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January 1, 2012

Cee-Lo Green Changes Lyrics to "Imagine" (VIDEO)

Here's the video of Cee-Lo Green doing a controversial cover version of John Lennon's "Imagine" at the climax of NBC's New Year's Eve New Year's Eve. Not the worst performance from Cee-Lo, though there were some spotty moments on the high notes. But the rendition offended Lennon fans by changing one of the song's key lyrics, when he switched "and no religion too" to "and all religion is true." I have to agree it was a bad idea for Cee-Lo to edit Lennon's words here, even if some of the backlash has been over the top. I understand he may have had good intentions, but in this instance he really should've just let it be, as it were.

See the performance below, and see more about the negative reaction from Lennon fans here.


What Really Causes A Hangover?

Just in time for your post New Year's suffering, here's a new breakdown of what really causes a hangover, which drinks are most likely to cause a bad one, and what you can and can't do to prevent it or cure it.

What Causes A Hangover?

...Red wine and dark liquors like whiskey, brandy, bourbon and tequila produce more impurities, called congeners, during fermentation than lighter colored alcohol like wine, rum and vodka. Here's a handy congener chart. Congeners basically make all hangover symptoms worse. You maybe have noticed that although it's clear, bubbly gives a nasty headache. That's because carbonation increases your blood's absorption of alcohol...

...Also, that drinking buddy who's always warning you: Bro, don't mix? He is correct. Mixing various types of alcohol on a single night is unwise if your functioning potential the following day is important. Each alcohol produces different types of congeners which combine to create a strong cocktail of morning-after pain...

Drake Sings "Make Me Proud/The Motto/Headlines" (NYE VIDEO)

Drake's performance last night on Carson Daly's New Years Eve special, where he did live versions of his hits make Me Proud, The Motto, and Headlines.


Boog Brown w/ 14KT "Growth (Remix)"

See more on Boog Brown here, and on the very dope producer 14KT here.

January 2, 2012

Snoop Dogg Co-Hosting "The Price Is Right" (VIDEO)

Drew Carey welcomes Snoop Dogg as guest co-host and announcer on The Price Is Right. Snoop seems more enthusiastic about game show hosting here than he has about rapping in years. I enjoy Snoop the most when he's doing something G-rated (no pun intended), I always wished he was around to become a character on Peewee's Playhouse. Has he been on Yo Gabba Gabba yet?. See more video at miss info's spot.

Jean Grae "U & Me & Everyone We Know" (AUDIO)

U & Me & Everyone We Know by Jeangreasy

Some grownup talk about relationships from Jean Grae, on the first single/leak/whatever you call new songs on the internet now, from her "Cake Or Death" album, "U & Me & Everyone We Know."

Skillz 2011 Wrap-Up

Oops, did he say "3,000 home runs?"

January 3, 2012

Brother Ali & Jake One "Writer's Block"

I've been waiting a long time for this project to emerge, the first single from Brother Ali's project with superproducer Jake One, "Writer's Block." The story he's telling certainly hits home for me.

January 6, 2012

Black Star "Little Brother" (with Questlove Commentary)

The classic Black Star/J Dilla collaboration "Little Brother." See the video below for Questlove telling the story behind this beat.

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