Who Should Be More Embarrassed Right Now, Lenny Kravitz Or Macklemore?


Source: The Stranger

You may have thought Lenny Kravitz’ #PenisGate would be the most humbling moment of the week but that was before Macklemore released his new song Growing Up. In it he references Langston Hughes, A Raisin In The Sun but Langston didn’t write it, Lorraine Hansberry did. This may not be the biggest faux pas to you but it’s the principal.

Firstly, wouldn’t you know who wrote it if you did read it? Wouldn’t you check? Especially out of respect given the sensitivity of cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation?

I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read it, I didn’t know who wrote it, I make mistakes and humiliate myself constantly…but I’d rather have my pants split on stage for all the world to see than pretend to be something I’m not…especially in a song everyone is going to hear.

Listen to the song and talk amongst yourselves.

Ps – I do love the cover art, mainly because when you first see it you can’t tell who has the bigger hand and I want to believe the baby is wearing those rings. 

Slacker 20: NSFW.


I’m Red, your Slacker 20: NSFW host and proud fellow voyeur!

Grab a pair of protective gloves and join me as we examine some of the most salacious stories in music history.

Like the classical artist who wrote booty songs 250 years before 2 Live Crew?? Or the time two music video co-stars from completely different walks of life, hit it off so well during the shoot, they went ahead and finished what they started AFTER they got caught!

Granted there are probably going to be some stories you already know but I’m going to try to present them using a completely different lens…take an incestual marriage for example, have you ever thought about how awkward it must be trying to introduce your wife when she’s your cousin??

That’s what I’m saying….You might walk away with a whole new opinion.



Love Is Dead – Memorial Service TBA

Love is having a rough couple of weeks. First we underwent the devestating news that Country’s first couple, Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert had filed for divorce (and that Miranda had to move her show llamas off Blake’s ranch ASAP!)


Just when we had managed to scotch tape our broken hearts back together again, we were hit an even bigger disappointment. If there were ever a couple I really thought would make it, it was Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale. In retrospect, I’m not sure why I felt so confident in their relationship – maybe because they mostly stayed out of the public eye? Because their kids were so incredibly adorable? Because both of them had somehow found the secret to everlasting youth and beauty? But alas, it was not to be. Gwen & Gavin made a joint announcement regarding their separation this week.


Add to that the ever strengthening rumours circulating about the impending breakup of Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and I was already hopeless.


But KERMIT and MISS PIGGY? Goodbye cruel world. Love was a beautiful dream while it lasted.


Drake, Kanye and Will Smith Collab On A Diss Laugh.

Is Drake assembling his “Diss Army” for a proper battle with Meek Mills? As you can see, they were yukkin’ it up over Meek Memes backstage at Ovofest.

Now Drizzy might have Kanye and Will but Meek has Nicki Minaj as his Minister of Defense and that might be more than enough. As the saying goes, “men are maybe natural warriors but a woman in battle is truly bloodthirsty.”

Your move Meek…if he can lock in on Carlton, this is anyone’s game.

WATCH: Lauryn Hill LIVE On The Tonight Show “Feeling Good”


The Legendary LAURYN HILL stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon recently and put on a chill-worthy performance with her rendition of the song “Feeling Good” from Nina Simone.  Along with other great artists, she is a part of a new tribute album, “Nina Revisited” which is out now.  I challenge you not to get goosebumps when you check this one out.  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!

Maybe Brittany Howard Should Retire Now Before Things Start To Suck.

Source: Rollingstone

If you had to pick ONE person to sing into the same microphone as Paul McCartney, besides yourself, I feel pretty good about Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. What a voice! The first time I saw her live I just kept saying, “THIS IS CHURCH!” over and over. Even though the people around me were annoyed, I think they felt the same way.

Paul brought her out as a surprise during his Lolla headlining set and I’d be willing to bet, she has been doing this victory dance since Friday night.

You have to wonder if it’s even worth her going on after this?? What else is there to do??

Sing while riding a Great White Shark? or maybe put on a show at Atlantis?? (btw the REAL fictional island Atlantis, not the resort…)

Other than that, I got nuthin’.

Smoother Than A Fresh Jar of Skippy

You have to be a REALLY big fan of either Uptown Funk or potential internet fame (or both) to commit three months of your life to creating a version of the video made entirely with clips from movies.

We’re familiar with the phenomenon – you’ve seen President Barack Obama sing more pop songs than you can count – but his speeches are transcribed and searchable.

Imagine how long it took to think up & find all of these different clips!

VIDEO: Gunplay “White B****”


Fresh off the release of his NEW album “Living Legend,” artist GUNPLAY brings us the visual to his single “White B****” off the project.  Somewhat “Scarface” influenced, according to the emerging rapper, “if it ain’t white…it ain’t right.”  Check things out below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!

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