Tina Fey is an accomplished actress, writer and comedienne but the 42-year-old was missing something in her life. Rap. Let’s say her new life course was the direct consequence of a confusing mid-life crisis, except it really wasn’t, but it just makes the story more interesting.
Fey was recruited by comedian/rapper Childish Gambino to spew out the closing lyrics on his song “Real Estate.” The duo are also joined by Atlanta rappers Alley Boy and Swank.
Fey’s intense rap style is semi-threatening, as though she’s beckoning you to mess with her. She’s also very honest with her lyrics: “This is the part where most people would say something crazy and drop the n-word after it/ Not going to, not gonna do that/ I don’t feel comfortable/ I’m out!”
The song is from the Royalty mixtape offered as a free download by Childish Gambino.
Listen to it here:
I’m not entirely sure the purpose of this video is, but I was left crying with laughter.
With priceless facial expressions and hilarious poses, these two guys take a ride in a car while questioning the purpose of an argument with a supposed girlfriend.
It’s a bit hard to understand, but …the facial expressions in this video are epic at all times.
And watch out. If you decide to watch the whole video, something random might pop up.
In 2 Chainz and Drake’s new black and white video for “No Lie” the two rappers knock it back in a white-walled room with black paint oozing over the sides like the lines of a polygraph machine.
Various women wearing feather headdresses and ballerina-esque bodysuits dance around them while the duo talk about telling no lies (if you didn’t get them from the title). It’s a pretty standard video with various slow motion sequences, which is surprising since it’s by Director X, who did Drake’s “HYFR.”
The song has a good beat but the video’s pretty YAWN. What do you think?
Watch it here:
I’m still not sure whether this rapper Krispy Kreme is for serious. We knew he had Rebecca Black potential when he released that winning track “The Baddest,” but we wrote him off as some type of parody rapper. Now he’s back with “Best Friends.”
Yesterday Krispy Kreme also released an emotional video about fighting for your dreams. He warns you to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to avoid getting any girls pregnant because it will get in the way of your dreams. So just buckle down. “If your heart is in it and you have dreams of making the world a better place, no matter what you want to do, you don’t give up on your dreams, ever. And you fight and you crawl and you suffer for those dreams and you’ll achieve everything you ever want.”
Watch it here:
What would you do if you were just chilling in McDonald’s eating your super size burger when all of a sudden a couple dudes from the street bursted in and started rapping about a million dollar menu?
That’s exactly what happened when Buckwheat Groats went in, with a portable mic and stereo and started performing “Million Dollar Menu.” The cashiers look slightly angry while the reaction from customers goes from fear to amusement to complete joy.
The video is directed by Ethan Blum and Buckwheat Groats and was uploaded to YouTube, where they politely say: “Eat a bag of piss.”
Where is this million dollar menu? Can someone tell us?
Watch it here:
For any of you naysayers who don’t think Justin Bieber has any street cred, you’ll have 2 Chainz to contend with… and Mac Miller… and another one of Scooter Braun’s clients, Asher Roth. We’ll consider them his backup.
Some critics weren’t impressed with JB’s rapping skills but this version of his latest single “Boyfriend” wipes the track clear of those verses. In said version, the rappers talk about their love life in high school and Roth even touches on Jelena (a.k.a. Selena + Justin): “We could be like Selena and Biebs/ Wild and free, a couple disobedient teens/ Sneaking out to meet around like 2 o clock in the eve/ Paparazzi in the bar and we just hot in the beach.”
Apparently it’s THE song for artists to remix. We already heard The Ying Yang Twins put their special touch on the track after it drew comparisons to “Wait.”
Luckily the three rappers don’t touch JB’s smooth verses, but this way it’s a little more hardcore. Bieber tweeted: “WHAT?!??! my bro @asherroth just sent me a verse for the ?#BFREMIX? !! crazy! adding him to it! so dope. @2chainz @macmiller @asherroth ?#REMIX.” Hawt!”
