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VIDEO: No Joke Stand Up or Roll Over

The key here is to patiently wait for the outlandish, yet comical, acts of bad rhyming to finish.

Funniest. Video. Ever.

No really. Like CB4 on steroids. All praises due to grime, and Wordsworth from Heathcliff. [Spotted at Different Kitchen]

More shenanigans from these blokes below.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 1 Comment

Amber Rose vs Grace Jones

Strangé!

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.

UPDATE: According to Complex Magazine EIC Noah Callahan-Bever the Rose photo is an outtake from one of their shoots.

Suddenly have the urge to watch Boomerang

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Films, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hammer Time T-Shirt

Can't Touch This

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]

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , | Leave a comment

Moleskine Muses

Moleskine has been killing it with their latest releases, collaborations and super-exclusive notebooks. In an increasingly digital world, Moleskines’ notebooks are analog by nature—use one and you are physically writing, on paper—which is no doubt a reason for their popularity. I stay with a Moleskine (see pic above) and here are some releases from the last month I would gladly accept as a gift. Just saying.

Moleskine Passions Notebook Series

A collection of themed journals tailored for specific interests including music, film and wine. [Hypebeast]

Moleskine ‘MoMa Retrospective’ Tim Burton Notebook

Only way to get your hands on this special “MoMa Retrospective” notebook (a weekly planner) honoring Tim Burton’s was to be a MoMa VIP. **Must spend more time at the MoMa…** [Slam x Hype]

(capsule) x Moleskin Notebooks
Made only for (capsule) trade show exhibitors and members of its Advisory Board. (capsule) is a destination for esteemed designers and brands, but you don’t care, this notebook looks ill, and you want one. [High Snobiety]

Moleskine Color A Month Planner Set
January is a wrap but you still got February through December to use the rest of this set of Daily Planner notebooks. Gift box too. [Uncrate]

And lastly Jay Electronica’s “preview” video for “Dear Moleskine,” for obvious reasons.

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hall & Oates x Psych x “Private Eyes”

I’ve never watched a single episode of PsychBurn Notice is more my speed—but the former’s “Private Eyes” parody/ad that’s been running for a month or so is hilarious.

The ad reminds you that Hall & Oates had some funky joints. I got a chunky collection of H & O vinyl that came in handy over the [DJ’ing] years. Before dismissing them as “blue eye soul” has beens, consider this…

Daryl Hall began performing professionally while he was a student at Temple University. In 1966, he recorded a single with Kenny Gamble and the Romeos; the group featured Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, who would all become the architects of Philly soul. During this time, Hall frequently appeared on sessions for Gamble and Huff. In 1967, Hall met John Oates, a fellow Temple University student. Oates was leading his own soul band at the time. The two students realized they had similar tastes and began performing together in an array of R&B and doo wop groups. [AllMusic Bio]

Here are videos for their six #1 songs: “Rich Girl” (1977), “Kiss on My List” (1980), “Private Eyes” (1981), “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (1981), “Maneater” (1982), and “Out of Touch” (1984).

“Rich Girl”

“Kiss On My List”

“Private Eyes”

“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

“Maneater”

“Out Of Touch”

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Music, Random, T.V. | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marc Jacobs USB Hub

Er, throw it in the bag?

Don’t front, first thing you thought when you read “Marc Jacobs USB Hub” is: “Let’s see how gay this looks.” Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Well, these cassette tape looking USB hubs look mighty fresh, even if you probably don’t need a USB hub if you have a current laptop or desktop. Even hotter would be if you could design your own label. Now you’ve really  dated yourself if you figure you, “I probably have some blank labels in that box of old tapes anyway.” [Nod to Slam x Hype]

Another pic after the video from The Nonce, “Mixtapes,” of course.

Continue reading

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 2 Comments

The Complete Darth Vader

The Dark Side is the best, for real.

“The Force is with you young Skywalker. But you’re not a Jedi yet.” —Darth Vader

Star Wars: The Complete Vader, a hardcover, is available. Everything you wanted to know about your favorite Sith in 192 pages. All too easy. [Spotted at Uncrate]

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, News, Random | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

"Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer..."

I’m not one for “letting all this commercialism ruin my Christmas,” but at only 8 beans today (12/1/09) I might just have to cop this tree. [Spotted at Bargainist]

Also, Charlie Brown is >. That is all.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, News, Random, T.V. | , , , , | 1 Comment

That’s Gay: No Homo: Shout To Lil Wayne

Personally I prefer the use of “Pause.” Even a terse, “A-yo!” should suffice. No need to offend the LGBT community, after all.

The fact that in the above clip Current TV’s That’s Gay channel really goes in—pause—on Lil Wayne’s gay aesthetics (their implication, not the kid’s) is quite entertaining.

Really, the use of either term, or variances like “No Perez Hilton,” “No Queer Eye,” “No this,” etc. are juvenile. But you and me both will probably continue to use them. Unless you’re really gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. [Spotted by Wavy Maguire]

RELATED:

Hip-Hop’s Most Suspect Lyrics aka A Requiem For PAUSE [AllHipHop]

The 69 Most Pause-Worthy Lyrics in Hip-Hop Hiistory [Complex]

14 More of the Most Unintentionally Gay Rap Lyrics Ever [Cracked]

the long kiss goodnight...

the long kiss goodnight...

October 14, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , | 20 Comments

Mos Def is MF DOOM Fan – Vol. 2

Black Dante recites Zev Love X’s verse from “Meat Grinder,” with assistance from the Supervillain. Further vidence that a DOOM and Mighty Mos Def album is so profoundly necessary. [Spotted via Stone Throw’s twitter, via Frolab.com]

RELATED:

The Mask of Doom [The New Yorker]

that's really him

that's really him

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 1 Comment