John Woo’s Hong Kong cinema classic The Killer, starring the legendary Chow Yun-Fat, gets an official Blu-Ray release on March 30, 2010. That said, going to play Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… off of g.p. It’s time you retired that old VHS or DVD bootleg copy of the flick anyway.
Interestingly, Woo dedicated the film to Martin Scorcese. Suspect trailer above (just seems “off” without the kitschy English overdubs in the version of the film many saw first stateside), but a thorough clip that condenses the dialogue RZA swiped for Raekwon’s masterpiece below, including “Rainy Dayz” (1:36) and ‘Wu-Gambinos” (0:13).
Everybody’s linking to Kanye West’s freshly re-launched site. Gentleman with healthy libidos are no doubt noting Amber Rose’s photo in this here post (photo below). My younger sis pointed out to me that Grace Jones (above) freaked it better years ago (’85); on the cover to her Island Life album.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but often robbery too. No shots.
Suddenly have the urge to watch Boomerang…
Kid Robot celebrates tradition by bigging up the 20th anniversary of De La Soul’s 3 Feet High & Rising with these limited edition figurines. Posdnous, Trugoy the Dove (uhh, Dave) and P.A. Pasemaster Mase all get the collectible toy treatment.
A tad bit late since 3 Feet High dropped in ’89, but it’s all good. Each figure comes with unique accessories and the set will cost you about 50 beans. Due in stores and online March 18. More images after the videos; which oddly are not readily available on YouTube. Sounds like a case of potholes. [Checked at High Snobiety]
De La Soul “Potholes in My Lawn”
De La Soul “Me, Myself & I”
De La Soul “Buddy”
De La Soul “Say No Go”
Meth, Ghost and Rae’s Avenging Eagles mixtape, with DJ Mathematics, in anticipation of the March 30 release, Wu-Massacre. Y’all did know The Avenging Eagle is a Shaw Brothers flick, right? Liberated by the good folks at Nah Right.
Avenging Eagles Download [Mediafire]
Tracklist after the break. I normally hate posting “preview” videos, but I’ll make the exception this time. Tical, Tony Starks and Lex Diamond’s “Our Dreams,” behind the scenes, via Three/21 Media.
Can’t say indie rockers Vampire Weekend is ever on any of my playlists, but I’m posting their “Giving Up the Gun” video since the RZA is in the clip.
Yep, Wu-Tang Clan’s the RZA as a chair umpire, dressed like a Matrix extra, at a tennis match. Why not? Jake Gyllenhaal and Lil Jon make cameos too. Wu-Tang branded tennis rackets anyone? [Spotted at Spinner]
Of RZA and Nut Huggers [The Rap Up]
You could easily sum up this video [peeped at The Rap Up] as…young black male gets in argument with a white AARP candidate, fight ensues, and the latter comes out like a champion.
However, let’s not neglect the nuances.
As the video begins it appears that Beard Kringle (or Epic Beard Man as noted by Rizoh) is asking homie sitting opposite him how much to spit shine his Stacy Adams. This alone could be construed as a racist comment. Especially considering Increasingly Hostile Black Man’s (IHBM) response of, “Why a brother gotta spit shine your shoes?”
But, judging by the surprise given by BK (no Brooklyn) at IHBM’s response, and his own retort of “You offered,” I’m thinking IHBM said a smart comment towards BK, figuring him for a frail old guy that wouldn’t say anything in return. Maybe IHBM has shoeshine men in his family and was feeling a ways, who knows.
What we do know is from there BK insists that he isn’t prejudice, he isn’t scared of IHBM and he is 67 years old; all while making his way back to the front of the bus. IHBM then says he will put his foot up BK’s ass. At this point it becomes clear that BK is no push over, and he even goes as far as to say he will whup IHBMs ass.
At this moment it becomes painfully obvious that IHBM is now a plain HBM. It also becomes crystal clear that HBM has no real heart. Not only is he threatening a senior citizen with bodily harm, but he’s channeling Pinky from Friday After Next by saying, “Say it again.” A bluff like that works when the other party isn’t ready to get physical either. However, a man with a well maintained beard like BK’s is usually good with his hands. (Think Kimbo Slice. The book is still out on Rick Ross, though; no shots.)
After more grandstanding from HBM (peep his diddy bop to the front of the bus), with passengers pleading to let it go, it seems like the situation (no Jersey Shore) is finally simmering down. But then Faux Santa gets flip with the lip and says, “I’ll smack the shit out of you.”
BHM returns only to send a weak left towards BK’s chest. BK rises and swings a left of his own, stinging BHM’s glass jaw. And the fight is basically a wrap.
BK proceeds to duly serve BHM a two piece and a biscuit, with a side of fries. After said bloodbath—literally, BHM is bleeding crazy—BK insists he was acting in self defense and yells, “I told you not to fuck with me, boy,” before retreating, without his bags/groceries. The use of “boy” is kind of suspect, but I’ll give BK the benefit of a doubt.
BBM (Bloodied Black Man) is left still talking ish, and asking for an ambulance.
Moral of the story; don’t mess with 67 year old white men with epic beards, that wear fanny packs, ever.
Also, for all you cats insisting everything is all “post-racial,” check the comments section in the YouTube clip.
“Just keep an eye out, like ‘Aye aye Captain!'”
Mos Def performed “Accordion” from Madvillainy at that now infamous Chicago show were a MF DOOM doppelganger was running rampant.
UPDATE ON MOSDOOM CHICAGO – THE PROMOTER SPEAKS [Idol Threat]
By the way; “Living off borrowed time the clock ticks faster,” is one of the illest rhyme openers ever. [Peeped at Stones Throw]
As good a reason as any to post the official vid below.
FACT: Watching the lame NBA Dunk contest, and most other All-Star festivities on TV, has made it clear; Charles Barkley’s Taco Bell commercials are God awful. [Side Note: Here that TB can help you lose weight? GTFOH.]
To his credit, The Round of Mound of Rebound’s T-Mobile commercials with Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard have been amusing. But Charles Barkley’s OG Nike commercials were classic material. With that in mind, watch some of the best below, if only to get that nasty Taco Bell visual out of your mind.
The infamous “I Am Not a Role Model” Commercial
Sir Charles yams it on Godzilla. Of course.
For the Nike Air Force Max 180s, Chuck goes anime.
Charles Barkley + Humpty Hump = Harold Miner lost.
Never really liked this one, but Barkley as an opera singer is gold. Plus, it’s a commercial for the “Fab Five” Air Force Max.
Neneh Cherry raps #34’s praises.
David “Mr.” Robinson, and his flattop, chops it up with Barkley about fines.
Chuck D + Charles Barkley = a winner.
This shirt. Is hilarious.
Last time I’ll ever post an MC Hammer video, too. Good God this song was horrible. [Spotted at The Awesomer]
That’s the most I’ve seen Cappadonna talk on any Wu-Tang Clan related trailer. Ahh, now it makes sense; it’s starring Cappadonna. See the cover below.
Certainly not the first Wu-Tang documentary. But the Clan is so deep—not to mention the recent success of Raekwon—that there are always going to be more stories to tell. The Wu-Tang Saga is due out February 25. [Peeped at Eskay's Spot]