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The Top 10 Albums of 2014: No. 5 – YG’s ‘My Krazy Life’

RapperstendtodoweirdthingswiththeirGrammys.LilWayneashedabluntinhis.DraketurnedhisTakeCareawardintoamakeshiftcup.UnfortunatelyforYG,it’simpossibletoknowwhatBompton’sownwouldhavedonesincehefailedtoevenearnanomination atthe2015awards.ThefactofthematterisYGhadeveryrighttofeelsnubbedfromearningaGrammynominthe“coveted”awardcategorythat’snotevenshownonTV.

Ashanti And LL Cool J’s Daughter Bring In The Holidays With A Twerk Session

Twerkingisn’thowmyfamilybringsinChristmas,butI’mnotfamousandneitherismydadsowhatdoIknow?Anyway,AshantiandSamaria,LLCoolJ’s19-year-olddaughter,weredefinitelyinthespiritlastnightandmadesuretobroadcasttheirChristmaspartyonInstagram.Thankfullyforus,itwasn’tjustwhiteelephantgiftsandoldChristmassongs,asAshantiandherbuddiesdecideditwastimetotwerk.

Kicks Deal Of The Day: 20 Best Deals Still Available From Last Week

AsthedaysbeforeChristmasaredwindlingquick,thecrewatKicksDeals.com takesthetimetofeaturethe20bestbargainsstillavailablefromlastweekinoneconvenientbundle.HighlightsincludethreeJordanXX9colorwaysforover$40offeachwithfreeU.S.shipping,thShow More Summary

Kevin Hart And Will Ferrell Want You To ‘Get Hard’ In The Trailer For Their New Comedy

 WordsByDough 2014wastheyearKevinHartfinallybrokethroughaslegitimatemoviestarthanksinlargeparttothesuccessofthebuddycomedyRideAlong(asequelisalreadyinthepost-productionandsettocomeoutin2016)anditwouldappearhe’sdeviatingfromthatwinningformula.GetHardfindshimpairedupwithfellowcomedysuperstarWillFerrellinatrailerthat’sheavyontheslapstickhi-jinks.

Detroit Pistons Show Josh Smith The Door

ThePistonsfrontofficelaiddownamegatononTuesdaybyannouncingtheirmovetowaiveJoshSmith.Thenotquitesmall,notreallypowerforwardneversettledinhisyear-and-changeruninDetroit.He’dbeenseenbyfewasasurprisesigningbyformerGMJoeDumars.However,hisinefficientreturns quicklyturnedhis4-year,$54millioncontractintoanalbatross.

The War On Prejudice Claims Its First Blue Casualties

WordsByDrewRicketts CondolencesgoouttothefamiliesofWenjianLiuandRafaelRamos,whoprobablyneverimaginedtheirnameswouldbeincludedinalistofliveslostinournation’sbattleforcivilrights.Theirnon-whiteethnicitiesdidnotsparethemnordidtheirinnocencegrantexception.ShooterIsmaaiylBrinsleywasnofreedomfightereither.

It’s A Party For Wiz Khalifa’s ‘You And Your Friends’ Video Ft. Snoop Dogg And Ty Dolla $ign

WizKhalifa.SnoopDogg.TyDolla$ign.Onthesurface,onewouldsurmisemarijuanaisacommonalitybetweenallthree.Andonewouldbeabsolutelycorrect.Astrongaffinityfortheoppositesexis,too,though.Thetriofinallyreleasedthelong-awaitedvisualtotheirclubstaple“You&YourFriends”equippedwithbothvices.HowmuchofthisappliestoWiz’severydayroutine isuptotheimagination.

The-Dream’s In Love On ‘Fruition’

 There’sacoupleofDreamsoutthere.There’stheemotionallywrought,desolatelyemoone,andthenthere’stheonewhocraftsradiohitafterradiohit,mostofwhichareontheoppositeendofthespectrumandhiseyesarerosyinlove.“Fruition,”perhapsbecausetheguy’sremarriednow–IknowthisbecauseIfollowhimonInstagram–fallsinthelatterofthetwo.

Watch This Man Give A Grammy Speech After Getting His Pair Of ‘Legend Blue’ Jordan 11s

Whenitcomestosneakers,thetwopeopleItrustmorethananyoneintheworldaremybrotherAnthonyandGotty.TheiradviceisA-1notonlywhenitcomestosneakers,butalsomoreimportantlyhowtogoaboutobtainingthem.WithAnthonyinparticular,whoworksatHouseOfHoops,ourtextmessageconversationlastweekpriortothereleaseoftheJordan11‘LegendBlues’ wasremarkablyshortandtothepoint.

Wale Drops Off Another ‘Festivus’ Preview With ‘The Chess Match’

WithjustonlyhoursuntilthereleaseofFestivus,Wale’sfirstfullprojectin18months,hedecidedtoletlooseasmallsampleofwhat’stocome.TheDCnativeteasesfanswiththebriefbutpotent“TheChessMatch,”addingtheSeinfeldthemethatthey’vespentyearssalivatingfor.WaleseemstobepeakingjustintimeforthebuilduptoTheAlbumAboutNothing.

