Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Missy Elliot - "Put It On Ya" (Audio)


Missy Elliot - "Put It On Ya" f. Teyana Taylor & Pharrell

Track is ridiculous and that breakdown? Sheeiiit (© Clay Davis)

Related links:
N*E*R*D - "Soldier" f. Santigold
Nicole Wray Sighting!
Ced Hughes - "Jackers of the Swag" (Claire Hux Remix)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BET Awards Show Cypher (Audio)


Mos Def, Black Thought, & Eminem

Nicki Minaj, Buckshot, Crown Royyal, & Joe Budden

UPDATE - Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan, & KRS-One

All the chatter leading up to the award show centered around Eminem. Marhall did his thing but I thought Joey's verse stole the show. Other notables included Nikki Minaj, Black Thought and Mos Def. I missed the session with Wale but I'm sure they'll air it again, again and then again for good measure. All in all, props to BET for throwing something together worth watching.

Update - Ickey Woods reference aside, Wale's verse was terrible. That whole I don't really care rhyme style is not a good look.

Nicole Wray Sighting!


I'm watching Week 5 of the Blakroc sessions and who do I see? None other than Portsmouth's own Nikki Wray and on top of that, she actually sounds better than I remember. If you aren't familiar, Blakroc is a collaboration project between Dame Dash and blues rockers The Black Keys.

Related links: Missy Elliot - "Put It On Ya" f. Teyana Taylor

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

XO - "All I Had (LaLa)" Video


AB the Pro on the beat. DC emcee, XO, on the mic. Not sure if this is an official video or if it's just a spec. Regardless, the visuals are great. Props to Nabeeh Bilal and Andrea Bowman for the illustration/animation work.

Related links:
J $crilla - "No Love" Video
XO and K-Beta - "Guns & Butter" Video
UCB f. Wale - "Pat Your Weave" Video

Clipse f. Cam'ron - "Back By Popular Demand" Snippet


Till the Casket Drops drops December 8th. Click here for the tracklist along with the production credits. In addition to the Neptunes, DJ Khalil and the Hitmen are all over this. On paper, this looks great. Let's hope it translates.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Timbaland - "Morning After Dark" f. SoShy



According to Nahright.com, this track is off of Shock Value 2 and it features new Mosley Group signee SoShy. I'm not going to lie. After being spoiled by "Give It To Me" and "The Way I Are," this is a pretty disappointing first single.

Related links: Timbaland - "Morning After Dark" Video

Friday, October 16, 2009

"VIDEOGIOCO" by Donato Sansone

This clip left me speechless. Then again, I'm easily amused by things of this nature. Seriously, Donato and Enrico take the flip book concept to another level.

Related links:
Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing
Amazing Philips Carousel Commercial
Notte Sento: Short film made with 4500+ still photos
T-Shirt War: Stop Motion Music Video

Jump Jump Dance Dance - "Do It For Love"



Fresh electro rock tunes from up and coming Los Angeles based duo Jump Jump Dance Dance. Tune reminds me of roller rinks.

Related links:
You Are Wrong I'm Bone Thugs & Harmon 2009 Year End Mix
Klaxons - "Golden Skans" (SebastiAn remix)
Chromeo - "Night by Night" (Video)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Go With the Flo Toilet Design Concept


"The Flo™ toilet is an ergonomic, sustainable design concept for baby boomers that functions like a squat toilet. Designers maintain that using the Flo™ toilet is akin to yoga – by building and strengthening abdominal and back muscles. Only one-half to one gallon of water is used for flushing and The Flo™ reuses water from hand washing. To flush water from the tanks to the toilet, the Flo™ employs an electromagnetic ball valve that uses electromagnets. Go With the Flo™ also is free of mechanical parts. The toilet is fully self-sustaining and independent of electric power." - ASU News / Click image for more info.

Related links: Recycled Bike Wheel Clock

N.E.R.D. - "Soldier" f. Santigold



track courtesy of DCtoBC.com / pic courtesy of bbcicream.com

Related links:
N*E*R*D's Newest Member Rhea
Clipse - "Back by Popular Demand" Vid (prod. by The Neptunes)

Monday, October 12, 2009

N.E.R.D.'s Newest Member Rhea


By now, I'm sure you've already heard about N.E.R.D.'s new addition. I didn't want to post anything up until I had more info. After some research, according to HipHopCanada.com, Rhea is Guyana born and Ontario raised. She received a full ride from Berklee College of Music for singing. We now know this girl has some pipes. She's currently working on an album that will be put out by DJ Clue's imprint. I don't really know what to expect except that it should be great since Skateboard P and co. haven't steered me wrong yet... at least with the N.E.R.D. projects.

Related links: N*E*R*D - "Sooner or Later" Video

Pathfinders Teen Homeless Shelter


Advertising Agency: Serve Marketing, Milwaukee, WI, USA
It's a shame that we even need an organization like this.
Click image to enlarge.

Related links:
Michael Stich - Aids Prevention Campaign
Lace Up Save Lives - (NIKE)RED Campaign

The Silverust - "You Too" Video


The Silverust is a new project from Richmond emcee Nickelus F and Virginia Beach producer Kid Icarus. I'm definitely feeling the new direction and word is the Neptunes might be contributing to their album.

Related links:
Skillz - The Rap Up 2002-2009
Skillz Presents Hip Hip Confessions

Recycled Bike Wheel Clock


Pretty clean design, figuratively and literally.
Click image for more info.

Related links:
Vintage Lighter Cufflinks
PaypeRoute Handmade Cigarette Necklace

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vintage Survivor Series Posters





That last poster is the best thing ever.

Related links:
Gideon Boomer Likes to Draw Wolverine
The Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All-Time
15 Deadly Improvised Prison Weapons

The Ear (Short Film featuring Pharrell)


Short film by Yi Zhou featuring Pharrell Williams
Music by Ennio Morricone (Cheaa! Ennio is that dude.)
Costumes by Rick Owens and BBC Icecream

Friday, October 9, 2009

Upcoming Shows in the 757


October 9-10 / October 11-16
Click dates for a list of shows in the area.
Dates courtesy of last.fm

Scotch Brite Ad


Advertising Agency: Y&R Bangkok, Thailand
Probably stunk after a day or two of usage but I dig it nonetheless. Click image for more info.

Related links:
Michael Stich - Aids Prevention Campaign
Pathfinder Teen Homeless Shelter Ad

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Curren$y - "Dossier" (Produced by Ced Hughes)


Spitta talks about the Ced Hughes produced track "Dossier," the intro track to his latest album, The Jet Files. To support, go here to cop.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time





The storylines for most of these books are pretty ridiculous. It's easy to imagine how reading literature this intense can affect the reader. Now imagine what it's like to actually write it. Click images for descriptions and to see the rest of the list.