December 31, 2013

The Top 10 NBA _____ of 2013

Snoop & Rusty

Mr Def Jam sits down with Snoop to discuss back in the day and vegan sandwiches.

Drugs At Work

Over a period of two days Sam Briggs ran a gift wrapping stall raising money for charity. Over that period he took acid, cocaine and ketamine.

And as a bonus, here's Sam giving the general public some public safety tips while high off a cocktail of cannabis, ecstacy and mushrooms...while wearing high vis.

December 22, 2013

A Very Hip Hop Christmas [mixtape]

Hip Hop would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

01. DMX – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
02. Apathy – Wonderful Xmas Time
03. Kanye West – Christmas In Harlem ft. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean
04. Outkast – Player's Ball (Xmas Edition)
05. Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin'
06. The Notorious BIG – What Did I Want 
07. R.A. The Rugged Man – Crustified Christmas ft. Mac Lethal
08. Ras Kass – Jack Frost II
09. Murs – Christmas Rules Everything Around Me
10. Eazy E – Merry Mutherfuckin' Christmas


DOWNLOAD:  A Very Hip Hop Christmas | Alt. Link

December 18, 2013

2013 OhhhShot Year In Review

Here goes some slightly cynical thoughts on hip hop from the past 12 months. Apologies.

Ron Burgundy Presents The Mix Up Vol. 4

In light of Anchor Man 2 opening I've re-up'ed this Mix Up from last year

01. Ron Burgundy & Veronica Cornerstone intro
02. Lord Tariq & Peter Guns – Deja Vu
03. Sene – QuarterWaterSupporter
04. Nas – Purple
05. Nas – Like Smoke ft. Amy Winehouse
06. Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe ft. Dr Dre
07. De La Soul – Turning Me Off
08. Ron Burgundy interlude
09. Frank Ocean – Lost
10. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
11. Clams Casino – I’m God [instrumental]
12. Ron Burgundy interlude
13. Action Bronson – Tan Leather
14. Money Making Jam Boys – We Not Playing
15. Gangrene – Papercuts
16. Danny Brown – Grown Up
17. Agallah – Crookie Monster
18. Ron Burgundy interlude
19. Tres Delinquentes [instrumental]
20. The Dream – Dope Bitch ft. Pusha T
21. Common – The Dreamer
22. Ron Burgundy outro

320 kbps | 174 MB

DOWNLOAD: The Mix Up Vol.4

And here's Anchor Man 1.5 that was pieced together using left over scenes from the original.

DertBeats - Money [music video]

Get the album here. Good looking out ETL

Life Advice From Killer Mike

Average is underrated. Say word.

December 12, 2013


R. Kelly decided to reach out to his fans via twitter with the hashtag #AskRKelly.

What was supposed to be a bit of publicity for his 'Single Ladies Tour' quickly turned into a PR facepalm as people jumped at the opportunity to ask Uncle R about his affinity for urinating on people and underage sex. Oops.

Local News Presenter Talks Football Using De La Soul Lyrics

Who's sons ghostwriter?

December 10, 2013


SONDER, noun: The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. By John Koenig.

Turning A Building Into A Giant Interactive Rubik’s Cube

File it under 'shit I wish I'd thought of'.

PREVIOUS: Solving The Rubik's Cube While Juggling
PREVIOUS: Rubik's Cube Solved In Seconds

Roger Steffens' Reggae Archives

Comprised of collections within collections the 'Ark-Hives' represents a lifetime dedicated to Reggae music. Involved since the earliest days of Reggae music's debut on the international scene Roger has not only been a collector but a participant and key player in the development and spread of the music and culture.

What Drums Sound Like In Different Environments

Performed by Julien Audigier on Natal drums.

Talented Man Likes To Play With Scissors While Perving At Girls

Adam Saaks is a t-shirt artist who makes Ed Hardy (blurrrkkk) t-shirts more wearable/slutty.

December 7, 2013

Nelson Mandela - The 16th Man

This ESPN documentary details the impact Nelson Mandela had on South Africa's 'Springbok' Rugby Team, and the nation, during the 1995 World Cup.

December 6, 2013

Who Said It? Kanye West Or Your Creative Director.

LINK: Kanye vs CD

PREVIOUS: Embroidered Tweets From Kanye West
PREVIOUS: If Kanye West Was Tracy Jordan From 30 Rock. Genius.

Drifting. On Ice. In A Truck.

Into a fucking garage like it ain't no thing.

Jay-Z Ranked His Albums From Best To Worst. He Almost Got It Right.

1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me) - Jay Z

What he meant to say was;
1. Reasonable Doubt
2. The Blueprint
3. Vol. 2
4. Vol. 1
5. The Black Album
6. The Blueprint 3
7. American Gangster
8. The Dynasty
9. Vol. 3
Trash; Magna Carta, Kingdom Come and Blueprint 2.

PREVIOUS: Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt [documentary]
PREVIOUS: Jay-Z's 99 Problems - Some Involve A Bitch

December 4, 2013

Winning Time - Reggie Miller vs The New York Knicks

I don't mean to kick the Knicks while they're down, but THIS is the greatest basketball documentary of all time *Kanye shrug*. It's almost impossible to watch this and not want to own a Reggie Miller jersey.

If you're a fan of basketball and you haven't seen it you're not actually a basketball fan. And if you have seen it, you know you want to watch it again. Hit play. You're very welcome.

December 3, 2013

What Ever Happened To This Guy And His Invention?

Well, he died. But what ever happened to his invention?

Trophy Scarves

Nate Hill has a thing for wearing topless white women as scarves.
Hill told Vice that his the shots, titled Trophy Scarves, are all about making a statement about race and culture and the way society treats women. Sure.

Good news ladies, he will do housecalls to get the shot. Bad news ladies, he's married. Shux.

More pics after the jump.

December 2, 2013

People Be Like 'Why Would I Buy A Ticket To Snoop Dogg?'

Snoop Dogg/Lion
Powerstation, Auckland.
Thursday 16 Jan 2014 (the day before the Big Day Out)
R18 | Tickets $75 from those dicks at TicketMaster

Fan-Made Doritos Ad Is A Little Bit Gross

Frito Lay (who own Pepsi, Doritos, Cheetos etc) is paying up to $1,000,000 for the best fan-made commercials in a contest for ads to be showed during the 2014 Superbowl. This finger cleaner one for Doritos needs to find its way on air.


PREVIOUS: Esteban The Dip Desperado

December 1, 2013

November 29, 2013

There's A Real Walter White

When AMC's Breaking Bad premiered in 2008, one of Alabama's most successful meth cooks was already knee deep in building a massive meth empire. His name? Walter White. Really. In this documentary, Walter tells us the secret behind his product, how he stacked up thousands of dollars per day, and why his partner is now serving two life sentences.

Via Vice

New York In The 70s [short film]

Between 1972-1982 bartender Sheldon Nadelman shot over 1,500 black and white portraits of New Yorkers who frequented the Terminal Bar, a down-and-out watering hole in Times Square across the street from the Port Authority. Top shelf. Watch it.

November 24, 2013

Singing Crickets Slowed Down Sound Like A Boys Quoir

Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves.
The recording contains two tracks played at the same time: The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed, and the second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices (along with the pitch adjusted).

November 23, 2013

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic historical buildings dating back to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa. Whilst the building itself resonates with the past, very much present is the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who tend to visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests and sniff out some snacks before venturing out into their sanctuary of 140 acres. From 1974, Giraffe Manor was the home of Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, whose lifelong ambition became the preservation of this beautiful and threatened species of giraffe.

More pics after the jump.

November 22, 2013

GoPro Lions

The GoPro crew journeys through Africa to explore Kevin Richardson's very up-close and personal passion for lions...and hyenas.

Face-O-Mat Is Infinity Great

Since late last year Swiss artist Tobias Gutmann has been traveling the world with his portable analog portrait booth dubbed the Face-o-mat. Customers take a seat in front of a small window, much like a photobooth, and then adjust some levers to determine how their portrait will look: color or black and white, natural or facelift, classical or avant-garde. Then, for a small fee, Gutmann works his illustration magic and creates a strange abstract portrait in less than three minutes.

The 24-Hour Music Video

The better half of the Neptunes has released the worlds first day long music video, titled 'Happy'. So hit the link below if you've got nothing better to do.

LINK: 24 Hours of Happy
PREVIOUS: Pharrell In Paris McDonalds

November 15, 2013

The Record Breaker [short film]

'The Record Breaker' tells the life story of Ashrita Furman, the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time.

It's All Mathematics

Yea, so, you're going to have to go full screen to appreciate the 'Beauty of Mathematics'.

Money Is Material by Mark Wagner


Vintage BIG Footage From 1995

Taken from a British youth TV show called Passengers.

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders Album Cover Shoot & Samples

November 9th marked the 20th(!) anniversary of the release of A Tribe Called Quest‘s Midnight Marauders. The third in the trilogy of classic LPs that kicked off ATCQ’s recording career – after 1990′s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm and 1991′s The Low End Theory  MM also possesses one of the most iconic album covers in hip-hop history. Featuring the group’s signature striped female figure amidst the floating, headphone-clad heads of dozens of hip-hop luminaries spread over three different (red, black and green bordered) incarnations, Midnight Marauders‘ unforgettable cover design was the creative brainchild of Jive Records head art director Jean Kelly with assistance from fellow art director Nick Gamma. This, after the ambitious original cover concepts from Quest leader Q-Tip were abandoned.

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - Thank You

Dope new music from Mr Rhymes upcoming Extinction Level Event 2 album.

Michael Jordan Talks. Listen.

Mike has a sit down to discuss his all-time starting 5, favourite Jordan kicks, favourite dunks (sorry Pat) and the numbers 45, 23 and 12.

Toronto Mayor Denies Eating Pussy Live On TV

Rob Ford, the crackhead Toronto mayor, took time out of his press conference to casually announce to the world that “Olivia Gondek says that I wanted to eat her pussy." He then goes on to mention that "I’ve never said that in my life before. I would never do that. I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.” Oh.

October 31, 2013

Drunk Golf Trick Shot


Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2

The above video plays off the infamous 1995 Eastern Conference Finals game between the Pacers and the Knicks, when Ewing blew a point blank lay-up at the buzzer. The perfect trailer for the mixtape below.

DOWNLOAD: Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips 2

October 30, 2013

Action Bronson Getting His Eat On

Action Bronson and Big Body Bes smoking, chatting and eating at NYC’s 2-Michelin-star seafood restaurant, Marea. Blue Chips 2 out in 2 days.

October 24, 2013

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman. Fatality.

His stand-up comedy is terrible, but the man is fucking great at throwing words around in interviews. Kanye should take note.
Shot Symon

October 21, 2013

Fuck Your Crop Circles. Here's An 11-Acre Portrait.

Man, I wanted to do something like this a few years back for Air New Zealand, but like 99% of all good ideas it never saw the light of day. So well fucking done to Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (known for his monumentally scaled portraits in public spaces) for getting this done as part of the Belfast Festival.

October 20, 2013

1993 Hip Hop - download

1993 was the year I started high school, stop growing, wore over-sized clothes from Harlem Vintage, lived by everything written in The Source and dubbed CDs bought from Marbecks and Sounds (to return for another CD, and so the cycle continued) to bump in my twin tape deck Sony stereo. Those were the days of clearasil, paper drivers licensees and fucking dope golden era rap music that is still dope 20 years on, today.

Stream the tracks or hit the download link below.

01. A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
02. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
03. De La Soul – Ego Trippin (Part II)
04. De La Soul – Breakadawn
05. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
06. Ice Cube – Check Yourself
07. Dr. Dre – Nuttin' But A G' Thang ft. Snoop Dogg
08. Snoop Dogg – Tha Shiznit
09. Snoop Dogg – Gin And Juice
10. Wu-Tang Clan – Shame On A Nigga
11. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck [Bloody Version]
12. KRS-One – Sound Of The Police
13. Onyx – Slam
14. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
15. Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
16. Redman – Tonight's Da Night
17. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka
18. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag
19. Casual – I Didn't Mean To
20. 2Pac – I Get Around ft. Digital Underground
21. MC Breed – Gotta Get Mine ft. 2Pac
22. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
23. Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I'm Drunk
24. Black Moon – Who Got The Props
25. Souls Of Mischief – 93 'till Infinity


