Drunk Reviews & Music News


"A new Harvard Business School (HBS) case study to be published next week examines what it took to pull off the ambitious and costly campaign, the prevailing market conditions, the structural and technical obstacles, as well as the many difficult decisions Beyoncé and her management team confronted along the way. With insights from top executives at Parkwood Entertainment, Columbia Records, Facebook and Apple, the HBS case asks M.B.A. students to decide what they would have done if they were working for Beyoncé."
Full Story: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/09/the-business-of-being-beyonce/
—-
This is the third college course inspired by Beyoncé, following “Politicizing Beyoncé" at Rutgers University and "MUS 391 A03: Beyoncé" at University of Victoria.

daily b

"A new Harvard Business School (HBS) case study to be published next week examines what it took to pull off the ambitious and costly campaign, the prevailing market conditions, the structural and technical obstacles, as well as the many difficult decisions Beyoncé and her management team confronted along the way. With insights from top executives at Parkwood Entertainment, Columbia Records, Facebook and Apple, the HBS case asks M.B.A. students to decide what they would have done if they were working for Beyoncé."

Full Story: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/09/the-business-of-being-beyonce/

—-

This is the third college course inspired by Beyoncé, following “Politicizing Beyoncé" at Rutgers University and "MUS 391 A03: Beyoncé" at University of Victoria.

daily b

(Source: thequeenbey, via sohappyicoulddiee)

One of the quickest things hip-hop taught me, was how important a good sample can be to making or breaking a song’s success. Especially in the present internet blogger culture - where everyone knows “everything…” 

"i" starts with a powerful sample of some sort of reverend/hype man praising Kendrick and preaching the importance of self-love. 

Then a light, caribbean-style pop beat comes in. It’s a real surprise given Kendrick’s past harder, more dark beats. This one is danceable and flows surprisingly well with Kendrick’s rapping. The song’s chorus repeats “I love myself” and I can already see the new-age parents, feminists, college kids and hipsters singing along. It’s a self-empowering jam I could listen to over and over. Kendrick’s rapping skills shine brightly coupled with Rahki’s production.

It’s what we never knew we wanted out of a new Kendrick Lamar single. 

(Source: Spotify)

Are You Eatin? 12 Best Food Raps

From Filet-o-Fish to fried chicken

Rappers have successfully used food to simplify their complex stories, thoughts and emotions on everything from women to growing up in poverty. Here are the most buzz worthy food raps according to me. 

Hope you’re hungry, bitch. 

1. “A T-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch’s grape/ Conversate for a few, ’cause in a few, we gon’ do what we came to do/ Ain’t that right, Boo? /(True.)” – Biggie Smalls in ‘Big Poppa’

This was a classic for many reasons. The song itself was a hit single and was nominated for “best rap solo performance” and “best rap song of the year” at the 1996 Grammy Awards. The meal itself sounds pretty heavy but I guess that’s why they call him “Big Poppa”…

2. “To make it up, I’ll do whatever it takes/I love you like a fat kid love cake” – 50 Cent in “21 Questions”

The song became 50 Cent’s second number one song in US after “In da club.” It may not seem like the smoothest of sentiments but it sure is the sweetest.

3. “That sh** cray/Aint it Jay? What she order? Fish filet?” – Kanye West in Ni**as in Paris

Along with a killer hip hop collaboration (Jay Z and Kanye) and a “Blades of Glory” sample, this lyric was one of the many unique aspects of the song that helped build its popularity.

4. “Slob on my knob like corn on the cob” – Juicy J in Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Slob on my Knob’

This is probably the only item on this list where food plays the role of a helpful guide to how to properly pleasure a man. The descriptive visual helped the song to be one of the most recognized of the group’s records.

5. “I’m on the art and the food scene / Fuck rap, laying back eatin’ poutine.” – Action Bronson in ‘Tapas’

This was just one of a long course of food raps for Action. Afterall, he was a sous chef before signing a record deal. He has even gone far enough to say he is a chef who “just happens to rap.” The way he raps about farm-fresh eggs and cooking lamb leave little doubt of his true passion.

6. “Watch these rap ni**as get all up in your guts / French vanilla, butter-pecan, chocolate deluxe / Even caramel sundaes is getting touched / And scooped in my ice cream truck/ Wu tears it up.” – Method Man in ‘Ice Cream’

Using ice cream flavors as metaphors is no novel pursuit. However, a real stand out is accomplished by Method Man’s impressive repertoire of flavors and of course his flawless flow.

7. “Big wheels, big straps, you know I like it supersized / Passenger’s a redbone, her weave look like some curly fries / Inside fish sticks, outside tartar sauce / Pocket full of celery, imagine what she telling me / Blowing on asparagus, the realest shit I ever smoked.” – Young Jeezy in ‘Put On’

Cars, money, women and drug dealing are all represented. Young Jeezy does an impressive job of including all the rapper food group metaphors, making for a well-balanced record.

8. “And man shout my ni**a Game/he just rolled through/Eatin’ crab out in Malibu at Nobu” – Drake in YG’s ‘Who Do You Love’

Drake is also no stranger to food raps. He belongs in the more new-age category of luxury chef name-dropping (see also: kanye west) rather than the old-school metaphorical usage of foods like “beef,” “cheese,” and “lettuce.”

9. “Fried chicken, fly vixen / Give me heart disease but need you in my kitchen” – Nas in ‘Fried Chicken’

Nas does a fine job of utilizing black eating habits as a metaphor for women. He embraces the culture while also complimenting a beautiful woman in his life.

10. “Six-deuce every time, I never had the Heinz / Fifty-seven can’t ketchup [catch up] to mines.” – Jay Z in ‘Maybach Music 2’

This very clever, double entendre may have you pressing rewind, especially if you know nothing about cars. Jay Z references 2 versions of the Maybach. The first being the 57 – hence the Heinz Ketchup reference (Heinz has a 57 on their bottles) and adds the “ketchup”/catch up pun to explain that he prefers the 2nd, 62 Maybach version for its faster speed. It’ll come to you, maybe sleep on it?

11. “Born sinner, the opposite of a winner / Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner.” – Notorious B.I.G. in ‘Juicy’

Biggie gives us some insight into his come up from poverty by rapping “winner” with both “dinner” and “sinner.” Job well done on delivering a simple message in a genius way. Some would even say, lyrics like this are what food raps are all about.

12. “I’m at the Pizza Hut (What?)/I’m at the Taco Bell (What?)/I’m at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” – Das Racist in ‘Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

A rap about a realization even middle America can relate to. This is actually the second verse of an entire song dedicated to pretty much these same lyrics repeated over and over. 


Beyoncé & JAY Z's #OnTheRunHBO Concert Event Debuts TONIGHT! LIVE STREAM + TIMES: bit.ly/ONTHERUNHBO
(via adoringbeyonce)

I’m going to be live, drunk tweeting my viewing experience tomorrow because I’m pretty sure I would’ve died of alc. poisoning had I done this tonight. sorry I’m late. 
Follow me @ThatPMFSteff 

Beyoncé & JAY Z's #OnTheRunHBO Concert Event Debuts TONIGHT! LIVE STREAM + TIMES: 

(via adoringbeyonce)

I’m going to be live, drunk tweeting my viewing experience tomorrow because I’m pretty sure I would’ve died of alc. poisoning had I done this tonight. sorry I’m late. 

Follow me @ThatPMFSteff 

(Source: beyoncelegion, via fuckyesbeyonce)