Happy Birthday Jay Z! The Top 5 "December 4th" Remixes

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Happy Jiggaday! That's right, today is Sean Carter, better known as MC/media mogul/conspiracy theory mastermind centerpiece Jay Z's birthday. This is a fact easily remembered thanks to his song "December 4th," so you really have no excuse if you forgot to get him something this year. As I mentioned last week in our sister publication Village Voice, this year marks ten years since Jay's (third) retirement album The Black Album hit stores and thus marks a full decade since the gimmicked themed-remix project fad went full force. In celebration of Jay's birth on this fateful day, we'd like to present our five favorite "December 4th" remixes before he rolls into OC for a show at the Honda Center on Friday.


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Celebrating 25 Years of Zubaz, The Raddest Pants Ever

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Zubaz....Dare to be different
If you've noticed things around you being a lot more radical than usual, it's probably because Zubaz, the pants with attitude, just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Founded by Minnesotan bodybuilders Dan Stock and Bob Truax in 1988, Zubaz have since gone on to symbolize the unapologetically action packed, in-your-face comfort of the late '80s and early '90s, an ideal standard that keeps people wearing them today. We at the Weekly are celebrating a quarter-century of Zubaz by assembling a playlist of some of our favorite Zubaz-centric jams.

FULL DISCLOSURE - This list was compiled while wearing Blue/Red Zubaz Zebra Pants.


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In Honor of Xzibit's 39th Birthday, Our Six Favorite Mr. X-to-the-Z Moments

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Today, Wednesday September 18th, is everybody's favorite ride pimp Xzibit's 39th birthday. From his Alkaholiks affiliation to his time on MTV's Pimp My Ride through becoming the subject of one of the all time great internet memes, Mr. X-to-the-Z has brought us a bevy of entertainment over the the past 20 years. We would like congratulate him on another year of being Xzibit with six of our favorite Xzibit moments!


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Happy Birthday F. Gary Gray!: A Look at the Five Best Music Video's He's Directed

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Birthday Boy F. Gary Gray
Today marks landmark music video and film director F. Gary Gray's 44th birthday. While he's most known for the classic films Friday and Set It Off, showing his trademark talent for incorporating a hip-hop influence into the silver screen, it's important to also recognize Gray's tremendous contributions to the art of the music video. We at the Weekly would like to wish Mr. Gray the absolute happiest of birthdays by taking a look back at some of his finest music video moments.

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Eric Burdon and Members of the Foo Fighters Tapped For Costa Mesa's 60th Anniversary Festival

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Kathy Flynn
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What's the best way for a city to celebrate its 60th anniversary? No, counting down the years until getting a Social Security card doesn't count, but the boomer-aged Costa Mesa is going to do something age-appropriate: It's throwing a rock concert to honor the occasion.

Not only is the city putting on a show, but more important, it's doing it the right way. If you didn't have the chance to check out Eric Burdon & the Animals last week, you can during the city's festival, which takes place June 28-30 on Fair Drive between Fairview Avenue and Newport Boulevard. Other performers include Berlin (of Top Gun fame) and Chevy Metal, a '70s hard-rock cover band that features Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters.

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Glass House Benefit For Newborn Poppy Monroe DaSilva Taps Hellogoodbye, Limbeck and More

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Poppy Monroe DaSilva

Poppy Monroe DaSilva has arrived. The daughter of Christian DaSilva, the longtime Chain Reaction soundman who tragically died in a motorcycle accident July 16, 2012, was born at home February 7.

Poppy's mother, Emma Goodman-DaSilva, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce, 19-inch baby girl surrounded by family, friends, midwives and a doula. "It was a bittersweet entrance--grief of her father's loss and a new life beginning," Emma says. "I was luckily surrounded by so much love and support."

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We Say Happy Birthday to Prince With His Top Five Songs

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The Purple One

By: Katrina Nattress


Prince Rogers Nelson a.k.a. Prince a.k.a. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince a.k.a. Prince once again celebrates his 54th birthday today, and what better way to honor his greatness than to listen to his music all day long?

