Today's Song: Jean Grae 'Kill Screen'

Rich Juzwiak · 09/06/12 01:10PM

It's been an exceptional week for female rappers. Azealia Banks released a video for "1991" that does justice to that year's aesthetics (she called it homage to Madonna, Crystal Waters and Aaliyah, but I detect some swag copped from Black Box mouthpiece Katrin Quinol, too). Her clip has made my affection for the track jump exponentially. Missy Elliott debuted some new songs live. All we got was this shitty, blown-out YouTube video as a result, but still: new Missy. People care about Nicki Minaj's voting choices, and also she proved to be the best thing about the new Alicia Keys single, "Girl on Fire." (Too bad Alicia didn't release this earlier this year so she could have at least gotten some mileage out of the Hunger Games reference.)

Mark Graham · 03/05/08 05:00PM

If you saw 2007's instant classic doc King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters (which, btw, was totally hosed by those n00bs at the Academy), you'll certainly agree that Steve Wiebe is probably the greatest human being ever to walk the Earth. But if you saw the film when it was released on DVD about a month ago and poured through the extras as religiously as we did, you likely learned that Wiebe's Donkey Kong world record was broken by cinema's most dastardly villain, Billy Mitchell, in June of 2007. Well, to that end, our friends over at /Film are reporting that Steve Wiebe will be attempting to reclaim his rightful position as DK World Champ in Vegas tonight at some Microsoft sponsored nerdfest. Twin Galaxies kingpin / referee / stoner supreme Walter Day will there to oversee the event, so you can be assured no videotaped shenanigans will stand in the way of Wiebe this time. Break a leg barrel, Steve! [/Film]