Drake’s dad is releasing an album, according to TMZ.
Is this just the best news to ever grace the universe?
Dennis Graham isn’t just the father of Aubrey but someone who’s been involved in music for a long time, drumming for a number of bands, and now at 60-something it seems he’s ready for the world to hear what he’s capable of alone.
Despite Dennis’ longevity in music it’s not stopped comparisons to his son, with some people offering up suggestions for album titles that include gems like “Just hold on (I’m turning the car around and) we’re going home”.
Listening to the clip of Kinda Crazy the R&B Dennis favours is definitely of the old school variety, and not much like what his son puts out.
Joking aside, TMZ claims Jamie Lovine, son of music mogul Jimmy who helped Views achieve its phenomenal success, has had a hand in the project. That, coupled with curiosity, and the album could do quite well.
Since his first album, Kanye West has been handing out wisdom on songs like nobody’s business – and it’s sometimes years before people fully grasp what he was talking about.
His lyricism – mixed with intricate production and a vision that only Kanye possesses – is what makes the Chicago native’s music so unique. But let’s not pretend that his ad-libs don’t add another layer to it all.
A set of YouTubers going under the name BORT have put together a video that they claim is “all the times Kanye West makes a sound”. It essentially comprises of ad-libs from across his eight albums. But what makes it even funnier is seeing the sounds represented in visual form. Take a look.
We didn’t realise how much we needed that video until we had it.
If that’s not enough for you, BORT, which is a group of six friends from America, also put together a compilation of every time Kanye mentions a TV show or movie, animals, and food.
Snoop Dogg is executive producing a new MTV comedy and, no surprise, it’s centred around weed.
He even wrote the theme music AND is guest starring in the first season.
Paige and Jordan, two best friends in LA, are determined to get their weed delivery service off the ground, but as the trailer shows things aren’t so easy. They’ve got stiff competition in the city and sleeping with customers is never a good idea.
Snoop is expected to appear as a guest during the first season, not as himself but as a “very, very special person”, while he also penned the theme music.
From first appearances the humour appears similar to Broad City, while we imagine they’ll also end up in similarly bizarre scenarios.
Other celebrities due to guest star include Seth Green, Missi Pyle, Leonard Roberts, and Andy Daly.
One of her most iconic acting roles was CC in 1988’s weepy flick Beaches, but Bette Midler has openly passed the baton to another actress as a new TV remake of the film approaches.
The Hollywood veteran tweeted her excitement over seeing Frozen star Idina Menzel, 45, taking on the role in the new version, which is set to air in 2017, nearly 30 years after the original was released.
She wrote on Twitter: “Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime’s “Beaches!”” she wrote.
And, showing off her sense of humour, she joked: “DON’T TELL ME THE ENDING!”
The 70-year-old actress played the role of an older Cecilia Carol “CC” Bloom in the comedy-drama flick opposite Barbara Hershey’s character Hillary Whitney.
Following the story of best friends CC and Hillary through their lives, from childhood to middle age, it’s a heartwarming tale that has left many a film fan in floods of tears.
It has not yet been revealed who will play Hillary opposite Idina – who will put her impressive vocals to use with new versions of Wind Beneath My Wings and The Glory Of Love – but the TV movie will be directed by Ring Of Fire’s Allison Anders.
The confirmation of the remake came a week after the original film’s director Garry Marshall passed away at the age of 81.
Idina, who is best known for being the voice of Elsa in Frozen and also starring on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, tweeted her joy last week at being able to start work on the remake soon.
She wrote on Twitter excitedly: “Can’t wait to start shooting.”
She then added that Bette “has been one of my all time idols. I hope I can make her proud.”