The video for Michael Jackson's "Beat It" could've...
PAUL FLATTERY: Steve Barron was initially hired to do both “Billie Jean” and “Beat It.” I think his “Beat It” was going to be set on a slave boat. RONALD “BUZZ” BRINDLE: For the “Beat It” clip, Michael originally wanted to do it on a white slave ship with him as the slave master. I heard that from a director in Roberta Cruger’s...
jsmooth995: Five years ago tonight James Brown died, and on that night right around this time, I felt moved to bring something creative into being, to (in whatever clumsy little way I would) put that energy of creation out into the world in his honor. So I downloaded some random video clip from Youtube and opened up Sony Vegas, to experiment with editing video for the first time. After 5 or ten...
4.94: Average number of times “Paris” played, per night. 18: Minutes, on...– ‘Ni**as in Paris’: The Definitive Breakdown (via doree) Doree made me use my brain, and it felt weird.
So, I guess we're just gonna let the 'Texts from...
No matter what the initial intent, the Summer Of Kreay slogged on through the...– Maura making her case for Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” as the 11th Most Infuriating Song Of 2011 (via villagevoice)
It’s incredibly self-serving for me to even put this on here (sorry, Cho), but at least I’m aware of that fact. I just don’t want to forget so many of the things that happened this year. Rolling Stone’s Top 10 comedians to watch this year, Village Voice profile piece…and then I started writing for them. Vibe byline. MTV, MTV2. Hot97. Hypemen hiatus, Hypemen...
Cocaine Blunts: Best Rap, 2011 →
tumblinerb: I made a list of 50 rap songs from 2011 at my other site, which still exists. My Pazz & Jop ballot overlaps with almost one-fifth of this.
Once while interviewing Lil Wayne I asked him if it ever bothered him that...– Another gem from Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s piece on The Roots and why their new album is their most important one (via capitalnewyork) Jesus.
Alex Blaggazine: The 2011 Kardashian Family... →
ICE admits year-long seizure of music blog was a... →
soupsoup: As bad as SOPA looks, there’s already very little preventing websites to be seized without due process. FREE SPLASH/DAJAZ1
Mr. Cee’s 50 Cent ten-year mixtape mix. So...
Karmin is watered-down pop fizz, a safe way for... →
An anonymous Village Voice commenter joins the fray in the boards.
I feel like Barack sometimes – I’m out here trying to make the world a better...– I love Young Jeezy like a lot (via jawnita) Not included: when Jeezy offered to buy me an AK-47 for Christmas. Also, the moment that Katy Perry walked by.
Remember Dajaz1.com? It was one of the sites seized over the Thanksgiving...– “Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details.” (via marathonpacks) Unbelievable yesterday, unbelievable today.
I want to take enough time to make sure it’s the reinvention of pop music....– Ke$ha, on the release date of her second album. (via barthel) Perfect.
Young Jeezy just offered to buy me an AK-47. Happy holidays.
It was brought to my attention that Karmin is being referred to as ‘swag pop’, which makes me think that: No one knows how to use the word ‘swag’; Everyone needs to stop using the word ‘swag’.
KE$HA GETS $LEAZIER - LIL' WAYNE, WIZ KHALIFA,...
maura: how can today get better?! Related: I’m having the worst music morning in a while. (Karmin dropped their first music video; about 18 white rappers have flooded my senses; etc etc etc etc.)
Slow Jamz →
"WAFFLE FACE, WITH A NECK LIKE A PANCAKE"
The Lil’ B-style song I made up that I’ve been chanting for the past hour around my apartment. My brother pretty much hates me now.