Tag : funny

post image

Porn Stars in Music Videos: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

When a story breaks that won't be covered fairly (or at all) by larger media moguls, RefinedHype DJBooth is there. When some sort injustice or wrongdoing goes unreported, RefinedHype DJBooth is there. We are the lighthouse in the foggy, treacherous seas internet journalism. A beacon hope where there is only despair. If we didn't prove it with our groundbreaking absurdly detailed investigation into rapper poses we will certainly do it now.

Recently, B.o.B put Allie Haze in one his videos. For those readers out there who don't know Haze—which judging by the speed the booty the week answers and the borderline unhealthy stalking ScHoolboy's video girls is none you—she is an adult film actress, A.K.A a porn star. Sure, putting a porn star in your music video is provocative, but that won't stop B.o.B and it certainly didn't stop these artists. It's time for an absurdly detailed investigation into porn stars in music videos.

So that's Allie Haze and Skin Diamond in one video? Hot damn! But this isn't first-time B.o.B has incorporated the use Academy Award-winning talent in his videos. You might remember the "Headband" lyric video, which features the booties Kristina Rose, Ava Rose and Sunny Lane, because how could you forget? Damn... five porn stars in just two videos? It looks like Bobby Ray might just be the King Porn Star Featured Music Videos.

Not so fast, says Eminem. While you know Em for his funny, ten satirical videos, Shady has also been known to put quite a few porn stars in his videos. Obviously, Lisa Ann was in the "We Made You" video because she looks just like Sarah Palin. The legendary Jenna Jameson was in the "Without Me" video and the equally as blond (though definitely less popular) Gina Lynn was in the "Superman" video. Also, I'm not sure if this counts, but Paris Hilton was in the "Just Lose It" video, and we all remember that video. But, that's not all. Apparently, Eminem spends more time on Redtube than a 14-year-old boy without parental supervision. Em also put Sasha Grey, perhaps the most famous porn star on Earth, in his "Space Bound" video. Sorry B.o.B, but I think Eminem has you beat not only in star power, but volume too; he has starred alongside more porn actresses than Ron Jeremy.

Eminem's porn star obsession also rubbed f (no pun intended) on his mentee, 50 Cent. In the "Disco Inferno" video, not just any booty would do (although there is a lot any booty anyway), so Fiddy called on Daisy Marie to really put the booty over the edge. Also, ironically, the video features a cameo from Nick Cannon, who isn't allowed to watch porn because Mariah says so. He has to settle for BET Uncut videos.

Like this article? DJBooth is committed to quality music journalism, never clickbait. You can join us by downloading our app or following us on Facebook or Twitter.

[hupso]
post image

Budding Film Critic Chance The Rapper Takes Shots At Rotten Tomatoes

Chance The Rapper wears many hats as an artist, activist, and entrepreneur. Apparently, the Chicago native is also a budding film critic and took to Twitter to effectively roast movie review site Rotten Tomatoes for what he felt was a terrible ranking. 

Chano posted on Friday morning that he was taking in the film The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, and couldn’t fathom why the site gave it just 17 percent.

Yesterday I watched a movie that I never heard . It had a 17% on @RottenTomatoes … it was funny as fuck. Wtf @RottenTomatoes,” Chance tweeted.

Chance then went in on Bulworth, which earned a 75 percent ranking. “Nah but y’all gave this shitty racist unfunny fucked up ego trip a movie a SEVENTY FIVE?!?!” Chance added.

In the end, Chance Rotten Tomatoes rant was just him having a little fun. We’ve collected the tweets for viewing below and on the following pages.

Photo: WENN.com

[hupso]
post image

Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout: Ardalan – Dancing Astronaut

, Southern California’s wildest adult summer camp, is preparing for its third installment this weekend, October 6-8. As has been established in its past editions, the campout will be packed with childhood nostalgia, scrumptious BBQ, and earth-shaking beats. Furthermore, this year will be its biggest yet, with a move to a larger venue at Lake San Antonio. Adding to the label’s nest talent, acts like Amtrac, Coyu, and the Desert Hearts crew will be joining the house haven’s music lineup with more special guests still to be announced. Ahead this weekend’s bonfire debauchery, we’ve teamed up with Dirtybird for an ongoing interview series spotlighting both the imprint’s own stars and the myriad world-class artists on the concert’s bill.

Ardalan is one the newer generation Dirtybird idols, but well-loved all the same. The Iranian producer quickly caught the dance world’s attention with his raucous blend tech, hip-hop, and house influences that leave any listener with no choice by to shake it. Naturally, his aesthetic fit within the Dirtybird family perfectly, and he first made his way into the fold in 2010. A few years later, he’d blown up considerably as his music proliferated the underground and he amassed a legion followers.

Fast-forward to the present, and Ardalan is now preparing for his third run at Dirtybird Campout as one its regular counselors, where he’ll be bringing guests yet another round raunchy, bounce-worthy beats that are sure to keep the party going no matter what hour he plays. Ahead his appearance, he sat down to answer some key questions on his musical background, the Campout, working with Dirtybird, and more.

 

Meet the counselors  Dirtybird Campout: Ardalan - Dancing Astronaut

How long have you been DJing for & how did you get your start?

Almost 10 years ago! I got my start DJ’ing when my good friend Shurik bought a pair technics in 2007. We would play in his garage which he had turned into a lounge for all the homies and we would play pool and spin records all the time after school. Those were really good days!

What was your first label release? Would you still play it?

My first label release was when I did “Mr.Spock” with Justin 7 years ago. I was really stoked to have my first release on Dirtybird. It really feels special when I hear or play it from time to time!

What has been the biggest breakthrough your career?

The biggest breakthrough for me is definitely connecting with my fans, the relationships I have made with other awesome artists, and being part the Dirtybird family!

If you could be another artist for a day, who would you pick?

Alanis Morissette

What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout?

Karaoke and kickball! Oh and music.

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?

A very very tough choice because the line up is pretty damn sweet and stacked. But The Martin Brothers DnB set will be so epic. Matthew Dear and The Egyptian Lover for sure! and the special guest even though I don’t know who it will be!

What are three essential items you wouldn’t go camping without?

Sunscreen, A drinking cup, and happy thoughts.

Do you have a favorite (or funny) camping memory?

Yeah one time I went camping in Yosemite and in the middle the night I could hear the breathing a creature. I smelled it as well and it was unbearable. pun intended.

 

Meet the counselors  Dirtybird Campout: Ardalan - Dancing Astronaut[hupso]
post image

Christopher “Kid” Reid Says He Wasn’t Trying To Slander Colin Kaepernick

Looks like Kid was just playing when he decided it would be funny to mock socially “controversial” quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

After being outed as “the white guy” in that now infamous image that Jason Whit(e)lock tweeted out a few weeks ago an upcoming segment mocking the Superbowl QB, Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid felt it was time to address the situation.

After getting properly dragged on social media, Reid released a statement on his Facebook page to explain his involvement while taking a few potshots at the Fox Sports 1’s conservative TV personality saying, ““Let me address the elephant in the room (and no, I don’t mean Whitlock)….Look, I get it-taking a pic with Jason Whitlock is like taking a pic with Samuel L. Jackson in ‘Django’-most people might be perplexed by this act and others will get litty on you and call you a ‘coon’, ‘sellout’ or even worse. These are the pitfalls a public life. I accept them.”

Reid then laid out how he himself has no problem with Kap and has witnessed firsthand the police brutality that Colin is standing up (or kneeling rather) against.

“Let me be clear-the skit and photo were not meant to disrespect Colin’s message or political stance. Rather, we wanted to spo the media’s treatment him and the circus that has been created. I understand that Whitlock has been a vocal critic Colin so the optics the photo have got me looking crazy. But anyone who knows me knows where I stand on Colin Kaepernick-exactly where he stands. Being born and raised in NYC I grew up seeing and reading about dozens acts police brutality. And the same way we know the names Tamir Rice, Philando Castile and Michael Brown today, I grew up knowing the same fate had come to Eleanor Bumpurs, Amadou Diallo, and Abner Louima. Sadly, little has changed.”

And while he does seem to be copping a plea in his lengthy Facebook post, he does acknowledge that he done f’d up.

“Moving forward, I recognize the danger optics without proper explanation-people race to their own conclusions, good and bad. I also have to accept my part in this controversy-the fact that my rep was taking hits was shocking at first-but I’ve come to a healthy understanding how some people were dismayed by what went down.”

In short, Kid wasn’t tryin’ to hurt nobody.

Peep the entire statement below and let us know if this lets Kid f the hook or if it’s too little too late.

Photo: Twitter

[hupso]
post image

Ugly God Wants To Start Making Music With Substance

Ugly God has established a rap career thanks to his comedic content, but it appears he wants to be much more than a jokester. In a lengthy post on Snapchat, The Booty Tape rapper detailed why he plans to add more substance to his music.

“I talked to one the smartest guys I’ve ever met in my life and he helped me come to my senses,” he wrote. “While my ‘joke-around’ songs are fun to make and turn up to, I’m creating no kind substance or mark. I just want to bring to light that I am very versitle sic], but I have been scared to show my versitity sic] for all this time because I didn’t get into this position I am in now because my versitility sic]. I felt like if I did show my versitility sic], people would stop fucking with me, but if people genuinely DID fuck with me they would respect what I do regardless what angle I try to approach.”