DOWNLOAD: 1993 Hip Hop  |  Alt Link  Alt Link

PREVIOUS: Old School Classics Vol. 1
PREVIOUS: Old School Classics Vol. 2

Swimming Below 3 Feet of Ice In Speedos

While you'd probably struggle reading this sentence on a single breath of air, Stig Severinsen has set a new official Guinness World Record by swimming 250 feet (76.2m) below the ice in a frozen lake in East Greenland where nobody has ever been diving before. Yikes.

October 19, 2013

Creating Lifelike Images of American Streets Using Model Cars and Forced Perspective

For nearly 25 years Michael Smith has been working on a fictional town he refers to as Elgin Park, where all of his miniature scenes take place. To make each shot he positions an old card table at scenic points around Boston and positions his minutely detailed cars and model sets on top. Using an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and natural light he then snaps away, simply eye-balling the perspective to get everything right.

These are his most recent photos, earlier shots from the collection have gone into a book titled Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town.

October 18, 2013

The Power Of The Crowd?

Some professor from the BBC explains the oddity of a group of people knowing more than one individual. The explanation is not hard to understand, but still it is hard to believe.

Magic Pick Up Lines

Literally, magic. FYI.

October 17, 2013

Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading

Someone has spent a bit of time and effort on this, so the least you can do is hit play.

Old Rappers Talking Nonsense While Smoking

Redman features on Snoop's always entertaining GGN talk smoke show.

PREVIOUS: Snoop Gives Kris Humphries Some Advice

DJ Spinna Brings Out Stevie Wonder During Set. Crowd Approves.

People at Liv Nightclub in D.C. who turned up to see DJ Spinna's 'Wonder Full Party' got an unexpected surprise when living legend Stevie Wonder turned up to drop some bars.

October 16, 2013

Read Anthony Hopkins’ Letter to Cast & Crew Of Breaking Bad

Dear Mister Cranston.
I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.
I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing. 
I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.
But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.
From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Best regards
Tony Hopkins.
Via Vanity Fair

October 12, 2013

For The Record

Some kiwis have undertaken an expedition to discover, learn, meet and document the ideas and people behind the controls of vinyl record production. Recorded over 6 weeks, traveling through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK.
For The Record exposes a number of notions about why vinyl is such an indelible medium and how it continues to remain popular in the the face of opposing format change.

Old New York Talks About New, New York.

Not too long ago, it looked like New York's glory days as a center for dance music had passed. As the birthplace of disco and hip-hop and the home of legendary nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, Limelight and Twilo, the city has long been part of the cultural fabric. But as the notoriously grimy city of the late 20th century transformed into the sleek and hyper-gentrified metropolis of today, its thriving underground lost its foothold.

New Yorkers have long flourished under adversity, though, and its now bustling party scene is a testament to this. Promoters, producers and DJs jumped the East River to establish Brooklyn as a new creative center. Lofts and warehouses filled the void left by Manhattan's shuttered nightclubs, and a new generation of producers is infusing the city's musical legacy with the sounds of the international scene. But the luxury condos rising along the waterfront are a constant reminder that the city's relentless evolution could easily stamp things out again. We burrowed deep for our latest Real Scenes film, discovering how some of the key players in this vast scene are hustling hard to make it last.
Fuck. I want to live there so bad.

October 11, 2013

The Documentary About New York To End All Documentaries About New York

I'm on my New York shit right now. This near eighteen-hour-long expedition through the history of the world's greatest city is also a stroll through the history of the United States, from George Washington's first inauguration on Wall Street up to the Twin Towers falling in 2011.

Enjoy Some Explicitly Entertaining Stories From Danny Brown

Featuring boobs, dicks, competitions and retards. Get ready for late Jan Auckland shorties.

That Free Banksy Piece Is Gonna Run You $20 To View In Brooklyn

People going to East New York to take a picture of a Banksy piece (they could have just googled) are getting charged $20 for the pleasure, by what you might call street entrepreneurs? Video after the jump.

