It is simply Internet law that when Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop superstar/movie star Justin Timberlake get together on TV to do something — and we mean anything — wacky in their handsome, 30-something ways, a vocal portion of the audience (the demographic of which we’ll only hazard a guess at) will respond favorably.
Rap music, and the greater hip hop culture, permeate everything — films, TV, fashion, and vast quantities of popular music — and have done for decades now; to the degree where you could hardly parse out the influence. So much is the impact a given, that you could pretty much fairly define our western popular culture in pre and post-hip hop terms.
Rumors had been flying around fast and furious last month that our queen, Beyoncé, and her king, Jay-Z, were on the rocks; with a formal announcement of their uncoupling said to be coming once their incredibly successful On the Run co-headlining tour wrapped.
After breaking a lengthy hiatus earlier this month, rapper and producer Jay Electronica (PeekYou profile here), has just released his second song since re-emerging; a remix of Soulja Boy’s “We Made It,” which also features Jay-Z (PeekYou profile here)
Rapper and record producer, Tyler, the Creator (PeekYou profile here), was arrested on Saturday for allegedly starting a riot during a Thursday performance at Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest festival.