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Jay-Z and Beyonce Go to Cuba, Forget That Americans Hate Cuba

“Welcome to Havana; Smoking cubanos with Castro in cabanas” is a line that probably endured Jay-Z to Cubans, and it might also describe how he spent his weekend. Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary and decided to pop down to Cuba, site of the Cuban Missile Crisis that USSR used to terrorize USA / almost ended the world back in the 1960s. Despite Cuba being a tourist destination for us Canadians, Americans require special permission from the government (via Billboard).

I’m assuming since President Obama records video messages for Jay-Z’s music festivals, it shouldn’t be a problem? A couple of no good Republican members of Congress have gone as far to ask the US treasury department to confirm that the musical couple have permission to make the trip. They’re fuckin’ Jay-Z and Beyonce – they do what they want!

Snoop Lion Doesn’t Think Homosexuality Will Ever Be Accepted in Rap Culture

If television and movies have taught me anything, it’s that humping an apple pie is just like sex both rappers and the mafia do not like homosexuals. Snoop Lion / Snoop Dogg was commenting on Frank Ocean’s coming out last year, noting how he doesn’t think it’ll ever be acceptable in rap music. Snoop tells the Guardian, “Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper. He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine. It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.”

Snoop himself doesn’t hate gays, which is obviously a nice thing: “I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black.”

Cats on Amps – The Website You Didn’t Know You Needed

Not much to explain here. I like music. I like cats. Someone else does, too, and noticed that cats sit on amps a lot. This is how the Tumblr Cats on Amps was born. Check out a few pics below to brighten up your morning (unless you’re a dog person, in which case, get out of here).

Cats 1 (via Cats on Amps Tumblr)

Cats 2 (via Cats on Amps Tumblr)

Cats 3 (via Cats on Amps Tumblr)

Watch! MS MR – Hurricane

We have another video from New York duo MS MR. We’ve posted several of their tracks, but most recently you might’ve heard the Kele Okerele remix of Fantasy. We have the new video for Hurricane. Wait a second, are those Smurfs in real life? Maybe not, but the video doesn’t get any less weird. Check out the good tune below.

MS MR – Hurricane

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