Posts tagged "rap music"

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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2011

That Gwyneth Paltrow, She’s Such A Gangsta

“I went to L.A. the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A which became my obsession. I was fascinated by lyrics as rhythm and how Dre had a such different cadence and perspective from say, Eazy-E, who I thought was one of the most ironic and brilliant voice…

Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2011

Sad News Out Of The LBC: Rapper Nate Dogg Dead At Age 41

Rapper Nate Dogg, who is best known for his smooth-voiced collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and, above, Warren G, died yesterday after a battling health problems for a number of years. He was 41. Nate Dogg — born Nathan D. Hale — suffered from two strokes in the last few years,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2011

Get Your Rap Lesson On

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…

Annika Harris / January 4, 2011

Bangs Wants You To “Meet Me On Facebook”

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” i…

Susannah Breslin / August 3, 2010

The Trouble With Kanye

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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix Gets Down

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2009
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