When Snoop Dogg Needs to Decompress “Let It Go” From Frozen Is His Jam

snoop lets it go
(Twitter/arb Instagram/snoopdogg Disney)

All dads everywhere know that the front seat of your car is the absolute best place to get some solitude. We love to milk that front seat for all it’s worth. Need to run an errand? No problem. More front seat time. Fellow father, Snoop Dogg, has mastered the art of front seat time with a video that will absolutely make your day. Upon the first watch, it’s merely a famous rapper from the ’90s chilling out to the Frozen soundtrack. But upon repeat viewings, and this absolutely deserves repeat viewings, you start to realize that this video may be the answer to all of our problems. Twitter user, Amy Brown, reposted the video on her account. Take a look:

Delightful, right? Let’s break it down for further inspection. We open with Snoop’s eyes:

snoop eyes

Watchful. Mysterious. What’s in store? He slowly pans up:

snoop cold face

Snoop gives us a cold, dead stare, juxtaposing the pleasant vibe of the 2013 Disney classic. Does he hate the song? Or is he just “being?”

snoop lively eyes

He’s into it! He changes expressions as the chorus rolls in. Snoop is feeling this Elsa ballad like nobody’s business.

snoop laugh

Snoop breaks the tension. Snoop loves the song. This is the Snoop we know and love. But why, Snoop? Why this song?

I had to come sit in my car and listen to this shit, man. Let it go.

snoop taking it in

Snoop’s really taking it in now. This is who we all strive to be in the front seat. Once again, and this is the best part of the video, Snoop reiterates his purpose.

I’m just sitting in my car listening to Let it Go.

He can’t believe how good this song is. He is flabbergasted by the sheer power of Idina Menzel’s vocals. And the message? Forget about it. This is the song that snoop, and all of us, truly need right now. Snoop reaches nirvana in this next moment:

snoop knowing eyes

Could it be? Has he finally done it? Yes. Snoop has fully…100%…let it go:

snoop truly letting it go

After rocking out to the next verse, Snoop reminds us, once again, to let it go. He closes with a truly uplifting message:

We’ll be outside soon.

First of all, wow. What a journey. Thank you, Mr. Dogg. Twitter seems to agree:

This exchange sums it all up for us:

And finally, because sometimes the world is perfect, here is Idina Menzel sitting in her car listening to Drop it Like it’s Hot:

Thank you, Snoop. Thank you world.

The Trailer for This Beastie Boys Doc Is Watcha Want

Beastie Boys Story
(YouTube/Apple TV)

Beastie Boys Story, a feature-length doc on the beloved NYC rap group will premiere on Apple TV, and the trailer was recently released. The documentary features interviews with and involvement from surviving members Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond, and sadly can’t include group member Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away from cancer in 2012.

The press release states that the doc will “tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and loud chewer, filmmaker Spike Jonze.” Jonze is well-known for directing Being John Malkovich and Her, as well as collaborating with the Jackass crew and skate culture, and should be a perfect fit for a doc about the raucous trio that helped usher rap and hip-hop into the mainstream.

Based on this trailer, the documentary will showcase the same thing, as well as the bond the three-bad-brothers-you-know-so-well formed over 30 years of friendship and creativity. It also focuses on their evolution from reckless boys to mature men with more on their minds than simply fighting for their right to party, all while inspiring each other and the world.

The movie hits IMAX on April 2nd and Apple TV on April 24th. Check out the trailer:

Eminem Invites Fans to Match His Insane Flow With ‘Godzilla Challenge’

Eminem Godzilla Challenge

I used to think I could talk pretty fast.

Not as fast as the Micro Machines guy, because let’s be serious…but it fast enough to impress my friends. As I got older, speaking quickly stopped being something to brag about (if it ever was). But it seems I may have a chance to dust off the old tongue (gross!) and give it another go, this time in an effort to impress Eminem and win some prizes.

Yes, Oscar-winning songwriter and rapper Eminem, well-known for his tongue-twisting talent and rapid-fire rap delivery, is inviting other aspiring rappers and obnoxious people like me to try and match his verbal dexterity by replicating one of his fastest verses.

There’s this verse in the rapper’s hit song “Godzilla” that he raps so quickly it’s sort of barely a song anymore and just becomes a series of staccato sounds designed to do little more than remind everyone that he can rap really fast. Which, more power to him, he really can! I have no idea what he’s saying – demon? unavoidable? probably something mean about his mom or his ex-wife or Moby? – but he sure says it quickly!

He actually raps 224 words in just 31 seconds, according to Genius.

Now he wants to hear how quickly his fans can say it too!

Plenty of people stepped up to the plate, impressively:

This guy added an extra twist to the challenge:

Actor Bryan Greenberg nailed this impressive attempt:

This guy was even more realistic about his prospects:

Eminem hasn’t announced any winners yet, but I think we all know the truth:

Toronto Family Goes Viral With Beastie Boys “Intergalactic” Holiday Card

Intergalactic Inspired Holiday Card
(YouTube/Angela Young)

When my wife was pregnant with my first son, I made the decision that I wasn’t going to play any of that insipid children’s music in my house. No Kidz Bop, not Raffi, no Baby Shark (even though it didn’t exist yet, I COULD SENSE IT), none of it. I figured why bother with that when there are deep catalogs of great pop music by incredible artists that are perfectly accessible to and appropriate for kids.

I started with The Beatles and it worked like a charm. Among the other artists I was able to get my toddler excited about was The Beastie Boys. Something about their staccato style and frequent in unison yelling really appealed to my loud and energetic 3-year-old, and I have fond memories of singing along to “Fight For Your Fight” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.”

I was really proud of myself for pulling it off! Though some stuff I’d rather avoid has slipped through – “Apples and Bananas,” Imagine Dragons – I thought I had really gone above and beyond in the Good Parent wars.

And then I saw this video.

A Toronto family one-upped me in every single way. Not only did they get their kids to appreciate the Beasties, but they also recreated one of their most iconic videos and used it for their holiday card!

Angela Young and her two kids dressed up like the rappers and then filmed themselves re-enacting the Intergalactic video all across their city – at Union Station, in Yonge-Dundas Square, on the subway. It was only intended to be sent to family members for the holidays, but Angela also posted it to YouTube, where it has almost 150,000 views in just a few days.

It’s easy to see why. It’s a convincing recreation, and very very fun, with the kids – and Mom! – perfectly capturing the Beasties’ goofy swagger and fun poses.

Looks like my kids are gonna need to up their game!

66-Yr-Old Former Government Employee Often Cited Tupac for Inspiration

Jerry Foxhoven, Tupac Fan
(Office Lt. Governor of Iowa Twitter/timkmak)

There are a lot of reasons you might lose a gig.

Maybe you took a bath in the company sink? Or farted on the job? Maybe you didn’t properly fill out your TPS reports? Or just maybe you are too enthusiastic about your favorite rapper and it’s rubbing people the wrong way?

Okay, so that last one seems a bit far-fetched unless your name is Jerry Foxhoven and you were asked to resign from your role in Iowa’s Department of Human Services. Asked by the governor no less. And why? Well, that’s not exactly clear, but I think my man Jerry went a little too hard with his love for Tupac.

Did I mention that Jerry is a 66-year-old white dude?

It’s the timing of his resignation that is raising eyebrows, seeing as it came a day after he sent an email – to 4300 employees – celebrating Father’s Day and his two-year anniversary at the DHS. Which also happened to be Tupac Shakur’s birthday.

Apparently, that email came after Jerry’s Tupac obsession had raised rankles and provoked complaints from coworkers. According to the Associated Press, he was known to send congratulatory emails to colleagues there featured quotes from his favorite rapper, he celebrated his 65th birthday with Tupac-themed cookies, and all in all, he sent over 350 pages of emails that mentioned the West Coast rapper.

Jerry insisted he used the references to keep things light and to inspire his subordinates, but not everyone was a fan. Still, my man was not backing off, and it may just be that his last email was the straw that broke the camel’s back and sent him packing.

The governor has since denied Jerry went out because of his luv for 2pac.

Ok, ok, her spokesman, Pat Garrett, spoke a little more eloquently: “As the governor has said, a lot of factors contributed to the resignation of Jerry Foxhoven. Of course, Tupac was not one of them.

“Governor Reynolds is looking forward to taking [the human services department] in a new direction.”

As for J-Fox (what I can only assume will be his name as a rap artist when he releases his first album), he doesn’t think there’s a connection between the firing and the deceased rapper who inspires him daily.

“I think it’s a coincidence,” Foxhoven told the New York Times.

Whatever the reason, pour one out for Jerry this weekend, a true G who we can only assume also has an enormous THUG LIFE tattoo on his belly.

Rapper Lil Nas X Surprises School Kids With “Old Town Road” Performance

Lil Nas X Performs For Students

Around this time of the year, different media outlets start to speculate over what will be the so-called “song of the summer.” This is the phenomenon that left “Despacito” in our heads for the better part of a year and is not to be taken lightly.

But if you’re one of those trying to guess at this year’s summer pop song sensation, you’re a little late to the party.

Old Town Road by newly minted pop star Lil Nas X has been dominating the airwaves and the charts for weeks now (8 straight atop the Billboard Hot 100), and the man behind the viral sensation seems fully committed to keeping it going. Just ask the kids at Lander Elementary School in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

A few weeks ago, Lander’s principal Felicia Evans tagged Lil Nas X in a tweet showcasing her students dancing up a storm to the song at the 5th-grade talent show.

The rapper noticed the tweet and responded with what seemed like a joke about giving the school a free show.

Except it turns out he wasn’t joking. He and Evans began messaging on Twitter and arranging a surprise show at the school, the two of them keeping it completely under wraps as they did. Even from local media.

“It was completely a secret,” the principal told Buzzfeed. “The day before, the media had contacted me and I said, ‘Unfortunately, we’re not going to make it work.’”

But make it work they did, in about two weeks, delighting the school’s students and resulting in some of the most joyful, hilarious footage you’ll ever see.

After the performance, Lil Nas X lingered for selfies and small talk. Principal Evans still hasn’t recovered.

“Never in million years did I think tagging him on Twitter would result in this,” Evans said.

After good-natured stunts like this, it will be a little less painful to keep hearing Lil Nas X’s song for the next three to thirty months.

Warriors Coach Slam Dunks a Dad Joke When Asked About Drake

Warrior's Coach Drake Dad Joke

Just because a third straight NBA Finals is on the line doesn’t mean you can turn off your dadness.

Steve Kerr is an NBA legend as both a player on MJ’s Bulls and as the head coach of the team of the decade, the Golden State Warriors. His team has the chance to pull off a three-peat starting on Thursday, when they face off against the Toronto Raptors, superstar Kawhi Leonard, all of Canada, and pop icon Drake.

Drake is the Raptors’ most well-known fan, Toronto’s answer to LA’s Jack Nicholson or NYC’s Spike Lee, and he likes to mix it up with the players. The hip-hop artist can be seen prowling the sidelines at games, pumping up the crowd and trash-talking opposing players. His energy will be on full display for the Raptors’ first ever finals appearance, and the press wants to know how Golden State’s head coach will handle it.

He doesn’t seem overly concerned, at least not judging by his response to the question, which featured a corny reference to one of Drake’s biggest hits.

The coach pulled out a lyric to “Hotline Bling” to deflect the reporter’s question about Drake’s trash talk, saying he “called him on his cell phone” earlier, and then immediately apologized for making such a “dad joke.”

None of the reporters seemed to mind, as everyone got a good chuckle out of the joke and the coach’s awareness of how cringey it was. Something tells me his daughter wasn’t laughing when she saw it. We’ll find out soon enough how funny Drake and the Raptors find this whole thing when they attempt to stave off the Warriors quest for a 4th ring in 5 seasons, starting Thursday night.

I’m not a betting man, but I’m gonna guess Canada is gonna be all up in their feelings in about a week or two.

Fresh Prince’s Banned Freddy Krueger Themed Video From ’88 Has Surfaced [WATCH]

Nightmare on My Street Video

The 80s was a magical time for pop music. It didn’t matter what colorful, quirky, or harebrained idea producers came up with—it would probably work.

