Best/Worst Of The Week: Chappelle Returns, Khaled Jinxes the Heat & More
Listen, it's Friday, we get it. Nobody really wants to do anything that involves using your brain. So "Best/Worst" will provide you with both the biggest fails and the most awesome awesomeness, as well as some of the best (and worst) music of the week. It's a whole lot of everything.
Now let's get started...
Best Of The Week:
Life is just better with Dave Chappelle in it. Ever since his disappearance, there has been a big hole in my life. "Chappelle's Show" was such an influential show and when he bailed, the world was in shock. To this day, I have always wondered just what was going through his brain and now, we finally get the most candid insight into it from the man himself, and you know what? He's still funny as shit. The guy is a natural comedian. If you are a Chappelle nerd, than this is a must watch. Some really great stories here. Good to see you back, Dave. So what does he do with all his free time?
If you asked 100 random people to name 10 rappers, I bet a large portion would struggle. If you asked those 100 same people to recite the whole first verse to "Baby Got Back", 100 would be able to do so. Weddings, middles school dances, clubs, and now, symphony concerts; "Baby Got Back" can be played literally everywhere. Screws Jay's over the top, weird for the sake of weird art shit, this is the true blend of high culture and hip-hop. The symphony makes this a winner in and of itself, but the fancy ass white ladies twerking in their theater attire is the icing on the cake. Special shoutout to the lady in the black dress going all in.
We didn't feature it this week, but I couldn't resist. Besides, Locksmith is a Booth favortie so I'm counting it. Once you hear him rap, you won't complain. This guy is an emcee in every sense of the word.
Worst Of The Week
It is with a heavy heart to report that that guy PSY is back. It is with an even heavier heart that he returns with Snoop Dogg by his side; somewhere a gangsta lost his wings.
It's been out for less than a week and it already has around 50 million views. This is probably the most annoying beat I have heard in ever and it goes on for five excruciating minutes. Actually, Snoop's part isn't the worst, but it's just the fact that he is doing this song that saddens me. Like, he does songs with Katy Perry and Psy now? A whole new generation of people think "Hangover" and not "Gin & Juice" - does that bother anyone else? Plus, he just kind of gets away with it. If virtually any legendary rapper started doing songs with PSY, there would be riots but with Snoop it's no big deal. I guess it's because he also does stuff like this and this.
With the merger, we have been kind of been breaking the rules, but if everything else is getting switched over, why not those commandments we once held with such regard RefinedHype? The first one to put in motion; DJ Khaled with henceforth be known as The Fat Guy Who Yells. For a while, I just kind of stopped caring about him enough to care about the ban, but after his shameful performance on ESPN, I'm back to hating him.
He's terrible; even Skip Bayless is ashamed. It looks especially foolish after last night. I literally saw the fat guy's video as the press conferences were happening and all I could do was laugh. I get that he was exaggerating (at least I'm pretty sure he was) but even still, it was too much. The Heat are an easy target (in part) and this doesn't help.
P.S.- When was the last time Khaled was "in the streets"?
P.P.S- In all fairness, he does have some bangers.
Tyga coming up big for the second week in a row. This time he brings along Young Thug for a new video for "Hookah". I used to think hookah was cool...and then I turned 15. This is my nightmare!
Comment Of The Week:
Everyone on the Going Global piece. I have so much new music to comb through, I don't understand most of it, but new music is new music! Looks out for his to feature some select cuts this week.
Have a great weekend!
[Lucas Garrison is a writer for DJBooth.net. His favorite album is "College Dropout", but you can also tweet him your favorite Migos songs at @Lgarrison88.]