His Royal Badness has produced ten platinum albums and thirty "Top 40" singles
in his career, so there is a lot to choose from in his hefty catalog, but after much
consideration, its been narrowed down to Prince's top five songs. Make sure to watch
the videos now since The Purple One has a tendency to block all of his music/videos
from the web at a ninja-like pace.


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Happy 26th Birthday, Lady Gaga! Our 10 Favorite Gaga Tweets This Year

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The Aries-born Lady Gaga is 26 today. Not bad for the someone Forbes Magazine deemed No. 7 on their list of World's 100 Most Powerful Women. To celebrate, we looked over her Twitter account and found the 26 most endearing tweets in recent memory.

Aries born shock pop singer, Lady Gaga, has made an impact on the world in a short period of time through her music and dress code. Forbes placed her at number seven on their 2010 annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Not bad for someone who launched their debut album in 2008!

Aries is a cardinal sign, the others being Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. These four signs are known for their instigation, action and trend-setting. They set the standards and others follow. Ms Gaga, it seems, is no exception!

The Aries Sun forms a square to Neptune, planet of illusion and glamor. When these two planets are united by a challenging aspect the individual needs to make a conscious choice to take the high road rather than the path of least resistance. Neptune is the ruler of drugs, lies, deception and delusion. On the positive, it rules music, spirituality, creativity and inspiration. This aspect has the power to make or break her.

Lady Gaga has love planet Venus in Aries. Venus can be the indicator of how someone behaves socially.  Just about anyone with this placement is not what we would typically call a wallflower, in fact, the opposite is true. Socially and romantically they are impulsive and enthusiastic but will not hesitate to move onto their next conquest, project or plan while the rest of us are just warming up. Add rebel planet Uranus to this placement via an affable trine and we get a fully-fledged trailblazer, in the craziest way!

As further proof of her influence on today's culture, the University of South Carolina is offering a full-time course called "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame." It analyzes "the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga with respect to her music, videos, fashion, and other artistic endeavors." Here's hoping her "meat dress" she wore at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards created from the flesh of a dead animal doesn't catch on!

Source: The Astrologer (http://s.tt/150LW)

Aries born shock pop singer, Lady Gaga, has made an impact on the world in a short period of time through her music and dress code. Forbes placed her at number seven on their 2010 annual list of the World&#8217;s 100 Most Powerful Women. Not bad for someone who launched their debut album in 2008!</p>
<p>Aries is a cardinal sign, the others being Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. These four signs are known for their instigation, action and trend-setting. They set the standards and others follow. Ms Gaga, it seems, is no exception!</p>
<p>The Aries Sun forms a square to Neptune, planet of illusion and glamor. When these two planets are united by a challenging aspect the individual needs to make a conscious choice to take the high road rather than the path of least resistance. Neptune is the ruler of drugs, lies, deception and delusion. On the positive, it rules music, spirituality, creativity and inspiration. This aspect has the power to make or break her.</p>
<p>Lady Gaga has love planet Venus in Aries. Venus can be the indicator of how someone behaves socially.  Just about anyone with this placement is not what we would typically call a wallflower, in fact, the opposite is true. Socially and romantically they are impulsive and enthusiastic but will not hesitate to move onto their next conquest, project or plan while the rest of us are just warming up. Add rebel planet Uranus to this placement via an affable trine and we get a fully-fledged trailblazer, in the craziest way!</p>
<p>As further proof of her influence on today's culture, the University of South Carolina is offering a full-time course called &#8220;Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame." It analyzes &#8220;the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga with respect to her music, videos, fashion, and other artistic endeavors." Here's hoping her "meat dress" she wore at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards created from the flesh of a dead animal doesn't catch on!</p>

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Lee "Scratch" Perry, Happy Birthday! Five of His Best Collaborations

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Lee Scratch Perry at the Observatory last year
Today is legendary Reggae/Dub/Ska artist/producer Lee "Scratch" Perry's 76th birthday. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, Perry has been making music for nearly 60 years. Over that time, he's established himself as one of the most influential artists in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas. In honor of his birthday, here are some of Perry's greatest collaborations. More »

Flavor Flav is 53 Years Old Today AND Has a Chicken Resto in Vegas

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Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the take-out business's menu? Fried chicken, fried shrimp and red velvet waffles.


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