Random Midday Hotness: What Did The Black Man Say?

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Kendrick Lamar is great. That’s not some novel observation or anything, but it’s one that comes to come with a lot of Mike Tyson-esque caveats — as in, yeah, but who among his contemporaries is skilled [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Father-Daughter Dance.

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Post by James Animaniack Brown.

[h/t Mater Mea]

Random Midday Hotness: T-Pain, Unplugged.

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T-Pain dropped by the day-job on Monday to do a short, lo-fi set for the NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and even he had to acknowledge that “T-Pain + lo-fi” and “T-Pain + NPR” aren’t the most obvious associations. “I know everyone is wondering where the Auto-Tune is gonna come from,” he said. “It’s right [...]

Random Midday Hotness: In Which Carlton Goes In.

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Alfonso Ribeiro is going to [...]

Random Late Afternoon Hotness: Sandbox Spit-Game, Crazy.

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You might remember  the adorable Khaliyl Iloyi from his first viral video. Now he’s back with more pre-pre-school #bars. Let it be known:  It’s time for a nap-nap for these other wack rap cats.

[h/t Veronica Miller]

Random Midday Hot(m)ess: And I’m Telling You…

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Ms. Lake Dardanelle, Naomi Shure, really wanted to go in here…

…but those bouncers were no joke, I guess.

Random Midday Hotness: ‘Cups’ x ‘Monster’

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Nicki Minaj’s filthy verse on Kanye West’s “Monster” — the crazy-ass voicess, the breath control — was the first moment a lot of people started to take her seriously as an MC.

“Cups” was a many-lived ditty that achieved ubiquity after Anna Kendrick covered it in Pitch Perfect and used a plastic cup (and her [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes [Right]: Tim Howard Enters the Pantheon.

 

Tim Howard replaces Bob Marley in the Freedom Riders, because AMERICA. You’re all: “But, G.D., what about Nelson Mandela there in the back? He wasn’t American neither!” But that’s not Nelson Mandela. It’s Uncle Ben. Nice try, troll.

Just as the foundations of the American hegemon rest upon [...]