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That was pretty enjoyable to watch.
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April 17, 2015 on Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance
Quick somebody give me a list of songs titled amazing. I know it can't just be two.
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April 16, 2015 on Stream Young Thug Barter 6
but how long would you like it to go on...
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April 15, 2015 on Kanye West – “All Day (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
Meanwhile Paul Giamatti is racking up those biopic credits. Guy was in Selena, Straight Outta Compton and now this. That's not even including his non musician biopics (Man on the Moon, Cinderella Man, etc).
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April 15, 2015 on Watch A Longer, More Revealing Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy
Nah, it's just one guy playing the younger version and one guy playing the older version both guys seem to being a good job in the trailer I do not find their different looks to be too distracting from the character based on the video.
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April 15, 2015 on Watch A Longer, More Revealing Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy
Wait what's this about Parliament, Funkadelic AND the family stone? is that a thing? That sound great
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April 14, 2015 on Glastonbury 2015 Lineup
I meant to say relatability not reliability, but relatability is not a word so go with which ever one makes me sound less dumb.
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April 14, 2015 on Ben Gibbard Thinks Tidal Is Dumb, Too
I watch. I like it and think its funny, but it is weird to me that they have made the character so relentlessly unlikable. He could have made some douchey decisions and rebounded, especially considering his circumstances, but they've chosen to have him lie at such a completely unnecessary rate and now he's been pretty much straight up unlikable for several episodes. I figure they are going to have kind of snap out of eventually, but I feel like they should have given him a little more sense or likability or reliability, like he did to begin with, throughout most of the episodes especially because I feel like Forte plays the character much funnier when you are at least on his side a little bit.
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April 14, 2015 on Ben Gibbard Thinks Tidal Is Dumb, Too
I get what your saying, but I feel like J. Cole will always have an escapable corny factor, which I don't really feel to be Wale's biggest issue. I think 2014 might be J. Cole at his best and it is a strong showing, but it's hard not to feel the cheese factor because that's just part of who J. Cole is and his style. To me, with Wale, the issue is more about having a career of missteps. J. Cole has been making the right for the most part he just is who is. On the other hand who the fuck is Wale? I am from the DMV so I have been following Wale's career pretty much since he got out of high school. I like his music and am always rooting for the great album to come out, since day one on a major label he has not been sure who he is or who he wants to please and I really appreciate he has a diverse catalogue and I like when rappers try to incorporate a lot of different influences and styles into their music, but Wale runs to problems doing this because when he does it a lot of the time it just feels like he's doing this type of song to appeal to these listeners and this type of song to appeal to these stations, and this type of song to appeal to these critics. I think Wale is good, he has put out quality music and is a quality rapper, but needs to attempt an album from the perspective of trying to create the best and most honest piece of art he can make instead of trying to balance this overflowing plate of different considerations and desires that result in half-stepping into several different rap personas instead of fully coming into himself.
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April 10, 2015 on The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole
Yeah biopics are usually tough to get right and really any sign of anybody leaving or complaining about a project isn't usually a good omen for how the final product will eventually turn out. This isn't intended to be a TV movie like the biopics you mentioned right? Anyway I am not expecting greatness from either project at this point, but hopefully somebody turns out a Tupac film that is at least entertaining if not completely accurate or a masterpiece. For now I'll see how Straight Outta Compton Turns out. Although it is going to be weird that it's coming out 20 years after the "Walk Hard" version of itself https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtmpwRO54TkCkp1Fnr8vrJhxvy8mvA7Gln-WjyR9LgYVPWgZd_
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April 9, 2015 on John Singleton Quitting Tupac Biopic To Make His Own Competing Tupac Biopic
1. Is it a documentary or a biopic? (I'm leaning towards biopic because of the script talk and everything) 2. Singleton has put out quality work and I think he could do a quality job with a Tupac picture, but it is not like his association with something makes me feel like there is any kind of guarantee that it'll be great or even interesting. 3. Are they suing his mother for the rights even though his mother is an executive producer on the project? Seems like not only could this be incorrect, but that his film could potentially run into issues with the mom if she's actually an executive producer for the other film. 4. Remember how Notorious casted somebody that looked nothing like Tupac? http://www.frogflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/notorious_2.jpg
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April 9, 2015 on John Singleton Quitting Tupac Biopic To Make His Own Competing Tupac Biopic
It's strange because you attitude towards the term Hip Hop strikes me as a very similar attitude to the people who say "I don't listen to rap I listen to hip-hop". The term Hip-Hop does encompass more than rapping, but writing a Hip-Hop column on a music website obviously wouldn't put any kind of semantic pressure on you to take on news specifically about graffiti or breakdancing, but when writing about rap music you are already discussing aspects of the Hip-Hop culture outside of rapping. Furthermore when discussing Hip-Hop aspects of music (producing and such) that does not have rapping on it I feel referring to it as Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop influenced, etc. is more correct to rapping is a much more specific term referring to what the lyricist is doing. Also it is funny that you think using the term Hip-Hop would paint to broad of a stroke when you want to make it clear you only want to talk about rapping so instead you used a lyric from a Destiny Child song...granted possibly the Destiny Child song with the most rapping on it.
