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  1. The Problem With Mac Lethal's Pancake Rap Video

    Patrice Evans

    Just in time for the holidays, a viral-video reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. On Wednesday, Irish fast-rapper Mac Lethal uploaded his pancake-flipping twist on Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now," and 48 hours later, having been noticed by sites...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  2. Another One: Beyoncé's "Dance For You" Video

    Patrice Evans

    So if you didn't eat enough for Thanksgiving, here's another Beyonce video to stuff in your belly somewhere (is this the seventh video this year? No. 9? No. 9 million? I've lost track). The song's called "Dance For You," which is on the deluxe editio...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  3. Amy Winehouse Gets a Posthumous Video

    Patrice Evans

    On the down side, this new Amy Winehouse video will totally make you miss everything you already miss about her. The voice, her style, her cat eyes, her music. But on the plus side, so often you get a weak song/video in this type of situation and thi...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  4. Drake vs. Tumblr

    Patrice Evans

    If you missed it, Drake vs. Tumblr happened. He doesn't like the silly emulating bloggers. Lots and lots of "turkeys" out there. Needless to say, this is the beef the world has been waiting for! It's on now: Man vs. Technology! The collective hive mi...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  5. Five Things To Remember When Making a Hip-Hop Concept Album

    Patrice Evans

    Recently The Roots announced and previewed their next LP, undun. You may glean from the title's lowercase styling that it's a concept record. undun is "an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999)." Or as Questlove ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  6. Five Ideas to Promote Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Album

    Patrice Evans

    A couple days ago, Kanye West tweeted that his next album — one presumed to be a compilation featuring artists signed to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint — will drop in Spring 2012. Which, more than anything else, served as a reminder of how mu...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  7. Nas' "Nasty" Video: Not Bad for a 39-Year-Old Rapper

    Patrice Evans

    In Never Scared, Chris Rock had some fun riffing about what it was like to be a 39-year-old hip-hop head. And I can personally remember The Chronic dropping and talking with friends about how this would be our generation's smooth-jazz retirement musi...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  8. Five Rappers Who Should Experiment With Psychedelic Drugs, Like S...

    Patrice Evans

    In 1997, Steve Jobs fired shots at Bill Gates: "I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger." Get it? I'm a Mac, and you need some LSD. A few year ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  9. Nas: I Was Amy Winehouse's "Mr. Jones"

    Patrice Evans

    What kind of fuckery is this??!!? Just when we thought the divine tragedy that was Amy Winehouse's death could get no blacker we must now contend with the truth that it was indeed Nasir Jones who made Amy miss the Slick Rick gig. Now, sure. I ...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. Frank Ocean's "Swim Good" Video Sinks

    Patrice Evans

    At the start of this year, no one knew about Frank Ocean. Then in February his mix tape Nostalgia, Ultra started getting passed around like HPV (one in two people got that joint). As winter turned to spring, we started to get a face to put to the nam...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  11. Seven-Day High: On The Weeknd's New Mixtape

    Patrice Evans

    Earlier this year, the music world was batting its eyes and doing embarrassing pelvic grind moves to the music of the new darlings of R&B. Frank Ocean of Odd Future fame dropped his gem Nostalgia, Ultra in February. A few weeks later, the Weeknd (bor...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  12. A Field Guide to the B-Boys You'll See at Sunday's Rakim and EPMD...

    Patrice Evans

    So, Rakim and EPMD are having a party in the park. Remember them? It's a concert with Funkmaster Flex. Here's the best part: It's this Sunday in Central Park. Are we thinking the same call-and-response? When I say "FLEX," y'all say, "SPONTANEOUS SLEE...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  13. 'Otis' Video: Kanye and Jay-Z Get Happy

    Patrice Evans

    Jay-Z is smiling. He's not smirking. He's not cackle-chuckling. He's grinning like a school kid, just out for summer, who got away with having his girlfriend do his homework all year. Granted it's a video set, but have we ever seen Shawn Carter with ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  14. Cee Lo's 'Cry Baby' Video: When Nostalgia Gets Tired

    Patrice Evans

    From his Dungeon Family roots to the time he pimped his children on a MTV Reality Show to the Gnarls Barkley era to this current turn as the idiosyncratic neo-soul Zach Galifianakis rap-sing centaur sent to make perfect-barbecue-weather pop songs eve...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  15. Patrice Evans on Kreayshawn, Tyler the Creator, and the MTV Video...

    Patrice Evans

    Kreayshawn, Tyler the Creator, and the Internet put their stamp on MTV's award show.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2011