June 18, 2015

The First Time Snoop Met 2Pac, Told By A High-Energy Eyewitness Jew.

The first meeting of the two rap icons takes up minute 1 to 7 of this weeks episode of the GNN web series. From there Snoop and Michael 'personal space invader' Rapaport shoot the breeze about songs Dr Dre hates, the Tribe documentary, old ball movies and some eastcoast-westcoast hoops chat with some tig ol' bitties in the middle...and it's fucking amazing. Hit that triangle.

June 14, 2015

June 10, 2015

Garbage Pail Kids - Where Are They Now

Garbage Pail Kids (aka The Garbage Gang), those lovably crass band of misfits from your childhood have been brought to life by Art director Jake Houvenagle and photographer Brandon Voges.  The two have combined their creative talents to construct a fictional photo series portraying specific Garbage Pail Kids characters as real human beings, thirty years later.

June 6, 2015

Third World Hip Hop Doco

Nas recently teamed up with The Guardian to produce a short six minute doc highlighting how Hip-Hop (specifically breakdancing) has had a deep effect on the youth in countries like Uganda, Colombia and Yemen

The clip serves as a trailer of sorts for Nas’ upcoming full-length documentary entitled Shake The Dust, which you can read more about at ShakeTheDust.

June 1, 2015

Ghostface Killah - Cocaine Lexicon Flow (1997-2001)

After releasing his debut album Ironman in 1996, Ghostface switched up his flow. From 1997 through to 2001 he perfected his style of high-pitched, emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives, containing cryptic coked-out slang and non-sequiturs. During this 5-year run, Ghost's nonsensical spaghetti raps outshone all Wu members on Forever (1997) and The W (2000), peaked during his magnum opus in 2000 with Supreme Clientele, then began to teeter during Bullet Proof Wallets (2001). In 2003 he signed with Def Jam and made the decision to quit drugs completely while recording the Pretty Tony album. And with that his rap style (sadly IMO) changed to what we hear today.

He's been consistently putting out great albums since his debut (maybe only the Roots are more consistently good), but he was most defiantly at his greatest from from '97 to '01 - a period where he was in the conversation as the best rapper to ever live. Below is a tribute to that time.

01 - Nutmeg ft. RZA
02 - One
03 - Saturday Nite
04 - Ghost Deini (unreleased version)
05 - Apollo Kids ft. Raekwon
06 - The Grain ft. RZA
07 - Older Gods (abridged) ft. Raekwon
08 - Hellz Wind Staff (abridged) ft. Streetlife
09 - The Projects ft. Raekwon, Method Man
10 - Mighty Healthy
11 - We Made It ft. Superb, Chip Banks, Hell Razah
12 - Visionz (abridged) ft. Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck
13 - Flowers ft. Raekwon, Method Man, Superb
14 - Theodore ft. Trife, Twiz
15 - Jump Off (abridged) ft. Deck, Rae, Meth, Masta, RZA
16 - Gravel Pit (abridged) ft. Method Man
17 - It's Yourz (abridged)
18 - Cobra Clutch
19 - Careful ft. RZA, Masta, Cappa, U-God, Deck
20 - Triumph (abridged) ft. Raekwon
21 - Impossible (abridged) ft Raekwon
22 - Bells of War (abridged) ft. RZA

DOWNLOAD: Ghostface Killah - Cocaine Lexicon Flow (1997-2001)

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May 25, 2015

Paddle Board Murals

Riding atop a paddle board, artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula), paints murals while floating on the waves, placing his works just above sea level. The murals, all portraits of women, have a hyperrealistic quality that appear as if each is existing just above the tide. Due to the works’ position above the water they reflect perfectly into the waves, the image extending out far from the painted surface.

Wine Is Stupid

And the people who spend dollars on it are even dumber.

That Time Dave Letterman Quizzed Paris Hilton About Jail

This might be Dave's best interview.

May 20, 2015

Classical Paintings Dropped Into Today

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov has been getting his photoshop on - placing Bouguereau’s Song of the Angels on an empty subway car and transporting a pair of men from Holbein’s famous The Ambassadors are to the table of a seedy bar. Much like Etienne Lavie’s billboard series and Julien de Casabianca’s recent Outings Project, the series creates an interesting and playful new context for artworks usually only encountered in museums and art history books. You can see more over on his Facebook.

May 18, 2015

Jay-Z B-Sides Concert

Dynasty Intro
Young Gifted & Black
Pump It Up Freestyle
Streets Is Watching
Friend or Foe
Where I’m From
Say Hello
Tidal Freestyle
Politics As Usual
Guess Who’s Back
Show You How
Jigga My Nigga
Hovi Baby
22 Twos
U Don’t Know
A Million and One Questions/Rhyme No More
So Ghetto
This Can’t Be Life
Party Life
Ignorant Shit
Grammy Family Freestyle
You, Me, Him & Her ft. State Property
What We Do ft. State Property
We Made It Freestyle ft. Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica — Exhibit C
Jeezy — Go Crazy
Jeezy – Who Dat
Can I Live?
In My Lifetime (Remix)
Feelin' It
Imaginary Player
Dead Presidents (Part 1)
It’s Like That
Never Change
Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
National Anthem
Public Service Announcement