Hi peeps, yet another links overview for you here. We’ll be going over lots of stories, including Nelly, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and 50 Cent.
Rapping: Rapping (also known as emceeing,MCing,spitting,or rhyming) refers to “spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics”. The art form can be broken down into different components,as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into ?content?,?flow?,and ?delivery?. Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is a primary ingredient in hip hop music and reggae,but the phenomenon predates hip hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music,a genre that originated in Johannesburg,South Africa and is composed of hip hop elements. Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically,rap occupies a gray area among speech,prose,poetry,and song. The use of the word to describe quick speech or repartee long predates the musical form,meaning originally “to hit”. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century,and specifically meaning “to say” since the 18th. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning “to converse”,and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today,the terms “rap” and “rapping” are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably.
Why don’t we kick off with a look at the sites that have been writing about Nelly and Rapping:
– YES PLEASE! Nelly Gets NAKED…With Just His BIRTHDAY CAKE from theybf.com
– Scorpio Season: Happy 38th Birthday, Nelly! (Check Out Down South Rappers With Style & Swagger) from styleblazer.com
New York Knicks: The New York Knickerbockers,commonly known as the Knicks,are a professional basketball team based in New York City. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1946,the organization was a founding member of the Basketball Association of America,which became the NBA after a merger with the rival National Basketball League in 1949. The Knicks are one of only two teams of the original National Basketball Association still located in its original city (the other being the Boston Celtics). The “Knickerbocker” name comes from the pseudonym used by Washington Irving for his book A History of New York,a name which became applied to the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of what later became New York,and later,by extension,to New Yorkers in general. The Knicks were successful during their early years and were constant playoff contenders. Beginning in 1950,the Knicks made three consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals,all of which were losing efforts. Subsequently,the team began to falter and it was not until the late sixties when Red Holzman became head coach that the Knicks began to regain their former dominance. Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two championships in 1970 and 1973. Though a consistent playoff contender afterwards,the Knicks struggled to recapture their former success. In the past two decades the Knicks have only made the playoffs three times most recently losing to the Miami Heat in the first round of contention under the lead of Amar’e Stoudemire,Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.
We have seen quite a few mentions of Alicia Keys and New York Knicks as well.
– Jay-Z and Beyonce Take In The Nets Season Opener, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Mary J. Blige & More Attend Knicks vs Heat from necolebitchie.com
– Chris Brown’s Mom DEFENDS His Halloween Costume + Alicia Keys’ NEW “Girl On Fire” VIDEO FT. Nicki Minaj from theybf.com
– Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj “Girl On Fire” (Inferno Version) [Video] from bossip.com
Taylor Swift: also known as Taylor,Taylor Alison Swift
Been reading about Taylor Swift and Country Music Association Awards? Us too:
– Taylor Swift didn’t win any Country Music Awards – “Sure, she may have sold a whopping 1.2 Million copies of her latest album Red, but despite having tons of money and chart-toppers on her side, Taylor Swift still managed to win a whopping zero out of three possible Country Music Awards” – said popbytes.com
– TAYLOR SWIFT Performs “Begin Again” On CMA Awards (VIDEO) – anythinghollywood.com
50 Cent: also known as Curtis James Jackson III
Let’s finish off with a look at 50 Cent and Twitter, Inc..
– A Tale Of Two Exes: 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Engage In Thumb Thugging War On Twitter – “The so-called beef allegedly started earlier this year after 50 Cent formed a boxing promotions company with Floyd called The Money Team Promotions (TMT) and later jumped ship” – said necolebitchie.com
– BROMANCE OVER: Floyd Mayweather GOES IN On 50 Cent With Twitter Attacks! – theybf.com
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