If you’re someone who failed to solve a Rubik’s Cube a countless number of times, then you’re in luck.
Rapper DeStorm helps you figure out the complicated puzzle, providing you with the tips and tricks of the Rubik’s Cube with a fun rap song.
It’s refreshing to see some educational rap. Now I’m trying to imagine my high school math teacher using this technique to teach us polynomials.
The Real Slim Shady is coming back. Eminem has just announced that he will be releasing his eighth studio album.
“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013,” Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg told BillBoard.“He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
Rumours surrounding the rapper’s next album started in October when Eminem’s merch store starting selling a snapback hat listing the years of his solo albums, which included 2013.
This is obviously exciting news. So much so, that the Grade 6 version of me (who was always moody btw) would be all over this album.
So in celebration, here’s my favourite Eminem song!!!
Before Classified was a successful Canadian rapper, he used to work in telemarketing for a carpet cleaning company. “I did it for like six months and no one did it for more than six months. By the end of six months I was a supervisor,” he said. In a new episode of Small Talk, host Simon Mohos got the Nova Scotian to prank call a fan, pretending he was selling those same carpets he sold years ago. It wasn’t until the fan hung up that he realized who he was talking to.
The rapper, whose self-titled album came out last January, also talked about getting an Instagram and smoking while working. His advice for stoners: “Get the work done first,” he says. “I do all that stuff in the morning. I don’t smoke before email and business and even writing. I don’t smoke and write lyrics. I smoke and make beats. For me I get up early, do all my shit that I gotta do and know needs be done that day. And then that’s usually done by noon, then I smoke make some beats and work with somebody or whatever.”
3, 2, 1, SWAGGY. This guys rap is almost as bad as his friend’s YouTube handle. This guy dropped a beat in five minutes…all it really sounds like is dropped machinery. Sorry buddy, you are not that fly for a white guy.
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?
We’re obsessing over Mike Stud’s rap version of The Wanted’s “Glad You Came,” which he loaded on YouTube for #SundayStudDay. It quickly started trending which prompted the rapper to comment on Twitter:
We’re not surprised. I love a good cover, even more so when the artist takes liberties by penning some original lyrics and adding some instrumentals.
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??
In memory of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, Coldplay performed a piano cover of the rap group’s classic song ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’.
Singing at the Hollywood Bowl yesterday, Chris Martin also added an extra lyric to the end of the song to include the line: “We’re sending all our love to the Beastie Boys.”
Other musicians who have paid tribute to the rapper are Jay-Z, Green Day, Eminem and The Strokes.
Yauch, who was known as MCA, died at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer.
Fabolous put all other sleazy rappers in history to shame by spending $28,000 at an Atlanta strip club on Wednesday night.
The rapper “made it rain” with the downpour of bills at the classically named Diamonds where radio personality Kenny Burns was throwing a party. I’m not sure where Fabolous stored all the bills. Maybe he splurged on a new Hummer specifically for storage.
I don’t know if this is really “fabulous” though, in fact, it seems like a huge waste of money to me. Better things the money could be spent on? RRSPs. Charity. Anything.[TMZ]
The top dog is back, the Dogfather is here. Snoop Dogg’s new video for “Sitting by the Water” features the rapper dancing in his sweats with a bunch of barely clothed 20-somethings grinding him.
Plus enjoy the
classic outdated rap scene that was used in practically every video from the 90s: bikini-clad chicks drinking alcohol in a hot tub. I don’t find the lyrics or song to be particularly insightful but the back beat is catchy — though Snoop Dogg can’t claim it as his own. It’s a reworked version of Dopefiend’s Diner by 2Pac.
What do you think of it?
This has very little to do with entertainment news or music, however, this particular Tumblr account has taken the internet by storm. If you haven’t already experienced Texts From Bennett, give yourself a solid ten-minute break from work to laugh until it hurts.
As per the creator’s description, “These are text messages I exchange with my 17 year old cousin Bennett. He is a white boy that thinks he’s a crip, works at Amoco, has a girlfriend named Mercedes, and is one of the most unintentionally funny and brilliant souls on the planet. He has no idea I do this blog. Yes, this is 100% real.”
Bennett is a shining example of a kid who got picked on in high school and listened to way too much Tupac. His “hard as f**k” personality combined with neanderthal-like spelling, makes this blog worth bookmarking.
I sincerely hope they’re real. It would break my heart if this is yet another faux persona created to sell me something. Pictured below is the misunderstood urban prophet, the one they call Bennett. Enjoy!
TMZ is reporting rapper Rick Ross has been rushed to hospital after having a seizure on an airplane.
A witness says Rick fell unconscious immediately after take-off. The plane, leaving Fort Lauderdale for Memphis, had to make an emergency landing.
While the story is developing, some of the rapper’s closest friends in the biz are already tweeting about his status.
Rapper Wale said: “I just talked to Ross…he’s 100 pct ok..”
andPOP will keep you updated on this story.
The rapper’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told MTV News that T.I. will be finished his sentence by September 29 assuming everything goes to plan.
“[T.I.] went through a disciplinary hearing held before the ‘Center Disciplinary Committee’ (composed of Community Corrections-halfway house-staff) who recommended that he be returned to the halfway house,” Sadow confirmed in an emailed statement.
“We have good reason to believe that this favorable result was reached because of the pro-active and assertive approach taken to protect T.I.’s rights by providing [Federal Bureau of Prisons] officials and the media with reliable and accurate information that T.I. did not intend to violate his transfer furlough or any other [Federal Bureau Prisons] rules en route from the prison facility in Arkansas to the halfway house in Atlanta,” Sadow told TMZ. “T.I. will be released from the custody of the [Federal Bureau Prisons] on September 29th, and then will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for a period of one year.”
