Sometimes adults and brands try way too hard to seem current, hip, and with it. These are some of our favorite (and fresh) pandering moments. We kind of want to give these people credit for trying.
Michael Cera is basically a walking meme on his own, but Twitter users have been taking things to the next level. Most of the photoshopped album covers are from contemporary hip-hop artists, but there are a few good rock throwbacks floating around. And some really bizarre Christian albums, to boot.
Amazing things happen when you give kids a task that requires some amount of cultural context, such as labeling popular memes. Obviously, kids can't possibly know all of the pop culture references that, say, a Millennial knows.
We've gotta say that these versions might be even better than anything that most of us adults could come up with.
An up-and-coming musician who goes by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has the best-selling CD of the year. Not Kanye. Not Drake. Not even Salieri. Mozart.
So how did it some guy that no one’s ever heard of sold more CDs than Drake? And how come no one cares for Salieri anymore?
Turns out, Decca released a monster collection in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death, which sold 1.25 million copies in its first five weeks. That’s right, while Salieri was becoming “the patron saint of mediocrity,” Mozart was going platinum.
Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition contains every piece of music Mozart ever wrote, reports Billboard. That's 240 hours worth of music — not that anyone’s trying to make a collection for Salieri, who just wanted to sing to God, but God made him mute.
Still, this man, this creature, who still outsells Salieri, had a trick up his sleeve. The box set contains 200 CDs, so actually 6,250 box sets were sold. So while it’s a lot for someone no one has ever heard of, Drake still beat him in streaming. According to The Verge, Drake, who also outsells Salieri was streamed 4.7 billion times.
And yet, Salieri goes unnoticed, absolving mediocrities everywhere.
Side Note: Milos Forman’s Academy Award-winning biopic of Mozart, Amadeus is streaming on Netflix. If you didn't watch twice a week in band during high school, now's your chance to check it out.
Drake made good on his promise "to buy the neighbors house if they complain about the noise":
His new digs, according to Trulia's Hidden Hills, were "built in 1955, is a charming ranch-style house tucked away on a peaceful cul-de-sac. Located on 1 acre, the 4,445-square-foot four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is the perfect cozy complement to the 7,444-square-foot home next door."
Time for some loud parties, yo'
Drake and Future were performing at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix Tuesday night when a thief (or thieves) made off with a suitcase containing $2-$3 Million dollars worth of jewelry. The suitcase has been on one of the tour buses that the thieves had broken into.
Drake freaked out when he heard the news, and security footage is being reviewed to catch a glimpse of the criminals.
Good thing Drake has a hotline set up for just these purposes...
Adult coloring books have gained popularity as a way to relax and what's more relaxing than listening to Drake? That's why Sugoi Books made their "tribute to Drizzy himself" by bringing Under Star Projectors: The Unofficial Drake Coloring Book to the public. Now, in times of stress, this book will be there with all your Champagne Papi needs.
This news came straight outta' nowhere. In his first claim to literary fame, 'The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory,' journalist John Seabrook lays down the emboldened claim that Mr. Champagne Papi lent some of his words to Dr. Dre when he was just getting started out.
In fact the book contains a quote from Drake that claims Dre put him in something remotely similar to a sweatshop. "It was some of the most strenuous militant sh*t I've ever done," says Drake. "But no useable songs came out of it. When I think of how he worked us, it's no wonder he didn't get anything out of it. It was just writers in a room churning out product all day long."
To be fair though, don't we think such tough and trying conditions might've played a hand in molding the Drake we love and enjoy today though?
Surely, by now, you are already familiar with the pop music Twitter feud that is slowly destroying the world.
If not then you probably just have some personal problems like 'things to do' or 'a social life'.
But for the rest of us, we're stuck wringing our hands over whether Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift will ever get along again, why Meek Mills dragged Drake into this and when Chrissy Teigen will finally leave her computer?
i am not leaving this computer until drake wakes up— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 22, 2015
But in walks Aaron Paul with a solution to create peace and bring the world the order it deserves.
You can tell it's been keeping him up all night. And you can't deny that coffee and pancakes with Aaron Paul would solve many, many problems in the world.
I say send him to finally settle that whole Israel/Palestine thing.
Drake surely has to be the clumsiest rapper alive. A few years ago, he fell on stage and tore his ACL and last night, while in the UK, Wheelchair Jimmy took a step back and fell on his tookus (as the Brits say), much to the horror of 13 year old British teens. Forward to 1:30 to see what happens when swag takes precedence over familiarizing yourself with your surroundings.
Drake (aka Wheelchair Jimmy from Degrassi: The Next Generation) released two videos, one of which features Drizzy recreating his Bar Mitzvah...just in time for Passover! Huzzah! Sadly, this also marks Drake being a far more recognizable Jewish rapper than the Beastie Boys.