It was awkward, it was light-hearted at times, it was full of compliments, and it was awkward some more. And it just happened on live TV as Eminem joined Brent Musberger & Kirk Herbstreit at halftime in his home state of Michigan for an interview and world premiere of the "Berzerk" video teaser.
This was a fun Twitter moment if you just happened to watch it. If not, press play above and see some odd, and vintage Eminem.
Shouts Deadspin on the rip. When the teaser hits the web, we'll have another update. It already revealed cameos by Rick Rubin, Slaughterhouse (no surprises yet...) and Kendrick Lamar!
Fallon's always great with creative musical sketches and last night was no different as he teamed up with young, talented singer Ariana Grande for new versions of rap songs... Broadway style. They run through "99 Problems", "Insane In The Membrane" (which I only hoped was longer), and "Thrift Shop". Watch and see above. More, please?
And this story is too good not to be made up. Questlove explains to OKP in detail how, when looking for his wallet, he found a brand new iPhone, sifted through the photos and some contacts to see that it has to be J. Cole's. Hah! They must've been riding the same van with a month plus in between. Hah! While this is a reminder that the world is small, this is also a reminder on me to put a security code on my iPhone. But hey, if I ever lose my unlocked iPhone, maybe my #1 crush Hannah McKay will find it and can tweet at me :D
Let's inject a little R&B basketball flavor into the Blog shall we? It won't be as smooth as let's say "Basketball Jones", but as humorous as about anything else you'll see today. It turns out the first Foot Locker spot with James Harden singing (terribly) "Harden Soul" was just a preface to the "Curry Remix" as the Golden State star takes center stage with this minute thirty number above.
After laughing it up with this one, I only had one thought: can we get the "Control (Curry Remix)"?! With those lethal rhymes against Harden, I would love to hear one more response to Kendrick Lamar from Stephen Curry, ha!
John Buccigross, you're officially my favorite SportsCenter anchor. His analogy of A$AP Ferg and the A$AP Mob to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots proves he's not only hip, but also excited for Trap Lord out tomorrow. More hip hop analogies on SportsCenter, please! That was fun.
Also fun: my favorite GIF from last week also featuring A$AP Ferg.
Thank you to the YouTube user who dubbed all-new subtitles over the iconic scene in Downtime of an angry Adolf Hitler. Hitler not only responds to "Control" but also Lupe's imitation of him on "SLR 2". I never thought I would write that previous sentence in 2013.
And thus concludes my Friday night and work week... enjoy!
Today in bizarre freestyle videos, we bring you the 19-year-old Adequate Advocate, birth name Josh Jackson, who found himself in a bit of a pickle Monday night. Perhaps that is an understatement - police officers and a SWAT team had him cornered in his house after he allegedly threatened his roommates with a knife, as Gawker reports.
Apparently inspired by this predicament, Adequate did what any true G would do in this situation and made a freestyle about it, moments before the police busted into his house with flashbangs (watch until the end, if you can bear it). If that's not instant street cred, I don't know what is. Unfortunately, I doubt he's gonna be able to cash that in for a record deal or anything, but he should have plenty of time to hone his craft while he awaits trial.
Best of luck to you, Adequate Advocate. Once you get your flow down and record another sick verse, be sure to post it in our User Submissions section, and be sure to #GoWhereYouLove, as long as you're not #GoingToPrison.
A fun tidbit surrounding the greatest hockey player ever and the artist with the current #1 album in the country came out yesterday. With the 25th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky's shocking trade from Edmonton to Los Angeles looming Friday (August 9th), close friend to Gretzky, and Robin's father, Alan Thicke recalled:
I was reminded of it a few days ago on the occasion of the anniversary of his trade from Edmonton to Los Angeles (on Aug. 9, 1988). He was house-sitting at my house in L.A. the night he got traded. I was in Norway with my other son (Brennan), and Wayne and Janet were house-sitting for my son Robin (11 years old at the time). I called from Norway because I picked up the Oslo morning paper and saw pictures of Gretzky — but I couldn’t understand the text, of course. And I thought maybe there had been a fire, a mudslide, a drive-by shooting, who knows? So I called home, and I learned Wayne left early in the morning; he got traded last night. He got the call at about 9 p.m., and he was gone by 6 the next morning. So we had to find a substitute nanny instantly, which is not as bad as what Edmonton had to find to replace him.
So when Gretzky heard the news he was traded to L.A., he was with a young Robin Thicke?! Ha, that's fun to think about, but I can't help but think we were robbed of this story for so long. 1. Why hasn't Robin Thicke sang about this experience yet? 2. How come this tidbit didn't make the otherwise wonderful 30 For 30: "King's Ransom"? I'm (half) kidding about number 1 but totally serious on number 2. Regardless... cool story, bro.
To elaborate on news I mentioned in the opening: Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is set to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts with HDD projecting 174K sold for the singer with the cool babysitter. Ha! Sorry, not going to be able to get this scenario out of my head. Maybe if my folks got Michael Jordan to babysit me, I would be the next John Legend right now?! I blame them that I'm blogging right now...
For those of us hoping for an R.Kelly-esque story (see: below) from Aziz Ansari about working in the studio with Drake for his new song "All Me", it looks like we'll be disappointed. Same time though, this tweet of how it came together not only sums it up completely, but is also pretty hilarious. Ha!
Gotta love it when Jimmy Fallon gets The Roots together with an artist to recreate a popular song. In this case, it's Robin Thicke and the widely popular song of the summer "Blurred Lines". ICYMI the other night, Fallon, The Roots, and even Thicke with a spoon gathered some ordinary and not so ordinary musical instruments and just played together in one synchronization in front of the camera. The highlight: when everybody sings the words "Blurred Lines", ha! Watch and enjoy above.