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Must See: Trina Tributes Nicki Minaj At BMI Urban Awards

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Missy Elliott. Lauryn Hill. Nicki Minaj.

Though other Female Rappers may have enjoyed fleeting moments of popularity during their prime, the three named above can not only boasting of long running popularity, but the cultural impact to back it up.

Indeed, whether one chooses to love her or hate her, Minaj’s impact on Rap and Pop culture’s serving of Urban music does stand as one of the most phenomenal yet underrated chapters in the industry’s story.

For, while she joins Rihanna and Beyonce to be hailed as one of three leading Black female artists both home and away, her polarising nature still leaves many unable to accept how remarkable her rise has been.

So, as to praise the ‘Still I Rise‘ performer at the BMI Urban Awards last night, her Rap sibling Trina shocked its audience with a moving tribute dedicated to her.

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TGJ Update: ‘The Greatest Song Of The Decade Is’….Extended!

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Last month, we asked you to name a number of songs you felt were worthy of being named one of ‘the greatest songs of the last decade’.

From the list you provided, we put together a tally featuring the cuts that were named the most to create TGJ’s ‘The Greatest Song of the Decade Is…’ poll.

Now, with over 160,000 votes cast, the overwhelming response has seen us given no choice but to extend the poll for another month- giving you more time to take your favourite cut to the top!!

That’s right…up until September 23rd 2013, you can continue to vote for the songs listed here!

Weigh in below!

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MTV Release VMA 2013 Seating Plan / Lady GaGa Seated Next To Katy Perry

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We’re not sure about you guys, but everyone here at TGJ HQ will be spending their Sunday night at TGJ HQ tuned into the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Of course, as it always the case with award ceremonies, it’s what goes on off stage that has most viewers tuned in, and that’s set to be no different with this ceremony, packing a seating arrangement sure to be more interesting than some of the night’s performances.

Find out why below…

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J.Cole: ‘President Obama Would Not Be President If He Was Dark Skin’

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It’s the uncomfortable subject matter many seek to avoid by any means possible.

We’re talking about race of course, and how society’s perception of certain races and the varying shades within them serve to support some, while creating a glass ceiling for others.

Now peep comments made by J.Cole to BET recently, which saw him speak openly- and pretty accurately- on race in America.

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Watch: K.Michelle Performs ‘When I Get A Man’ Live At ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Reunion

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Thought you’d seen all there was to see of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s season reunion?

If so, now’d be a good time to think again. For, while the episodes that aired on VH1 saw her address the season’s drama with her cast mates, never before seen footage from the taping sees K.Michelle do what she does best and perform cuts from her brand new album ‘Rebellious Soul’.

Watch the Urban hit maker in all her live glory after the jump!

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Katy Perry Makes Digital History / Scans Half A Million First Week

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This Sunday, Katy Perry will rock the VMAs with the very first live performance of her new single ‘Roar‘.

Fortunately for her, the live showing follows the record breaking feat she’s achieved this week- thanks to the Dr.Luke penned song!

Chart news below!

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Lady GaGa On 2013 VMA Performance: ‘It’s My Most Physically Challenging To Date’

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Believe it or not, this Sunday will see the stars align to shine at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards!

Set to flaunt performances by Katy Perry, Drake, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, the night’s brightest star is set to be ‘Pig’ performer Lady GaGa, who will kick off the show with the very first performance of her new single ‘Applause‘.

Only right then, that she spills a little on what we can expect from the show…as she did during her interview with KISS FM yesterday!

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New Video: Marques Houston – ‘Only You’

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Marques Houston makes his way back into a Trey Songz & Ne-Yo dominated world this month, eyeing August 27th for the release of his new album ‘Famous‘.

Sure to come as a surprise to any unaware he was readying new music, the new album made a bold bid for chart glory hours ago with the release of a brand new music video, shot for its support single ‘Only You’.

Is it enough to win over your support?

Hit play and have your say after the jump!

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