May 27, 2010

50 Pounds

Word is that Curtis lost over 50 lbs for his role in the upcoming blockbuster straight-to-DVD, Things Fall Apart. While I admit, I applaud Curtis for his dedication (word to Christian Bale in The Machinist). It doesn’t make any sense to do this to yourself when you know your acting career is going NO WHERE.

LINK: 50 Cent Drops Over 50 lbs In 9 Weeks

May 25, 2010

Looking Into The Past

The Museum of London has launched a free iPhone app which brings its extensive art and photographic collections as well as geo tagging and Google Maps to guide users around London where, via the iPhone screen, various historical images of the city appear - just like in the image above. So, so dope.

Graffiti Artist - Numskull

LINK: Numskull
PREVIOUS: Digital Blackbook

Organic Beats

PREVIOUS: Bumpin' In My Jeep

Ohhh Nice Shot

Awareness Tests

Black and white helps.


What Really Motivates Us

Adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA (not the RSA)

Smile or Die

Political activist Barbara Ehrenreich discusses the darker side of positive thinking.

Nike's Write The Future

PREVIOUS: What Do You Do When Valentines Day Falls On Game Day?

May 23, 2010

Thoughts On Dinner?


Steve & Bill

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Shots Fired? Nas’s Most Undercover Diss Lines

LINK: Nas's Most Undercover Diss Lines

PREVIOUS: Jay-Z's Most Undercover Diss Lines

Kanye Busy Recording His New 'Rap' Album

Pharrell recently spoke to a French magazine and had this to say:
"I had the chance to listen to the new Kanye West album. I think that people are going to be shocked. His precedent was crazy, this new one goes even farther"

Drake (yawn) testified to GQ that:
"Kanye’s album is going to be one of the best hip-hop albums in the last 10 years"

DJ Semtex said the following about what he heard from the album:
"Okay, so I’ve heard the first Kanye West joint. I was sworn to secrecy. I’m not allowed to talk about it. All I can say is it is banging. If that’s a taste of what’s coming on the album, he has smacked it. Lyrically….he is saying things like, ‘Wow, he said that?’ It is going to shock everybody, the first record"

Kanye West Throw Back

PREVIOUS: Well Fuck Your Colouring Book

She's 41!

Stacey Dash does a photoshoot for Karin + Raoul mag whilst some Curren$y plays in the background, but you’ve probably already clicked the play button by now haven’t you.

Black Keys - Tighten Up Video

PREVIOUS: BlocRoc Live On Letterman


For The Ladies

Ohhh Bless

Bottled Water

Yo Momma Is So Fat...

Lebron Should Go To The...


May 19, 2010

New Zealand Hip Hop - download

The Chin Check did a kiwi hip hop special last weekend to celebrate New Zealand Music Month, and I thought I'd follow suit. Enjoy.

DOWNLOAD: New Zealand Hip Hop

01. Scribe – Not Many [remix] ft. Savage & Con Psy
02. Dam Native – Behold My Kool Style
03. Dam Native – Extremities
04. Breaks Co-op – Sound Advice
05. Home Brew - Monday
06. Unique – AK Heavy Weights ft. Mareko & Savage
07. Mareko – Espionage
08. Con Psy – 3,2,1 Remix ft. PNC
09. Savage – Swing
10. Cyphanetik – Blaze Em
11. Frontline – Breath With Me
12. Cyphanetik – The Most Vainest ft. Con Psy
13. Mistfits of Science – Fools Love
14. Home Brew – Chicken Chowmein [Swap-A-Crate remix]
15. Che Fu – Chains
16. Che Fu – The Mish
17. P-Money – Gamble [interlude]
18. Scribe – Scribe 2001
19. 4 Corners – The Expedition
20. PNC – Day In The Life

PREVIOUS: The Mix Up vol.1

May 18, 2010


I'm selling the above on TradeMe (click to enlarge). All good and new. Might even give you a discount if you're interested.

LINK: Jordan t-shirt
LINK: Imaginary Foundation t-shirt
LINK: OBEY shirt

May 4, 2010

The Mix Up vol.1 - download

DOWNLOAD: The Mix Up vol.1

01. Nneka - Walking ft. Jay Electronica
02. Jackson 5 - ABC [Salaam Remi Remix]
03. Kid Cudi - Simple As
04. Q-Tip - Gettin Up
05. Blu - Wow!
06. Dilated Peoples - Marathon
07. The Spinners - I'll Be Around
08. Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
09. Immortal Technique - Leaving The Past
10. Cage - Shoot Frank
11. The Notorious BIG - Islands Is The Limit [XX Remix]
12. DMX - XX Gon Giv It To Ya [XX Remix]
13. J Dilla - Safety Dance
14. Mos Def - History [Mos Dub Remix] ft. Talib Kweli
15. R.A. The Rugged Man - Chains ft. Killah Preist & Timbo King
16. Amy Winehouse - Rehab [Desert Eagle Remix]
17. Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love
18. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Beggin'
19. The Roots - In The Music
20. Beastie Boys - Root Down [Remix]
21. J Dilla - Nothing Like This
22. Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
23. Alicia Keys - I'm Ready
24. Apathy - Chemical
25. Curren$y - Elevator Music
26. Rappin 4'tay - Players Club
27. Ras Kass - Action Guaranteed ft. OC
28. Cipher Complete - Bring Hip Hop Back
29. Jeru tha Damaja - Ya Playin' Yaself
30. PNC - Day In The Life

Probably Just Walk It Off

Revolving Door Fail


Kanye On The Cleveland Show

PREVIOUSLY: A Night Out With Kanye West

Ohhh Shot Dude

Red Cafe - Heart and Soul of New York City

PREVIOUSLY: Baron Davis Ballin' In New York


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