Cutthroat BoyzThe RoxyJanuary 16, 2013Since the drop of his EP Chipper Jones Vol. 1 this past summer, Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts has been quickly spreading his strain of hybridized street-hop across the Internet and from his roots on our YG & TDE loving West Coast to the Action Brons ... More >>
It's the dawn of a new year, which for those of us who love music means a whole new year of live shows and another Coachella. Speaking a bit more specifically, it means another period of buzz surrounding possible Coachella lineups, rumors, definite answers, and photoshopped posters. This list is non ... More >>
If the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this week have started to stop, drop, shut 'em down and open up shop, that's likely because they're still beaming from DMX's absolutely spellbinding cover of the children's Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." We at the Weekly consider th ... More >>
Earlier this week we examined both hip-hop artists who would make interesting adult film stars as well as rap stars who've actually attempted creating their own erotica. As shocking as that was, would you believe that plenty of porn's biggest names have actually attempted to crossover into music as ... More >>
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See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>
Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>
The Observatory Dec. 30, 2011
Having been to more shows than I can count in 2011, last night's Kreayshawn gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was definitely was one of my most eagerly anticipated of the year. With all the hype (both good and bad) that surrounded the pint-sized rapper, ... More >>
Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>
5. Mixed Reviews (Mostly Bad)Despite the MTV nomination, the million-dollar record deal and the 17 million page views on YouTube of Kreayshawn's hit, "Gucci Gucci," we have yet to read a review of the 21-year-old white rapper's show that's all praises. Most of the time they're like these less-tha ... More >>
About six months ago, Kreayshawn--white chick rapper, music video director--dropped the polysaturated video of her infectious single "Gucci Gucci" on the interwebz. Twenty-eight million views on YouTube, a multimillion dollar record deal, numerous magazine covers and an MTV awards nomination late ... More >>
For most hip-hop acts, there is a threshold that must be crossed before entering the realm of Jay-Z-esque fame, that awkward cliff hanger that most artists find themselves lining up for, only to spend forever peering over onto success, rather than toppling into it. Wale, with two critically ... More >>
Hate her or love her, Kreayshawn is the female white rap phenomenon du jour, and sans album or a legitimate body of work, the press just won't stop coming. Now the 22-year-old born Natassia Zolot is on the cover of Complex magazine. While interesting, it validates everything Kreayshawn's done so ... More >>
Oakland rapper Kreayshawn hasn't been having the best luck since losing out to Tyler, The Creator at the VMAs--first her underage nude pics leak online, then Rick Ross threatens to "slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags" in an interview with XXL.
S. Affandi, courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsUPDATE, 12:15 P.M., JAN. 10: Kanye's leaked "Monster" video was made into a Muppets-style "Monster" remix. Check it out below.ORIGINAL ITEM, 8:47 A.M., JAN. 3: After a momentous 2010, Kanye West looks to raise the stakes even higher in 2011. A possibl ... More >>
Borrowing the nickname of iconic crime boss John Gotti, Rick Ross' newest effort employs an Escalade-full of gaudy, bone-rattling beats to remind us exactly how hard he's shining with his latest album, Teflon Don (out today on Def Jam).
For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>
Who would you imagine has written the worst song lyric ever? Jethro Tull? Billy Joel? Vanilla Ice? Rick Ross? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and, well, close but still wrong.
3 Doors Down, "Here Without You"
In fact, the pop culture perps are Escatawpa, Mississippi band 3 Doors Down, in the form of their ... More >>