When you think of a 3-D computer-animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro, you immediately think of proudly off-key rapper Biz Markie, right? Well, probably not, but all the fans at "The Book of Life" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday (July 25) were treated to a performance of Markie's signature hit, "Just a Friend," which appears in the film.
When Pharrell Williams said he was "pumped and excited" to be curating the NBA 2K15 soundtrack, he probably didn't realize he'd be getting a very special submission from one Shaquille O'Neal. The artist responsible for a string of major label albums during the 1990s (who also had a basketball career on the side) hit up Williams with a freestyle to help win him over.
Between the Beastie Boys' boundless wordplay, the Dust Brothers' genre-melding production and more samples than anyone could afford to put on an album in 2014, Paul's Boutique is now considered an inarguable classic. But when Paul's Boutique hit the streets on July 25, 1989 -- 25 years ago today! -- most critics just didn't get it.