Topic: Rap

R.I.P. Rapper Heavy D: A Look Back At His Rich Film/TV Career

R.I.P. Rapper Heavy D: A Look Back At His Rich Film/TV Career

Yesterday afternoon, Twitter was inundated with messages of love and remorse for Heavy D, the plus-size rapper who died unexpectedly. He was only 44. Though he was quickly trending on Twitter, I had no idea who the guy actually was. Then I checked out his IMDb page, and thought, Oh, this guy! While his major contributions were to music, Heavy D also broke into the movies biz, as well as a string of TV appearances. Unfortunately, it’s really hard to find any photos, so in this gallery is a mix of screenshots and other candids. Here’s to you, D: We’ll be toasting you with some popcorn and soda. More »

New Rap Feud? Game Says 50 Cent Is Gay

New Rap Feud? Game Says 50 Cent Is Gay

Game (who you probably remember by his drastically different former name The Game), known for his long-standing feuds with 50 Cent and G-Unit, is baiting a new group: The LGBT community. As part of the larger, pretty misguided statements Game made about closeted gay men spreading HIV, he also did something really bizarre: It seems like he tried to out 50 Cent on Twitter. More »

Get Down with H. Piddy in the “Harry Potter in the Hood” Rap

Get Down with H. Piddy in the "Harry Potter in the Hood" Rap

Four years ago, after we’d voraciously read through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and suddenly there were no more canon Hogwarts adventures, this rap came into my life and filled the lightning-bolt-shaped hole in my heart. Unlike most Potter-inspired fan creations, it’s wonderfully vulgar. Now with lyrics, so you can properly sing along with The Boy Who Threw Down Rhymes and his crew as they rock the Gryffindor scarf like it’s the Bloods’ colors. More »