist of fate: the band dying together after we'd just gotten together."


They Got Mad At Axl Rose And Trashed A Dressing Room

Guns N' Roses had a rough night on October 23, 1986. They were scheduled to open for Alice Cooper at the Arlington Theater, but Axl Rose didn't make it. He showed up late and security turned him away, so the band had to improvise. Guitarists Izzy Stradlin and Slash made up lyrics and asked audience members to come up and sing to cover for their missing frontman. Out of frustration, "the band trashed the dressing room and broke all the mirrors."


Axl Rose Punched David Bowie

It's rare to find someone who had beef with David Bowie, but Axl Rose managed it. In 1989, Bowie dropped by the set where Guns N' Roses was filming the music video for "It's So Easy." Axl didn't like the way Bowie was talking to his girlfriend, Erin Everly, and hit Bowie and threw him out.

Ever the class act, Bowie apologized, and the two made up with a long night of clubbing.



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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:12:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/wild-guns-n-roses-stories/brandon-michaels
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Travis $cott]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-travis-scott/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Travis Scott. As a solo artist, Travis Scott has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ Award), released top ten singles ("Antidote," "Goosebumps"), and sold multi platinum albums (Rodeo, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight), so it’s not surprising to see Travis Scott features top music charts. What are the best Travis Scott collabs?

Including songs like “Know No Better” and “Portland,” this list of songs featuring Travis Scott as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Travis Scott’s collaborations with Drake, Quavo, Major Lazer, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Travis Scott, and let’s see what the best Travis Scott collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Travis $cott,

Know No Better

No Feelings

Whole Lotta Lovin

Bake Sale

No English

Last Time

Love Galore

Portland


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:13:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-travis-scott/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Miley Cyrus]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-miley-cyrus/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Miley Cyrus. As a solo artist, Miley Cyrus has won awards (Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Artist), released top ten singles ("Wrecking Ball," "Malibu"), and sold multi platinum albums (Bangerz, Breakout), so it’s not surprising to see Miley Cyrus features top music charts. What are the best Miley Cyrus collabs?

Including songs like “23” and “Feelin' Myself,” this list of songs featuring Miley Cyrus as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Miley Cyrus’s collaborations with Mike Will Made It, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Miley Cyrus, and let’s see what the best Miley Cyrus collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Miley Cyrus,

Teardrop

Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

We a Famly

Fall Down

23

Feelin' Myself

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:14:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-miley-cyrus/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. MØ]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-mo/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring MO. As a solo artist, MØ has won awards (Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song), released top ten singles ("Don't Leave," "Final Song"), and sold multi platinum albums (No Mythologies to Follow), so it’s not surprising to see MØ features top music charts. What are the best MO collabs?

Including songs like “Lean On” and “Cold Water,” this list of songs featuring MØ as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank MØ’s collaborations with Justin Bieber, DJ Snake, Major Lazer, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature MØ, and let’s see what the best MØ collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. MØ,

Lost

Cold Water

9 (After Coachella)

One More

Beg for It

Lean On


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:14:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-mo/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Bruno Mars]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-bruno-mars/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Bruno Mars. As a solo artist, Bruno Mars has won awards (Grammy Award for Record of the Year), released top ten singles ("24K Magic," "That's What I Like"), and sold multi platinum albums (Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox), so it’s not surprising to see Bruno Mars features top music charts. What are the best Bruno Mars collabs?

Including songs like “Uptown Funk” and “Nothin' on You,” this list of songs featuring Bruno Mars as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Bruno Mars’s collaborations with Mark Ronson, Snoop Dogg, Major Lazer, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Bruno Mars, and let’s see what the best Bruno Mars collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Bruno Mars,

Nothin' on You

Billionaire

Lighters

Young, Wild & Free

Mirror

Bubble Butt

Uptown Funk


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:15:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-bruno-mars/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Flo Rida]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-flo-rida/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Flo Rida. As a solo artist, Flo Rida has won awards (People's Choice Award for Favorite Hip Hop Song), released top ten singles ("My House," "G.D.F.R."), and sold multi platinum albums (R.O.O.T.S., Wild Ones), so it’s not surprising to see Flo Rida features top music charts. What are the best Flo Rida collabs?

Including songs like “Troublemaker” and “Hangover,” this list of songs featuring Flo Rida as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Flo Rida’s collaborations with Pitbull, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Flo Rida, and let’s see what the best Flo Rida collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Flo Rida,

One Night Stand

Ride

Quiero Creer

Goin' In

I Don't Mind

Where Them Girls At

Greenlight

Troublemaker

Sing La La La

Hangover


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:15:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-flo-rida/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Kanye West]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kanye-west/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Kanye West. As a solo artist, Kanye West has won awards (Best Rap Album Grammy Award for The College Dropout), released top ten singles (Stronger, Gold Digger), and sold multi platinum albums (The Life of Pablo, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), so it’s not surprising to see Kanye West features top music charts. What are the best Kanye West collabs?

Including songs like “Blessings" and "THat Part,” this list of songs featuring Kanye West as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Kanye West’s collaborations with 2 Chainz, Katy Perry, Future, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Kanye West, and let’s see what the best Kanye West collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Kanye West,

U Mad

Birthday Song

Another You

E.T.

Marvin & Chardonnay

THat Part

I Won

Feel Me

Blessings

Love Yourself


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:15:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kanye-west/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Feat. Demi Lovato]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-demi-lovato/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Demi Lovato. As a solo artist, Demi Lovato has won awards (Billboard Women in Music Award for Rulebreaker Award), released top ten singles ("Cool for the Summer," "Heart Attack"), and sold multi platinum albums (Demi, Confident), so it’s not surprising to see Demi Lovato features top music charts. What are the best Demi Lovato collabs?

Including songs like “No Promises” and “Somebody to You,” this list of songs featuring Demi Lovato as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Demi Lovato’s collaborations with Cheat Codes, The Vamps, Brad Paisley, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Demi Lovato, and let’s see what the best Demi Lovato collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Feat. Demi Lovato,

We Rock

We'll Be a Dream

Somebody to You

Up

Irresistible (Remix)

Without a Fight

No Promises

Instruction


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:15:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-demi-lovato/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. 2 Chainz]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-2-chainz/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring 2 Chainz. As a solo artist, 2 Chainz has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance), released top ten singles ("We Own It," "Mercy"), and sold multi platinum albums (Based on a T.R.U. Story, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music), so it’s not surprising to see 2 Chainz features top music charts. What are the best 2 Chainz collabs?

Including songs like “Talk Dirty” and “All Me,” this list of songs featuring 2 Chainz as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank 2 Chainz’s collaborations with Drake, Big Sean, Kanye West, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature 2 Chainz, and let’s see what the best 2 Chainz collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. 2 Chainz,

Talk Dirty

Party Ain't a Party

Throw Myself a Party

Fuckin' Problems

All Me

HeadBand

Magic City Monday

Cut Her Off

Buy Back the Block

24 Hours


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:16:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-2-chainz/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Hailee Steinfeld]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-hailee-steinfeld/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Hailee Steinfeld. As a solo artist, Hailee Steinfeld has won awards (Billboard Music Award for Top Covered Artist), released top ten singles ("Starving," "Love Myself"), and sold multi platinum albums (Haiz), so it’s not surprising to see Hailee Steinfeld features top music charts. What are the best Hailee Steinfeld collabs?

Including songs like “At My Best” and “Digital Love,” this list of songs featuring Hailee Steinfeld as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Hailee Steinfeld’s collaborations with Machine Gun Kelly, Digital Farm Animals, Sigala, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Hailee Steinfeld, and let’s see what the best Hailee Steinfeld collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Hailee Steinfeld,

How I Want Ya

Fragile

Digital Love

Show You Love

At My Best


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:16:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-hailee-steinfeld/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. A$AP Rocky]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-asap-rocky/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring ASAP Rocky. As a solo artist, ASAP Rocky has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collaboration), released top ten singles ("F*ckin' Problems," "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2") and sold multi platinum albums (Long. Live. A$AP, At. Long. Last. A$AP), so it’s not surprising to see ASAP Rocky features top music charts. What are the best ASAP Rocky collabs?

Including songs like “Good for You” and “Hella Hoes,” this list of songs featuring ASAP Rocky as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank ASAP Rocky’s collaborations with Selena Gomez, Frank Ocean, Mura Masa, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature ASAP Rocky, and let’s see what the best ASAP Rocky collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. A$AP Rocky,

RAF

Love$ick

R.I.P. Yams

Telephone Calls

Gilligan

Yao Ming

Wrong

Good for You

Street Knock

Hands on the Wheel


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:16:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-asap-rocky/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Kodak Black]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kodak-black/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Kodak Black. As a solo artist, Kodak Black has won awards, released top ten singles ("Tunnel Vision," "First Day Out"), and sold multi platinum albums (Painting Pictures), so it’s not surprising to see Kodak Black features top music charts. What are the best Kodak Black collabs?

Including songs like “Drowning” and “Lockjaw,” this list of songs featuring Kodak Black as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Kodak Black’s collaborations with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, French Montana, Yo Gotti, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Kodak Black, and let’s see what the best Kodak Black collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Kodak Black,

Benjamins

Lockjaw

Watch Me Crank

Weatherman

Drowning


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:16:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-kodak-black/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Gucci Mane]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-gucci-mane/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Gucci Mane. As a solo artist, Gucci Mane has won awards, released top ten singles ("Lemonade," "Champions"), and sold multi platinum albums (The State vs. Radric Davis), so it’s not surprising to see Gucci Mane features top music charts. What are the best Gucci Mane collabs?

Including songs like “Black Beatles” and “Slippery,” this list of songs featuring Gucci Mane as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Gucci Mane’s collaborations with Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Fifth Harmony, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Gucci Mane, and let’s see what the best Gucci Mane collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Gucci Mane,

Down

Ridiculous

Black Beatles

Countin' Money

Buy Back the Block

What Happened Last Night

Slippery

That's How I Feel

Perfect Pint

Steady Mobbin


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:16:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-gucci-mane/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Sean Paul]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-sean-paul/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Sean Paul. As a solo artist, Sean Paul has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album), released top ten singles ("Get Busy," "Temperature"), and sold multi platinum albums (Dutty Rock, The Trinity), so it’s not surprising to see Sean Paul features top music charts. What are the best Sean Paul collabs?

Including songs like “Baby Boy” and “Rockabye,” this list of songs featuring Sean Paul as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Sean Paul’s collaborations with Beyonce, Clean Bandit, Sia, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Sean Paul, and let’s see what the best Sean Paul collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Sean Paul,

Rockabye

Trumpets

What About Us

Ovaload

Cry Baby Cry

Baby Boy

Push It Baby

Cheap Thrills

Ebony Eyes

Ride It


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:17:05 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-sean-paul/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. David Guetta]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-david-guetta/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring David Guetta. As a solo artist, David Guetta has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording), released top ten singles ("When Love Takes Over," "Hey Mama"), and sold multi platinum albums (One Love, Nothing but the Beat), so it’s not surprising to see David Guetta features top music charts. What are the best David Guetta collabs?

Including songs like “Right Now” and “Club Can't Handle Me,” this list of songs featuring David Guetta as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank David Guetta’s collaborations with Rihanna, Flo Rida, Usher, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature David Guetta, and let’s see what the best David Guetta collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. David Guetta,

Wild One Two

LaserLight

Rest of My Life

Right Now

Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)

Commander

Club Can't Handle Me


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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:06:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-david-guetta/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Halsey]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-halsey/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Halsey. As a solo artist, Halsey has won awards (Billboard Women in Music Award for Rising Star), released top ten singles ("Now or Never," "New Americana"), and sold multi platinum albums (Badlands, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom), so it’s not surprising to see Halsey features top music charts. What are the best Halsey collabs?

Including songs like “The Feeling” and “Closer,” this list of songs featuring Halsey as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Halsey’s collaborations with The Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Halsey, and let’s see what the best Halsey collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Halsey,

The Feeling

Hands

Closer


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:11:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-halsey/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. 21 Savage]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-21-savage/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring 21 Savage. As a solo artist, 21 Savage has won awards, released top ten singles ("X," "No Heart"), and sold multi platinum albums (The Slaughter Tape, Slaughter King), so it’s not surprising to see 21 Savage features top music charts. What are the best 21 Savage collabs?

Including songs like “Gucci On My” and “Sneakin',” this list of songs featuring 21 Savage as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank 21 Savage’s collaborations with Mike Will Made It, Drake, Migos, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature 21 Savage, and let’s see what the best 21 Savage collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. 21 Savage,

Did Dat

Sneakin

Gucci On My


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:13:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-21-savage/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. French Montana]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-french-montana/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring French Montana. As a solo artist, French Montana has won awards (BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger), released top ten singles ("Unforgettable," "Moses") and sold multi platinum albums (Excuse My French), so it’s not surprising to see French Montana features top music charts. What are the best French Montana collabs?

Including songs like “All the Way Up” and “Stay Schemin',” this list of songs featuring French Montana as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank French Montana’s collaborations with Drake, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature French Montana, and let’s see what the best French Montana collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. French Montana,

Ball Drop

Can't Trust Thots

I'm Up

All the Way Up

You

Why You Mad? (Infinity Remix)

Big Homie

They Don't Love You No More

Early In The Morning

Yellow Tape


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:17:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-french-montana/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Frank Ocean]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-frank-ocean/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Frank Ocean. As a solo artist, Frank Ocean has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album), released top ten singles ("Thinkin' 'Bout You," "Nikes"), and sold multi platinum albums (Channel Orange, Blonde), so it’s not surprising to see Frank Ocean features top music charts. What are the best Frank Ocean collabs?

Including songs like “Slide” and “RAF,” this list of songs featuring Frank Ocean as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Frank Ocean’s collaborations with Calvin Harris, Kanye West, A$AP Mob, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Frank Ocean, and let’s see what the best Frank Ocean collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Frank Ocean,

She

No Church in the Wild

Slide

RAF


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:17:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-frank-ocean/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Chance the Rapper]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-chance-the-rapper/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Chance the Rapper. As a solo artist, Chance the Rapper has won awards (Grammy Award for Best New Artist), released top ten singles ("No Problem," "Angels") and sold multi platinum albums (Coloring Book, Acid Rap), so it’s not surprising to see Chance the Rapper features top music charts. What are the best Chance the Rapper collabs?

Including songs like “I'm the One” and “All My Friends,” this list of songs featuring Chance the Rapper as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Chance the Rapper’s collaborations with DJ Khaled, Snakehips, Justin Bieber, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Chance the Rapper, and let’s see what the best Chance the Rapper collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Chance the Rapper,

Baby Blue

Church

All My Friends

Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix)

Penthouse Floor

Living Single

I'm the One

Three Course Meal

Life Round Here

Confident


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:18:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-chance-the-rapper/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Lil Yachty]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lil-yachty/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Lil Yachty. As a solo artist, Lil Yachty has won awards, released top ten singles ("One Night," "Peek a Boo"), and sold multi platinum albums (Teenage Emotions, Summer Songs 2), so it’s not surprising to see Lil Yachty features top music charts. What are the best Lil Yachty collabs?

Including songs like “Broccoli” and “iSpy,” this list of songs featuring Lil Yachty as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Lil Yachty’s collaborations with D.R.A.M., Kyle, Charli XCX, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Lil Yachty, and let’s see what the best Lil Yachty collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Lil Yachty,

Been Thru a Lot

After the Afterparty

Dan Bilzerian

iSpy

From the D to the A

Hip Hopper

Broccoli

1500

Mase in '97

Nada


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:18:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lil-yachty/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Lil Uzi Vert]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lil-uzi-vert/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Lil Uzi Vert. As a solo artist, Lil Uzi Vert has won awards, released top ten singles ("XO Tour Llif3," "Money Longer"), and sold multi platinum albums (Luv Is Rage, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World), so it’s not surprising to see Lil Uzi Vert features top music charts. What are the best Lil Uzi Vert collabs?

Including songs like “Bad and Boujee” and "RAF,” this list of songs featuring Lil Uzi Vert as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Lil Uzi Vert’s collaborations with Migos, A$AP Mob, Frank Ocean, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Lil Uzi Vert, and let’s see what the best Lil Uzi Vert collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Lil Uzi Vert,

Woke Up Like This

RAF

Lookin

Wrong

Pull Up

Too Much Sauce

Love

Drop

Bad and Boujee

Goyard Bag


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:18:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-lil-uzi-vert/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Chris Brown]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-chris-brown/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Chris Brown. As a solo artist, Chris Brown has won awards (Best R&B Album Grammy for F.A.M.E.), released top ten singles ("Turn Up the Music," "Don't Wake Me Up"), and sold multi platinum albums (X, Fortune), so it’s not surprising to see Chris Brown features top music charts. What are the best Chris Brown collabs?

Including songs like “Hold You Down” and “Pie,” this list of songs featuring Chris Brown as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Chris Brown’s collaborations with Future, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Chris Brown, and let’s see what the best Chris Brown collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Chris Brown,

Do You Mind

Hello Ego

Hold You Down

I Think of You

Only

Post to Be

Show Me

Celebration

Leave Broke

Something New


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:33:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-chris-brown/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Ed Sheeran]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-ed-sheeran/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Ed Sheeran. As a solo artist, Ed Sheeran has won awards (Song of the Year Grammy for "Thinking Out Loud"), released top ten singles ("The A Team," "Shape of You"), and sold multi platinum albums (÷, x), so it’s not surprising to see Ed Sheeran features top music charts. What are the best Ed Sheeran collabs?

Including songs like “Lay It All on Me” and “Everything Has Changed,” this list of songs featuring Ed Sheeran as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Ed Sheeran’s collaborations with Taylor Swift, Rudimental, Lupe Fiasco, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Ed Sheeran, and let’s see what the best Ed Sheeran collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Ed Sheeran,

Wish You Were Here

Everything Has Changed

Old School Love

All About It

Lay It All on Me

Reuf

Young Guns

Teardrop

Hush Little Baby

Dreamers


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:34:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-ed-sheeran/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Future]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-future/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Future. As a solo artist, Future has won awards (Best Mixtape BET Hip Hop Award for 56 Nights), released top ten singles ("Jumpman," "Mask Off"), and sold multi platinum albums (EVOL, HNDRXX), so it’s not surprising to see Future features top music charts. What are the best Future collabs?

Including songs like “Love Me” and “Cold,” this list of songs featuring Future as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Future’s collaborations with Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Ariana Grande, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Future, and let’s see what the best Future collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Future,

Nobody Knows

Bugatti

Everyday

Love Me

Show You

Racks

Cold

Crystal

I Got That Paper

Fuck the World


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:39:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-future/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Whatever Happened To The Lost Members Of Destiny's Child?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-happened-to-other-destinys-child-members/carly-silver?source=rss

One of the greatest pop/R&B groups of all time, Destiny's Child yielded two future solo stars in Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland. The group was almost as well-known for its various member shake-ups as for its many hits. But where is Destiny's Child now? In 1999, the original foursome became a twosome when LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson reportedly had some issues with manager Mathew Knowles. Then, two newbies, Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin, linked up with B and Kelly in time for the "Say My Name" video, but Franklin left before long. That left Destiny's Child as a trio, which they remained.

But what happened to the other women in Destiny's Child? Post Destiny's Child stories tell where these talented women ended up. Luckett had significant solo success, scoring a number-one album; Roberson became a reality TV star. Williams morphed into a gospel singer and took a turn on Broadway. As for Franklin, she experienced her share of personal troubles, though maybe she'll make it back into the music business one day.


Whatever Happened To The Lost Members Of Destiny's Child?,

Farrah Franklin

Although she was only in Destiny's Child for a short amount of time, Farrah Franklin has stayed a part of celeb culture ever since. She allegedly quit the band after arguing with Mathew Knowles (and before she ever really recorded any music with DC), and tried to kick-start her own career. Franklin briefly started a new R&B group, but her personal life - and continued issues with Destiny's Child - kept her in the news.

After popping up on the reality TV show Millionaire Matchmaker, Franklin released a single in 2015 before getting arrested for drug possession and public intoxication in 2016.


LaTavia Roberson

After leaving Destiny's Child, LaTavia Roberson suffered from depression. She didn't release music solo, but did link up with LeToya Luckett for a short-lived run with a pop/R&B quartet called AnJel.

Later, Roberson joined the cast of reality TV smash R&B Divas Atlanta. In June 2017, she dropped a solo EDM track entitled "Best Time of your Life," and announced the release of her autobiography, I Am LaTavia.


LeToya Luckett

After joining up with LaTavia Roberson and two other singers for the short-lived group AnJel, LeToya Luckett went on to solo stardom. She released LeToya in 2006 to great acclaim; it hit number one on the Billboard charts, and her debut single "Torn" tore up the airwaves. Her second effort, Lady Love, didn't fare as well commercially, and Luckett took a hiatus before working on more music.

Over the years, she's honed her acting skills, guesting on TV shows like Rosewood, Ballers, and Single Ladies. Luckett jumped back into the music game in 2017, prepping her third LP, Back 2 Life, and releasing the single of the same name.


Michelle Williams

The third member of Destiny's Child was often overshadowed by original bandmates Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland (remember the #PoorMichelle hashtag after the 2013 Super Bowl?), but Michelle Williams has had plenty of success as a performer in her own right. Williams hit the stage in national tours of The Color Purple and Fela!, played Roxie Hart in a Broadway run of Chicago in 2010, and took a turn in Aida in 2016, among other musical productions.

Williams also became a solo singer. She released several gospel albums, which received nominations at the MOBO, Soul Train, and NAACP Image Awards. Her 2014 album, Journey to Freedom, included the Destiny's Child reunion track "Say Yes." Williams also starred on the reality show Fix My Choir.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:16:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/what-happened-to-other-destinys-child-members/carly-silver
<![CDATA[Best Metal Bands From The American South]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-southern-metal-bands/will-gish?source=rss

The American South is a brutal place. The heat, the humidity. The swamps, alligators, poisonous snakes, and spiders. The goddamn bob cats. And that's to make no mention of its dark history, which includes slavery; brutal violence between numerous Native American tribes and European invaders settlers; the savagery of the Civil War; rebels and racist gangs murdering, harassing, and suppressing African Americans for generations; the Trail of Tears; the Hatfields and McCoys; and Hurricane Katrina. Add to that the neo-Gothic aesthetic of New Orleans, and you've got yourself the perfect elements for the furnace in which some of the best American metal bands were formed. Behold: the greatest metal bands from the South. 

