Hip-hop goes Educational

Gary Grice (aka GZA) of Wu-Tang clan has always been somewhat notorious for his intelligent wordplay and now, in collaboration with a professor at Columbia University, GZA is spearheading a program that hopes to introduce hip-hop into ten schools.

Music has been proven to have a positive effect on memory and so, the new curriculum will allow students to devise raps to capture the key components of science lessons and eventually memorize them in their hip-hop form.

Guess who's back?!

After a lengthy absence from the pages of HWBZRE, Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) is back with a vengeance. Known to have a keen interest in football, Snoop stepped it up a level after revealing this week his plans to invest into Celtic Football Club: "I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell. I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there."

Su's Anal Bum Party

Blunders in marketing are not uncommon but this week, the team behind Susan Boyle's social media campaign made a big boo-boo. Currently promoting her new album, they devised an official hashtag for the release: '#susanalbumparty'

Christmas Cheer

I tend to have a general rule of thumb that disregards all Christmas related material until at least the 'T-30 days' mark but this is just too good to pass up. American metalheads Slayer this week announced the release of their very own Christmas line, which includes ornaments and even a cliché knitted sweater.

One to Watch

I usually leave these sorts of things to our 'One to Watch' team here at the 405 but every now and then they seem to let a few through the net. One such example is KeKe the Adopted Tabby Cat, who this week collaborated with hip-hop extraordinaire/owner Lil B. Watch this space…

How Bizarre…

PS. Did you know…

Chuck Berry has a degree in cosmetology (aka beauty treatment) and glam-rocker Alice Cooper was once elected Homecoming Queen at University Of Houston.