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If you want to make your name in the rap world, you've gotta make powerful friends...or conversely, you've gotta make powerful enemies. Our (powerful) friends at BroBible break the latter approach down:
1. Start Beef With A Rapper Worse, Yet More Established, Than You
You've got nothing to gain by picking on an artist that YOU even know is better. Notice an established rapper who sucks, release a song pointing out the sucking, and $$$.
2. Dig Up Dirt
This is CRUCIAL. You're going to want to hit 'em where it hurts. Bring up some previously unknown fact from the past. Eazy-E is your guide here: He rapped that Dr. Dre used to wear mascara with the World Class Wreckin' Crew. Mascara!
3. Bring Up The Women At Your Own Peril
Most brutal thing you can do. Everyone remembers how "Hit 'Em Up" began. Things, uh, escalated from there.
Like the tuxedo, the leather jacket never goes out of style. It can be dressed up with tortoise shell frames or down with a bloody undershirt. It's been famously worn by musicians, athletes, cowboys, young soldiers in love, Arctic explorers, Newsies, bookies, hit men, stunt men, Indiana Jones, James Dean, Luke Perry, mobsters, evil masterminds, literary misfits, brawlers with hairy knuckles, fat cats with cigars, the Planet Hollywood crew, Wu-Tang, Vegas snakes and various Tarantino lowlifes.
In its honor, here's five leather jackets from pop-culture to dust off and wear tomorrow.
It's normal for dudes to get paranoid from smoking too much weed, but usually they fret about the police, not the Illuminati. However, 27-year-old aspiring rapper Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin of Virginia has been charged with shooting his friend to gain stardom (somehow) from the shadowy secret society.
"You are my sacrifice," El-Amin allegedly told his buddy, who'd fallen asleep in an under-construction music studio, right before attempting to blow his head off.
The friend, who only got hit in the hand, reportedly wrested the gun away and escaped. Authorities found a pound of marijuana and conspiracy theory literature at the scene. The D.A. claims that El-Amin was too stoned to remember the events of the past month.
Probably healthier to just be paranoid about the cops, who...y'know...actually exist.
The best part about a bachelor party is that you can have more than one of 'em. Well, Swizz Beatz's second one was on the French island of Corsica. In this clip from Tuesday's "Guy Code," he recounts the tale: speedboat, Billionaires Club, champagne Super Soakers...our weekend of Netflix doesn't seem quite so exciting now.
The Harlem Shake is the meme that wouldn't die, but it's not actually the dance that Harlem's Al B introduced back in the '80s. The modern version is basically just drunk half-naked people humping things.
That's why Charlamagne from "Guy Code" invited the Original Harlem Shakers to demonstrate how it's done. Trust us, this video is way more authentic than the one you and your wasted friends uploaded to YouTube.
With Wiz Khalifa's first son, Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz, born on February 22, the question of Khalifa, globetrotting rapper and weed aficionado, and his parenting skills is already taking center stage. While the rapper does not always make the best choices, he does have a persistence, confidence and attitude that match the personalities of other highly successful people. Relying heavily on the idea of a lifetime "grind" toward success and the need to mix work and pleasure, almost all of Khalifa's songs hide fundamental life lessons in between odes to women, alcohol and the ever-present herb. Here are Wiz Khalifa's top 10 nuggets of fatherly advice, selected by Rap Genius.
Stay up til' the sun rise then we sleep in/ Hard work got my bank account peakin'
Repeating the rapper's common advice to relax as much as you work, Wiz promises that hard work will deliver very real benefits. While Khalifa’s son, sporting his father’s multimillion fortune, probably will have to work less than most, he will still need to match committed effort and hard chillin' to see a full life. Even the super rich have to clock in a few hours to see a payoff. Read More...
It's official: Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have created a child. Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz was born on Thursday, (hopefully that nickname had nothing to do with the delivery). Khalifa's a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and "Bash" is the perfect football nickname. But with all the controversy surrounding football-related brain injuries, should Wiz and Amber let their son play? Whichever they choose, they'll be setting an example for others, just as Adrian Peterson did when he said he would never let his son play. Let's look at the pros and cons of letting Wiz's kid, or anyone's kid, toss the ol' pigskin.
Pro: Learning Discipline
Having two famous parents may make Lil Sebastian jaded, but a screaming football coach and three hours of grueling practice every day after school will set him straight.
Con: It Might Be The Wrong Kind Of Discipline
That screaming coach might be a nut-job who treats your kid's Pop Warner team like it's the NFL and screams at your kid for doing his homework instead of doing 500 pull-ups. Read More...
You probably associate NASCAR more with country music than hip-hop, but 50 Cent spent yesterday at the Daytona 500. (That's him with winner Jimmie Johnson above. Tough break for Danica Patrick, but she's still a champion in our book. And by "champion," we mean "super hot.") We caught up with Fiddy in Florida to ask about his passion for automobiles, plus his parenting tips for new father Wiz Khalifa.
Have you been a NASCAR fan for awhile, or is this your first race?
It's my first actual opportunity to attend it. Usually I watch the results and the clips on the news.
What's the appeal to you?
I've got a car fetish. I've got all kinds of stuff--Ferrari, Lamborghini, everything. I'd try and drive 200 miles per hour if I didn't already know I couldn't control a car at 200. I don't drive as fast as they're driving out there on the track.
These guys can teach you!
Now that's a good idea.
Do you think the overlap between hip-hop fans and NASCAR fans is growing?
I think so. Because hip-hop culture has exploded--it's so big now that it's pop-culture. It's pop music.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who went from unsigned free agent to leading the NFL in rushing last season, knows the power of hard work and staying positive. (Like, really, really positive.) He also knows the power of a good jam. 'Cause when he's not practicing yoga or eating vegan cuisine--slightly atypical for a pro football player--he's amping up his workouts with new fitness device Armour39 and music at full blast.
We wanted to pump up our muscles and our music collections, so Arian gave us his favorite tunes...and his reasons for loving 'em.