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Last night I was doing some studying while my friend living in Canada asks me, since he considers me a rap enthusiast, to check out this freestyle.

I’m not a big fan of Wiz Khalifa, although the tune of “Black and Yellow” is tempting, but when I heard this freestyle, it seemed pretty cool. Maybe because it’s the same music.

So, this is D-WHY, he has his own Facebook page, a Twitter handle, and his YouTube page. It’s must see/listen. He looks Middle Eastern, but I have no idea about his origins or any bio or anything since his official page doesn’t say anything (or I couldn’t see it).

Anyway, here it is:


[Important Note: If you're of the conservative or sensitive type and still haven't heard the song (good for you!), I wouldn't suggest you watch the video at the end of this post.]

Rihanna and Chris Brown concert. Brisbane Ente...

Rihanna in Concert (Image via Wikipedia)

One day after Rihanna took her Twitter to announce that she would collaborate with non-other than pop princess,  Britney Spears, a remix of RiRi’s international hit S&M popped up on YouTube, and I’m sure many people’s fantasies just came true (especially considering how Spears has perfected the art of moaning through most of her songs).

The tune, an ode to everything sadomasochism, is not for the faint-hearted or the conservative. The original version has been playing on the radio for a while, even though in the UK the title had to be changed to the refrain “Come On” to make it less shocking.

Though named as a “remix,” there isn’t much change in this edition. The opening beats and synths are slightly changed and the the “na na na come on”s are stronger and more forceful because there’s two voices getting them out there. The alternation of which performer sings what part is definitely very-well thought out and just adds to the intensity of the whole thing.

The second verse of the song though gets the most significant update as the lyrics are changed to “just one night full of sin, feel the pain on your skin, to promise me mercy, it’s your turn to hurt me. If I’m bad, tie my down, shut me up, [...] cause the pain is my pleasure, nothing comes better.” This is most probably because Britney does the singing here and her vocals are not as high as Rihanna, or they just felt like changing things for this new release.

I am not going to comment on the overall lyrics and message because I don’t find this song to be representative of what music should be nor do I like Rihanna, especially after she went all pixie-cut and transformed her R&B style to pure club-pop. It’s a pure exploration of fantasies but should not be as commercially spread as it is right now because it caters to a small population. Plus, imagine your little sister singing that song while she doesn’t understand the lyrics!

But do I like Britney and Rihanna duetting?

Of course I do!

It’s a match made in pop music heaven!  Spears is certainly a hot commodity right now with two new singles and an album, Femme Fattale, topping the charts and receiving much critical acclaim. Rihanna, on the other hand, has been riding out the success of 2010’s smash collaboration with Eminem, though her album Loud has not been up to par.

So this music fan right here is hoping that the two get together really soon and make something from scratch because if they were individually able to take the music world by storm, there’s no end to what they could do together!


NKOTBSB Official Poster

You know it’s a great, great time for boybands when two of the biggest acts of that genre get together and spontaneously decide to go on tour together. Yes, the internet has been buzzing with news of an upcoming tour that will bring together the first group to follow the “boyband” format, New Kids on the Block, and the highest selling group, Backstreet Boys. Some naysayers think its because both groups no longer have a steady source of income, but that’s far from the truth. Sure, they’ve gotten older, their dance moves are a bit rusty, the songs evoke good memories of simpler times but nothing more, but when this tour was announced, echoes of screaming girls (well women actually) could be heard all over the world. Just goes to show that they’ve still got it, one way or another.

I am a sucker for the Backstreet Boys and completely bummed out that I will not be able to attend any of their concerts.

Here’s what we basicallyknow about NKOTBSB:  (more…)


TnT has been in the blogosphere for around 4 months now and its success has been overwhelming, even though Tom and I don’t update it as much as we would like. This blog, along with two previous  failed attempts, have taught me what and what not to expect in this fascinating area. These are all found in list below. Enjoy :)

 

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Wordpress Homepage- Image via Wikipedia

 

1-  The starting phase will be the most exciting period in your blogging experience.

2- You will put a lot of effort into choosing a name, a theme, and writing an “About” section.

3- Your first post will usually be an explanatory/poetic piece in which you describe your dedication, passion, and/or wildly varying thoughts that you just have to express through a blog.  This is exemplified in my first post for TnT:  The Very First One

4- Your friends will begin to hate you because you keep “spamming” their Twitter timelines and Facebook homepages with your promoting activities.

5- You thanked your lucky stars when WordPress introduced Zementa and the sharing buttons.

6- Even though you’re a grammar nerd in reality, you don’t really care that much about that when typing up your posts. (It’s part of self-expression after all.) (more…)


 

 

It is this time of the year in AUB, where all the clubs (and some societies) put their booths outside West Hall in order to attract the AUB newbies and some of the old AUBites in an effort to bring as much members as possible so that the clubs can gain more fame and boast about their popularity.

There are several types of clubs, most famously the Lebanese political clubs that attract all new AUB students on the spot. Then you got the societies that are related to their faculties and departments, and those usually automatically attract the students majoring in such fields. Then you have the clubs that are based on heritage and different Arab nationalities, since AUB is not just made of Lebanese students after all.

Finally, you got the clubs that are created based on a common interest. And that’s where AUB’s Online Collaborative (AUBOC) comes into this blogpost.

What is the AUBOC?

The AUBOC is a fresh new club, something other than the ordinary that you have not seen in AUB and is a first of its kind. As you all know, social media nowadays is taking over our daily lives and many of us cannot live without it. Rarely is there someone that uses Internet that can go a day, even a few hours without checking his/her Facebook. Or people that can’t go 2 minutes without Tweeting a link or new events that take place and check what their favorite celebrities are up to. How about the millions and millions that use YouTube every second to check out videos on the ‘Net? Or those that have to blog about everything that comes on their mind and yet find a lot of readers that take interest in reading about such stuff?  This is what the AUBOC is all about, to bring awareness about online social media to those who don’t use it or aren’t that familiar with it.

There are a lot of bloggers in AUB that are unknown to us and could be blogging about excellent content but do not have the right support or are unable to reach the right audience. This is where AUBOC steps in and hopes to bring all the bloggers to one place so they can share their common interest somewhere.

Hopefully, AUBOC will be able to host the long awaited Bloggers’ Convention that was supposed to take place a few months back. There will be several Tweetups taking place in addition to exhibitions of digital media and workshops on the basics of social media usage.

If you are a blogger in AUB, this is the club you want to join.

If you are a huge fan of online social media and want to learn more stuff, this is where you should be.

If you have no idea how these things work and want to develop interest, this is DEFINITELY where you should sign up tomorrow.

Come to our stand at West Hall tomorrow and the day after (October 5 & 6) and sign up for this one-of-a-kind collaborative and be the first of something special.

Note: This is the official blog and this is the Facebook page.