At first I was a little sketched out by the fact that Wyclef Jean is joining "Campaign Money Watch" to try and turn out young people and minorities to vote this midterm election. I mean, come on, at this point, anything involving "Wyclef Jean" and "politics" is sketchy. But then I realized, basically, since Wyclef IS sketchy, it is probably more damaging for whoever he is aligned with than the people is fighting against. Wyclef released a statement about joining the campaign (of course, how could he resist not getting attention for this?) and said, demonstrating he would not have been an effective president for Haiti, that "what I saw and felt in the US, my second home country, with all the haters and money craziness in the campaigns, is almost puts the chaos of Haitian politics to shame, you know?"No, 'Clef, I don't know. "Money craziness?" If we're going to talk about "money craziness," let's talk about Moxie Media's troubles (which I'm still cackling gleefully about).The Huffington Post reports that Campaign Money Watch, a project of Public Campaign Action Fund, will be spending $750k on media advertising in six battleground states---Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin--to try to turn voters out to prevent Republicans from being elected.
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And then stayed at school for a couple more years and been a music major. That just sounds so not fun on so many levels. My parents would not have bankrolled that whim. Anyway, N.E.R.D tweeted that they are guest-teaching a music class at San Diego State (also the source of that picture). None of my professors at UP were anywhere near as good-looking as Pharrell.What you should have taken from class:Pharrell is really good-lookingN.E.R.D's favorite music eras are '88 and '95My question for Professor Williams: WILL YOU MARRY ME????
As if a 37% approval rating isn't bad enough, in a new poll conducted by AskMen.com, Kanye outranks our dear POTUS as being more influential. Over half a million votes were cast (Kanye must have been busy, or better yet, that's what happens when Rhambo quits) but Obama came in at 21, while Kanye came in at number 5, with Jon Stewart earning the coveted #1 spot.
I'm pretty sure that 95% of the world's population (that has internet) does not understand Kanye's genius but fortunately I'm part of that 5% who does get it. That being said, here is his 35 mini movie "Runaway" starring Selita Ebanks as Fawkes the Pheonix (clever Harry Potter joke, I know), set to music from Kanye's upcoming album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Jokes aside, this is visually stunning, if not a little abstract.
http://www.vevo.com/VideoPlayer/Embedded?videoId=USUV71002185&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=62FF0A5C-0D9E-4AC1-AF04-1D9E97EE3961&playerType=embedded&env=0Considering how much I adore this song, my expectations for the visuals were probably set too high. At first I wasn't sure if the audio was just out of sync...but it is supposed to be (at least I'm pretty sure).
Jay-Z does the dougie. Enough said.In unrelated news, I totally failed at teaching some girl the dougie last weekend. She probably thought to herself, "That's what I get for asking a white girl to teach me how to dance."
And apparently everyone if he is punishing us with this music. Yet, here I am, posting it, giving him attention. I bet Kanye is sitting somewhere in an extremely contemporary house, laughing his ass off at Shyne's version of "Power."I might dare to say that lyrically, he's not that bad in this song, but I can't understand 95% of what he is saying. What happened to Shyne in Rikers???
In case you've been living under a rock, or working on a political campaign, in what was not a publicity stunt, T.I. convinced someone to not jump to his death. A couple days later, he was sentenced back to prison for 11 months for that little boo boo in Hollywood a couple months on part IV of his honeymoon in Hollywood when weed smoke was billowing out of his car and they had X pills or something else equally illegal. Especially for someone on parole. I don't think there is any segment that T.I. hasn't disappointed--kids, parents, friends, those kids who he talked to at school, their parents who thought he was a reformed role model, fans (well, his music disappointed me more than his actions), his own family, his wifey, etc etc etc. There might be one mystery person who T.I. hasn't disappointed...but who public education has obviously failed. According to TMZ, "Citizens of the State of Atlanta Georgia" filed a claim trying to get the sentencing judge to send T.I. to rehab instead of prison. Yes, I couldn't avoid that "King Caged" joke. No word on when, or if, King: Uncaged will be released. At least that I could find from googling it.
Willow Smith is so cute! Here is the video for "Whip My Hair." I wasn't sure what to think, in part because she's 9 years old and I like her song, but I realized it was legit as soon as I saw the "directed by Ray Kay" on the screen. I'm glad that I can still "whip my hair" even if I have short hair!
There was a rare sighting of Ja Rule last week since his career was decimated by 50. I'm not even interested enough to google what he might be doing nowadays, but fortunately, it doesn't appear that he is creating music. He and Rocsi (one of my least favorite VJ's of all time) are pictured at the Studded Bottles and Strikes event hosted by Angela Yee last week. Oh, how I miss Sirius Radio...sigh. Anyway, there were far more attractive (and interesting) celebs there, like Trey Songz and Juelz Santana (wearing a rhinestone shirt, no less, and two jeweled Good Wood NYC Jesus Pieces). Check out more pictures at Necole Bitchie.
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