The best Southern metal bands count among their ranks some of the best – and most influential – metal bands from anywhere in the world. The NOLA scene, soaked in the swampy waters of the bayou, pumps out slow, titanic riffs that might cave your head in, and it has produced some of the heaviest Southern bands like sludge masters Down, Crowbar, and Eyehategod. Georgia is no slouch, having churned out some of the best psychedelic and stoner metal you'll ever hear compliments of Mastodon, Baroness, and Kylesa. 

And that's just the surface of the murky, ominous waters of Southern American metal bands. Scroll down to scope out the best heavy bands from the South. 


Best Metal Bands From The American South,

Baroness

Corrosion of Conformity

Crowbar

Down

EyeHateGod

Gwar

Pig Destroyer

Mastodon

Pentagram

Lamb of God


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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:12:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-southern-metal-bands/will-gish
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Usher]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-usher/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Usher. As a solo artist, Usher has won awards (Best R&B Performance Grammy for "Climax"), released top ten singles ("U Remind Me," "U Don't Have To Call"), and sold multi platinum albums (Confessions, Here I Stand), so it’s not surprising to see Usher features top music charts. What are the best Usher collabs?

Including songs like “I Need a Girl (Part One)” and “New Flame,” this list of songs featuring Usher as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Usher’s collaborations with P. Diddy, DJ Khaled, Martin Garrix, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Usher, and let’s see what the best Usher collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Usher,

Fed Up

New Flame

#Wheresthelove

Without You

I Need a Girl (Part One)

Party

What More Can I Give

Lovers and Friends

Back to Sleep (Remix)

Somebody to Love (Remix)


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:42:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-usher/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Skrillex]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-skrillex/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Skrillex. As a solo artist, Skrillex has won awards (Best Dance Recording Grammy for "Where Are Ü Now"), released top ten singles ("Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," "Promises"), and sold multi platinum albums (Bangarang, Recess), so it’s not surprising to see Skrillex features top music charts. What are the best Skrillex collabs?

Including songs like “Wild for the Night” and “End of the World,” this list of songs featuring Skrillex as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Skrillex’s collaborations with Korn, A$AP Ferg, Elliphant, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Skrillex, and let’s see what the best Skrillex collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Skrillex,

Drum Machine

Spoon Me

Hungry Ham

End of the World

Get Up!

Narcissistic Cannibal

Wild for the Night


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:43:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-skrillex/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Nelly]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-nelly/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Nelly. As a solo artist, Nelly has won awards (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy for "Dilemma"), released top ten singles ("Ride wit Me," "Hot in Herre"), and sold multi platinum albums (Country Grammar, Nellyville), so it’s not surprising to see Nelly features top music charts. What are the best Nelly collabs?

Including songs like “Where the Party At” and “Millionaire,” this list of songs featuring Nelly as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Nelly’s collaborations with Cash Cash, Jagged Edge, Florida Georgia Line, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Nelly, and let’s see what the best Nelly collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Nelly,

I Don't Wanna Go to Bed"

Where the Party At

Girlfriend (Remix)

Here I Am

Miss Me

Lose Control (Let Me Down)

About That Life

Nasty Girl

Millionaire

Cruise (Remix)


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:44:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-nelly/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. T-Pain]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-t-pain/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring T-Pain. As a solo artist, T-Pain has won awards (Best Rap Song Grammy for "Good Life"), released top ten singles ("Bartender," "Buy U a Drank"), and sold multi platinum albums (Epiphany, Three Ringz), so it’s not surprising to see T-Pain features top music charts. What are the best T-Pain collabs?

Including songs like “Low” and “I'm on a Boat,” this list of songs featuring T-Pain as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank T-Pain’s collaborations with Chris Brown, Kanye West, The Lonely Island, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature T-Pain, and let’s see what the best T-Pain collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. T-Pain,

Low

I'm So Hood

Dreams

Shawty

Cyclone

Baby Don't Go

Good Life

The Boss

Rainbow (Remix)

She Got It


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:40:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-t-pain/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Best Phil Lesh And Friends Lineups, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-phil-lesh-and-friends-lineups/daniel-kohn?source=rss

The seeds for what became Phil Lesh and Friends, the free love generation's greatest super group cover band, were planted before the death of Jerry Garcia. The first incarnation of the group made it's live debut on September 24, 1994 at the Berkeley Community Theater. The moniker then lay dormant until 1999, when Lesh and his revolving cast of world class musicians hit the road and quickly became a must-see act for fans of all things jammy, psychedelic, and '60s and '70s.

As Phil Lesh and Friends grew in stature through endless touring, the group became the torchbearer for Dead fans, given the group's dissolution in the wake of guitarist Jerry Garcia's death. More so than Ratdog (though there are some fans who prefer the Weir-led group), Lesh and Friends channeled the spirit of the Dead. Crowds swelled, and shows were must-see events.

The beauty of Phil and Friends is its revolving-door policy - there's no guarantee of seeing any musician other than Lesh, whose band might include anyone from top notch session players to big timers like Ryan Adams, Chris Robinson, Warren Haynes, and Carlos Santana.

On this list you'll find the best Phil Lesh and Friends lineups. Vote for those you think encapsulates the best of the Phil and Friends era.


Best Phil Lesh And Friends Lineups, Ranked,

1999-2000

The first Phil Lesh and Friends tour featured a nice blend of familiar faces and terrific players. Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Herring, and Robben Ford jammed alongside rotating members of Phish, moe., Little Feat, and The String Cheese Incident. Pals like Merl Saunders and Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann came along for the ride.


2005/2006

The 2005/06 period heralded a new beginning for Phil Lesh and Friends. In were Ryan Adams and Chris Robinson (not together, though), along with guest vocalists such as Joan Osbourne and Phish's main man Trey Anastasio. If that's not enough star power for one era, other guests included Page McConnell of Phish and the legendary Dickey Betts.

In addition to those big names, band regulars included Larry Campbell (who had rocked with Bob Dylan before), Rob Barraco (keyboards and vocals), and John Molo (sitting behind the drum kit). John Scofield and Barry Sless were on hand for various parts of the tour.


2012

The first Obama administration was a quiet time for Phil Lesh and Friends. The Dead and Further (you know, the kinda, sorta, but not really Grateful Dead) were on the road, which left little time for the gang to get back together. But that happened in 2012. 

Many of the band's former members hit the road with Lesh, but they didn't play as often as in earlier years. Highlights included a string of dates at 1stBank Center in Colorado and a few festivals.


2015-2016

The 2015-16 Phil Lesh and Friends shows were sporadic, due to the reformation of the Grateful Dead in June/July of 2015 and Lesh's cancer, but when the group did jam, it was great. In particular, the band's stint at Lock'n featured a couple of sets with guests like Carlos Santana and Chris Robinson.

In 2016, Lesh and most of the original gang got back together for a couple of gigs at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.


2000-2003

Perhaps the most well-known and formative lineup of Phil Lesh and Friends shredded mellow jams from 2000 to 2003. The line-up's tours were known for long jams, good times, and crisp tunes. Featured players once again included longtime pal Haynes (guitar & vocals), Jimmy Herring (guitar; The Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Widespread Panic), Rob Barraco (keyboards) and John Molo (drums). This incarnation was also known as the Phil Lesh Quintet.

The group's rich improvs featured reinterpretations of Dead classics and covers. They also managed what was once thought impossible: creating a fan base and appreciation outside of Deadheads.


2007-2008

This incarnation debuted in September, 2007, at a gig in Santa Barbara, and one again featuring Larry Campbell on axe duties. Lesh was also joined by Teresa Williams on vocals, Jackie Greene on vox and guitars, keyboardist Steve Molitz, and drummer John Molo. Though only out on the road for a little over a year, the group played a bunch of memorable gigs, including 14 in 19 days at New York City's Nokia Theatre. Those Times Square shows are affectionately known to Phil phans as the Philathon.

Other highlights of this tour include the band performing with Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart at the Deadheads for Obama show. Weir also played with the band as they closed down the Warfield in San Francisco. 


1994

The name Phil Lesh and Friends was first used for a show Berkeley's Community Theater on September 24, 1994. Lesh called upon Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick to jam to raise money for music programs in Berkeley schools. The fun, loose set consisted of pretty short (by Dead standards) acoustic tunes, and has long been a favorite of Dead bootleggers. 

The original line up wasn't meant to last, and never played as Phil and Friends again. 


2014

At the urging of future Fare Thee Well promoter Peter Shapiro, Phil and Friends hit the road for 44 dates in 2014. Primary players on the run included old favorites such as Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, John Medeski and Joe Russo.



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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:14:05 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-phil-lesh-and-friends-lineups/daniel-kohn
<![CDATA[15 Songs You Never Realized Are Actually Diss Tracks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-you-never-really-realized-are-diss-tracks/lisa-a-flowers?source=rss

When it comes to pop songs that are diss tracks, ingenious subtlety is often just as good as ... or perhaps even better than ... full-on mockery. While the world will always welcome blatant parodies like Frank Zappa's "Bobby Brown" and the like, there really is something to be said for brilliantly passive-aggressive treatments of celebrity feuds in song.

Take Tori Amos's "Professional Widow," for instance - could it be about Courtney Love? The Foo Fighters' "Let It Die" might be about her, too. And is Radiohead's "A Punchup at a Wedding" really a response to a bad review? Either way, the lyrics are deliciously scathing.

Some artists, of course, choose to keep their double meanings eternally cryptic, but it's still always fascinating to see private issues played out in the public arena of art. These secretly insulting pop songs managed to hit their mark perfectly, all while maintaining a facade that's just innocent enough. Maybe more celebrity fights should be settled with music.


15 Songs You Never Realized Are Actually Diss Tracks,

Starfuckers, Inc.

Trent Reznor's relationship with Marilyn Manson goes back a long way, and it's definitely had its ups and downs. So it's perhaps no surprise that most people believe that the song "Starf*ckers, Inc." (off 1999's The Fragile) is largely a none-too-veiled attack on Manson. In an interview with Mojo, Reznor had this to say about his "former protegee":

"He is a malicious guy and will step on anybody's face to succeed and cross any line of decency. Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he's become a dopey clown."

However, Reznor and Manson also collaborated on the song's music video. So if the lyrics were in fact inspired by Manson, he didn't seem to mind it that much. Which is the mark of a true professional.


Teenage Wildlife

At almost seven minutes long, David Bowie's "Teenage Wildlife" is one of Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'s most extravagant tracks. But its flamboyance is also an exercise in full-fledged satire. As the A.V. Club puts it:

"When Bowie didn't like somebody, he let them know, though few people seem to have rubbed him the wrong way like Gary Numan did in the late 1970s. The new-wave pioneer owed a lot to Bowie’s experiments with sound and public image, as did many of the synth poppers who were coming up at the time - but instead of a nod of approval from the Thin White Duke, what they inspired was the sprawling, poison-pen 'Teenage Wildlife'... The song’s lyrics are cutting: 'Same old thing in brand new drag', taking aim at Numan and his peers’ obsession with technology and repetition."