This is the only explanation for the infamous music video that recently resurfaced on YouTube featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s performance of “A Nightmare on My Street.”

Yes, that is Will Smith in his rap persona, The Fresh Prince, before the hit TV show.

Yes, that is a Thriller-esque version of Freddy Krueger, complete with leather jacket and high-tops.

Yes, this is probably the most 1988 thing you will ever see.

“A Nightmare on My Street” comes from the hit album He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper and blends a ridiculously dated beat with the six-tone Nightmare on Elm Street theme music. The mix definitely has fun and eerie quality but it’s hard to be too creeped out when you’re getting hit with total cheese lines like:

So the gang and I thought that it would be groovy,
If we summoned up the posse and done rushed the movies

The track actually made it to No. 15 on the Billboard Top 100 and the video was a common sight on MTV, but when it didn’t land a spot on the soundtrack for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, New Line Cinema wouldn’t give them the licensing to use Freddy’s likeness or the Nightmare theme song. This resulted in the video being pulled from just about everywhere.

The song essentially faded away into history, with this proper version only recently being uploaded to YouTube by DJ Jazzy Jeff himself.

Will Smith has yet to comment on whether or not he’s happy about the video’s resurgence, but either way, this campy jam is 100% my new ringtone.

Dad Loses Rap Battle to Infant Son, Announces Epic Rematch [WATCH]

Dad Loses Rap Battle With Infant Son

Every family learns how to settle conflict differently, and some better than others.

Recently, one unique father and son duo decided to finally settle what appears to be a lifelong feud with a head-to-head, no holds barred style rap battle. The tension in the room is almost palpable as dad (aka ‘B-doe’) steps up to his opponent and son, Quintin (aka ‘San Quintin’).

What follows is a ruthless competition of wits, rhymes, and insatiable laughter?

“He messin’ with me,” B-doe says, as Quintin laughs defiantly in his father’s face.

Okay, so maybe this face-off isn’t quite as brutal as I made it out to be, but rather a near-lethal injection of joy straight into our frickin’ hearts. Quintin’s laugh is so amazing and pure, and he’s clearly thrilled to be getting all of this undivided attention from his fire-spitting father.

Even B-doe, who obviously has a background in the rap battle scene, couldn’t keep his composure while being blasted by such unadulterated cuteness.

“He definitely got in my head lol,” B-doe says in the comments. “I was trying to stay with it. I got bodied fam.”

The video, posted on February 21, has garnered over 10 million views and been featured on countless morning and talk shows. People can’t seem to get enough. It appears unanimous who took home the ‘W,’ though.

“The youngest MC to battle and win w/o saying a word,” one viewer wrote, “You already lost when you stepped up to that adorableness!”

According to the recent video below, he and Quintin will be going head-to-head once again, but the stakes have been raised! Follow his his YouTube channel.

Hopefully, B-doe comes more prepared this time because when you step back into the ring with the champ*, you’re likely to just get knocked out** again.

*adorable baby boy

**bowled over by cuteness

This Guy Is Forcing Eminem to Smile With Photoshop

(Facebook/Mike Brown)

Some people just resonate happiness. No matter how terrible things may be, they’re always inexplicably that ray of sunshine that seems to brighten everyone’s day.

Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, is not this person. A quick Google search and you’ll see it: the man never smiles. Whether it’s simply an aspect of his pouty “Rap God” persona or he really is opposed to physically expressing joy, the real Slim Shady rarely, if ever, cracks a grin in public.

When Photoshop artist Mike Brown came across this phenomenon, he decided to finally do something about it.

The results are… something.

(Facebook/Mike Brown)
(Facebook/Mike Brown)
(Facebook/Mike Brown)

The intro on Mike’s Facebook page simply reads, “make someone smile everyday,” and he does that quite literally.

In his spare time, Mike uses photo editing programs and plugins to plaster giant grins on celebrities’ faces—the most recent and popular of which has been Em himself.

(Facebook/Mike Brown)

Mike told Bored Panda:

“I’ve always manipulated faces, it’s just funny to me. I always look for new manipulations, and ways to go about it. I came across a plugin that allows Photoshop to scour the web for close matches.

