Category Archives: Hip Hop

Wu-Tang Wednesdays

WuTang

So I’ve decided that since we’re into the New Year (is that supposed to be capitalized) now is a good time to introduce some new things I want to do here around OneLastLine. One of the first things I would like to get done is to make it official and institute Wu-Tang Wednesdays. Around lunch (on the West Coast) every Wednesday I’m going to post at least one video or song from the Wu-Tang Clan or one of its many members’ solo shit. My train of logic is that lunch time on Wednesday is damn near exactly halfway through the workweek and we could all use a little pick me up to try and close out the second half of the week. Now bring da Mothafuckin Ruckus!

this video is dope

Rick Ross Is Suing LMFAO For Intellectual Copyright Infringement

HuffPo – Ross is suing the electronic-rap duo, claiming they lifted the line “Everyday I’m shufflin'” for their 2010 hit, “Party Rock Anthem.” Ross used the lyric first — except his was “Everyday I’m hustlin'” — in the 2006 song “Hustlin,'” which appeared on the rapper’s debut album, “Port of Miami.”  The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which claims, “The use of ‘Hustlin’ in ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is readily apparent, despite the slight change from ‘Everyday I’m hustlin” … to ‘Everyday I’m shufflin” … and constitutes, inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized derivative work.”  Ross is accusing LMFAO, which includes Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (Sky Blu), of “perform[ing] in a manner to sound like” his own track. The rapper is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages, according to THR.

 

Since I always want to be fair and equal here are the two songs in question:

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

This is an actual recording of a real live tire fire fueled by bags of dog shit (yet secretly its kind of awesome)

Rick Ross – Everyday I’m Hustlin’

The Fat Man actually did a pretty solid job on this track.  The best one off of his debut Port of Miami? Maybe I don’t know I haven’t listened to it in a while and I’m not going to do that right now for the purposes of this blog but I do remember this CD (feeling a little old right about now) being pretty hot in the streets back in ’06

 

 

This time we all lose Johnny.  I mean ferchissake, has anyone ever composed a more ridiculous sentence than “Rick Ross is suing LMFAO for violating Intellectual Copyright”?  Nobody could have right? Like this shit is just straight up and down fake life as all hell.  Can you imagine the plate of awfulness that the judge or whoever it is that has to hear this lawsuit and then file a proper ruling has to eat everyday he goes to work.  Fucking-A man, fuck-ing-A.  Shit and we think our jobs suck.  That guy’s job sucks a giant bag of dicks (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  Anyways how about Rick Ross’ timing with this lawsuit huh?  The song in question, “Party Rock Anthem” was #1 on the Billboard 100 in 2010 and was used during the Super Bowl Halftime show in 2012.  So filling a lawsuit for “stealing” the phrase “Everyday I’m hustlin'” in 2014 is the obvious move.  Fucking nobody would see that coming!  Perfect time to get the drop on LMFAO.  A legalese tactical genius, this Rick Ross is I tells ya. Not a chance Redfoo and Sky Blu had their shit together for a lawsuit.  So ya, I guess you could say its safe to assume that Rick Ross is doing quite well these these days, financially speaking. Good job, good effort.

Kanye West Just Will Not Get It

coinye today

HuffPo – Kanye West is not happy about “Coinye,” a new digital currency created by anonymous coders that bears his name and face.  West’s lawyers filed a cease-and-desist letter against Coinye’s creators on Monday, arguing that the cryptocurrency represents a trademark infringement, according to the Wall Street Journal.  “Given Mr. West’s wide-ranging entrepreneurial accomplishments, consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr. West is the source of your services,” the document reads.

Either Kanye West simply does not get it or he is doing a sublime job of trolling us all.  I used to think he was just a musical genius acting out (it happens) then I though maybe he just really loved the attention so he started trolling us, now I think Kanye may have actually lost himself.  Like at this point HE doesn’t even know what the hell he’s doing anymore. He has basically become Randy Marsh coaching Sarcastaball when he can not stop being sarcastic:

Now he’s having his attorney send out cease and desist orders against some nerds proving once again that he just doesn’t get it.  Kanye might actually be the musical genius of a generation he claims to be but nobody can pay attention to the art he’s creating when he’s doing stupid shit like this, becoming a caricature of himself.  He’s so defensive of his own ego at this stage in the game that he can’t even realize this shit should be way beneath him.  Homie shouldn’t even be acknowledging this noise.  For real, would anyone know what the hell Coinye is without him blowing this whole thing out of proportion, filing this lawsuit and giving these guys all the PR they could ever dream of (as well as a blogging gold mine)? Probably not.  But now because he had to kick and scream about someone making fun of him we all get to sit around pointing and laughing at his expense once again.  C’mon man get your act together.  You are a magnificently talented artist.  You’re better than this.

The Hottest Video You Will Watch Today

I’d like to present to you the Hottest Minute Twenty-One Seconds of Your Day brought to you by Said Energizer. This guy’s videos are plain old fashioned awesome.  Just some really amazing stuff.  Anyway I’m going to shut up now and get out of the way, let this video speak for itself:

Christ almighty. I need a cold shower or something

PS –

This is 100% the kind of thing I’m talking about when I say that a chick is “dripping sex”.  Remember this video.

Double PS –

As an added bonus because I love you guys I included a MAD NSFW VIDEO after the jump:

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I Hate ARod But You Have To Respect This Move

Look lets be clear: I am a diehard 100% unabashed Red Sox fan.  I hate Alex Rodriguez.  I want him thrown out of baseball for life.  The fact he gets to play while appealing his suspension and affect a pennant race is beyond ludicrous.  I love Dempster throwing at him FOUR times in one AB and the fact that Dumpster will serve his suspension before ARod is kind of confusing. I could not be more excited to know that all ARod has ever wanted is approval from baseball and now he will NEVER make the HOF.  I love MLB clearly singling him out for persecution.

All of that being said I absolutely have to respect the balls it takes to choose JayZ and Kanye’s “Niggas in Paris” as the song you walk out to for the 1st AB in New Yankee Stadium post Sox series.  Maybe this is when ARod embraces his role as the villain, well at least until Selig finally gets to burn him at the stake.

Just as a reminder this is how the first six lines of that little ditty go:

“So I ball so hard muhfuckas wanna find me
first niggas gotta find me
What’s 50 grand to a muhfucka like me
Can you please remind me?
Ball so hard, this shit crazy
Y’all don’t know that don’t shit phase me”

Nothing in this world more dangerous than a man with absolutely nothing to lose and more than enough cash to hire the most cut-throat, mafioso lawyers NYC has to offer.  Lord knows I hate him but goddamn if I can’t respect that type of hustle. Tiger Woods should be taking notes.

TigerWoods“Mafia Lawyers! Why didn’t I think of that?”

B’MORE SAVING THE RAP GAME

I don’t want to seem like I’m blowing this out of proportion but I’m pretty sure Los is the best lyricist I’ve heard in a long time.  Dude just dropped a mixtape the other day and this freestyle on Sway in the Morning is straight hot fire:

Homeboy in the back middle is rocking one of the FLYEST 90’s Week hoodies my eyes have ever seen.  Need that hoodie and I need it yesterday.

Reminds me a whole lot of Lil Wayne back in his mixtape days or even a young Wiz Khalifa before he started rhyming about being stoned all the time.  (We get it Wiz, you smoke weed. Congratulations and welcome to America in the 21st Century.  Most of us are smoking weed all the time.)

Los is signed to Bad Boy and has apparently been ghost-writing a shitload of Bad Boy songs over the years.  Check out the mixtape “Becoming King” below.  Dude is the truth: