DMX took time out of his busy schedule to spread some holiday merriment and sing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” while at New York’s Power 105.1. The rapper banged out a beat to go with his unique rendition, which he had memorized.
If this is what his hypothetical Christmas album sounds like, we NEED to hear it.
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Krispy Kreme rapper released a spirited holiday music video for his rap “Christmas,” in which he regales Santa with the many things on his wish list.
This year, he wants to touch the arse of a suitable gentlewoman along with a slew of John Cena merchandise (including the watch, lunchbox and pyjamas). I was slightly surprised he went against his namesake Krispy Kreme, opting instead for Betty Crocker fudge brownies.
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British rapper Professor Elemental wants you to throw your hands in the air — but if you’d rather not, that’s okay too. He doesn’t want to cause that much of a fuss.
The aristocratic fast-talker’s new song “I’m British,” which personifies the “perfectly adequate” culture, will give you some joy in this dark wintery sludge. We also FINALLY get the apology we deserve for exports like Simon Cowell and especially Piers Morgan.
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The first album Wiz Khalifa ever bought with his own money was DMX’s single “Get At Me Dog,” which is pretty trippy considering the Pittsburgh rapper has since toured with X for Rock the Bells and his fiance Amber Rose has a soft spot for the guy.
Wiz was growing up in Pittsburgh and had to save up for the album, which included the clean, regular and instrumental versions as well as “Stop Being Greedy” on the B-side.
“I was doing chores at the time,” Wiz told ANDPOP. “I was in second or third grade probably and had $10. There was this place called Edgewood Towne Centre right up the street from where I lived on the East side of town so I had to walk all the way up the street, all the way up the hill. I got the the Towne Centre, looked at everything and for some reason DMX stood out so I was like ‘I’ll get that one,’ and I loved it.”
Wiz also opened up about getting crazy sh*t stuck up his nose and first learning about doggy-style as a “crazy little man” for an episode of “Way Back When.” Naturally, this resulted in obligatory talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because (duh) Wiz is OBSESSED with the art of ninjutsu.
Kid Cudi drives through a trippy galaxy-on-earth with King Chip in his new music video for “Just What I Am,” and the tumblr-esque golden frame makes it at least 10 times better.
The Cudi-directed video is pretty simple, capturing the rapper and his friends at a party, pounding booze out of little red cups. Mac Miller and Steve Aoki make random appearances. Though I’m loving the rainbow flourishes and scratchy film stock a lot of commenters on YouTube are complaining about Illuminati imagery in the video:
Conspiracy theories aside, what do you think of the music video?
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Noisey‘s Josh Haddow’s heart unintentionally melted a little bit at a recent Nicki Minaj concert, when he realized his undying affection for the American rapper. The resident musicologist routinely conducts anthropological field studies with music fans to cast a portrait of each subculture. He found Skrillex fans to be mildly inarticulate while One Direction fans were pretty defensive.
What he discovered about Nicki Minaj’s fans: they’re great fun and pretty eclectic. However, his study was suddenly interrupted upon laying eyes on a Nicki Minaj poster and changing the course of his questions. “Do I stand a chance with Nicki Minaj?” he asked fans. He returned to his hotel room with a renewed sense of hope and vigour for life. Nicki Minaj can do that to you…
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Rapper Eric D’Alessandro created a new track dedicated to untalented, mainstream rap artists who sacrifice purposeful, thoughtful lyrics for all the “extras” that go along with the business. Now we have “wack ass gangstas” faking it and getting rich by promoting a flashy lifestyle. According to D’Alessandro their fans listen to their music so they can live vicariously through them — plus, that’s what the cool kids do.
He calls out a few rappers specifically: “…since 2 Chainz/ You don’t gotta say shit just yell out “Tru!!”/ Or you could be like Rick Ross/ Say just “ugh!” and that you’re the boss.”
D’Alessandro’s rap is pretty witty, though he doesn’t acknowledge that bad music isn’t exclusive to today’s generation — there have always been bad music acts in every genre. Also, there are tons of rap artists who put a lot of thought into their work, even if you have to look underground.
All in all, he makes a valid point. He also proves that while not every rapper puts thought into their music, he certainly does.
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That’s it, I’m dressing up as Krispy Kreme for Halloween. In the past, I wasn’t really sure if this rapper was a joke or a legit artist, but I think that’s the beauty of it. In his new rap “Halloween” he talks about ghosts, goblins and monsters. The poor guy is afraid to trick or treat this Halloween but I don’t think anything could get through his Ninja Turtle attire… He even wears a sweet Krispy Kreme Ninja Turtles-themed shirt at one point!
With pal Cameron Diaz offering her beat boxing talents, the duo did a hip hop jig for Chelsea Handler, who just moved her talk show into a new studio.
In the rap, Diaz and Paltrow even poked fun of Handler’s taste in men.
With lyrics like, “You like black guys, white guys, whoever’s around. Your bedroom looks like it’s a lost and found. We kinda like you because you’re blonde like us, but we can’t hang wit’ you in public ’cause you drink too much!”, it’s pretty clear these two ladies know how to have some fun.
But if this is any indication of how musically talented Gwyneth is, I’d like to see how she’d fare in an actual rap battle!
What happens when two funky chicks get together and do a rap duet?!
ABSOLUTE MADNESS, that’s what.
At The Ellen Degeneres Show to promote her new film Pitch Perfect, the hilarious Rebel Wilson (you might remember her as the scene-stealing roomate in Bridesmaids) told Ellen that it was her dream to rap with her.