The Houston native displayed some self-awareness that’s rare in the rap game, noting how volatile his career is at this point. Ultimately, he’s very concerned about being the dismissed as nothing more than “the funny guy” in Hip Hop.

“My career is just borderline unstable right now and pretty much anything can happen to ruin it,” he continued. “I just feel like I’m on the edge permanently being taken as a joke and that would be the downfall my career. There has been too many people that have come and gone and I refuse to be one them.”

Ugly God would go on to share some details about his time in college and discuss his goal to deliver more substantive content. He wrapped things up by delivering a mission statement for himself going forward.

“To conclude, I will no longer hide behind this brand silhoutte sic] I have created out fear,” he wrote. “While I’ve started many waves and inspired so many people, the smartest/safest thing for me to do is to make my mark and not be completely taken as a fucking joke.”

Read his entire Snapchat post below, courtesy Imgur user @GoLoco511.

[hupso]
post image

Julian Jordan talks about growing up on tour and his foray into fashion [Interview] – Dancing Astronaut

Dutch DJ and Producer started touring the world at the age 15 and has not stopped since. Now 22 years old, Jordan has expanded beyond the DJ booth and started his own record label called GOLDKID Records in addition to launching a fashion line. It takes many artists a lifetime to achieve what Jordan has done in seven short years, however, the producer has an energetic and optimistic disposition despite an admittedly heavy workload.

We got to speak to Julian about growing up in the spotlight, his friendship with , and his foray into fashion, among other things. While he is currently touring in Europe, he will be taking his #Playon tour to the US starting with a headlining show at Las Vegas’s Nightclub on September 26. We learned that one Julian’s favorite things about touring is playing new music so that he can get a real time reaction to what fans think the songs. Be sure to get your tickets to his upcoming show where he will be previewing multiple new IDs, and read our full interview with him below.

READ OUR INTERVIEW BELOW AND GET TICKETS  

 

Julian Jordan talks about growing up on tour and his foray into fashion Interview] - Dancing Astronaut

 

You started touring at 15. Do you ever feel like you missed out on being a normal teenager?

Yeah. It was crazy because when I started touring it was all international, so I was traveling all over really quickly. I definitely missed out on some the time with friends most people have growing up. It’s funny now though because I am booking a lot more shows close to home, so I am actually getting to see friends more now and live more that life that I missed out on earlier.

You once said that you like to think outside the box, and that what inspires you are other artists who do that as well. Who are some the artists who inspire you?

I would have to say . I love his music and he is incredibly innovative. I really love his stuff, and he has always been a huge inspiration for me.

Of all your collaborations, do you have a favorite person that you have worked with?

I would have to say Martin Garrix. We are just really on the same wave length as artists and kind approach things the same way. A lot the time you get in the studio with someone and they just want to do things their way, but with Martin we work really well together and bounce ideas f each other.

You guys grew up friends right?

Yeah it’s funny– we met each other online as we were getting into music, and I would brag to him about this music school I was in. Then he eventually actually joined my class at school, and we went to school together for a few years. He’s one my good friends

Is there someone you haven’t worked with yet that you would really like to?

I would say . He was one my biggest inspirations growing up and still is to this day. When I was 5,6, and 7 years old listening to music, he was already spinning, and he brought a lot attention to our country in terms the music scene. He is definitely a big inspiration for me.

If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be doing?

I don’t know… I mean I always wanted to be an entertainer and be in the spotlight. In school, I would rap on the playground and loved entertaining people. When I found music, that fell into place where I could do something that I love and entertain those around me. But I always like trying new things and I think musically I would like to do something unexpected moving forward, like work with a rock band or something different like that.

Is fashion something you have always been interested in? Or did you learn you were interested in it once you started working on your ?

I have always been interested in it because fashion is an important part being an entertainer. This isn’t a collaboration where we sat down and had a meeting and did the collaboration. I was just hanging out with them and we were throwing out ideas, and that is where the collaboration was born.

When you aren’t touring or in the studio, what are you doing with your time?

Well that’s hard to answer because I feel like touring and being in the studio is already a really hard thing to balance. I would say I’m usually on my couch and spending time with my family if I am not in the studio. It’s really hard being able to see them and spend time with them, so I use every moment I can get outside work to be with friends and family.

We got a little sneak peak at some the new music and remixes you have coming out. They are epic. Will fans at your upcoming Omnia show be lucky enough to get a sneak peak as well?

Of course! I always play new music at my shows, and I will definitely be previewing the tracks at Omnia. I always like to play what I have been working on the studio live in front fans because that is the best way to gauge whether people will like the music or not. Everyone at Omnia is lucky because I am in the studio for a few days right now so I will have a bunch new stuff to play for them.

