Posts Tagged: LL Cool J

A Very Non-Accidental Response to Brad Paisley

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You may have noticed one or two jokes about Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s collaboration “Accidental Racist,” partially because of every aspect of the song, but mainly because of every aspect of the song. But Ta-Nehisi Coates puts humor aside for his response in the Atlantic, choosing instead to “seriously and directly engag[e] Brad Paisley […]

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Straight Outta Stratford

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Whom do we have to thank for the line “I’ll teach you how to flow”? LL Cool J? Method Man? Actually, it’s Antonio, Prospero’s villainous brother in The Tempest. HTMLGiant collects this and other Shakespeare quotes that sound like 1990s hip-hop lyrics. Hey, rhymes are rhymes, no matter who’s spitting them.

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Rapping and Scratching 101

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We think you’ll share our excitement over this recently digitized 1985 video of a young LL Cool J teaching a small audience in a Maine gymnasium about the magic of rapping, scratching, and the human beatbox. You’re welcome.

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