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Kanye vs. Wiz: The real winners and losers of Twitter

Twitter has become a favorite platform for celebrities to air out their beef with other celebrities. One of 2015’s favorite Twitter arguments was between rappers Drake and Meek Mill. Drake, whose albums “What a Time to be Alive” and “Views From the 6″ have been endlessly chart-topping, was called out by Meek Mill for allegedly using ghostwriters.  This social media drama resulted in both of the rappers producing “diss tracks” aimed at one another. Meek Mill’s track ultimately flopped, while both of Drake’s tracks gained huge popularity, especially Drake’s track titled, “Back to Back” which called out Meek Mill for his Twitter insults.

Although Meek Mill’s track was a failure, the beef generated hilarious memes featuring the two rappers. Drake even used a slideshow of some of the memes on a giant screen at the beginning of a concert.

Who will win? Graphic from YouTube
Who will win? Graphic from YouTube

While small Twitter cat-fights between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift drew some attention, the newest Twitter beef that’s generating hilarious Tweets, Memes and Vines (oh my!) is between Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West. Kanye Tweeted a series of comments about Wiz, saying Wiz had disrespected him and that he was his “OG” and should be treated as such. Kanye even went as far as to imply that if he hadn’t ended his previous relationship with Amber Rose, the mother of Wiz’s child and his ex-wife, that he wouldn’t have his son. Kanye went as far as to say, “I own your child.”

Kanye eventually deleted the series of Tweets and told his followers that he was trying to focus on “positive vibes.” But these Tweets were only deleted when Amber Rose stepped in to call out Kanye for what could be considered odd sexual favors that he had once received from her. Twitter exploded with praise and, of course, insults directed at Amber Rose. However, a series of memes has begun to rise from the ashes of the Kanye vs. Wiz beef.

While Amber Rose’s methods of silencing Kanye are especially hilarious, the person really taking a loss on Twitter and with his music as of late is none other than rapper “B.o.b.”. B.o.b. took to Twitter saying that the Earth is flat, and he can prove it. The “Airplanes” rapper stated that if the Earth was round, you would be able to tell by looking at the Horizon. He even posted photos of himself with a sunset as a backdrop, stating that because the Horizon is flat from our view of it, that the Earth must also be flat.

B.o.b. even took his theory so far as to put it into a diss track aimed at astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The track stated that it was only “common sense” that the Earth is flat. B.o.b. goes on in the track to say that there is some sort of conspiracy and that globalists don’t want us to know that after all this time, the Earth has been flat. The song’s lyrics get even more inaccurate when B.o.b. asks, “Why’s NASA part of the Department of Defense?”

The song calls out Tyson with B.o.b. saying he needs to “loosen his vest.” Tyson’s nephew, Stephen Tyson replied in the most hilarious way by releasing a diss track of his own titled, “Flat to Fact.” The song is modeled after Drake’s “Back to Back” diss track, following similar rhyme patterns. In the lyrics, Tyson calls out B.o.b. for believing he is a “free thinker,” when really the idea that the Earth is flat is so old and so ignorant, the logic behind it is truly enslaving.

So who really took the biggest Twitter loss in the last year? In my opinion, B.o.B. definitely took the biggest “L” with his ancient and idiotic ideas of a flat Earth. Meek Mill can relax, as it seems the fingers are going to pointing at B.o.B. for the time being.

Best Hotline Bling parodies

 

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“Drake shocked his fans by whipping out his best “White dad at a party of teengers” dance moves.”

The internet exploded last week when hip hop sensation, Drake’s music video for his new track “Hotline Bling” dropped. Most people expected the music video to be the typical hip hop video- sexy with a bit of an edge. However, Drake shocked his fans by whipping out his best “White dad at a party of teengers” dance moves.

Of course, because the internet is what it is, people wasted absolutely no time creating hilarious parodies of the borderline ridiculous video. Here are a few of the best:

1) Degrassi parody

For those of you who don’t know, Drake broke into fame on the hit Canadian teen show, Degrassi. While on the show his character, Jimmy, was shot and left paralyzed by an angry classmate (Rick) who decided to shoot up the high school in order to get revenge on those who bullied him.

