Posts tagged "rap"

Men Needed A Rap About Plaid

Well, well, holy nerds, what do we have here? It appears that a bunch of bros have discovered an untapped niche — the plaid shirt-wearing demo. And here, they rap all about their love for the ubiquitous pattern. I’ll just be over here in the corner eating a P’Zone and crying on the inside. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Morning Quickies: Vinny From “Jersey Shore” Raps About Rape

Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore” debuted a rap song on YouTube yesterday called “Rack City Mix” with the lyrics “Actin’ like I’m raping it / F**k her till she fakin’ it.” After getting blased by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), Vinny pulled the video. He also tweeted, “Whoa! Some people really…

Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Male Rapper DPhill Gets In Touch With His Feminine Side

The gender-bending rapper Daryll Duane Philips, who goes by the name DPhill Spanglishman, is starting an “XY movement” for male rappers who like to dress feminine. DPhill was photographed wearing red lipstick and says he is “40 percent female, basically, because of my emotions. I am very emotional.” [Clutch Magazine]
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Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011

“Pizza Party” Is A Rap About A Pizza Party At A Pizza Party

What part of this amazing “Pizza Party” rap from Fly Guys do I not love? Trick question: I love all of it. ALL OF IT. Please, why doesn’t every rap song reference Papa John’s crack butter sauce? “I got pies on pies on pies. Pies for days,” say the Fly Guys. Better believe it. [Buzzfeed]…

Julie Gerstein / October 26, 2011

A “Mad Men” Rap? Watch Kellee Maize’s Feminist-Inspired Rhymes


LOVE! Rapper Kellee Maize sampled the “Mad Men” theme song for a song called “Mad Humans.” It’s sorta all about feminism: “Puttin’ the patriarchy to bed / yeah, you heard right, that’s what I said!” Maize is rolling deep with ’60s housewives wearing strings of pearls and vacant stares. Just wait till…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Style Icon & Lady You Should Know: Kreayshawn

Nevermind that the spelling of her name is absolutely BEWILDERING, Oakland rapper Kreayshawn’s jam “Gucci Gucci” is one of the catchiest songs about fashion ever. The chorus, “Gucci, Gucci, Gucci, Louie, Louie, Fendi, Fendi, Prada/Those basic bitches wear that s**t so I don’t even bother,” is an ode to getting out of the labelwhore…

Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow Raps “Straight Outta Compton”

Gwyneth Paltrow is full of surprises, and not just the salvia growing in her backyard. During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” this week, she shared that she is a huge fan of ’90s hip-hop. Apparently, she’s super into NWA and so Graham had her rap part of “Straight Outta Compton,” beeping out…

In “Imma Homo” Song, Gay Rappers Seize A Place Hip Hop

Do you love hip hop? And you think gays, lesbians and transgender folks are, you know, actual people? Then you have to check out the music video for “Imma Homo,” a rap song by a group of MCs under the record label Rainbow Noise. (The audio is NSFW; use headphones.) The rappers run the gamut…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2011

Lil’ Kim Chops Off Nicki Minaj’s Head On New Album Cover

Nicki Minaj has repeatedly said she doesn’t understand how the beef between her and Lil’ Kim started. (“You see Gaga, you see Madonna—but Madonna never hated on Gaga,” she said. “Why in the black community we gotta hate on each other instead of saying ‘Thank you for showing me love, thank you for keeping my…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 16, 2011

Charming Chris Brown Drops Homophobic Slurs In Twitter Fight With Raz-B

Boyfriend of the year decade Chris Brown fails at life again. Yesterday Prince Charming lashed out against the rapper Raz-B on Twitter, tweeting homophobic slurs and making comments about rape and molestation. All of Chris Brown’s nastiest tweets appear to have been deleted with only the ones where he denies being a homophobe remaining.

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2010

The McDonald’s Condiment Rap

A condiment rap is the only reason I would need to visit the McDonald’s drive thru. Who cares about the food? This drive-thru attendant is a gem. The only people who have ever taken my order at McDonald’s have been disgruntled teenagers. Let’s get him into the studio! [BuzzFeed]…

Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2010

Eva Longoria Can Rap

VMAs, shmeeMAs. The EMAs, the MTV European Music Awards, are where it’s at. Eva Longoria is hosting, and I’m kind of digging her busting out her rap skills in this promo. What do you think? [People]…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 18, 2010

Meet Denny Blaze, The Whitest White Boy Rapper Ever

All Denny “Blazin’ Hazen” Blaze wanted to be was a successful rapper — and he made this stellar video, featuring his atonal voice, off-beat rapping, killer mullet and love of neon tracksuits — in order to try and get a record deal. Stick around for the post-video pitch to MTV, where he explains with a…

Julie Gerstein / September 29, 2010

Betty White Blesses “Africa” On “Community”

It seems there’s nothing that Betty White can’t do. She’s a first-rate comedienne who is equally talented at playing your sweet grandma and swearing up a storm. And on last night’s episode of “Community,” White once again showed her range while rapping with Donald Glover and Danny Pudi during the closing credits of the show.

Julie Gerstein / September 24, 2010

We Like: Rap Songs Celebrating Smart Ladies

Let’s face it: rap and hip-hop are not known for being particularly lady-friendly. (Ludacris’ “Move Bitch,” anyone?) That’s why we especially love Flavorwire’s collection of rap odes to smart women. Like The Roots’ track, “You Got Me,” featuring Erykah Badu. In it, Black Thought praises his girl: “She taking classes abroad/She studying film and…

Julie Gerstein / September 21, 2010

Tinie Tempah’s “Frisky” Is The Frisky Anthem

OK, Tinie Tempah’s “Frisky” isn’t the official anthem for The Frisky, but it does say the word “frisky” in it. I’d never heard of Mr. Tempah until today, but apparently he’s a London-born and based rapper and MC whose first big hit was called “Wifey.” He’s also released a series of mixtapes with…

Susannah Breslin / May 19, 2010

Tamara Lowe Freestyles For Jesus

Christian free-styler, Tamara Lowe, knows that best way into the kingdom of heaven is with a little motivational slam poetry for the Lord. Moral of story sinners: pop culture is crap, Jesus is where it’s at. In fact, he’s a superstar. How fresh would this sound over a hot beat? All she need…

Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 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

Like Rap? You Probably Have High Self-Esteem

A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world found that musical tastes and personality type are closely related. Professor Adrian North of Henriot-Watt University found that classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal lovers were gentle and at ease with themselves (the first finding makes sense, the second is puzzling). “The…

Catherine Strawn / September 8, 2008