The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a show I always like to keep an eye on (also when the talented John Oliver was hosting) and last night he dabbled into some hip hop news — namely the Jay Z x Barney's controversy.
Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore joins Stewart and opens with the line of the segment: "Jay Z doesn’t care about black people." Ha!
The segment goes on and I took it very light-heartedly, but SPIN puts a though-provoking, well, spin on how Stewart & Co. presented it — with no mention of the proceeds going to charity, and Jay's well-documented support for the black community. Take a look for yourself and see how it resonates with you.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been, by far, my favorite new show this Fall. Andy Samberg is phenomenal as main character and detective Jake Peralta (hilarious, akin to his lead in my favorite funny movie: Hot Rod) and the supporting cast around him are all unique and comedic in their own way.
So you can imagine my pleasant surprise that within minutes of last night's all-new episode, Kid Cudi was the guest star! The premise: Detective Peralta arrests a newly released from prison Cudi (not playing himself, obviously) after a robbery happens just like his M.O.. Peralta has 48 hours to find the evidence to keep Peralta in custody and the ensuing events are wildly entertaining.
Both clips above and below feature Cudi with Samberg bringing the laughs. My only wish was for Cudi to taunt him even more, ha!
Remind me not to invite Al Roker though to the next concert I attend. I'd prefer to go with someone who doesn't have a constant state of shock and confusion.
In a related Drake Tour tidbit, take a gander at a few HQ Instagrams from Drizzy himself of tonight's show. Could it be mere coincidence that he and 'Ye have the same "alien" light shining on the stage?
A couple of months ago, Phil Jackson put his hat into the "Tweet of the Year" circle with this gem directed at Kendrick Lamar during the furious fallout of the "Control" verse. You all know the line K. Dot dropped, and in case you missed it, Phil went all Sensei Phil on 'em.
Today, in a new and rare video interview, Jackson humorously recalls how he found out about the "Control" verse in the first place and admits that Kendrick had a hot line with that one. For those who still hate on Twitter, please link them to this post.
I'd also like to propose a follow up interview with Seth Davis for my recollection of when Phil Jackson liked our Instagram post of the above tweet. It would really bring things full circle and my schedule is flexible.
Regis has a new sports-themed TV show named Crowd Goes Wild and that was the setting for a visit from none other than Ghostface Killah & Raekwon. Watch them name Regis as "the new ODB" and play "That's A Rap" below.
An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West's Gone
Yes, that"Gone" — the Late Registration standout and one of Kanye's most ear-catching verses to the casual fan (the Anakin/Jennifer Aniston line will do it).
So why is this gem from '05 hitting the Billboard charts today? At #18, nonetheless?
Well, it's because of a new viral video: a creative, minute and a half closed-caption f**k you bossman piece — all set to "Gone".
The video, a gem in of itself, grew popular because everyone dreams of telling off their boss and quitting in an extravagant matter like this. This woman did just that, while dancing around the office, and set it to one of Kanye's best songs. I'm sure he, Cam, and Cons are all thanking her today — and given 'Ye's ability to laugh at himself, on display at times during last night's interview with Kimmel, I'm sure he's also having a laugh at the video above.
Here's the Kanye West x Jimmy Kimmel feud recap! High comedy, ahead.
'Ye went off on an all-caps Twitter rant last night aimed at Jimmy Kimmel for his spoof of Kanye's interview with Zane Lowe this week. I love Ye's passionate first tweet about spoofing the first honest piece of media in years. The rest are escalating in anger and some purposeful humor (see: @KanyeWest).
#NoDissrespectToBenAffleck #AllDissrespectToJimmyKimmel is gold.
Kimmel not only responded on Twitter, but also in a segment last night seen above. I'm sure this will blow over, but it was surely entertaining too. As a big fan of both, I hope it does blow over and 'Ye goes on Kimmel sometime in the future. Your thoughts on the feud?
If you're unfamiliar with Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns series, um, block out the next hour and go through the archive on Funny or Die. Today, outta nowhere, he released a new episode of his awkward interview series with none other than Justin Bieber. There are some great moments throughout, including Zach spanking the young Bieber, ha. Watch above for another funny moment on this Thursday.
Growing up the Sesame Street song is something that we all grew up listening. This, however, isn't your ordinary theme song as we get the cast of Sesame Street to be assisted by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and a Black Thought freestyle in the process. Enjoy!