Guys, the ’90s! The best! Here’s a clip from a 1990 Earth Day special, featuring, oh, basically everyone who was famous in the ’90s. While the entire special is about an hour long and features everyone from Neil Patrick Harris (NPH 4 LYFE) to Danny Devito, the Cosbys and the stars of “Thirtysomething,” we thought this Earth Day rap section was tops. In it, future movie/TV stars like Will Smith, Ice-T and Queen Latifah offer up their best environmentally-friendly rhymes. Did you want to see Heavy D rap about dying fish? Will Smith postulate on paint? Kid ‘n’ Play speak out about war (and garbage)? Tone Loc talk about used batteries? Yes, this video is all that and more. [Mental Floss]
And oh yeah, for 10 things you can do for Earth Day check out this list!
– Despite what Snoop Dogg might say, rapper T-Pain thinks people need to get over their homophobia. Hopefully the “Buy You A Drink” rapper is right: maybe attitudes about homosexuality are changing in the hip hop world. [Advocate]
It’s hard times for Wheelchair Jimmy, you guys. The rapper Drake — also famous for his role on the Canadian teen show “Degrassi” — may be at the top of the rap game, but he’s having a hard time with the ladies. In his newly released track, “Girls Love Beyonce,” Drake, with help from singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy sampling Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” bemoans his lady troubles: Keep reading »
Last night, Jay-Z went into the studio with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and recorded a new song that he released a few hours later. “Open Letter” has a relatively simple, but completely hot beat and features Hov rapping about his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets and he and Beyonce’s recent controversial trip to Cuba.
“Boy from the hood but got White House clearance / Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance / Politicians never did shit for me / Except lie to me, distort history / Wanna give me jail time and a fine / Fine, let me commit a real crime.”
Hot 97 played the track over and over and over again this morning and I gotta tell you, I didn’t mind the break from Kendrick Lamar and the latest Rihanna track. When Jay’s on the radio, y’all gon learn today! Listen below! [Hot 97]
Kendrick Lamar was a Hump Day Hottie contender before I’d even seen his face. See, I’ve been crushing on his voice for months and months, ever since his songs “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” (featuring Drake), and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” started getting regular airplay on my beloved Hot 97 morning show. Kendrick — who has a baby face, but is a ripe old 25 — is an example of a larger trend of underground hip-hop acts finding mainstream success. His first album, Section.80, was released independently and exclusively through iTunes in 2011, and quickly skyrocketed to becoming one of the top digital releases of that year, thanks to the large internet following he had grown organically.
His major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released through Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope and Top Dawg, and he’s been busy touring like crazy with Drake and 2Chainz. Basically, Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottttttest dudes in the hip-hop game right now. His style in definitely influenced by his hip-hop heroes, like Tupac, Biggie, Dr. Dre and Eminem and Rakin, though I find his vocal quality and flow to be unique and refreshing. Doesn’t hurt that he samples Janet Jackson on “Poetic Justice” and wrote the hook I most like to improvise on while I’m showering (“Get it wet drank/Pour it out drank/Lather up drank/Rinse it out drank”). I happen to think he’s really cute too. Listen to a few of Kendrick’s songs after the jump and click through above for more pics! Keep reading »
Nine-years-old is apparently old enough for pint-sized actress Quvenzhané Wallis to be called a c**t.
So why not let a nine-year-old rapper called Lil Poopy slap an adult woman’s ass in his music video for “Pop That Remix”? Childhood — who needs it?
Ugh. When the fuck did we stop letting children be children and start sexualizing them?
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