- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ delivers a powerfully political episode Thursday 8:30 PM
- Bowser is taking over Nintendo—and the memes make themselves Thursday 7:02 PM
- California aims to strengthen data breach notification law Thursday 5:37 PM
- Feds say college student operated drug business through gaming app Thursday 4:36 PM
- Trump is again using old videos to claim his border wall is ‘under construction Thursday 4:05 PM
- Laura Loomer led a second protest at Twitter yesterday Thursday 3:37 PM
- The eyes have it in these ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ memes Thursday 2:13 PM
- Facebook let advertisers target users interested in infamous Nazis Thursday 1:58 PM
- Dem senator promises to put net neutrality on the ‘political hot seat’ in coming months Thursday 1:28 PM
- Someone figured out that Toothless from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ looks just like Bulbasaur Thursday 12:44 PM
- Disturbing Snapchat video shows 17-year-old throwing dog on trampoline Thursday 12:16 PM
- How to watch the new Bon Appetit channel for free Thursday 12:03 PM
- Eminem disses Netflix for canceling ‘The Punisher’ Thursday 11:50 AM
- Florida prisons sued for depriving inmates of music they paid for Thursday 11:36 AM
- Chris Hemsworth will become Hulk Hogan for Netflix biopic Thursday 11:29 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio raps A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Scenario’ in an L.A. club
Another episode of Cute White Actors Flexing Their Hip-Hop Cred in Public.
Whether it be John Krasinski, Jimmy Fallon, or Chris Pratt, we’re on a hot streak of fawning over cute white actors capitalizing on an opportunity to flex their hip-hop credibility in public. Enter titan of industry Leonardo DiCaprio, a capable rendition of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario,” 1 Oak nightclub in Los Angeles over the weekend, and credible hype men like Jamie Foxx, Diddy, and Jason Derulo.
To quote Jay Z, the ruler’s back.
DiCaprio (at least, we’re told that’s him under cap and beard) storms through Phife’s iconic opening bars with enough of a forceful East Coast accent to sell the act. As XXL points out, DiCaprio has an unimpeachable record of hip-hop fandom—2 Chainz performed at his birthday party, and he developed a TV series with Tribe’s frontman, Q-Tip.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.