Let It Die

It's no secret that Dave Grohl and Courtney Love's animosity goes back a long way, or that several of the Foo Fighters' songs are rumored to contain unflattering references to her. In 2007, however, Grohl more or less admitted to reporters that the song "Let it Die" (off 2006's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) was largely about Love. Of the line "a simple man and his blushing bride / Intravenous, intertwined," Grohl said:

"[It's] a song that's written about feeling helpless to someone else's demise. I've seen people lose it all to drugs and heartbreak and death. It's happened more than once in my life, but the one that's most noted is Kurt. And there are a lot of people that I've been angry with in my life, but the one that's most noted is Courtney. So it's pretty obvious to me that those correlations are gonna pop up every now and again."


Professional Widow

Lyrics like "Don't blow those brains yet / we gotta be big, boy," certainly suggest that Tori Amos's "Professional Widow" (off 1996's Boys for Pele) might be about Courtney Love. Amos's reasons for taking issue with Love appear to be well established: she and Kurt Cobain were friends, and NIN's Trent Reznor has famously blamed Love for ruining him and Amos's friendship/possible romance.

Amos has neither confirmed nor denied Love's influence on the song. But she has strongly hinted that the tune was at least inspired by her, even if it did take on a poetic and open-ended life of its own after the fact (as works of art will). 


Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

"Well, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat... / Honey, can I jump on it sometime? / Yes, I just want to see / If it's really that expensive kind." Bob Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" may be a slightly silly ... and essentially good-natured ... song, but many people believe that it's also a satirical ditty about Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, with whom Dylan had a brief relationship. As Nico of the Velvet Underground put it:

"Bob's song 'Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat' is written about Edie. Everybody thought it was about Edie because she sometimes wore leopard. Dylan's a very sarcastic person... it's a very nasty song, whoever the person in it might be."


Hole's Nobody's Daughter Slams Courtney Love's Dad

"Nobody's Daughter," the frankly brilliant title song off Hole's final studio album, is almost certainly an epically profound diss track about Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison. Harrison continues to make headlines with his conspiracy theories about his daughter's possible involvement in her late husband's death, and  Love continues to claim, quite convincingly, that her father was abusive. In any case, the writing certainly appears to be on the wall - and in the liner notes.


Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl Is About Courtney Love, Randomly

Though most people probably don't even associate Courtney Love with Gwen Stefani, legend has it that the latter's "Hollaback Girl" is, in fact, a veiled attack on the former. In any case, Love has publicly admitted to Howard Stern... albeit perhaps facetiously ... that she and Stefani's then-husband, Gavin Rosdale, slept together while he and the No Doubt singer were still married. So where rumor ends and truth begins, nobody knows.


The Crystals' He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

When Phil Spector produced The Crystals' "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)" in 1962, the song caused a scandal. Many interpreted it an an endorsement of abuse, but in fact it was exactly the opposite: a scathing indictment of it. As journalist Dave Thompson described it:

"It was a brutal song, as any attempt to justify such violence must be, and Spector’s arrangement only amplified its savagery, framing Barbara Alston’s lone vocal amid a sea of caustic strings and funereal drums, while the backing vocals almost trilled their own belief that the boy had done nothing wrong."

Songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King penned the song for The Crystals after the band questioned singer Little Eva about the injuries she'd sustained at the hands of her abusive boyfriend; Little Eva had insisted that his actions were the result of his "love" for her. The song, which has been covered by everyone from The Motels to Hole, hasn't lost any of its power, and it continues to be controversial.


Nick Cave's Scum Takes On His Former Housemate

Nick Cave is a master of both searingly brutal and heartrendingly romantic musical tour-de-forces, and his abrasive track "Scum" is said to be about his former housemate, journalist Mat Snow. As Snow recalled for the The Guardian:

"By 1983 the Birthday Party [Cave's former band] had broken up and Nick was forming the Bad Seeds. He and his girlfriend Anita were asking for somewhere to crash for a while, and the pair moved in with me... I raved about his From Her To Eternity album but then, in a singles review, happened to drop in that the forthcoming - second - Nick Cave album lacked the same dramatic tension. A year or so later I found myself interviewing Nick formally for the first time... he said, 'I think you're an arsehole' and mentioned that he'd written a song developing this theme."

Despite the song's lyrics ("f*ckin traitor, chronic masturbator... / I unload into his eyes / Blood springs / Dead snow / Blue skies") Snow claims there are no hard feelings:

"Like Dylan's Mr. Jones, I'd rather be memorialized as the spotlit object of a genius' scorn than a dusty discographical footnote. My wife to be was a big Nick Cave fan - 'Scum' is our song."


Radiohead's A Punchup At A Wedding Is About A Bad Review

Radiohead's lovely, plaintive "A Punchup at a Wedding" might sound like it's about a love affair gone wrong, but according to Rolling Stone, its actual meaning is a lot more specific:

 "Written in response to a nasty review of a hometown gig the band played in July 2001 (one of Yorke's favorite performances), 'A Punchup at a Wedding' helps Hail to the Thief bridge the gap from the simmering frustration of its first half to the sneering rage of its second one. 'You've come here just to start a fight / You had to piss on our parade,' Yorke foams, the taunting piano transforming the song into the badass older brother that Karma Police always wanted."



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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:21:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-you-never-really-realized-are-diss-tracks/lisa-a-flowers
<![CDATA[11 Movies You Never Realized Featured Your Favorite Boy Band Members]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-you-forgot-star-boy-band-members/anncasano?source=rss

For some, there is life after boy-band stardom. Pop stars making appearances in movies is hardly a new phenomenon, as cinema has a long history of making movies featuring music's dreamiest boy band heartthrobs. Even though it is rare that boy band actors successfully cross-over to have an actual career in film, here are 11 movies that you forgot featured members of your favorite boy band crushes.

Of course, a few singers-turned-actors will immediately come to mind. Guys like Justin Timberlake of NSYNC and Mark Wahlberg of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch are not just your regular, run of the mill Hollywood actors - they're bona fide A-List celebrities. And Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction, may earn the honor of joining their ranks after having appeared in Chris Nolan’s epic WWII drama, Dunkirk.

From the New Kids on the Block to NSYNC, New Edition, and 98 Degrees, once the screaming teenage girls stopped buying records, these boyz (turned) to men had to look to the silver screen to take another chance at stardom. You may remember some of these roles better than others, but each film certainly played its part in eternally encapsulating the varying talents of notorious boy band stars.


11 Movies You Never Realized Featured Your Favorite Boy Band Members,

The Fantasticks

Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block made his big screen debut in the musical film The Fantasticks in 1995. The film did not get a very theatrical release; however, it cemented McIntyre as being more than just a singer in a boy band. He would go on to appear in several television series, including an extended run on Boston Public. McIntyre also joined in on the NKOTB reunion tour.


Alpha Dog

Justin Timberlake first introduced his musical talents to the world as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. He would then go on to become the breakout star of the 1990s boy band, NSYNC. Timberlake ultimately took his talents to the big screen, but could he actually act?

One of his first prominent silver screen roles was in the 2006 Nick Cassavetes gritty crime drama, Alpha Dog, based on the real-life murder of Nicholas Markowitz. Timberlake proved his acting mettle, stepping up to the plate in his role as Frankie Ballenbacher - a character based on Jesse Rugge, who is currently serving life in person for his part in Markowitz's murder. Timberlake has gone on to have a successful career in film, appearing in major motion pictures such as The Social Network and starring in Trouble with the Curve.


Bewitched

Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees is probably best known for his reality show The Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, with his then-wife Jessica Simpson. However, the hunky singer also played a small role in Nora Ephron’s 2005 big-screen revival of Bewitched. Lachey also went on to have a solo music career, was a regular in the television series Charmed, and hosted an a cappella reality show called The Sing-Off.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Joey Fatone, the baritone voice of NSYNC, played Angelo - Toula's (Nia Vardalos) cousin - in the 2002 surprise hit comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. His character also had a dramatic moment in the film's 2016 sequel when he came out as gay to his conservative Greek family. Fatone has worn several different hats following his boy-band career including being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, hosting a cooking competition on the Food Network, and being a lead actor in a Broadway production of Rent.


On the Line

Lance Bass from NSYNC plays a staring role in this 2001 romantic comedy. In the film, Bass plays a timid advertising firm employee who meets a girl he likes on a train ride home, but of course he doesn't get her phone number. His fellow NSYNC band members Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone also made appearances in the film. Bass has gone on to make several other minor appearances in films such as Zoolander and Tropic Thunder.


The Basketball Diaries

There’s another multi-talented member of the Wahlberg family. While Donnie has settled into a nice career in television, Mark Wahlberg from the boy band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, has gone on to become one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

One of Mark’s first major silver screen debuts came in Jim Carroll’s 1995 extremely graphic and disturbing drama, The Basketball Diaries, which is about the writer's real-life fall from being a high school basketball prodigy to becoming a drug junkie. Mark played Mickey, one of Jim’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) close friends, who also falls victim to rabid drug use. In 1995, Wahlberg was only two years removed from his breakout role as Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson’s sophomore hit, Boogie Nights


The Sixth Sense

Yes, that scrawny, scared little kid who shoots Bruce Willis's character, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, at the beginning of The Sixth Sense is none other than New Kids on the Block member, Donnie Wahlberg. He is nearly unrecognizable in his role as Vincent Grey, one of Dr. Malcolm's former patients. And Wahlberg has actually gone on to have a very successful career as an actor. He currently stars in the hit CBS cop drama Blue Bloods, and still manages to fit in tours with the NKOTB.


The Wiz

Of course, Michael Jackson will forever be known as one of the most iconic pop stars in the history of music. However, the former lead singer of his family's boy band, The Jackson Five, proved that he could act when he took on the role of the scarecrow in The Wiz, a 1978 adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Jackson would take on multiple acting roles throughout his life on both the big and small screen, including appearances in Rush Hour 2 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Goat

After producing four studio albums with the boy band The Jonas Brothers, Nick left his siblings to pursue his own music projects as well as a career in acting. Nick appeared in several television shows, including episodes of Hawaii Five-O and Scream Queens. However, it was his starring role as Brett in the R-Rated, college drama Goat that proved Jonas could actually take on a heavy acting role. Unfortunately Goat, perhaps because it was such a brutal look at college hazing and the drawbacks of fraternity life, did not perform well at the box office.


Dunkirk

Harry Styles, formerly a member of One Direction, takes on the role of Alex in his own big screen debut in Christopher Nolan's World War II epic, Dunkirk. Nolan's war movie follows Allied soldiers who become surrounded by the German army during a savage battle in the early stages of the war. The singer also went on to release his first solo album in 2017, the self-titled, Harry Styles.



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Tue, 23 May 2017 08:30:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-you-forgot-star-boy-band-members/anncasano
<![CDATA[Super Boring Musicians You Had No Idea Used To Be (Or Still Are) Hardcore AF]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/boring-musicians-who-used-to-be-hardcore/jacob-shelton?source=rss

Dad rock, that most boring of genre of music, which encompasses everything from California country to blues-inspired folk, is so snooze-inducing the musicians who play it must be the most insipid people on Earth, right? Well, not exactly. There are some boring musicians who used to be hardcore af. Before they cleaned up, there were plenty of boring bands who were crazy back in the day. Like, chainsaw-through-a-hotel-room crazy. It’s time to expand your musical knowledge with this collection of crazy musicians who calmed down with age.

