New Article: Jay-Z Executive Producing NBA 2K13

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jay-Z is expanding his empire again, this time combining his love of basketball with 2K Sport’s popular video game franchise.

Hov announced on Monday that he will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming NBA 2K13 video game, due out on Oct. 2. The rapper and part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets revealed a new trailer for the game on his Life + Times website, featuring narration from Michael Jordan and Jay-Z’s own song “Public Service Announcement.” The 13th installment in 2K Sport’s series is currently available for pre-order and will be playable on PlayStation, Wii, Xbox 360 and more.

It is not yet known what other song’s of Jay’s will be included in the NBA 2K13 soundtrack, but previous installments of the game have featured both indie rock and hip-hop songs. Additionally, the series has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the hip-hop industry. The soundtrack to NBA 2K6 featured a selection of underground rap artists compiled by RJD2, and NBA 2K7 was produced by Dan the Automator.

New Video: Danse - Grown Ass Man

New Trailer: Man Of Steel Teaser

Friday, July 27, 2012

"He's going to change the world." Warner Bros has finally posted the first high def teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel online via Apple and Yahoo. Henry Cavill stars as our new Superman in this latest origin story reboot, but it feels much more like Batman Begins (with a tinge of Malick), with Chris Nolan producing. In addition to Cavill, this stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane & Kevin Costner as the Kents and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, but we don't get to see any of them yet.

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th, 2013 next summer. You in?

New Kicks: Air Jordan IV “Fire Red"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Air Jordan has been pretty hot on dropping re-releases of retro classics this year, but these Jordan IV’s in “Fire Red” are the ones I’m looking out for. This is an all time classic kick and the combination of white, black, and the unmistakable varsity red really put this classic on the top shelf. They are set to hit the stores, after a six year absence from retail, August 4th, 2012. They are set to hit my shoe rack just moments later.

New Article: A-Trak “Don’t Push My Buttons"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just read this great article on DJing by @atrak on the Huffington Post and decided to post it. Shouts to @KirillWasHere on the pic, check out the article below.......

There's a new buzz-word in the world of DJing: "Button Pushers." As the DJ moves from club booths to festival stages, the equipment has become increasingly varied. And as the lines continue to blur between a DJ who mixes and a producer who presses play, questions of authenticity have been raised. I should mention that I am a DJ myself. I won five world DJ championships (yes, there is such a thing) at a young age, and this has been my career for 15 years, so I feel a certain responsibility to weigh in on the subject.

Traditionally, a DJ spun vinyl records on turntables and would change his set every night. So what about guys who play on laptops? Those who spend more time raising their hands than mixing? Or those whose presence is lost behind intricate light shows? Esteemed electronic producer deadmau5, who recently graced the cover of rock bible Rolling Stone wearing his namesake, robo-rodent mask, decided to blow the whistle himself with a refreshingly frank tumblr post entitled "We All Hit Play." Explaining how his pre-planned stage show works, he admits that the term "live" is an overstatement. But his tone is strangely defensive and he unjustly lumps DJs into the argument, reducing their craft to mindless beat-matching: "I had that skill down when I was 3.”

Coincidentally, the same week the DJ world was set a-twitter (literally) by SNL-worthy videos of Paris Hilton's inaugural DJ set. In fact, this DJ-as-Milli-Vanilli debate started simmering last summer with the emergence of a YouTube clip entitled "Steve Angello -- How To Fake Your Fans." It showed the Swedish House Mafia DJ playing 15 minutes of a pre-recorded set from a single CD deck. He later explained that this was the finale of a show where fireworks, pyro and CO2 were timed with certain cues and that it was impossible to perform this segment while mixing live. Having seen Steve mix in front of me many times I can attest to his (actually remarkable) DJ skills. But let's back up a bit: fireworks, pyro and CO2 with house music? Something new is going on here...

A large part of the attention that DJs are getting at the moment is due to the Electronic Dance Music explosion. There's another buzzword for you: EDM. For better or worse, this rising genre is dominated by laptop production whizzes who do not play live instruments. Thus, there are inherent challenges to what an EDM performance can be. Look no further than this year's Grammy Awards: the way David Guetta and deadmau5 were lumped with Chris Brown and the Foo Fighters seemed like an awkward foreign exchange, didn't it? But Guetta and Mr. Mau5's music is catchy and hugely successful. Fans want to experience it in large venues, so there is a need to build a show around it.

Festivals started spending millions equipping their stages with the biggest LED panels and brightest lights, competing with rivals all in the name of this "experience." Now we are in the middle of an arms race where every DJ tries to out-do the next one with shock and awe. As the performance aspect becomes predominant, a paradigm shift is underway. Crowds used to come see DJs for a musical journey. Now they expect to hear specific songs and furthermore, they want to see a show. I can attest to this myself: the craziest crowd response that I get in my sets is when I play my own tracks, and I built a huge, illuminated A-shaped structure that I bring to my biggest gigs. But one has to wonder, when so much emphasis is put on hit records and mise-en-scène: is there still room for DJ skills?

I come from the most technical tradition of hip hop DJing, known as turntablism. I practiced daily for years with monastic discipline, learning and creating intricate patterns of scratching, beat juggling and trick mixing. To me there is a certain romance to this arcane craft. To me this is DJing, an art that fascinates because it's a subversive way of playing music. In any genre -- whether it be hip hop or electronic music -- DJing is equal parts technique and selection. A good set is like a convincing speech: the message is as important as the delivery. The magic happens when the tracks are assembled in front of (and in reaction to) a given crowd. When a DJ mixes, his creative effort takes place on the spot. In contrast, for a performer like deadmau5, the creative tour de force takes place ahead of time, in the conceptual stages of his show, and he is then able to execute it like a theatre play. Good theatre is entertaining, it is moving and certainly has value. This is a classic dispute of apples and oranges, and deadmau5's only mistake in his tumblr post is trying to compare the two. I happen to know him; he's a smart guy and he can take a joke. I also think he doesn't fully understand -- or care for -- what DJing is at the core, but that doesn't take away from his talent.

Recently there was a very cogent editorial post on the EDM blog Dancing Astronaut entitled "Dance Music Has Gone Mainstream But It Doesn't Have To Sell Out." It accused EDM DJs of becoming complacent in their selection. The writer states: "What worries me is not that DJs are simply 'pressing play', but that they're pressing play on the same tracks in the same order night after night after night." This is very true and might be the source of deadmau5's confusion. For the DJs who bounce from venue to venue, playing the same set without the redeeming quality of a personalized stage production, there is no excuse. This laziness is actually giving "live" performances more value! After any big EDM festival, look up the DJ playlists. They're frighteningly similar. This scene is turning into a caricature. Explosions, private jets, standing on tables (I plead guilty to the latter), and now carbon copy playlists... The hair metal soap opera of EDM risks devaluing a culture that has waited for its big break for 30 years.

Real DJing lives when you witness someone play for hours and take risks, reading the crowd and surprising them at the same time. On festival stages, it makes sense to use fool-proof equipment and put together a spectacular show. In today's context, wouldn't it be fair to say that the holy grail is a live performance that has the flexibility to integrate true improvisation? That is the ultimate win-win. To the DJs who choose to bypass the LED screen arms race and stick to their decks, I respect that too. Just make sure you give your audience something new every night. If you want to play David to deadmau5's Goliath, earn it. Challenge yourself to challenge the crowd. And to all the new fans just discovering this genre, come to the shows with an open mind. Don't just wait to hear the songs you already know. There's a reason you're not watching a band. DJing is still at the cutting edge of new music. Let yourself be surprised. (SOURCE)

New Tech: iPhone 5 Rumored To Be Released In September 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

According to a French blog site, the highly anticipated iPhone 5 featuring a larger screen and a 19-pin dock connector will be released on Friday, September 21, 2012.

Citing a source within China’s third largest accessory maker, App4phone.fr claims that Apple has released a few scant details to accessory makers, including a target date in late September.

It could be true. Last year, Apple released the iPhone 4S on October 14, 2011, and while usually Apple tends to go by what they’ve done in the past, September 21st is close enough to early-mid October that there are any number of reasons why Apple might want to get out the next iPhone a little bit earlier: for example, to get it in more hands by Christmas.

If the September 21st date pans out, that would imply that Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 5 ten days earlier, as they did with the iPhone 4S. Would Apple really announce a new iPhone on the anniversary of September 11th, though? We doubt it, but don’t think this is a dealbreaker: Apple could easily push the announcement a day earlier or a day later if they’re feeling like a 9/11 iPhone announcement would be in bad taste.

Either way, you may not want to plug this date into your calendar. App4phone.fr is a site without an extensive track record, and until Apple sends out invitations, any possible iPhone 5 release date is just supposition.

New Video: Future feat. Diddy & Ludacris

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Tech: The Nike Hyperdunk + Wear Testing Experience

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One of the better World Basketball Festival experiences in Washington D.C. last week was an actual “experience” in itself. Nike walked the media, through a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how the Nike+ technology works in the Lunar Hyperdunk. The Swoosh set up three stations at the Armory Center for each person to visit and learn how to install the Nike+ sensors in the Hyperdunk’s insole, how to “track one’s game,” and how to navigate through the Nike+ Basketball application. Following the activities in those three stations, everyone put the technology to test and “tracked their game” by playing a series of 5-on-5 games. View the full Nike+ Experience recap below.

New Article: 6 Reasons Why The NY Knicks Should Have Paid Jeremy Lin

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This article goes out to all my TRUE NY Knicks fans that have gone through the ups and downs of the pathetic James Dolan regime, who consistently let down their fans on an annual basis. I don’t think that I am so upset about Jeremy Lin leaving because we live in a “Show Me The Money” society, and you really can’t blame him for taking Houston’s offer. I think I’m more upset about how James Dolan, Glen Grunwald, and the rest of the NY Knicks organization dealt with this matter. They said they felt betrayed by Jeremy Lin because they gave him an opportunity when most teams didn’t and he signed Houston’s back loaded offer sheet. Let’s set the record straight:

1) The Knicks caught “Lightning In A Bottle”, had Iman Shumpert not injured himself during that home opener against the Boston Celtic; the Knicks would have NEVER picked up the phone and signed Jeremy Lin. Nobody including Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony knew what was to come their way so Jeremy Lin didn’t owe anybody anything.

2) The NY Knicks NEVER made him an offer. I am NOT a Boston Celtic’s fan but you must give them credit, at least they made Ray Allen an offer before he signed with the Miami Heat. Ray had a choice to choose from and the Celtics showed they cared about him. The Knicks did nothing to show Jeremy Lin that they wanted to include him in their future plans.

3) The Knicks seemed to think that because they owned Jeremy Lin’s “Bird Rights”, that would pretty much turn off other teams from pursing him with a real offer. They should have done some more research into Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin’s relationship. It’s Ming who spoke to the Houston Rockets organization and told them to pursue Jeremy strongly because of his international appeal especially in the far east. The Knicks played poker and thought they had all the cards, but they underestimated their second market competition and got punked! You let him go and got nothing in return! #FAILURES

4) If the Knicks really felt strongly about not resigning Jeremy Lin, they should have done their fans a favor and had a press conference to officially announce their intentions. They shouldn't have waited until an hour before the deadline and made the announcement. James Dolan was trying to prove that nobody pushes him around, but the only thing he proved is that he still doesn’t know how to run that organization and he cares nothing about the fan base.

As a die hard NY Knicks fan I can’t believe they passed on Jeremy Lin, and I feel like the Houston Rockets beat us to the punch once again. (i.e. 1994 Finals) Below are 6 reason why I feel the Knicks should have paid Jeremy Lin his money, it’s not like his contract would have been worst than any of the ones below......

P.S. Any of you that think Chris Paul is coming to save the day next year are seriously delusional! #REALTALK

1) Stephon Marbury (5 Years, $90 Million) 

It was supposed to be a storybook ending for the Coney Island prodigy when the Knicks announced they’d be bringing Stephon Marbury home in a Jan. 2004 trade with the Phoenix Suns.

In Marbury, the Knicks were getting a point guard who could do it all. Not only was Marbury capable of making a circus pass to find the open man for the assist, but he also had the uncanny ability to create his own shot no matter who was guarding him. When New York acquired him, Marbury was part of an elite group of point guards that averaged at least 20 points and eight assists for their careers. As part of the Marbury transaction, the Knicks also absorbed a $76 million contract extension—to take effect at the onset of the 2005-06 season—he’d signed with the Suns. The Knicks reached the playoffs during the half season Marbury was at the helm, but they were swept by the New Jersey Nets in the first round.

It was all downhill from there. Public spats with Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas further enhanced fellow players’ and fans’ disdain for Marbury and fueled the dysfunction of an abysmal team. Marbury’s Hall of Fame-worthy numbers became quite ordinary by his third year with the team. In his final season under Thomas, Marbury averaged career lows of 14.9 points and 5.1 assists, and Thomas even removed him from the starting lineup. The hostile point guard had managed to alienate just about everyone around him and made no bones about wanting out of New York.

When Mike D’Antoni replaced Thomas as head coach for the 2008-09 season, some past issues from D’Antoni and Marbury butting heads during their brief time in Phoenix together reemerged. D’Antoni elected to name Chris Duhon the starting point guard after training camp, distancing himself and the organization from Marbury even further.

A late Nov. 2008 game, in which New York only had nine healthy players available, including Marbury, was the last straw. After the Knicks had vacated the starting shooting guard position once held by Jamal Crawford, D’Antoni offered Marbury a chance to step into the role. Marbury refused to offer his services and received a single-game suspension. Marbury met with former Knicks president Donnie Walsh to discuss a buyout on Dec. 1, 2008. Unable to see eye to eye, a disgruntled Marbury was banned from the team indefinitely.

On Feb. 24, 2009, Marbury and the Knicks finally agreed on a buyout in which he would forfeit approximately $2 million of his $21 million salary. It had been anything but a fairytale. Over the course of about five years, New York paid Marbury close to $88 million and failed to make another postseason appearance after 2004. One of the NBA’s storied franchises, the Knicks also managed to become the laughing stock of professional basketball. Meanwhile, Marbury was picked up by the Boston Celtics in the wake of the buyout to back up Rajon Rondo en route to a conference semifinals loss. The last two years, he’s earned as little as $25,000 a month to play professionally in China. Now 34, Marbury has fallen into relative obscurity, and his NBA days are likely behind him.

2) Jerome James (5, Years $30 Million)

There’s more to talk about concerning Jerome James’ sweet deal with the Knicks than his achievements in all of his nine NBA seasons combined.

In another one of Isiah Thomas’s brilliant decisions as general manager, he based the summer 2005 signing of the free agent James on 11 playoff games the previous spring with the Seattle Supersonics. In two series versus the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs, James averaged 12.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.

However, those numbers are slightly skewed considering James faced Tim Duncan in his prime for the final six of those contests. James actually put up a line of 17.2 points and 9.4 boards against the Kings, which really whetted Thomas’ appetite.

Having traded away their only true centers —Nazr Mohammed and Kurt Thomas —the 7’1” James had chosen the most opportune moment to audition for the Knicks. New York wasted no time in signing him at the conclusion of the NBA Finals to a five-year contract reportedly worth $29 million. 

James was penciled in as the Knicks’ starting center to begin the 2005-06 season. But to no one’s amazement, Isiah Thomas threw a curveball and pursued the Chicago Bulls' budding big man, Eddy Curry. Curry arrived in New York during the preseason and stepped right into the starting role, leaving James out in the cold. Nevertheless, James was a $6 million-a-year reserve who never expected starter’s minutes, so he was as content as can be. Throughout his first two years as a Knick, James appeared in 85 games and started 20 of them in Curry’s absence. From 2007 to 2009, James might as well have watched the games from the bar across the street. Following knee surgery in Nov. 2007, James was healthy enough to participate in two games the remainder of the season.

The following year, Mike D’Antoni took the reins and saw no place for an immobile slug like James in his offense. After rupturing his Achilles tendon, James appeared in two games that season as well. The Knicks hoped to separate themselves from James after realizing that Thomas’s experiment had gone completely awry. Fortunately, the Chicago Bulls were willing to accept James as a piece in a trade which shipped Larry Hughes to New York. By opting not to release him and holding out for a trade, New York was able to recoup a little cash. Chicago proceeded to waive James—who never entered one game for the Bulls—after the 2009-10 season. 

And, that was the final chapter of his NBA résumé. Thanks to Isiah, the Knicks and Jerome James will forever be joined at the hip for their involvement in one of the all-time worst NBA contracts. All told, New York flushed in excess of $16 million down the pisser on a waste of a roster spot.

3) Eddy Curry (6 Year, $60 Million) 

Entering the 2001 NBA Draft after graduating from Chicago’s Thornwood High, Eddy Curry was the consensus No. 1 ranked high school player in the nation. As the fourth overall selection, the 18-year-old Curry had the world at his fingertips.

In terms of sheer size and strength, Curry—who stood 6’11” and weighed 295 pounds—possessed Shaq-like physical attributes. With some hard work, experts assumed he’d be the next great center in the East. While Curry showed promise, he certainly didn’t have the type of immediate impact that legendary players often do, although by the end of the 2004-05 campaign, Curry indeed proved valuable, with averages of 16.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and nearly one block per outing.

Some mysterious events transpired down the home stretch of that season; Curry missed the final 13 regular season games and the playoffs due to an irregular heartbeat. The Bulls cited Curry’s refusal to submit to a DNA test that would identify any potentially fatal hereditary affliction to his heart as the primary reason they unexpectedly sent him packing to New York in what was a complex trade. Still looking to fill the void at center left by Patrick Ewing's departure five years earlier, Isiah Thomas and the Knicks gambled on the possible health risk and signed Curry for six years and $60 million.

Curry’s inaugural season in the Big Apple was particularly bland, but 2006-07 was his coming-out party, and it seemed the addition of Curry would be paying dividends for the next four seasons. At the ripe age of 24, Curry averaged 19.5 points and seven rebounds and was someone the team could begin to build around. The big man had blossomed quickly, but a string of injuries and personal problems would derail his career in New York before it even got off the ground.

The night before training camp in 2007, Curry was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, and his fall from grace began. From that point on, Curry was never able to regain his conditioning, and he played just 26 minutes a night—a nine-minute drop-off from the previous season. Although Curry would not conform to Mike D’Antoni’s style, the coach was always willing to give the center a chance. But, a torn calf muscle at the opening of the 2008-09 season and a strained hamstring suffered during 2009 training camp put up continuous barriers. Never able to get back into shape, Curry ballooned to as much as 350 pounds and only set foot on the court on 10 occasions between 2008 and 2010. Clearly out of the loop at the inception of the 2010-11 season, Curry was Jerome James reincarnated.

When the Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony in Feb. 2011, Eddy Curry and his expiring contract were sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a byproduct of the trade. Minnesota bought him out in a week. Six years and $45 million later, yet another successor to Ewing had failed to live up to expectations. Ironically he just won an undeserving championship riding pine with the 2012 Miami Heat. (Huge Joke)

4) Allan Houston (6 Years, $100 Million) 

This one should come as no surprise, and Knicks fans would probably categorize Allan Houston’s fully-guaranteed, six-year, $100 million deal as the ultimate blunder among blunders.

Houston was a model athlete off the court and one of the NBA’s most lethal shooters on it, but your guess is as good as mine as to what was going on in ex-GM Scott Layden’s head on the warm summer evening of July 5, 2001. That was when the alleged sit-down took place in which Houston officially became the highest paid player in the illustrious history of the New York Knickerbockers and one of the wealthiest NBA players, second to Kevin Garnett.

He had been an All-Star for two consecutive seasons, but at 30, Houston was undeserving of a contract that would keep him around until he turned 36—a nine-figure contract, no less. During his first two seasons, Houston held up his end of the bargain with the highest scoring averages of his career. The 2002-03 campaign was the sole instance in 12 seasons that Houston topped the 20 points-per-game mark, at 21.4. He also started all 82 games that year.

Then, it all came crashing to a halt. The following season, Houston posted very respectable numbers, but his legs began to give out. Chronic knee pain contributed to his being sidelined for 32 games. By the 2004-05 season, the writing was on the wall; the Knicks front office had made a terrible mistake. Houston was limited to 20 appearances and averaged career lows in almost every major statistical category since his rookie year.

Next came the retirement announcement. Four years into the deal, the stress on his lower extremities had finished him. Houston attempted to mount a comeback with the Knicks on three separate occasions, most recently in 2009. However, he wound up being cut. New York was on the hook for roughly $40 million following Houston’s decision to call it quits.

While Houston is frequently cast in a negative light, you cannot blame him for what his body did. He had always trained hard and maintained an excellent physique. On the other hand, you can hold the Knicks brass liable for their sudden whim to place such an obscene wager on a single player, knowing if he flopped, it would set the organization back years. At least since his playing days ended, Houston’s kept close ties to the team that made him filthy rich and has been employed by the Knicks in some capacity. In fact, he’ll likely be promoted to general manager a few years down the line.

5) Larry Brown (5 Years, $50-60 Million)

When New York signed Larry Brown to be the new head coach in 2005, many believed he was the second-coming of Pat Riley. Evidently, Isiah Thomas and James Dolan did too and promptly rewarded Brown—fresh off two straight NBA Finals appearances with the Detroit Pistons—with a five-year contract worth somewhere in the ballpark of $50-60 million.

Soon to follow would be arguably the Knicks’ most controversial season to date. Finishing 23-59, which incidentally is New York’s poorest record ever, Brown’s regime was destined for abomination. Brown was unable to convince his players—most notably Stephon Marbury, with whom he openly feuded—to buy into his philosophy.

Things got ugly when Brown opposed a buyout and forced Thomas to fire him. In spite of losing out on four more years of coaching, Brown still walked away with a cool $18.5 million settlement. Brown had too much pride to leave on such a sour note and returned to the coaching scene in 2008 with the Charlotte Bobcats. He led Charlotte to a first-round playoff loss in his second season before abruptly stepping down 28 games into the 2010-11 season. The coach who is synonymous with the word "drama" is approaching 71 years of age, but basketball is all Brown’s ever known. He recently returned to the college ranks and is now the head coach at SMU.

6) Patrick Ewing (4 years, $60 Million)

Yes, it’s appalling to find the face of the franchise and one of the NBA’s 50 greatest on this list, but Patrick Ewing was the NBA’s version of Derek Jeter 14 years ago.

At 34 years young and with 12 NBA seasons to his credit, Patrick Ewing received a four-year, $60 million deal from the Knicks in the summer of 1997. By year two of the contract, Ewing reached uncharted territory with a scoring average below 20, and the wear and tear on his body had become all too apparent. After managing to play in only 26 games during the 1997-98 season as a result of torn ligaments in his wrist, Ewing was so banged up during the strike-shortened season the following year that he didn’t even dress for the 1999 NBA Finals.

In the third year of the deal, Ewing expressed an interest in signing a two-year extension that would make him a Knick through the 2002-03 campaign. Unable to compromise with the Knicks front office, Ewing requested a trade. Prior to the 2000-01 season, New York bid Ewing farewell by way of a blockbuster trade which landed him with the Seattle Supersonics.

Just as Jeter has meant so much to the New York Yankees, the Knicks and their fanbase will forever be indebted to Ewing. Although the money could have been better spent elsewhere, it’s difficult to turn your back on a player who has matured into an icon before your own eyes and stayed so loyal to the team that drafted him. New York paid $44 million over that three-year stretch for a player in the twilight of his career, but the Knicks faithful will tell you it was the right thing to do. He is now an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic, waiting for his shot at a head coaching job.

New Article: Tips To Dating A DJ

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shouts to my brother @mrmauricio who posted this on his Facebook, I think you DJ’s will get a kick out of this, LOL!!!!!

It's no secret that the DJ has become more than just the person in charge of the music, these days the DJ is the star. From headlining tours, to festivals and concerts these guys (and yes girls too but this piece is mostly for the guys) are now the main attraction. Guys want to be them and girls want to date them, but there are rules. Unspoken rules that we'll speak on right now.

1. If you're the Jealous type, don't bother ! 
- DJs are the life of the party, the attention will be on them as long as they provide the hits.
Girls make the clubs worth going to, clubs need girls, therefore DJs need girls. It's just how it is. If this bothers you, don't date the DJ.

2. You don't have to be at every gig ! 
- If you were dating a firefighter would you go to every house fire he had to put out? How about a Surgeon, would you be in the operating room for each surgery? Exactly. DJs are like surgeons, cutting and scratching precisely on the body which is the turntable. You don't need to be there, at least not all the time. But seriously you really don't need to be there.

3. If you are not the manager, don't act like it ! 
-If you are the girlfriend and not the manager, stay out of the business side of things. Don't start meddling with things you know nothing about. Show your support, be hot and spend our money.

4. Don't stand by the booth and mean-mug everyone that comes up ! 
-It's not a good look when you're standing by the booth and giving people the stank eye when they come up to say hello to your man. Sure most of the ones coming up are girls, and yes they are probably hotter than you, and ya most of them probably want to take your man home and do things, but you signed up for it. Deal with it.

5. If the gig ends at 2, dont call five minutes later asking where I'm at ! 
- See 1, 2 and 4. Don't be that girl/guy.

6. DJs have to practice, allow them to do so. In Peace ! 
-We know that when we DJ we look great doing it. We are always on beat, our transitions are flawless and our song selection always on point. As easy as we make this look, it does require a bit of practice. Let us do so. I'll go to Target with you later.

7. We deal with a lot of people we don't want to deal with through out the night, don't become one of them ! 
-Look, as much as I am concerned that Lisa from work invited that one girl that shall not be named to that function I can't remember, can we talk about it in the morning?? I just had a night full of grown men asking me to play "Call me Maybe" for their girlfriend's birthday, plus sloppy drunk chicks asking me if I know Afrojack. Of course I know Afrojack.

New Video: Meek Mill feat Drake & Jeremih - Amen

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Trailer: Cosmopolis

Friday, July 13, 2012

David Cronenberg (Scanners, Videodrome, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) writes/directs this adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel following a wealthy asset manager (Robert Pattinson) who crosses the whole of Manhattan across 24 hours in a stretch limo just for a haircut. However, the guy can't get a break as he's repeatedly delayed by a presidential motorcade, anti-globalization demonstrations, and a celebrity funeral. But his biggest problem comes when he must deal with the repercussions of a risky bet against the yen on a bad day for the market that may cause him to lose all his money and his newlywed bride. Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric also star. eOne will be releasing Cosmopolis in limited theaters starting August 17th.

New Video: Rob Riggle Hosts The 2012 ESPY Awards

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Actor / Comedian Rob Riggle brought his A game to last night’s ESPYS Awards 2012.... It doen't matter who you are Rob would make fun of you and the jokes were humorous.

New Tech: Apple To Release Small & Cheaper iPad To Rival Google Nexus 7

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The arguably high price tag of the Apple iPad has hardly been a detriment to the tablet’s wild popularity since its release, as Apple continues to enjoy a stranglehold over the tablet market. Even still, Apple is rumored to have plans to release a smaller, and more wallet-friendly device designed to directly compete with the current 7-inch tablet market, including Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet. This time around, the forthcoming iPad screen is expected to be standard definition, and between 7 and 8 inches, compared to the high-definition 9.7 inch version that’s currently available. While official specs and a release date have yet to be disclosed, consumers should be able to expect an announcement by early fall, and the new iPad by the end of the year.

New Whip: McLaren 12C Spider

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

McLaren has added a new option to its latest beast, a retractable hard top. The MP4-12C Spider Convertible hosts a powerful twin-turbo V8 that propels this four-wheeled land rocket from 0-60 in less than 3.1 seconds. The car tops out at 204 mph, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that with the top down. I’ll be looking forward to seeing a few of these ripping up the roadways in November.

New Video: French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake, & Lil Wayne - Pop That

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Trailer: Jack Reacher

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Six shots. Five dead". One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) knows the killer is a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Christopher McQuarrie (director The Way of the Gun and writer of The Usual Suspects) writers and directs this film which also stars Werner Herzog, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins. Paramount Pictures is sending Jack Reacher to theaters on December 21st this year.

New Kicks: Adidas ZX 750 Blue/White-Navy

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Adidas footwear continues its string of revived classics with the launch of a new ZX 750 this summer. Available now at select retailers for $100, the model sees a predominately blue mesh upper with navy overlay and white branding. Finer details include a 3M accent on the toe box, as well as red accents on the tongue tag, upper lace eyelets, and heel tab. Check out additional angles below.

Happy 4th Of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Tech: Polaroid Instant Digital Camera Z2300

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

If you thought Polaroid’s were a thing of the past, I’m sorry, you were wrong. Introducing the future of instant Digital Cameras: the Polaroid Z2300. This little box of magic is Polaroid’s latest model and features some pretty exciting advances. With an integrated printer and ZINK technology you can capture and print precious 2×3” full color photos instantly using no ink. And its 10MP lenses, 3” LCD display and 32GB of memory will help you relive the night, even if you can’t remember a thing. The point and shoot game just got real.