Georgia Teachers Throw Down Bars In Viral Video About Virtual Learning

Teachers Viral Virtual Learning Song
(Twitter/TheeMaryWilson)

A few weeks ago, a principal in Alabama made a fun video parody of MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This to encourage students and teachers to stay healthy and practice social distancing and proper hygiene when returning to school in the time of COVID. It was goofy and hilarious and clever and went viral immediately.

Now a pair of teachers at Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia have stepped up with a video of a song that remixes Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin”, welcoming students to the first day of virtual learning. There’s nothing goofy about this one. These women spit pure fire, and they’re backed up by a collection of sick dancers. No pun intended, of course, especially since those dancers are all wearing their masks.

The teachers in the video are Callie Evans and Mrs. Audrianna Williams, and they thought it was a fun way to get their students pumped up about what’s sure to be a difficult start to the school year.

“It gets the kids excited. They like to dance so ‘What’s Poppin’ is just like ‘What’s up y’all ready for virtual learning’ so we wanted to meet them where they were just to get them excited about virtual learning,” Mrs. Callie Evans told WALB News.

Rather than call back to an old-school rap hit, this pair’s take is entirely modern and has more in common with Run the Jewels than parachute pants. The video also showcases the school’s colors, by design.

“We exude school pride, okay. We have a chat saying ‘that green, that gold’. We exude school pride and we truly love our school and that speaks from the video with the girls, the cheerleaders from everyone we really love our school,” Williams said.

The video has over 265000 likes and 70,000 retweets on Twitter alone, and I dare you to watch it without getting excited to do some virtual learning!

Here it is:


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Carole Baskin Just Covered 50 Cent, Because 2020

Carole Baskin 50 Cent
(YouTube/nina eddy)

Before we hit the complete insanity of peak 2020, the weirdest thing on people’s radar was Netflix’s, Tiger King. The bizarre eight-episode series was viewed by a staggering 34.3 million people within just ten days of its release, and if you’ve seen it, it’s easy to understand why. The absolutely bonkers series stars Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, who are essentially rivals in the world of big cats. Joe Exotic was a decently unstable guy even without the tigers. Throw in the fact that he owned the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park where he kept, bred, and abused, alarming numbers of the big cats, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Here to take down Joe Exotic and protect the safety and well-being of the tigers (though her strange behavior and questionable motives mean she isn’t painted in the best light either) is none other than Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue. The show followed the feud between Baskin and Exotic, with Baskin trying to shut down Joe Exotic’s zoo, and Exotic (along with a good number of viewers) clinging to the idea that Baskin killed her second husband and fed his body to her tigers. Yeah, a lot going on here.

Now that the series is over, Carole Baskin has joined over 30,000 celebrities and pseudocelebrities on Cameo. Cameo is a website where basically anyone with a credit card can order a personalized video greeting from the celebrity of their choice for various sums of money. Well, one Cameo user named Charlotte got more than she ever could have dreamed when Carole Baskin filmed her birthday greeting. Carole could have just said “happy birthday”, thrown in her (extremely weird) signature phrase “hey all you cool cats and kittens!” and been on her way. But no. Instead, we got this. Baskin roped in her third husband Howard, and the duo proceeded to – there’s no gentle way to say this – rap 50 Cent’s “In Da Club”.

The two did what I can only describe as their very best, holding up a bottle of Bacardi and rapping, “Go Charlotte, it’s your birthday. We’re gonna party, like it’s your birthday.”

While the video has been described as “cringeworthy” by many of its millions of viewers, 50 Cent, oddly enough, was all over it. He commented on Instagram, “This song wasn’t music it was magic. It went everywhere in the world then never went away, everyday is somebody’s birthday.”

Every day is somebody’s birthday indeed, 50. Truer words have never been spoken. You can get your very own Cameo from Carole Baskin for the reasonable-ish price of $299, or browse through the seemingly endless others willing to make a video just for you (for a fee, obviously). The viral content basically writes itself.

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
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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

snoop cold face
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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

snoop laugh
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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

snoop truly letting it go
(Instagram/snoopdogg)

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
(Twitter/Eminem)

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
(Twitter/wastelandbaby)

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
(Twitter/espn)

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
(YouTube/DJJazzyJeffVEVO)

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
(Facebook/thatshowitbdoe)

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?

Exactly.

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!