17-year-old mohawked rapper Lil Twist is a member of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, which has a talented roster of artists including the hottest rapper of the moment, Drake. He’s also best friends with Justin Bieber. Not a bad crowd to run with if you’re heading toward stardom.
Twist is currently working on his debut album, tentatively titled, Don’t Get It Twisted, featuring collaborations from Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake, as well as Justin and Sean Kingston, who has been touring with Justin this summer. Twist took a moment off from recording to answer our Crushable Questionnaire.
What was your best date?
I’ve never been on a good date. I really don’t date a lot and the few times that I’ve been on dates it’s really like chilling and hanging out, nothing too special. So to all my female fans you still have a chance to be my first great date More
Today’s Crushable Questionnaire comes from the minds of Tourie and Damien Escobar, also knows as the violin due Nuttin But Stringz. Their enticing blend of classical, rock, R&B and hip-hop snagged them second place on America’s Got Talent, and earned them a spot to perform before the President at the Inaugural Ball. Their opinions differ on some things, but their of the same mind on others — both want to steal Barack Obama‘s job and would rather hang with George Clooney.
What is it you most dislike?
Tourie: Wet tissue (don’t ask) More
From Utah con artist to prisoner of the state to the Queen of the Webutante Ball; you’d never guess that the cute, funny Asian girl next to you at that party would be Kari Ferrell, the infamous Hipster Grifter. If you don’t know about Kari, you haven’t been reading your blogs: She’s all over the place, and currently she’s in New York, raising hell at Internet Week. Viva la Hipster Grifter! More
You might recognize Ben Schwartz from his reoccurring role on Parks and Recreation as the sleazy Jean-Ralphio, but the former New Yorker may soon be a household name after landing a lead in J.J. Abrams‘ new NBC show, Undercovers. Ben said his answers were too boring for us to write about on the questionnaire and got defeated part way through, but we don’t give up that easy. More
Ever wonder what’s on the minds of the people who create the content that you read online? We’re hear to give you a little taste, like with today’s Crushable Questionnaire featuring DailyCandy‘s NYC editor Erin Wylie.
What was your worst date?
There was the much, much older guy (wearing an untucked yellow silk shirt and mandals) who told me in great detail about passing gallstones while we ate couscous. And then there was the first date on Valentine’s Day. He brought me red roses and had no inner monologue. He literally pronounced all of his thoughts, such as “This is going horribly.” And “She hates me.” More
Stepping up to the plate for today’s Crushable Questionnaire is Max Rauch, the lead singer of New Jersey-based punk/pop band Washington Square Park. Interested in hearing the band? They’re currently touring around the Northeast.
What’s your backstory?
The straight and narrow path was never for me. I dropped out of high school when I was17 to hit the road with my former band Tourmaline. I played drums in that band for about 5 years. It wasn’t until the death of my father that I started to look at life from a different perspective. Eventually I decided that I had to step up to microphone and use my own songs as the emotional outlet I needed. More
Elizabeth Spiers is a woman who needs no introduction to New York’s media elite: The founding editor of Gawker Media, she also founded Breaking Media, written for basically every publication imaginable and has appeared as a guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, and VH1 (among others). More
There’s nothing funny about getting fired and having to move back home, yet Christine Rochelle‘s blog, Living With My Parents, sort of made us wish we had been the ones fired from MTV. Don’t cry for this blogger though, Rochelle … More
Andrea Rosen works for online video production company Rocketboom in business development and as producer for Humanwire, an upcoming news series featuring the work of independent videojournalists. Along with partner Lindsey Weber, she is also developing The Underwire, a site that provides mentorship and career resources for women in industry. More
Dreama Walker is a film and television actress. She portrayed scheming Hazel on the CW’s Gossip Girl, and bad girl Becca on CBS’ The Good Wife. Her recent movie roles include playing Clint Eastwood’s granddaughter in the award-winning drama Gran … More
If you’re not familiar with Donora, chances are you will be soon. The Pittsburgh garage band is catching fire, and its catchy tunes like “I Think I Like You” and “The Chorus” are bound to cheer up any rainy day. Part of their cheerful vibe is singer Casey Hanner‘s bubbly voice and, after we asked her to fill out our Crushable Questionnaire we learned she’s not just an indie rock singer, she’s also an aspiring engineer (!). She also likes her pajamas and going to the zoo.
What’s your backstory?
Well, I grew up in a house full of music. My dad makes his living as a songwriter, musician, and producer. He had a studio in our basement growing up, which was right under my bedroom. So I can sleep through anything. I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was about 14. I went to college at the University of Delaware for civil engineering. And on my breaks, my brother and I started playing music together. We’ve been a band with our bass player for about 4 years now. I’m finishing up grad school right now in transportation engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. In fact I defend my thesis on Wednesday! More
1. Who are your biggest influences? My dad’s a Holocaust survivor and always taught me the value of taking risks and being resilient. Growing up, he took me on trips around the world (his fault I’m a travel junkie). My … More
It’s been about a month since the scandal of Peaches Geldof‘s naked pictures and rumors of heroin and Scientology hit the web, thanks to Reddit user ThatCoolGuyBen. Associate Editor Drew Grant wrote about her personal relationship with Ben Mills, the man behind the story that spanned from Gawker to The Daily Mail. The furor may have died down a bit, but “Big Ben” is still a person of interest…and we were lucky enough to have him to talk to us about how he would like to trade lives with Terry Richardson, loves Speedos, and thinks Malcolm McDowell could pleasure a woman.
1. What’s your backstory? I grew up in Bedford NH and once had a séance with Sarah Silverman. We were actually in a song and dance company together where we got paid to sing the songs from this musical FAME! … More