New Video: Me.Hudson feat. Kanye West - Anyone But Him

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Video: Panda Cheese Commercial (Must See)

Monday, November 29, 2010

This commercial is a great way to get the week started, LOL. Shouts to my boy Manny Toro (ROTTING TELEVISION) who put me up on this, Hahahahaha!!!!!

New Video: Lebron Maybe You Should Rise (Michael & Lebron)

Friday, November 26, 2010

I know that this is not an OFFICIAL video but whoever put it together did a hell of a job. They used some of Michael Jordan's old sound bytes along with Lebron's new commercial and basically made a response to the "King". Really interesting, check it out!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Tech: Djay For IPad

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Taking Full Advantage of iOS 4.2 Audio Features with the new DJay for iPad application.

These iOS 4.2-specific features coming in djay for iPad include: (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

- Full access to iPod library
- Multi-tasking: you can run djay in Automix mode and listen to a continuous, seamless mix running in the background while you surf the web, play games, etc.
- AirPlay: you can wirelessly stream your mix to your Apple TV or AirPort Express station in real-time.
- Fully leverages accelerated CPU extensions (SSE-like) for high-quality audio processing and analysis
- Very low latency (< 3 msec)
- Background audio playback (multi-tasking support)
- Pre-Cueing (via mono/stereo adapter)

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 11): Hosted by Nick Javas

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Gear: New Era Retro Slice Snapback Caps

Friday, November 19, 2010

These NEW custom fitted caps feature an embroidered (raised) logo at front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer's left side and a snapback closure for an adjustable fit. Interior includes branded taping and a moisture absorbing sweatband. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Video: Jay-Z On David Letterman

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - Explore international webcam videos.

New Tech: Incase Origami Sleeve For iPad

Incase just released its new Origami Sleeve for iPad. Made from black neoprene with a plush faux fur interior for scratch protection, the Origami Sleeve features a slip entry closure, form-fitting construction, and a unique design that folds into a stand offering both horizontal and vertical viewing positions.

New Video: Rihanna feat. Drake - What's My Name

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rihanna-Whats My Name from Jake House on Vimeo.

New Book: Jay-Z "Decoded"

Monday, November 15, 2010

In this exclusive excerpt, the notoriously private megastar and businessman offers a rare and honest glimpse into his life, from growing up in Brooklyn to building an empire.

My father was crazy for detail. I get that from him. Even though we didn't live together after I was nine, there are some things he instilled in me early that I never lost. He'd walk my cousin B-High and me through Times Square -- this is when it was still known as Forty Deuce -- and we'd people watch. Back then, Times Square was crazy grimy. Pimps, prostitutes, dealers, addicts, gangs, all the s--- from the seventies that other people saw in blaxploitation flicks, Manhattan had in living color. Kids from Harlem and Hell's Kitchen used Times Square as their backyard -- they'd be out there deep, running in and out of karate flicks, breakdancing -- but for Brooklyn kids, like me and B-High, midtown Manhattan might as well have been a plane ride away.

My father would take us to Lindy's and we'd get these big-ass steak fries. We would sit in the restaurant looking out the window onto the streets, and play games that exercised our observational skills. Like my pops would make us guess a woman's dress size. There was nothing he missed about a person. He was really good about taking in all the nonverbal clues people give you to their character, how to listen to the matrix of a conversation, to what a person doesn't say.

For my pops it was just as important to take in places as people. He wanted me to know my own neighborhood inside out. When we'd go to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins my father would give me the responsibility of leading, even though I was the youngest. When I was walking with him, he always walked real fast (he said that way if someone's following you, they'll lose you) and he expected me to not only keep up with him but to remember the details of the things I was passing. I had to know which bodega sold laundry detergent and who only stocked candy and chips, which bodega was owned by Puerto Ricans and which one was run by Arabs, who taped pictures of themselves holding AKs to the Plexiglas where they kept the loose candy.

He was teaching me to be confident and aware of my surroundings. There's no better survival skill you could teach a boy in the ghetto, and he did it demonstratively, not by sitting me down and saying, "Yo, always look around at where you are," but by showing me. Without necessarily meaning to, he taught me how to be an artist.


That same kind of close observation is at the heart of rap. Great rappers from the earliest days distinguished themselves by looking closely at the world around them and describing it in a clever, artful way. And then they went further than just describing it. They started commenting on it in a critical way. Rap's first great subjects were ego-tripping and partying, but before long it turned into a tool for social commentary.

It was kind of a natural move, really. The 1970s were a time when black art in general was being used as a tool for social change, whether it was in the poetry of people like the Last Poets or in the R&B of Marvin Gaye or Donny Hathaway or in movies like "Shaft." And politics had a real cultural angle, too. The Black Panthers weren't just about revolution and Marxism, they were also about changing style and language. Jesse Jackson recited poems like "I Am Somebody" to schoolchildren of my generation. Art and politics and culture were all mixed up together. So it was almost obligatory that any popular art include some kind of political message. Some early rap was explicitly political, like Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation movement. But other rappers played it safe and nonspecific:They'd throw in a line about peace, or supporting your brotherman, or staying in school, or whatever. It took a while before rappers as a whole really sharpened their commentary, but, again, it was hard not to -- there was so much to comment about if your eyes were open to what was going on around you.

There was the general squalor of the ghetto, which got aired out in early songs like Run-DMC's first hit, "It's Like That," or "The Message" by Melle Mel. But over time, rappers started really going in on specific issues. Crooked cops were attacked by groups like NWA. Drug dealers were targeted by KRS-One. Drug addicts were mocked by Brand Nubian. Ice Cube called out Uncle Toms. Groups like Poor Righteous Teachers denounced shady churches with bootleg preachers. Queen Latifah was pushing back against misogyny. Salt-N-Pepa were rallying around safe sex. Public Enemy recorded manifestoes on their albums addressing a dozen different issues. You could name practically any problem in the hood and there'd be a rap song for you.

The hip-hop generation never gets credit for it, but those songs changed things in the hood. They were political commentary, but they weren't based on theory or books. They were based on reality, on close observation of the world we grew up in. The songs weren't moralistic, but they created a stigma around certain kinds of behavior, just by describing them truthfully and with clarity. One of the things we corrected was the absent-father karma our fathers' generation's created. We made it some real bitch s--- to bounce on your kids. Whether it was Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs with "Be a Father to Your Child," or Big mixing rage with double entendre (pop duke left ma duke, the f--- took the back way), we as a generation made it shameful to not be there for your kids.


Artists of all kinds have a platform and, if they're any good, have a clearer vision of what's going on in the world around them. In my career I've never set out to make songs that function as public service announcements (not even the song "Public Service Announcement") with a few exceptions, one of which is the song "Meet the Parents." But in honoring the lesson of my father -- to pay attention -- and the lesson of hip hop -- which is to tell the truth -- I've been able to create my own kind of social commentary. Artists can have greater access to reality; they can see patterns and details and connections that other people, distracted by the blur of life, might miss. Just sharing that truth can be a very powerful thing.

Copyright © 2010 by Shawn Carter. From the book

"DECODED" by Shawn Carter, published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

New Gear: Addiction Clothing Autumn / Winter Twenty 101 Look Book (Part 1)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shouts to the fam over at Addiction Clothing. Check out the video below to get a glimpse of their Autumn / Winter Twenty 101 Look Book (Part 1)

Addiction Clothing Presents: Autumn / Winter Twenty 101 Look Book Part 1 from Addiction Clothing on Vimeo.

New Kicks: Supra Cutler "Slime"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SUPRA proudly presents the “Slime” Quick-Strike. The limited-edition Cuttler features a black canvas upper with fluorescent green splattered black TUF panels, fluorescent green foxing and waxed laces. One of the more recent SUPRA styles, the Cuttler is a clean high top on a low-profile vulcanized sole with minimal branding that is very easy to wear.

New Gear: Perrelet Turbine XL Watch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Passion, know-how, and enthusiasm are the key-words echoing around the corridors at Perrelet. As heir to an invention that today vibrates in every automatic watch, Perrelet holds the movement at the heart of its priorities. This calibre (Perrelet P-181) has automatic winding and enables one to observe the two rotors, one on the dial side and the other on the movement side. On the base of the latter, Perrelet created its emblematic model – the Turbine.

As the Brand’s very own true speciality, the Turbine continues on the crest of its wave with the arrival of the Turbine XL. A completely unrestricted progression, but remaining nevertheless totally coherent.

Bold, intuitive and with its own distinctive style, the new Turbine XL is free to fully assume its role in its generous 50mm diameter case. Four grooves rise up the side of the middle case as if cupping the (Diamond Light Coating) DCLtreated steel bezel. In order to ensure the optimum maintenance of the natural rubber bracelet, a central support has been added between the horns, perfecting the model’s aesthetic finish. Three executions are proposed: in DLC steel; more sporty in titanium/DCL steel; or the original combination of the limited 77-piece series, in pink gold/DLC steel.

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 9): Hosted by Nick Javas

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Video: Kanye West - Dark Fantasy

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Video: Lebron James "Rise" Commercial / Cleveland Response

Friday, November 5, 2010

I haven't blogged in the last couple of days because I have been sick but I'm back. Today I came across this video which I thought was funny. Cleveland fans answer Lebron James's 'Rise" commercial.

P.S. Cleveland: Lebron has admitted he made some mistakes during his free agency this past summer. Time to get over it and keep it moving. New York has already moved on.

P.S. Lebron: Everybody makes mistakes and you have honed up to yours. Keep winning and everybody will forget. Just look at Kobe, LOL!

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 8): Hosted by Nick Javas

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Tech: The Teague 20/20 Headphones

Monday, November 1, 2010

Check out these new unique looking headphones.

TEAGUE 20/20 Concept from TEAGUE on Vimeo.