October 9, 2013

RIP Chopper

Man, I thought dude was already dead. RIP Chop Chop. Above are some highlights from the movie Chopper (played by Eric Bana). You can watch the full movie here.

Sorry about his rapping though, aye?

October 7, 2013

Derrick Rose's Knee Is Just Fine

Taken from a preseason game against the Pacers. FYI, the NBA Season tip off is only 3 weeks away.

PS - Fuck Lebron

What We Learned From The Breaking Bad Finale

The Badfinger is still playing, Jesse is still hollering, and, on the chilly floor of a Nazi meth lab, Walt's body is still warm. Not nearly enough time has passed to revisit Sunday's Breaking Bad finale in full. My thoughts on that remain more or less as they were in the wee hours of Monday morning: A show that prided itself on exacting precision ended with an episode as buffed, polished, and perfect as the inside of that TAG Heuer Walt left atop a gas station pay phone. To some, that was ideal. To others, it was idealized. I have a feeling that the argument — like the one raging in Flynn's head every morning between the fluffy savoriness of eggs and the sweet surrender of pancakes — will never end.

Which immediately sets it apart from Breaking Bad. The show is over. Life — and television — must somehow soldier on. Below are some thoughts on the three pressing issues left in the finale's wake.

Want To Control Cockroaches With Your Smartphone?

Next month, Backyard Brains will begin selling the Bluetooth RoboRoach, the first cyborg to be commercially available to the general public. Priced at $99.99, the product is cheap and simple to use. After a “brief surgery,” users attach an electronic backpack to a cockroach and then use their smartphones to overstimulate the cockroach, making the insect move to the left or to the right.

October 3, 2013

September 30, 2013

Talking Bad *contains spoilers*

Watch Vince Gillian, some of the main cast from the show and Jimmy Kimmel (?) discuss the final episode. Because, what else are you going to do now that Breaking Bad has finished?

A Soundtrack To Breaking Bad

Download music from the greatest show ever, courtesy of HHIR. The tracks are sorted in chronological order as they were featured in the show.

DOWNLOAD: Music From Breaking Bad

September 28, 2013

Doublefaced Females, Or Something?

Created by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek, 'Doublefaced' is an ongoing series of experimental portraits where a second (or third), rudamentary face is painted with makeup products on the side of a subjects face. Ok.

September 27, 2013

September 25, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Advert

The greatest car ads almost always never feature a car. This one has some stable headed poultry.

Kanye West Has A Chat With BBCs NZs Zane Lowe

Video up top. Below is audio from the entire 60 minute sit down.

September 20, 2013

Evidence's (Small) Vinyl Collection

.5 of Dilated Peoples features on the latest installment of Crate Diggers.

On a related note, below is Ev's 10 Track Commandments, via Scratch Magazine Aug '06.

- If you’re sampling vinyl always do a super low cut to eliminate the rumble form the needle. This allows you to eventually turn the sample up louder.
- When sampling, get a loud signal into your MPC. The louder you sample in, the less gaining you will have to do later, but don’t distort your sample.
- Don’t rely on looking at the wave samples to truncate. Close your eyes and use your ears. When you think you’ve done your best then take a peak at the waves and see how close you were.
- Use as little effects as possible. You can always add more later when you mix. The more reverb you use, the less it slaps you in the face.
- When programming drums don’t rely on quantizing. If something feels more natural a little offbeat, chances are it is.
- Don’t be afraid to sample at a lower sample rate. This can color your track and give an amazing feel.
- Step editing allows you to nudge any instrument without having to go back and tape it in by hitting the pads.
- Time stretching allows you to change the tempo of the sample or drum without changing the pitch.
- Make sure your drums are locked in the way you want them before you start making a bunch of sequences.
- If you do all these steps you will have a good sound coming straight out of two tracks. When you mix, make sure your engineer has heard what it sounds like coming straight out of your box.

43 Rap References In 5 Minutes

TV sports reporter gets his 'rapcast' on. Good luck spotting all 43.

Run The Jewels - Live From A Log Cabin

Two of my favs doing their thing live on MySpace, remember that?
Then go and (free) download Run The Jewels immediately if you haven't already.