Ja Rule and Foster The People’s namesake, Mark, don’t have a birthday this year thanks to no February 29 on the Gregorian calendar this year. Our kind hearts (and fat fingers) can’t deny anyone an occasion for cake, so today’s Friday Face-Off goes out to those unlucky leap year babes. Should Ja’s “Always On Time” or FTP’s “Pumped Up Kicks” be more celebrated? You vote while we light the candles.
Ja Rule “Always On Time” – The U.S. government technically considers February 28 the birth date for anyone born on February 29. So, Ja is officially 37 as of yesterday. Too bad America also considers tax evasion a big deal, so the “Livin’ It Up Rapper” turned 9-and-a-quarter years old in custody as a gift from Uncle Sam. Here’s hoping year 9-and-a-half brings Ja more music videos with him eating Trix cereal prepped by half-naked groupies in a mansion.
Team Foster Child
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks” – If anything proves FTP’s 29-year-old lead singer is a seven-and-a-quarter-year-old kid genius at heart, it’s the trio’s debut music video. Mark Foster frolicked on the beach, played Frisbee and even had to put his shoes back on in a minivan. And if you’re saying “No kid pounds beers while playing pool!” We’ve got two words for you: Drew Barrymore.