Well, the NBA season's dead, might as well kill the mascots, too.
The Philadelphia News reports that after conferring with fans, Hip-Hop, the Sixers' bunny mascot with acrobatic style, has been ditched, nevermore to dunk off a trampoline again. From the Philly News:
After receiving hundreds of communications from fans, nearly all of them advocating the end of a symbol of a different era, the teams new ownership will announce today that the never-beloved mascot has been put out to pasture, literally.Read more
Bogues was a once in a lifetime type of player and its amazing he carved out a 15 year pro career for himself. At 5-3, he made Spud Webb look tall at 5-7. Bogues is a player who did all of the little things well. His lack of height made him excel in areas that other players with more height overlooked.Read more
Lloyd's track "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" featuring Dre and Lil Wayne, just got an official video and it is...crazy. Wayne Brady does Lil Wayne's verses and a talking cat does Andre's (possibly as a reference to the Ms. Jackson video?). Sure, why the hell not. Check it out below.Read more
Another new Andre verse for you, this time from Lil' Wayne's long-awaited "Tha Carter IV". The track is "Interlude" and along with a nasty Tech N9ne verse (cool to see someone like that on an album like this) we get Dre talkin' Neon Black and Electric Gray and thats it. No Wayne verse, just a mic-dropping conclusion from Three Stacks and we're out.
Andre's verse on John Legend's "Green Light" is a little slept on. Sure its short, but its also hilarious and loose. He's just "style-freein" after all. This MSTRKRFT remix from a few years ago takes the original and drags it through the dirt, but in a good way. Enjoy.
Back in 2006, BBC2 did an interview with Dre where he expressed his love for the music of Squarepusher, a UK-based electronic producer/genius. In the piece, Andre asks for the BBC to find Squarepusher to see if the two could collaborate.
The BBC, being responsible journalists, does just that in this video.
After the piece aired, the story stayed pretty quiet for awhile, until this article late last year, where Squarepusher himself stated that he and dre were "Edging toward a plan" to make something "fucking astonishingly good".
What do ya'll think about this collaboration? Dre is definitely not afraid of new genres, and he's clearly OK with cracked-out electronic music, evidenced by his "Favorite Things" on The Love Below.
This is crazy. Just found this footage from something called The 411 Knowledge & Entertainment Show, hosted by radio personality Carol Blackmon.
Shot in 1994 at S.W Dekalb High School in Atlanta, this video features a young Dre freestyling over an offscreen beatbox, and its amazing. A little slice of time back at the beginning of this whole epic journey. Think of the steps these kids took after this moment...ATLiens, Aquemini, "B.O.B.", "Hey Ya", "Sir Lucious Left Foot", and it STILL hasn't stopped...
Please Andre, put out a solo hip hop record! It can go down as one of the best rap albums of all time, even more so if you work with quality producers like (Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Swizz Beats, Kanye West, DJ Premier, Organized Noise). Guest appearances on there could include Big Boi, Nas, Eminem, Aceyalone, GZA, or some other sick MCs. Let's do this!!!!!