It’s no secret that I adore Nicki Minaj. I think she’s super talented, and those who disagree are simply blinded by a baseless, unreasonable hatred for her. It’s one thing to not be a fan of her music; it’s another to outright deny Nicki’s talent.
In any case, the NY Times recently ran a piece written by Jon Caramanica that discussed Nicki’s place in hip-hop and pop culture, positing that she is the most influential female hip-hop artist of all time. It’s an assessment with which I’d agree.
Her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, drops tomorrow. You better goddamn believe I’m copping it right away. The tracklisting to PF:RR is below.
Posted in Cool Story Bro, Music, Random, Random Cool, Ratchet, WTF
Tagged 2 Chainz, Beenie Man, Bobby V, Cam'ron, chris brown, Drake, Jon Caramanica, lil wayne, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Onika Maraj, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded, Rick Ross, YMCMB, Young Jeezy
Featuring an impressive roster of guest artists, including Stevie Wonder, Andre 3000, Rihanna, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, and labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and boasting production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da, and long-time collaborator Noah “40” Shebib for production, Take Care is Drake’s attempt at giving listeners the classic album they’d expected with his debut.
Posted in Music, Op-Ed
Tagged Andre 3000, Boi-1da, cash money, Drake, hip-hop, Just Blaze, lil wayne, Nicki Minaj, Noah "40" Shebib, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Take Care, The Weeknd, Young Money
Weezy F. and his protege Cory Gunz gets “incepted” in the long-awaited clip for their current esoteric smash. The video was directed by Hype Williams, who seems to be enjoying a resurgence as of late.
UPDATE: Rap Dose has the higher quality version but fucking
WordPress.com won’t let me post it. What kind of bitchassness is that? Of course, you could always visit my real blog at www.jayfingers.com.
Yeah, yeah, I’m late with it. So what, monkeys? Chill out. It’s not as if you waited with bated breath on this specific post in this particular pocket of the the blogoshphere anyway.
So, 2008. What a year, right? False starts, R&Beef, hip-hoppers getting their asses kicked, oversensitive obese people, an overrated superhero movie — where to begin? What was worthy of being deemed Air Conditioning‘s Coolest of ’08? You’ll just have to click ahead to see, homie!
Posted in Movies, Music, New York City, Nightlife, Person of the Week, Politics, Random, The Week in Cool, WTF
Tagged Barack Obama, Batman 3, chris brown, Diablo Cody, Harley Quinn, Jai Ho, kanye west, lil wayne, My President is Black, ne-yo, Script Girl, scriptgirl, Sex & the City, Slumdog Millionaire, The Year in Cool, Yung Berg
I haven’t been drinking today, but I wish I had after ScriptGirl‘s latest report. It has nothing to do with SG herself — quite the contrary, she is a wonderful woman and her weekly dissemination of Hollywood’s script sales and news mixed with ZAZ-style humor is definitely one of the brighter rays of sunshine in my life.
But what depresses me so much are the actual screenplays and ideas that SG is reporting on. We are in Remake Hell. The Crazies? Friggin’ Angel Heart? Jeez louise. And if it ain’t a remake, it’s an adaptation of the graphic novel du jour or a hip “retelling” of some classic story. To quote T.S. Johnson, “Sigh, grumble, grumble.” Even Lil Wayne has wondered of late, “Where is your originality?”
Ah well. This week’s video is for my best friends in Miami, Karen and Gus. I told SG that you love her videos, haha. The latest after the jump.
Posted in entertainment, Movies, News, Person of the Week
Tagged Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Body of Lies, BrownSugar28, George A. Romero, Holywood, Jay Fingers, lil wayne, Lisa Bonet, Quarantine, Sarah Palin, screenplay, Screenplays, Script Girl, scriptgirl
Outkast’s Big Boi is slated to release his solo album Sir Luscious Leftfoot … Son of Chico Dusty in October, and so he’s dropped the second single, “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” featuring the incomparable Mary J. Blige. (The first single was the fanfuckingtastic “Royal Flush” with Andre 3000 and Raekwon the Chef.)
With the commercial success of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and the critical favorite Nigger, this is further proof that hip-hop music, and by extension, the culture, is not dead. It simply needs an injection of what made it so unique and exciting in the beginning: creativity, positivity, political activism, and soul. As Daddy Fat Sax told media insiders earlier this week:
I chose this song first because being in the game, I feel a responsibility to entertain but also lecture about life … I’d rather get people to vote instead of running to the strip club
Peep Big Boi’s “Sumthin’s Gotta Give” after the jump. Continue reading
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Tagged Andre 3000, Atlanta, Big Boi, hip-hop, hiphop, Killer Mike, lil wayne, Mary J Blige, Nas, Outkast, Raekwon, rap, youtube
Yes, I know this is mad late, but since sooooooooooo many of you demanded it, here’s the reply (?) from Chris Breezy to Mr. Matrix, and yes, it’s done over Weezy’s “A Milli.” Now, I don’t know if this actually qualifies as a diss or a response. It just is what it is. And to be fair, I like this better than Ne-Yo’s “freestyle” only because Young Brown switches it up a bit.
That should not suggest this is a stellar showcase of lyricism, however. Audio fecal matter after the jump! Continue reading
Posted in Music, WTF
Tagged battle, beef, chris brown, diss, freestyle, hip-hop, hiphop, lil mama, lil wayne, milli, ne-yo, rap