Listen to it here:
We all know Serena Williams can act touch and beat other players on the tennis court. But can she rap?
Hitting the studio to record some songs last year, here is a minute sample of her new rap song.
With lyrics like:
” I ball hard, no tennis racquet/I can see these haters through my Gucci glasses
I make hits like battin’ practice/Baby, like, ‘Serena, is you really rappin’?’
That’s me, thanks for listenin’/schooling all these rappers, they should pay tuition,”
I think Serena Williams has found a career outside of tennis. While she might not win any Grammy Awards, she should really break out this song the next time she wins her next tournament.
What do you think??
Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas dropped a new catchy tune with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea called “Beat Down.”
Iggy is a spitfire rapper and the super catchy electronic beat behind her makes the track danceable.
“What you looking at/ do I got something in my eye/ do I got shit up on my face/ or did my hair catch on fire/ cause you really really staring/it must be something that you like, geeze/ ask for my number/ or you could fly a kite,” says Iggy. Her debut album The New Classic will be released in June.
Listen to it here:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Hoodie Allen, a rapper from New York.
Hoodie Allen has been writing lyrics and rapping since he was a little kid. Now, at 23 years old, he’s released three mixtapes and one album. Although he remains unsigned, Allen has established a name for himself as the king of summer anthems. On May 1, he’s heading to Chicago as part of his All American tour.
Origins: Plainview, New York
Real name: Steven Markowitz. The name Hoodie Allen comes from his childhood nickname “Hoodie.”
Known for: Hoodie Allen is known for his lyrical prowess and feel-good music, which includes candid storytelling and witty punchlines.
Used in a sentence: ”Long Island-bred, Jewish and nerdy, Hoodie Allen dissolves rapper stereotypes like it’s his day job… oh wait, it is.”
File next to: Asher Roth
Download now: No Interruption
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Kanye West announced his “creative decision” to change the name of his upcoming single “Theraflu” to “Way Too Cold” this week, leading a lot of people to assume he was pressured into renaming it from the brand Theraflu.
But the trademarked brand, which sells cold and flu medicine, insists they didn’t have anything to do with the change of name and even sent a statement to TMZ to verify: “Novartis Consumer Health did not ask that the name be changed,” reads the statement. “That request would be way too cold.” Ha! Good one.
This comes right after they supposedly sent TMZ the following statement: ”We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner. Theraflu is an over-the-counter product used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that millions of consumers rely on.”
I guess Kanye gets the last laugh in this one, but I have to admit I like the original title better!
Listen to the song below:
Taylor Swift came out of left field with this one, mildly shocking us all with a B.o.B collaboration, but I LOVE it. The song, “Both of Us” manages to fuse country and hip hop. It’s also another one of those songs that I want to put on after a long, hard day because it makes me feel a little bit better: “I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us,” she sings.
The song is on B.o.B’s forthcoming album Strange Clouds, which will be out on May 1. Though Swift only contributes two lines in the chorus, the harmony works.
Listen to the “Both of Us” here and the solo version below.
Machine Gun Kelly’s new music video for “Half Naked And Almost Famous” chronicles his life over the past year by mashing together home-shot footage of his life into a documentary. Check out MGK running through Beverly Hills in his boxers, crashing college dorm parties and pillow-fighting at a sorority.
The song is the title track on his debut album Half Naked And Almost Famous and samples the synth-pop hit “Young Blood” from New Zealand indie rockers The Naked and Famous.
The video starts with him accepting the Breaking Woodie Award. Skipping back a year, you can see he’s come a long way. [Source]
Watch the video below:
Before Katy Perry revealed the song she’d be singing in London she warned her fans: “This is about to get real embarrassing.”
She ended up throwing on a Yankees hat and singing a rendition of the Jay Z/Kanye song “N**gas in Paris.” And don’t worry, Katy Perry sang about “Ninjas in Paris.” Last year Perry covered “Big Pimpin” during a performance in Auckland.
