You Know, It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp 

Stuff you need to know about to avoid cultural ostracism.

Architecture

The unveiling of a ten-foot bronze Tupac Shakur statue in Atlanta

First pigeon to crap on this thing will be personally hunted down and strangled by Suge Knight.

Blog Dalliance

CocaineBlunts.com Bounce for Relief Compilation

From the tireless hip-hop audioblog comes a sixteen-track hoedown of classic but largely obscure New Orleans Bounce music -- Lil Jon with less gold in the teeth, essentially. Download it free, then donate to the Red Cross. (PC types -- understand that this comp segues from "Monkey on the Dick" to "We Don't Love Them Hoes.")

Cinematic Triumph

People quoting Hustle and Flow to amuse their friends at bars

You know it's hard out here for a pimp! (Honorable mention: "That shit was live, but it was distorted!)

Song

The unstoppably cheesy awesomeness of Franz Ferdinand's "Do You Want To"

At long last, a "Come On, Eileen" for Generation MySpace.

TiVo Highlight

The Arcade Fire dude whacking the giant drum during the band's David Letterman performance

You, my friend, are in need of a world-class ass-kicking.

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