For Lil’ Jon, “Turn Down for What” is a song about partying nonstop—and an opportunity for a weird and hilarious music video. But for the blu Nation®, #TurnDownForWhat is a new series that highlights those people who are out there doing the damn thing and doing it well. Celebs, creators and everyday, run-of-the-mill individuals who are living life on their own terms and going for the gusto. Turn down for what? Turn down for nothin’, that’s what.
“Say ‘What’ Again!”
Film fans love Jules Winnfield, Samuel L. Jackson’s hitman character from Pulp Fiction. And they especially love the badass speech he lays on those dudes, portions of which he cribs from the bible (Ezekiel 25:17, to be precise). But what they’ll love even more than all of this is that British talk-show host Graham Norton asked Jackson if he remembered the speech from 20 years ago—and the actor recited it off the top of this head. “And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and fuuuuuuuuurious anger …”
When Richard Dunn was stranded overnight at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, he did the only thing any red-blooded American man would do—he made a music video, lip syncing to Celine Dion’s version of “All By Myself.” The video quickly went viral and racked up something close to 11 million views. What lands him on our page, though, is the fact that Celine Dion saw the video, thought it was “hilarious and very touching,” and recorded her own video response to Dunn, inviting him to be her guest at one of her shows next time he’s stuck at the airport.