Feb 25, 2013

Moves Like Jagger

When your Dad is world famous rock star Mick Jagger, you’ve already had a great start in life. It’s therefore perhaps surprising that the Jagger offspring have all taken very different paths in life, and none have followed Dad into the music business. Mick has seven children, ranging in age from 42 to 14, with four different mothers, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Luciana Morad.

Karis Jagger Hunt

Karis is Mick’s oldest child, and she was born in 1970 after her model mother, Marsha Hunt, had a relationship with the Rolling Stones star. Mick was not heavily involved during Karis’s childhood, but as she grew up they went on holiday together and started to build a relationship. Karis has never been interested in stardom. She did a degree in History and has worked as a teacher and a film production assistant in the USA.

Jade Jagger

After his relationship with Marsha ended, Mick married Bianca Macias, a Nicaraguan jet setter and political activist. Their only child, Jade, was born in 1971. Jade spent her childhood in London and New York, and lived with her mother after her parents divorced in 1978. She is heavily involved in the fashion industry and designs her own jewellery range. Her two daughters, Assisi and Amba are following in their mother’s footsteps and are often seen at fashion shows by Hugo Boss and other major fashion designers both in Europe and America.

Lizzie and Georgia Jagger

Mick’s two daughters from his marriage to supermodel Jerry Hall are Lizzie and Georgia, both of whom have enjoyed successful modelling careers in their own rights. Lizzie has modelled for Lancome and Victoria’s Secret, but the more successful sister is Georgia, who has inherited her mother’s blonde, supermodel looks and her father’s distinctive lips. She is the face of Rimmel London in print and television adverts, and has modelled on the catwalk and in magazines for high profile designers such as Louis Vuitton and Versace. She is still just 21, and has many long years ahead of her as a model. Lizzie and Georgia have a good relationship with Jade and her daughters, and they were all pictured together at the Hugo Boss watches and fashion show in London.

James and Gabriel Jagger

Mick’s two sons with Jerry Hall are far less famous than their sisters. Gabriel is 15 and still at school, so it remains to be seen if he is a star of the future. James is in a punk group called Turbogeist which has yet to set the charts on fire, and is said to be interested in getting into acting and films in the future. James has stated in the past that his surname is not an advantage when getting ahead in the film and music world.

Lucas Morad

Mick Jagger’s affair with Lucas’ mother was the final nail in the coffin for his marriage to Jerry Hall, but this hasn’t stopped Mick from spending time with his son, who lives in Brazil and London. Lucas has a striking resemblance to his father, and is another one to watch for the future.

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Feb 21, 2013

Strangest Things People Insure

Have you ever loved something so much you just had to insure it? It could have been something small but you couldn’t bear the thought of losing it. A lot of celebrities and athletes have had the same thought. Strangely for them however, it sometimes includes themselves, or parts of themselves.

Merv Hughes, for example is a famous Australian cricketer known for his excellent handlebar moustache. It’s so great that it’s worth $370,000. That’s one expensive shave! People have also insured their faces. The supermodel Claudia Schiffer has a face worth 5 million dollars. Why wouldn’t you insure that?

You may not think it could get any stranger than that but it does. At the peak of his career, singer and lady-swooner Tom Jones was known for his beautiful chest hair. So he insured it for $7 million!

For a longer list of strange things people have insured, check out this infographic.

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Feb 17, 2013

Tupac Vs. Eminem, Who's The Best Rapper?

The talk of which rap artist is the best of all time always lingers with arguments. The battle of who is the best rapper of all time usually comes down to Tupac and Eminem. If you don't know who these two rappers are, then you need to continue living under that heavy rock elsewhere.

The reason why these two rap artists are usually considered to be the two best rappers is due to their music portfolio, music ability, and their power of popular music. You can't really deny these two the fact of not being in the top five rappers of all time at bare minimum.

Why Would Eminem be Better than Tupac?

Lets look into the minds of those that think Eminem is the best rapper of all time ahead of Tupac. Eminem has more music for one. That can't hold much weight though, due to the fact of Tupac being murdered. This would disable him of having more music then he does. A bit of a pity appeal to that topic.. Though it holds weight.

Eminem has a larger fan base with more mainstream sounds in his music. This is a genuine argument as well. I do believe it to be completely true, but with Tupac's limited time alive.. Maybe he would have the same thing with the same amount of time in which Eminem has had. Still a tough one to push weight to.

Tupac Is The Best Rapper, Ahead of Eminem

The crowd of individuals that feel Tupac is the best rapper of all time is very prevalent with confidence. I understand the power in which he took rap music over was deceiving but I'm not sure that's enough evidence for me. The most common weight people push around is the idea of how he shaped rap music as a whole.

He brought new things to mainstream rap and hip hop. He was the most popular thing since sliced bread. Yes we're aware of that but does that make him the best of all time? It's a strong argument to push but I want more.

I'm a believer in the fact that Tupac's murder also pulls a pity roll in people remembering him during his era of popular spotlight. I like to compare or to Princess Diana's death. Everyone remembers that and how beautiful of a person we all remember her of being.

Still No Conclusion.. What the Heck

Long story short, there isn't going to be a right answer. Due to the argument being very opinionated, there will never be a correct answer. Hopefully we can just all argue violence free. Sometimes we all get pretty caught up in some of our very strong opinions. Keep thinking of valid points and we actually moght get somewhere with this arguement.

Stop the battling and start the loving. Alright, that's pushing it a little bit too far. We still love to battle about who is the best. Author Chris Weber is obsessed with rap battles like this one.

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