THE AGELESS WONDER: HERE ARE PHARRELL PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUPER, SUPER MAD HE IS ONLY 40:
Back in April, Pharrell Williams turned 40. Yes, 40-years-old. Yes, like the equivalent of four decades. Yes, like one of those people you’d buy an “OVER THE HILL” coffee mug for or something. Except Pharrell Williams is not one of those people at all because, well, Pharrell Williams is Pharrell Williams, a man who can still make the music world pause by simply moving his hips in a video projected on a wall at Coachella. Let’s take a brief moment and appreciate the unbelievable fact that this man is 40.
Wavvy, bruh. Wavvy.
Is Kendrick Lamar the Zeus of hip-hop? Or do people just believe whatever they’re told? We went down to Kendrick’s ~intimate gig~ at London’s Rough Trade East store to find out.
So much swag, even in watercolor.
Future and Ciara are dating. This is amazing for roughly 37,152 reasons. While he might have come up as a mushmouthed, AutoTuned roughneck whose existence defies conventional notions of what’s “Rap” and what’s “R&B,” a lot of Future’s staying power has to do with his abilities as a songwriter, cutting to the emotional core of a tune and laying himself bare, using robotic vocal effects as a tool to emphasize the overwhelmingness of his feelings. In honor of Future and Ciara’s love, here are the thirteen most romantic Future songs of all time.
USE KENDRICK LAMAR TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR EX WITH QUANDRON’S “BETTER OFF”: SERIOUSLY. GOODBYE.
The only featured guest on the album from the buzzier than buzzy Quadron (who rep members of Rhye) is Kendrick Lamar. And, that is pretty much the best thing ever because, well, he’s Kendrick Lamar. And this verse is the most Kendrick Lamar verse you could experience on a song that’s called “Better Off” and is literally about being better off.
But in typical Kendrick fashion, he flips the message of the song, which is about ditching your past and running away. Instead, we find him spitting about love and the taking it slow. “Truth and double dare that I do repair broken hearts,” he says, somewhat tongue in cheek. Sure, this is a little corny and a little earnest but whatever. If Kendrick is hopeful, love must exist and we will all be okay in this big, bad world.