Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Hot mohawked Glee dude sings

I am just going to take a moment to sit in awe of perhaps my best subject line ever.

Aaand now I’m good. Mark Salling, the aforementioned dude from Glee makes this cute little video about loving his job. Its cheesy but catchy and goddammit I love Glee. I dislike this whole no new episodes until April business. Thank god Glee takes up a significant portion of my saved DVR.

I’d also ignore the random inside joke at the end with the creepy dude. It really takes away from it.


The Roots – How I Got Over

Black Thought sings, adding him to the small list of men I love who sing and rap (Kid Cudi and Mos).

Jason Segal invites you to call him

The scruffily appealing and quite musical Jason Segal went on stage at a Swell Season concert in L.A. and tickled the ivories with a special plea – call him to hook up if you’re disease-free.

Thank goodness someone had the right of mind to post it:

It’s too hard not to call 315-329-6673 and so when my co-worker pressured me to, I did. He gives an e-mail address and I left a stupid “hah” on voicemail before I could hang up in time. Idiot! Now I’ll never get to sleep with Jason Segal.

My friend called and he’s apparently updated the message to make the email address more clear. There are a lot of hoops to jump to get to Jason Segal.

Blueprint 3

Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 came out last week and my music pusher (aka boyfriend) already bought it and we’ve had a few drives to listen to it.

Besides D.O.A and Run This Town, there are plenty more where that came from on Blueprint 3. Here are two of my favourites so far:


Kid Cudi “Make Her Say”

So this isn’t the girl-friendliest song, as it uses Lady Gaga’s Poker Face to serve as a rap hook about blowjobs, but goddamn if it isn’t catchy. This is clearly Kanye West’s doing, that saucy minx. He produces the song and after directing Drake’s boob-extravaganza video, it’s clear the dude has sex on the brain.

“Make Her Say”  also has Common and Kanye doing guest raps.

Even though the song has R-rated content, the video isn’t T&A-filled and instead is a pretty video, kicking off with balloons and using a split screen to jazz up the visuals.

Stay classy, Kid Cudi.

The greatest hip hop song

Of course Canada is late to the game on this, but MuchMoreMusic had a marathon of VH1’s “100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs” countdown over the weekend, which apparently aired last September.

Number one was Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” which doesn’t surprise me but it did give me a chance to hear a bunch of songs that I haven’t heard in ages, like #31 Kool Moe Dee / “How Ya Like Me Now” and #70 3rd Bass / “Pop Goes the Weasel.” Speaking of 3rd Bass, MC Serch discovered Nas and was the executive producer of Illmatic … wha?!? I missed that memo in 1994.

I do take issue with Lil Wayne and Sir Mix-A-Lot ranking higher than Black Star/”Definition” but I suppose you can’t make a list like this and not make someone unhappy.

Here’s the whole list and for fun, my nostalgic 80’s pick:

rank Artist / song
01 Public Enemy / “Fight The Power”
02 Sugarhill Gang / “Rapper’s Delight”
03 Dr. Dre / “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”
04 Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith/ “Walk This Way”
05 Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five / “The Message”
06 N.W.A. / “Straight Outta Compton”
07 Notorious B.I.G. / “Juicy”
08 Snoop Doggy Dogg / “Gin and Juice”
09 Salt-N-Pepa / “Push It”
10 Kurtis Blow / “The Breaks”
11 Jay-Z / ”Hard Knock Life”
12 L.L. Cool J / “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”
13 Wu-Tang Clan / ““C.R.E.A.M.”
14 Tupac / “I Get Around”
15 Eminem / “Stan”
16 Missy Elliott / “Get Ur Freak On”
17 Sir Mix-A-Lot / “Baby Got Back”
18 50 Cent / “In Da Club”
19 Ice T / “Colors”
20 Kanye West ft/ Jamie Foxx / “Gold Digger”
21 Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force/ “Planet Rock”
22 Naughty By Nature / “OPP”
23 Outkast / “B.O.B.”
24 Eric B and Rakim / “Paid in Full”
25 Fugees  /  “Killing Me Softly”
26 MC Hammer / “U Can’t Touch This”
27 Beastie Boys / “Hold it Now, Hit it”
28 Ice Cube / “It Was A Good Day”
30 Digital Underground / “The Humpty Dance”
30 Tribe Called Quest / “Check the Rhime”
31 Kool Moe Dee / “How Ya Like Me Now”
32 Puff Daddy & The Family ft/ Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim and The Lox/ “It’s All About The Benjamins”
33 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / “Tha Crossroads”
34 Cypress Hill / “Insane In The Brain”
35 Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love /  “Ladies First”
36 Nelly / “Hot In Herre”
37 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / “It Takes Two”
38 Coolio / “Gangsta’s Paradise”
39 Tone-Loc / “Wild Thing”
40 Run-DMC /  “It’s Like That”
41 Funky 4 + 1 / “That’s the Joint”
42 Roxanne Shante / “Roxanne’s Revenge”
43 Game, The ft. 50 Cent / “Hate It or Love It”
44 Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige / “I’ll Be There For You /You’re All I Need to Get By”
45 Geto Boys / “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”
46 De La Soul / “Me, Myself, And I”
47 Young MC / “Bust A Move”
48 Nas / “One Love”
49 Boogie Down Productions / “My Philosophy”
50 Lil’ Wayne / “Tha Block Is Hot”
51 Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew / “The Show”
52 Foxy Brown ft. Jay-Z – “I’ll Be”
53 Lox ft. DMX and Lil’ Kim / “Money, Power, Respect”
54 MC Lyte / “Cha Cha Cha”
55 Terror Squad ft/ Fat Joe and Remy / “Lean Back”
56 Busta Rhymes / “Woo-Ha! Got You All In Check”
57 Big Daddy Kane / “I Get the Job Done”
58 Ludacris ft. Shawna/ “What’s Your Fantasy”
59 Ol’ Dirty Bastard / “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”
60 L.L. Cool J / “I Need Love”
61 Slick Rick / “Children’s Story”
62 Digable Planets / “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”
63 Kid ‘n Play / “Rollin’ With Kid N Play”
64 The Roots / “What they Do”
65 Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three / “Love Rap”
66 House Of Pain / “Jump Around”
67 Mase / “Feel So Good”
68 T.I. / “What You Know”
69 Common / “I Used to Love H.E.R”
70 3rd Bass / “Pop Goes the Weasel”
71 Whodini / “Freaks Come Out at Night”
72 J.J. Fad / “Supersonic”
73 Black Sheep / “The Choice Is Yours”
73 EPMD / “You Gots To Chill”
75 Lil’ Kim ft. Lil’ Cease/ “Crush on You”
76 Big Punisher ft. Joe/ “Still Not A Player”
77 Cold Crush Brothers / “Cold Crush Bros. at the Dixie”
78 Arrested Development / “Tennessee”
79 DMX / “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem (Stop Drop)”
80 Three 6 Mafia ft. Paula Campbell/ “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”
81 PM Dawn / “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
82 Chubb Rock / “Treat ‘Em Right”
83 2 Live Crew / “Me So Horny”
84 UTFO / “Roxanne Roxanne”
85 Black Star / “Definition”
86 Heavy D. and the Boyz / “Now That We Found Love”
87 Wyclef Jean ft. Refugee All Stars / “We Tryin’ to Stay Alive”
88 Jungle Brothers / “What U Waitin’ 4”
89 Cam’ron / “Oh Boy”
90 Pete Rock & CL Smooth / “They Reminisce Over You(T.R.O.Y)
91 Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone / “Ridin’”
92 Yo-Yo / “Can’t Play with my Yo-Yo”
93 N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey and Vida / “Lapdance”
94 Master P ft. Sikk, Fiend, Mia-x and Mystical / “Make ‘Em Say Ugh”
95 L’Trimm / “Cars With The Boom”
96 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince / “Parents Just Don’t Understand”
97 Eve / “Who’s that Girl”
98 Warren G ft. Nate Dogg / “Regulate”
99 Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft/ Ying Yang Twins / “Get Low”
100 Biz Markie / “Just A Friend”

Best headline ever

The Torontoist looked into the Kanye West-directed boob-extravaganza video for Drake’s new single, Best I Ever Had and called it:

Drake You Ho This Is All Your Fault

Amazing. I’m glad to see that memorable graffiti getting put to good use.


Mos, Casa Bey and overalls in Osaka

Mos Def takes it to the streets of Osaka with the Current TV team for some Casa Bey, off of his latest album, the Ecstatic.

Also enjoyable is Mos’ banter about overalls before he kicks it off.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Exclusive: Mos Def’s “Casa Bey” On th…“, posted with vodpod

MJ Tributes

Tributes to Michael Jackson are everywhere, from Madonna and Britney Spears to Rev. Al Sharpton and JC Chasez.

This perturbing photo shoot tribute from Fred Durst is just … no, no other way to say it … weird.


The first comment underneath his Twitter pic?
markrooney wrote:
2009-06-26 15:52
You look fucking retarded. Take that shit off.

Mighty Mos and Slick Rick the Ruler

This just in: Mos Def’s new album, The Ecstatic, is pretty good.

He was pretty enthused about it when I saw him in concert a year ago and he tried out a couple of songs then … at one point exclaiming “I like it … I really do!” at the end of one song.

Auditorium is my jam – my two favourite voices in rap coming together. I love that Slick Rick is a storyteller, which isn’t heard that much in rap anymore, and might explain why his Children’s Story is still kicking around in my miserable memory.

Have a listen: