The other day, The Frisky’s resident hip-hop head responded to an email saying she was glad she wouldn’t have to “pour out some bubbly” to a feature that might have gone the way of the dinosaurs. This was obviously a reference to the ’90s hip-hop classic “Gangsta Lean,” except this writer prefers champagne to 40 ounces of malt liquor. But absolutely no one seemed to get the joke. That’s why Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand should be a must-read for anyone who is interested in pop culture or who simply wants to understand what the hell Jay-Z is rapping about. Writer William Buckholz uses his dry wit to explain the most popular rap lyrics, so you’re never confused again.
Do you remember “Take U to Da Movies,” an intoxicatingly hot jam from last summer in which 19-year-old Sudanese rapper Bangs requested that he squire you to the show? Well, Bangs is back, and this time he is on Facebook, ladies. To put it succinctly, the message of “Meet Me on Facebook” is that he would like to meet you on Facebook. Why? “‘Cuz you gotta nice look.” That is why. “We can make love through the Facebook,” he notes. Too bad I’m not on Facebook. Me and Bangs will never meet on Facebook. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
If you know anything about Kanye, you know he loves his Balenciaga sandals and neon. Some people think he looks moronic. Some people think he looks awesome. Apparently, some people think he looks “gay.”
Blogger Elizabeth Gates at the Daily Beast noticed how homophobic and racially motivated some commenters’ replies were about recent paparazzi snaps of Kanye and his entourage at Fashion Week. “Only gay guys wear that [crap!]” one wrote. “Bootylishious,” wrote another. But this isn’t anything new. Two years ago, 50 Cent made waves when he complained that Kanye got invited on “Oprah,” not him, which he said proved Middle America would be OK with their kids being gay. Keep reading »
Remember when we told you that Joaquin Phoenix was giving up acting to pursue a music career? We assumed he was going to do something within the rock genre, considering his success playing Johnny Cash — but by the looks of his first performance, he’s into hip-hop instead. “After all the years of reading scripts and reading lines, this is my chance to do something straight from the heart and put it out there,” he told People. “When I was young I liked punk rock music but then I discovered rap. I love the storytelling aspect of hip-hop.” I’m not sure the storytelling of hip-hop likes him, however…clip above! Keep reading »