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ya know what I find funny?

rap monster is constantly mocked and looked down upon for being an idol, but he’s actually one of the few k-artists that are recognized by american media and american hip hop artists.

like he was the only korean artist to be featured on spin’s “50 best hip hop albums of all time”, he collaborated with Krizz Kaliko and Warren G, and now he’s recognized by Wale.

You don’t really see that kind of thing happening with most k-hip hop artists. What makes it even more phenomenal is that rap monster wasn’t even born in America or had any experience living in America. He self-taught himself english and he was able to get to that point through his hard work.

Even Suga was recognized on Tidal’s Rising, which is still more than what a lot of k-hip hop artists get.

So yeah. I’m proud of my boys:)

Happy Birthday to actress and acting coach Vernee Watson-Johnson!  She was born on January 14, 1954.

Vernee has had a long-standing career in both television and film, but she is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on “Welcome Back, Kotter” and as Viola “Vy” Smith on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” playing the mother of Will Smith’s character. She was also featured on “Carter Country,” “Sister, Sister,” “The Young & The Restless,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Suit Up.” Vernee also had recurring roles on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men,” and is a highly-regarded voice artist, as well.

Here are all the winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards

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The 59th Grammy Awards are taking place Sunday night. Chance the Rapper was the first winner of the night with his win for best new artist.

Below are all the winners from Sunday night’s live telecast, which we’ll update as the show goes on: 

Album of the Year:

“25” — Adele - WINNER

“Lemonade” — Beyoncé

“Purpose” — Justin Bieber

“Views” — Drake

“A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” — Sturgill Simpson

Record of the Year:

“Hello” — Adele - WINNER

“Formation” — Beyoncé

“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake

“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:

“Formation” — Beyoncé

“Hello” — Adele - WINNER

“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner

“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber

“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

Best Rap Album:

“Coloring Book” — Chance The Rapper - WINNER

“And the Anonymous Nobody” — De La Soul

“Major Key” — DJ Khaled

“Views” — Drake

“Blank Face LP” — ScHoolboy Q 

“The Life of Pablo” — Kanye West

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Lemonade” — Beyoncé - WINNER

“Ology” — Gallant

“We Are King” — KING

“Malibu” — Anderson .Paak

“Anti” — Rihanna

Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper - WINNER

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Closer” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake

“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul

“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots - WINNER 

Best Alternative Music Album:

“22, A Million" — Bon Iver

"Blackstar” — David Bowie - WINNER

“The Hope Six Demolition Project” — PJ Harvey 

“Post Pop Depression" — Iggy Pop

"A Moon Shaped Pool" — Radiohead

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark

“Vice” — Miranda Lambert

“My Church” — Maren Morris - WINNER

“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

 

 

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Here are all the winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards

(Getty Images)
The 59th Grammy Awards are taking place Sunday night. Chance the Rapper was the first winner of the night with his win for best new artist.

Below are all the winners from Sunday night’s live telecast, which we’ll update as the show goes on: 

Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper - WINNER
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Closer” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots - WINNER 

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TRACES: Uzi bombing in Stockholm, Sweden

TRACES is the name of our upcoming 600+ pages book about street bombing but also a series of videos featuring live bombing from different cities around the globe. In this third video we followed Uzi WUFC during some nights in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Late 2015 we will release our most ambitious project so far, a 600+ pages book dedicated to the art of bombing! The book will be a world wide documentation of street bombing including interviews, live footage and of course tons of photos of throw-ups and tags made by some of the best artists from around the globe.This will literally be the BOMB! But to make it happen we need your help, send your best photos to bombing@spraydaily.com. We are especially looking for contributions from London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Tokyo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Milan, but of course everyone is welcome!

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Today’s women’s history month profile is on Pepper Ann, a television series primarily from the late 90s. The series was done by Disney’s television studios, and aired on some of their networks. 

The series was a part of the Disney’s One Saturday Morning block on the ABC network, which also featured cartoons such as Recess and The Mighty Ducks. The show was created by animator Sue Rose, who is also known for creating girl-centered shows including the likes of Unfabulous and Angela Anaconda. The show was based on a comic strip that was published in YM Magazine. 

The series revolved around the everyday life of 12-year-old Pepper Ann Pearson (Kathleen Wilhoite), who lived with her mother Lydia and younger sister Moose. She attended Hazlenut Middle School with her best friends: Nikki Little (Clea Lewis), an overachiever, and Milo Kamalani (Danny Cooksey), a laid-back artist. The show revolved around typical moral dilemmas of middle school life, like crushes and struggles to be popular. Pepper Ann often had problems involving her father, a pilot who her mother divorced long ago. The show had to adhere to E/I (educational and informative) requirements, meaning the show had to involve characters learning some kind of lesson. She would often communicate with her own reflection.

One of the more controversial episodes of the show involved Pepper Ann confusing gym instructions, and thinking she had to get a bra to participate. The episode involved slightly more mature humor, and was rated TV-Y7 instead of its usual TV-Y. However, other Disney shows like Lizzie McGuire would also tackle this issue, as it’s a fairly common milestone for middle schoolers. 

Every episode of the show had an opening gag, where Pepper Ann would find something new under her desk–a glow stick, a mood ring, etc. Episodes usually had a format of two eleven-minute stories put into one half-hour block, though some would deviate from this. Some notable episodes include “You Oughta Be in Musicals,” where an accident causes Pepper Ann to fantasize that everyone is breaking into song, and “A Kosher Christmas,” where she’s torn between her loves of celebrating Christmas with her father and Hanukkah with her mother for a holiday project.

The show was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, though Pepper Ann wasn’t much of a major Disney property. Her and her mother did however appear in a cameo in the Disney crossover series House of Mouse, which can be seen here. 