So fulfilling that goal, the two of them did just that. Rapping along to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop”, these two ladies have officially gained some street cred.
Sooo I kind of
secretly love this video. Before watching Cher Lloyd’s new music video for “Oath,” I couldn’t imagine having major feelings about the message of the song. Plus, I was originally put off by Lloyd casually hanging out on top of a flashy red convertible in her vintage bikini (dude, you’re 19).
But I soon fell in love.
The song is about the importance of friendship and sticking together FOREVER. You can cue the cheese all you want, but I’m pretty much inspired to strip down to my tasseled necklace-tank top thing (like the one she’s wearing) and slow-mo down the beach with my girls. It’s happening. Read more…
Kid Cudi is feeling pretty damn confident about his new album, tweeting: ”Mark my words, INDICUD will be the greatest album ever made. Know that I’m not lying.”
And here we get another little taste it will sound like, with “King Wizard.” The self-produced, NSFW track gets a little depressing when he questions whether or not life is a lie, but ultimately he’s the King Wizard so we really shouldn’t worry about him everyone.
A few weeks ago he premiered “Just What I Am” and we’re getting super stoked for his new album, which will be released before the year is up. He revealed: “Features thus far, Kanye, Pusha, Jaden, Kendrick Lemar, Chip, Cage, got something for Hov I wanna play him, still gotta link w 50 and Banks.”
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Grandpa has a secret. He’s the star of his very own rap music video — not only starring in the visuals but producing the vocals himself. His name is Kwayzar and this is his first hit single “I Can Still Do It,” reminds us of the fact that you can still be gangsta even when you’re 83. Despite getting the “senior discount” this dude is apparently driving ladies crazy — at least, that’s what it says on YouTube. The main point of the video? Kwayzar can give the girls what they need: Dude has enough testosterone for sex and can “still cut the mustard.” How? Pilates, yoga, rubbing low fat yogurt on his body and puffing on flax seed.
He’s so hip, the rapper even has Twitter. You Can follow him at @KwayzarTheSeer.
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Technically these two new songs aren’t solely by Wiz Khalifa, but he’s featured in both of them and we can’t resist the power of Wiz.
The rapper drives around in a red sports car in Curren$y’s new video “Jet Life,” the second single off the MC’s album The Stoned Immaculate.
Meanwhile, in the Matt Alonzo-directed video for ”Celebration,” Game throws a BBQ with famous friends Wiz, Chris Brown, Tyga and Lil Wayne. Wiz takes his place at a picnic table in a laid back-looking straw hat. The track is from Game’s upcoming album Jesus Piece, which is due out in December.
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As the eloquent YouTube description says: “Dis yo boy comin back atchu wit anotha lesson in CALCULUS. Tryna start a revolution out this B***H!” And we really think he’s on to something. In fact, we’re pretty sure he should open a private school and teach math, while rapper Mac Lethal takes over the English department with his smooth grammar-themed raps.
Considering how tricky calculus is (I know, that’s why I became a writer) this dude seems like he’d really make it understandable.
In T.I.’s new video for “Go Get It” we see how much things have changed for Tip, who shows what life was like pre and post fame.
The Alex Nazari-video starts with T.I. begrudgingly waking up to the sound of his ceiling fan in his regular bedroom. The scene juxtaposes with him rolling over in a king sized bed with three ladies in lingerie. Basically, pre-fame T.I. swam in community pools and drove rundown cars. Post-fame T.I. swims in his massive outdoor pool and drives a beautiful, sleek ride.
The song is from his forthcoming album Trouble Man.
Question: Do professional athletes or rappers party harder? According to rapper Mac Miller, athletes go pretty hard. He told @Jordans_Life that back when he was starting his career, he went to a birthday party for NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire. Think tequila, wild girls, Steve Nash and Jason Richardson doing the Hulk. Mac also talked about loving Canada — if not only because of our lax attitude at the border.
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On the set of Hedley’s most recent video, “Kiss You Inside Out,” @Jordans_life asks Jacob what’s the key to making the perfect music video (let’s be real, Jacob is a natural). Surprisingly, Jacob says he relates to sweet/genuine rappers. Staying on the track of rap music, Jordan goes way-back and shares one of his own personal music videos on set.
Those who want to get a body like Flo Rida will be happy to hear that the rapper is developing a workout DVD.
In an interview with Billboard, Flo Rida revealed that the video could even be coming out by the end of the year. “I’m definitely going to do that. I have quite a workout regimen,” he said. “I’ve always been about fitness and my fans can definitely appreciate that.”
Hoping that the workout will get people moving, the Miami rapper also added, “It will definitely be flexible,” noting that the project will appeal to everyone and can be done at home.
So how about that? Now you can either get buff or FINALLY fit into those Apple Bottom Jeans!
Looks like Beyonce’s Sasha Fierce isn’t the only alter ego out there.
In an effort to introduce his upcoming album “Reincarnated”, rapper Snoop Dogg has revealed an alter-ego: Snoop Lion.
But don’t expect Snoop Lion to rap. Releasing his new single “La La La”, the tune is actually a slow-burning reggae production featuring the likes of from a up and coming singer named Jovi Rockwell.
Though some fans may not be used to hearing the genre exploration from Snoop, it’s not like the rapper hasn’t dabbled in it before. He can be heard singing in his song “Sensual Seduction” and in a country ode to weed called “Roll it Up” with Willie Nelson.
Shockingly smooth with a chill vibe, Snoop definitely looks dedicated to the cause. He has since created a Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for his alter-ego.
What do you think of this new sound?