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8 Rad Pieces From My Brand Soul Mate, Fly Art For Rad

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line of clothing and prints that’s basically what would happen if someone said to me, “What three things that you love can we combine and make wearable?” I’M IN LOVE, is what I’m saying. Click through for a taste of the collection!

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the soundtrack of the likes of Toni Braxton, Tupac, Sade, Lauryn Hill and Nas. I may have only been seven-years-old when DJ Kool announced, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” but I was always right on time with the chorus as the beat dropped. I Hammer-timed and sang along to “Baby Got Back” while shaking my booty in the mirror. These “Black” music genres gave me an identity to be proud of. It taught me how to display and be proud of my culture and heritage. These “Black” genres were dominated and represented by people who looked like me — and those “Black genres” were at the top of America’s music charts. It was a true phenomenon to behold; a very recent freedom acquired by Black Americans after a long history of musical and cultural theft by Whites. I am the byproduct of that freedom: confident, strong and unapologetically Black. Sadly, today’s Black youth will not have the chance to see themselves in the music created by their people — a cyclical, unbreakable White tradition of theft and appropriation has once again taken that from them. And you are part of the problem. Keep reading »

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith’s Evolution Of Hip Hop Dancing!

Will & Jimmy Do "The Robot"

Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded us how to dougie, twerk and do the robot. (Not to be confused with the evolution of Mom Dancing, which Jimmy did when Michelle Obama was on the show.) Which of the two is a better dancer? Their swanky overalls are too distracting for me to tell! (Is it freaking anyone else out that Will Smith appears not to age?)

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Hip Hop” Version Of “Achy Breaky Heart” Is Literally The Most Terrible Noise To Be Recorded In History

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WARNING: Ears May Bleed

Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking, to the appearance by Larry King, to the reference to his daughter Miley’s song “Wrecking Ball,” it’s more like a cesspool of poor decision-making. Watch — and listen! — at your own risk. The Cyrus family might be a greater threat to the quality of American pop culture than originally thought. [YouTube]

This Busta Rhymes/Azealia Banks Remix Of Beyonce’s “Partition” Is Grimy Good

I’m not saying Beyonce’s original needed to be fucked with, but this remix, featuring Busta and Azealia’s even more explicit rhymes on top of “Partition”‘s sparse beat, is a fine addition to your mega Yonce playlist. Hot. [Fader]

Dolly Parton Raps Awkwardly On “The Queen Latifah Show”

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Better Just Stick To Country Music — OK, Dolly?
  • Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly awkward. Just stick to country — OK, Dolly? I hope voicing this opinion won’t halt invitations to special Dolly/Latifah girly brunches. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • “Masters Of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan and “Friends” star Matthew Perry  — who I didn’t even know were a couple — quietly split up last year.  [US Weekly]
  • Earlier this week, two tween girls in Florida were charged with aggravated stalking for their treatment of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide in September. Thirteen-year-old John Borgen had dated Rebecca and then dated one of the girls accused of viciously cyberbullying her and telling her to die. John said he had no idea Rebecca was being cyberbullied by the girls, ages 14 and 12. Those girls’ identities are being withheld by police because of their ages. [ABC News]
  • Gossip blog HollywoodLife.com is claiming, apparently falsely, that Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were broken up when he died this summer from a drug overdose. [Gossip Cop] Keep reading »
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