Posts tagged "rap music"

Oh Hey, The “Straight Outta Compton” Trailer Is Here — And It Looks Pretty Great

I would like to hereby apologize for wrongly assuming that "Straight Outta Compton," the sorta-biopic about late-'80s/early-90s rap group N.W.A., would be a bad movie better suited for Lifetime. By the looks of this new Red Band trailer, the film looks less in the vein of that ill-advised TLC TV movie and more along the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015

Rapper J. Cole Is Turning His Childhood Home Into A Rent-Free Haven For Single Mothers

The cover of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive album features a photo of the rapper sitting on the roof of his childhood home, the single-family dwelling that he and his family moved into after years spent living in a trailer park. At some point, his mom, a single mother, lost the house because of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 27, 2015

Eminem Threatens Iggy Azalea In Leaked Lyrics

A leaked clip of an upcoming Eminem song called "Vegas" includes lyrics that allude to raping Iggy Azalea. Iggy, whose little brother is a big Eminem fan, struck back with a string of tweets like this one. Burn. [MTV] im bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

Watch Eminem Rap About Domestic Abuse And Punching Lana Del Rey

A new freestyle rap video released by Eminem to promote his upcoming compilation album Shady XV has sparked controversy over lyrics that reference domestic violence and punching singer Lana Del Rey in the face. “I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout that Janay Rice/Play nice? Bitch I’ll punch…

By: Rob Price / November 11, 2014

The Stages Of Reaction To Playz-N-Skillz’s “Literally, I Can’t” Video In GIFs

Above, the new music video from Playz-N-Skillz, featuring featuring Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly, for the song "Literally, I Can't." Watch and then let's digest together, after the jump...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

New Jam: Kendrick Lamar’s Single “i” Is All About Self-Love

Beyonce's "I woke up like this, flawless" will forever be my self-love mantra, but Kendrick Lamar's new single "I" is a worthy addition to the list of awesome personal empowerment anthems. Lamar, who was robbbbbbbbed of the Best Rap Album award at the Grammys, finally dropped the song today -- a precursor to the release…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2014

Nicki Minaj Is All About That Ass In The Music Video For “Anaconda”

Is it fair to say that Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is the female counterpoint to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back"? The song samples heavily from the original track, while the video released this morning features scenes that reference Mix-A-Lot's original lyrics, like Nicki dressed like '80s workout-era Jane Fonda. Plus, there are more (jiggly, bouncing) round…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2014

Frisky Rant: The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In response to those criticisms, Minaj tweeted several

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2014

T.I. & Iggy Azalea’s “No Mediocre” Collaboration Is A Bunch Of Sexist Crap

Hip-hop is probably my favorite genre of music, but goddamn, sometimes the lyrics can go and ruin a perfectly great song. Such is the case with T.I.'s collaboration with Iggy Azalea, "No Mediocre," which musically is cool and catchy and would be super fun to dance to -- if not for the lyrics being painfully…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 20, 2014

Listen Up: Nicki Minaj’s New Ballad, “Pills N Potion,” Will Give You Life

I've always been a little meh on Nicki Minaj, but today the rapper dropped a ballad that is knocking my socks off. "Pills N Potion" is an uplifting, but not-even-remotely cheesy love song directed at her haters and will be featured on Nicki's upcoming album The Pink Print. "Swearin' on the Bible that they love…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2014

Aww, Eminem’s New Music Video Is An Apology To His Mom

How did Eminem spend Mother's Day? By releasing a music video for yet another song all about his relationship with his mother, Debbie Mathers. But unlike songs past, which focused on a mutual addiction to Valium ("My Mom") or being a "victim of Munchhausen's Syndrome" ("Cleaning Out My Closet"), "Headlights" is actually an apology. Directed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2014

Hey Ya! Watch Outkast Reunite At Coachella

Didn't make it to Coachella in time (or at all) to see Outkast reunite? No worries, their entire set is above! (That crowd is not nearly hyped enough, especially considering how much Andre 3000 and Big Boi must be suffering in all them layers in the desert heat.)…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2014

5 Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Of The ‘Born Sinner’ J. Cole

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’re familiar with the news that J.Cole released his sophomore album Born Sinner this week. While I’m sure most of you are aware of the North Carolina native’s amazing lyricism and his ability to produce both club bangers and sexy slow jams, few know the real Jermaine…

By: Hello Beautiful / June 19, 2013

Hump Day Hottie: Kendrick Lamar

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 ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2013

Is Nicki Minaj A Republican And Voting For Mitt Romney?

Nicki Minaj is supposedly a Republican voting for Mitt Romney (just for financial reasons, though). In a new Lil Wayne mixtape, Nicki raps "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / you lazy bitches is fucking up the economy." Didn't see that one coming. However, considering Nicki's next lyrics are about being in Miami "chilling…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 4, 2012

Jon Hamm Does A Freestyle Rap About The Movie “Taxi”

On an episode of the upcoming TV show "Comedy Bang! Bang!", Jon Hamm -- "Mad Men"'s Don Draper and America's Dream Man -- tries his hand at freestyle rapping alongside the show's Reggie Watts. His choice of topic? The movie "Taxi." At first, Julie was concerned that Hamm was being "Franco-ized" -- i.e. insisting o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 9, 2012

Nicki Minaj Says Asking Her Not To Cuss Is Sexist

"Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them and says 'Would you stop swearing... for the children, please?' ... I don't want children cursing. I'm very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Betty White Raps

Here's what I have to say about Betty White's rap song with Luciana, "I'm Still Hot." It's better than anything Ke$ha has ever done, but not as good as that LMFAO song that I can't help but love, "Party Rock Anthem." For the record, I hate myself for admitting that. [Dlisted]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2011

Strippers, Guns & Booty Shaking: Behold, The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever

Strippers, guns, rap music, booty shaking, gangstas ... why, it's the most offensive, sexist, racist political ad you've ever seen. This NSFW commercial called "Hahn's Homeboyz" begins to criticize Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles City Councilwoman running for a Democratic Congressional seat, for her proposal to use "taxpayer money" to hire former gang members i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2011

Common Reads Poetry At The White House, Sarah Palin Whines About It

Sarah Palin, the mother of the world's most famous plastic surgery laden, reality show-starring teen mom, pitched a fit this week because First Lady Michelle Obama invited the hip hop artist/actor/poet, Common, to perform poetry at the White House. See, some of Common's lyrics are not as G-rated as everything the Palin family does, like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2011
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