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Eminem, Black Thought and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) Freestyle Cypher

One word: dope.

via HipHopDX.

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The 5 greatest puppetry moments in hip-hop history

Yesterday, the blog at Complex.com published a brilliant post detailing the “unauthorized history of puppets in hip-hop.”  It features five (mostly) classic rap videos which contain at least some puppetry, including “Ass Like That” by Eminem, “Champion” by Kanye, “Da Art of Storytelling” by Outkast, “Me and the Biz” by Masta Ace and Pac’s “How do you want it?”  If anything, it demonstrates that current hip-hop suffers from a serious lack of puppet content. 

The best part of the post, though, is the music video remix of M.O.P.’s “Ante Up” with Bert and Ernie.  Absolutely hilarious!


 

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Eminem making comeback, Bone Thugs reunite

Eminem, the latest in a series of rappers who retire then un-retire, has decided to make a comeback.  I guess he got bored not being in the limelight, so he’s back in the studio.  You can tell he was bored since he prank called LL Cool J on the radio a little while ago.  I’m not a big fan of his work, but I can respect the fact he wants to get back into the game.  The one thing I’ll give him is that he tends to have fun with what he’s doing, and somehow people still respect him.

Not to be outdone, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony have reunited as well.  The group made up with that rapscallion Bizzy Bone.  Bizzy Bone got the boot from the band because he had a serious drug problem (among other issues).  Once Flesh gets out of prison (he was in jail for threatening someone with an AK-47), they’ll get back to work.

Hmm, this kind of troubles me.  I’m not going to lie, I seriously love Crossroads.  That song owned my middle school life, but there’s something I find problematic about a quasi-violent criminal walking out of jail into a multi-million dollar recording setup.  I know it happens all the time in hip hop, but it’s truly not the message we want to be sending.

[Source: NOW Magazine, Contact Music]

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Robot Chicken’s 8 Mile Spoof

Anyone remember Eminem’s movie 8 Mile? It’s a movie that got surprisingly positive reviews across the board and even managed to win some academy awards.

Robot Chicken, Seth Green’s irreverent stop motion animation series took a shot at spoofing the movie with pretty funny results. Check it out below. Bugs Bunny taking over Eminem’s role as “B. Rabbit”.