With a few notable exceptions, most of the musicians who were addicts covered here had their heydays in the '70s, when their brand of dad rock peaked. While some had continued success into the 2000s, many of these dad rock musicians who did hella drugs became so boring as time went on the world stopped listening, so they started racing yachts or opened tea shops.

It shouldn't really come as a surprise that a musician, no matter how boring the music, can get up to no good on the road. All of the crazy Led Zeppelin stories you've heard exist because four lads from England had lots of money and nothing to do for hours on end, so they got into witchcraft and started shoving fish into people. The same goes for everything you’ve heard about Ozzy Osbourne. But audiences expect crazy stories about those artists, whereas the boring AF dad rock artists on this list might actually surprise you with their shenanigans. 


Super Boring Musicians You Had No Idea Used To Be (Or Still Are) Hardcore AF,

Billy Joel

Everyone knows Billy Joel sucks. He's just the worst. His music is boring and he looks like the dad of every guy's high school girlfriend, the one who showed you his samurai sword collection.

It turns out that, while Joel was recording "rockers" like "Uptown Girl," he was also heavily into drugs. He told Howard Stern his song "Scandinavian Skies" is about heroin, saying:

"This was back in the late '70s, I think. We were in Amsterdam, and there was all this stuff going on, so I said 'Let me see what this is like.' It got me so high I didn't know how to deal with it. You just get way out, just go to another place, and you're into the blues. All you want to hear is the blues. You start drooling, and you get sick."

But that didn't stop Joel, who continued his hard partying New Jersey ways into his twilight years. In 2004, he crashed his third car in two years. That's dedication to being hardcore. 


David Crosby

There's a good chance you know David Crosby's down-and-out, aging clown look more than his music, but this guy was a huge part of the Laurel Canyon scene of the '60s, and part of a lot of very boring bands that still influence new boring bands. He released some of his sleepiest music in Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and as a solo artist. While busy writing music that sounds like it should be in a Ken Burns documentary, Crosby was going harder in the paint than anyone who has ever lived. 

For instance, in 1985, he was already on probation for DUI when he was arrested for driving through a fence while in possession of a gun and cocaine. He blamed John Lennon's assassination. In an episode of VH1's Behind The Music, one of the guys from CSN said Crosby ruined one of their incredibly boring recording sessions when he walked out after his crack pipe broke.


Eric Clapton

When you think of Eric Clapton, what pops into your head? Lilting acoustic ballads? Middling white man blues rock? Well, that's probably because he used up all of his freaky powers in the '70s, doing drugs and shredding solos. In his enigmatically entitled autobiography, Clapton: The Autobiography, the guitarist describes how audiences absolutely loved it when he got super effed up and put on the worst shows possible

"I'd wander off the stage and somebody... would have to try to persuade me to go back on. There seemed to be a post-psychedelia drunkenness that swept over everybody in the entertainment business during the early '70s. To be on stage, you were almost expected to be drunk. I remember doing one entire show lying down on the stage with the microphone stand lying beside me, and nobody batted an eyelid."

Clapton battled a three-year heroin addiction in the '70s. During the making of Derek and the Dominos' sole record Layla, the whole band was out of control with drugs and alcohol. Bandmate Bobby Whitlock recalls, "We weren't doing a bunch of drugs during our recording. But if you’re drinking whiskey and snorting cocaine and heroin it's still going to be in your system tomorrow." 


Fleetwood Mac

Put your pitchforks down. Boring doesn't mean bad, especially not in the case of Fleetwood Mac. As everyone knows, you develop an instant appreciation for this classic snooze rock behemoth as soon as you turn 30. But were they really that crazy? Oh yeah.

According to members of the band, there wasn't a day they weren't fighting and/or having sex with each other, or snorting miles of cocaine. The members of Fleetwood Mac were legit crazy people who once calculated Mick Fleetwood (the band's drummer, who wore faux testicles on a belt) snorted seven miles of cocaine during the height of his debauchery. And that's nothing compared to Stevie Nicks, the group's front woman and good witch, who burned a hole in her nose by snorting so much cocaine. 


George Jones

It's okay if you don't know who George Jones is. He sang boring, crooner country that didn't have the heart of Roy Orbison and never reached the flashy heights of Elvis. He had a sustained career built on mediocre hits, and was also a mega-drunk. According to his autobiography, I Lived to Tell It All, he had crippling stage fright, and used alcohol to temper his fear.

A low point came when Jones was so drunk his wife hid the keys to all of his cars so he couldn't drive to the liquor store, so he rode a lawn mower eight miles to buy booze.  He wrote, "I imagine the top speed for that old mower was five miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store, but get there I did."


Jackson Browne

The famous scribe behind The Eagles' sleepy time rocker "Take It Easy" definitely didn't heed his own words when it came to his personal life. While Jackson Browne was writing laid-back California country jams you would be hard pressed to name, he was also involved in a murky back-and-forth with former girlfriend Daryl Hannah, who accused him of assaulting her multiple times. No one ever sued anyone over the assault vs defamation battle the two wages, but it's obvious that Browne was anything but boring in his home life. 


James Taylor

He's seen fire, he's seen rain, and he's put a generation of people to sleep with very boring, blues-inspired folk music. While James Taylor's music was a gentle flower on a spring morning, his personal life was a fire threatening to consume an orphanage. First, he was into acid, which had him "jumping great gaps between the roofs and swinging on fire escapes.”

In 1968, at age 20, Taylor moved to England to record his debut album for Apple, the label run by the Beatles. While in London, he got way into heroin. While recording sleepy acoustic jams, he liked to hole up in the studio bathroom and get high, much to the chagrin of the Beatles, who were recording in the same complex. 


Moby

Moby, the human equivalent to skim milk, has never struck anyone has being all that crazy. Even at its most experimental, his music is fairly danceable, and that one "thrash" record people talk about is just a high school jock's idea of what Minor Threat sounds like, with some dandy ambient tunes tacked on and a very '90s-sounding Mission to Burma cover shoved in the middle.

That was all to say Moby is fine but boring AF. However, in the '90s, Moby was losing his mind. He was living in New York City, DJing, hanging out with a dominatrix, dating strippers, and squatting in a warehouse with people who wanted to set him on fire. As you might be able to surmise, there was a liberal use of substances. 

In an interview with the Guardian (the headline of which is "There were bags of drugs, I was having sex with a stranger") about his autobiography, Porcelain, Moby described the process of looking back at his life in the 90s: 

"I still recognize that person, stumbling through life without much agency. There’s enthusiasm and a good work ethic, but ultimately complete cluelessness, being baffled by everything. It’s like being a snowball rolling down a mountain. The snowball might have started kind of pure, but by the end, it’s filled with dead squirrels and sticks and rocks and wellies and garbage. You’ve got this snowball at the end, but to what extent does it relate to or resemble that original snowball?”


Phil Collins

The singer/songwriter who proclaimed no jacket was required to listen to his album was a different kind of hardcore crazy person in his younger days than many others on this list. While Phil Collins was busy working on snooze rock staples, he was also a major rage-a-holic, according to his first wife, Andrea.

When Andrea left Phil, he told everyone she "ran off with the decorator." But, according to her, Phil drove her away by being a super violent bully who wanted to argue all the time. Also, he cheated on her. As Andrea recalls

"I divorced him – not him me – on the grounds of his adultery and he agreed... 

There was also the fact that, within a day or two of me leaving the hospital after giving birth to our son, Simon, he went off on a two-year world tour with Genesis.

He’s made a lot of money singing about the break-up of our marriage and his heartbreak, and he’s never stopped to consider my feelings or those of our children. All these years on, he’s still playing the victim, and I think it’s time he stopped."

Does this also make Phil a compulsive liar? He's some kind of monster for fabricating a tale of heartbreak just to sell records and look good in an interview. Somewhere, Noel Gallagher is cackling. 


Rod Stewart

Everyone knows the grimiest Rod Stewart ever got as a solo artist was when he sang a cover of "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits, and even that's a pretty slick song choice. Most people probably don't even know he was in The Jeff Beck Group, a heavy-stomping proto hard rock band that paved the way for Led Zeppelin. 

In the '70s, while Stewart was churning out barely passable rock-disco tunes like "If You Want My Body," he was also busy indulging a saucy predilection for Columbian nose candy. Admittedly, doing coke every once in a while doesn't make you party monster, but shoving nummy powder up your butt does qualify you for hardcore status, and shove it up his butt Stewart did.  

Stewart later said of his salad days, "As far as the drugs are concerned, I was never an addict. I was never, you know, in rehab. It never affected my family or my relationships. I was just a social user." So social he shoved cocaine in his ass. 



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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:54:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/boring-musicians-who-used-to-be-hardcore/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Taylor Swift And Ivanka Trump Share A Lot More In Common Than You Think]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/why-ivanka-trump-is-the-taylor-swift-of-politics/rebecca-shortall?source=rss

On a surface level, it would be apt to draw comparisons between Ivanka Trump and Taylor Swift. They're both tall, thin, white, and blonde. They've both lived in New York and they're both in the public eye. But the comparisons run far deeper than just the aesthetics. In fact, the more you look into it, the more you'll realize these two are practically twinning.

Seriously - Ivanka Trump is the Taylor Swift of politics. And this comparison is a two-way street because Taylor Swift is, arguably, the Ivanka Trump of pop music. Both have used faux feminism as a means of pushing their brands on the general public, all while refusing to condemn the decidedly anti-feminist actions of one man in particular. Here's a hint: this guy is one of their dads. Both have similar backgrounds and both are connected by one individual in particular. Curious? Read on to find out why Taylor Swift is to music what Ivanka Trump is to politics. 


Taylor Swift And Ivanka Trump Share A Lot More In Common Than You Think,

They've Both Been The Subject Of SNL Sketches

Unless you've been living under a rock, or far away from any social media feeds, you'll know that Saturday Night Live has become the gold standard for mocking the Trump administration with cutting sketches that have inspired tweetstorms from the President himself. Ivanka was not exempt from the comedic ribbing of the SNL writers and in one episode, they debuted an instantly shareable sketch titled "Complicit."

The twinning continues – Swift has also been the target of a sketch. She hosted back in 2009 but wasn’t the subject of a sketch until 2014, when "Swiftamine" debuted. Admittedly, "Complicit" is a far more damning sketch than "Swiftamine," but the fact remains, Swift and Trump are practically twins.


They Both Have Clothing Lines Manufactured In China

Much has been made about Ivanka's Chinese-made, Nordstrom-dropped clothing line. It's been the subject of several twitter hashtags such as #BoycottTrump and #GrabYourWallet and it's come under even more scrutiny thanks to the recent revelation that her clothing is made in a Chinese factory were workers earn $1 an hour. Way to bring jobs back to America, Vanks!

