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The Rise of Azealia Banks

April 4, 2012
          “God dealt me a really f*cked up hand at birth. Half the sh*t I’ve been through & successfully gotten through would           blow some of your minds. God just dealt me a new hand today. I reaaaaaaaaaaallllly good hand [sic]” The most famous teeth and gums to hit the Internet in 2011 undoubtedly belonged to a 20-year-old rapper from Harlem named Azealia Banks. Banks’ teeth sprung onto... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 12/9/11

December 9, 2011
THIS WEEK: LiLo’s race to nowhere…Tom Cruise feels the need for speed…Yoko's war on Christmas… • The film gods are at it again. Eddie Murphy has been tapped to play DC’s former Scarface-like mayor Marion Barry in an upcoming Spike Lee biopic. • Lindsay Lohan upped her trash-ante by appearing in Playboy this week. Unfortunately the leaked spreads were deemed not smutty enough by the Internet. • Tom Cruise announced a sequel to Top Gun. Goose is still dead. • Trainspotting director D... [Read more]
The UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize (tragically renamed the Barclaycard Mercury Prize) announced its shortlist this week for the best album of the year from the UK and Ireland. The prize is traditionally known to actually choose good albums as opposed to the usual awards tripe, and this year sees an interesting pack featuring indie darlings James Blake and Elbow, and the obvious front-runner Adele, whose sophomore album 21 became the US’ biggest selling digital album of all time... [Read more]

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Not one to be out-dished, Hova took the opportunity to meet with Adele about a potential collaboration. Jay’s M.O. of hooking up with the latest young thing in the room is no secret. He recently met with Frank Ocean of Odd Future somewhere on the East coast where Jay and Kanye West were putting the finishing touches on Watch the Throne, which is rumored to be coming out on Monday, July 4. Check out Jay waxing philosophical on his book Decoded.

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