Twitter was at an all-time trolling level tonight. Shortly after Miguel leg dropped 2 fans during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards (accidentally, and they're OK), photoshopped MEMEs of Miguel immediately graced the interwebs. I feel like we're seriously advancing as a society by how quick GIFs, MEMEs, and now Vines of these quick, attention-grabbing events are created and go viral on the web and social media.
After Miguel kicked off the Sunday night fun, the "DaDa Drake Pose" from this "No New Friends" photo last week took over. And at posting time, my Instagram is filled with plenty of variations in addition to the ones above. Plus, Drake and Miguel are both trending on Twitter. Let's just say the internet knows how to have fun, and is a very unforgiving place. Hah! I should note that I share this out of genuine fun and laughter — another installment of Funny Moments of Hip Hop, if you will. At the end of the day, I feel these things are just meant for chuckles and giggles and hope that we all don't take it beyond that. Because at the end of the day as well, Drake and Miguel are two amazing artists.
Did I miss any? Link me your favorite on Twitter @gowherehiphop. (My favorite: Mortal Kombat!!)
And with this photo, it's confirmed that Drake is now joining the star-studded cast of Anchorman 2, specifically the superstar rapper cameo list with Kanye West. This gets me to thinkin... who else from the hip hop world may don a 70s afro and trade lines with the likes of Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. This was captured while the movie was filming in NYC, via the NY Daily News. Hah! This flick is gonna be somethin else...
UPDATE: The new trailer for Anchorman 2 also dropped today. Hilarious (but that goes without saying).
Yesterday, Mannie Fresh addressed the news that Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Drake are coming together for a new Big Tymers album. A lot of people were interested to hear what he had to say since he was not a part of the project. Welp, as you may have expected...
“It’s kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men. Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5. I don’t bash Cash Money, Birdman, or none of them. It’s really on, I’m just striving on just getting what I deserve, you know, what I put in. Honestly I think Drake is a great artist, I think Wayne is a great artist, but they not the Big Tymers.”
I’m too old to be making dis songs. I’m too wise to be making shots at anybody, but my thing is I’m a business man at the end of it. You can call it whatever you want to call it, but you can’t call it a Big Tymers album.”
I agree with Mannie... they're not the original group; they should call themselves something else. We'll see if the album even materializes as well... your thoughts?? (Below, Mannie reflects on his milestones as a Big Tymer).
Drake's annual OVO Fest is comin' up this summer in Toronto and for this year's 2-day concert, none other than Frank Ocean will be headlining with him. Hopefully by August, Ocean and Drake will have a collab together... and maybe they'll perform it for the Toronto fans?! All hopeful thinking...
Here's a still from the set of the "No New Friends" video shoot today as, most notably, Twitter is on max. troll mode with Drake bringing back the Latrell Sprewell/Chris Webber circa 2001 endorsed DaDa jerseys. Seriously, the internet continues to win...
On yesterday's RapFix, Lil Wayne & Birdman confirmed and revealed a few new details about their upcoming projects. Most notably, the confirmation of what came out the day before: a new Big Tymers album with Drake. Birdman says Mannie Fresh will not be involved, however.
Also, Wayne says he still plans to drop the love song album, Devol, and Jae Millz, Lil Chuckee and T-Rone conclude the show with some new bars. Watch above and below!
Lil Wayne spoke with MTV today, hinting at a possible reunion of the Big Tymers for a new album with none other than Drake. "There should be a lot in between there," Wayne told MTV News of what will come between now and his final LP. "It's no time soon." MTV hints at more details to come in tomorrow's edition of RapFix when Tunechi, Birdman, and Rich Gang come through.
Exciting news for TLC fans! Chilli & T-Boz are planning new collabs with Drake, Ne-Yo, & J. Cole as they told Entertainment Weekly they're all planning on going to the studio. The music will likely coincide with the release of their summer biopic on VH1 — starring Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer, & Lil Mama as TLC — Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story. Plus, TLC will be performing on July 27th as part of the two-day Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA. Lots of great tidbits and, I think it's safe to say that many of us will lend an ear to new TLC this summer!
"Everybody has shown us love. Not one person has said 'No,' and that’s amazing. So we’re just going to go in and demo and demo and figure it out. I talked to Dallas [Austin] today, we’re Skyping to see if I want to do this song that he has. I just left the studio last night. I go in again tomorrow."