“Although I had some success, the results took too long to ‘get right,’ so I kept trying and trying different ways. I ended up buying an app on Google Play that did just the trick, in such a faster time frame.

“So I do a first edit in Photoshop, then I run it through the Facetime app, apply a few filters to make the image seem real, and it’s done!

“I chose Eminem because that guy never smiles! And me and my wife were laughing at the one I did initially. So I posted it by itself at first, and my sister wanted a few more because it looked so good. The rest I can’t explain, I woke up and there were like 32,000 shares.”

(Facebook/Mike Brown)

Props to Mike for his insane Photoshop skills but, in all honesty, I’m not sure the world was ready for an Eminem smile crusade.

Here’s to hoping ‘Rap God’ stays in the public spotlight for a while—I’m going to need a couple of decades-worth of his scowls to scrub these unnerving images from my brain.

Here’s the full series if you dare:

Lil Jon and Kool-Aid Man Just Dropped a Christmas Collaboration

(YouTube/Lil Jon)

Yes, you read that correctly.

Watch first, ask questions later.

Ok, so how did all this go down? Lil Jon, who hasn’t released music since 2016, suddenly combines forces with a tasty beverage? Well, he told told Rolling Stone “I’ve been wanting to do a Christmas song for forever. I could never get the right inspiration to get it done though … I wanted to do something fun for young and old, and I think that mission is accomplished.”

Oh yeah!

The parent company, Kraft Heinz, says the goal of the song was to “give fans young and old the holiday party anthem they never knew they needed.” So true. We’ve been craving a dope Christmas tune since 1987 when RUN DMC released Christmas In Hollis.

Consider our thirst, quenched.

The best part is that the song is so catchy it quickly gets stuck in your head, instantly evicting that Baby Shark monstrosity.

“What Baby Shark monstrosity?” you ask?


Once again proof that Christmas is the time of miracles.

Lil Jon and Kool-Aid Man have since been tweeting back in forth:

We can’t wait until Busta Rhymes teams up with Sunny D!

Happy 25th Anniversary to The Fresh Prince Episode That Made Us Cry

Will Smith Will Make You Cry
(Warner Bros)

1990 was a riveting year for Will Smith. As half of the successful hip-hop duo, ‘DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’ (it was the 80s, cut him some slack), he had spent money lavishly but ended up getting in trouble with the IRS when he underpaid his income taxes. His wages were garnered and most of his assets were seized.

While teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Smith got a phone call from NBC regarding a new sitcom they wanted to build around him: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Ever since Smith has been at the forefront of the Hollywood machine as both a performer and the patriarch of his own star-studded family.

Over the years, he has not only been surprisingly transparent about parenting styles and special moments of fatherhood, but he’s responsible for some of the most iconic father-son moments on the big and small screens—the first of which undoubtedly came from season 4 of Fresh Prince.

The episode in question, “Papa’s got a brand new excuse” just celebrated its 25-year anniversary.

It featured one of the most heart-wrenching sitcom scenes from the 90s when Will reacts to his deadbeat Dad, Lou, breaking a promise and leaving him, yet again.

If you’ve got five minutes to spare, here’s the more powerful complete scene:

Smith’s performance as an abandoned and angry teen was so convincing, myths arose that he had actually gone off-script, tapping into the genuine emotions the scene evoked since he had been neglected by his actual father while growing up.

Fortunately, these rumors were totally false and only add credit to the stunning performance. Smith’s father was actually a strong influence and participant in his son’s life, encouraging him to pursue his dreams and passions at an early age.

Smith said in an interview with Reader’s Digest:

“I told my parents I wanted to rap. They said, ‘Rap?’ My mother graduated from Carnegie Mellon. She thought college was the only way. My father could kind of see doing something differently. We agreed that I would take a year making music, and if it did not work out, I would go to college. That year we won the first Grammy given to a rap artist.”

Smith’s father remained close throughout his life and career until his passing in 2016; though, Smith emphasized on Ellen about the incredible influence he played up to the very end—teaching his son firsthand about loss and loving someone through the mourning.

