Things I’m Not Sure About Yet

Tyler channels some sort of country club alter-ego in this “Thurnis Haley” video. It promotes his Goblin album, how? Something about that bushy upperlip bang reminds me of…

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Lil’ B Announces New Album I’m Gay & Performs With Odd Future At Coachella
Odd Future Surprises Fans With Special Guest Pharrell At Coachella
Tyler, The Creator: “I’m Hungry For Greatness, I Wanna Be Great, I Wanna Be A Icon”
Tyler, The Creator Gets Dissed By B.o.B. But Doesn’t Diss Back (plus Goblin Tracklisting)

it’s still all about Puffy Woods and Mase Gumbel though ; )

On NYE, Lil’ Kim performed at the Hippodrome in Springfield, Massachusetts where in the video above she takes a moment to get some things off her chest. During the set Lil’ Kim stops at the 1:06 mark, expressing her feelings that the Keyshia Cole x Nicki Minaj single “I Ain’t Thru” could be a shot at her and close friend Mary J. Blige. What happened to Kim being on one of Keyshia’s most successful singles in her career?

I think this other bitch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the mothafuckin’ other queen, Mary J. Blige. Me and my girl Mary J. Blige about to eat these bitches alive where they won’t even fucking exist no more and erase their fucking social security number! We gon’ remind them who the fuck we are! I’m not playing with this bitch for 2011. I’m saying, we can rock together but bitch you ain’t taking nothing from me! – Lil’ Kim. (quote transcribed from KC)

UPDATE: Seems as though the new track from Kim & MJB won’t be a diss record.

Props to Mr.X

Previously: Lil’ Kim talks working with Dr. Dre & 50 Cent on The Funkmaster Flex Show

I love Antoine’s hustle, and I kind of admire the fact that he has absolutely no inhibition (or arguably self-restraint). But where the original “Bedroom Intruder” song was great…this is not funny, and not even melodic. Which is the point of autotune, right? Also….judging from Antoine’s original moment of news-making glory, he has a fantastic complexion. So what’s with the clay-colored pancake makeup all over his face here? Blech!

Moving on….those hipster media darlings Odd Future (read analysis at Complex and the Village Voice) put out a Christmas song as well. An rational friend described it as: “Good. If you hate your Dad and don’t think there’s anything corny or emasculating about complaining about it publicly.” Meanwhile, a less rational person reacted with, “this sounds like a retarded person in therapy.” I can appreciate that these guys are making it their mission to be contrary. That’s kind of Sex Pistol-y. People who say they like this, also want to be contrary. Which is less cool on the receiving end as it is on the creative end.

New Music: Odd Future “F–k This Christmas” (Download here)

On the plus side…this grandma is so adorable, she makes gender and racial slurs sound less offensive!

Grandma reads 50 Cent’s tweets.

After the jump…..
-My favorite Chicago Tribune Christmas tradition….”Scared of Santa”
-Snoop’s Christmas video….(aka someone paid Snoop a lot of money to use his familiar and likeable personality for viral content that they hope people will subliminally associate with their brand. Like this random and failed gem.
-Dipset Christmas Rock


Rapper TI Alzheimers

Earlier today Atlanta police received a phone call from a man located at the V103 radio station building, home to host Ryan Cameron. TMZ reports T.I. overheard the ordeal on air and offered his assistance, which ended up in the rapper arriving at the radio station and delivering a video message that said “Nothing is that bad, Nothing in life is worth taking your life. I’m here to help you, Please come down to talk to me”. That lead to the suicidal jumper to peacefully come down and eventually meeting the star.

No charges have been pressed but this comes two days before T.I. is scheduled to face a federal judge for a probation revocation hearing, for his arrest on felony drug possession in LA last month.

Update: T.I. speaks on his role in the situation (via Exclusive Access )

After the jump the full details of today’s incident…….


Well, I don’t think many of us saw this one coming. Music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz , has released an alleged email that Nas sent to Def Jam execs over their mishandling of his Lost Tapes 2 project. In the email, Nas (supposedly) claims that Def Jam will not count the album of unreleased material in his multi-album recording contract, offered him a mere $200k to promote the album, and trashes their abilities. Nas has not yet confirmed that he wrote the email. (Props to Nation)

“From: Nas
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks

Peace to all,

With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.

