2 Chainz “Most Expensivest Ugly Christmas Sweater” Isn’t Ugly Enough.

Source: EW

“The World’s Most Expensive Ugly Christmas Sweater was designed by 2 Chainz and hand crafted by Avianne, 2 Chainz personal jeweler. It includes 50 carats of diamonds and 250 grams of gold on size Large sweater. This is extremely rare and only 1 sweater was made. Proceeds will go to the T.R.U. Foundation, which assists vets and disabled children and supports arts education in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas.”

At least the money is going to a wonderfulest cause…and now that I think about it, he did say it was the “most expensivest” not necessarily the ugliest.

Just hard when this sweater set the bar so high…

See A Sneak Peak Of Rap Royalty ‘Simpsonized’ And Notice How Much Snoop Already Looked Like A Simpson.

Source: NME

“The Great Phatsby”, a hip hop homage to The Great Gatsby stars RZA, Snoop, Common and more.

Producers say it will be like a “two part rap album” and it will air next month.

I can’t seem to find an exact date so I will just keep reminding you until I find out because I’m a little too excited.

 

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CHRISTMAS CARPOOL KARAOKE! It’s Like An Advent Calendar Of STARS.

Source: Vanity Fair

No chocolate but this montage of stars singing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is pretty sweet and you can open all of them at once because some of us aren’t great with restraint.

I’d tell you who they are but the surprise is too much fun.

…just know you are not the only one impressed/terrified by Mariah Carey’s cleavage.

One more thing, check out Slacker’s Christmas stations because we have a ton of them.

Pharrell Made This Middle School’s Day…The Video Will Make Yours.

Source: NY Daily News

Middle School is full of surprises and none (that I remember anyway) are nearly as fun as this footage. Pharrell crashed a performance by The Equity Project Charter School’s modern band program while they were singing his songs from the new movie, Hidden Figures.

….and as you can see by this photo, these precious kids LOST THEIR MINDS.

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Source: Anthony Delmundo/New York Daily News

Read more about this unforgettable day by clicking here and check out these talented kids owning, “I See A Victory”.

Click here to check out the gorgeous soundtrack and The movie looks phenomenal…Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe?? No brainer.

Nicki Minaj Finds Innovative Way To Reuse, Wear Christmas Ribbon!

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Source: Uproxx

This is how Nicki Minaj spent her 34th birthday…on the beach, in Turks And Caicos (which I cannot even pronounce), wearing in an expensive bathing suit that looks like reused Christmas ribbon, looking out over a turquoise ocean with not a care in the world…

Let’s pinky promise each other that from here on out, we will spend every birthday, remaking this picture. Ocean optional, ribbon mandatory.

Promise?

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Maybe What Everyone Needs is A Free Impromptu Dance Workshop With FKA Twigs.

I really don’t know how to describe FKA Twigs other than a British “Soul Bjork”? Her music is simply different. Her dance moves? different …and I mean that as a compliment because when you watch her perform you don’t even want to blink.

Twigs wanted to show Baltimore in a different light than what you see/hear in the news. I can attest to that after living in the city for a decade. Baltimore is so much more than The Wire… It is a city full of beauty, grit and art.

So what started as a series of tweets, evolved into a opportunity to bring people together. Not an audition. Not a competition. A free dance workshop and the result is a stunning documentary. Baltimore Dance Project  Hit the link to watch and the next time Twigs does a dance workshop, GO.

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Source: wetransfer.com

GRAMMY Noms Are Out!

15338487_337801916603958_4263201876792573952_nMaren Morris rocked the Grammy nominations, which were released this morning. She and Kelsea Ballerini are the only ones to represent Country in the all-genre categories — they’re both up for Best New Artist. Maren also grabbed nods for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song for “My Church” and Best Country Album for Hero. Interestingly, Willie Nelson got a nomination for Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Summer Time: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin. The GRAMMY Awards air live Feb. 12.

Below are the Country-specific nominations, and the full list of all categories is here.

Best Country Solo Performance

Love Can Go To Hell
Brandy Clark
Track from: Big Day In A Small Town
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Vice
Miranda Lambert
Label: Vanner Records/RCA Nashville

My Church
Maren Morris
Track from: Hero
Label: Columbia Nashville

Church Bells
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Storyteller
Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

Blue Ain’t Your Color
Keith Urban
Track from: Ripcord
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Different For Girls
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
Track from: Black
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

21 Summer
Brothers Osborne
Track from: Pawn Shop
Label: EMI Records Nashville

Setting The World On Fire
Kenny Chesney & P!nk
Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

Jolene
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
Label: Dolly Records, LLC/RCA Nashville

Think Of You
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Track from: I’m Comin’ Over Label: RCA Nashville
Best Country Song

Blue Ain’t Your Color
Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)

Die A Happy Man
Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)

Humble And Kind
Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

My Church
busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)

Vice
Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

 

Best Country Album

Big Day In A Small Town
Brandy Clark
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Full Circle
Loretta Lynn
Label: Legacy Recordings

Hero
Maren Morris
Label: Columbia Nashville

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
Sturgill Simpson
Label: Atlantic

Ripcord
Keith Urban
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The TWENTY: Hamilton

So there seem to be 3 camps of people when it comes to the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical – Those who are obsessed with it, those who have friends who are obsessed – or they’ve kind of heard about it, but haven’t really checked it out, and those who are still in the dark. I’m Parker – I belong to that first group, and I’m here to clear up some of the mystery behind Hamilton’s popularity.

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Maybe you’re trying to figure out who this Lin-Manuel Miranda guy is – he’s been popping up on The Tonight Show, Drunk History, Carpool Karaoke, Inside Amy Schumer – and EVERYONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHO HE IS. Because never in the history of Broadway theater has a musical crossed into the mainstream in the way that Hamilton has! Not even Cats, although it probably came the closest.

So, let’s start at the beginning – literally. This is the first song Lin wrote after reading an Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow. He took it to an open mic night at the White House in 2009, where he debuted it for President Obama and the First Lady – and sang all the roles himself.

SO MUCH HAMILTON behind this link!

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