Good for T.I. and this whole story is pretty ridiculous.
Flo Rida has been busted for a DUI, reports TMZ.
While the rapper was cruising around in his red and black 2008 Bugatti, which is valued at around $1.7 million, police noticed the car was swerving and pulled him over near Miami Beach.
At around 3:30 a.m., police then detected the smell of alcohol on the ‘Low’ singer and made him take a sobriety test. His blood alcohol level was .185, which is more than twice the legal limit.
What’s even more annoying is a large crowd had gathered around the car, begging officers to let the rapper go and offering to drive him home. Boy, those are dedicated fans.
Flo Rida apparently said to the cop: “Officer I can’t do this. I don’t feel I can’t walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let’s try another test.”
He was then arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to a nearby station, where he is currently being booked.
“Let’s try another test” gets me every time. I mean, how stupid can you be. And why would you risk damaging your $1.7 million car by swerving all over the road? Are you insane? He deserves to be behind bars!
Ja Rule is set to go to to prison, reports Billboard.
The rapper and actor was sentenced to two years in a New York prison on Wednesday, after pleading guilty in December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
“My last day out,” he wrote on Twitter yesterday afternoon, adding that he was spending it at the movies with his family.
Police officials said they found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in the rear door of his $250,000-plus Maybach sports car in 2007, which they had stopped for speeding.
“Laws are laws,” Ja Rule said Monday on ‘Good Day New York.’ “There’s nothing I could really do but own up to the situation.”
“You know, I try not to regret anything I do in life, because you go through life and you do things, and you man up to them. You own them.”
In other legal news, Ja Rule also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income. He faces up to three years in prison in that case, but his lawyers are trying arrange for his sentences to be served at the same time. Smart decision: kill two birds with one stone.
Ja Rule may be able to cut six months off his sentence by meeting requirements for good behaviour. Hopefully he learns his lesson, he seems to be pretty aware of the situation.
T.I. has helped the family members of fellow inmates, reports Vibe.
Currently behind bars for violating probation after being arrested for drug possession, the rapper apparently financed a bus trip for the families of 14 inmates to visit their loves ones at the facility.
The Atlanta rapper, who is serving an 11-month sentence, is currently at the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Forrest City, Arkansas, where he funded the families to visit.
The bus trip reportedly transported 46 friends and family members to the facility, where they were able to visit for two days.
T.I. previously spoke to MTV about his time in the slammer: “I’ve been blessed to receive tons and tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys aren’t as fortunate. There are a lot of good dudes in here that haven’t been able to see their loved ones in years. Their families can’t afford the trip so I wanted to help out.”
T.I. is scheduled to be released from the Forrest City Correctional Facility on September 29. The man has such a great heart, and this is one of those rare cases where you actually feel bad that he’s in jail, even though he deserved it. Can’t they let him out on terms of niceness and charitable behaviour?
A fake news story claiming that rapper Tupac is still alive was posted on PBS’ website on Monday, reports Billboard.
Hackers apparently got into the network’s website and posted a fake story claiming the dead rapper, full name Tupac Amaru Shakur, was alive in New Zealand.
Many still believe Tupac is still alive, refusing to believe he is dead, so obviously the story came with some major attention. Way to fuel the conspiracy theorists, hackers.
PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked and the story was removed later that morning. It had been posted on the ‘PBS NewsHour’ program website.
The program later released a tweet, saying “If you missed it: our site has been accessed by hackers. Thanks for staying with us.”
The hackers is a group apparently called ‘LulzSec,’ or ‘The Lulz Boat’ on Twitter. The group claims they are responsible for the act, and even posted a video which taunts the network.
As much as I do not condone this kind of action, I must say, the hackers were smart in getting the attention of the public. There are so many conspiracy theorists out there who still believe Tupac is alive, so posting a story claiming he’s alive is one of the smartest things I’ve ever heard of. Not that I condone it.
Rapper Cassidy is a suspect in a murder case, TMZ reports.
The rapper has been named a suspect in a murder case and two attempted murder cases in Philadelphia, according to law enforcement.
Cassidy was arrested in Hackensack, New Jersey this weekend on a probation violation, and according to police forces, the arrest was made in connection with alleged crimes in Philadelphia.
The police said forces in Philadelphia had phoned in a favour to the Hackensack Police Department, telling them to arrest Cassidy on the probation violation and warned them “to consider [Cassidy] armed and dangerous,” saying it was a “high-risk warrant”.
Undercover officers with the Hackensack PD followed the 28-year-old rapper, whose real name Barry Reese, and then arrested him during a felony motor vehicle stop.
Cassidy previously did an eight month jail stint for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He was released in 2006.
Cassidy is reportedly still in custody in New Jersey, with bail being set at $200,000.
Rapper T.I., otherwise known as Clifford Harris Jr., is projected to be released from federal prison on Sept. 29 after serving an 11-month sentence, reports Billboard.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons website states that T.I. will leave the Arkansas Federal Correctional Institution a little over one year after he was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession last September. The rapper was previously on probation after serving a 10-month stint in the Arkansas prison on federal weapons charges.
Being behind the bars didn’t stop him, though. T.I.’s seventh studio album ‘No Mercy’ was released while the rapper was incarcerated last December, and has since moved 502,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
On the day of the album release, T.I. issued a thank you letter to his fans: ”It doesn’t matter how long it’ll be before the next time you see me. What matters is that I’ll be a better man before that time comes,” he wrote. “The longer I sit, the smarter I get.”
And there you have it. Hopefully he doesn’t make the same mistakes once he’s released. But I’m not very hopeful.