Holiday Spirit of the Day: Krispy Kreme's "Christmas"

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The latest song from the mysteriously awkward YouTube rap star Krispy Kreme celebrates the joys of receiving fancy holiday presents like a WWE metal lunch box and a pair of new Nikes.

Single Topic Blog of the Day: Rap Coloring Book

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Single Topic Blog of the Day: Rap Coloring Book
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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.

This is What Your Brain Looks Like When You're Freestyling

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This is What Your Brain Looks Like When You're Freestyling
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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."

Lights Out

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83-year-old rapper "Kwayzar" would like everyone to know that he "can still do it."

Sex. That's what he's talking about. Mad skills, pops.

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Since Tupac's been getting a second wind in his posthumous hologram career, Mother's Day is a good day, if any, to revisit one of his more sentimental songs, 1995's "Dear Mama," an audio tribute to his mother, former Black Panther, Afeni Shakur. Happy Mother's Day!

[youtube]

Lights Out

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Teen rap sensation (using "sensation" rather loosely), Krispy Kreme, made this very DIY video for his track, "The Baddest." With production that rivals Mannie Fresh, the song features quotable lines like "I got more money than Jay-Z, because Jay-Z is lazy." With rap punchlines like that, Krispy Kreme is surely serving up some hurts doughnuts.

[worldstarhiphop]

Scumbag Steve Rap of the Day

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Blake Boston, aka "Scumbag Steve," is a case study in embracing unexpected Internet fame. Boston has managed to parlay his notoriety as a meme into a popular Tumblr, and now he's resurrecting his long-dormant hip-hop ambitions with a track about (what else?) Scumbag Steve.

His future plans include releasing a new track every Thursday on his just-launched website, ScumbagThursdays.

Knowing Scumbag Steve, though, he probably won't drop a new song until the 1st of the month (which is also when he plans to hit you back for the 20 bucks you loaned him).

Steve fans can also catch the 'bag himself at this weekend's ROFLCon at MIT.

[gawker.]