While the episode was very dramatic and emotional, someone decided to splice the footage of Rick raising his gun to shoot Jimmy and Drake dancing in his new video to illustrate how Drake’s moves could have saved his character all those years ago in the hallowed halls of Degrassi.

2) Drake dancing to pretty much everything

Put anything from television theme songs to hits from your favorite artists in the background of Drake’s dancing and then laugh. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

3) Drake catching them all

Drake’s funky dancing aids him in his journey to catch all the Pokémon.

4) Drake makes a pizza

This is how Drake makes pizza, apparently.

5) Drake plays Wii Tennis

Drake slays at Wii Tennis.

6) Drake kills a spider

Drake shows us the best way to annihilate spiders.

7) Drake gets his fiesta on

If you thought Drake’s dad dance moves were bad before, wait till you see them with salsa music.

8) Drake gets a strike in bowling

Dorky dancing before taking your turn at the bowling alley may pay off.

9) Drake does the Carlton

Drake gets down with the cheesiest dance of all time.

10) Drake does the Cha Cha Slide

In case you were missing high school dances, Drake takes you back by dancing the Cha Cha Slide.

There are thousands of vines out right now parodying the “Hotline Bling” music video. As long as you’re done with your homework and don’t mind getting sucked into hours worth of compilation videos, I strongly recommend you check them out if you need a laugh.

 

Five Song covers that are better than the original

Covers are often given a bad name. People see artists who cover others’ work as “unoriginal” and “copycats”. While I, too, grew tired of seeing endless covers of Anna Kendrick’s (originally Lulu and the Lampshades’) “Cups” popping up on my news feed every day, not all covers are irritating.

In fact, some are absolutely fantastic and give the original song a run for its money. Although it’s common to hear, “I like it, but the original was better,” when a cover of a song comes on, there are times when this statement is completely false. Here are five times that the cover completely annihilated the original:

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“In addition to her heartbreaking lyrics, JoJo’s sultry R&B vocals make the cover infinitely better than the original.”

1) “Marvin’s Room” cover by JoJo (original song by Drake)

While the original song by Drake was great, JoJo’s cover was absolutely phenomenal. The female singer/ songwriter completely rewrote the lyrics so to present them from a girl’s perspective that perfectly captures the pain of going through a breakup and seeing your ex with someone else. In addition to her heartbreaking lyrics, JoJo’s sultry R&B vocals make the cover infinitely better than the original.

2) “Tainted Love” cover by Hannah Peel (original song by Soft Cell)

Featured on American Horror Story, Hannah Peel’s version of the 1980’s hit song is pleasantly creepy. Peel’s rendition replaces the backup instruments with an electric sound that sounds eerily like a music box. The song not only works perfectly with the theme of the show, but also makes Soft Cell’s original track irrelevant.

3) “House of the Rising Sun” cover by Lauren O’Connell (original song by The Animals)

This song has been covered a million times by a plethora of extremely talented artists, however, Lauren O’Connell’s take on the classic song is so haunting that you can’t get it out of your head for days. The chilling cover was featured in the season three promo for American Horror Story and since then has become one of the most popular covers of the 1960’s hit.

4) “Hotline Bling” cover by Sam Smith & Dispatch (original song by Drake)

Let me start this by saying that I love Drake. He’s extremely talented. But you just can’t beat Sam Smith’s vocals with anything. Sam Smith could sing an album of children’s songs and I’d buy it. That being said, this cover is amazing and Sam Smith was born to cover this song. Sorry, not sorry, Drake.

5) “Sally’s Song” cover by Amy Lee (original song by Catherine O’Hara as part of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)

Amy Lee, the lead singer of the gothic rock band, Evanescence, was asked to cover the iconic song from the Disney movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for a special edition of the soundtrack featuring covers from a bunch of talented musicians. Everyone knew that Lee could sing, but I don’t think anyone expected how brilliant this cover would turn out. While the original song will always have its allure for the fans of the movie, Amy Lee’s version completely blows it out of the water.

I definitely recommend checking out all of these awesome covers and don’t be so quick to dismiss a song in the future just because it’s not an original- it may surprise you.