William Griffin

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Angered by Rafa Benitez Request for Free-Kick Study

Rafael Benitez has reportedly put his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo in further jeopardy by suggesting the Portuguese superstar undergo studies to improve his free-kick accuracy.<p>Ronaldo's set-piece goal in Real's 8-0 drubbing of Malmo in the Champions League on Dec. 8 was his first …

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J Staxx Made a Rap Song About Riding His Hoverboard, So We Interviewed Him

Apparently, the best way to clean codeine off a hoverboard is with your tongue.<p>Imagine when Mozart discovered music for the first time, when Galileo contemplated the stars, or when Michelangelo set his hands on cold, unsculpted stone and saw beauty. When Saskatchewan-based rapper J Staxx laid eyes …

The Definitive Kanye West Album Rankings: A Roundtable

Let's settle this argument once and for all.<p><i>Image by Paul Raffaele</i><p><i>For the month of November, Noisey will be remembering the buildup to Kanye West's</i> My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy <i>with a weekly series of G.O.O.D. Friday posts. Welcome to Noisey G.O.O.D. Fridays.</i><p>Kanye West has made a lot of good …

I’m the Guy Who Made a Rap Video About Having a “Cheeky Nando’s”

“I approached Nando’s, yes…they wanted absolutely nothing to do with it.”<p>Over time, the term “cheeky Nando’s” has overcome things like “More tea, Vicar?”, “Gordon Bennett!” and “Jolly good show, old bean” to become the most quintessential British phrase of modern times. It evolved from something …

I Went on a Date with Andrew WK, the Party God, and We Mostly Talked About Depression

Maybe he's the saint that new age philosophy has been waiting for?<p>I’ve been fascinated with Andrew WK since 2003. It all began when I clicked onto someone’s Myspace profile and, through the family computer speakers, came a tinny version of his 2001 beer can-crushing anthem "Party Hard". Shortly …

Meet Tommy Cash, the Estonian Rapper Turning Eastern Europe Upside Down

His bars are brutal, his style's insane, he loves horses - and you thought Die Antwoord were fucked up...<p>A somewhat uncertain folk roam the cobbled streets of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, as if they are waltzing through a kind of culturally restrained ballroom. After all, the tiny Baltic country has …

This Russian Gravedigger-Turned-Singer Hates Western Culture so Much He Blew Up His Car

He also crushes cans with his teeth, burns $20,000, and starts fights on talk shows.<p>Western capitalism should be scared. A guy you don't fuck with is after it. Meet Stas Baretsky, a 400-pound scar-faced bald-headed Russian gravedigger-turned-singer.<p>He doesn't just hate every Western product, he is …

seven icelandic hip hop acts you should get to know

Give Adele and Bieber a break. Try something different today.<p>Cast aside all those preconceptions about elves and ethereal folk music, because it turns out hip-hop is big in Iceland. Sure, Sigur Ros are still helping us sleep every night and yes, Bjork remains their musical mother, but the nation's …