Posts Tagged ‘Gives’

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Ganja Burn’ Gives Us The Mummy Remake We Didn’t Know We Needed

Nicki Minaj’s reign continues with the release of the “Ganja Burn” music video. Directed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the visual starts with the story of a “generous queen” who’s killed by a group of enemies. The queen, played by Nicki, is eventually revived, and instructs her army to “kill everything in sight.”

The video then sees Nicki rising from her sand grave, wearing royal pasties and surrounded by her zombie forces. Nicki dances, sings to skulls, and watches her kingdom while perched from a tree branch. Epic, sensual, and spooky, the video leans in heavy to the overarching theme of Queen-era Nicki: anyone who dares to challenge her seat at the throne is an enemy that needs to be dealt with and dismantled. Minaj’s performance would be right at home in a remake of The Mummy (and no, we’re not talking about the 2017 Tom Cruise edition).

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Nicki’s recording engineer, Aubry “Big Juice” Delaine, discussed how “Ganja Burn” was created.

“That was crazy, because she probably freestyled 65 percent, 75 percent of the song,” Delaine said. “She got the beat from her producer J. Reid, head it, told me to load it up and ran in the booth. It was kind of the same with ‘Chun-Li.’ She was playing around, singing, ‘ganja burn, ganja burn, ganja burn,’ and then when she listened back, she was like, ‘that shit’s hard!’ I wanna say the hook is still the freestyle she laid when she first stepped in the booth. She pulled that shit out of thin air.”

Do you think Nicki will bring an Egyptian kingdom to her VMA performance next week?

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Voting is now open at vma.mtv.com!

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Childish Gambino Surprising Students With A Performance Of ‘This Is America’ Gives Us All The Feels

Donald Glover and Chance the Rapper just proved that “The Worst Guys” can also be the best guys. Yesterday (June 11), Glover surprised a room full of Chicago youth at OpenMike by performing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” As social video reveals, as the beat to the song started playing, the auditorium erupted as students rushed to the stage, while Gambino broke out his signature dance from the video.

Glover and Chance’s relationship goes way back. The Chicago rapper opened up for Childish Gambino early in both of their careers and even teased fans with the possibility of a joint mixtape. Chance, along with the poet and activist Malcolm London, host OpenMike, which is a monthly event where Chicago high school students can present artwork to their peers and receive professional development. The monthly event honors “Brother Mike” Hawkins, who helped artists like Chance, Vic Mensa, and Saba first get their start at the YouMedia Lyricist Loft event.

Last week, FX announced that they ordered a third season of Atlanta. At an Emmys FYC screening and panel on Friday (June 8), Glover compared the upcoming season of Atlanta to one of Kanye West’s most successful albums.

“I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records,” Glover told IndieWire. “I feel like this is our Graduation. This is probably our most accessible but also the realest — an honest version of it — and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album.”

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Kid Cudi’s ‘The Rage’ Gives The Rock A Perfect Soundtrack To Fight Huge Monsters

Kid Cudi, Dwayne Johnson, and Billy Corgan walk into a bar. After a couple of beers and a jolly old time, Johnson asks Scott if he’ll lend his talents to the Rampage soundtrack. Scott smells exactly what The Rock is cooking, then looks at the lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins and says, “Not without my man Billy.” That isn’t how “The Rage” came about, but one can hope.

“The Rage” samples Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 hit “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” During the chorus, Corgan’s iconic refrain blares “Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage” as Cudi adds his characteristic hums underneath. To Cudi’s credit, the hook could’ve gone horribly wrong. Instead, the juxtaposition from Cudi rapping about being “born in the rage” to Corgan’s nasally wail compliment each other nicely.

Kid Cudi has been ramping up his appearances throughout 2018. The Cleveland singer performed at NBA All-Star Weekend with Kanye West. The “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1″ duo were are also rumored to be working on Kanye’s new album on a Wyoming mountaintop.

With Cudi so active, fans can only hope that he is also working on a new album. The last full-length project from the elusive star was 2016′s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. However, the Man on the Moon artist is still getting acknowledged for his overwhelming influence from artists as varied as Timotheé Chalamet and A$ AP Rocky.

Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, is in theaters today (April 13).

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Tinashe Gives Serena Williams A Run For Her Money In “Me So Bad”

We’re merely two weeks away from the long-awaited arrival of Joyride, and Tinashe continues to remind us that she’s not playing games. She’s very aware of how badly we all want this album and shamelessly letting it show on her brand-new single “Me So Bad.” The tropical-flavored dance track features French Montana and Ty Dolla $ ign, who make the song extra juicy with their playful verses about tapping into your inner savage.

As expected, Tinashe works all of her greatest assets while decked out in a bunch of cozy chic outfits in the accompanying visual. (The choreography will have you screaming “yassss” at the top of your lungs.) A friendly word of advice, free of charge: when Tinashe is giving you permission to come hither, follow her command! Joyride is slated to drop on April 13 which leaves you with plenty of time to get your body ready for the ultimate party.

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Eric Andre Gives Some Terrible Dating Advice See the whole video…

Eric Andre Gives Some Terrible Dating Advice 

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Drake Gives The People What They Want Dances to “Hotline Bling”…

Drake Gives The People What They Want 

Dances to “Hotline Bling” in public. 

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Stephen Colbert Gives His First Major Interview Since Ending The…

Stephen Colbert Gives His First Major Interview Since Ending The Colbert Report

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LeBron James Gives Jimmy Fallon “Trainwreck” Nike LeBron 12 Low PE

Movie themed sneakers tend to prove pretty popular (see: “Space Jam” 11s, “He Got Game” 13s and Nike MAGs). While LeBron James’ role in Trainwreck may not result in a release at retail from a shoe standpoint, it has already resulted in a PE version of the Nike LeBron 12 Low.

King James made a guest appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show last night, rocking the PE pair of his movie inspired kicks and even gifted Jimmy a size 12. The colorway has somewhat of a “Bright Mango” meets “Watch The Throne” vibe, mixing citrus shades with regal accents. Peep a preview of the kicks in the video and photos below and look for LeBron in this week’s Celebrity Sneaker Stalker.

LeBron James Nike LeBron 12 Low Trainwreck PE

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 12 Low “Trainwreck” PE (photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images via Zimbio)

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Canada Goose Gives a Behind the Scenes Look at How it Keeps People Warm

Gear Patrol recently visited the factories of Canadian institution, Canada Goose. The outdoor imprint has dedicated itself to the craft of keeping people warm and protected since 1957. However, the brand truly defined itself for the modern era in 1972, when CEO Dani Reiss’ father David Reiss invented the down-filling machine which led to a new range of ultra-wear and now iconic jackets. Since then, the Toronto-based Canada Goose has forged ahead in maintaining a close and intimate relationship with both the product it creates and the people it protects. The brand has recently opened the doors to a new showroom, design studio and factory that enables the rapid iteration and design of new products. This close-knit approach will further build on the credibility and growth the iconic brand has had over the course of the last half century. For more information head over to Gear Patrol as well as the Canada Goose website.


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The billion-dollar bracket? ESPN’s Jay Williams gives us…

The billion-dollar bracket?

ESPN’s Jay Williams gives us his tips for filling out a winner in March.

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