Well, she's not the only thin, blonde, white woman with a clothing line. Taylor Swift also has a clothing brand. But that's not where the similarities end. Swift's fashion line is also China-based and had a showing in Hong Kong in 2016


They Both Refuse To Condemn Donald Trump

So, in Ivanka's case, this is kind of understandable. Donald is her father, after all, which means Ivanka refuses to condemn his deeply hateful actions even while being booed at a women's conference in Germany. But, in Taylor's case, her conspicuous silence during the election cycle aroused a lot of suspicion from the media and the public alike, not only because it ran in opposition to the faux-feminist, girl squad image she had cultivated, but also because members of said girl squad were very vocal in their pro-Hillary stance.

Lena Dunham, one of Swift's girl squad members that appeared in the "Bad Blood" video, was fervently supportive of Clinton in 2016. Other squad members like Blake Lively, who attended the Women's March on January 21st, 2017, and Gigi Hadid, who joined the march against Trump's Muslim Ban, have also voiced thier protestations, but Swift was nowhere to be seen. She was off somewhere mysterious, making diplomatic statements, unable to produce a divisive opinion.


They Both Use Fake Feminism For Their Own Gain

Swift shed the snakeskin of her "Better Than Revenge" slut-shame anthem singing persona from her early Speak Now album and transitioned towards a pop-friendly, girl power platitude-spouting, fashion-forward identity for her Red and 1989 eras. During this time, she had a "feminist awakening" while still releasing songs like the b*tchy clap-back bop "Bad Blood." But the empowering wokeness she claimed to have felt was an empty one devoid of any potentially partisan statements that would say something, anything about women's rights. Instead, Swift remained largely silent during the 2016 election cycle, deigning only to Instagram a picture that did not reveal who she voted for. Very mysterious!   

In addition to the milquetoast 'gram, Swift did not turn up at the Women's March and only commented on it with a bland tweet after the fact. The tweet read, "So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch." Taylor Swift had mastered the art of saying/tweeting/gramming/posting empty platitudes that can make it seem as if she's saying something of weight, but in actual fact is just an empty, self-serving statement that gives off an aesthetic of wokeness (the absolute bare minimum level of wokeness but sure) while being vague and bland enough that she doesn’t alienate any of her fanbase that might suddenly try and start a #BoycottTaylor movement. She was getting away with it. And she would have got away with it too, if it weren't for all those meddlesome think pieces!

Ivanka Trump has a similar reputation for using self-serving white feminism as a way to try and appeal to liberals, hoping they ignore her connections to her father and his right-wing policies, and buy into her lifestyle brand. Ivanka is a mess of contradictions, the most egregious being that she claims to be a feminist while defending her father's actions, even declaring he champions women when he appears to do anything but. She has tried to use the guise of faux-feminism to push her now-infamous book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success, all the while ignoring the fact that her idea of being a working woman stands in stark contrast to the reality faced by the vast majority of working women. The pair can't even reach the heights of peak white feminism, so embroiled in contradictions and complicity are they.


The Kloss/Kushner Konnection

Ivanka is married to one of Russia's favourite real estate moguls, Jared Kushner, but Swift also shares a connection to the Kushner family via her number one girl squad member and bestie, Victoria's Secret Angel and coding enthusiast Karlie Kloss. Kloss is engaged to Jared Kushner's brother Josh Kushner but, interestingly enough, the couple have been more outspoken about their political allegiances than Swift. Josh Kushner told Esquire that he would not be voting for Trump despite his brother being married to Ivanka Trump and Kloss tweeted her support for Hillary Clinton. So it doesn’t seem as if the Kloss Konnection was keeping Swift silent.  


They Both Come From Money

We all know that Ivanka Trump grew up in a monstrous golden monument to her father's fragile ego. Trump Tower is a gaudy, sky-scraping erection of wealth and privilege.You could say she grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth but, let's be real - nothing in that house is silver. It's gold or go home. Silver is synonymous with second place and in the mind of the Trump family that just translates as being the precious metal of losers.

But did you know that Taylor Swift grew up in a similarly luxurious lap? This may come as a surprise as, especially in the early eras of her career, she presented herself as an "aw-shucks me and my teardrop-stained guitar ain't nothin' but a regular country gal who grew up on a farm," but that's not exactly true. Her parents aren't farm hands. Swift's mother worked in finance while her father comes from three generations of bank presidents and is a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Country bumpkin she ain't! 



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Fri, 26 May 2017 10:37:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/why-ivanka-trump-is-the-taylor-swift-of-politics/rebecca-shortall
<![CDATA[10 Crazy (And Some Believable) Theories About The Murder Of Tupac Shakur]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/theories-about-tupac-shakur-murder/carly-silver?source=rss

Tupac Amaru Shakur was a musical icon who took the '90s rap scene by storm. Most known for his lyricism, Tupac Shakur's songs stand the test of time. His tragic death at 26 cut short what should have been a bombastic music career. What's even more tragic is that no one has quite figured out why (or how) Tupac was killed. His case was a high profile unsolved murder. He was killed in September 1996 in Las Vegas. He and Suge Knight were driving in a car down the Las Vegas strip when he was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Who killed Tupac? There are plenty of theories about Tupac Shakur's murder - but which one is true?

In the mid-1990s, the West Coast hip-hop scene was led by Death Row Records head honcho Suge Knight and his marquee artist, Tupac. On the East Coast, Sean "Puffy" Combs ran the hit factory Bad Boy Records, whose flagship artist was the Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. "Biggie" or "Biggie Smalls"). The rivalry between the label heads, and their important artists, ramped up throughout the mid-'90s.

So who killed Tupac? Some argue Suge put a hit on his number-one artist because Tupac wanted to leave the label or for monetary reasons. Others implicated in Tupac conspiracy theories include Combs and 'Pac's arch-enemy, the Notorious B.I.G. The craziest theory of all? Maybe that Tupac is still alive.


10 Crazy (And Some Believable) Theories About The Murder Of Tupac Shakur,

The FBI Or CIA Killed Tupac In A Mission To Eliminate Rappers

During the 1990s, the FBI or CIA allegedly had a secret covert operation to eliminate black musicians, specifically those who were considered "social conscious" artists pushing for police and government reform. They allegedly offed some of hip-hop's biggest stars, including Biggie and Tupac. While the murder plot is a little farfetched, it is true the FBI did closely monitor Tupac's mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, and her friends. Rumors swirled that a number of Tupac's associates were FBI informants who set him up, as well.


Suge Knight's Bodyguard And Ex-Wife Offed 'Pac

Suge Knight once indicated his ex-wife Sharitha Golden and his former head of security Reggie Wright Jr., could be behind Tupac's death. Apparently, the pair was actually trying to take out Suge but got Tupac instead. This was just one of the many attempts on Suge's life, the record boss claimed. 

Why would Sharitha do this? Former LAPD cop Russell Poole noted she and Suge were still technically married at the time of Tupac's assassination, so, if Knight died, she'd get a lot of his money - and control of profitable Death Row. Wright has denied the allegations. Interestingly, a lot of witnesses to the murder have also died - including Sharitha. Before her death, she told TMZ, "When Tupac died, what did Death Row become after that? Zero. Nothing. A downfall.” 


Sean "P. Diddy" Combs Wanted Tupac Dead To Protect Himself

Some accused Sean "P. Diddy" Combs as the man behind Tupac's murder. Combs has always denied the allegations, but former LAPD cop Greg Kading said Diddy paid a gangster named Keffe D - a member of the Crips - $1 million to off his arch-rivals, Suge and Tupac. The shooter was allegedly Keffe D's nephew, Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson, who also got into a fight with Tupac around the time of his death.

Why would Diddy want the Death Row team dead? In 1995, an associate of Knight's, "Big Jake" Robles, was shot dead. Knight believed Diddy and his crew were responsible, and he wanted revenge. A year later, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, a member of Combs's entourage, was killed, perhaps in retaliation. Allegedly afraid for his own safety, Combs was said to have hired men to take out Knight and Tupac to protect himself.


Tupac Beat Up Gangster Orlando Anderson, Who Got His Revenge

The night he was shot, Tupac was in Las Vegas attending a boxing match at the MGM Grand. In the hotel lobby, he got into a physical altercation with Crip member Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson, a gangster who was a big Tupac fan. Suge got in on the action before the Death Row team finally stopped beating up Anderson. Why did Death Row - associated with the Crips' arch-rivals, the Bloods - attack Anderson?

Allegedly, a few weeks earlier, several Crips, including Anderson, had stolen a Blood's necklace, a personal gift from Knight. The night of the beating, one of the Bloods involved in that conflict was in Knight and Tupac's entourage. He told them about what the Crips did to him, and his friends beat up Anderson in supposed revenge. As the story goes, Anderson killed Tupac. But 18 months later, he was killed in a gang shootout.


Tupac Faked His Own Death And Is In Hiding

One of the most popular theories about Tupac's passing is that he isn't actually dead at all. In fact, some believe he's really alive, hiding out in luxurious locations all over the world. Why? Tupac assumed the moniker "Makaveli," a reference to the Renaissance philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, who suggested faking a death in order to evade enemies. Some claimed "Makaveli" was an anagram for “Am Alive K."

The sleeve copy of Tupac's final album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, contained the sentence "Exit 2Pac, Enter Makaveli,” which suggested rebirth under a new name. The numerology present in his lyrics has encouraged fans to believe this. There have been Tupac "sightings" all over the world, in which people claimed to see Tupac (or lookalikes). Apparently, he's frequently been seen in Cuba.


Marion "Suge" Knight Killed Tupac Over Money

A 2002 documentary called Biggie & Tupac presented some interesting theories about Tupac's death, including one that Death Row boss Suge Knight ordered a hit on his superstar artist with whom he was having some monetary disputes. It claimed Tupac was planning to split from Death Row, and in retaliation, Suge wanted him taken out. Suge then had Biggie killed in order to take suspicion off of himself for 'Pac's case. Interestingly, Knight reportedly owned (or just took) Tupac's money.

Corroborating this suggestion was the late Jerry Heller, the controversial former manager of pioneering West Coast rap group N.W.A. Before his death, Heller claimed Knight “unquestionably put the hit out" on Tupac. Knight, who was riding beside Tupac in the car when the rapper was killed, allegedly pulled his friend in front of himself as a shield.


The Far-Right Jewish Defense League Was Blackmailing Tupac

Before Tupac's death, he was allegedly being extorted by an extremist group called the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a violently racist organization that is aberrant from mainstream Judaism. The JDL allegedly blackmailed him for money (or said Tupac was in danger) then offer him protection in exchange for cash. Jerry Heller also used them to protect himself from Suge

Did they have something to do with his death? It's unknown. But Tupac wasn't the only Suge Knight affiliate guy threatened by the JDL; the FBI also mentioned N.W.A.'s Eazy-E as someone the radical terrorists targeted.


Aliens Abducted Tupac

Tupac fans have suggested the rap star was abducted by aliens. They faked his murder and brought him to their planet, where he would live and rap for anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years. After living with the aliens, Tupac would be made immortal on Earth.


The Illuminati Organized A Hit

The Illuminati is a secret organization (that may or may not exist) that has huge influence and span across the world. Several famous people were allegedly killed by the Illuminati, and other huge events - like terrorist attacks - are coordinated by the group. Some even say they had something to do with Tupac's death. Theorists allege the title of 'Pac's album Don Killuminati meant Tupac had ties to the Illuminati

Why? That's unclear. But there is alleged proof the group had something to do with it. Namely, the group is named in Jay-Z's "N****s In Paris" as Tupac's killers. Some went further to say Jay himself is an Illuminati member who killed Tupac. 


The Notorious B.I.G. Ordered His Rival's Death

Before Tupac's death, the rivalry between him and Biggie had escalated to fever pitch. Some have suggested the tension between them (which started when Tupac got shot years earlier and suspected the Bad Boy camp) resulted in Biggie ordering Tupac's death. The evidence to support this theory?

The Crips, who wear blue, have long been linked to Tupac's murder, and Biggie rapped about his close ties to that gang. Somehow, Biggie slipped into Vegas, paid the Crips a bunch to kill Tupac, and left without anyone noticing he had been there. Oh, and Biggie made sure the Crips used his own gun. Unlikely story, as experts have since noted. Rumor had it that Biggie or Diddy hired the Crips to kill Tupac and/or protect the Bad Boy camp, then reneged on payment; as a result, the Crips killed Biggie... allegedly.



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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:15:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/theories-about-tupac-shakur-murder/carly-silver
<![CDATA[15 Movies You Had No Idea Were Scored By Your Favorite Rockers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rockers-who-score-movies/eric-conner?source=rss

Sure, they shred on stage. But they can also tear up Hollywood. Even the busiest of rock stars occasionally moonlight in the world of movies and TV. Some act (Jon Bon Jovi, Common, Weird Al), some direct (Rob Zombie, Liam Lynch), and others get in touch with their inner John Williams.  

There are a number of rock 'n' roll artists who wrote for movies, whether they signed on to sci fi epics or quirky indies. Air provided a memorably delicate soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides, while Eddie Vedder's guitar work added folksy texture to Into the Wild. And then there's Daft Punk - the robotic duo penned a suitably fuzzed-out score for Tron: Legacy.

It's not hard to see what draws rock musicians to the movies. These rockers who compose movie soundtracks get a chance to create original material without worrying how to perform it on stage. It's a win all around, as most film scores composed by rock musicians feel fresh and unique thanks to the composers' day jobs.


15 Movies You Had No Idea Were Scored By Your Favorite Rockers,

Air

Sofia Coppola's debut feature, The Virgin Suicides, followed a group of teenagers who expressed their conflicted thoughts better with music than words. The bittersweet feature gained extra style thanks to a memorable score from electronic duo Air; as Dazed notes, the soundtrack "[strikes] an odd balance between sinister and blissful, like the sunny suburban neighborhood in which [the characters] lived."

Despite the film (and soundtrack's) success, the musicians haven't listened to this particular album since, according to Nicolas Godin:

"I never listen back to what I’ve done, so I don’t know what the soundtrack sounds like now. I think it’s depressing to listen back - like looking through an old photo album or something. But the funny thing is, every time I travel and meet fans, they all tell me about this soundtrack. It seems to be one of the best things we ever did and the thing that people like the most."


Daft Punk

It's like Daft Punk was created to score Tron: Legacy. After all, it's a story of synthetic beings struggling to find meaning in the world - a hallmark of the dance duo's songwriting.

If anything, when listening to Daft Punk's occasionally breathtaking score, you wish they got to cut loose more with their signature electronic work. But all is forgiven when they show up in the bar scene as the galaxy's coolest musicians.


Danny Elfman

After so many scores, it's easy to forget that Danny Elfman began his music career as the frontman of the wonderfully bizarre Oingo Boingo. His early scores included Wisdom and Back to Schoolbut Elfman truly found his kindred spirit in director Tim Burton. Over a dozen movies later, they've forged one of the best collaborations in Hollywood.

Elfman's greatest score for Burton might just be 1989's BatmanWithin five notes, it was clear that this film was a far cry from Adam West's goofy, jovial television series.


Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder composed the soundtrack for Into the Wild, and his mixture of songs and score perfectly matched the restless, off-kilter heart of Emile Hirsch's Chris McCandless. The soundtrack was critically acclaimed upon its release; the song "Guaranteed" was nominated for a Grammy and an Academy Award in 2008.

Vedder's music previously appeared in another Sean Penn film - Dead Man Walking.


Eric Clapton

It's safe to say that Eric Clapton knows a thing or two about the potentially deadly effects of drugs. For Rush, a tale of two undercover cops who must become the drug addicts they're pursuing, Clapton's trademark guitar work accentuates the characters' despair.

The soundtrack is best known for introducing the heartbreaking, Grammy-winning song "Tears in Heaven," dedicated to Clapton's late son.


Jonny Greenwood

Bands don't come much more adventurous than the ever-transforming Radiohead. So it comes as little surprise that guitarist Jonny Greenwood would take the plunge and compose an adventurous score for There Will Be Blood.

As good as it is, Paul Thomas Anderson's film would be much less compelling without Greenwood's haunting and mysterious score. Critics praised the music for "[sounding] vanguard and exploratory in the context of Hollywood film scores."


Mark Knopfler

When he wasn't working with Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler began composing for a variety of films, including Local Hero and Wag the Dog. His music for The Princess Bride was especially lovely, mixing acoustic guitars with synthesizers and a full orchestra to create the perfect soundscape for Rob Reiner's unusual (and fantastical) romantic adventure.


Peter Gabriel

How do you make a score sound like what the kids were rocking out to back Year 0? That was the dilemma Martin Scorsese faced when making The Last Temptation of Christ. His solution was to hire world music auteur and rock pioneer Peter Gabriel. The resulting album, entitled Passion, is not only one of Peter's best works, it also might be one of the greatest movie scores of the 1980s. Employing an array of voices and period instruments, Gabriel's work enhanced and expanded Scorsese's controversial meditation on faith.    

Gabriel's music can also be heard in Birdy and Rabbit Proof Fence.


Trent Reznor

To go from the blunt "Closer" to winning an Oscar for scoring The Social Network (with Atticus Ross) takes a particular kind of talent. But Trent Reznor's work in Nine Inch Nails always showed he was more than just another rock screamer. His synth-driven score in The Social Network gave an extra dimension to Mark Zuckerberg's intellectual curiosity and sometimes twisted motivations.

Director David Fincher and Reznor kept making beautiful music together in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl.


Luna

If Andy Warhol was still alive, Luna would be playing at the Factory every night. Their mellow dream-pop lingered on the indie fringes for decades until they broke up. Then, indie It couple Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips branched off to hone their own sound.

After Luna graced the soundtrack of Noah Baumbach's Mr. Jealousy, they've collaborated with the filmmaker on multiple films. In his film Mistress America, Wareham and Phillips created a new wave score that could have been at home in any number of John Hughes films.



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Thu, 11 May 2017 07:37:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rockers-who-score-movies/eric-conner
<![CDATA[Best Fall Out Boy Albums, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fall-out-boy-albums/brandon-michaels?source=rss

Are you a Fall Out Boy fan? Then this list is for you - it lets you rank Fall Out Boy albums best to worst. It might be hard to pick a favorite - after all, the Chicago-based pop-punk band has so many hits. They've released a number of hit singles between their six studio albums.

The rise of the band is nothing short of remarkable. Fall Out Boy - comprised of lead singer and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley - has sold 7.5 million records since forming in 2001. Their first official release, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, came out in 2003 on Uprising Records. After selling over 100,000 copies, the boys were picked up by top pop-punk indie-label Fueled By Ramen to release their first official LP, Take This To Your Grave, which went on to sell over 600,000 copies. That landed them a deal with Island records, where they released the remainder of their catalog so far.

It's easy to argue over the greatest Fall Out Boy cds. Maybe you think the top Fall Out Boy releases are their older albums, or perhaps you're a fan of their more recent output. But now, it's time to end the debate once and for all: what's the greatest Fall Out Boy album of all time?


Best Fall Out Boy Albums, Ranked,

Infinity on High

From Under the Cork Tree

Take This to Your Grave

Folie à Deux

Save Rock and Roll

American Beauty/American Psycho


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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:23:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fall-out-boy-albums/brandon-michaels
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. The Weeknd]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-the-weeknd/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring The Weeknd. As a solo artist, The Weeknd has won awards (Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums (Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy), so it’s not surprising to see The Weeknd features top music charts. What are the best The Weeknd collabs?

Including songs like “Lust for Life” and “Crew Love,” this list of songs featuring The Weeknd as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank The Weeknd’s collaborations with Drake, Lana Del Rey, Future, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature The Weeknd, and let’s see what the best The Weeknd collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. The Weeknd,

Crew Love

Remember You

Elastic Heart

Or Nah

Wonderful

Might Not

Low Life

Wild Love

Some Way

Lust for Life


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:29:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-the-weeknd/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Quavo]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-quavo/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Migos member Quavo. As a solo artist, Quavo has won awards, released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums, so it’s not surprising to see Quavo features top music charts. What are the best Quavo collabs?

Including songs like “I’m the One” and “Congratulations,” this list of songs featuring Quavo as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Quavo’s collaborations with DJ Khaled, Post Malone, DJ Mustard, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Quavo, and let’s see what the best Quavo collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Quavo,

Want Her

I'm the One

Strip That Down

Get Home

Pick Up the Phone

Castro

Congratulations


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Tue, 23 May 2017 07:17:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-quavo/ranker-music
<![CDATA[All-American Songs That Are Secretly Hating On All Things American]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/secretly-unpatriotic-songs-about-america/brandon-michaels?source=rss

Every Fourth of July, Americans all across the country break out the boombox and blast some red, white, and blue jams. But other than the national anthem, are any of those perennial barbecue favorites really that celebratory? Take a look at any U.S.A.-themed playlist, and you'll find some seemingly patriotic songs that are pretty down on America.

There are plenty of harsh songs about the political and social climate of the United States, but most of them are pretty straightforward about it. For every patriotic country song, there are critical anthems like Green Day's "American Idiot," Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," and NWA's "F*ck tha Police." But then there are the surprising anti-America songs - you might not realize how harsh they are without giving the lyrics a closer listen.

You probably love some of these patriotic songs that aren't really patriotic. Who doesn't love "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen, or "American Pie" by Don McLean? Whether they're critiquing the powers that be or subtly poking fun at the American dream, these secretly not-so-patriotic songs might surprise you.


All-American Songs That Are Secretly Hating On All Things American,

American Girl

Spoiler alert: just because a song has "America" in the title does not mean it's going to be pro-America. Case in point: Tom Petty wrote "American Girl" in 1976, and it was immediately taken up as an anthem by broken-hearted teenage boys everywhere. You might assume that Petty's "American Girl" is all about her country, but a quick glance at the lyrics shows a woman who seems ready to escape the U.S.A.:

"Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinkin'
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to."


Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen's less-than-pro-America anthem "Born in the U.S.A." is one of the most misunderstood songs in pop culture. Even though Springsteen is an outspoken liberal, Ronald Reagan used it during his 1984 re-election campaign. With lyrics like this, it's clear that no one in his camp actually listened to the song before approving it:

"Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man...

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said 'son if it was up to me' 
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said 'Son, don’t you understand.'"


Fortunate Son

"Fortunate Son" opens with the line, "Some folks are born made to wave the flag / Oh, they’re red, white and blue," and if you stopped listening there, you might assume it was patriotic. You would be wrong - Creedence Clearwater Revival actually wrote it as a protest song about the Vietnam War. Check out these choice lyrics:

"Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, 'How much should we give?'
Ooh, they only answer More! More! More!"


