If you’re among the many who cringe at the thought of partaking in any Super Bowl Sunday festivities, fear not. Just because you don’t want to paint your face the color of your favorite team, wear your favorite player’s jersey, or spend the day jumping up and down screaming in joy (or anguish) doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time this weekend. In fact, with most people preoccupied by the game, there’s a lot to do with no crowds to deal with, and since you probably have no obligations, might as well take advantage. We’ve put together a list of five entertainment alternatives for those wishing to sit out the “big day” this Sunday. Check them out after the jump. (more…)
Imagine an alternate reality where rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop come of age simultaneously, and greasers blast fat beats from vintage car stereos on their way to the sock hop. This is the world of G-Eazy, a New Orleans-bred emcee and producer whose been on a precipitous rise to the top of the rap game for the past few years. After a string of mixtape releases culminating with The Endless Summer, which demonstrated his pitch-perfect blend of doo-wop and hip-hop, G is poised to take over the national scene. He’s opened for Lil Wayne and A$AP Rocky, and is currently one of the few hip-hop artists on the Vans Warped Tour. We recently caught up with G about the tour, his upcoming album, and what he’d really do with a trip back in time.
OS: You’re playing on every date of the Vans Warped Tour this summer. What has it been like so far as a hip-hop artist on a mostly punk tour?
G: Well, it totally feels like I’m an outsider, but it’s all working out just fine. I think that having Mod Sun and T. Mills playing the same stage that I’m playing helps a lot because we have a lot of crossover fans that we share. But other that that it’s been fun. It’s been interesting being the outsider and not always fitting in, but there are a ton of cool people here and a ton of cool bands. It’s not really my scene and I wasn’t even into this as a kid, so it’s definitely strange, but it’s really awesome in its own way. There’s a lot of fans here that straight up look like actors from a Tim Burton movie.
OS: But you’re also kind of an out-of-the-box hip-hop artist yourself, with the ’60s doo-wop vibe that you bring to your tracks. What if you could go actually back to the era that you emulate in your music? Which artist would you want to collaborate with?
G: The obvious answer would be The Beatles, but that’s not really a possibility. I feel like they wouldn’t collaborate with anybody. They were kind of in their own world. But if it would be possible to squeeze into one of their sessions and find a way to work with John Lennon, that would be really unbelievable. Also, I mean, if I could go back in time and I could get Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers to the studio and have them lay parts down, I think that would be kind of awesome.
The Coors Light® Search For the Coldest Competition is about to kick things up a notch. Are you ready? The many have been whittled down to the few”it’s time to meet the round four Semi-Finalists.
The following eight Semi-Finalists from the New Orleans, New York, National Video, and National Wildcard channels will continue to battle it out for your votes online at searchforthecoldest.com until July 10.
Do you know amazing hip hop when you hear it? Want to put your talents to good use and score some sweet prizes? Good, we’ve got just the thing. Judge in the Coors Light® Search For The Coldest Competition between April 1 and July 10, and you’re eligible to win daily prizes including G-Tech DJ Backpacks with built-in speakers, Jambox speakers by Jawbone and official Coors Light SFTC 2012 t-shirts. In addition, you could be one of four fans to win BIG.
Two winners will get a trip for two to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA from July 6-8, including airfare and hotel accommodations for three nights, two tickets for the Festival and a $300 gift card. Two additional winners will receive a trip for two to the Search for the Coldest Finale in New York City on July 26, 2012, including airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights, two tickets to attend the Search For the Coldest Finale and a $300 gift card.
Head to searchforthecoldest.com to get started.
OurStage has teamed up with Coors Light to search for The Coldest MC in music and we need your help!
Judge the Coors Light® “Search for the Coldest Competition to help select the nation’s Coldest MC, and you could take home one of many sweepstakes prizes. Two Grand Prize winners will receive a trip to Essence Music Festival, while two more will have the opportunity to attend the competition finale in New York City hosted by Ice Cube. Also, we’re giving away daily prize packs, including backpacks with built-in speakers, Coors mugs, Jambox speakers and t-shirts!
Judging is open until May 25th, so get on it now and lock down your shot to win some awesome prizes from Coors!
For the second year in a row, OurStage and Coors Light are teaming up to find the coldest MC in the game. Think you have what it takes? Then the Coors Light® “Search for the Coldest” Competition is for you.
All solo hip hop artists (that are at least twenty-one years old) are encouraged to enter their best original track into the Coors Light® “Search for the Coldest Competition Channels (New Orleans, New York, National Wildcard, Video, Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte or Philadelphia). Eight semi-finalists will be chosen by the OurStage fans and the competition judges to perform in New York City at a finale hosted by Ice Cube, with one Grand Prize Winner going home with their song featured on Coors Light® “Search For The Coldest” mixtape, as well as a track produced by DJ Drama, and $10,000 worth of studio time. If you want a shot at this awesome opportunity, enter your best original track by May 15, 2012.