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Funny Business: VIBE's 10 Favorite Kevin Hart Moments

The VIBE staff offers up their favorite Kevin Hart moments, from his hilarious on-screen cameos to his hip-hop alter ego. 

Kevin Hart's reign just won't let up. After selling out worldwide venues and movie theaters with his 2012 funny flick Let Me Explain, the HartBeat Productions CEO is the go-to source for comedic relief these days. Now, he's bumping fists with OG funny man Will Ferrell for their upcoming big-screen venture Get Hard out today (March 27). Here, the VIBE staff brings the laughs with their favorite Kevin Hart moments.

That time Kevin Hart tried to say it with his chest

Kevin Hart's 2010 Seriously Funny show left us in stitches. The comic introduced audiences to his Uncle Richard Jr., who served a 15-year prison sentence and still maintained his thuggish ways. For one of his more memorable routines, Hart demonstrates how his Unc got into an altercation at a bar and gave his nephew some er, eyebrow-raising instructions. Spoiler alert: it's LMFAO funny.

That time Kevin Hart rode along with Conan O'Brien and Ice Cube

Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Conan O'Brien hopped into a Lyft car for a ride full of surprises. From learning the "correct" way to drink a 40 oz. to busting a freestyle and stopping by Wendy's for a midday snack, the trip had all spectators rolling.

That time Kevin Hart rap battled T-Pain

When not running HartBeat Productions or making bank off his global comedy tours (his latest trip Let Me Explain grossed $8 million at the box office and $32 million in ticket sales in 2012), he spends his time spitting as rapper, Chocolate Drop. See his lyrical battle against T-Pain for hilarious bars on bars here.

That time Kevin Hart won the NBA All-Star MVP four times

While pitching phenom Mo'Ne Davis had him putting in work on the hardwood at the 2015 All-Star Games, Kevin retired from his MVP throne gracefully.

@kevinhart4real the real MVP

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That time Kevin Hart (also) played against pro-ballers in Think Like A Man


Kevin Hart took his Celebrity All-Star basketball skills to the silver screen for his match-up against some of the NBA and WNBA's top players in Think Like A Man. His 0 to 100 antics on the court had moviegoers on the edge of their seats while Hart's character, Cedric, failed miserably trying to one-up Ron Artest, Lisa Leslie, and Shannon Brown.

That time Kevin Hart cameo'd in 40-Year-Old-Virgin

To see the funny man turn into a tough guy and punk Jay... never gets old.

That time Kevin Hart rode a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon

Kevin Hart took on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket with Jimmy Fallon in a hilarious effort to conquer his fear of rollercoasters. The funny guy’s freak-out, plus his quip about Jimmy’s hair resembling Marty from Back To The Future, equals LOLs all around.

That time Kevin Hart went head-to-head with Chris Rock – and failed

Chris Rock made a cameo on The Real Husbands of Hollywood, and basically sonned Kevin Hart. In an old-fashioned snapping session with the comedic legend, Rock puts Hart in his place in the funniest way possible. “I’m big, you’re hot. I’m like Prince, you’re like Trey Songz.” Also, Kevin gets hit by a car, so there’s that.

That time Kevin Hart starred in Paper Soldiers

Before he was making millions with Will Ferrell, Kevin was just another struggling actor at the hands of Dame Dash. But humble beginnings, like the 2002 hood crime comedy Paper Soldiers, have kept him grounded.

That time Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live in 2015

Kevin Hart was the first SNL host of the new year, so of course he had to start the fresh set of 365 in a big way. One of the most memorable sketches from his appearance in January was his recreation of The Wire in Bushwick, Brooklyn, alongside Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah. The hilarious skit was full of dog walking, baby sitting and artisanal cheeses.

Get Hard goes hard in theaters today, March 27.

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Remember The Time: 10 Times Drake And Kanye West Were Stronger Together

Kanye West and Drake aren’t exactly in the best place at the moment. West’s Dec. 13 Twitter rant detailed their issues, in which he accuses Drake of “sneak dissing” and threatening him.

“You sneak dissing on [Travis Scott] records and texting Kris [Jenner] talking about how’s the family.” he wrote among many other tweets and allegations against the Scorpion MC.

While this is a bump in the road, the two haven’t always been enemies. Despite the shenanigans surrounding them, Kanye West and Drake have had a very fruitful relationship. All drama aside, the duo have created many memorable moments in hip-hop and pop culture. They’ve written and recorded some incredible songs and shared countless stages during concerts and tours.

To abstain from dwelling on the negativity, VIBE has collected a list of moments taking you through the high points in the rappers’ relationship. Check it out below.

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Drake's Freestyles Over Many Beats By 'Ye

Before he was one of the most sought-after rappers in the world, Drizzy has looked up to Kanye West and sampled his work. For “Say What’s Real,” a single off his mixtape So Far Gone, the “In My Feelings” MC sampled Yeezy’s “Say You Will” off of his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. The admiration continued throughout the years, resulting in more freestyles over songs like “Swagga Like Us” and “Barry Bonds.” Both tracks feature beats created by the Chi-town native. 

‘Thank Me Later’ Proves Their Shared Power 

After meeting in 2009, the duo came together to bring Drake's Thank Me Later album to the next level. They collaborated on two tracks- the futuristic love songs “Show Me A Good Time,” and “Find Your Love.” With West holding down production, deep-pocketed 808’s and table-top scratch sounds were highlighted. The accolades for the latter song resulted in the No. 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts as they created their own lane.

Drake Calls Kanye “The Most Influential Person”

In a 2009 interview, the then-industry rookie had some nice words for West. Speaking specifically about the 41-year-old’s 808’s and Heartbreak album, the Toronto rapper described ‘Ye as "the most influential person” who was important to young emcees in the game.