Julian Jordan talks about growing up on tour and his foray into fashion Interview] - Dancing Astronaut[hupso]
post image

ESPN Tried To Replace Jemele Hill With Another Black Host, Colleagues Said Nope

ESPN is looking extra funny in the light. A report claims the network tried to replace renowned sports analyst Jemele Hill after tweeting facts about Donald Trump, but her colleagues were like, “That’s a no from me, dog.”

Despite Sarah Huckabee’s call from a White House podium to fire her for tweeting that Trump is a white supremacist, Hill was still on SportsCenter that night, next to co-host Michael Smith.

But it turns out ESPN tried to get her f the show, and failed.

Reports Think Progress:

Clearly, they must not have asked Sunken Place Stage Steele.

Anyway, Eaves subtweeted the struggle earlier that day.

Of course, ESPN has denied that’s how things went down. Yeah, okay.

It’s a wonderful thing to see Jemele Hill’s colleagues form like Voltron to protect one their own.

If ESPN does try sidelining Hill, trust there will be hell to pay.

Photo: WENN.com

[hupso]
post image

Funk Flex Calls DJ Clue "A Wack DJ" — And Gets A Response

New York City – Veteran New York City DJ’s Funkmaster Flex and DJ Clue have never appeared to be chummy over the years competition through their respective platforms, Hot 97 and Power 105.1.

In a recent interview with ThisIs50, Flex decided to speak his mind about his longtime rival.

“You know the funny thing is about Clue?” Flex asked June Archer with a smirk. “I respect Clue and Clue’s a good guy. But you know what he has trouble with? He’s a wack DJ. You know how you play music? He’s a wack DJ! He should make an effort to change that perception.”

Ironically, the slander came right before Flex openly admitted he had a few things to work on himself — namely, “talking shit.” He then proceeded to shut down notions going head-to-head, deeming it totally pointless.

“When the battle stuff comes up, they’re doing that to you because they know you’re wack on the set,” he exclaimed. “You could never battle Flex — but nigga, get better on the set! If you do not take your craft serious enough to practice at it, then it’s cool. And that’s no diss to him. He’s a mixtape DJ and he’s a great producer.”

In 1998, as part JAY-Z’s now defunct Roc-A-Fella Records, Clue released the first installment his star-studded Pressional album series. He eventually nabbed a platinum plaque, solidifying his commercial presence for years to come. He also scored production for cohorts, such as JAY-Z and Fabolous, hammering home Flex’s point.

Not to be outdone, Flex released several gold-selling compilation albums during the late 90s as well, so this is a battle the heads have been wanting to see for a while.

Flex rounded out the interview by ousting Clue from a circle that included DJ Clark Kent, DJ Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, DJ SNS, Marley Marl and Kid Capri.

It didn’t take long for the word to get back to Clue, who had a few choice words for Flex. Most notably, he took aim at Flex’s club record selection, dubbing him “Mr #ClearTheDanceFloor.”

Both Flex and Clue are on the air at the same time in New York City, so their competition has always teetered along the lines real beef.

Check out Flex’s full and thoroughly entertaining interview up above.

[hupso]
post image

Soul II Soul's Melissa Bell Has Passed Away At 53

Anyone well-versed in ’80s and ’90s R&B/soul is likely familiar with the song “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)” by the Grammy Award-winning group Soul II Soul. According to her daughter and X Factor star Alexandra Burke, former lead singer Melissa Bell has passed away at the age 53. Burke took to Twitter to share the news.

“It is with the heaviest and saddest hearts that the family inform you our beautiful, funny and loving mum, Melissa Bell has passed away,” Burke wrote. “Our beautiful mother gained her wings on 28th August 2017, a day that has changed our lives forever.

“We will never forget her unconditional love, support, charisma, strength and courage throughout her life,” she continued. “We are eternally proud & thankful to call her our mummy. We would be grateful if you could respect our privacy at this difficult time. Thank you. The Burke Family.”

The London-born singer was a member Soul II Soul from 1993 to 1995, after the group had already attained commercial success with 1989’s “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me).” She sang on Soul II Soul’s hit tracks “Wish” and “Be A Man,” but ficially left the group to pursue a solo career and eventually formed another band called Soul Explosion.

Members the current incarnation Soul II Soul also took to Twitter to express their condolences, writing, “We are deeply saddened to hear the passing Melissa Bell, she was an important part the collective and will be sadly missed.”

A 2008 report from The Islington Tribune said she suffered from kidney disease and regularly needed dialysis.

No further details surrounding Bell’s death are available at this time.

Revisit “Wish” below.

[hupso]