Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some Audible Treats For Ya



This collection includes The Roots rehearsing a bunch of interstitial tracks for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

1. Head Slicer
2. Wearwolf Barmitzva
3. Spain Rehashing (Featuring Chick Corea)
4. The Juice of Chicago
5. Baatin
6. Woman
7. Choir Fire
8. Teen Town According To Owen Biddle
9. Once In A Lifetime
10. Cant Keep Headphones on Head!! COTDAMMY!
11. Sizuuuuuuurpin
12. Red Toe Nail Bashing
13. Dreams Pt.2
14. Wan Cook Soup?
15. Blinded By The Light (No Douche Here)
16. Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment
17. Caveman For Dennis Quaid
18. I Get Lifted
19. Like This Anna Torv
20. Breezin (ft. George Benson)
21. EvenzarahlikesTHISone
22. The Suits
23. Usher In That Choir

Enjoy: Link

Saturday, December 26, 2009

NORM!



I love Reg E. Cathey.

Lots of peeps from The Wire showing up in Season 4 of Oz.

Herc
Lester
Norm
Daniels (with a wackass Jamaican accent)

Yo, this Beecher vs Schillinger thing is getting a little tired. I wish the writers would move on.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

More | Less

2010

Film | Television
Writing | Reading
Phone calls | Text messaging
Friendship building | Wasting time with acquaintances
Travel | Not traveling
Socializing | PS3
Worrying about what accessories to buy | Worrying about what clothes to buy
Making money | Being a broke ass nigguh

"Slicker This Year"

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Have No Internet

This is what happens when you share a bill with someone. Forced to the library to check emails, job search and blog.

I'm currently looking at other providers, but until then, posts will be a little more sporadic than usual.

In the meantime, check out the recently released 2009 Black List.

A quick scan tells me that revenge stories seem to be popular with writers these days; someone has an idea similar to something i wanted to write (i'm not deterred); and the silliest script title comes courtesy of Wendy and Lizzy Molyneux.

MY SISTER IS MARRYING A DOUCHEBAG

“A young woman, thinking that her sister’s new fiance is a douchebag, sets out to sabotage their wedding.”

AGENT William Morris Endeavor - Phil D’amecourt, Simon Faber
MANAGER Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment - Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone

2009 Black List: link

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rap Videos Suck

Starring Raekwon The Chef



I'm so not feeling hip hop videos nowadays. Why do they all look like high school film class projects? Is it because it's all digital? bad direction? bad editing? bad lighting? All of the above? I'm by no means a film major, so somebody help me out here. There's just no warmth or personality in any of these videos.

Tell me you wouldn't rather watch the video below. This is what you do with a small budget.



I feel like I've made this rant before. If I have, please forgive me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Black List



The Black List compiles top 10 lists of favorite film scripts read by over 250 film executives. The films with the most mentions (as of 2008 4 mentions are needed to be listed) are ranked and published yearly.

The lists from 2005 to 2008 have been made available for download on their website. It's a pretty interesting read. Some of your favorite movies will appear on the list, while some that rated as favorites among the execs bombed (Passengers), or are still in development hell.

2008 seems to have a lot of sexually charged films that impressed those polled. Check out some of these titles and their loglines

FUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether
“A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.” (39 mentions)

WINTER’S DISCONTENT by Paul Fruchbom
“When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.” (34 mentions)

THE TUTOR by Matthew Fogel
“A twenty three year old recent graduate decides, at his mother’s insistence, to tutor his ex-girlfriend’s younger sister for the SATs. When they begin a romantic relationship, his ex-girlfriend moves back home for the summer and begins to fall back in love with our anti-hero as well.” (15 mentions)

THE PHANTOM LIMB by Kevin Koehler
“A troubled private detective uncovers a blackmail scam involving a gangster who runs a brothel that caters to amputee fetishes (and other taboo sexual interests) and the doctor who performs the body modifications.” (11 mentions)

and for something totally different, there's this...

THE GARY COLEMAN –EMMANUEL LEWIS PROJECT by Dan Fogelman
“Emmanuel Lewis and Gary Coleman save the world from an evil madman.” (7 mentions)



2009 Black List coming soon. Previous publications available here: The Black List

Monday, November 30, 2009

Commerical Break

Viagra.ca - 2009

Currently my favorite ad campaign.

Growing old is awesome.

Friday, November 27, 2009

R.I.P. Mininova

It's still there, but probably not as useful as it once was to many.

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Hi all,

Today is an important day in the history of Mininova. From now on, we are limiting Mininova.org to our Content Distribution service. By doing so, we comply with the ruling of the Court of Utrecht of last August.

Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict (Dutch link) we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles. We’ve been testing some filtering systems the last couple of months, but we found that it’s neither technically nor operationally possible to implement a 100% working filter system. Therefore, we decided that the only option is to limit Mininova to Content Distribution torrents from now on. We are still considering an appeal at this moment.

We launched our Content Distribution service in 2007. This service allows producers and artists to easily publish and distribute their content for free through Mininova. The launch of Content Distribution has proven to be a success. Countless content owners have used Content Distribution to distribute their content (e.g. albums and documentaries) for free to millions of users. For example, the Dutch band Silence is Sexy released their complete album on Mininova and received the Interactive Award 2009 for doing so. The Dutch television broadcaster VPRO decided to start using Content Distribution in 2009 in order to distribute documentaries.

We would like to thank you for your support. Especially everyone that contributed to Mininova receives a big “thank you!” for the effort! We hope to keep welcoming you on Mininova and our other projects (e.g. Snotr, Dispostable).

Thanks! The Mininova staff

Thursday, November 26, 2009

James Franco on General Hospital

Mind Blown.

This shit is awesome.

I wish more actors would do dumb shit like this.

The best part? His character is named Franco!

lolzy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Classic Film Moment

with shouts to the brother from another server, The Martorialist.

"RASS HIM CUT ME!"



It's a shame that since this movie was released 72, there has been little to no growth in the Jamaican film industry. The talent is there, and the country does produce a high number stage shows, but it would be cool to see more films coming from the motherland.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fuck Jones The Cat

There's a killer Alien lose in your cargo ship, and you're worried about finding the damn cat?

Not once, but twice a crew member ill-advisedly embarks on a solo mission to find Jonesy the cat. The first attempt results in the death of The Prophet, Roman Grant


here kitty kitty kitt...DEATH!
A few deaths later, the remaining members of the crew decide it's time to get the hell out of dodge. Following the rules of horror film playbook, they decide to split up again. It's Ripley's job to ready the escape ship, -which she does marvelously- while the others prepare explosives to destroy the ship and the Alien within it.

After completing her task, you figure it would be a good time for Ripley to check in with the remaining members of the crew. You're being hunted by an aggressive Alien, so you want to keep lines of communication opened right? Nope! She hears the damn cat, and decides the best move in this situation would be to find it.

While Ripley is playing hide and seek with Jonesy, Lt. Al Giardello and the crybaby meet up with you know who.


DEATH!

Of course in the end only Ripley and that damn cat survive. Jonesy even gets his own sleep chamber. Off they go, drifting through space until they are awakened by James Cameron, 7 years later.

I haven't watched the sequel in a few years, but doesn't Paul Reiser tie a ring of sausages around his neck, to use him as Alien bait?

No?

That's a shame, because that would have been awesome.

That damn cat.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Old School Video: Night and Day - Al B. Sure

Great song, but Al, you need to slow it down with the dance moves.

That hands over your head shit? Not working.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monosaic

Come on out and support the Toronto arts community.

Also, when the clock strikes 12, I'll be 34, so you can buy me some drinks.




Join us for the unveiling of Monosaic, a collaborative multimedia installation created by over 100 local artists.

Presented by Labspace Studio, Monosaic is an annual group show of little “monotone” artworks that collectively create one unified installation. For this project, over 100 artists have crafted close to 200 original “monotone” squares (6”x6”) using both traditional and digital mediums.

Join us on opening night as we unveil Monosaic: a single, unified and colourful installation that embodies both the large and organic, and the tiny and cellular.

Original 'monotone' artworks will be sold for $75 on opening night.

Opening - Saturday, November 21st
Sale & Viewing | 5-8pm
Mingle with monosaic artists over drinks & hors d'oeuvres while selecting from over 200 original art works.

Opening Party w/ Guest Musicians | 8pm-1am | $5 Cover
Open to monosaic artists, friends and family. Drinks, dancing & music into the late-night.

Featuring a collaborative installation in our Nook exhibition space
by “Created Independently”

More information here: Labspace Studio

GQ - November 2009



"I...like...fire. What am I even saying? These are just ridiculous sound bites that you're going to put in the caption next to me being naked"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little Douche Coup



Sigh...

I'm all for having my children dress well, but this is a bit much. Kids need to be kids, and should be able to enjoy that period of their lives, without trying to emulate mommy and daddy's styleeez. Put on some track pants and go play in the sandbox or something.

I don't want my kids to think they are God's gift until they're out of high school. Otherwise they'll miss out on some good practice sex.



Mike Love = Big Douche

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mass Effect, Dialog Trees and How The Military Helped Me Become An Asshole



I'm not even going to bother with the Late Pass tag. I'm finding it more difficult to watch, listen, or play anything during its release window. There's just too much media being released.

Edmonton developer Bioware (Canada, stand up!) with Electronic Arts will be releasing Mass Effect 2 in January 2010. I decided now would be good time to give the first installment a go.

There are few things better - and fellow nerds can attest to this - than playing a PC game. Late night, in the dark, stereo headphones, Mass Effect is perfect for this. Space: the final frontier. Darkly lit ships, exotic planets, a moody score, sexy alien bitches. I'm very excited to immerse myself into this world.

One aspect of this game that I'm looking forward to is the dialog tree. Not a new mechanic in the world of gaming, but for those not in the know, its basic purpose is to present your characters with options on how you respond/react to other characters in your world.

Naturally, your interactions will have consequences. These consequences might change how a character interacts with you in the future, or determine the fate of the galaxy itself. I've heard that Mass Effect does an excellent job of balancing the consequences, so that everything isn't so black and white. Perfect for someone who might be a little morally ambiguous.

The last game I played that employed the dialog tree mechanic was Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. The game involves a bunch of high school kids wrapped up in Scooby Doo type murder mystery. Throughout the game, you are given the opportunity to improve your Social Link with the many characters of this fictional world. Of course in fantasy game fashion, the more you connect with people, the stronger your evil fighting powers become.

Getting started with this game, I put much thought into character I hoped to become in the game. This form of entertainment is about escapism, so what better time and place is there to get out of my shell a bit? Of course as the game progressed, I found myself playing it very safe. Looking back, I believe its a result of the game's setting, which - other than the aforementioned mystery, and summoning of effed up Arcana - isn't too far removed the life of a high school teenager. Basically, I got involved with as many school activities as I could, bonded with dudes, and tried to get girls to my bedroom.


Life as a shortie shouldn't be so rough

Enter Mass Effect. Once again, before playing the game, I thought about the possibility of changing it up a bit. Earlier on I was presented the opportunity to not take the nice guy approach, and gosh darn it, I seized it. At one point in the game I straight murked a dude because he annoyed the hell out of me. I felt good being an asshole. Why was it so easy for me to do it this time around? I suspect it's because my character is part of the military. A military man with rank at that. Look...if I'm gonna save the universe, stay in line, don't piss me off, and let me do my thing, m'k?


Let's see, A: Nice Guy; B: Get The Job Done; C: Cold Hearted Bastard

I wonder how long I'm going to be able to keep this up? At some point I think I'm gonna have to find a way to turn it down a notch. While it's fun being a Boss (word to Ross), I have to remember that there are more important things than being an asshole. Namely this

Saving the galaxy should have its rewards.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yo, if Canibus don't want to freestyle...


...don't ask him to freestyle.

Da man will CUSS yuh out ta raaass.




Keith was dope btw.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Late Pass: 30 Rock



The balance of hype, praise and accolades has always kept this show on my radar, but for some reason I never set aside time to watch it. Perhaps it was an aversion to Tracy Morgan; or maybe it was because the show started to shine at a time I grew tired of network television. Most likely it was because I always seem to have a full plate of time wasting activities, and I just couldn't find room for it. One evening while surfing, I caught a short cutaway segment involving Black Frasier, a fictional BET show . That shit cracked me up, so I decided to obtain all of the Season 1 episodes (available on the iTunes store :P).

This show is HILARIOUS. Tiny Fey is the G.O.D. of comedy writing (but we all know this, right?) and she (along with her staff) bring it.

Had a conversation with a fan of the show, and she mentioned that within the cast, you can pretty much find a favorite for all types of people. I've only watched a small number of episodes, but so far the performances have been great. Timing and delivery is perfect, and they seem very comfortable working with each other.

My favorite characters (at the moment) are Jack Donaghy, who I imagine as what Denny Crane might have been like when he was younger and lucid; and surprisingly, Tracy Jordan. Tracy Morgan's performances have always bordered on one might describe as coonery, and to be honest, I was very prepared to be annoyed by him on this show. Well his character is pretty much what I hate about the portrayal of some black characters on TV (mostly BET), but for some reason it works here. It might be because his relationship with Donaghy has put him in a position of power, and it's fun to watch him create havoc with little or no consequences. Whatever it is, it works, and I love every moment that he's on screen.

Anyway, it's an easy show to watch (episodes are generally 20 minutes), and if you haven't seen it, i would recommend it.

EDIT:

Oh shit!, Lemon is dating Ryan O'Reily, my favorite character from Oz. I love this show even more.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Wu-Massacre - Trailer

Ghostface | Raekwon | Method Man

December 22, 2009

Put This On & Street Etiquette

Fashion blogs you should add to your favorite links list.

Put This On - Jessie Thorn & Adam Lisagor



Street Etiquette - Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oz: Season 3


"You can't shit a shitter"

THIS is the O'Reily I love. Glad that he's back to old tricks. Things have been going a bit too easy for him. It's actually starting to worry me.

Observations (2 more episodes to watch)

Warden Glen, what is up with the Dark n' Lovely activator?

Another wackass cameo by a rapper. This time by Treach.

What's up with McManus and his bottom feeding? Dude messes around with the worst chicks.

The degenerate in me is hoping that Keller gets to pound Sister Pete.

Why is everyone hating on Said, and his case of Jungle Fever? Let the man be.

Bitch ass Carver.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Beanie Sigel Interview



An Excellent interview.

Beans speaks on his new "not a diss" track, his incarceration, some shady aspects of the entertainment industry, Dame and Jay's falling out, and his current relationship with both of the former partners in Roc-A-Fella Records.


Download: Link

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Portraits: Brian Colangelo



Sharpest man in the NBA.

A Championship Ring would fit nicely with the suits.

Raptors 09/10...LET'S GO!

Courtesy: The Toronto Star

Portraits: Kojima Productions



Hideo Kojima (right centre) is the coolest motherfucker in gaming on the planet.

Also...third from the left could get it.

Courtesy: Kojima Productions Blog Cast

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This Week In Hip Hop Reunions



Easier said than done, Mr. Titus. Just check out the video below. Anyway, I'd be satisfied if you were able to (once again) reunite with your DJ. Just make sure he's not taking up too much mic time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Birthday Wishlist

I'll be 34 in a month.

This post is for my peeps, struggling to come up with great gift ideas for me. It will also help prevent possible awkward moments, like me having to pretend how much I like the Canadian Olympic T-Shirt you got from HBC.


Sony Vaio P - $999.99



This will assist with my writing. At times I need to escape the distractions of my home, but my current laptop desktop replacement is a little too big to carry around comfortably. I also really like shiny, overpriced, Sony toys.


iPod Touch 64GB - $429.00



My iPod Old is starting to make loud whirring hard drive noises. A sure sign that it is near the end of its usefulness. It has served me well for almost 3 years. An upgrade has been long overdue. Now that they have the storage space I can work with, it's time for me to catch up with today's technology.


The Beatles: Stereo Box Set - 199.99



Paul better.


The Sartorialist (Limited Edition) - $135.45

The coffee table book, for the coffee table I do not own.


NBA League Pass (Broadband) - $134.95



Should be a highly competitive season. I need access to all games.


Ally McBeal: The Complete Series - 130.99



I'm on a 90s television kick right now. David E. Kelley is one of my favorite television writers. And uhm...Lucy Liu. (remember when she was hot?)


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - $29.99



I need to play this before purchasing the hit sequel.


Socks - $8.50



Gotta keep my sock game up, yo.


That's it for now. Maybe I'll revisit this topic with updates, 2 weeks before my birthday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mad Men



Oh shit!

My stomach was in knots when she happened upon the keys.

The long, torturous, de-swaggerfication of Don Draper continues.

So difficult for a man to watch.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oz: Season 2



When I saw dude's name in the credits, I was hoping that he would be playing himself, perhaps doing a performance for the inmates. Nope...just another bad character. He's this seasons Rick Fox.

Other Observations (still have to watch 2 more episodes)

"Everywhere" Luis Guzman - Not surprised he turned up here.

O'Reilly - Don't like his arc this season.

Detective Stabler - Stop seducing Beecher, m'k? thanks.

Adebisi vs. Schibetta - hahahahahaha.

Female inmate - There's something sexy about her, in spite of her annoying down south accident, and the fact that she's a child killer.

Carmela Soprano - I hate her in this show. She's so blah. I keep hoping the truth comes out regarding the incident during the riot.

Defense Attorney Said - He did well with Poet, but he should probably stick to organizing riots.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Parallel Uni-Verses (Del & Tame One): Behind The Scenes

Glad Del ditched the lazy flow he adopted on Eleventh Hour



Parallel Uni-Verses in stores now.

Edit:

This album is really good. One of the better Hip Hop releases I've heard this year. Parallel Thought is really dope on the beats.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RZA - The Tao of Wu



I want it.

You want it.

Get it (Release Date: October 15, 2009).

In the meantime, read his CNN interview: here

GQ - October 2009



"People said I shouldn't be married, or lie about being married, or I should be married to a movie or rock star."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sloan

It's about time, E.



This season sucked.

Hard.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Old School Video: Doin Our Own Dang - The Jungle Brothers

I'm in the minority here, but I have always preferred this track over Buddy.

I miss House flavored Hip Hop Music.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goodbye Grandma

WILLIAMS, Kesiah V. - Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Predeceased by her loving husband Arthur. Beloved mother of Vadney, the late Denzil, Hermina (Linden), Verl, Doreen (Rupert), Sybil (Herman), Gerald (Lorna), Pansy and Althea. Proud grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Adored sister of Riley, Gladson, Victor, Garnet, Venecia, Aspinel and Euton. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. A visitation will be held at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave E, 416-773-0933 on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, October 2, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church, 410 Goldhawk Trail, Scarborough, with an hour of visitation prior to the Service. Burial at Highland Memory Gardens to follow.



Moment In Time - The Pharcyde

Portraits: Penelope Cruz



Courtesy: Vanity Fair

Monday, September 28, 2009

Currently Trending on Twitter





Del and Cube were a great comedic pair. Too bad we didn't get more from them because I Wish My Brother George Was Here, is a great album. More on that in a future Favorite Rappers entry.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Favorite Rappers: Andre 3000




For letting people know that if you think something is wrong with him, there might be something wrong with you.



For penning this beautiful and tragic verse.



For being classy and imaginative; even while battle rhyming.



Category? Ain't got none...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Late Pass: Oz

My new favorite thing. It feels like a High School reunion for all of my favorite actors from various dramas. Seems like everyone did some time in Oz, including:

Carmela Soprano
Mr. Eko
Michael "mah booooy" Dawson
Juno's dad
Nikki Cottero
Dr. George Huang
"Reporter" Evan Wright
Bodie
Avon Barksdale
Ervin Burrell
Girlie from New York Undercover
Hot girl from Electric Company (who's still hot in her advanced years)
Alby Grant
Winston from Ghostbusters!

And that's only from watching the first 8 episodes. Another aspect of the show that I really enjoy is the revolving door cast. People come and go quite frequently. Makes for great tension, wondering if your favorite character is going to get shanked, burnt, shitted on (literally) or beaten to death.

Very entertaining television.


"ADEBISIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!" - Eamon Walker as Kareem Said (Outstanding Performance)


The Job Search

Damn, these World of Warcraft players are serious.

Happy Birthday, Herbert George Wells



Looking pretty sharp at 143 years.

Google is celebrating his date of birth with a Google Doodle that uses objects from his 1898 classic novel, The War of The Worlds. Check it out at Google's homepage.

Btw...I did finish reading Love and Mr. Lewisham, and The History of Mr. Polly, during my HG Wells month. I was just too lazy and uninspired - which seems to happen too often - to write a review of any sort. Perhaps I'll revisit them in the future.

Next: The Shape of Things to Come

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

'cism!

Scribblenauts.



According to Jeremiah Slaczka, Creative Director on the Nintendo DS title:

"the word was included in Scibblnauts because it is an ingredient of the Ecuadorian dish Fancesca, which is listed, on Wikipedia, as including a "figleaf gourd", or "sambo".

Riiiiight.





Being serious for a moment, someone within 5th Cell (the developer) should have caught this and excluded it from the game. The term Sambo is very loaded, and even if you wanted to use it to represent a dish from Ecuador (I wonder if there are any other international food items in the game)the chances of someone not making a connection, and not being offended is pretty slim.

They might have a problem on their hands.

Courtesy of Kotaku

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

M.O.P. Jackin' For Beats? (Updated)



Kil (pictured above) provided this update on the alleged M.O.P. beat jacking situation.

Just got off the phone with Fame and everything’s good. We spoke for about 10 minutes (real cool dude) about how the credits got messed up and how he would NEVER steal another nigga’s beat and how they’re gonna do what they gotta do to make things right so @ the end of the day, everything is everything. I’m gonna be properly credited and Lil Fame’s name is cleared as far as beat jacking goes. Looking back @ the situation, I could have handled it better and tried to get @ those dudes first and not go the internet route but truth be told, anybody out there who’s ever been robbed, or feel they’ve been wronged will know…you may not be thinking in the right frame of mind when things go down. Fame, even said he would’ve pissed and probably did the same thing if he thought someone robbed him for one of his beats.

At the end of the day, I gotta give MOP props because I’ve heard stories of cats getting jacked for YEARS and you never hear anything from the alleged beat jacker, no matter how much bad press they receive but this time MOP stepped up to the plate, admitted the mistake with the credits and like I said both parties win. So I gotta salute those dudes and tell everyone to go out and support that Foundation album and keep supporting MOP….from the conversations I’ve had with their camp they’re some real dudes. I wanna thank EVERYBODY for the support, the emails, the in boxes, the texts, the phone calls, etc. because I had NO idea that when I sent my email out to these blogs and websites that the response would be like this! I also wanna thank those blogs, websites, forums, chat rooms, etc. (especially Kevinnottingham.com who was VERY instrumental in helping both parties sit down to work out the confusion) for running with my story…The best part about this is I’ve got placement on one of my favorite group’s album…CRAZY! Also, I’ve come out the stone age and got a myspace, twitter and facebook account so if cats want to get @ me and check out some more of my music you can hit me @ Kil889@hotmail.com, www. myspace.com/kil889 (uploaded some of my tracks on myspace), Facebook www.profile.to/kil889/ and the Twitter account is www.twitter.com/Kil889...so get @ me so we can make some music! Good looking again…

Everybody loves a happy ending.

The Sartorialist

Ya think this guy was walking around the block all day, hoping to get spotted by Scott?



Yup!

VAIO

Kylie - our favorite PC spokesperson - is back to talk about Windows 7 (October 22, 2009 release date).

Check out the laptop she's using.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pimp Your PS3



If I had money to throw around, I would totally do this shit. They also do other gaming devices (DSi owners really need to get on this shit), computers, and phones.

Check them out: Colorware

Hitler Mashup: OB4CL2

This shit NEVER gets old.

Friday, September 11, 2009

M.O.P. Jackin' For Beats?



In 2008 Local Philly producer, Kil, handed his beat CD to member of the Mash Out Posse's crew. Fast forward a year later, where Kil hears a copy of the duo's latest release, Foundation. To his shock and horror, he hears this:

Rude Bastard - M.O.P.


It's Hurting Me - Kil


Evidence is pretty damning, wouldn't you say?

I feel bad for the kid, but when you're handing out your beat cds like that, you gotta prepare for the worst.

Also...well...you know...



You can read the story and ongoing discussion in this Okayplayer post: Link

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ken Levine Interview - Kotaku Talk Radio



Kotaku's Brian Crecente, is joined by Ken Levine; a founding member and creative director of video game developer, 2K Boston.

In this interview, Ken discusses creative influences, his experiences at the Penny Arcade Expo, the importance of video game reviews, and (prompted by a question from yours truly) his methods for providing the narrative and dialogue to video games.

Writing discussion starts at 19:00 (small spoilers for Bioshock)

Courtesy of Kotaku

Fo



I just found an excuse to post more pictures of Fo, and use strikethrough html coding.

America's Next Top Model returned to the airwaves last night. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but I do have a small interest in seeing who will be included in the latest batch of potential Top commercial and print models.

This season, they've invited models 5'7 and under to compete for the top prize. In the past, women under 6 feet (such as Fo) had trouble competing with their long limbed competitors. Standing before the judges, they were often told to "appear taller", by stretching those limbs, showing some neck, and positioning their bodies in a fierce manner (which seems to fix everything for Tyra).

At the very least I'll watch the first episode. Maybe I'll find another girl to love stalk root for.

She won't be no Fo though (internal rhymes, yo).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Wish De La Soul Still Made Tracks Like This

lol @ Bob Power

Who's Skatin' Promo - De La Soul


Them dudes is too serious nowadays.



Edit: Prince Paul will be appearing on De La Soul's Dugout this evening (8pm EST), with host Freddie Foxx. Hopefully there will be call in segment during the broadcast. If you have any questions you want me to ask, let me know.

iPod Touch 3G



Finally.

Storage size that's made for man. I'm a little disappointed that it doesn't include a camera, which for some reason they added to the Nano.

Anyway, consider it copped.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Favorite Rappers: Fashion

"Every line I connect, my literature's perfect"



Wasn't a fan of The Beatnuts when I first heard them in 1993. Reign of the Tec was getting steady rotation on the airwaves, but at the time, I thought the track was a little too hardcore for my Daisy Age sensibilities. My opinion on the group changed when I first viewed the video for No Equal (also the first time I heard the track). This was something I could get down with. Dope baseline, xylophone, Rakim sample; all put together for a nice vibe to cool out too. But who's this brother rhyming at the end of the track?

The 'nuts were always a bunch of villainous mcs, and while Fashion wasn't exactly a saint, I always preferred the smoothness of his delivery. He was just cool. Don't believe me? Listen to verses from this era, and he'll tell you himself. Seems like the word cool found its way into all of his verses.

I went back and got myself a copy Intoxicated Demons. Fash, only appeared on one other track: his solo effort Third of the Trio, a track built around some lyrics he dropped on Chi-Ali's Let The Horn Blows. I would have to wait for The Beatnuts to return with their first full length effort to hear more from Fashion.

The wait was worth it, as he did not disappoint.

"Hey, you ain't really you, and you ain't really down..."

Classic line on a classic track from the summer of 94. One of the best produced albums of its era "Street Level" featured many solid verses from Cool Ass Fash. I often heard the criticism "he raps about bitches too much", but I'll call you a liar if you told me you didn't enjoy the line "I'm standing in the same damn spot I fucked Shannon in", or Hip Hop's favorite ode to Cunnilingus.

Unfortunately, this album would be Fashion's last appearance as a member of the group. He departed the group to focus on a solo career, changing his moniker to Al' Tariq. I never gave the CD a chance back then, fearing his dedication to religion
would effect the coolness that I had admired.

I think I'll find that album, and give it a spin.

1:08 - 2:05 = dopeness