"Before I ever got the chance to meet him, Kanye West shaped a lot of what I do, as far as music goes," Drake said. He knows how to utilize great sounds and great music. So before I met him, I had the utmost respect for Kanye West. I'd even go as far as to say he's the most influential person as far as a musician that I'd ever had in my life."

Their Collaborations On Wax 

The pair has been making music together for nearly 10 years, with some standout tracks including “Forever,” the remix to “All Of The Lights,” and “Pop Style.” On their 2017 song “Glow” off of Drake’s playlist More Life, both rappers discuss their growing, limitless success. West was rumored to initially appear on Drizzy’s smash-hit “Nice For What.” He reportedly had a verse on the critically-acclaimed track until the beef between Drake and his G.O.O.D. Music cohort Pusha T became lethal.

The Joint Mixtape That Never Happened

Drake and Kanye are no strangers when it comes to making joint albums with other artists. Drake worked with Future on the platinum-selling album What A Time To Be Alive, while Kanye released Watch The Throne with JAY-Z to critical acclaim. However, it has been hinted for the longest time that the two were working on a full-length album of their own.

Kanye confirmed the plan to release an album with Drake to Vogue in 2016, shortly after hinting at a joint project during OVO Fest. The Take Care rapper co-signed the announcement, saying "What my brother was asking before was, are you ready if we make an album?"

Drake Writing For Kanye’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’

Drake wrote a song for Kanye’s 2016 effort, The Life of Pablo. The Canadian hip-hop star helped pen the Isaac Hayes and Nelly-sampled “30 Hours.” Drizzy was also reportedly on the original, unreleased version of Pablo’s “Wolves,” which featured Icelandic artist Bjork (the album version features Vic Mensa and Sia).

The Duo Become Friendly, Competitive Neighbors

By the time of their initial meeting in 2009, Kanye already clocked in nearly a decade of music industry knowledge, and Drake was making the transition from teen TV star to full-time rapper. But who would have thought the duo would have eventually become actual neighbors?

Drake eventually moved to Calabasas, Calif.- a neighborhood in Los Angeles many celebrities call home- around the same time West began publicly dating his now-wife, Kim Kardashian. In the 2016 bop “Summer Sixteen,” Drizzy jokes, “Now I got a house in LA, now I got a bigger pool than Ye / And look man, Ye’s pool is nice, mine's just bigger's what I’m saying.”

 

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Kanye Supports OVO Fest

Drake created a hip-hop festival called OVO Fest in 2010. Not only does it feature notable acts in urban music, but it also gave a platform to upcoming artists from Canada who might not have gotten a platform back home. Kanye West was one of the first supports of the music event, performing at three of the festivals.

He also admitted that Drake inspired him and JAY-Z to record Watch The Throne during 2013’s OVO Fest, stating, "Me and Hov would've never made Watch the Throne if this ni**a wasn't putting pressure on us like that, so I just wanna pay my respects.”

Kanye Apologizes To Drake Over G.O.O.D. Music Album Rollouts

Earlier this fall, Kanye West apologized to Drake in a series of tweets for planning the rollout of albums by artists under his G.O.O.D music roster around the proposed release of Scorpion.

In one of the tweets, Kanye wrote “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place. We were building a bond and working on music together including squashing the issues with Cudi at our office.” In another tweet, ‘Ye revealed that he never listened to the diss tracks between him and Pusha, and didn’t have conversations regarding Drake’s child with him.

Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place … We were building a bond and working on music together including squashing the issues with Cudi at our office.

— ye (@kanyewest) September 5, 2018

They Shared Laughs Over Meek Mill Memes

Drake and Meek Mill were in an infamous feud back in 2015. After performing his diss track aimed at Meek- "Back to Back”- at the 2015 OVO Fest, Drizzy, Kanye, and Will Smith enjoyed a laugh over the countless memes mocking the Philly MC.

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Debate Us: The 30 Best Albums Of 2018

What a year 2018 has been for music lovers.

Listeners enjoyed a buffet of diverse melodies, savoring in the choice of curating the tunes they craved as opposed to consuming more than they can digest. Rumored albums from veterans like Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V and The Carters' first joint project battled its way to the top of our personal charts alongside music's innovators like Noname, The Internet, Buddy, and Janelle Monae.

Within that aforementioned list of artists, a new generation of lyricists and vocalists found their footing with fans and critics alike. The rising crop of talent released projects that should motivate each of them to carve out space for forthcoming awards. While we took into account the albums released from Dec. 1, 2017 to Nov. 20, 2018, that moved us emotionally, we also checked off a list of requirements like replay value, overall production, critical reception, and cultural impact.

Here are the 30 albums (in alphabetical order, not ranked), that instilled pride in our culture, made us take a look within, and encouraged us to appreciate music all over again.

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18 Best Latinx Albums Of 2018

A number of artists from the scope of latinidad contributed to making 2018 another rich year in music. If hip-hop is the world's most consumed genre, latin pop, reggaeton, latin trap, flamenco and more of the subgenres of Latinx music rested in between.

This includes J Balvin being one of the most streamed artists on Spotify, Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy scoring stellar Grammy nominations, the rising appeal of Harlem rapper Melii, the return of Wisin Y Yandel and Bad Bunny sprinkling the gift that is Latin trap on your getting ready playlists.

But there were also artists who took big risks like Kali Uchis' coy yet forward voice in R&B, Jessie Reyez's dynamic voice and collaborations with the likes of Eminem and many more.

Check out our favorite albums from the best and brightest Latinx artists of the year below.

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