It's not a cakewalk for a dad to rap about how cool he is to his own kids without sounding all too desperate, but somehow, this one cool dad actually pulls it off.
The Huffington Post brings this painfully awkward supercut of politicians talking about "rap music" and a few even reciting the lyrics. Some of the highlights include Utah Senator Orrin Hatch reading the lyrics from "Hits From the Bong" by Cypress Hill, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman breaking down the semantics of "slapping a h*" and Florida Representative Dean Cannon quoting the song "99 Problems" by Jay-Z.
Rap Coloring Book is a single topic blog presenting a series of printable coloring exercise worksheets based on photographs of well-known rappers and hip hop artists, curated by Bun B of the southern rap duo UGK and illustrated by Texas-based writer Shea Serrano.
Single Topic Blog of the Day is a new feature series showcasing a variety of Tumblr and Twitter blogs that are regularly updated with pictures or videos that follow a very specifically designated theme or topic.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sheds a light on what goes on inside of someone's brain while partaking in "spontaneous lyrical improvisation." The scanned image (shown left) compares the results of an A/B test during which subjects were instructed to freestyle (first row) and recite well-rehearsed verses (second row) to an identical 8-bar background track. For the full-length report, read "Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap."