Tag Archives: Music

One-hit wonder extended career: Bryce Drew

bryce-drew-thumbBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Each week, Poor Scholars digs a little bit deeper into the catalog of an infamous “one-hit wonder” by listening to their other “top hits” on Spotify to explore what exactly went wrong. This week, since March Madness has taken over his brain, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips breaks down the career of famous NCAA Tournament one-hit wonder Bryce Drew.

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Word is Bond: ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)’

bitch-dont-kill-my-vibe-remixBY ELI KABERON

Last week, MTV named Kendrick Lamar the “Hottest MC in the Game” for 2013.

Though I know what it means to be a “hot” MC, I was left confused as to what MTV meant by calling Kendrick the “hottest” rapper in the game right now. Kendrick had the best album from start-to-finish in recent memory; does that really make him the best overall? Is that the same as someone calling Joe Flacco the “best” quarterback in the NFL right now, since he just led the Ravens to the Super Bowl?

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One-hit wonder extended catalog: Bone Crusher

bonecrusherBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Each week, Poor Scholars digs a little bit deeper into the catalog of an infamous “one-hit wonder” by listening to their other “top hits” on Spotify to explore what exactly went wrong. This week, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips breaks down the other songs of Bone Crusher.

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Word is Bond: ‘Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)’

bigBY ELI KABERON

In this week’s edition of Word is Bond, Poor Scholars’ Eli Kaberon celebrates one of the greatest rappers of all time, The Notorious B.I.G., by breaking down of one of his hottest verses: “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix).”

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One-hit wonder extended catalog: Hoku

hokuBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Each week, Poor Scholars digs a little bit deeper into the catalog of an infamous “one-hit wonder” by listening to their other “top hits” on Spotify to explore what exactly went wrong. This week, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips breaks down the other songs of Hoku.

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Is the death of the ‘Harlem Shake’ coming?

harlemshakeBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Thankfully, the “Harlem Shake” seems to be dying a slow death. It was fun for a while, and a completely genius meme formula, but after every student section, sports team, and office in America replicated the 30-second viral dance craze, it just got to be too much, too fast.

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Word is Bond: ‘Scenario’

atribecalledquestBY ELI KABERON

One of the many things I love about rap game are the personalities that participate in it. I have no clue if they’re authentic or just show business gimmicks, but things like Rick Ross acting like a mafia don, Waka Flocka Flame seeming batshit crazy, Redman being the most hilarious stoner ever and Lupe Fiasco’s constant awareness for how the government – and his record label – have wronged him are just awesome to me. The old joke is that all country singers do is write songs about the lady who left them, their truck and their dog. Nobody could generalize rappers like that because there are countless different verities of what an MC looks, sounds and acts like.

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Great news! Kanye is unraveling again

kanye-westBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

In case you missed it over the weekend, Kanye West gave another memorable rant during a performance across the pond.

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Reminder: ‘Marlins Will Soar’ by Scott Stapp still exists

stappcutBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Today I just wanted to give people a friendly reminder that Scott Stapp — lead singer of Creed — once wrote and performed the most inspirational pro sports anthem of all time: “Marlins Will Soar.”

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Great Wrestling Entrances: Shawn Michaels

shawnmichaelsBY RAMBO NOMOLOS

A buzzing crowd of thousands teeming with anticipation simultaneously become hushed. The lights in the arena fade to black. The first note of a song resonates through the sound system accompanied by a coordinated pyrotechnic show. A legion of loyal fans erupts with a chorus of cheers. They get their first glimpse as the performer enters the stage and they completely lose their shit.

The aforementioned scene is something that happens in a different city almost every single night of the year. It isn’t a rock concert either. This is the entrance of one of your favorite WWE superstars. Continue reading

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