by (@SamSpokenWord)

Check Yo Self Before U Wreck Yo Self! 15 Slang Terms You Should Be Embarrassed To Use

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People. It’s time to reassess our approach to life – after all – the New Year is almost here (I know, sounds totes cray, ryyght?) WHICH brings me to my next point. When one door opens, another door must close… or a mouth. What I mean is, we need to get our vocabularies in check. You might not realize this, but the slang terms you’ve been using  are dating you. Badly. (I’m lookin’ at you ’80s babies.) When we use words that have reached their expiration date, we not only risk vernacular food poisoning, but we put our “cool factor” at risk. And obvi, no one wants that. So please, have a seat, make yourself some Earl Grey and mosey through my comprehensive guide to 15 Slang Terms You Need To Retire.

It’s time guys. It’s time.

by (@zaragolden)

Snoop Lion Gets High, Hangs Out With A Bunch Of Kids And Burries Snoop Dogg

Look what Snoop Dogg dropped into our Trick-or-Treat bags last night! A first look at his turn as Snoop Lion the reggae star, by way of this oddity of an Eli Roth-directed video for “La La La,” fresh cut off of Snoop’s much ballyhooed about reggae album, Reincarnated. The song is not exactly what we’ve come to expect from the west coast rapper, but produced by Major Lazer (otherwise known as Diplo and Switch, or the producers responsible for much of the new No Doubt album), it’s a fine jam. This video, though, is a trick, treat and treasure to behold. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

Rick Ross Gets “Presidential,” And Obama Gets Lots Of Love From Hip Hop’s Heavyweights

Rick Ross may conflate “royalty” and “chief of state” in the God Forgives, I Don’t cut “Presidential,” but the the song’s new video shows that Rozay has got an eye for politics, too. The song itself is mostly about boss things like “Billie Jean thumping” babes and gold watches, but the video begins anyways with a sample from the speech President Obama gave at last week’s Democratic National Convention. “America, I never said this journey would be easy,” booms the President, assuring then, before “Presidential”‘s Pharrell beat kicks in, that, “Yes our path is harder, but it leads to a better place.” Obama might not have considered “weed crumbs on the cruise ship” when he imagined “a better place,” but there’s no denying that Ross believes that said ship is a marked improvement from “3rd floor projects, feel my point of view.” And so to at least on that point, big Bawse Rick Ross and big Boss Obama can see eye to eye, strictly presidential.

Ross wasn’t the only hip hop heavyweight to show love to President Obama this week. It’s only Tuesday, and already he has won the efforts and affections of some of hip hop’s biggest characters. Who else is feeling the blue this week? Let’s have a look: Read more…