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Requiem for Wreckx-N-Effect

Posted in Hip-Hop,Jay-Z,M.I.A.,Wreckx-N-Effect by M on May 4, 2007

Get over to Status Ain’t Hood NOW NOW NOW!

Tom Breihan knocks one out of the park today with the article On the Continuing Resonance of “Rump Shaker”.

Spurred by the song’s recent appropriation by M.I.A. and Jay Z, Breihan explores a delicious history of early 90s rap-cheese. One highlight of many:

I remember reading somewhere that the group [Wreckx-N-Effect] got into a brawl with A Tribe Called Quest backstage at Showtime at the Apollo; the two crews had a beef that the Nation of Islam eventually got involved in stopping. (If that had happened during the Internet age, I would’ve absolutely blogged the fuck out of it.)

I said the same thing about Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” video!

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You got your Jigga in my Shula!

Posted in Hip-Hop,Jay-Z by M on February 6, 2007

Jay-Z in a beer commercial

Jay-Z Watch Update!

Sunday
The Super Bowl brings us a bizarre beer advertisement featuring Jay-Z defeating coach Don Shula in a game of 21st Century electric football. This commercial features Jay-Z for no reason.
Tuesday
Jay-Z’s masterful hand turns the new Fall Out Boy album into gold, according to the AV Club. Their album features Jay-Z for no reason.

And the week’s not over! Where will Jay-Z strike next?

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