As the media, regular and sports, reacts to the two game suspension that Ravens running back Ray Rice was handed the other day, it seems like some beef is taking place between two prominent ESPN personalities. On this mornings episode of ESPN First Take Stephen A. Smith took an interesting take on the issue that has angered his colleague and SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle.
Jay Pharoah has done some great impressions over the years on Saturday Night Live as well as in stand up and interviews. Everyone from Stephen A. Smith to Will Smith (no relation) to DMX and even President Obama. Well it looks like he’s in the music spoofing business now, last summer it was his version of Kanye West‘s “I Am A God,” with “I Am A Dog.” This summer it’s his take on Usher‘s “Good Kisser” with “Bad Kisser.”
The whole rap game was abuzz after Nicki Minaj‘s speech after winning Best Female Artist at the BET Awards, for the fifth year in a row. Nicki proclaimed that every word that you heard in a Nicki Minaj song was written by her. Everybody thinking that it was a shot at Iggy Azalea, a claim that Nicki denied. T.I. addressed those rumors of him being a ghostwriter during a recent interview.
Ever since Kanye West announced that he was postponing the Australian dates of his ‘Yeezus tour’ to finish up his new album Yeezy fans, like myself, have been anticipating the new album. Then word came out that the album would be a mix of soul samples and less abrasive version of Yeezus, I got more excited. Well West, who is featured on the cover of the new GQ Magazine, revealed the title of his new single and what to expect from it.
MTV has taken a rather unconventional route in announcing the nominees for the 2014 Video Music Awards (VMAs). They have various artists making the announcements on their Snapchat story.
It’s been quite some time since the king of the viral video, “Weird Al” Yankovic had a spoof video that I’ve seen. Well that ended earlier today when his spoof of Pharrell‘s smash single “Happy” hit the net. The video for “Tacky features Margaret Cho, Jack Black, and Aisha Taylor and plays up to the original.
Before Ronda Rousey took over the MMA scene in the UFC, Gina Carano was the face of women’s MMA in the United States. The former Strikeforce champion was on a similar path as Rousey; undefeated with a budding movie career, until she lost to Christine “Cyborg” Justino back in 2009. Carano hasn’t had an MMA fight since then, but according to UFC President Dana White, that is going to change soon.
DMX has been at the center of many a viral video in the past couple years including; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer(which he already knows the words to), streaking in a hotel, and his being added to the Reading Rainbow theme song. Well we can now add another gem to that list. This morning on Good Day New York the shows anchors decided to play ‘Name That Tune’ with a song that they got from a Twitter follower. Well, that song was DMX’s 2000 hit single “Party Up (In Here)”
unfortunately the song wasn’t edited and broadcast live for all of New York (and now the world) to see.