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When Game called Lil B the wackest rapper of all time last week, it wasn't because that's what he actually thinks. The man's got an album out today, so his motive was clearly to get people talking (plus, this guy is obviously the wackest rapper of all time) and it totally worked! Blogs everywhere wrote about Game's diss and now Lil B himself is talking. And his response is just as bizarre as Lil B himself.
Asked about Game's comment over the weekend, Lil B took the high road. "Game's talking about me, but right now, I respect Game. I got 'Live From Compton 1' and '2,' so Game already know he's a legend in my book," he said. What a nice young boy! Taking the negative and making it positive; you've gotta love that. At least until the Based God turned it all back negative by saying, "But he's irrelevant. Based God!" Huh? Both a legend and irrelevant? Not sure that's possible. We're just glad that despite all his attempts to be different, Lil B doesn't lack an ability to engage in a good old-fashioned hip-hop beef.
Ben J and Legacy of the New Boyz are the sixth competitors in Kawasaki’s Dirtball Challenge on this week’s "The DUB Magazine Project." After arriving in their “limo Mercedes van,” a custom $130,000 Mercedes Benz Jetline Sprinter, Legacy admits he doesn’t really know how to drive and seems uneasy. Well, the rock star life he’s been living since “You’re A Jerk” went viral two years ago must give him nerves of steel. After a quick lesson around the track, Ben J jumps in the passenger side and they’re off (after a few stalled seconds not realizing the clock began). Even though Ben J kind of screams like a girl and distracts Legacy, they still post the fastest time yet, 1:04.6.
"Headbangers Ball" is back with a vengeance over at MTV2, where host Jose Mangin gives metalheads their weekly dose of heavy riffs and thrashing vocals. And each week we'll dive into the show for some metal immersion therapy and come back to you with the five most face-melting moments for metal purists and noobs alike.
It's the Ball's second dispatch from the Mayhem Festival, and this week we learned when band members weren't chugging water in the ridiculous Virginia heat, they were pounding Jim Beam or malt liquor. That's a combo that'll put hair on your chest, much like the music featured in this episode. Also, keep your ears peeled for Jose's first "Headbangers Ball" F-bomb! Time to put on your melting face. Read More...
"The Check-In" guys, Jeff and Eric Rosenthal, catch up with Cory Gunz and Lil Twist at the "Converse Band of Ballers" to discuss a range of topics before starting their bid in the celebrity 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The young MCs do a great job answering questions on Birdman, Kat Stacks and "Basketball Wives"--that is, when they could stop laughing uncontrollably. Gunz and Twist, especially Twist, will likely be employing the Rosenthal brothers as court jesters in the future. All they have to do is get Birdman-level money first.
This is not a dance battle. Usher is not officiating. Boyish good looks will not create an anti-black eye force field to protect each young man from getting his grill popped. This is the match that hordes of young girls have feared and haters have longed for: Justin Timberlake versus his younger doppelgängerJustin Bieber.
Each singer/actor/dancer/"SNL" host/charmer will perform his own entrance music: an anti-Bieber remix of "Cry Me A River" for JT and a remix of "Never Say Never" for Bieber, in which he will rip Timberlake for being a former member of *NSYNC. We'll even throw some weapons into the ring--a chain saw, two large buckets of nails and a rabid squirrel--so this rendezvous turns into a bona fide bloodbath. Now on to the show.
Note: Jay-Z slaughtered Kayne West last week, 71.23% to 28.77%, in a battle for the throne.
Justin Timberlake: About 8 inches taller than Bieber and has a much longer reach; mayor of Liquorville; fires bolts of gel from his curly hair
Justin Bieber: Hardened by repeatedly fighting random strangers on the internet in an anti-Bieber quiz; taught himself his signature move, the Canadian Moonwalk Crane Kick; draws life force from nearly 12 million Twitter followers worldwide
Justin Timberlake: Terrified of rabid squirrels; liable to snap into a disoriented rage if Bieber taunts him that he opted to sign with Usher
Justin Bieber: Susceptible to distraction if his perfectly groomed hair gets disturbed; hates the smell of bacon
My first Portland Timbers game at Jeld-Wen Field ranks as one of the best times I've had at a live sporting event. It wasn't even a playoff match. The difference was Portland's fan base--a passionate group of hipsters called the Timbers Army. They packed the stands and made the match against the L.A. Galaxy (the Miami Heat of MLS) a truly awesome experience.
Readers from Portland are now composing a vitriolic comment and probably won't read much further. No one likes to be called a hipster, especially really hip people like Portlanders. And I know hipster jokes have reached critical mass and the word itself is a punch line. However, I use the word with love. "Hipsters" tend to be especially passionate about their non-mainstream loves. Usually their laser focus sets on local bands, obscure film genres, vintage clothing stores, cheap canned beer and Chuck Klosterman books, but in Portland's case it's also the Timbers.
Major League Soccer is in a dogfight for fans. The league has come a long way since its resurgence in 2007. It now has the sixth highest average attendance among U.S. and Canadian professional sports leagues. They still rank behind the Canadian Football League, but ahead of Major League Lacrosse, Arena Football and the WNBA. Huzzah! Unlike those sports though, MLS players are not world class. Manchester United has smoked MLS's All Stars the last two years. So the MLS is a tough sell to Americans who are accustomed to its pro leagues being the best of the best. Winners of the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series and Stanley Cup are "world champions." Call it pride, ignorance or xenophobia, most Americans tend to avoid sports we don't dominate. So how does Major League Soccer become mainstream? They don't. And that's perfect for hipster fans wanting to throw their support behind an under-the-radar league their parents don't understand. Here are some hat tips for the MLS and areas where it can improve the fan experience for hipsters and beyond. Read More...
The suffocating summer humidity is waning, the Pirates are back below .500, and Brady Quinn is getting reps, which can only mean one thing: It's time to study up for your fantasy football draft. We've left fantasy football prognostication to the stat geeks, though, and compiled fantasy rankings of a different sort: Fantasy Rock Rankings. Now the next time you're at a bar talking about building the Dream Team of rock bands, you'll have our definitive guide to help you.
Like any fantasy list, our rankings take into account a variety of metrics such as skill level, past performance, age and--instead of strength of schedule--relevance. This is not a "greatest ever" list. It's not a measure of an artist at his peak, it's the artist right now. And it's nowhere near exhaustive; we limited ourselves to picks who are living (sorry, Hendrix and Cobain) and active (sorry, Axl Rose). Also, we've ranked the players based on their strongest/most recognizable skill (for example, Jack White is under the Guitarist category, Dave Grohl under Drummer, and so on.)
Remember, you're building The Ultimate Band around this lineup, this isn't just a one-off medley performance at the Grammys. You want a group that will sell out shows and has the endurance to live the rock life and pump out some solid albums. So, sure, you may be tempted to take Mick Jagger in the second round, but do you really wanna use such a high pick on a sexagenarian? (Not as cool as it sounds, look it up.) What we're saying is...choose wisely. Read More...