G-Eazy Picks Your Hip Hop Party Playlist
If you haven’t heard of G-Eazy, it’s time you got acquainted. The 25-year-old Oakland rapper is well on his way to a big deal status in the US and abroad, with his second album These Things Happen topping at number three on the Billboard 200 chart in June of last year. In advance of G-Eazy’s two shows in Canada on his second nation-wide tour – he played Toronto last night and will play Montreal tonight – we asked the dapper, rising rapper about his favourite hip-hop tracks. Here’s the G-Eazy-approved and curated hip-hop party playlist that gets him going on tour and after the shows.
A Man Worth Listening To: Lyriq Bent
In getting into the role of Chekura Tyano in the six-part miniseies The Book of Negroes, actor Lyriq Bent went through a lot. A year long audition process, a massive weight loss and an real look at what people abducted from West Africa and sold into slavery dealt with. Based on the award-winning book of the same name by Lawrence Hill, the story follows the harrowing and, at times, heartbreaking journey of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis) who meets, falls in love with and marries Chekura. We spoke with Bent about the miniseries, book-to-movie adaptations and the surprising romantic storyline in the movie.
The Best Moments from the Golden Globes 2015
We don’t expect you to sit through 3+ hours of red carpets and acceptance speeches for the sake of a few solid minutes of funny. So, we watched the 2015 Golden Globes just to report back with the best, worst and weirdest moments of the broadcast. From Bill Cosby jokes to a North Korean official and sweaty celebrities to Jennifer Lopez’s boobs, we bring you our top 9 moments.
The 2015 Golden Globes Best and Worst Dressed
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards saw Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in fine comedic form (why can’t they host forever?) with assists from Margaret Cho as a North Korean ambassador, and a smug Ricky Gervais on presenter duty. Most actors made it through the show without being the brunt of one of their jokes, but how did they fare on the sartorial front? Click through to find out.
Sam Hunt IS Your Next Road-Trip Playlist
Sam Hunt has formulated a sound that sways between high-energy beats and slow acoustic numbers that strum on all the right heartstrings. It’s what sets the southerner apart from other country, this combination of classic guitar rhythms and melodic R&B beats. The sound is fresh and the lyrics are relatable, which led him to a number one single Leave the Night On pretty early in the game. (In it he still has the same trendy haircut as the rock stars, but instead of partying in the back of a limo, he’s driving his friends around… in a taxi.)
Fatherhood: Snow Dog
I am face down in the snow. It’s a change from the hour I’ve spent on my ass, but not exactly a welcome one. François, my instructor here on Mont Tremblant, helps me up and puts me back on my butt. My thighs are burning, my face is stinging and I wish I were wearing real snow pants, instead of these vaguely waterproof track pants.
The After Hours Doctor: Is There Such A Thing As PMS For Men?
While every man should have a doctor he trusts, sometimes you have questions that you don’t feel comfortable asking. (Is it us or does that white jacket just seem so judgmental?) Best case would be to have a drinking buddy who also happens to be an MD. You could ply him with questions without fear of embarrassment. That’s basically what this is. Only, no alcohol is involved. And he’s asked us not to call him “buddy.”
The Books You Should Have Read This Year
Winter is the beach season for the mind. The time you flex your mental faculties to impress the bookish honeys with their dark framed glasses, MFAs, and discreet punctuation tattoos. But, that means you have to lift, bro. Literally, because a lot of the books you should have read this year are legitimate tomes. You can pick up the lightweight, Lee Child burner again when the sun comes out. Right now, it’s time to get huge, literarily speaking.