Fuck Harvey Levin and anybody that loves his celebrity news website. First you prematurely pronounce the impending death of Lil Wayne (Weezy Forgives. We Don't.) and then you try to link the horrific actions of one of the Boston Marathon culprits to our culture? "DEAD BOMBING SUSPECT: HEAVY INTO HIP HOP" You don't say? It's 2013 and most kids are into rap music. We've been penetrated pop culture, you cock suckers. "What's interesting... hip-hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women." So our music is at fault in this tragedy? Let's be clear the only bombs my culture cosigns is DJ Funkmaster Flex's sound effects. Thirty Mile Zone is prone to post anything to get traffic. Fuck dude and his coffee cup. Get you a Rap Radar cup and drink with us in the winner's circle.
You Played Yourself
Yo Mister Cee, the people feel threatened! Soliciting prostitutes is illegal and this is the second time your private affairs have been publicized. Get some help...and a room! —B.Dot
Thursday, April 25 2013 8:55 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
Ahoy readers! On deck in his summer wear, A$AP rocks the boat in May’s issue Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Peep the interview and shoot above and the rest of the spread after the jump.
“I wanted to model when I was younger,” he says. “I was always into clothes and shit.” It’s a fact that’s constantly reinforced by his lyrics (Drop-crotch Jeremy Scott pants, bitch it’s Hammer time) and by menswear blogs that practically worship him. “I’m the man on those things,” Rocky gloats. “I don’t really look at them. Well, I guess I do, but only when I’m looking at myself. I inspire me.”
Friday, December 21 2012 5:08 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
In his chat with GQ, Kendrick Lamar discusses his relationship with Dr. Dre, how he improves his rapping, adapting to the success of good kid, m.A.A.d city and the skits on the album.
GQ: Were those real scenarios? Kendrick Lamar: All of those were real scenarios. The fact that I took my mother’s car, that was real life. Being in a situation where you’re young and a teenager and you don’t really have respect for authority. You respect them as your mother and father, but sometimes when they lay some rules down, you break them. And that was one of those situations. Taking that car got me in a whole lot of different situations as a teen, that I tell in the stories. That’s what that concept really represents: abusing the authority of losing his Domino’s, losing his jewelry, anything else that he possessed that I felt like taking at the time.
K-Dot also shared his cast preference for the upcoming short-film that will accompany the album.
GQ: Are you going to act in it, star in it, direct it? Kendrick Lamar: Directing for sure. I haven’t really thought about starring in it… I can, because it is me and my life.
GQ: Let’s say you weren’t going to star in it and you could have anyone in the world, who would you have play yourself? Kendrick Lamar: Anyone in the world? It would have to be somebody… there’s one kid on The Wire, Tristan Wilds [who played Mike Lee].
GQ: Who would you have play your mom? Kendrick Lamar: I probably get Taraji Henson.
GQ: Okay, okay. Sharane? Kendrick Lamar: I would love to see Rihanna in my movie [laughs]. Looking atthis coverright here, man.
I would love to see Rihanna star in my self-directed film too. Ha!
Tuesday, November 20 2012 9:41 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, R&B
Included in GQ‘s “Men Of The Year” issue is Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. They covered his rise to fame, his letter and sexuality. Full Ocean-ography here.
GQ: So do you consider yourself bisexual? Frank Ocean: You can move to the next question. I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and shit. I’m in this business to be creative—I’ll even diminish it and say to be a content provider. One of the pieces of content that I’m for fuck sure not giving is porn videos. I’m not a centerfold. I’m not trying to sell you sex. People should pay attention to that in the letter: I didn’t need to label it for it to have impact. Because people realize everything that I say is so relatable, because when you’re talking about romantic love, both sides in all scenarios feel the same shit. As a writer, as a creator, I’m giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that. I’m giving you what I feel like you can feel. The other shit, you can’t feel. You can’t feel a box. You can’t feel a label. Don’t get caught up in that shit. There’s so much something in life. Don’t get caught up in the nothing. That shit is nothing, you know? It’s nothing. Vanish the fear.
Tuesday, November 13 2012 10:15 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
Much like her previous cover, Robyn sports her birthday suit on the front of Gentlemen’s Quarterly’s annual “Men Of The Year” issue. Hilarious excerpt below. Read it in full here.
Then there was the brawl back in June involving Brown and rapper Drake, whom she was maybe dating for a bit, at a Manhattan club. Reportedly, Brown had sent the rapper champagne, and Drake returned the gift with a note saying, “I’m fucking the love of your life.” Next thing you knew, the place turned into the Greeks versus the Trojans, with her as Helen of Troy. I’d asked her about it at dinner. Her tone turned impenetrable, lawyerly: “There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.” Then she immediately turned it back on me: “You ever have bitches fight over you?”
Wednesday, March 14 2012 10:31 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
Drake puts on his finer threads and cleans up nicely for April’s cover of Gentlemen’s Quarterly. The issue hits newsstands on March 20, but peep the excerpt on his past promiscuity below.
“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”
Friday, February 24 2012 12:27 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
Bad news and good news for you ‘Kast fans. In an interview with GQ, 3 Stacks says the much-talked about album from the duo is unlikely, but hopes to drop a solo album this year.
Andre 3000: There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.
GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like? Andre 3000: The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.