Sunday, March 30, 2008
This video has been floatin around the blog world for a couple of days and its off their Below The Heavens album which came out last September so this isn't nothing new. Blu's currently in the studio working on his next album, The Piece Talk, with producer Ta'Raach (under the collective name C.R.A.C.). The LP drops April 22 so I have to add that to my list of albums to buy in April, the others being Madonna's Hard Candy and The Roots' Rising Down.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Those were the highlights(the very few that there were) from this McDonalds game, which went down a couple nights ago. This year's game was pretty dissapointing, in my opinion, and hasn't lived up to previous games such as the ones back in '03 and '02. Anyways, the reason i posted this is because the Bank United Center in Miami will be hosting the event this coming year. Even though the class of '09 doesn't contain the level of high-caliber players like in the past, i'm still hyped just to see players like Lance Stephenson(Kenny Boynton will get a big advantage due to the South Florida factor as well), alongside others. Big ups to MIA for pulling this one
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
America's Best Dance Crew has the finale this Thursday. It's time to rise up and support the best dance crew out there. Plus, nobody's really been wearing masks since the Capulets and Montagues ran the streets. This highlight only consists of their performances from weeks 1-5 and the try-outs. Down with Status Quo!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I may be one of 6 hockey fans left in America, but I love this type of stuff.
Monday, March 24, 2008
GOOD MORNING 2001 from kwest on Vimeo.
The second one is for Stronger and uses cut-up clips from Akira, which is like Star Wars for anime fans.
GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE VIDEOS PT.2 - AKIRA CUT TO STRONGER from kwest on Vimeo.
The third one is for I Wonder:
GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE PT. 3 - I WONDER from kwest on Vimeo.
There were a total of 7 videos made and the rest will be released periodically so be on the lookout.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The group consists of three members- Like, BeYoung, and Mibbs. They are from Southern California and have recieved respect from ?uestlove and Pharrell. Here is Sealed for Freshness, their mixtape that came out in '06. It's old, but if you're like me and haven't been up on them, it will be new to you.
The Cool Kids, Wale, Kidz in the Hall, The Knux, and now these guys? Man, the fure looks good.
- There are certain coaches that I just look at and know they recruit kids illegally. Have you ever seen Bob Huggins hair? It's something straight out of Blue Chips. I also think Miami's Frank Haith is an underground recruiter. He looks like he's never really happy.
- This year the NCAA student athlete commercials were surprisingly good. Usually I get turned off by the whole "there are thousands of NCAA athletes and most of us are going pro in something other than sports" thing, but this year's commercials were actually kind of good.
- There must have been a new rule that if you were picked to do bad before the season you have to find some unexpected playmakers and become one of the best teams in the nation. Then, the announcers are required to talk about how amazing this achievement is (see: Drake, Notre Dame, Miami).
- I should never pick underdogs. I always pick the wrong upsets (Did Baylor really lose to Purdue by 11? Damn) and then see other underdogs ruin by bracket. I mean, can a 5 seed or 4 seed at least pretend they belong in the tournament?
- The salesman in that Volkswagen commercial has got to be Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
- There are certain teams that you expect to be loaded with white players (BYU, Duke, Notre Dame, Drake, Butler) and other teams you'd be shocked to see put a white man on the court (Marquette, Memphis, Tennessee, Clemson).
- Western Kentucky desperately needs a new fight song. Ty Rogers hit the biggest shot of the year and the team's band started rockin out. Listening to it, I'm sure Ty felt more like he threw a ball into a jar at a carnival. (I love the look of Drake's players).
- Bill Raftery tries way too hard. After his famous "Send it in Jerome!" call back in the day, he's tried to have a memorable moment every 5 minutes. The result? He sounds like your drunk grandfather yelling incoherently about the price of milk and how complicated the television remote is. This is what I'm talking about:
- State Farm needs to have at least 3 different commercials. I must have seen that commercial where the people have unexplained red circles under them 50 times in the last two days.
- Digger Phelps may be good at matching his tie with his highlighter (1, 2), but Roy Williams brought the freshness with his.
- Also, some schools need new uniforms. I should not be confusing Baylor with Oregon and Vanderbilt with Purdue.
Well, this accurately sums up how I've been spending my last two days. Part of me thinks I wasted two days of me, but most of me wishes I could spend every day like that. Now, I have to get back on my couch to watch more basketball.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Remeber VH1's program The White Rapper Show? It was by far the worst show in the channel's history, which is saying something. If you did happen to see this show, I'm sure you'll remember John Brown. He was the boy from the suburbs who planned to "revive the ghetto." He was talkin spiritually, socially, economically, emotionally, physically, and retardedly. Well, John. Is this your first step? Really? A music video about keg parties? I'm not sure if you know what a ghetto is, but unless everybody at that party was forced to live in that house, you aren't close. Oh, and King of the 'Burbs, do girls really ask you to be in their pornos? Is it because your show was such a big hit and you looked so gangster when you ran away from that fat girl who was waving a dildo in your face?
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Last night, I watched the finale of The Gauntlet 3, in which 6 people from the Rookies beat 10 people from the grizzled old Veterans. The final challenge means everything to these life-long slackers, drunks and whores, being as $300,000 was this season's grand prize. The Vets had 10 people left, their single prizes would be $30k a piece, which is a nice chunk of change for people that run around obstacle courses for a living.
Now, here's where my rant begins: The Vets have one team member, Eric aka "The Big Easy", who is a 6ft+, 300lb+ man, who happened to last the entire season, due to everyone on his team being a coward. As they rolled around to the final challenge, they found out the basic task was to run around a 5 mile course while completing a few other tasks, while all of your teammates are chained to each other.
Now, I don't know about you, but I would find it hard to believe that a 300lb+ grown-ass man can finish an obstacle course in sweltering Mexican heat, and he didn't. He pushed himself to the limit, and suffered a case of heat exhaustion, collapsing and nearly dying on the course. Still his, "friends" and teammates screamed at him while he lay on the ground with his eyes rolling back in his head, all for the sake of winning 30,000 fucking dollars.
I'm not sure how selfish you have to be to encourage someone to keep moving towards the light for 30k, but it's pretty damn close to Paris Hilton's level of selfishness.
For those who blamed Eric for your loss, get a frigging clue. If you think that $30k is the price to pay for a man's life, then you need to have a serious look at your life, and re-evaluate where you stand as a man or a woman.
OK, rant's over.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This is a pretty decent quality version of the video. Hopefully it stays up for a while before the "debut." The video is pretty dope and the song, in my opinion, is lose yourself with better verses. So far, this is the second-best video of the year behind Erykah B's Honey.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So Lupe said he didn't grow up on Tribe? Is that really a big deal. Too many Hip-Hop fans have certain expectations of rappers. You have to listen to these guys growing up. You have to wear these clothes. Honestly, this type of stuff is creating cookie-cutter MCs. Seriously who cares and stop judging rappers.
The real reason I've made these statements is because I just finished watching an 80's hip-hop playlist on MTV Jams. As I watched Big Daddy Kane, Run DMC, and De La Soul, I couldn't help thinking "These guys were more playful." I personally think this is a result of too many feuds in Hip-Hop. The genre used to be about having fun and now it has become something serious.
Look at how many different divisions there are in rap: backpack, gangster, grime, house, underground, trip hop, alternative. I could go on but you get the idea. I honestly don't care where it comes from or what type it is. If I like it, I like it. Seriously, can we make this fun again and tell MCs to stop trying to be the next Biggie and Tupac.
Anyway, here is everything that has gone on recently. Obama has a campaigner calling Hilary a monster and Clinton has an advisor saying Barack is only where he is because he plays the Black Card... Lupe came out with a new music video, but you got to pay 2 dollars on iTunes to see it (the 30 second sample looks good, for what it's worth)... these two old men are about to kill each other... Break Sk8 went home on America's Best Dance Crew... The Boondocks has mysteriously disappeared... Gnarls Barkley's new album officially came out... St. Patty's day came and went with nothing exciting... The Houston Rockets forgot how to lose a basketball game... Chuck Anderson (who designed the Food & Liquor cover) and Burton have collaborated on the illest jacket I've seen in awhile... Georgia won the SEC tournament despite not being very good at the sport of basketball... E! decided to renew the series Keepin up with the Kardashians (why!?!?)
There's a lot of other stuff that happened but I can't remember. Again, to the 15 people that still read this... I'm sorry and I have returned.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Then in the 3rd, he high-sticked a Bruin, and Shane Hnidy stuck his entire face into someone else's business, and he payed the price:
And, to sum this all up for Mr. Hnidy is Chris Tucker:
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
The Roots' new video was released today, like a week after the 75 Bars video. My favorite part: the return of DJ Jazzy Jeff. I honestly can't wait for the album to drop in April seeing that The Roots are by far my favorite Hip-Hop group right now.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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Man, LA and New York are head and shoulders above every other city in terms of streetwear. I was drooling over Suru (the last shop). Besides that, I forgot how Kenna talked and I got to say I am a little dissapointed. I usually like my musicians to have absolutly ridiculous voices like Lil Jon and DMX. Just playin. I like the fact that he is actually an intelligent person. Its a nice change of pace.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So he teams up with a true scrub, one of his former students who dropped out of high school named Jesse Pinkman, and they begin cooking Crystal Meth in an RV in the middle of the dessert in New Mexico. Walt sees this as the only way to get money to pay for his treatment and keep his family safe financially since he refuses to take handouts from anyone.
Although it turns out that Walt is the Wolfgang Puck of cooking Crystal Meth and he and Jesse are on the rise to be the new kingpins of New Mexico. Here are the first 2 episodes of Breaking Bad
Monday, March 3, 2008
Now, there are some videos that I legitimatly enjoy. Just in the last year, I will name some rap videos I saw and liked: International Players Anthem, Good Life, Hot Thing, Can't Tell Me Nothing (Version 2... peep it here), Us Placers. I'm sure there are some others that I just can't think of right now, but the list is still far too small.
Everybody knows about Justice because of their Michael Jackson tribute D.A.N.C.E., but a lot of people do not realize how good their videos are. The video for D.A.N.C.E. provided the inspiration for Good Life and, in my opinion, the best video from last year.
The group just released a new video for their song DVNO. The video is similar to D.A.N.C.E., but it is a little simplar. Its not quite as good, but its still creative.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Here's the vid for Definition:
And for Respiration (feat. Common)
Get back in the studio guys!