YouTube has everything: Epic Princess Rap Battles


The Princess Rap Battle series has been out there for awhile, but the ante has been raised with the latest one, featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cinderella while series creator Whitney Avalon is Belle. Along with other Disney twists, the rap battles play off of the canon while putting a modern spin, asking what they’d be like if they were set in modern day society. Continue reading

Notorious B.I.G. song gains new prominence thanks to remix


The Notorious B.I.G. has been gone for almost 20 years at this point, and while his legacy is strong, efforts to extend that legacy posthumously fell flat in many ways. Many of the tracks only contained small snippets of his rapping, and given they were leftovers, probably wasn’t the strongest material to work with. Continue reading

YouTube has everything: ‘Dinosaurs’ character Earl performs ‘Hypnotize’


This one doesn’t require much an introduction: Someone took video clips featuring the character Earl from the TV show “Dinosaurs” and edited it to make it look like he’s rapping the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.” The results of the mash-up are as enjoyable as it would seem on paper: Continue reading

YouTube has everything: Missy Elliott dancer Alyson Stoner, all grown up


Alyson Stoner made her name in various ways, but one of the more prominent places she gained a reputation for her awesome dancing is in a number of Missy Elliott videos while still a child. A recent video pays homage to that, and the opportunity given to her by Missy, in a very cool way. Continue reading

Mission Zero prepares new release, “People in Glass Yachts”


Regular readers of the blog know I’m a big fan of New Haven-based sibling duo Mission Zero, and have been following their path for a couple of years now. Last fall, they announced they were taking a break from performances to work on some new music, and as winter has finally decided to more or less pack it in, comes word that a new EP is coming out in May. Continue reading

Christmas Present: Darlene Love’s last Letterman appearance


It’s a holiday tradition, the most recent edition which aired this past week. But no, it’s not “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or anything like that. It’s the annual performance by Darlene Love of “Christmas (Please Come Home)” on David Letterman’s show. Continue reading