December 29, 2011

Fat Kid Gets Two Lightsabers For Xmas

...then proceeds to beat on his handicapped bro, who is "the worst Vada".

Shot Jono

100 Ways To Save Hip Hop

Highly underrated hip hop journalist Henry Adaso is tired of defending hip hop. So rather than defending it endlessly, he's compiled a list of things that DJs, A&Rs, rappers, record labels, journalists and you can do to help save it.  

  1. Stop playing the same 5 songs on the radio.
  2. Stop listening to radio stations that play the same 5 songs.
  3. Stop blaming Diddy.
  4. Stop Diddy.
  5. Stop dubbing every new jack “the next great” this and that.
  6. Stop charging body parts for shows.
  7. Stop fabricating feuds to sell records.
  8. Stop putting Lil Wayne on every song.
  9. Stop saying hip-hop is dead.
  10. Stop hating Kanye for being weird.
  11. More battles, less beef.
  12. Stop biting Jay-Z’s flow.
  13. Stop biting Biggie’s ad libs.
  14. Stop putting weed carriers on your album.
  15. Stop trying to please everyone.
  16. Stop leaking entire albums song by song.
  17. Stop making posthumous collaborations.
  18. Stop getting arrested for dumb things.
  19. Stop being homophobic.
  20. Stop blaming record labels.
  21. Stop whining about how much you miss the golden age of hip-hop.
  22. Stop cluttering albums with corny skits, unless you’re Prince Paul.
  23. Support creativity with your wallet.
  24. Stop making 50-song albums with 90% filler.
  25. Stop faking the funk.
  26. Stop calling people who disagree with you “haters.”
  27. Stop hating.
  28. Stop kissing ass for favors.
  29. Stop saying you miss “real” hip-hop.
  30. Stop hating Jay-Z.
  31. Stop saying you’re carrying ___ city on your back. That’s not even possible.
  32. Stop acting too cool for school at concerts.
  33. Stop rapping about the same three topics.
  34. Stop rapping about UFOs.
  35. Stop promoting sexual violence under the guise of hood reportage.
  36. Stop defending misogyny.
  37. Stop being a Twitter groupie.
  38. Stop taking contrarian views for the sake of being different.
  39. Stop hating people who disagree with you.
  40. Stop dissing Soulja Boy.
  41. Stop Soulja Boy.
  42. Stop dissing people who make dance-tastic rap. It’s been around forever.
  43. Support innovative DJs.
  44. Actually make the effort to move the crowd.
  45. Stop radio payola.
  46. Stop blog payola.
  47. Push the envelope.
  48. Stop biting.
  49. Stop yelling on mixtapes.
  50. Stop blaming bloggers.
  51. Make meaningful music.
  52. Stop obsessing over airplay (or lack thereof).
  53. Stop showering undeserving veterans with blind praise.
  54. Stop sleeping on unsigned talent.
  55. Stop hopping on trends.
  56. Stop making everything a race issue.
  57. Stop being so gimmicky.
  58. Stop calling everything a concept album.
  59. Stop making tinkerbell beats.
  60. Stop blaming skinny jeans.
  61. Stop blaming hipsters.
  62. Stop explaining your art.
  63. Let your music speak for itself.
  64. Stop playing it safe.
  65. Invest in better artwork and packaging.
  66. Stop promoting ignorance.
  67. Stop burning bridges over stupid things.
  68. Stop bragging about sales.
  69. Stop showing up six hours late to your own shows.
  70. Stop blaming the South.
  71. Stop putting people in a box.
  72. Stop tossing “classic” around.
  73. Stop congratulating yourself on every other song.
  74. Stop trying to sell the same album twice.
  75. Stop looking for the next 50 Cent.
  76. Stop hating people who color outside the lines.
  77. More rapping, less singing.
  78. Stop wasting your budget on video hos.
  79. Do tell me, how do you get in those jeans.
  80. Stop getting murdered by Eminem on your songs.
  81. Stop telling me to “bring that sh-t back!”
  82. More improvised freestyles, less written freestyles.
  83. More originality, less biting.
  84. More RZA, less Bobby Digital.
  85. More effort, less ghostwriting.
  86. More albums, less mixtapes.
  87. Stop using auto-tune to mask a lack of singing talent.
  88. Stop making contrived girl songs.
  89. Stop wearing obnoxious gold chains.
  90. Stop calling everything a movement. Civil Rights = movement; Bugatti Boys = not a movement.
  91. Stop shooting up the clubs.
  92. Stop wearing jackets that look like LV handbags.
  93. Stop nominating idiots for Hip-Hop Honors.
  94. Stop handing out awards to the same 5 people every year.
  95. Stop sending impostors to your show (I’m looking at you, DOOM).
  96. Ban Diddy from Twitter.
  97. Stop putting baby pictures on your album cover.
  98. Be aware that the roof is not literally on fire.
  99. Retire the word “swag.”
  100. Stop trying to save hip-hop. It doesn’t need saving.

December 28, 2011

Coca-Cola’s Secret Recipe Revealed

But, even with the above info it's actually impossible to fully replicate Coke's recipe because there's one ingredient only Coca-Cola can get: fluid extract of coca (which is coca leaves stripped of cocaine). Only one factory can process those leaves and only Coca-Cola has a special deal with the DEA that allows them to use it. So even if the secret is out, you're still missing the Coke in your Cola.

LINK: Coca-Cola’s Secret Recipe Revealed
PREVIOUS: KFC's Secret Herbs & Spices Revealed

Best Own Goal, Ever.

When Golf Carts Attack


The Most Adorable Police Chase Ever

Featuring a dog and a NWA Soundtrack. Dope!
Via Deadspin

TNT's Amazing NBA Video

Heat Intro Video

Highly embar, for everyone involved.

Points of interest; Shane Battier rocking the triple polo, Dwayne Wade dressed like a maƮtre d' on a cruise ship, Chris Bosh brushing off his elbows and Lebron's forehead.

December 22, 2011

The Mix Up Vol. 3 - download

Here goes a new Mix Up to enjoy over the holiday period. From OHHH SHOT to you, Merry Christmas.

01. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis [Cookin' Soul remix]
02. Common – Ghetto Dreams [remix]
03. Prodigy – Pebble Beach
04. 9th Wonder – Shorty’s Reprise [w/ sample intro]
05. Amy Winehouse – Like Smoke ft. Nas
06. Frank Ocean – Swim Good
07. The Notorious BIG – Warning [Chopped Herring remix]
08. Action Bronson – Not Enough Words
09. Statik Selectah – Always [interlude]
10. Blu – So(ul) Amazing
11. Gang Starr – What I’m Here For
12. The Roots – What They Do
13. Mos Def – Taxi ft. Whosane
14. Kendrick Lamaar – Ronald Reagan Era
15. Jayo Felony – Whatcha Gon Do ft. Method Man, DMX
16. Big L – Put It On [remix]
17. Gil Scott Heron – New York City [Cookin' Soul remix]
18. J-Live – The Upgrade ft. Posdanous, Oddisee
19. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
20. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
21. