Look Mom! I’m on MTV!

….dot com but it’s still pretty awes. Check me out on MTV’s Rapfix blog for my expert opinion on Nick Cannon/Eminem and Hammer/Jay-Z. Shout outs to the homie Kathy I for the opportunity.

My 2 cents:
“In the case of MC Hammer and Jay-Z, the ‘So Appalled’ name drop reignited some of Hammer’s lost buzz and put him back on the map for a new generation, so in many ways Hammer should thank Jay,” says Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Digital Marketing Manager for ICED Media. “In the bout between Nick Cannon and Eminem, I applaud Nick Cannon’s commitment to defending his wife—who said chivalry was dead right?—and a boxing match for charity is a great way to add a positive, mature spin on what could otherwise be a very uncomfortable war of words.”

Full article here


Video: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and the history of rap

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake give you Hip Hop 101. Pretty funny and JT’s glasses are yummers. Shout outs to Jenn Yin for the linkarino.


Drake hits Radio City and (re)finds my love

Drake hit Radio City Music Hall in NYC last night in one of two sold-out shows and of course, yours truly was there on the floor. Now before I proceed, I’ll admit that my love for the Drizz has waned in recent months. It wasn’t him, it was me. Sometimes too much of a good thing can be, well, too much.

My love was reignited.

Drake performed a solid 1.5 hours of material from Thank Me Later including my personal favorites “A Night Off”, “Shut it Down”, and a great rendition of B.O.B’s “Nothin on You”. The Drizz looked smashing (pun intended) in a camo ensemble which contrasted with the colorful, dream-like staging. Drake’s stage presence has grown since I last saw him at Bamboozle but he’s kept the awkward/adorable hops and facial expressions. Although key collaborators were noticeably missing in action (see: Lloyd, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz), a puffy-vested Young Jeezy more than made up for it performing the stellar “Unforgettable”. Drizzy, Jeezy, and Sowmyeezy…a match made in heaven.

Check out some great flicks below courtesy of MTV


‘Enter the Void’ visually brilliant and trippy

I caught Gaspar Noe’s highly anticipated Enter the Void last night over at IFC. The visually stunning take on life in Japan’s seedy underworld is definitely a trip. The entire movie has a drugged out, dream-like feel and leaves you questioning life, death, and the meaninglessness in between. Not for the faint of heart, Noe doesn’t hold back and there’s definitely some scenes that made me squirm (so much so that I couldn’t even eat the Pop Chips I snuck into the theatre). The flick could have been cut in half and I found myself checking the Swatch around Act 3.

Sex, drugs, and existentialism… just another day in Japan. Trailer below!

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