Rihanna made the cut–um…no pun intended…seriously–for Time Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People list, among other celebrities from all walks of life. Other people who made it include President Obama, his opponent Mitt Romney, Adele, Chelsea Handler, Tim Tebow, and Jeremy Lin, and then 93 others.
So…yeah. I won’t argue why I don’t think she should have made the list, because you’d have to be really simp to not know, and besides, I kind of like her. In fact, I take a lot of fashion cues from her, and I’m waiting for my stupid tax refund check to get here so I can cop this purse.
Regarding MTV trying to make a news story out of Rihanna’s instagram picture:
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 19, 2012
Again, another reason I can’t find it in my heart to not like her. *Goes and listens to “Cake (Remix)” on repeat, bows head in shame.*
I really enjoy “QueenS” by THEESatisfaction. I streamed their Sub Pop album debut awE naturalE when it was on NPR, and this was one of the standout tracks to me. “Don’t funk with my groove” was stuck in my head for the rest of the day, and I wasn’t mad about that.
“QueenS” is the first video from the duo, and was directed by dream hampton. How dope is that?
Nicki Minaj received a bunch of attention last week when she abruptly deleted her Twitter account after getting pissed at one of her fan websites for posting a leaked song or something (yeah, roll call for who downloaded her album over a week before it came out in stores…). Conveniently enough, she did this as she’s promoting her new album.
Throughout the innanet, I observed people arguing that she alienated her 11 million plus twitter fan base by doing this, but isn’t a fan base supposed to buy her album? With first week sales at 253, 000, that is approximately 2.3% of her twitter followers shelling out $10 or whatever for the record. Some fan base.
As told to Graham Norton, here’s the reason she deleted her account:
A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me.
Le sigh. Nicki, Nicki, Nicki (2 Chainz voice). Actually, I always commend people who don’t have twitter. I automatically assume they have their shit together more than me.
I’m in love with this song. On one hand, maybe I relate to it, but on the other hand, it brings back fond memories of almost being trampled by Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky at SXSW. Plus, I love how the samples separate their verses, which they snap on, by the way. It’s jazzy, but when the tempo speeds up? And the drums and high hats kick in? Oh boy.
If I was a “sugar mama,” or whatever, this song would like hypnotize me into buying shit for anyone. Or maybe the flashing gif alone would hypnotize me.
“Picture Me Rollin” is off both Kris Kasanova‘s Warpaint as well as Jarv Dee‘s Dopamine, which drops tomorrow, and also features V.I. All the guys’ verses are interesting, and the way their switch their flows up captivates me. When I listen to it, I don’t just hear “rap rap rap rap rap” (not to be confused when people talk at me and all I hear is “blah blah blah”). It would also be remiss of me to not mention that Jarv Dee is one of my favorite artists in this fine city.
Coincidentally, May 18th will be the album release show for Dopamine at Chop Suey. Kris Kasanova, Kung Foo Grip, Steezie Nasa, and special guest Nacho Picasso will be in the house for this show.
And why do I see too many parallels between my life and that child’s life? Shout out to everyone in Members Only.
I don’t really know what Odd Future is doing nowadays, other than touring and appealing to angsty teenagers, but these two are worth keeping tabs on. Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats, collectively known as MellowHigh, released “Timbs” yesterday, and I knew it was going to be promising because of the Lex Luger production (be still, my heart).
MellowHigh is not to be confused with MellowHype, Hodgy’s project with Left Brain, even though I just confused them. Thank you, Google, for helping a girl out. I kind of want some girl Timbs. I think this song might be a sign…
Hot video – Dorrough Music ft. Ace Hood, Nipsey Hussle & Yo Gotti “That Lowend (Remix)” #TrapTuesdays
Dorrough, or Dorrough Music, whatever his name is, has always been one of my guiltier pleasures, and “That Lowend (Remix)” is no different. I love to listen to ignorant, semi misogynistic rap music while I work out, and this song is absolutely on my current playlist.
I’m glad that Yo Gotti is on the remix, but I couldn’t be more indifferent to Ace Hood or Nipsey Hussle if I tried. If Dorrough goes by Dorrough Music, does that mean I should go by Julie Blog? Nawwww.
When I saw Waka’s cover, this is what it reminded me of:
Yeah, you read that right. T.I. hopped on Gucci Mane‘s track “Plain Jane,” along with Rocko, who appeared on the original. Apparently, T.I. and Gucci Mane used to beef, blah blah blah, so this is a pretty big deal.
Personally, I think T.I. has been killing it lately. I tend to forget about Fuck Da City Up, but I thought that was solid. He’s one of the few trap rappers who I can listen to a whole project without getting bored, and as such, I always welcome the inclusion of another rapper that dilutes a Gucci Mane song.
Find me elsewhere!
- Download: Drumma Boy’s 4th of July Playlist July 4, 2012
- Hot song – Chief Keef ft. Fat Trel “Russian Roulette” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Juicy J “Won’t Miss Ya” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz “I Don’t Really Care” #TrapTuesdays May 1, 2012
- Pharrell to release a coffee table book April 28, 2012
- Big Ghost Chronicles
- Billionaire Boys Club
- Blogs is Watching
- DC to BC
- Dirty Glove Bastard
- Fake Shore Drive
- Hip Hop Congress
- Hip Hop Republican
- Melody Ehsani
- Members Only
- Nice Kicks
- Passion Weiss
- Posted in the Parking Lot
- Sandra Rose
- Southern Hospitality
- The Audacity of Dope
- The Hip Hop Update
- The LupEND Blog
- The Smoking Section
- Vibe Magazine
- XXL Magazine
- You Heard That New