Life Beyond Rap


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If the random links of comedy, shocking and somewhat cringe-worthy stories that see you on Facebook weren’t enough this week — we’ve got you covered. There were plenty outrageous headlines that caught our eye over the last 7 days. Take a look at what you may have missed in the world of news and entertainment this week. –JR Swish

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(Yes. It’s Tom Hardy catching the holy ghost of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.”)

Miss Info: These are the moments when you scream out to the heavens…Thank you, Internets!
I’ve made no secret of my awkward obsession with actor Tom Hardy. I’ve extolled his virtues on this blog (like this Bane fashion analysis). I’ve sat through weak plots and corny dialogue to support his films (for example, The Drop, which was unoriginal. The only good thing about the movie was Tom Hardy with an adorable pitbull puppy. I’m even going to watch the poorly-reviewed, straight-to-ondemand Child 44 just to see Hardy tackle a Russian accent). And I’ve urged all my friends to go see Mad Max:Fury Road, and Peaky Blinders, and Warrior. But I had no idea that all this time, Tom was performing Dubsmash rap videos of Action Bronson, Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, etc. with his friend and stunt double Jacob Tomuri. Thank you, Jacob, and thank you, Vulture, for ending my week with this gift!

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MissInfo: People are usually shocked when I tell them that I’m actually kind of shy in real life…but it’s true. Pulling out stories from others is a breeze, but talking about myself is pure struggle. That said, I loved opening up my humble abode to our friends from the FADER and Sonos for their incredible “At Home With” series because I know that there are so many folks out there just like me, cramming family, friends, work, and of course, music into their day.
Watch as I drag MissInfo.TV‘s Mikey Fresh to the farmer’s market, have a brainstorming meeting about our upcoming site redesign (it’s finally coming!), eat bagels and lox with my girls, and listen to some tunes with my 3-month old baby boy, Max. Most importantly…I get to share some thoughts about being a working mom isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a bonus!

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aaliyah

On the 14th anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing, Janet Jackson shared a personal message she wrote to Babygirl. Ms. Jackson kept her words sweet and to the point.

“What I shared with u ever sacred everlasting N it’s pure + it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP”

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Dr Dre

After facing criticism for omitting certain aspects of his life in the N.W.A. movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre is coming out and apologizing to the females who he is accused of abusing in the past. In a statement to the New York Times, Dre blamed the fact he had no structure in his life at the time, but vows to have changed for his family and does not excuse his actions.

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beanie-sigel

If there’s one dude from Philly that knows about beefs both in rap and in real life — it’s Beanie Sigel. He’s been to war with the likes of D-Block and Major Figgas, survived jail numerous times and more recently a shooting. So when Beans offers advice to some younger guys in his city who he sees going through similar situations, all young buls born after 1985 should listen up.

Today (Aug 20), the former Roc-A-Fella rapper offered some sound advice to feuding rappers Meek Mill and AR-AB via Instagram.

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With the millions of online stories being churned out all day, who can really keep up with everything? Outside of the rap world, there’s always something hilarious, entertaining, unbelievable or shocking going on. To catch up what you missed on the busy World Wide Web, we’ve compiled some links you might have missed over the past 24 hours—MVP

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Obama Tiger Beat

Miss Info: Of all the interesting investments that Nas has made over the years…from Mass Appeal Magazine to Sweet Chick chicken-and-waffles to the Rock The Bells concerts…this one is one I would have never expected. Nas, along with his tech-investment savvy manager Anthony Saleh, basketball star Kevin Durant, Nick Cannon, Atom Factory founder Troy Carter, Daily Mail (which recently bought EliteDaily), and Steve Tisch (as in the NY Giants’ Tisch Family)…are Fashionista of the teen fan magazine, Tiger Beat.

“It was all a dream, I used to read ‘Word Up’ Magazine…”
Biggie immortalized the practice of poring over teeny-bopper magazines, ripping out the pages, and taping them to our walls…the way many of us who grew up in the pre-iphone era expressed our “likes”, “retweets,” and “faves.” And while Word Up and Right On! spoke to the fans of Another Bad Creation, Wreckx-n-Effect, and later, Aaliyah, the biggest player in the fan-mag business was Tiger Beat (and to a lesser degree, Bop). The formula was simple…
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Styles P tribute

Miss Info: I don’t know if Styles will ever read this…he doesn’t have to, he knows the friendship and support is always there. But I wanted to share his message about the death of his step-daughter, and a story of my own…
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MissInfo:
Finally! I’ve been holding my breath waiting for these ever since Todd James tipped me off to his new collaboration with Pharrell
For the first time, Adidas let artists modify the original Superstar shelltoe sneakers…the ones embedded in hip hop’s DNA ever since Run DMC hit that b-boy stance in the 1980’s. And since Pharrell was the original art-connoisseur hip hop artist…his taste in collaborators on this, the latest in his ongoing partnership with Adidas, is impeccable. From our dear friend Todd James aka REAS, to the twisted Japanese manga-mind of Mr., to photographer Cass Bird, to futurism architect Zaha Hadid…they each got to add their own stamp to the shell of the iconic sneaker toes.
I want every single pair! But especially these REAS joints. Start lining up for the drop on August 7th.

Check out more photos and videos of the Pharrell x Adidas Originals Supershells…
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