American Woman

Lenny Kravitz made this song popular again in 1999, but the Guess Who wrote it as an anti-draft song way back in 1970. And it's doubly unpatriotic, as the Guess Who were Canadian. It's easy to misinterpret the song, as long as you don't listen to the lyrics:

"Don't come a-hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes."


Pink Houses

"Ain’t that America / Home of the free, yeah / Little pink houses / For you and me." Although the chorus feels pleasantly patriotic, the verses of "Pink Houses" tell the story of the death of the American dream, and criticizes widespread segregation. Despite Mellencamp crooning, "just like everything else / Those old crazy dreams / Just kinda came and went," John McCain used the song during his political campaign in 2008. Mellencamp had to ask him to stop.


American Made

With a name like the Oak Ridge Boys, you would assume "American Made" is about how America kicks butt, takes names, and creates quality products. But take a look at the lyrics, and you'll see that the song is about an American woman who only buys foreign products:

"She looks good in her tight blue jeans
She bought in Mexico
And she loves wearing French perfume
Everywhere we go
But when it comes to the loving part
One thing is true
My baby's genuine U.S.A.
Red, white and blue."


Living in the U.S.A.

With its upbeat chorus, it's understandable why some people would assume "Living in the U.S.A." is a patriotic song. In reality, the Steve Miller Band uses the lyrics to explore the war on the poor:

"I see a yellow man, a brown man
A white man, a red man
Lookin' for Uncle Sam
To give you a helpin' hand
But everybody's kickin' sand
Even politicians."

The song ends on a darkly comic note, with Steve Miller yelling, "Somebody give me a cheeseburger!"


This Land Is Your Land

You might think "This Land Is Your Land" is a harmless children's tune, but that's ignoring the incredibly dark lyrics. Woody Guthrie originally penned the song in 1940 as a radical commentary on America's treatment of immigrants:

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me
The sign was painted, said 'Private Property'
But on the backside, it didn't say nothing
This land was made for you and me."

Apparently the U.S. Government didn't mind the lyric; "This Land Is Your Land" was selected by the Library of Congress to be included in the National Recording Registry in 2002.


American Pie

The lengthy anthem "American Pie" by Don McLean is as American as apple pie - which is to say, not American at all. The chorus chimes "Bye bye, Miss American Pie" as a reference to the death of the American dream. The verses tell the story of decades of civil unrest, but McLean name-drops Chevy and talks about rock 'n' roll, so it's easy to assume the tune is patriotic.

As a a bonus point, not only does McLean essentially call the American dream bogus, he thinks God is dead:

"I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died...

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died."


Independence Day - Martina McBride

Despite its title and upbeat tempo, "Independence Day" isn't even close to patriotic; it's about domestic abuse, and it's written from the perspective of an 8-year-old girl. The song is set on the Fourth of July, though - it's the day this fictional little girl watched her mom set their house on fire before she was taken away to jail:

"Well, she lit up the sky that Fourth of July
By the time that the firemen come
They just put out the flames
And took down some names
And send me to the county home."



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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Sia]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-sia/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Sia. As a solo artist, Sia has won awards (Echo Music Prize for International Female Artist), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums (1000 Forms of Fear, This Is Acting), so it’s not surprising to see Sia features top music charts. What are the best Sia collabs?

Including songs like “Titanium” and “Wild Ones,” this list of songs featuring Sia as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Sia’s collaborations with David Guetta, Flo Rida, Eminem, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Sia, and let’s see what the best Sia collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Sia,

Battle Cry

Déjà Vu

Titanium

Wild Ones

She Wolf

Bang My Head

Living Out Loud

Destiny

Waterfall

Je te pardonne


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Big Sean]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-big-sean/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Big Sean. As a solo artist, Big Sean has won awards (BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums (Dark Sky Paradise, I Decided), so it’s not surprising to see Big Sean features top music charts. What are the best Big Sean collabs?

Including songs like “All Me” and “As Long As You Love Me,” this list of songs featuring Big Sean as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Big Sean’s collaborations with Eminem, Drake, DJ Khaled, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Big Sean, and let’s see what the best Big Sean collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Big Sean,

Holy Key

My Homies Still

I Think of You

How Many Times

Detroit vs. Everybody

Open Wide

Right There

Lay It on Me

Back Up

All Me


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Selena Gomez]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-selena-gomez/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Selena Gomez. As a solo artist, Selena Gomez has won awards (American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums (Stars Dance, Revival), so it’s not surprising to see Selena Gomez features top music charts. What are the best Selena Gomez collabs?

Including songs like “We Don't Talk Anymore” and “Trust Nobody,” this list of songs featuring Selena Gomez as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Selena Gomez’s collaborations with Charlie Puth, Cashmere Cat, Zedd, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Selena Gomez, and let’s see what the best Selena Gomez collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Selena Gomez,

I Want You to Know

We Don't Talk Anymore

Hands

It Ain't Me

Trust Nobody


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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Nicki Minaj]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-nicki-minaj/ranker-music?source=rss

These are the best songs featuring Nicki Minaj. As a solo artist, Nicki Minaj has won awards (American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist), released top ten singles, and sold multi platinum albums (Pink Friday, The Pinkprint), so it’s not surprising to see Nicki Minaj features top music charts. What are the best Nicki Minaj collabs?

Including songs like “Side to Side” and “Monster,” this list of songs featuring Nicki Minaj as guest artist consists of radio hits, number ones, and less popular tracks. Fans can decide how to rank Nicki Minaj’s collaborations with DJ Khaled, Drake, Katy Perry, David Guetta, and more. 

Vote up your favorite songs that feature Nicki Minaj, and let’s see what the best Nicki Minaj collaborations are. 


The Best Songs Ft. Nicki Minaj,

Lookin Ass

Rake It Up

Kissing Strangers

Side to Side

Swalla

Monster

Hey Mama

Love More

Light My Body Up

Flawless (Remix)


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:30:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-nicki-minaj/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Seemingly Crazy Yet Somehow Solid Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/taylor-swift-conspiracy-theories/brandon-michaels?source=rss

Crazy Taylor Swift conspiracy theories are everywhere. Despite - or perhaps because of - her extreme fame, the pop starlet seems to attract weird rumors. For every tale of how Taylor Swift is the best, there are dark stories about her supposed connections to the Illuminati or her possible evil twin. And those aren't even the craziest theories about Taylor Swift - some people swear that she's the clone of a Satanic leader.

Sure, these rumors are outlandish. But how well does the public really know Taylor Swift? Her biography seems almost suspiciously straightforward: Swift was born in Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989, and moved to Nashville at age 14 to pursue a career in country music. She was signed to Big Machine Records in 2005, and became the youngest artist ever signed by Sony. Before too long, Swift had crossed over into pop, and was raking in awards and accolades right and left. With her star-studded 1989 tour and famous girl squad, Swift seems like a popular public figure - but did her meteoric ascent distract fans from horrible secrets?

These crazy Taylor Swift conspiracy theories might just change the way you listen to "Shake It Off."


Seemingly Crazy Yet Somehow Solid Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theories,

She’s An Active 4Chan Member

In true 4chan fashion, /b/ users dug through every post made by a serial anonymous poster they believe might be Swift. Users found posts and tied photos and information together to discover that the user had a cat named Meredith, just like the pop star. 


Her Legs Are Insured For $40 Million

In 2015, TMZ reported that "Swift and her team explored the possibility of insuring her legs against possible injury and learned they were valued at $40 million." In classic decoy fashion, Swift joined in on the "joke" with an Instagram post, in which she yelled at her cat for scratching her valuable legs.


She’s In The Illuminati

In 2016, Swift joined the esteemed group of celebrities believed to be in the Illuminati, which includes Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and Madonna. The link is supposedly Swift's interest in the number 13, a significant number for occultists. In 2009, Swift told MTV why 13 is her favorite number:

"I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter... Basically whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it's a good thing."

Couple that with the repeated imagery of the all-seeing eye that crops up in her music videos, and conspiracy theorists have what they believe is a solid case for Swift's Illuminati membership.


Wait...She Has No Belly Button?

Thanks to the resurgence of the high-waisted-everything fad, Swift has been able to keep most of her midriff to herself; however, her successful concealment has led people to suspect that she might not have a belly button at all. Despite how ridiculous this may sound at first, Swift chose to neither confirm not deny the accusation - that is until she finally revealed the truth in an Instagram photo.


Her Relationship With Tom Hiddleston Was A Publicity Stunt

Swift has had a number of high-profile partners, many of whom have been immortalized in chart-topping songs. But 2016 seems to have been a particularly rough year for Swift; she broke up with fellow musician Calvin Harris, and was fielding gossip about Kanye West's reference to her in "Famous." She also began dating actor Tom Hiddleston around this time, directing media attention to the unusual pairing. Theorists concocted the idea that "Hiddleswift" was a marketing ploy used to brush past the more negative press - or perhaps even the set-up for a Lemonade-style concept album.


All Her Purses Are Empty

Apparently many fans have come to believe that the only way Swift could possibly maintain her effortless look while carrying a vast array of different purses is if they are all in fact empty. As Vanity Fair points out, there is (probably) no way that she would be able to pose with the bag coolly across her forearm if it were riddled with all the junk most of us hoard in the depths of our own purses.


Her Open Letter to Apple Was A Pre-Planned Marketing Ploy

Swift wrote an "open letter" to Apple in 2015, explaining that she would not be making her new album, 1989, available on Apple Music because of their poor artist compensation plan. By the next morning, the tech juggernaut had announced their intent to change that policy in favor of artists, and Swift shared her album through Apple Music after all.

Theorists believe that this was a marketing stunt for 1989 that had been in the works since 2014, when Swift boycotted Spotify as well. Need proof that Swift stirred up controversy to boost her profile? Shortly after Apple released their statement, she started starring in ads for them.


She's The Clone Of A Former Satanic Leader

From 1985 to 1990, Zeena Schreck was the High Priestess of the Church of Satan. She also happens to bear a striking resemblance to Swift, causing some people to theorize that Swift must be a clone of Schreck. Others swear that Schreck made a pact with the Devil to be reincarnated as a teen pop star - despite the fact that Shreck is still alive and well.


Her VMAs Run-In With Kanye West Was Planned All Along

Kanye West walked onstage during Swift's VMA acceptance speech in 2009, saying the award should have gone to Beyonce instead. Fans were shocked, but conspiracy theorists were suspicious, and saw the whole event as feeling a bit too planned. Some connected the moment to occult initiation, while others saw the whole moment as merely an excuse for publicity.

Adding weight to the "it was all for publicity" theory, West released "Famous" in 2016, with the infamous line "I made that bitch [Swift] famous." Swift called the lyric "offensive," but Kim Kardashian said she had approved it. That was enough to convince plenty of people that the stunt at the VMAs was pre-meditated to drum up publicity for both performers.


She's Gay

Swift has a lot of famous friends, including model Karlie Kloss. In 2014, the duo went to a The 1975 concert together, and were caught kissing on camera. This led to a full-blown investigation by conspiracy theorists to prove that Swift is gay. According to the theory, all those high-profile heterosexual relationships are merely a cover.



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Mon, 22 May 2017 07:59:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/taylor-swift-conspiracy-theories/brandon-michaels