So logging into Youtube to get a tutorial to fix something on my car, I figured I’d get distracted for about 4 hours. This little gem appeared on my homepage and I can’t help but be insanely impressed by this dude. Check out his other vids he’s legit.
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Recently I started a play through of all 1500 songs on my MP3 player in order to revisit some old favs and delete some shit I didn’t even know was on it. One of many artists that stood out in its personal timelessness is J Dilla. As an ex hip hop fan and having worked in the Mix Tape/DJ retail business for two years, I’ve heard about everything there was to listen to. I currently have very little hip hop left in my MP3 player due to its lack of actual instruments and redundant themes. The Big Ls, Tupacs, and Biggies left a void in the genre that can never and will never be filled in my opinion.
Dilla however stands out as a musical super talent even with my own super critical view of hip hop. Sadly he died prematurely but his body of work is amazing nonetheless. Even though he’s gone, I smile and turn up the volume whenever he randomly pops on my playlist. That’s about the best legacy anyone could ask for.
Going in I figured the whole act was staged. Took a few “victims” for me to realize that the widespread fear of zombies is alive and well in the hood. Gotta hand it to the media. No bullshit, they actually convinced Miami residents the face-eater earlier this Summer was undead. Plenty of notables in this 3:00 clip, but homeboy throwing a B-ball frozen rope at the actor before the court clears out takes the cake for me.
Don’t know how I stumbled upon this gem but I’m glad I did. Brilliant take on a classic scene. I was sold as soon as the Lego version of Bobby D walked through the door. Hilarious.
Death Valley is MTVs latest show designed to phase out music videos entirely. Debuts tomorrow at 10:30 after the new Rob Dyrdek show Ridiculousness at 10:00. Looks like a Reno 911 + a George Romero movie sprinkled with some True Blood. I enjoy the Sean of the Deadesque treatment of the undead genre almost as much as I like 28 Weeks Later style flicks. Also keep an eye out for the upcoming “World War Z” movie starring Brad Pitt. If they got Brad for it, its gotta be a dope movie. Might need to check out the book too.
A couple months back I read a pretty amazing news story about a pod of dolphins in Ireland that unsuccessfully attempted to rescue a construction worker that fell into the ocean. It got me googling for related stories. Somehow I was directed to a review for the The Cove. It’s a couple years old but sounded really interesting. The documentary tells the story of Ric O’Barry and his dream team group of animal activists as they attempt to shed light on the sickening slaughter of dolphins that occurs every September in Taiji, Japan. I was blown away. It’s easily up there with Hoop Dreams as one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen. Combine an animal-liberation message with a spy thriller and a touch of conspiracy and The Cove is the result.
I never knew BMX’ers could get the speed wobbles. This chick proved me wrong. Good thing all her friends were so concerned. Oh wait…
ESPN Films did an amazing job with this series. A lot of big name directors stepped up to the plate to pay homage to lesser known but monumental sports stories that have occurred since ESPN launched in 1979. John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Ice Cube, Barry Levinson, and Morgan Freeman are among those who give us more in-depth accounts of topics that were not fully explored at the time they broke. My personal favorite was “Without Bias,” which chronicles the touchy subject that is Lenny Bias’ death. I was more or less a baby at the time of Len’s death. Before seeing this documentary I had no ideaI of the impact his sudden passing had on the Celtics as a franchise. 22-yeard old. NBA’s No. 2 overall pick. Chance to play with the Celtics OG Big 3. multi million dollar contract with Reebok. Brand new sports car. Dude had the world by the balls. Gone before he even got started. 22 year championship drought followed for Boston. An American tragedy. Very well done film by Kirk Fraser.
Amazon has the entire 30 film series currently listed at $49.99 shipped here
I first saw this as a film major at Emerson College about 9 years ago. Shortly thereafter I quit film school when I realized that 98% of “films” are nowhere near as amazing as this one. If you can’t handle subtitles, (the whole film is in French) then you should stop being a fucking pussy, learn how to read, and watch this incredible film.
Love the black and white and the three main characters and acting are amazing. The social, racial and economic issues are always at the fore front here as the French projects get crazy after a Muslim youth is beaten into a coma by reckless cops. Referred to as the French “Boys in The Hood”, La Haine really gives you a great insight into French B-boy and street culture and makes you realize its really no different then our own. The racial unity is also a refreshing change of scenery. The below scene is Cut Killer dropping some anti-cop dopeness on his hood, one of my favorite scenes.
Couldn’t find the trailer in English Subtitles but check it out on Netflix where it rocks a five star rating. The ending gives me chills no matter how many times I see this…
On to the next one …I’m pretty sure this dude just flips through hip-hop mags and handpicks whichever latina model he wants for each month of the year. Safe to say he’s getting by okay without football. The scary thing is this chick is actually a downgrade from previous girls he’s messed with. Yeah I’m jelly.
(in some of these pics she has the look of Kim K with bigger chesticles and less a$$)