Although Wiz Khalifa isn’t rushing to go to a lamaze class with his pregnant wife Amber Rose, he’s certainly ready to be a dad — and he’ll even risk personal embarrassment. “If it’s a girl we’re going to paint to the whole car pink,” he said in a new episode of ANDPOP’s Small Talk. “And if it’s a boy, we’re going to black it out like the President of the United States. And I’m going to drive it if it’s the pink one, so you’ll see me in a pink Rolls Royce.”
Turns out, it’s a boy! So you’ll see him in his blinged out car next February.
ANDPOP’s Jordan Bortolotti spoke with the O.N.I.F.C. rapper while he was in Toronto all about parenthood. It sounds like he’s full of wisdom: “I think to be a good dad you have to have good parents first. My parents raised me really well,” he said. “You just have to raise your kids like everyday is a new day, like learn with them. You’re not so much trying to teach them everything.”
Long before Danny was the lead singer of The Script, he had his first french kiss with a schoolgirl back in Dublin. Unfortunately their young love only lasted two weeks because she turned out to be a chain smoker. Thankfully, he still showed us his unique kissing technique we’ve since dubbed the “round and round.”
“It had been built up for a good week, There was preparations going on, I was having chats with the older guys in the yard. Like ‘What do you do?’ I remember them saying just move your tongue round and around and round and round. I remember kissing the girl and going ‘this is weird!’”
In this episode of Way Back When, Danny, Glen and Mark talk to ANDPOP’s Jordan Bortolotti about young love, useless talents and their favourite retro video games… Duck Hunt anyone?
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When you’re travelling as much as Sweden’s DJ duo Icona Pop, you start considering yourself a drifter. Time blends together when you’re living out of your suitcase and while it’s bizarre you learn to love it. Aino Jawo and Caroline Elizabeth Hjelt feel like drifters, especially since releasing their single “I Love It” and their Iconic EP.
“I think it makes you feel free in a very strange way when you learn to live like that,” Aino told ANDPOP’s Jordan Bortolotti on the newest episode of Small Talk.
“I think when you travel a lot you meet people, they show you new music, you see new places. It’s like this creative little chaos,” said Caroline. “It’s easy to feel inspired and just like ‘AHH’ write stuff. It’s nothing you can switch on and off, it just happens.”
In fact, one time they both stayed with a guy who had a TON of video games to offer and he served them perfect little sandwiches. Apart from being inspired by cool people on the road, Aino and Caroline love going to late night clubs — the darker the better. They even call themselves Club Kids.
“It’s kind of romantic when you think about it,” said Aino. “What happens there kind of stays there.”
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If you have semi tech savvy grandparents you’ve probably taught them a thing or two about social media. Austin Mahone sure has. He tried to teach his grandfather how to use Twitter but he couldn’t master the reply key. “My granddad, I tried to get him on Twitter and he was everyday asking me the most ridiculous questions,” he told ANDPOP‘s Jordan Bortolotti.
He also talked about getting on to the weird part of the Internet — haven’t we all been there? “You can find anything! It’s definitely cool because under the Related Videos on the side the most random videos come up. And then I click on another one and another one…” he said. “You start on something and then you’ll click on another video and it takes you to a whole other thing.”
If you’re like us, you’re probably caught in a web of Austin Mahone videos.
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Believe it or not, Bridgit Mendler actually started her career acting in soap operas, and we managed to track down the footage! She even re-created her well-rehearsed soap opera reaction, which is much alike to Derek Zoolander’s.
In this interview we talk about her brief foray in daytime dramas and how she got her start in acting. Her one line: “I hate you and I wish I’d never been born,” (seriously).
We also wanted to find out how she balances Good Luck Charlie and her budding music career. “It’s nice that they’re complimentary. You can share an audience, which is good, and sometimes there’s opportunity for synergy on the channel,” she said. “I think it’s important to make a definitive line. I don’t want my character on Good Luck Charlie to have the same singing voice as me in real life. I’ve made an effort to make it not be that.”
Apparently she has it all figured out!
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Wiz Khalifa told us about the weirdest sh*t he did on his newest album. It involved getting drunk and experimenting with volumes. “That might sound kinda trippy and sh*t but we did it,” he said “and it came out really awesome.” ANDPOP‘s Jordan Bortolotti spoke to the rapper about experimenting with drugs while recording and the state of rap.
“I want it to really be about the music and the swag and about everything that goes into the project,” he said about his newest album, O.N.I.F.C. “You gotta see what’s going on and not only be able to move forward but be able to take from past inspirations — like listening to albums that when I first got CD players, these were the albums I was going and buying. I’m at that point in my career when I really gotta define who I am and how long I’m gonna be here and those artists did that with those albums.”
We were surprised to hear Bridgit Mendler’s debut studio album isn’t semi-autobiographical, considering it’s called Hello My Name Is.. (Bridgit Mendler). Although it’s self-titled, the songs on the album aren’t all personal to her, though they do appeal to her sense of style and personality. She recently sat down with ANDPOP’s Jordan Bortolotti in Toronto to chat about the writing process.
“I think it’s so brave for artists to tell their own stories,” Bridgit said. “And I would love to do that. But I think another part of the fun of it is not just telling your own story but telling a bunch of different stories.”
“Ready or Not” was the first single off her introductory album. It was an international Top 40 hit and thrived on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The 19-year-old was also at NYC’s recent Big Jingle on Dec. 7.
Bridgit said she’s looking forward to doing more albums in the future that have an over-arching concept, but the eclectic mix of songs was perfect for an introductory album. “For now,” she says, “the main thing I’m trying to convey is ‘Hi! This is who I am.’” And if this is who she is, we’re into it!
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Montreal has become a home and muse for many of the country’s renowned musical acts. Jordan and Korey take an impromptu trip to uncover the magic behind one of Canada’s most prominent artistic tastemakers.
Korey Schaefer and Jordan Bortolotti are always up for a challenge. So they a proposed challenge in which they would shoot an entire hip-hop music video within one day. Under their group name “Cereal Killas,” they created a video for their smash hit “Do Ya Thang,” along with the help of reactiv post. Did they succeed? You tell us! And remember to check out “Something New” on AUX TV @ 9 pm EST or aux.tv!
Quite frankly, we find it rather appalling that we would be omitted from this. Recently in a star studded post Academy Awards Show, Jimmy Kimmel featured a segment on a league of extraordinary handsome gentlemen. Among which were the likes of Mathew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsy, Matt Damon, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Afleck, Sting and many other Hollywood studs. To be blunt we’re upset. No, upset isn’t strong enough description. We’re appalled.
How could they plan this segment without even considering andPOP’s two golden boys? We’re handsome, funny and we’re on XM Radio. To be fair, we’re not 100 percent sure Jimmy Kimmel has heard our show on channel 153. Regardless, we would like to make a plea to the online community to lobby with us. Please send a letter of your support firstname.lastname@example.org
Either way, this is one of the funniest things on the internet this week and a solid way to cap off the Oscars. Well done Jimmy! Well done.
Toronto comedian Daniel Woodrow has created what I think is going to be a hilarious phenomenon. It’s not often I come across a youtube video I like enough to post it on the site, however, this one gets my stamp of approval. I’m hoping some of you will attempt play the game and post some replies. Watch the whole video through, it’s my personal favorite youtube video this week.