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April 8, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week
Sounds like this guy finally followed through on his threat http://cdn.baeblemusic.com/images/bblog/1-16-2015/radregs-846.jpg
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April 7, 2015 on Marilyn Manson Punched In The Face At A Canadian Denny’s
Everybody knows memorial day is the real start to summer. Not to mention It's the Endless Summer Tour son, so it's under the pretenses that everyday is summer.
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April 7, 2015 on Grimes Announces U.S. Tour With Lana Del Rey
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April 3, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar Announces Engagement, Reveals Origin Of Tupac Interview On The Breakfast Club
I disagree with your opinion on tone. I get what people are saying even asking is insulting, but I feel the letter itself is pretty self-righteous response and that has nothing to do with his belief that is work is worth paying for.
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April 3, 2015 on Garbage Respond To Photographer’s Open Letter After They Asked To Use His Photo For Free
In many ways Bieber will not have a Timberlake transition, the main reasons being his personality and his complete lack of crossover ability. Boy bands were a joke by time N'sync disbanded and while Timberlake faced a certain struggle being taken seriously after being in a boy band he was still a likable guy, similar to Nick Jonas. Part of what separates Timberlake from Jonas (aside from the fact that hes put out a stronger catalogue to date) is that N'sync started in a time where boy bands were relevant and as they became less relevant N'sync had already been transitioning their sound and, and at least in Timberlake's case look and demeanor. Their final album, Celebrity, was already very successful now only to a Teen Bopper audience, but in the grand scheme of pop music and Timberlake did not really have an issue coming of as mature, gifted, and likable, which are all issues Bieber faces. Bieber's biggest issue isn't from transitioning from teeny bopper music to more adult themed pop music (or whatever you want to call it) he has already began that transition and mainstream casual audiences are fine with his output and if he puts out a catchy song it will sell millions and he won't really face any type of real resistance because he made music for younger people once. Also Bieber will not fall off like Jordan Knight. Bieber still has an insanely die-hard following, but in addition from that he has already proven he can stay relevant with the kind of music he makes, not to be a somewhat respectable rtist like Timberlake, but to be a successful artist. Bieber's will continue to make music that gets played on the radio and that makes him a lot of money unless he makes some insane misstep or just gives up on all of it. The other aspect of being JT of course is that his personality lends itself to giving the guy more credit and respect. Anything Bieber puts out will be looked at by most of the music community has only being successful because of the machine he is surrounded by. Beiber is considered in many respects incompetent and really not very talented, but that doesn't mean he cannot be used in a way that makes very popular music. Timberlake is more associated with the artistry, style, composition, and success of his work, but that is an aspect the Bieber potentially grow in an, taking more ownership of his music as he gets older, but Bieber will still lack the right personality, which is really exposed less in his antics rather then just how he comes off (incapable of coming off as interesting, funny, or likeable). Beiber's music is already not nearly as much of a joke as Aaron Carter's, his career will never be as over all respected as Timberlake, he will not completely fall of like Jordan Knight, and he'll probably be more successful than Jonas unless Jonas puts out a really great album. The closest thing I see him resembling is Chris Brown's career. While being a unlikable douchey guy doesn't really translate to beating up your girlfriend, bieber will continue to put out songs that the radio will play a lot and that people will dance to, people will continue to think he's sexy and it'll probably be continued to just be accepted that he's probably a douche.
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April 3, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track
Fun fact: sometimes I go over LeVar Burton's filmography just to remind my self how unaccomplished I am (come on man roots, one of the most recognizable star treks characters, reading rainbow, Kwame who had the power of earth in captain planet, etc., etc) and today I noticed he's credited as playing a character named Kendrick... Kendrick is Kunta is Levar is Kendrick http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/community-sitcom/images/c/cb/2x16-Troy_LeVar_2.jpg/revision/latest/zoom-crop/width/320/height/320?cb=20121207210458
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April 2, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video
I would have appreciated a Levar Burton and John Amos cameo though.
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April 2, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video
I feel like the video wouldn't live up to the song with u, but blacker the berry could have a really powerful video.
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April 2, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video