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A Cliché “Hits and Misses of 2013” List

20 Dec

At least it’s not another “Best Albums” list…

HITS:

1. 2 Chainz “Birthday Song” video (special shout out to Kanye’s skirt)

2. Depeche Mode’s September Barclays Center concert (I cried. I died.)

3. Lady Gaga on SNL (and, by association R. Kelly on SNL)

4. Robin Thicke’s striped referee suit, making appearances at the VMAs and in his “Give It 2 U” video.

5. John Newman (The male Adele)

6. The horses in Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video

7. Schoolboy Q’s verse in Macklemore’s “White Walls”

8. The YouTube comments on Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” video

9. Iggy Azalea

10. Miley Cyrus

MISSES:

1. Justin Bieber’s tattoo of “Selena Gomez” (questionable)

2. Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” video (special shout out to Justin trying to wear a skirt)

3. Robin Thicke, as a person.

4. Hashtags as song titles (ie. “#Beautiful,” “#THATPOWER,” “#GETITRIGHT,” etc.)

5. The Harlem Shake 😦

6. One Direction being sued by Def Leppard over ”Midnight Memories” sounding like “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (Also The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and “Best Song Ever,” but duh.)

7. The latest iteration of Nelly’s career (see: “Hey Porsche” and his part in Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise”)

8. Justin Timberlake’s entire 20/20 Experience (except “Mirrors.”)

9. Lil Wayne signing Paris Hilton, then collaborating with her.

10. Also Miley Cyrus

***Disclaimer: this was directly copied and pasted out of my work Outlook account since I had to make this for my job anyway. Oops. Sry. Original content coming soon, I promise ❤ xoxoxo

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Kanye Teamed Up With Scott Disick For This Thing and It’s the Best Thing Ever

18 Jun

So, in what I consider to be the best collaboration of the modern day, Kanye West has cast Scott Disick, his baby-mama’s sister’s baby-daddy (aka Kourtney Kardashian’s BF), in an American Psycho-inspired promo clip for Yeezus.

AND, as a bonus, we also get Keeping Up With the Kardashians regular Jonathan Cheban (you know, the one who always rescues Kim during her times of emotional trauma).

The pair play out a Kanye-fied version of the “Huey Lewis and the News” scene from the original flick, but really all that I can focus on or care about is Scott Disick owning the shit out of his obscenely terrible acting skills and just generally being a boss because he doesn’t even care that he sucks since it doesn’t even matter.

Because really, at the end of the day, the true measure of personal value is whether or not you get to hang out with Kanye.

Quote of the Week: Yeezus West

12 Jun

Everyone was just enjoying a great happy time at Kanye West’s Yeezus listening party in New York on Monday night when he dropped this one on ’em…

Kanye West

Full story here.

Top 5 May Favorites

7 Jun

Let’s keep this one short and sweet since I’m already a week behind. SORRY, EVERYONE WHO READS THIS. Here are my favorite things from last month:

5. Ariana Grande

Even though Mac Miller is on it, “The Way” practically became my favorite song the first time I heard it. Not only is the Mariah Carey-influenced jam totally designed for summertime, but Grande seemingly came out of nowhere with this debut single, and then just totally smashed everyone with it. Love of my life Demi Lovato even endorses her! Girl can SING.

Check out this video (below) of her doing impressions, including Britney Spears and Shakira. Nuts. AND – get this – this clip was posted in 2010. As in, it took everyone over three years to even notice that this girl is cray-talented.

4. The Catholic League calls David Bowie a “senior citizen”

Full quote: “The switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced…”

I can’t be the only one who finds this combination of words hilarious.

3. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

Definitely a highlight of this month (it dropped May 17), the album has potential to leave a serious impression on 2013 year-end album lists…

2. Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

The 6-episode series (which admittedly premiered at the end of April) follows Ke$ha around on tour for two years, packing all the urine-drinking craziness into little half-hour spots each week (yes, that screen grab is what you think it is.) It was actually filmed by her brother, Lagan, and honestly, truly, really shows the singer in a relatable light through the ups and downs of proving herself to the music industry (and the world!!!!) Pop stars are obviously just like you and me (…she said as she watched Ke$ha do things like hang out with Steven Tyler and walk around Hollywood in a red velvet suit.)

1. Yeezus revealed!

Yeezus is soon to be upon us! In celebration, I may be doing a “Countdown to Yeezus” honoring Mr. West himself, but I’m not 100% sure if I want to feed his ego even more than the world already is by accepting an album titled “Yeezus” in the first place…

Guess I’ll mull over that one for a couple days.

The New Kanye West and Lil Wayne Features No One Knows About

26 May

WestBam-Gotterstrasse

When talent as big as Kanye West or Lil Wayne lend their verses to a track, it’s pretty hard to miss. Many an artist has risen to fame with the endorsement of one of these rappers as a feature on a breakout song, and fans flock to any new rhymes from the moguls, even if over another MC’s tune.

That’s why I was shocked to see both Kanye and Weezy’s names appear amidst the track list of German producer WestBam’s latest effort, Götterstrasse.

Not only is the mashup of a techno legend with two contemporary rappers a little weird, but it’s even more weird that no one seems to know that it even exists.

WestBam’s career spans back to 1988, when he released his first of 11 full-lengths. While he’s found massive success overseas, his popularity stateside has been a little more minimal – so much so that Götterstrasse is near-impossible to find in American retail outlets (luckily, snippets are available to stream on WestBam’s Facebook page.)

Leave it to YouTubers to upload pieces of the record to the web for those of us who can’t get our hands on the real thing. Check out Wayne on “Kick it Like a Sensei” and Kanye on “Radio Siberia,” below:

UPDATE 6/12/13: The YouTube upload of “Radio Siberia” was removed by the user, so here’s a snippet from the official WestBam SoundCloud: