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6 Hip-Hop Performers Whose Second Album Is Best: Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, A Tribe Called Quest and More

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Rumors are swirling around the GOP that Mitt Romney might seek the Presidency once again during the 2016 election, granted he can secure the Republican nomination. It's rare to see failed candidates attempt to run again-we haven't had a second-run candidate win since Richard Nixon in 1968-but that doesn't mean he can't do better this time around. To highlight this potential we at Music Times have selected six performers from Romney's favorite genre, hip-hop (EDITOR'S NOTE: we have since realized that the comment from Editor in Chief Emily "Witty" Wittman was in fact a joke. However we've already done all the research so we're running with it), who released their best album during their second try.READ MORE

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Beastie Boys' Lost "Too Many Rappers" Video Featuring Nas Finally Surfaces [WATCH]

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The Beastie Boys' final studio album, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two,' was released all the way back in 2011, but recently, the music video for one of the album's singles, "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas, finally surfaced online, which you can check out here. The video, directed by Roman Coppola (screenwriting partner of Wes Anderson and son of Francis Ford Coppola), shows the Beasties and Nas rapping in a supermarket, intercut with some concert, studio and home video footage. Seeing as how this was probably the last music video that the late MCA ever shot, it's nice to see him one last time.READ MORE

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7 Great Artists Who Switched Genres Early in Their Careers: Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and More

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Though most musicians tend to evolve musically over the course of their careers, they usually stick to the same genre they started off in. But these seven, great artists — from Pink Floyd to the Beastie Boys — actually started off playing totally different styles of music early in their careers from the ones they eventually became known for.READ MORE

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9 Album Covers That Depict The Artist's Hometown: Nas, Wilco, And More

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Plenty of musicians love to pay tribute to their hometowns in song lyrics, but these artists took these tributes a step further, by using album covers that depicted images of their hometowns.READ MORE

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Beastie Boys Involved In Another Lawsuit After Winning $1.7 Million: Capitol Records Sues Monster Energy Drink For Using Group's Music

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Earlier this year, the Beastie Boys racked up $1.7 million following a lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink for illegally using their music for a promotional video, and now Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing are coming for their cut as they are suing the popular beverage company for copyright infringement involving several songs from the Beastie Boys.READ MORE

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Beastie Boys' Mike D Finally Discusses The Brooklyn Townhouse He Designed

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While the basic details were announced last week (4,1500 square feet, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a dramatic double height living room, custom-built chef's kitchen and finished rec room), we didn't really get an idea of the house's true character.READ MORE

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7 Bands That Broke Up After The Death Of A Member: Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, And More

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Out of all the problems a band can face, the death of a member seems like it would be one of the most difficult to overcome. Here are seven bands who broke up after the death of a member.READ MORE

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Beastie Boys' Mike D Designs $5 Million Brooklyn Townhouse [PICTURES]

Genres 16:18PM EDT

Until now, we did not have a true Beastie-endorsed option in which we could rest our weary heads. Thankfully, Mike Diamond ("Mike D") has finally crafted the perfect Brooklyn townhouse with help from John and Jill Bouratoglou.READ MORE

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8 Band Names Inspired By Other Artist's Names: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, And More

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Coming up with a bandname is one of the most important and difficult steps of forming a band. While some artists like to take their names from a song by another artist, such as Radiohead (A Talking Heads song) or Pretty Girls Make Graves (a Smiths song), other artists have found inspiration in the actual names of other artists. Here are eight band names that were inspired by the names of other artists.READ MORE

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5 VMA 'Video Of The Year' Nominees That Were Robbed: Michael Jackson, Weezer, And More

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This may be hard to believe, but award shows don't always make the right choice, and the Video Music Awards is certainly no exception. A lot of excellent, worthy videos have been named "Video of the Year" by MTV, but there have been some years where another video deserved the title more than the actual winner. Here are five videos that should have won Video of the Year.READ MORE

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14 Albums That End With Their Longest Song: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, And More

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Long songs can be tricky for an artist to deal with. They can't really be released as singles, but they also run the risk of ruining the flow of an otherwise great album. These artists got around this problem by placing their extremely long songs at the end of their album.READ MORE

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5 'Abbey Road' Knockoff Album Covers: From Kanye West to The Beastie Boys

Genres 15:22PM EDT

Replicas and satires of the 'Abbey Road' cover have been created ad nauseam in the 45 years since the original photo was taken and Music Times found the five knockoffs by the biggest bands for your consideration, ranked in terms of creativity and the ability to put one's own spin on the subject matter.READ MORE

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Mike D of the Beastie Boys Says Tupac’s Desire To Be Authentic 'Ultimately Killed Him'

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Tupac’s Desire To Be Authentic 'Ultimately Killed Him'READ MORE

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Beastie Boys Mural Painted At ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Location To Celebrate 25th Anniversary [PHOTOS]

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On Friday, Music Times reported that the Beastie Boys album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ is turning 25 years old, and in order to commemorate the date, artist Danielle Mastrion was to paint a mural on the spot where the album cover was photographed. Well, this past Saturday, Mastrion took to the project and delivered an incredible piece of work.READ MORE

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6 Rappers Who Successfully Followed-Up Great Debuts: Kanye West, OutKast, And More

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Earlier this week, legendary Queens rapper Nas offered some words of encouragement to Kendrick Lamar, concerning Lamar's impending follow-up to his instant classic debut good kid, m.A.A.d city from 2012. As Nas knows all too well, plenty of rappers have failed to deliver a satisfying follow-up to a widely praised debut album. However, these six rappers and rap groups managed to release albums that were just as good, if not better, than their debuts.READ MORE

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