Memphis rapper Project Pat recently told Vice.com how he learned to rhyme. "I used to have this little CD with all these nursery rhymes on it, actually there was two of these nursery rhyme CDs," said Pat. "So I would listen to the melody of the nursery rhymes and replace the words in it with street words. That's really how I started to rap. I'd swap the little kids' words out and put street words in there with the same melody."
It's only March, and Arkansas has already provided us with a serious contender for best arrest story of 2013. Jamie Jeanette Craft was taken into police custody last week after what can only be described as a series of really unfortunate choices. The 29-year-old Jonesboro woman, who had no pants or shoes on and had been drinking, drove her Pontiac Grand Am into a mobile home. Then she was arrested for DWI after attempting to escape the scene in a child's battery-operated Power Wheels truck. Unable to get anywhere in the toy vehicle, Craft, who was described as "uncooperative" and barely able to stand, was also charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving with a license that was suspended or revoked. There was no mention of grand theft Power Wheels.
Whytes auctioneers of Dublin, Ireland, will soon be selling the original acetate recording of Elvis' "That's All Right" played by Dewey Phillips on WHBQ on July 8, 1954, effectively launching Presley's career. The sellers expect to fetch between $60,000 and $90,000. Imagine if it had a b-side.