The show had its original run from September 1997 to November 2000, and had 112 individual episodes total. The series also went on to air on Disney’s side channel Toon Disney.

bryankonietzko and michaeldantedimartino gave an incredibly inspiring talk at our Thursday Think / EMERGE event today.  The audience was filled with interns/assistants/coordinators/managers/artists from the studio and everyone walked away that much more excited to make the best cartoons around!! 

We live tweeted some of the best parts, so check us out on Twitter (@NickAnimation) if you want to know more! 

SEVENTEEN Apartment AU

Floor 1 - Hip-Hop Unit

Coups - Had a promising rap career and was just starting to get popular when his wife died and he left the industry to care for his two sons. Now lives on the first floor, helping his youngest son Vernon start off his career and doing featurings for new artists who might not even have that much of a chance in the industry, but he wants to give them the best start possible.

Vernon - Upstart little kid, still in high school, who’s starting to break into the Hip Hop industry but somehow becoming super popular. Gets a lot of controversy because of his father’s previous success and his mixed heritage, but refuses to give up and pushes on.

Wonwoo - Vernon’s super supportive older brother. Majorly talented in Hip Hop but mostly stays in the underground scene, never getting jealous of his little brother’s popularity. Always helps whenever Vernon needs some inspiration or a “fighting”

Mingyu - Wonwoo’s best friend from years back who has a standing invitation to the apartment and takes them up on it often. Never seems to leave. Has a talent in Hip Hop and is always being dragged with Wonwoo to rap battles, but seems more interested in art, always hanging around doodling somewhere. The entire family has kind of just adopted him since he never seems to leave, and he also supports Vernon a lot. Implied that he either doesn’t have a lot of family or there’s a lot of turmoil at home, and Coups is always ready to let him stay for as long as he’d like.

Floor 2 - Performance Unit

Hoshi - A second or first year college student who runs his own dance team. He likes to pretend that his parents wanted him to study martial arts and he’s such a rebel for going in to dance and acting, but really he always has his parents full support and they send him boxes and boxes of food nearly every week.

Dino - Hoshi’s kid brother who’s still in high school and goes to the same school as Vernon. Can usually be found down on the first floor with Vernon, who is his #2 roll model (after Michael Jackson of course) and hardly ever leaves the poor kid alone. Hoshi kidnaps him into dance team practices, because the kid has talent and he needs more members.

Minghao - Hoshi found him street dancing for money and offered to share his apartment if Minghao would participate in his dance team. Minghao readily agreed, and now lives with the boys on the second floor. He doesn’t seem to understand a lot of what’s going on, since he’s foreign, but he tries to participate whenever possible. He’s still trying to convince Hoshi (with the help of Dino) to get a dog.

Jun - Sought out Hoshi to be a part of the dance team and live there. No one knows a lot about him until Minghao is teaching Dino Chinese through cliche romance TV and Hoshi wanders in to find out that Jun is a popular Chinese actor. Minghao claims he didn’t think the information was useful, but Hoshi thinks he and Jun had a bet running to see how long they could keep it a secret. Jun keeps the performance boys fed and the apartment clean, but mostly he’s like the wind. They see what he does around the house but never really sees or hears him until you turn around and he’s standing there staring at you.

Floor 3 - Vocal Unit

Woozi - The first person to live in the apartment. He never asked for the amount of people he found himself swarmed with. All he wanted was to write and produce his music in peace. He doesn’t usually stay in his room at all, instead he sleeps in the attic studio and uses his room for storing musical instruments. Seems to have some weird connection with Mingyu and is always looking for his help reaching tall shelves.

Seungkwan - Is known as the diva of the apartment, always with his pulse on what is happening. But somehow, without meaning to, he found himself as the emotional stability of the apartment too. Whenever someone has a problem, they can always find Seungkwan ready to make them a hot drink and listen while they spill their problems. Whenever Vernon gets bullied at school or Hoshi’s feeling stressed over the lack of organization of his dance group, they find themselves sitting in the third floor kitchen talking to Seungkwan.

DK - Originally came to Woozi for vocal training and start on a solo career, found himself becoming close friends with Hoshi and Seungkwan. He’s very sensitive and hard on himself, and when he’s alone he can be quite depressed. But Hoshi always brings out his beautiful smile and the two play off each other quite well. He tries his hardest to make sure everyone around him is smiling too.

Joshua - Joshua is a college student studying music who Woozi found doing youtube covers of Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. He still actively runs his youtube channel and helps Woozi with the arranging of songs. Seems to play every musical instrument known to mankind. He and DK are known as the kindest people in the building and are always willing to go to the store and get Ginger Ale for a sick Hoshi or remembering to bring food to Woozi during long nights recording.

Jeonghan - Was Joshua’s friend in high school but the two lost contact when Jeonghan chose an Literature degree instead of Music. Jeonghan went to volunteer at a local high school as an Lit tutor and ended up having to help Vernon pass after his career keeps him so busy he’ll put off homework. Jeonghan started coming over to help Vernon and found out that his childhood friend lived on the third floor and went up to visit. After Joshua casually mentioned that Jeonghan and he were in choir together (a bad idea around Woozi, who is desperate for vocal talent), he got dragged in to Woozi’s studio for an audition and ended up moving in. He’s blatantly clueless that he has the run of the apartment, Minghao looking up to him since he has a past of tutoring and Joshua happy to be reunited with his old friend. Rumors started flying after he was invited to dinner for the fourth time in as many days that Coups has a major crush on him. Jeonghan, of course, has no idea about the rumors whatsoever, though, and remains the blissfully unaware angel of floor 3.