The Cash Money/Young Money ship continues to sail full-speed ahead with the release of Lil’ Wayne’s “6 Foot, 7 Foot” video featuring Cory Gunz. Naturally, Hype Williams directed the Inception-influenced four-minute foray into the street-pristine psyche of a one Mr. TuneChi.
I speak the truth, but I guess that’s a foreign language to y’all; and I call it like I see it, and my glasses on – but most of y’all don’t get the picture ‘less the flash is on
Okay breath, unbate yourself – it’s safe to come out now; Britney unveiled the title and cover for her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. (Source: #justthislittlethingcalledtwitter) So… you can go ahead and exhale that sigh of
(unsubstantiated) disbelief relief now
I left you all with a drought, and so now: a Music Monday deluge. The sirens crafted a playlist of divine proportions today, one so glorious I couldn’t possibly keep it to myself. Truth is stranger than fiction, and mythology makes for reality’s greatest musings… Art is expressed reaction to good and evil; Pandora: the curious curator of this gallery we call life – and the best thing to happen to music in a long time… ah, the wonderful world of playlistism #ohletsdoit
The Fugees – Ready or Not
Jay-Z – D’Evils
Lady GaGa – Just Dance (Red One Remix) ft. Kardinal Offishall
Paper Magazine dropped their “Social Networking Issue” earlier this month and – amidst the usual prime Pop culture prose and noteworthy points – featured their own “Who’s Who” primer of the Twittasphere:
When the world says they’re on their paper chase, it’s no wonder why with Paper’s taste: impeccable. Their 140 keep Twitter witty and wise… and ego-checked. A look back at the month’s last – but furthest from least – list of Tweeps to follow, know, love, @, #, RT, and DM the %*!&# out of, courtesy of Paper Magazine… featured below are a few of the finest from the character reel…
@questlove – Questlove
Drummers keep the beat – and Quest is no different keeping to the root of the Tweet
@whitegrlproblem – White Girl Problems
yep, even though Paris, Lindsay, Britney, Mary Kate, and Casey lead deceptively glamorous lives, white girls do indeed have problems like the rest of us
Ello, ello! (Baby you called I can’t hear a thing…) It’s been awhile (read: far too long) since I’ve posted a sampler smattering of what I’m listening to, but today I felt particularly inspired. So, here goes: a… sampler smattering of what I’m listening to today.
“Toxic” (Britney Spears Cover) (16 Bit Dubstep Remix) – Yael Naim
This remix is by no means new, but it is the definition of fresh. We all know and love the original. Hopefully a lot of you have been enjoying Yael Naim’s sugary cover for years now. But now, 16 Bit have brought it home. Their dubstep remix adds layers of sound that accent Naim’s already fragile-sounding voice, making the cover sound like a music box that could break at any moment. We pray it won’t, and the suspense is half the fun.
Courtesy of Pretty Much Amazing
“Unforgettable” ft. Young Jeezy – Wheelchair Jimmy
President Obama is on the road promoting the historic health care legislation he signed into effect earlier this week. So I’ve decided to compile a quick primer playlist to accompany his journey and ours to and through this momentous bill, to cut through the jargon, and to break down the “can dos if you choose” of health care reform.
Bad Romance: because now you can get your lover’s ugly and disease without worrying about high premiums
Just a Girl: because it is no longer a pre-existing condition
Round 3 of “A Dime, A Dozen” brings us to the tatted – but oh so talented – tandem that is Amy Winehouse and Lil’ Wayne: The Inkwell.
Seemingly limitless, infinite, amounts of ungodly God-given talent flow through the veins of these two. Amy and Wayne are those kids in the corner who your parents warned you about – but didn’t need to because they were out of your league anyway, in their own special way.
Mr. DMV is rolling through 9:30 tonight; after trekking the country, he’s bringing Go-Go home again.
So before the District — or at least the DC blogger/DJ twitterati — flood V St., a brief latest and greatest …
Latest: Wale enlisted the help of Lady Gaga, The Factory 2.0 herself, for “Chillin’,” whose well-anticipated video leaked – but was cleaned up – today. So, here’s the live version from Last Call with Carson Daly
And the jumpoff, Nike Boots – because it’s “flya than the rest of ’em”
… and some odds and ends in between
Finally, the century mark. It’s times like this when you recap to the beginning and where it all began. So: a playlist paying tribute to where it always begins — home. (Actually, I stumbled across “City is Mine,” and decided to put together a city playlist. It just so happened to be The Dime’s 100th post, and all the cities are hometowns — thus the easy spin about where it begins.) Either way, enjoi
Starting at the top of the map with an ode to our Neighbors to the North — compliments of their most hyped export since Jimmy Brooks
Quick in-and-out recap post. The only thing more prevalent this week than the Swine Flu was the letter S …
Starting with — as it was primarily due to — the Swine flu
and followed up by what is actually afflicting half of the reported cases: Sinuses
Missed out on the Circus, but still want to see a fly Brit? Lucky you, DC …
‘Rhymes with Silly‘ Allen is in town for her sold-out performance tonight at the 930 Club
Her shows sell-out so she doesn’t have to
In related news: We can’t say the same for Hot97 and Cipha
Drake aka “Don’t Call Me Jimmy” —
Watch this space: Music makes the people come together — the bourgoise and the rebel
Ridiculous mixtape: The Grammy Remix Project
a taste …
Rolling Stone finally managed to get arguably the most fascinating figure – of last year – on their latest cover …
it only took Lil’ Wayne 3 Grammys, 1 million copies of Tha Carter III sold — in a week … in 2008’s music industry, and 10 years in the game to get the cover. It is difficult to live up to the Jonas “Clean Teen Machine” Brothers and Taylor “Very Pink, Very Perfect” Swift though — which is why they got their first covers months ago?
I must admit, the most disappointing part of the long-overdue cover is the lack of originality — per usual Rolling Stone-as-of-late. Print media is suffering, but it doesn’t take millions of dollars to portray an artist’s persona …
Watch this space: Rolling Stone: still gathering moss
Politics could learn a thing or two from Pop — like how to capitalize on a Katie Couric interview, and turn it into the pilot for “He Could Very Well Be Just That Into You.”
Lil’ Wayne says as a rapper he is like a journalist telling the news; obviously Wayne fared better than Palin with Katie because he too is a member of the “liberal elite media.”
If all else fails: manners matter. Palin might have gotten a bit more leeway if she just softened up a bit to “Miss Katie.”