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Suge Knight suggests 2Pac is still alive

By Evan Kaloudis; April 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM 

Let’s all take a moment to read this absurd article from the good folks over at TMZ.

There is a VERY good chance Tupac Shakur is alive and well … and hiding … this according to the man who was with him during the supposedly fatal shooting in Vegas, Suge Knight.

Knight just appeared on 93.5 KDay in L.A. with Tattoo and Cee Cee … and pumped some major fuel into the biggest urban legend in hip hop … that Tupac FAKED his own death.

Knight says his theory explains why cops never found his murderer — because there was no murder.

“Maybe the question is … Pac’s not really dead … pac’s somewhere else,” Knight says.

When asked if he ever saw Tupac’s body following the 1996 shooting, he adds, “Nobody seen Tupac dead. ”

Knight explains, “The person who supposedly cremated Tupac … this guy got about 3 million dollars .. personally from me … cash … and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again … he retired and left.”

Could it be that Pac faked his death, grew out a beard, and moved to Cuba (like our friends on the playground have been telling us for years) only to make a reappearance as Coachella as a hologram, stir up record sales again, and then make a glorious return in physical form?

Yep, I’m betting on it. And Suge, please pass whatever it is you’re smoking.

Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

By Evan Kaloudis; April 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM 

This one’s been floating around the web for the past few days. Pretty damn amazing. This is sort of why we do it all.

Freestyle: Eminem & Kon Artis (Westwood)

By Andrew Bailey; March 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM 

You know what we need more of here on The Metronome? Freestyles. Here’s one — an obvious, popular choice nearing 14 million views on YouTube — where Eminem and D12 running mate Kon Artis rip it on Tim Westwood’s radio show.

While we’re here, I have to ask: is anyone else totally creeped out by Tim Westwood? You have to respect the guy’s resume and I’m sure he carries more than my life’s worth in pocket cash, but there’s just something awkward about a 54-year-old man wearing a track suit and saying things like “tremendous swagger juice.”

Anyway, enjoy.

Free download: The (unofficial) third installment in Sufjan Stevens’ 50 States Project – The Hows and Whys of Hawaii

By Rob Hakimian; March 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM 

You may or may not know this, but the founders of this very website, Beats Per Minute (formerly One Thirty BPM) all became acquaintances as eager young music fans on the Radiohead fansite message board At Ease Web music forum. From time to time we still go on there to see what’s happening, and one of the more interesting recent threads was a suggestion from one of the message board’s long time occupants, Ash, to try to get the board members to complete Sufjan Stevens’ 50 States Project, which, as I’m sure you know, he abandoned having only completed albums dedicated to Illinois and Michigan.

It’s been almost two months since this was first suggested, and there have been plenty of posts on the idea, but it hasn’t really produced any actual music, until now.

The reason that we’re writing about this today is that the first person to have completed their unofficial installment is our own long-time contributor Ray Finlayson. Under his musical moniker Johnny Setlist, Ray has written and recorded an eight track ode to the 50th state: Hawaii. The collection is called The Hows and Whys of Hawaii and can be streamed below or downloaded from his bandcamp page.

Now, Ray is a Scotsman, and I’m not sure if he’s ever been to Hawaii, so he might have gotten all his ideas for this album from films like The Descendants and television shows like Hawaii 5-O, I’m not really sure. I am sure there’s ukulele on it though.

If you have some time to spare I’d say it’s worth checking out this project, purely on merit alone. And if you like it (or even if you hate it) feel free to share it with your friends and family. And if you have anything to say, please leave a comment below, I’m sure Ray would appreciate it.

Download the album here.

BPMcast: Special Lego Edition.

By Erik Burg; March 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM 

Because this is what I do when everybody’s away at SXSW. Enjoy the week’s music news in this professional video.

Just For Fun: Super Morrissey Bros. (“This Charming Man” in the style of Super Mario Bros.)

By Philip Cosores; March 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM 

You may have seen this floating around your Facebook feed. This is a cover of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” in the style of Super Mario Bros. Yeah, it is pretty amazing. The artist in named Alan P, he is from Pomona, CA, and that is about all I know. Oh, and he plans on making a video for this at some point. We can’t wait. Check out Super Morrissey Bros. below.