Did you guys see the photo Big Boi posted on his IG with Lil Wayne missing his dreads in New Orleans during Super Bowl week?? This is *big* news you guys, scientists are currently at work calculating the affects this will have on Lil Wayne’s career and Hip Hop as a whole. Early research seems to show Wayne will be able to get to access his recording studio .0000001 seconds quicker to record a verse since there will be less wind resistance when he casually strolls in. Meanwhile, market experts expect ‘Trunk Fit’ to reach new levels of ‘no-one-tracks-this-sort-of-thing’.
UPDATE: Lil Wayne did not cut his hair, Hip Hop unaffected.
I picked this little gem up yesterday at Unique Thrift.
We all remember the classic film; but what about the album it inspired? This late 90′s comp included the likes of Will Smith, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Ginuwine, a young Alicia Keys, The Roots, D’Angelo, Trey Lorenz (his name will be the answer to a jeopardy question one day), Nas, Emoja, ATCQ, an early Destiny’s Child, 3T, De La Soul, Buckshot LeFonque, and the legendary Danny Elfman.
WHEN Tim Zagat dines out in New York, many of the restaurants he goes to know that he prefers his soup served in a cup and enjoys iced tea with cranberry juice in a large glass over lots of ice. Jay-Z’s fondness for white Burgundy is also no secret among the city’s headwaiters.
Since I tend to read a lot of random articles rather than listen to random rap music these days, it’s nice when little rap nuggets pop-up in my readings. I really hope Hov get *really* pissed off when someone comps him another bottle of Ace of Spades, when all he wants is a nice bottle of white Burgundy to drink with Bey. #toughraplife
Before you ask.. yup, I watched a whole season (or 2..) of Degrassi, what other rap blawgs out there are doing that? I just though this was kind of meta, a rapper acting while wearing a t-shirt of another rapper. I’ve been dying to get an excuse to use this, so I’m posting this as some sort of commemoration of the release of Take Care this week. As for the 700k sellingTake Care? I’m not afraid to confess that I enjoy the album.
It takes a lot to get my lazy ass out of the house. A DJ Premier set and free french fries constitutes a lot.
Re:Generation is a documentary in which five DJs collaborate with artists well outside their respective genres. DJ Premier worked with Nas on a song with the Berklee School of Music Orchestra, Pretty Lights worked with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley, the Crystal Method worked with Martha Reeves on an R&B song, and Mark Ronson went to New Orleans to record a jazz song with the Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Erykah Badu, and Mos Def.
Director Amir Bar-Lev and DJ Premier appeared at an event last night in New York to debut the trailer, an extended version of the one that’s already online. There was booze and hors d’oeuvres (mini-burgers and boxes of fries from Pop Burger) and Bar-Lev and Premo participated in a Q&A where they talked about how making the movie increased their appreciation of music of all genres.
In the spirit of the night’s eclecticism, Premier played a set spanning Ann Peebles, Paul Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. He played an unfinished version of the song he made for the movie. Often, when rappers do projects like these, they put on airs because they’re in the same room as a cellist. But the track still sounded Premo-ish and not too self-important. A wave of content hit the crowd when Premo dropped “Unbelievable” and went into some of his classics. A fun night, if a little bougie.
New York Comic Con! Baby Boba Fett with a tiny red lightsaber! Unabashed anime love! Sexy Asian Mario with big boobs! Hispanic Captain America! Comic Con, where we nerds come to roost! I wandered the floor on Thursday and Friday drinking in the sights and sounds and playing video games.
LOLOLOL, what other platinum selling rapper hops out of a trunk to start his performance, and then goes on airlift? Only this guy nicknamed Ye.
Below, There are even more LOLs to be had at Kanye forcing a re-do during the opening of All Of The Lights when the (majority white) crowd didn’t call and respond to the “MJ Gone..” line loud enough. A Rest In Peace shout-out to Black Eyed Peas was totally normal, too.
Fromthereviews ACL sounded like a swell job to wrap up the tour supporting My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Adrien Brody was at the Academy of American Poets at the Lincoln Center in New York last month. The actor must be diligently at work towards achieving a coveted Hood Pass because he decided to recite The Ten Crack Commandments. I tried really hard to listen but his flaring nostrils were a huge distraction. Anyway, it’s not like I need a reminder on what the commandments are, as I have them tat’d on the belly. On a fun personal note: I am currently messing up like 4 of the commandments in my daily life. #losing.
Funkmaster Flex went on Hot 97 two weeks ago to counter “rumors” (a police report) that his coworker Mister Cee was caught receiving oral sex from a man in the West Village (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Then, Flex implied that two employees from rival station Power 105.1 are gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and threatened to reveal their identities.
But our favorite part was that Flex had “Nino” work the signature Funkmaster Flex bomb during his rant. If dropping the bomb for Flex sounds like your dream job, Metal Lungies Career Services has your back. Apply now for the Funkmaster Flex Summer Internship! Details below. And remember to check back next week to apply for the position of DJ Kay Slay’s vocal coach.