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The NBA definitely has the coolest all-star events of any major sport. There's the Celebrity All-Star Game, the Skills Challenge and the Dunk Contest. Any of those alone is more interesting than the NFL Pro Bowl or the MLB Home Run Derby. But just 'cause it's the best, that doesn't mean it can't be improved...
The Harlem Shake YouTube dance craze has its detractors who say that the amorphous movement doesn't even resemble the original, a 30-plus-year-old shoulder popping move introduced by Harlem's Al Bm in 1981. Other detractors say it's just played out.
Whatever, and false. Anything that compels a group of people to gyrate wildly shirtless (or in chicken costumes) while standing on top of furniture is pretty damn excellent, in our book. It's pretty much the greatest thing to happen to the Internet this year. So let your shoulders loose, take your pants off and stay awhile.
After you watch these four-second before/after GIFs, watch the videos for the full experience. And of course, pop open Baauer's "Harlem Shake" for full listening effect.
Finger roll layups, teardrop jump shots, double clutch dunks... NBA All Stars might look smooth on the court, but their skills don't always translate to the microphone. Even some of the best ballers have had truly awkward moments in the world of hip-hop.
1. Dwayne Wade On The Tonight Show
How do you know if you have a killer hip-hop track? If Jay Leno's head is nodding along.
As you've heard from his music and seen in the trailer for his upcoming MTV2 show, Mac Miller is all about having a good time. If we could invite just one rapper to a house party, he'd be up there in our top choices (along with Snoop and Biz Markie). So, of course, we had to ask Mac what his idea of a Good Ass Night would be.
His answer may surprise many of his fans. In his quick skyrocket to fame, Mac has developed a reputation as a guy who...let's say, knows how to party. However, he lets us know that having a good time doesn't have to involve any substances other than good friends and fun games.
Rappers like to boast about the size of their mansions, but they love to boast about the size of their members. From claims of uncanny sexual prowess to intentional comedic absurdity, a dong reference can always make a line zing. Here are 10 of the best and most outrageous dick references in rap, picked by the experts at Rap Genius.
"You might had some, but you never had none like this/ Just wait 'til you see my dick"
Claiming to have the two best penises of all time, and expecting women to fall over at the mere sight of their members, the Ying Yang Twins fill an entire three minutes with dick boasts. It's the dirtiest song that you can hear on the radio, setting a new standard for airplay-friendly genital hyperbole.
There have been some fantastic entries to MTV2's "Win A Date With Melanie Contest" from guys (and girls) hoping to impress Melanie Iglesias. But one video made our jaws drop, not just because the dude is a ridiculously talented singer/guitarist, but because--as a citizen of Ireland--he's not even eligible to win. He just wanted to share his song, "Melanie," with the world. And we're glad he did, 'cause it's really, really good:
Turns out, he's a bit of a YouTube phenomenon. His name's Alan Patterson, but he goes by "The Sidesho," and his songs have racked up hundreds of thousands of views. He told us all about his career, whether "Guy Code" is popular in Ireland and why Melanie is his muse. He's definitely our favorite Irish guitarist with a fake name since The Edge. Read the interview and watch more of his (occasionally NSFW) videos after the jump.
Once upon a time, hip-hop wasn't about overt sexual innuendos. Then along came The 2 Live Crew and changed the game. A little ditty, using an unintentionally funny scene from Stanley Kubrick's war film "Full Metal Jacket," called "Me So Horny" had conservative pissed. Their album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, even got somebody arrested for selling it. Those little "Parental Advisory" stickers? Yeah, blame them for that.
In our first edition of Retro Rap Relapse, we go back to the video that stirred the pot of controversy in music and reflect on how awesomely bad the "Me So Horny" video truly is in hindsight.
Something happens when you have kids (assuming you're responsible): your wild nightlife gets a little bit tamer. Even if you're a platinum-selling rapper like The Game, you might find yourself playing video games and eating Pop-Tarts at home. And when you do wind up at a club until 5 a.m., the ladies are for your homies, not for yourself. That's all right, though, 'cause you've got something better: the secret to microwaving a Pop-Tart without burning it, as The Game explains in this clip from tonight's "Guy Code" episode.
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Every guy wants a Super Duper Power, whether it's the ability to teleport or shape-shift or shoot lasers out of his eyeballs. (Why is Cyclops nobody's favorite X-Man? Wolverine gets all the love.) But for A$AP Rocky, Professor Xavier has the ideal power: Being able to read women's minds.
That could be a scary, downright horrifying proposition--Mel Gibson made a whole movie about it, and look how he turned out--but the way Rocky sees it, while guys are totally open about our desires, "Women are way more confidential... they keep it discreet." And he wants to know how freaky they really are...
On the most recent episode of "Guy Code," the crew laid down the law on house parties: Invite every female you know, hide your valuables and keep it going until either the sun rises or the cops arrive.
For a few extra tips, we sat down with 50 Cent, a guy known to throw a party or two. If you want your bash to be a massive success, not a humiliating bust, heed Fiddy's advice, which is just as applicable to a dorm room as it is to his 55,000-square-foot mansion.
1. Every Party Needs A Theme
"Always pick a theme. So, in the dead of winter I would throw a beach party. Imagine 1,500 people dressed in their bathing suits, jammin' inside while there's snow on the ground outside. A good theme takes time to come up with, but will be rewarding down the line."