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Big Boi Uses Tasty Thanksgiving Analogy to Describe Rap in 2017

For the past 24 years, Big Boi has had complete creative control over his music and the music made by OutKast, the duo he formed alongside André 3000 in 1991. However, that doesn't mean that he's always had the ability to control when that music is released and is made available for mass consumption. 

In the streaming era, the idea creating a brand new song and uploading it to SoundCloud or Audiomack that same day is commonplace, but in 1994, when OutKast turned their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik into LaFace Records, they didn't immediately get a green light from L.A. Reid—they had to wait their turn.

"To come out in this digital era, it would be more streamlined to the fans, we wouldn’t have to go through a label," the 42-year-old MC told Digital Trends. "You could make music at your leisure and just put it out anytime you want to. You wouldn’t have to be in the system and wait on a Toni Braxton or a TLC to come out, and then wait for the cycle to come through to put out an Outkast album. Nowadays, I’m in the studio now, and I can record a song tonight and put it out in the morning. Or record it tonight and put it on SoundCloud tonight, if I can mix it in time. It’s a microwave effect almost. I like to slow-cook my shit like Thanksgiving dinner. I like to put my shit in the oven, and put the butter, the garlic on it."

Clearly, Big hadn't eaten lunch before he started the interview, but in all seriousness, his Thanksgiving analogy hits all the right notes.

When an artist or producer has the ability to cook up a meal and instantly serve it to their audience, without having to involve a label or an A&R or an executive in a suit who lives in the 'burbs, there are no creative restraints and there's no waiting.

Awesome, right? 

Well, on the flipside, because it's so easy for an artist to manufacture new material and instantly put it in the hands his or her fanbase, the likelihood that said material goes through any semblance quality control will decrease.

Sure, Big Boi could record a record at 9 a.m. on a Thursday and release it, fully mixed and mastered, by 12 p.m. that afternoon, but if he holds on to the record after it's completed, sits on it for a few days, shares it with André, Organized Noize and Killer Mike and lets them all chime in with suggestions and ideas for how it can be tweaked and improved, there's a pretty good chance the version the public ultimately receives will be far greater than the prototype.

Churn and burn might work for some artists, but for everyone else, let those yams simmer a few extra minutes.

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Trick Daddy Calls Out Today’s Gangsta Rappers for “Wearing Skinny Jeans & Fingernail Polish”

Man, old rappers do not like skinny jeans.

In a new interview with DJ Vlad, veteran Miami rapper Trick Daddy, without provocation, went f on modern-day gangster rappers for not dressing or looking the part.

"There's so many fake gangsters these days," Trick said. "Back in the day, you had to look your part... if you were a conscious rapper, we knew you was a militant brother, you had your shirt tucked in, you had the clean face, the clean shave or the bald head or the kufi on. If you was a gangster brother, a gangster rapper, then we knew you had to have on the Cowboys hat, the Dickies, or the Stater jacket to represent your city. Now, we got these gangster rappers wearing skinny jeans and fingernail polish and lipstick and this shit crazy, man."

Actually, Trick, not only is there nothing "crazy" about the stylistic evolution hip-hop, but it's a breath  fresh air knowing that the days artists feeling required to sport an unficial uniform based on the type rap music they make are long gone.

Last year, Young Thug—who Trick might or might not have used as a point reference here—proclaimed that a rapper could still be a "gangster in a dress" after a giant billboard went up in New York City featuring him modeling a Calvin Klein dress. Unsurprisingly, the Atlanta native was mocked across social media for the advertisement and his subsequent explanation, but many his peers, both veterans and contemporaries alike, came to his defense.

Instead turning this into an argument about then versus now or us versus them—a conversation I'm fairly certain we're all sick and tired having—Trick should follow the lead Tyler, The Creator, who on his latest album, articulated his position perfectly: "Tell these black kids they can be who they are."

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School On Saturday: 50 Cent Mocks Wendy Williams Fainting Spell

History has shown you shouldn’t have expected 50 Cent to maintain any chill. The Queens rapper took to Instagram to mock Wendy Williams for fainting on live television. 

Fif pretty much chalks up the episode to bad acting instead overheating in her Halloween costume as Williams claims. The rapper has been going at Williams for a while now.

Maybe one day 50 Cent will take the high road. One day.

Photo: WENN.com

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Not Again: White Man Dons Blackface For 2Pac Costume For Halloween

A man has people in the United Kingdom and abroad enraged after he appeared to have used blackface to darken his skin. The unnamed man donned the paint to alter his skin color and dressed as late American rapper 2Pac, sparking criticism on Facebook when the image began to spread online.

The Sun reports:

The image the unknown man appeared on the Facebook page The Glasgow Gospel, which featured a number fensive Halloween photos including the 2Pac mimic.

Photo: Facebook/Glasgow Gospel

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Tomi Lahren’s Struggle U.S. Flag Halloween Costume Gets Shredded On Twitter

Tomi Lahren is either a troll or really believes some her Right Wing bombast, so much to the point that she’s draped herself in the American Flag as a Halloween get-up. While Lahren presses to be all about America and the country first, her outfit choice may actually violate a stated law regarding and folks on Twitter are letting her have it.

CBS News writes:

Since the photo was posted just days ago, discussion about Lahren’s choice, and the statements made in the caption have been debated and bandied about. We collected some the sharpest criticisms Tomi Lahren’s outfit choice below and on the following pages.

Photo: Instagram

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Lil Mouse Reportedly Shot In The Leg In Chicago

Chicago, IL – Chicago rapper Lil Mouse, who emerged on the drill scene as a teen and beefed with the polarizing Slim Jesus, has been the victim a shooting. According to Fake Shore Drive, a publicist for Mouse has revealed that he was shot in the leg over the weekend.

The shooting reportedly took place on Sunday (October 29) on the South Side Chicago. The 18-year-old MC is expected to make a full recovery.

Mouse’s social media accounts have been relatively quiet following this weekend’s shooting. Specifics on the shooting are also scarce.

This isn’t the first time Mouse has found himself in the midst a shooting.

In 2013, seven people were shot during a Mouse and King Samson performance in Chicago. He was not among those injured as a result the shooting though.

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Ty Dolla $ign Told YG His Music Was “Weak” When He First Heard It

Ty Dolla $ign and YG entered the spotlight together in 2010 when the former made a guest appearance on latter's commercial debut single, "Toot It and Boot It."

While Ty credits the collaboration with helping to change his life and jumpstart his recording career, he was initially reluctant to work with his West Coast neighbor. 

"My big homie Big B brought me YG and he was like, 'Yo, I want you to work with this kid.' At first, when I hear his shit, I thought it was weak, I ain't even gon' lie, I said it to his face," Ty told Mass Appeal. "The third song we ever did together was 'Toot It and Boot It' and that's the song that brought me in the game so my opinion definitely didn't fucking matter."

Released on June 8, 2010, "Toot It and Boot It" peaked at No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first 15 songs featuring Ty's vocals to make the chart.

Ty and YG have collaborated on numerous occasions since their joint entrance into the game, including "Ex," a single from Ty's newly-released sophomore album, Beach House 3.

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