Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
As most of you know, tomorrow (April 29th) is one of the most anticipated days for Hip-Hop albums debuting since the Ye vs. 50 duel. One of the most intriguing albums dropping tomorrow may argueably be the half-Timbo and half-Neptunes produced "Hard Candy." Featured below are the tracks courtesy of the Queen of Pop.
Madonna - Hard Candy (2008)
01 - Candy Shop feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
02 - 4 Minutes feat. JT & (Timbaland) (1st Single)
03 - Give It 2 Me (Neptunes) (2nd Single)
04 - Heartbeat (Neptunes) (3rd Single)
05 - Miles Away (Timbaland)
06 - She’s Not Me feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
07 - Incredible feat. Pharrell & Shae (Neptunes)
08 - Beat Goes On feat. K. West (Neptunes) (4th Single)
09 - Dance Tonight feat. Justin Timberlake (Timbaland)
10 - Spanish Lessons (Neptunes)
11 - Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You feat. JT (Timbaland)
12 - Voices feat. Justin Timberlake (Timbaland)
I'm not saying you should go out an cop it as opposed to ripping it, but that's another issue
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sure, Woodhead played Division II ball, but who cares. Again, there are 252 players drafted. 0 of those 252 had a college career comparable to Woodhead's career. It's not like there are a whole lot of extracurricular issues Woodhead carries. He doesn't have any off-field issues and has a strong family unit.
Of course, scouts always weigh an athlete's performance in the combine more than their on-field performance. In keeping with the NFL holds something against this guy theme, Danny was not invited to the combine. 333 players were invited to the combine but they somehow did not have room for the most productive college tailback of all time.
Woodhead hosted his own pro day for those that cared and he posted some pretty gaudy numbers: 4.33 forty, 4.03 in agility drill, 38.5" vert., and 20 reps at 225-lb bench press. All those numbers would have been either best or second-best at the NFL combine. If a player dominates in a forest and nobody hears him, does he actually dominate?
So Day 2 of the NFL draft came and went and Danny Woodhead didn't here his name get called. Why in the world did no team want to draft him. There is absolutely no reason why this guy didn't get drafted, especially in the 7th round.
What are people's concerns? He didn't play against top-flight competition. Two Division 1-AA guys went in the 1st round. He's too small to take on NFL linebackers. At 5'9", 200 lbs., he is admittedly kind of small, but he's basically the same size as Reggie Bush and he got drafted No. 2 overall in 2006. He's a white player playing a position dominated by blacks. Wes Welker was the most productive wide receiver in the NFL last year.
The fact is every team in the NFL dropped the ball (pun intended). Actually, one team didn't screw up. The Jets signed Woodhead minutes after the draft was complete. Congratulations Gang Green, you just signed the greatest undrafted player ever.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Above are two very talented individuals in their own right, Jonah Hill and 'Ye, at the opening of the Bape store in L.A. All in all, the store looks dope, and P's clique paid their dues at the grand-opening. Peep 'Ye's blog and the boys at BBC/Ice Cream for more photographs.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
No, sadly Evil Knievel is not featured in the song below, but it does make for a great pic. Below is a recently leaked freestyle of Mr. West gettin his "Weezy" on. Without pointing out the obvious in the song, the horrible quality, drop a comment if you'd like and lemme know what you think about it
Kanye- Lollipop freestlye
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
You may think I'm crazy, but 'tis is the NBA Playoffs, which promises at least a couple of upsets. I'm not going against the Mo-Town Bad Boys, but the Sixers sure convinced me and surely others after a thrilling game one(Stephen A. Smith, maybe?). Impossible is nothing
Here's the next track off Rising Down. Is it just me, or does it feel like every song off the album has been prematurely released. Wale jumps on this one, I think this is the first major production that he's been a part of. Let me know if I'm wrong. Nevertheless, he kills it with his references to Slammin Sammy, the Olsen Twins, and Mark Mcgwire.
To witness dude at work, head over to ns4life.com
Monday, April 21, 2008
While Stephen Colbert spent last week in Philly, both of the Democratic candidates made guest appearences. Hillary came in person while campaigning in Pennsylvania to fix some "technical difficulties:
While Barack made his appearence via satillite:
Sen. Obama will also make an appearence on The Daily Show tonight at 11.
John McCain has made numerous guest spots on Jon Stewart's show, even before an announced candidacy for the presidency. He will most likely make a few stops on the set before November's election, as well.
All of this late night campaigning is in effort to get the 18-24 year old age group to vote, by showing them every candidates soft and humorous sides.
To be honest, it's kinda sad to me. The fact that these politicians need to make fun of themselves to get people to vote, is almost the the opposite of what good politics are (not that I consider myself an expert; I'm far from one).
BTW, The Roots were also one of Colbert's guests in Philly (being as their a hometown group) and they performed (well, ?uestlove and Captain Kirk were) a Hendrix-esque rendition of the Star Spangled Banner:
Rising Down hits stores in 8 days.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Now she is making her own music and her debut album is going to be released in a couple of weeks. But you don't have to wait because it's been flouting around the Internet for the last couple of days. She is similar to M.I.A. and that music is a little out there. I like it, but this isn't for the casual listener. Then again, M.I.A.'s last album was named Album of the Year by Rolling Stones so I guess the electronica genre has more widespread appeal than I first thought. Get the album here.
Check out her debut music video for L.E.S. Artistes. It's your typical hype/electonica/trippy ish.
All you need to know about this video is that YouTube user cohoba77 commented on this video, "Black women!!! " Kanye said Santogold was his favorite artist and Kanye
s never wrong? Is he?
Friday, April 18, 2008
Then I saw this at BlindI and it completely changed it. I now love this episode.
This makes me ask the following question: is anybody truly upset about this incident? The man isn't a racist, just really out of touch. I actually thought it was funny. What do you think? To see the entire episode, head over to boondockseries.com
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Well, there's Kobe "jumping over" this Aston Martin...
This Australian Rules Footballer getting "knocked the fug out!"
Mario Chalmers Did This...
And Barack Obama Shows Us He Can't Bowl...
- Never get onto the subway with a pocket full of loose change. If a bum here's two coins rub against each other, he'll be on you like flies on shit in no time.
- If you go out to eat at one of the famous local spots, make sure you listen to how the locals order first. If you say one wrong thing in the time you have in front of the line, the guys behind the counter will not be afraid to send you back to the tail end.
- No matter how horrible they are, go see a Knicks game (yeah, I know the season is wrapping up). Madison Square Garden is one of the sports world's Meccas and needs to be on every basketball fan's list of "Things to do Before I Die".
- I don't really know how much Spike Lee hates white people, but he really is as short as we think.
- Do not set foot in the Bronx with a Red Sawx hat on unless you invisioned your death as a 30,000 on 1 fist-fight.
- As with the restaurants, cab drivers know when you're a tourist. Know where the hell you're going before you get in a cab.
- One more thing: Look and go into every record shop you see. Not only can you find gems (not just vinyls) for cheap, you can get rid of some of your old stuff by going to record exchanges and replenishing your collection.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
People always say SNL is not funny anymore and it was so much better back in the day. A couple of years ago, I agreed with those critics and never bothered flipping on NBC late on the weekends. This year I started watching the show this season when LeBron James hosted and Kanye performed, and I realized the show was not dead. Sure, there are a couple of awkward sketches that should never have seen the light of day, but there were also some really funny and memorable routines. I kept watching it this year, partly anticipating some more witty sketches, partly to see some good live music (Gnarls Barkley brought down the house a couple of days ago).
Here are a couple of my favorite skits and digital shorts from this season:
This fall under the "I don't know why it's funny, but I'm laughing" category. I love when they crack on Juno.
This is from when LeBron hosted. Whoever thought this sketch up is a genius. Andy Samberg's impersonation of Zac Efron is pure gold.
Here is one from a couple of weeks back. If you've ever seen Christopher Walken, you know why this is funny. Keenan Thompson absolutely kills this at the end.
SNL is never afraid to go too far and this is an example. It's absolutely hilarious. Way too many people are worried about being politically correct these days. I was watching an old SNL show here a white guy tried to honor black history month. I almost died watching it. In this video, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson explain where Barrack explain the blackness scale.
Here is another one featuring Andy Samberg. He is the franchise player on the show and usually has the best sketches. Hot Rod was just as good as Superbad last summer and he clearly has a crazy sense of humor. Five years from now, people will say, "Remember when Andy Samberg was on SNL, that was when the show was funny."
Monday, April 14, 2008
Below is some raw footage from the World Wide Bape Heads Show that went down a few days back. Since i don't have any Hong Kong ties suprisingly, i haven't heard much feedback on the concert(which featured the Teryaki Boyz, N.E.R.D., and Kanye). I did, however, catch some hand-help footage of the action, and of course the venue looked dope. The video below is just derived from Kanye's intro, and there are plenty more footage of the concert for you to enjoy for days. So enjoy the proceeding video and check out BBC/Ice Cream for more pics.
*As if i wasn't hyped enough for GITDT...*
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
- Knocked Up
- Talladega Nights
- The 40 Year-Old Virgin
- Walk Hard
On top of that, he's done some really old school stuff like Heavyweights and The Cable Guy. Also, he's working on a ton of future projects including The Untitled Judd Apatow Comedy (working title) set to be released in late 2009. In all seriousness, here are a couple previews for his future work with some of his favorite actors.
Step Brothers is also produced by Apatow but I've already featured it so you can check YouTube for tis trailor.
Madonna Feat Justin Timberlake & Timbaland-4 Minutes from MINIMP3CENTER on Vimeo.
Like I said before, I can't wait for Hard Candy. This is the first single off the album and it sounds dope. I can't wait to hear The Neptunes' tracks, especially the updated version of The Beat Goes On featuring Kanye West. With the big-time producers involved, this could be the first great album of 2008. Oh, and it comes out on the same day as The Roots' Rising Down. Siiick!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
HOMECOMING from kwest on Vimeo.