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  1. Celebrating the Post-Racial All Stars

    Patrice Evans

    Our "Postracial All Stars" are politicians, personalities, artists, athletes, etc. who are best at helping us deal with where we are on race relations today. They keep it real, when others can't. A Barack, a Jon Stewart/Daily Show, a Chris Rock, a So...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  2. 5 Rules for Rapping in Public

    Patrice Evans

    So by now you've probably already seen the world's no. 1 "Ni**as in Paris" fan/caroler. It's too bad the Watch the Throne tour has come to an end, because — given the statistics, and Kanye himself showing some Twitter love — odds are at l...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  3. Perfect Stocking Stuffer: The Soulquarian Box Set

    Patrice Evans

    Happy Holidays, Grantland. Here is your stocking stuffer for the person who has everything. They won't have this, 'cause it didn't exist until now: The Soulquarian Box Set. Put it in your phone. Put it in the cloud. Put it in your hearts and minds. P...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  4. The Danger Mouse Factor: Checking in on the DJ Auteur

    Patrice Evans

    While reading about The Black Keys having the best sales week of their career (206,000 first week sales; possibly related: they're not on spotify) I got to wondering about the silent third partner on El Camino. Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse. As yo...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  5. The Roots: America's Band

    Patrice Evans

    OK, Grantlanders. Pop quiz! But with a twist: We'll provide the multiple choice answers (a la Jeopardy!) and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out the correct question. Looks like this: a. The Beatles b. The Beach B...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  6. Young Adults Report Card

    Patrice Evans

    The Diablo Cody penned, Jason Reitman directed, and Charlize Theron illuminated film Young Adult opened in limited release last week. If you haven't seen trailers or reviews yet the movie is a dark somewhat-romantic comedy, and its conceit is a story...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Top Ten Drake Memes

    Patrice Evans

    Drake's Take Care has been out for a week (two weeks if you count the shhh, SECRET LEAK!) and we've all had some time to consider our emoooootions. Now it's time to rank the Internet's top Drake memes in preparation for the post-Take Care era. Below,...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Occupy Tyler Perry

    Patrice Evans

    Perhaps it's a bit of a lowest-common-denominator hack move for me to joke that the 99% of Tyler Perry's fans have decided to Occupy his blog in protest of casting Kim Kardashian in his new film "The Marriage Counselor". I prefer to call it an homage...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The Kardashian Benediction

    Patrice Evans

    For the (former) bride, let us bow our heads in prayer: This is no op-ed, father. We know your feeds only relay news pumped directly to our hearts. We ask you, oh heavenly host, to lead us through these shadows. Guide us around the perimeter of ou...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  15. Jay-Z Songs He Doesn't Want His Daughter To Hear

    Patrice Evans

    I've heard it said nothing transforms a man like having a baby girl. So news that Jay-Z and Beyonce are having a daughter could mean we will never see or hear from the old Shawn Carter again. Old Jay-Z: "hard dick and bubble gum". New Jay-Z: poopy d...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  16. 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