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Mos Def x Palm Commercial

The Mighty Mos Def is probably getting a nice check from this one. “Quiet Dog Bite Hard” from The Ecstatic (you can see the album cover at the :06 mark) plays in the background during the above Palm ad.

Sticking with my iPhone, though.

Also worth noting, the Steve Aoki mix of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness” can be heard in the Vitamin Water ad below.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, T.V. | , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Luis Guzman x Rasta Monsta x How to Make It in America

“Rasta Monsta, tastes like fruit punch, pero spicy.” —Rene

Luis Guzman is frikkin’ hilarious. I’m still debating the merits of HBO’s How to Make It in America (suspect acting, a vanilla take on streetwear/fashion, etc.) but one of the show’s main draws is “Rene” as portrayed by Guzman. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the LES, Guzman is a perfect fit for the show, lending authenticity to his Rasta Monsta advocate/Dominican loan shark of a character.

Saying Guzman has an extensive acting resume is like saying Lil Wayne has dropped a couple of songs here and there. Revisit many a movie—Carlito’s Way, Boogie Nights— and you’ll be like, “Oh s**t, he was in that flick too?!”

But what makes Guzman possibly the coolest cat to ever rep the LES? He farms, cheese. That’s why you may have noticed him in those Cabot ads. Farming, son. It gets no realer.

March 16, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, News, T.V. | , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

ABC’s LOST Promos

The last season of Lost starts tomorrow, finally. Still feel a ways that Mr. Eko took an L, though. Subtle spoilers in the clip below. [Spotted at io9]

RELATED:

A Timeline of the ‘Lost’ Universe [NY Times]

LOST in 8:15

The First Four Minutes of the Final Season of Lost [Gawker]

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, News, T.V. | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Haitian Jack Tee x Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund

I’ll give questions about Yele Haiti’s book keeping the benefit of a doubt, for now, since Wyclef Jean is in Haiti doing all he can to help during these tumultuous times, to say the least. All the proceeds from the above “Haitian Jack” Play Cloths tee (Jack being the Play Cloths logo) will go to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. [via Format Mag]

Still, I wonder if the heads at Play Cloths are aware of the history of one Jacque “Haitian Jack” Agnant; namely his involvement with Tupac Shakur. Since I do, that’s all I’ll say about that. More importantly, HELP HAITI.

RELATED:

“L’Union Fait La Force” Movement to Aid Haiti

INFO ON WHERE TO DONATE [Google]

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January 15, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, News, T.V. | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

LOST in 8:15

Sayid goes Judas?

Like the vid’s title, everything you need to know about the first 5 seasons of Lost in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. February 2nd can’t get here soon enough. “Brotha” Desmond is the man. Kate is still hella annoying. [Checked at Gawker]

RELATED:

What Clues Are Hidden In The Lost Supper? [io9]

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, News, T.V. | , , , , | 2 Comments

Tiger Woods x The Racial Draft – Chappelle’s Show

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Needless to say Eldrick TontTigerWoods isn’t feeling very Cablinasian right now. Someone ask Mos Def if Tiger’s draft rights have been rescinded. Long live Chappelle’s Show.

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December 1, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Lamewatch, News, T.V. | , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Antenna Magazine Winter 2010 Issue Cover

Antenna Winter 2010 Issue

You know Antenna is your favorite magazine. Even Dallas Penn likes it. Antenna’s Winter ’09/’10 issue is here. Dude on the cover is Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (insert Beanie Sigel zinger, here), but you only care about the gear inside the book anyway. Click on pic for bigger image. Props to Kaity.

Below Antenna x High Snobiety interviewed Paul Rodriguez a little while back.

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, News, T.V. | , , | 4 Comments

MF DOOM x Sesame Street

Sesame Street is 40 years old, and it reminded me of an MF DOOM song. Well it actually reminded me of good times as a kiddie in front of my television, learning my ABCs and 123s. As for DOOM; “Kookies” from 2004’s  MM..Food? album samples the music from Sesame Street’s end credits (“Funky Chimes“). Wait for the 1:55 mark in the video below.

Hmm, hope Mr. Dumile cleared that. And for the uninitiated, “Kookies” has nathan to do with “cookies.” This post was brought you by the letter M and the number 8. Peace to the Cookie Monster.

RELATED:

Sesame Street Turn 40 (video collection) [Pop Matters]

Conservatives Whining About Liberal Bias on Sesame Street Again [Animal NY]

SESAME STREET LYRICS: The Theme Song We All Love But Can’t Remember The Words To [Huff Post]

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November 5, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, T.V. | , , , , , | 1 Comment