If Community’s blooper reels are any indication, Alison Brie loves to freestyle every now and then. The set seems to be musical hot bed as Brie’s co-stars, Donald Glover (or as you may know him by his alter ego, Childish Gambino) and Danny Pudi, made up the Spanish rap from season one.
Brie showed off her amateur skills last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she rapped about Community. She also dished that the first time she dropped a rhyme in public, she got a little assistance from The Roots’ Questlove. Not bad, Brie. Not bad.
The 54th Grammys are on tomorrow night and is hosted by none-other than hip-hop legend LL Cool J – and if you can’t be there, might as well stalk those who are via Twitter.
We pulled together a little list of musicians, music critics, comedians and other accounts that are essential to give an inside look at music’s biggest night. Check them out below:
@AdamLevine: Maroon 5′s frontman and The Voice judge is performing with the freakin’ Beach Boys and Foster The People.
@BlobTower: Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon – a Twitterholic and up for two major awards.
@BrunoMars: He’d catch a grenade for you and he snagged a few nods.
@CoryMonteith: That Canadian dude from Glee tweets as much as sings.
@Deadmau5: Toronto’s DJ with a nod and a performance this weekend.
@Drake: Stay tuned for lonely thoughts at the after parties.
@JustinBieber: An up-and-coming tween sensation that has some potential.
@KanyeWest: He’s up for seven awards and he likes to talk. A lot.
@KatyPerry: She’s performing, up for a few awards – and she’s Katy Perry.
@LadyGaga: Mother Monster is performing, up for a few awards.
@LLCoolJ: Host for the evening; stay tuned for a snapshot or two from behind the scenes.
@TheLonelyIsland: Everyone’s favourite SNL-group headed by Andy Samberg.
@LupeFiasco: Nominated for Best Rap Performance.
@MileyCyrus: She will be in attendance.
@NickiMinaj: She’ll be performing, nods for her collab with Drake and Best New Artist.
@Questlove: The Roots’ drummer that is “your favourite twitterer’s music critic.”
@Rihanna: She likes to Tweet That Tweet – let’s see what she has to say about Chris Brown’s performance.
@Skrillex: 24-year-old producer is up for Best New Artist.
@TaylorSwift13: No doubt this nominee will be Instagraming all night long.
@WizardCud: Kid Cudi might not be as philosophical since quitting weed, but remains vocal.
@ZooeyDeschenel: Fresh from her SNL-hosting gig Saturday, she’ll be all adorkable at the award show.
THE MUSIC CRITICS:
@AlanCross: Canadian music-history icon will keep us confirmed.
@GerrickKennedy: Music writer for the Los Angeles Times likes to tweeter.
@JianGhomeshi: Canadian radio personality loves his music.
@RobSheff: Rolling Stone’s resident music critic – knows a thing or two about the industry.
@RyanSeacrest: This guy is so addicted to hosting things that he’ll likely tweet as if he is hosting the damn show.
@JimmyFallon: The Late Night host that’s a fan of everything – especially music.
@NealBrennan: New York comedian that is worth following year-round.
@RobDelaney: He tweets like breathing – why aren’t you following him already?
@TheGrammys: Pretty self-explanatory
@Fave: One of the official Grammy bloggers.
@KickKickSnare: An official blogger for the Grammys – been snapping a lot of candid pics of the parties thus far.
@RedCarpet: E! Channel’s official red carpet twitter account with photos and commentary for every major red carpet event.
There’s never a dull moment on Twitter if you follow these outrageous celebrities, comedians and random humans on the social networking site.
Here at andPOP, we love reporting about the latest twitter feud (usually started by Chris Brown) or the latest awkward photo Jessica Simpson uploads. Needless to say, 2011 was an entertaining year on the internet.
Here are our top ten favourite Twitter accounts we recommend you follow, if you need more laughter in your life.
10. Justin Bieber
Twitter is usually the first place the singing sensations reveals important information. For instance, news broke out of his latest Christmas album by a simple tweet.
