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 the girls from the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce typing pool see this. [Vimeo via Flavorwire] Keep reading »
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 mindset. And to prove her allegiance to the idea, she and her nameless video sidekick (because a best friend IS the best accessory) rock the best style: doorknocker earrings, over-sized glasses, and babydoll shirts that, really, only 19-year-old rappers with 19-year-old abs can pull off. Listen to Kreayshawn’s track and check out our screen shots of their looks after the jump. Keep reading »
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 the bad words, natch. Oh, and with Geoffrey Rush beatboxing in the background. Keep reading »
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 from ultra-femmey lesbians to ultra-butch dykes and everything in between; their lyrics proudly declare “Imma homo” with lines about “my lezzie peeps,” and watching Logo (the gay channel).
When would you hear that coming out of Diddy Dirty Money’s mouth? Keep reading »
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 name alive?’”) Well, Lil’ Kim just took the rivalry to the next level. She not only titled her new mixtape Black Friday—Nicki’s album is Pink Friday—but on the cover, she shows Nicki with her head severed. Nicki’s pink head lays on the floor a few feet away and blood is splattered everywhere. Kim, of course, is holding a bloody sword. What do you think—okay or too much? [PopEater, MTV] Keep reading »
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.
It’s a piping hot mess, so bear with me … Keep reading »
, 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
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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 slight sociopathic glint, “I’m just a middle class guy who’s trying to express myself through my rap music.” [YouTube
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