At the other end of the spectrum, Smith has shown audiences amazing fatherhood qualities, the most notable of which probably being his portrayal of Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.

The biopic follows a brilliant father struggling through a year of homelessness and taking any opportunity necessary, not only to achieve a stable career for himself but to provide for his son (played by Smith’s actual son, Jaden).

Smith’s role as Gardner strikes an immensely emotional chord, acknowledging the desire within all of us to be recognized for who we are and provide for those we love.

Similarly, in this age of social media, Smith has repeatedly been open about his lifelong desire to connect with and prioritize his actual children.

A few weeks ago, he logged in to Facebook to share a raw parenting moment regarding his eldest son, Trey. Their relationship has not always been an easy one. Smith’s divorce from Trey’s mother left a rift that took years of work to repair. He felt betrayed and abandoned.

Smith, however, has continued to pursue his son, resolved to become the father that Trey deserves.

Fatherhood looks different to everyone. Depending on what one sees on TV, film, or most of all, in one’s relationship with their own father, expectations always fluctuate.

From Will Smith’s onscreen performances to his role as an actual father, the good and not-so-good examples of fatherhood are obvious. However, in all of these instances, it’s evident that priceless lessons are being learned.

Whether it’s a son promising to be better than his deadbeat dad or a father coming to terms with his own shortcomings, Smith continually exemplifies the search for redemption and growth when it comes to fatherhood, which is all anyone can really ask for.

Dad Style Was 2018’s Biggest Fashion Trend

(New Balance/Crocs Instagram/Crocs)

Remember those ugly, chunky, white sneakers your dad used to wear?

Maybe you don’t need to search your memory, maybe you can look down at your feet right now. Dad sneakers are a thing, and they aren’t meant to be stylish. They are meant to be comfortable and convenient. They are meant to offer arch support and keep your feet from getting sore. They are not meant to get snapped for Instagram.

But that’s what’s happening. Dad sneakers are one of several pieces of “dad fashion” that are currently in style. So show your old man some respect and give yourself a pat on the back.

An article in USA Today tracked the return of dad sneaker style over the summer, when someone noticed an uptick of both internet activity around certain key phrases and actual physical inventory.

“Just within this year, chunky sneakers have seen a 238 percent uptick in stock in the last three months compared to three months prior to that,” said Katie Smith, retail analysis & insights director for Edited, told the newspaper.

Apparently it was a summer thing. According to Google Trends, usage of the phrases “dad sneakers” and “dad shoes” saw peak usage over the summer months, and even Pinterest, not exactly a haven for dads, saw searches for “dad sneakers” rise 730 percent over the course of 2018. What is going on?

It seems that a couple of sneaker companies may have kickstarted the trend, or at least that’s what Jane Buckingham, founder and CEO of trend forecasting and consulting company Trendera, speculates. Nike celebrated the 35th anniversary of their 1982 Air Force 1 with a high-profile collab between rapper Travis Scott and Louis Vuitton, inspiring luxury brands like Balenciaga to follow suit, and then Adidas released the Kanye West-designed Yeezy Wave Runner 700.

And everyone seems to be getting in on the action. Even supermodels, like Bella Hadid, who literally looks like she’s wearing yachts on her feet.

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The trend clearly isn’t as authentic as it could be as I have yet to see any pairs with a grass stain pattern.

You think that’s crazy? Can I interest you in something in a Croc? Because apparently Crocs are in now too! The company has been involved in a number of collaborations with street wear brands that resonate with today’s youth.

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Everyone has a Crocs bestie. Tag yours!

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They even joined forces with Post Malone (from what I gather through dad-level research – he’s a very popular artist with young people) to create a pair that sold out in 10 minutes.

And Crocs and socks? turns out that’s cool now.

Yes, dad style has officially become a thing and it’s not just footwear. Dad fashion was named one of 2018’s hottest trends in Lyst’s annual Year in Fashion report. Big sneakers, loose cardigans and hideous shirts have seen their online searches explode with a 439 percent increase since the beginning of the year. What is happening?

We should probably just embrace it and give credit where credit is due. Us. Because if there’s one thing dads know from, it’s comfort.

Different fashion may go in and out of style, but comfort never does.