Bun B Joins Gumball 3000 Rally; Nirvana Chopped And Screwed
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Nosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase
Mark C. Austin
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Wire to Wire Bun B took part in that Gumball 3000 thing. For whatever reason, we spent, like, 45 minutes on YouTube Saturday morning watching various amateur "June 27th" videos. Whatever... it's entertaining. Of the people that we'd never heard of, this guy was the best. These guys were the worst. Eminem's next single is premiering this Thursday. In the meantime, he's been keeping busy by making fun of Ben Roethlisberger.
A few tracks from Nas and Damien Marley's Distant Relatives LP leaked. We didn't immediately download them after several people didn't email them to us, but if we had, hypothetically speaking, we'd say that they were pretty dang good. But we can't because we didn't because nobody did. Here's the (very fun) video of "I'm Beamin'" from Lupe Fiasco, who we've been crushing on since last week's show. Rick Ross spent some time talking about how working with Diddy will open a bunch of new doors for him. He didn't mention that one of the doors might lead to him getting shot and killed because of some stuff Diddy did, and then Diddy producing a movie about how he had nothing to do it. It took way too long for Christina Aguilera to try and steal Lady Gaga's Gaga-ness, right? Erykah Badu got naked for that "Window Seat" video, then she caught a charge for it because apparently you're not supposed to just get naked whenever you want, even if you are Erykah Badu. Guess what she's pleading. Yep, not guilty. She does know that the whole thing was recorded, right? What defense could she possibly have? Ludacris linked up with Magnum Condoms for a promotions. We suppose if you're going to work with a condom company, selecting one called "Magnum" would be the way to go. With regards to that last item, how has no one started a company called something like "Big Cock Condoms" or whatever? There's no way that doesn't immediately become the No. 1-selling brand of condom in the world. There will be a Liquid Swords 2 album. DMX filed a lawsuit against - wait, wait, wait. DMX is suing someone else? You mean he'll be standing at the prosecutor's table? This is going to blow some poor judge's mind.
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