Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies.
Single of the Week:
"O.G." C. Loc, Bun B and Z-Ro
Wire to Wire
Bun B is still leaking tracks from his non-mixtape mixtape
in preps for the release of his new album. In case you're keeping tabs, that's a new album from Bun, Trae, Devin and Fat Tony all in the first quarter of this year. We're already off to a better start than last year.
The Kanye was frozen out of the Haiti relief thing
on TV the other night because some high-ranking producer anonymously said he'd try and make it about him. Then another story got posted that he actually wasn't banned, that was all a mistake. So, pretty much this became about The Kanye then? Got it.
Oh, and Aziz Ansari told a great Kanye story. Watch it.
How about LeBron going word for word with Eminem on "Forever" while it played on the PA system at the recent Lakers/Cavs game? That's cool. And reason enough to continue all of the basketball/rap metaphors that have been cluttering up our recent blog posts.
MTV found a replacement for America's Best Dance Crew
's Shane Sparks. (It's Omarion.) This is just us spitballing, but if one of the main parts of your show gets accused of eight counts of child molestation
, you probably should just go ahead and shut the show down on principle.
We're not surprised by this at all, because if you give yourself the name Waka Flocka, you deserve to be shot
Ja Rule might get four years for a gun charge
Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was named the most popular song of the 2000s
Here's a preview of Lupe Fiasco's upcoming mixtape (with DJ Absolut)
. He'll be in town this week, which means you'll be reading a running timeline of the event the next day or so. When we say "hip hip," you say "hooray."