Best/Worst Of The Week: Tupac Back, Juelz Santana Wants Your Money & More
Listen, it's Friday, we get it. Nobody really wants to do anything that involves using their 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:
I know quiz day was yesterday, but I'm going to ask you a few more questions....
Someone was kicked out of a concert for crowdsurfing. Was it:
A) A mom at a Jonas Brothers Show.
B) A scientist at a performance of Handel’s Messiah.
C) A pregnant woman at a Dixie Chicks Show.
D) A rap fan at the 2Pac musical.
Believe it or not, the answer is B. Yes, B. Dr. David Glowacki, a Stanford professor and "expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics," is also a expert in being the fucking greatest dude alive. Dude go so into the music, he tried to crowdsurf at a fancy ass music hall; I wish I loved anything as much as this guy loves Handel's Messiah. According to Metro:
Audience members were invited to come to the front with their drinks and ‘clap or whoop when you like, and no shushing other people’. However, the theater's artistic director, Tom Morris, admitted that Dr David Glowacki had got ‘very overexcited’ during the Hallelujah Chorus.The respected chemist was apparently seen by witnesses swinging from side to side, waving his hands in the air whooping before he tried to surf the crowd.
His reaction to getting kicked out was even better:
Dr Glowacki has attacked the decision to force him to leave the concert by saying: ‘Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.’
I want to go to a show with this dude. If he's willing to crowd surf at a Handel show, imagine what he would be like at an Action Bronson show. This guy is the coolest scientist alive. Give him the Nobel Prize!
There are very few things in this world that make me get my rap nerd on like unreleased 2Pac material. Anytime I can get more 2Pac, it's a good day in my book; to this day he is still one of the most influential figures in rap's storied history. For 2Pac nerds June has been the best month since February of '96. First, this 20 minute phone conversation between an incarcerated Pac and Sanyika Shakur was released.
If that wasn't enough, Chuck D Tweeted out a photo of a letter from Pac.
Letter from PAC but you should've seen mine. pic.twitter.com/HRerXFe3mL— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 22, 2014
I love how much Pac was appreciative and humbled. Seeing the respect he has for those that came before him makes me love him that much more. Even 18 years after his death, Pac continues to impress.
Best Music Of The Week:
I've been listening to a lot of summery, upbeat stuff. I need some real, powerful shit to balance it out. Enough salads, I'm in the mood for a bloody, juicy T-Bone. Enter GQ's "Rated Oakland." I have been waiting for this album for a while now, and this weekend, it's time to dig the fuck in. Bon appetit...
Worst Of The Week:
Is Juelz Santana serious with this bullshit? I've always thought celebrity endorsements were dumb - "buy this product because this famous person got paid to say he likes it too!" - but this is the worst of the worst. This is clearly a shitty pyramid scheme and no celebrity, let alone a shelved rapper, could make me think otherwise.
Even if I was looking to buy in, Juelz is a terrible salesman. I don't think heaven knows what WakeUpNow is. Could you use any more generic terms than "Saving money, managing money and making money"? Prestige Worldwide had a better sales pitch. I feel bad for anybody who wasted their money on this, but if you're willing to trust your money with Juelz Santana then you probably don't deserve it anyway.
In case you couldn't tell, that is Ice Cube's son rapping. When it comes to the music he's not the worst rapper ever (he's certainly not the best either), but that name! Oh my god is OMG is a horrible rap name. It sounds like the title of a Soulja Boy album or the stage name of some 12-year-old girl from the valley. Really, OMG is the best you could come up with?! Dude, just go with your government name if you can't come up with anything better than OMG; even if you first name is Leslie, it's still better than OMG.
Come to think about it, Ice Cube is a pretty terrible name too. If a new emcee came out with the name Ice Cube in today's rap world, he would get grilled. The only reason we don't make fun of Ice is because he has been gangsta since back in the day. Clearly names aren't the Cube clan's strong suit.
Worst Music Of The Week:
That right thurrr is Tyga and Bieber in the studio together. I don't need to hear the song to know it will be near-terrible. Just the thought of those two making music together is worse than any real music that was released this week.
Comment Of The Week:
Some people hate kiss asses. Here at The DJBooth, we encourage it. Which is why TheG gets this week's 'Comment of the Week' with his flattering remarks on our which label piece:
Not with Jay cause his artist albums are under-shipped. Puff gets you one hit than destroys your whole career, never to be heard of again. With Ross you seem $$ but really you always in debt. Dre, yo album never coming out. OVO, Drake in every song. Kanye squeezes your creativity then lets yo album out to semi decent maybe kinda success. All semi-indie: over appreciated and under paid ...
It's either G.O.O.D. or refined hype writer.
Let's be real...every rappers dream is to be a RefinedHype writer. Have a great weekend, y'all!