"The more positive attitude toward intermarriage represents a sharp break from the recent past and parallels behavioral change: about 15 percent of new marriages across the country in 2010 were between spouses of different races or ethnicities, more than double the share in 1980. The researchers presented the acceptance of interracial marriage as 'the fading of a taboo.'” —Good news for Gucci Mane and Yo Gotti! Good news for everybody, actually.
I've been waiting for this. Yo Gotti is an underrated rapper from Memphis. His song "5 Star Chick" was a hit down south this summer. Now here's a video for the remix featuring Gucci Mane, Trina and Nicki Minaj. The beat's the thing, reminiscent as it is of Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon's smash, "Yeah," from 2004 and Cadillac Don's little-known but much-awesome and often copied "Peanut and Jelly" from 2006. And Gotti's voice is enticingly gruff. But verse-wise, the ladies steal the show. Trina rhymes like she's got six dudes licking whip-cream off her toes, while Nicki Minaj (quelle scandale!) has an epiphany that her boyfriend [...]
It's strange to see Rick Ross eating a bowl of Super Sugar Crisp in this new video for his protege Meek Mill. Because we recently learned that Ross usually wakes up to a bowl of lobster bisque. What this has to with his being a narcissist, as he says, is less clear. And considering how much milk he spills into beard, he's probably better off sticking with the cereal anyway. Both Ross and Meek Mill have terrific voices. (Yo Gotti does, too.) Their lyrics often leave me flat, but as long as Maybach Music Group producers keep using those big gonging church bells to the thrilling effect that [...]
From the dirty south afficionados at Traps N Trunks: a music video for "Send Me An Angel," a new song from Memphis rapper Yo Gotti. The song is just all right-for a better idea of Yo Gotti's charms, check out his recent "5 Star" or 2006's "Full Time." But "Send Me An Angel" is interesting for its telling of the story of how Yo Gotti got out of the deal he signed with TVT Records in 2003, which he calls "The biggest mistake I ever made."
Man, it really seems like everyone has had a pretty crappy summer, doesn't it? Everyone's just in a foul mood. The thing about Atlanta's Cee-Lo, though, is that even when he's in a foul mood, he can make music that sounds as joyous and terrific as this most recent single from his forthcoming Lady Killer album. Enjoy! And here are five other songs from this summer that similarly express very similar feelings: A full handful of musical middle-fingers!