Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet Dikembe Mutombo

Will and Kate at Brooklyn

Breaking news: Last night, a billion worlds collided.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Prince William and Kate Middleton), as part of their three-day trip to America, attended the Nets-Cavaliers NBA game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“Sounds cool,” you’re probably thinking, “but what does this have to do with me, a Hoya and a lover of Beyoncé and/or Jay-Z?”

Sound the alarm! Kate and Will met both the unofficial American royal couple as well as a remarkable Georgetown alum, Dikembe Mutombo. For those who don’t know, Mutombo was a powerful defensive player for the basketball team back in the late 80s-early 90s, who was also very successful in the NBA. He also starred in a stellar Geico commercial.

How can I Photoshop myself into this photo???

And here’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z chatting with the royal couple:

Will and Kate also met LeBron James, who gave them both Cavaliers jerseys.

To round off this exciting and kind of hilarious news, enjoy this video of Dikembe Mutombo sharing popcorn with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Thanks to For the Win at USA Today for the info!

Photos: gofugyourself.com, dailymail.co.uk, eonline.com

Since Last We Met …

4EguesswhatWe’re baaaaack. You’ve missed us. We’ve missed you. At long last, the 4E drought is over. Seeing as it’s been so long since last we met, let’s make up for lost time. Here are five of the stories we missed while we were gone.

1. There was unrest in the kingdom.

Two weeks ago, leaked elevator footage of American royalty, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and the royal-by-association Solange proved that celebrities are just like us. Some of us are lovers, some are fighters and some do absolutely nothing at all. In this case, I’m referring to Jay-Z, Solange and Beyoncé, respectively. Below, the brawl is re-enacted in gif form.

2. We work out.

Washington D.C. was just ranked as the fittest city in the country. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s definitely because Georgetown keeps its Sweetgreen and Lululemon game strong.

3. Barack Obama went for a casual walk in D.C., and people freaked out.

This video below pretty much says it all:

4. We can finally enjoy the view.

The Washington Monument is finally reopened. Your Instagram followers will be overjoyed. Watch the action unfold:

5. Finally, rapper 50 Cent “successfully” threw the first pitch at a New York Mets game.

Yup.

Don’t worry — now that we’re back, we’ll be here all summer to keep you up to date on everything happening in Georgetown, D.C. and pop culture. Stay tuned!

Friday Fixat10ns: Turnt Up 2k13

School’s been in for less than a month but it’s already wearing us down. Although we might not have our summertime energy and the weather’s taken a turn for the worse, the summertime tunes endure. It’s easy to get back into the place where good feelings abound with the right music. Hoyas, it’s time to get turnt up:

New Slaves (DJ Snake Remix) – Kanye West “Yeezus” is considered by many as the best album of the summer, and “New Slaves” is one of the best tracks on it. This remix encourages more turnt up-ness than even the original.

Tom Ford – Jay Z If you haven’t heard yet, Mr. Carter has dropped the hyphen from his stage name. Don’t worry though – he still has the ability to come out with some of the catchiest beats out there. If you’re in search of a pump up song, this song or one of its many trap remixes will do nicely.

Versace – Migos ft. Drake Hip hop heads who follow the so-called “power rankings” of rappers will know that this summer was a dramatic one for the rap game. While Kendrick may claim the number one spot with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”, Drake still makes a case for himself with this verse.

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus Real talk: this song is catchy and was one of the most popular tracks this summer. Say what you want about Miley and her controversial VMA performance; this girl made an alright song. Hey, at least I didn’t put Robin Thicke in here, right?

Blood on the Leaves – Kanye West I try not to repeat artists but if the theme is “turnt up”, I can’t deny this song. The drop in this song will be remembered for years to come.

The Way – Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller I promise I put this song on here for its musical merits and not because Ariana Grande is a goddess among mortals. But apparently she’s dating Mac Miller… so I guess it’s time to announce my debut in the rap game. (Call me Leezy?)

Power Trip – J.Cole ft. Miguel “Born Sinner” challenges “Yeezus” for the title of album of the summer. This song is a perfect combination of the lyricism that we have come to expect from J. Cole and the smooth voice of Miguel. The only thing that isn’t smooth about Miguel is this little stunt that was recorded in a live performance. (Scratch that. Did you see how he handled it? Still smooth.)

Numbers on the Boards – Pusha T This song is neither a summertime hit nor a typical pump up song. But if you know Pusha T, you know that he doesn’t need a conventional pump up beat to drop a great track.

Come As You Are – Nirvana An old school perspective on “turnt up”. Flashback Friday, anyone?

A1 Everything – Meek Mill ft. Kendrick Lamar And now a new school approach to “turnt up”. Meek Mill and Kendrick spit absolute fire in this song. So Hoyas, its the weekend; y’know what time it is…

Things We Expected to Happen During the Halftime Show That Didn’t Happen

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1. We definitely thought Blue Ivy and Jay-Z were going to come out But then they didn’t … I expected her to be all “allow me to re-introduce myself” and then have Jay-Z bust onto the scene holding Blue Ivy Cater who would then proceed to drop it like it’s hot.

2. No commercial could ever follow that But then they pulled out a moving and OPRAH-NARRATED Jeep commercial. It was excellent.

3. A Janet Jackson moment JUST KIDDING. BECAUSE SHE’S BEYONCE AND SHE’S PERFECT AND CLASSY.

4. A fun-spirited joke about lip syncing at the inauguration Then again, she did already do that at the NFL press conference. “Any questions?”

5. We also definitely didn’t expect it to end so quickly I kind of was ready to concede the win to the Ravens (which is saying a lot, because I’m a die-hard Pats fan) with a final score of 21-6 — under the condition that Beyoncé just kept performing.

Photo: Huffington Post

Friday Fixat10ns: Getting Back Wit’ It

Whether or not you’ve actually back into the regular beat of things, you will be soon. This Friday Fixat10ns is a soundtrack for all of you warriors taking on the daily grind once again. You’re not alone. Mr. President is about to head into his second term, too, So bump this weekend’s fixat10ns, knowing that President Obama is about to jump right back into work with you.

2nd Period: Shoot Down The Stars – Gym Class Heroes Take Travie’s advice; it doesn’t matter how you doing when it all starts out. Everyone understands that you got some rust. It’s time to do it big now.

I’m God – Clams Casino This isn’t narcissism or egocentric. You have to have a little self-encouragement right? I think this song may be the one I appreciate the most musically, and that’s saying something — this playlist is stacked.

‘Till I Collapse Remix – Eminem, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent,Tupac Don’t stop pushing. You gotta grind through that work. The Fourth Edition is here for you ,though; hype yourself up with this jam. Make sure you check out the original, though — it’s worth listening to.

Swagga Luke Us – T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay Z & Lil Wayne One of the plus sides of coming back and getting back with it? You got your crew again. Rule the weekend with your squad.

World Domination – Joey Bada$$ And what do you do with your crew? Run Georgetown! Okay, I understand this is a little contrived. I really wanted to put some Joey Bada$$ on this playlist; anyone who hasn’t heard 1999 needs to get on that ASAP.

Stay Schemin’ – Rick Ross ft. Drake and Frank Montana Don’t lose your first semester flavor tho. This song reminds  you to “stayyyy scheminnnn…”

Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar First semester, good kid , m.A.A.d. City was the soundtrack on campus. Don’t neglect his earlier work, though. Get second semester started with this song off of Section.80.

Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre ft. Eminem I needed a comeback song on this playlist, and this one is the classiest one I could think of. This isn’t some “I’m Back” track by a rapper you never knew was gone. This one is the return of a genius in his own right.

My President – Young Jeezy ft. Nas “My President is black/My lambo is blue/And I be goddamned if my rims ain’t too … ” Young Jeezy dropping some wisdom on you to celebrate inaugural weekend.

Young Forever – Jay Z This take on “Forever Young” is the anthem for those clinging to their youth. You’re in your Spring semester! It doesn’t seem like you’re getting old, but you are. Appreciate it. No matter how much you want to be forever young, you won’t. Do it big Spring 2013!