T.I. Sticks Up For Iggy Azalea In Response To Q-Tip’s Hip-Hop History Lesson

AfterQ-TipreadIggyAzalea onSaturday,crucialconflictnegotiator T.I.stepsintocommendQ-TipanddefendIggy’srighttorap.AccordingtoT.I.,Hip-Hop’shadwhiteartistsbeforewhoseintentionswereworse,whereasIggy’smerelybeeninspiredbythemusicandwantShow More Summary

Marshawn Lynch’s Absurd Touchdown Run Made A Mockery Of The Cardinals Defense

Here’safunquestiontodebatethisholidayseason.Whatismoreviolent:RussellWestbrookdunksorMarshawnLynch“beastmode”runs?TheSeattleSeahawksbeloved(andquiet)runningbackprovidedthelatestexampleforhiscasewithafourthquartertouchdownscamperthatwaseerilyreminiscentofhislegendaryrunagainsttheSaintsinthe2011playoffs.

Watch Sicko Mobb’s Molly-Fueled ‘House Party’ Video Ft. DJ Nate

WordsByEmanuelVinson SickoMobbbubbledaroundChicagolongbeforeDlowtaughtSteveHarveyhowtoboponnationaltelevision.A$APFerggothipandjumpedontheirsmash“Fiesta.”Nowthey’vereturnedwiththeDJNate-assisted“HouseParty.”Thebass-heavy,playfulbeatShow More Summary

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig And Despot Put Their Twist On ILoveMakonnen’s ‘Down 4 So Long’

 “WenttotheHamptonsandthoughtIwastheman/TillMaryKatetoldmemyRayBanswereoffbrand”Didn’texpecttoseeiLoveMakonnendoingsongswiththeVampireWeekendfrontmandidyou?Thankfully,RedBullbroughtthosetwoandNewYorkspitterDespottogetherforthisfasciShow More Summary

Chicago’s Tony Cartel Proves That ‘Less Is More’

WordsbyJakeKrez It’sjustanever-rotatingturnstileoutherethesedays.Nextup?TonyCartel.TheSouthSideproducthasbeencreatingabuzzaroundhisnameforthemajorityof2014,regularlygettingshout-outsfromthelikesofSabaandfellowwestsideactsthatitcanbehardtopindownjustwhereheislocatedinthecity.

Watch As Nicki Minaj Bares All In ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

WordsByJac WiththethereleaseofherthirdLP,ThePinkprint,whichdroppedMonday,andherhighly-publicizedbreakupwithlongtimepartnerSafaree,NickiMinajhashadahecticweektosaytheleast.AndalthoughtheQueenventedunabashedlyonTwitter abouttheirunfortunatebreakupandtheturnofevents,Ms.Minajhasdecidedtotakehercatharsistothenextlevel.

DeLorean And Scotty ATL Shake The Fakes In ‘Lately’ Video

TherealisinfulleffectthroughoutDeLorean’ssmokedsingle“Lately.”AlongsideScottyATL,theHoustonwordsmithbringshisdedicationstosnakesinthegrasstolifebyplacingviewersintohiseverydayroutineandshowinghowpeopletrytocoaxhimoutofhisearnings.Peoplearesheisty,butthankfullyDeLohasbeenabletoturnhisswivelmindsetintosomedopetunes.

Sam Lachow Shows Off His Swiss Army Knife Style In ’80 Bars Part 5? Video

Mostrappershavetheircorecompetency,butSamLachowisabletotacklevariousmoodswithhismusicand“80BarsPart5?putsthatSwissArmyKnifestyleonfulldisplay.Byseamlesslyspittingoverablendofbeatsrangingfromboom-baptotrapandhyphytoheartfelt,he’sabletolyricallyflowrightfromoneconcepttothenext,afeatthat’snotonlyimpressive,butastraightupenjoyablelisteningexperience.

Listen To Fabolous’ Cocky ‘Will Smith’ Freestyle

 “NeverHollywood,I’mnotaboutthatactorlifeIbarelyaskatall,neverhavetoaskmetwice.It’sjusthoweverdoIwantit,thenit’sbacktolife.”Rap’scoolestkid,Fabolous,invokesthenameofrap’soriginalFreshPrinceforhis“WillSmith”freestyle.AcoupleofthelinesappeartoberecycledfromhisSwayInTheMorningfreestylebutthatreferencetoBillCosbysoundsprettyfresh.

Q-Tip Breaks Down Hip-Hop History With Iggy Azalea

Twitterhasneverbeenthemostidealwayforexchangeideasindepthsinceit’slimitedtoa140characters.Butthatdidn’tstopQ-TipfordirectingastreamofupdatesatIggyAzaleaearliertodaywithafulldiscourseonHip-Hopcultureandmusican“artisticandsocio-politiShow More Summary

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