I have an overactive imagination, a knack for awkwardness and I really think Kristen Wiig might be using me as the inspiration for some of her movie characters. Ps - I love music so much I would marry it.
This will put to shame the Drake gossip of late. If you’d rather hear about his start, his hosting duties for the first ever NBA Awards, his idols and his dreams, rather than politics then this is worth your time.
Chance The Rapper told GQ magazine not too long ago that he’s not afraid of a Trump presidency. He says, “In what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins.”
Hence his #OptmisticChallenge.
In the video, Chance and friends get down to “Optimistic”, a track by Sounds Of Blackness. This 40-person, award-winning 90s gospel choir/orchestra was “designed to embrace all manners of African-American music and create rich, diverse music to celebrate God and the human spirit, as well as to make social statements.”
I want to believe James Corden recruited Bryan Cranston, Reggie Watts, Jessical Biel and Giovanni Ribisi for this sketch using only Kanye West lyrics (well mostly Kanye West lyrics) to send a message to NBC. Start incorporating rap lyrics into the script and Days Of Our Lives doesn’t have to die!
Not only does it work, I haven’t been this captivated by a soap opera since Marlena was possessed.
You could even give Kanye a role. No he won’t stick to the script but they would still be his words so it counts.
If you listen to The Weekly Alternative Countdown, you know I scour the interwebs in search of nuggets of information. It may look like nothing at first but by the time I’m done with it, it’ll be a fine piece of pyrite.
Take for example this interview with Canadian/New York duo, Bob Moses. As I said on the countdown, it isn’t the questions or the answers that make this interview, it’s the couch.
Forbes has always represented intelligence/luxury to me. I guess because they always tout an intellectual quote for 5-4-3 seconds before displaying the page you are looking for and they always count up the highest paid people in the world… so I guess that’s why the background stuck out more than the interview itself.
These were the thoughts that went thru my mind:
Would that be a couch from your mom’s basement or a frat house?
I guess it could be expensive… but doesn’t that one guy looks like he’s sinking? Giving the illusion it’s worn down…are they in an RV?
4 men squished together, sinking into a couch while trying to give a pro interview.
Make that 3 men squished, Tom Howie seems to be quite comfortable, completely unaware how tight the other guys are.
Is it a couch?? it might be a loveseat.
Thank you to Brian Hernandez, Bob Moses and Forbes. I certainly don’t mean any disrespect. In fact out of all the boring interviews I watch, this was probably the most entertaining one I’ve seen in awhile. I hope you go next level in 2017 by doing all of your interviews on a single lawn chair.
Mad respect for Gucci Mane and his honesty on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. The rapper got deep with Bomani, Dan and Papi about his past life of pain. From his paranoia to drying out to reading James Allen 1903 book, As a Man Thinketh.
I thinketh Gucci needs a book club. I’m serious. Move over Oprah. GMBC is a book club I would join.
Ps – How badly do you wish you could have been there when someone explained “lean” to Papi?
According to Lil Wayne HQ, Kiron is a New Orleans native, “who was shot on December 9th and is currently paralyzed from the waist down after having a bullet stuck in his spine.” Kiron may have an uphill climb but you gotta believe in a guy with a smile like that. It’s enough to give Nola a power outage <3
A rep for Weezy told XXL, “The purpose of the visit wasn’t for any special reason or for publicity. He just had it on his heart to visit these kids in hopes to brighten up their holiday.”
Killer Mike and El-P give you a glimpse of the game known as a “record drop”…btw, I loathe when someone says “drop” and I realize they all do but it sounds like music people trying way too hard :/ but not as hard as Carrie and Fred in this strategy meeting!
The good news is you won’t have to crap out a USB to listen to their new album, all you have to do is click here.