I won’t even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they don’t connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artist’s dream and aspirations. You don’t help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you don’t even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You aren’t…. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didn’t work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesn’t understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation”

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A movie project starring Eric from True Blood (Alexander Skarsgard)! *nom nom*…AND that sulky hunky football washup Tim Riggins from my favorite melodrama Friday Night Lights (Taylor Kitsch)?! *nom nom nom!*
Also….lovely fashionista singer Rihanna will make her acting debut on the film too. Ok. Feeling a lil’ trepidation…but still excited.
But wait, the movie is called Battleship? Please not a dumbed down version of Battlestar Gallactica! No? Phew…, it’s actually a movie based on the old Hasbro boardgame, Battleship.


There’s some hope because Peter Berg is directing. He’s that actor who was awesome in The Last Seduction, and since then has done a great job directing/producing Friday Night Lights, and a not so great job directing Hancock. (blech) But also interesting….it seems he’s also working on a “Cocaine Cowboys” feature film. Hmm.

Best Tweet Reply Today:
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Wowza….now this I gotta see, for better or for worse….the good peoples at URB (hi Ray) report that Lauryn Hill will be headlining this summer’s “Rock the Bells” tour, and that A Tribe Called Quest may join Hill. Just think of the possibilities! (and let them cover up all the recent awkward moments that we may or may not have felt when watching Lauryn in the past few years.) I will be keeping hope alive and replaying Miseducation…(Recently I was in a store, maybe Club Monaco, and they were playing that Unplugged album. I definitely did not get the urge to buy any flirty dresses, in fact, I may have started sobbing for no reason. No bueno!) So, note to Ms. Hill’s show producer, let’s keep it light. Jazz fingers!

Ack, URB! My weak heart!….turns out the “Rock the Bells” line-up was announced tonite in LA, and, dagnamit, no Lauryn and not A Tribe Called Quest! Perhaps this isn’t the complete list….but the acts that were announced so far include: Yelawolf, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique, The Clipse, Wiz Khalifa, Murs, Slick Rick, KRS One, Rakim, Wu Tang Clan.
(Does feel like a headliner could still be added here….right? maybe? no?…sigh)

Lauryn Hill “World is a Hustle”
Lauryn Hill performs in Brooklyn….was it great or terrible?

More of the emotional roller coaster….after the jump


Dream feat. Ludacris “Love King (remix)”
(although, I’m not really convinced that I even like this song. Personally, I love that “Speechless” record but maybe that’s a Ciara feat. Dream, not the other way around? In terms of “Love King” I prefer the version with Jeezy because it keeps the original beat.)

Compare and contrast after the jump…



New Music: Eminem “Not Afraid” (Prod. by Boi-1da) (download)

New Music: Maino’s “Survival of the Fittest” (Prod. by Boi-1da) (download)

Mikey: So the NMC got wind that Em’s “Not Afraid” beat was actually used by Maino for a new record, “Survival of the Fittest”, that he was intending to include on his sophomore album.  While no official statements have been released from Em, Maino, or Boi-1da’s camp , Lowkey says Maino’s camp had no idea Em was using it…

(spotted on Vulture, via MTV)

Obviously I want to see this Judd Apatow movie, Get Him To the Greek, because Apatow feat. Jonah Hill, Russell Brand sounds like a sure thing. But I see why Vultureblog is skeptical about the hyping of Diddy’s funny. The problem with a Diddy cameo is that you never for even a second get to see past Diddy’s Diddyness. So whatever the role is…its Precious based on the Diddy by Diddy. Or Othello in a three-part Diddy as interpreted by Diddy.

That doesn’t automatically delete laugh factor…Apatow did well with Eminem’s cameo in Funny People, and Todd Phillips won (and then overmilked) Mike Tyson’s cameo in The Hangover….but in both of those cases, “the diddy-personality” played himself in the movie.

That said….the Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ song playing in the background is funnier than Puff, Jonah and Russell combined.

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