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Certified Awesome | Justin Timberlake Does ‘History of Rap Part 4′ x Medley of Greatest Hits

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Unless you truly are unaware of pop culture, then you’d know that Justin Timberlake has been on a roll this past week! From debuting new songs off his upcoming album to last weekend’s appearance on SNL (which I still need to post,) he’s been making sure his name stays in the media circuits. And last night, he truly topped his stellar week off by stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for the History of Rap Part 4 and a medley of his greatest hits. 

Let me just tell you right now, turn up your speakers! Justin and Jimmy did justice to a lot of old rap hits and you’ll find yourself wondering how on earth do these guys do it? It’s quite creative and it’s a great trip down memory lane.

Then you’ve got the amazing jam session of Justin Timberlake and a big band (including back-up singers) going through JT history and playing his greatest hits. It will truly remind you how amazing and awesomely talented Justin Timberlake truly is.

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Fresh | Justin Timberlake – ‘Suit & Tie’ [Official Video]

justin-timberlake-suit-tie-video-leadIt’s been seven years since Justin Timberlake has released a studio album, but now the 31-year-old is back with new music. Yes, yes, yes! I’m so glad that even though he just got married, he decided to get back into the music game. He’s a hilarious guy on SNL appearances and a decent actor, but I missed him in the music scene.

His new single, “Suit & Tie” came out a few weeks ago and now the official lyric video has been released.

So far, the reaction seems to be good, and if the single is any indication of what to expect on his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience, I’d say things are off to a great start.

Watch the official lyric video below. The track features Jay-Z, and I’m sure, like most previous JT songs, we can expect to see some great collaborations with rappers.

Eargasm | FET ET MOI – ‘Paris Is For Lovers’


Driving across the country can be tedious for some folks, but for me it’s a form of therapy. I like to just sit in the car by myself, cruise along the highway, and blast some deep, soulful, and tech house. My drive this past weekend would have been a nightmare if I hadn’t made some nice house mixes featuring some of my favorite mixes I’ve posted on this blog, as well as tracks I’ve found.

One of the tracks I couldn’t get enough of was this alluring song that uses a sample of Justin Timberlake’s “My Love.” However, the sad reality is that it was actually a track in RUFUS “Back to Cali” mix, so I couldn’t play it on repeat. But I didn’t mind listening to the RUFUS mix over and over again just to hear the beautiful song that gave me an insatiable eargasm.

The song that is responsible for the eargasm is called “Paris Is For Lovers” and it is a beautiful deep house/acid song by Fet Et Moi. The original lyrics are of course by the lovely Justin Timberlake, and the deep house/acid vibe makes the lyrics even stronger.

As I drove there I just kept reminiscing about relationships, men I’ve dealt with, and how tough love is, yet it’s so satisfying. Love is addicting, exciting, and sometimes it can feel so surreal. It’s not a word that should be thrown around, but I’ll admit I have used it loosely in the past. Which is why kids, it’s important to realize when you’re in the mindset for a relationship! And…I’m just not there. I’m about to graduate college, plotting a move to California, and I really enjoy being single and having options. But that doesn’t mean I’m anti-love, especially when a song as beautiful as this one knows how to blow my mind…

SNL | Oh So Hilarious Will Ferrell, Star Studded 100th Digital Short, & More!

When I found out that Will Ferrell would be returning to Saturday Night Live to host this weekend, I told myself there was no way in hell I was going to miss the episode. I usually end up catching SNL the next day on my DVR, but last night I sat in front of the television with my mom and watched the entire episode. It was non-stop laughter!

From his opening monologue, the laughter began. I just had a really good feeling that the episode was going to be hilarious, and I was totally right! Not only was last night’s episode super funny thanks to Will Ferrell, but it also marked the anniversary of the 100th Digital Short. The short featured a lot of the reprising characters from previous digital shorts, including the appearance of a lot of celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Justin Bieber, Usher, Michael Bolton, and many more!

The digital short was, as usual, something absurd (this time it was about sucking their own dicks,) but it was still funny to see everyone coming together for the 100th Digital Short.

The episode also contained some other hilarious segments, but they showcased a new hilarious commercial for Cold Medicine. But in the commercial Will Ferrell keeps sneezing like crazy and he doesn’t do a normal human sneeze. His overacting pisses Kristin Wigg off, which is truly a hilarious sight to see. Haha, she gets so mad at him for his annoying fake sneezing.

There were some other moments in the episode that cracked me up, including Funkytown Debate, ESPN Golf, Broadway Sizzle, and Will Ferrell making a return with Anna Gayester as the singing music teachers. They did a parody of songs and it was so funny! But sadly it’s not online, so you have to watch it OnDemand. Even theWeekend Update with Seth Meyers was on point, and Liam Nesson even stopped by while Andy Samberg did his excellent Nicolas Cage impersonation.

Feel free to watch the full episode below, including Usher’s amazing performance of “Climax.” Or, as usual, watch the clips below. I hope you find the episode just as funny as I did. Thoughts on the 100th Digital Short?

Full Episode

100th Digital Short

Cold Commercial

Web Exclusive Video: Grady Wilson’s Wild N’ Hawaii

Funkytown Debate

EPSN Golf

Broadway Sizzle

Weekend Update: Liam Nesson and Nic Cage

Usher “Climax”

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SNL | The Obama Show, Maya Angelou Pranks, Beyonce’s Baby, & More Hilarious Skits!

I haven’t really blogged about Saturday Night Live in quite some time (the past episodes just weren’t that funny,) but last night Maya Rudolph made a triumph return. I know that whenever she is hosting SNL, it’s going to be an hilarious episode filled with her crazy antics.

Well, Maya never ceases to amaze. Yet again, she hosted SNL and she totally brought the funny. But yet, it wasn’t just her winning all the laughter. The cast last night did a pretty amazing job. At one point in one of the sketches, Kristin Wigg broke character and couldn’t stop laughing. The entire skit fell apart, but you could totally tell that they did the best they could to save it. Maya tried her best to remain in character, but Kristin Wigg and Bill Hader totally lost it; they couldn’t stop laughing at all!

It was hilarious seeing that skit fall apart. I couldn’t imagine having to constantly remain in character while acting so silly. I’d be the first one to totally break focus and just have to walk off the set (which is basically kind of what happened, except Kristin “drove” a golf cart off set.) Kristin may have lost character during that skit, but she did pretty good pretending to be Taylor Swift during Jay-z & Beyonce’s Baby sketch. Now that right there, boy, such a hilarious skit! Not only did Maya Rudolph do a great Beyonce impersonation, Jay Pharoahe’s impersonation of Jay-Z was pretty accurate. I’ve seen him do it before, so it was nice to see him be the one to play Jay-Z. Can you guess who played Prince? Haha, not even going to tell you. You’ll have to just totally watch the video & see for yourself. But I will say the Nicki Minaj impersonation was funny, and Justin Timberlake even stopped by for a Bon Iver impersonation.

Being that it’s perhaps Black History month (or maybe it’s because Maya Rudolph is half Black,) the episode last night contained more “ethnic” related skits then usual. No complaints from me, but it would be nice to see more Black cast members & other ethnic groups on a regular basis. But I digress. So last night they decided to do this hilarious Maya Angelou Prank Show (I Know Why the Caged Bird Laughs), and that skit alone had me cracking up!  I suppose I was laughing so hard because Maya Angelou has this proverbial demeanor that seems to lack a funny bone. She doesn’t seem like the type of person to play pranks, so it was great seeing her prank people & because they were so honored to meet her, they weren’t even upset. She took it upon herself to prank Morgan Freeman (Jay Pharoahe,) Cornell West (Kenan,) and even Stephen King (Bill Hader.) All of the pranks were pretty lame (they were supposed to be,) but her reaction and the reactions of her colleagues were hilarious!

The prank show skit was funny, but I have to say the best part of last night’s episode was The Obama Show. Fred Armisen & Maya Rudolph really brought they A-game with their portrayal of Michelle & Barack Obama. RememberThe Cosby Show opening? Well, SNL decided to recreate that opening. But instead of the Cosby family, it was the Obama family. It’s too funny for words! You have to totally watch it! Oh, and if you remember that episode when Cliff was trying to eat a hoagie, then you’ll surely enjoy the skit.

All in all, last night’s episode was awesomesauce! I loved every single moment of it, including a skit at the end called How’s He Doing? Basically in this skit Maya, Kenan, and Jay Pharoahe discussed Obama & what it would take for Black voters to not vote for him. I found it pretty funny, especially being that I am Black & a voter. So you might also find that one interesting, so I’m going to post it as well. Oh, and they totally brought back What’s Up With That?: President’s Day Special Yeah, I totally forgot about that! It was funny too, so I will post it below. :)

Like I said, last night was a smashing success! Saturday Night Live really brought the funny last night. Every moment was funny, but of course everyone has their own opinions on what skits might have been the best. For me, the best skits (hard to choose one) were The Obama Show, Jay-z & Beyonce’s Baby, and Maya Angelou Prank Show. How about y’all, what’s your favorite(s) skit from last night’s episode?

Super Showcase

Man, this skit fell apart! They couldn’t stop laughing!

Jay-Z & Beyonce’s Baby

Maya Angelou Prank Show

The Obama Show

What’s Up With That: President’s Day Special

How’s He Doing?

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Jimmy & Justin: History of Rap Part 2

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The other night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake came on the show to talk about his new movie. Friends With Benefits hits theaters today and JT had a great time promoting it on the Jimmy Fallon show, but he couldn’t leave without performing the history of hip-hop with Jimmy.

There’s nothing I love more than seeing two of the coolest white boys reciting classic hip-hop songs and awkwardly dancing. It’s classic! I’m a huge fan of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, especially since their skits on SNL as the Bee Gees. The history of rap part 2 was a hilarious segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show and I had to watch it a couple of times.

If you’ve never watched Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, then you’re missing out! The Roots band is always getting caught up in Jimmy’s randomness and the segments are always ROFL funny. Watch the video for Jimmy and Justin’s history of rap part 2. They both did a great job rapping, those white boys rock!