I had my doubts when it was first announced that a live action Captain America flick was coming to theaters. But Captain America: The First Avenger is now clearly a must see. Featurette above talks about the lore of Cap’s shield, and it seems like these cats really “get” it.
Official trailer below. Marvel wins again.[Spotted at Punchbowl Blog]
The good folks over at Fuse TV’s “Hip Hop Shop” interviewed me about my book, The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip Through Hip Hop’s 36 Chambers. Wouldn’t call it a “bio” since the book deals more with the Clan’s music as opposed to their come up, but biographical content was definitely included to add proper context to the sounds from Shaolin. Consider the book more like “the ultimate guide to the labyrinthine musical world of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan,” as the esteemed Brian Coleman described it.
As a DJ with an affinity for wax (only on occasion now, crates are too heavy) I can appreciate this bugged out promo video from the Beastie Boys. Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 drops June 21. Video of the vinyl album getting made is below.
New Kendrick Lamar joint called “Reagan Era” that features vocals from the RZA (produced by Tae Beast). Only person that shouldn’t be appreciating this heat is Marcus Camby. Off Kendrick’s forthcoming #Section80 mixtape, out July 2. [Nod to Rap Radar]
Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) is one of my favorite “new” MCs out. The “new” is in quotes since he’s actually been at it for a good minute now, dropping all type of quality work. That said, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here and Return of 4Eva should be in your library. If not, what are you waiting on? Abovie is the video for “Country Sh*t (Remix)”, featuring Ludacris and Bun B, which appears on Return of 4Eva and the R4 the Prequel EP Def Jam is hawking. Clip for “Dreamin'” is below. [H/T to Spitty]
“The following content is no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.”
Misogyny is defined as “a hatred of women.” Judging from all the corpses of women in the clip, affection or adoration of females doesn’t exactly come to mind, making that disclaimer seem insincere. Just saying. But great art is supposed to spark discussion or debate. So mission accomplished, right? Maybe, buy Ye has created much better videos.
Playboy Magazine doesn’t exactly exude sneaker knowledge but Matt Halfhill of NiceKicks put together its Top 23 Air Jordans Ever list, so there. Chicks (called “Sole Mates”) and kicks, certainly an eye pleasing combination. You have to be a member to see the entire list, but surely images are floating around already. Preview/teaser vid, with a horrible voiceover and some suspect facts, is above.