We love following Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Questlove, because he’s always posting the freshest music and the funniest YouTube clips. He always adds his two cents, of course.
For an unknown girl in Toronto, Slashleen already has over 60,000 followers, waiting for her to make the next crude remark. Her latest: “When I get upset I think about rappers farting dollar signs of marijuana smoke and it cheers me right up.”
She may have the same intelligence and talent as a Kardashian, but at least she’s funnier to have on Twitter. You can tell Courtney loves to expand her vocabulary with a Thesaurus as she tweets such things as “As the sensuous streets of LA are saturated in residual raindrop romance… I seductively dream of delicate sentiments by the fireplace.” She definitely has a career in romantic fiction!
Braden Graeber tweets on behalf of Hipster Mermaid and he does a great job at it. The L.A. comedian is always on the cusp of what’s trendy and popular online.
One of the best female comedians around, Sarah never filters herself when she tweets to her 2 million followers.
4. Chris Brown
The aggressive hip-hop singer is always a good person to have on Twitter because you never know the next time he’s involved in a train wreck. A few months ago he got into a very heated argument with a female rapper from Toronto and we couldn’t look away.
3. Kanye West
Like Sarah, Kanye never filters himself on Twitter. Come to think of it, he never filters himself in real life, either. But the point is, following him on Twitter to get his opinions on basic day-to-day tasks is hilarious. “I just threw some kazoo on this bitch” is a classic Kanye tweet.
2. Rob Delaney
This comedy writer doesn’t have the same amount of followers as Kanye or even Kim Kardashian but we’re hoping more people follow him after this post. Rob always goes for the glory, especially with “Just found out my wife’s first husband also called 911 on her for farting.” His other funny tweets are more rated R.
We all jumped for joy when our favourite late night talk show host joined the Twitterverse. He may have 4 million followers around the world, but he’s only following one lucky fan back. Her name is Sarah Slowick and we’re incredibly jealous.
YouTube favourite Karmin, along with Questlove and Owen Biddle from ‘The Roots,’ have released an acoustic version of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass.’
This cover is amazing. Not only is it a full-on jam session because of all the special guests, but the lead singer’s voice really gives the song a unique spin.
She kind of draws attention to the lyrics, and strips the song down to a bare minimum to give it a new meaning. I also love how effortlessly she raps. For a white girl, she has some serious rhythm. Minaj better watch her back.
Check it out below and let us know what you think! Great cover, or will nobody ever do justice to the original?
Having just hosted a Jazz and Comedy festival only a few weeks ago, Montreal was once again the pearl of Canada this past weekend with the undeniable success of the Osheaga Music and Arts festival- a two day event filled with performances beginning at 1:00pm all the way until 11:00pm.
As Saturday would feature notable acts such as Jason Mraz, The Roots, K’naan, The Stills, Girltalk and above all, the grandmaster Coldplay, andPOP decided to venture down to La Belle Province for day no. 1.
But something funny happened by the end of our trip. Not only did we go from being pale skinned to maple brown sunburned, but we also went from being a concert reviewer to a behind-the-scenes explorer.
With four different stages and acts scheduled at similar time slots, we had to pick and choose which musical path our day would lead towards.
This is our story.
2:30 pm- I begin my journey in Hell’s Kitchen. Beautiful sunny day in Montreal, but sweltering 30 degree Celsius heat. For some reason though, the crowd seems to want to stand through it for acoustic rock performer Donavon Frankenreiter at the Mountain Stage. The musician and also pro surfer gathers a trickling crowd with an immediate groovy set- reminiscent of longtime pal Jack Johnson.
Part of that next batch of sunshine tune-fellows like Johnson, Ben Harper, Matt Costa and G. Love, Frankenreiter ignites the festival’s spirit with his variety of catchy soothing numbers- most notably It Don’t Matter, which leads fans into a massive chant. A laid-back Frankenreiter even lets a lucky fan help him belt out the chorus, sending the crowd into rave cheers.