Sunday, December 6, 2015

FUNDAY: Run The Bernie

We may have been gone for a minute folks, but...we, as a certain Ice Cube would say, are "back up in this bitch like the Resurrection!"

We cannot leave you alone Funday people, because our connection is forever.  It's perfect.  It's well...if it could be represented in picture form, it would look like this:

Man...El-P looks terrible.

It's beautiful right?


Pusha T

All hail King Push.  May he reign forever.

Yellow Claw f/ DJ Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga

Just how good is the West Coast dream team of DJ Mustard (on the beat ho) and Ty (best harmonies in the game) Dolla Sign?  They can still manage to make me love a song that features both shitty EDM and the corniest rapper in the game, based off an incredible bridge and chorus.  That is a truly an amazing feat.


For some idea of how big a deal CL is in Asia, you only need to watch this video of her performing at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong earlier this week, getting Michael Jackson/’N SYNC-level screams while strutting through lasers and motorcycles and flag-waving dancers. (Stick around for the 2NE1 reunion.) She is, point blank, one of the biggest and most important pop stars in the world. And the fact that she’d go solo with a piece of kinetic trap music with this level of attitudinal style is… well, it’s not weird, exactly, since we more or less expect pop stars to be weird nowadays. But it’s awesome. The beat has the quasi-eastern swagger and megaton thump of a circa-’04 Polow Da Don track, and CL’s bilingual snarl is huge enough to swallow the sky. If this ends up being the song that takes CL global — if, indeed, that hasn’t already happened — America’s pop stars are not safe.


“Special Edition” severely rips off R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” which, to be clear, is a distinct compliment because despite what you think of Kelly, that song is a masterpiece.  This song however, rips that one off and has the distinction of being sung by someone who doesn't pee on underage girls, so its doubly good.

Justin Bieber f/Travis Scott

I know I have featured this one before, but fuck it I do what I want.  This song and video are so on the level of 100 FLAME EMOJIS it deserves more shine.  It's also simultaneously another example this week of an excellent song being able to be so excellent that it transcends a super lame feature from a wack/corny rapper (SEE ABOVE: Ty Dolla transcending corny Tyga), and features the Royal Family.  In case you don't know, those are the women who are absolutely MURDERING the choreography below.  Seriously, watch this thing.  It's ridiculous. 

That's it for this week y'all. Happy Hannukah.

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