Trailer Alert: ‘Straight Outta Compton’
If you’re a fan of music, and rap music more specifically, then this movie is for you. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ chronicles the formation and meteoric rise of the bad boys of rap music, the N.W.A. Not be confused with the National Wrestling Alliance, the N.W.A. were one of the more popular and legitimate rap groups of the mid 80s and very early 90s. Their success as a group catapulted the careers of pop culture legends Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, and like any rap group of that era, they had their infamous run-ins with the law. The movie seems determined to get the facts right, so this should be an entertaining film.
If You Haven’t Been Following The Robert Flores/Nick Young War of Words, It’s Not Too Late To Jump On Board
In case you missed it, Sportscenter anchor Robert Flores took a dig at Lakers guard Nick Young, aka Swaggy P’s girlfriend Iggy Izalea. Here’s the original video from Sportscenter:
ESPN is trying this new thing with Sportscenter where they give a hot take on certain issues, which is making the show and their anchors a little more edgy. I’m not sure why Flores decided to pick on Azalea, but Nick Young took offense and semi threatened Flores on Twitter, which of course he soon deleted. But as we’ve seen before, nothing is REALLY deleted from the internet:
Flores, not one to be upstaged, might have landed the knockout blow last night:
.@RoFloESPN will never stop going in 🔥🔥🔥 http://t.co/2eMhzC0uUtpic.twitter.com/qBkWgRzbi3
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 3, 2015
Although Flores initiated it, Nick Young should know better than to enter a war of words with a Sportscenter anchor. These guys are brilliant, quick witted professionals with an entire staff waiting to look up stats. Also, Nick Young is shooting 36% from the field this year, so technically Flores isn’t wrong. This is entertaining stuff, and will continue to be until one of these two is suspended or something stupid happens because we live in the most sensitive society in the history of the world.
Yeezus & Indicud
This Tuesday, Kanye West released his newest album, Yeezus. After reading the blow jobs it was getting from critics I had to see what it was all about. Admittedly I like all of this dudes albums, even 808’s & Heartbreaks. It sucks that he’s an arrogant asshole, but if I was that good at something I would let people know. Hell I do now and all I’m good at is drinking. Anyways, the album is an original. That’s the best word I can use to describe it. Lyrics, production, and even the packaging are original. My favorite track hands down? Blood On The Leaves. The only downside is that it’s only 10 tracks, but odds are ill be jamming to them all summer. Another track I really like is Guilt Trip featuring Kid Cudi. Kanye’s former protege. In the song he sings “if your love me so much then why’d you let me go?” Which brings me to Indicud.
Indicud is Kid Cudi’s latest album in which he produced every track from top to bottom. Taking a page out of West’s book. I’m a huge fan of this one. Also very original in the same aspects as Yeezus. It seems as if Cudders developed his own genre on this album. My favorite track? Red Eye. Kid Cudi’s lyrics in this song are few, but the production is unreal. He calls it his version of The Chronic, by Dr. Dre. And if you’ve actually listened to it, cudi nailed it. Earlier this year cudi and west parted ways. Bringing me back to his lyrics in Guilt Trip on Yeezus. Kanye had hoped Cudi would follow his footsteps, but with the release of Indicud, he’s made a name and style all for himself.
I’m assuming there’s no bad blood between the two, and hoping for collaborations in the future, but for me these are the two best hip hop albums of the summer so far and if you’re an adult and pay for music, they’re well worth the $10 each.