Do you think she pulls it off?
Ester Dean’s new song featuring Nicki Minaj “Gimme Money” is pretty damn catchy. Not Super Bass catchy, but it’s a good head nodder.
Ester Dean has a punchy voice and then there comes Nicki Minaj’s rap for the kill. It’s been a year since the two collaborated on Super Bass so it’s nice to see them working together again. Minaj is just a guest star on this track, but with the release of her own album in just over a month I think she’ll be here to stay — whether you like her or not.
What do you think of it?
Nicki Minaj’s new song “Roman Reloaded” starts appropriately enough with a gun being loaded. The song is the title track from her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and features Lil’ Wayne.
The track is heavier on rap than her last song Starships but I don’t find it as catchy. It’s a return to the spitfire verses she started with and really showcases how fast she can spew out her rhymes.
I’m doubly impressed that the song seems to be pretty timely. It even mentions her recent Grammy performance in which she was the star of an exorcism.
Would you rather here more songs like Roman Reloaded or Starships on her new album?
Apparently Wiz Khalifa loves smoking pot enough to devote an entire song to it. His new song Mary X3 is presumably an ode to marijuana. Take the following lyric for instance: “gettin’ higher than the Bee Gees … we both just stayin’ alivin.”
Mary X3 is just one of Wiz Khalifa’s new songs, which also includes “Morocco” and “My Favorite Song.” The tracks have a spacey vibe to them and like many of his previous songs they feature drugs, alcohol and money.
What do you think of them?
Mary X3 (Via Rap-Up)
Morocco (via Ill Roots)
Just a few hours after Vinny Guadagnino’s first rap song leaked on the internet, the “Jersey Shore” star is already in hot water.
According to the Daily Mail, U.S.’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, the “Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network”, slammed the reality show star for his controversial song lyrics.
The lyrics in Vinny Guadagnino’s new rap song that glorify rape are ignorant,’ a spokesperson told TMZ.
After all that reasonable hysteria, Vinny smartened up and took the song offline. He even wrote on his Twitter page “Sorry for offensive rap.I’m 100% against violence & work with many organizations to stop it. Will continue to do so.”
Good move, Vinny. You were the closest thing to normal on “Jersey Shore” and I’d hate to see you go down a dark, cruel path like your cast members The Situation or Ronnie.
Justin’s a busy guy. From recording a Christmas album to allegedly impregnating a 20-year-old girl, he still manages to find the time to rap.
At the risk of inflating his ego even bigger bigger, I have to say this ‘lil dude has mad skill. On Power 106 FM he performed an original rap to the tune of Ottis by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
As radio DJs and fans hooted and hollered, Justin claimed “I’m not done! I’m not done!” and continued to kock our socks off. There have been rumours swirling of him collaborating with Lil Wayne and now more than ever I wish it were true.
Check out his sick flow in the video posted below.
Shia LaBeouf lets Optimus Prime and Bumblebee sit this one out while he directs Kid Cudi in a short film called “Maniac”. This isn’ the first time the 25-year-old Transformers star collaborated with the rapper. Last year he directed Cudi’s music video for “Marijuana” which featured the avid rhymer partying and smoking weed in Amsterdam – a typical Kid Cudi scenerio.
This time around, “Maniac” is like a disturbed episode of Criminal Minds that didn’t make it past the cutting room floor. Inspired by one of his songs off Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, Cudi is seen with fellow rapper Cage as they go on a murderous rampage throughout town. It’s mega-creepy and graphic for just a 10 minute shortie. Expect to be soiling your pants by the half-way mark.
Betty White is now spreading her old wings and getting into rap. Betty raps with Luciana in their new video, “I’m Still Hot.”
The video shows break dancing, muscle boys and a boa constrictor. A portion of the proceeds go to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and is available for download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-still-hot-feat.-betty-white/id467266185.