Life Beyond Rap


New York city officially has its first case of Ebola and already people are in a state of panic. According to the NY Times, a NYC doctor, Craig Spencer, who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea — tested positive for the Ebola virus on Thursday.

Before being officially diagnosed, he rode the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn on Wednesday night, when he went to the the Brooklyn Bowl, and then took a taxi home. Spencer is currently being treated at the Bellevue Hospital Center and is in isolation.


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dr dre jimmy iovine college

From founding the now Apple-owned Beats Electronics to developing superstars like Eminem and 50 Cent, it’s fair to say Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have made a lot of money together. But last year, the powerhouse pair gave back with a $70 million donation to the University of Southern California to launch a four-year bachelor’s degree on the ever-changing music industry.

With the inaugural class halfway through its first semester, one student reached out to HYPETRAK to provide some first-hand insight into the unique and forward-thinking program, officially known as the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for the Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

Read more below…


Brad Pitt Between Two Ferns

Thank you, Universe! Even if this day turns out monumentally shxtty (it probably won’t, we’ll be checking out a nice PartyNextDoor show and Timbaland is launching his Epic label as well), at least I can be thankful for this gift…A new episode of Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns, with host Zach Galifianakis! And special guest Brad Pitt…or as Zach calls him Bradley Pitts.

Zach: Is it hard to maintain a sun tan?
Brad: Huh? Why?

Oh, it’s so so good. So damn good. And there’s even a surprise interlude with Louis C.K. (Mikey…did you hear me? LOUIE!)

Watch the only thing that really counts today…
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Check your strings, Amurrica, cuz we all got played like violins…well, that is if you were one of the many many people who spent the whole summer biting your nails to the nub worrying about whether Jay Z and Beyonce were going to divorce, splitting up the most powerful perfect union of superstardom since Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, since Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, since Liz and Dick…but it never happened.

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Well, it’s a bit on the fuzzy side, but Marvel superhero fans will still be happy to get a sneak peak at the upcoming sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Just like with the first film, Age of Ultron is a budget-busting posse cut of franchise stars, with Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and more. In the trailer, we hear the voice of James Spader (The Blacklist) as the villain.
(UPDATE: The official version has been released…watch after the jump)

The trailer for The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron was supposed to debut on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD show next week…but you can watch the leak after the jump


The elusive street artist Banksy might be one of the most wanted men in the art world — but will his identity always remain a mystery? Not if the Internet has its wishes. Just like it happened back in February, a fake viral story of the British artist being arrested has been shared over 200,000 times on Facebook and Twitter. But once again guys — it’s not real.

Read the fake Banksy arrest story here.

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t.i. footaction prank

If you ever find yourself saying, “I’m here to get styled by T.I.,” then you ought to know something’s up (no offense, Tip). The Hustle Gang general conned a few fans into thinking he was treating them to an all-expenses-paid trip to Footaction, only to dip at the last minute and leave them footing the bill. That second dude’s reaction when he hears “so that’ll be $10,467.37″ is priceless.

In other news, T.I.’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture is out now.

Watch below…


camron ebola masks

From socks to capes, there really is nothing that Cam’ron can’t slap his name on and sell to the masses. With the world on high alert due to the Ebola outbreak, Killa Cam thought he’d step in and help keep humanity safe with his new #CamEbolaMasks. I mean, you might as well look fashionable as fuck while staving off a flesh-eating virus, right?

Ebola is no joking matter.. So if u have to be safe.. Be fashionable. #CamEbolaMask get’m at @dipsetusa1997 nx week, made by @chinagram 😷😷😷

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Augusta Alsina can tell you from personal experience what it’s like to be down. In the last year, the singer has had some serious life events rock his world. So it’s no wonder that he shares a close friendship with the incarcerated Meek Mill. Last night August hit IG with his bro Meek on the phone. Sounding like he was still on the streets. MMG’s young prince had a positive vibe as he enthusiastically told fans he would hit the ground running upon his release.

“Squad kalled from that shit hole… Good to hear & feel a smile on em thru it all. I tol em God sat us down differently but at the end of it all he SAT US DOWN! He said Exactly! We jus gotta know/recognize when da Man giving you a chance to get your shit in order then Come back stronger then ever. #HeSayHeMightFuckArounNwearASuitOnceAWeek #ISaid 😳😱 #NoooImNotReady *K.Hart voice 😂 #FreeMeekMilly”

Watch the IG clip below…




In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
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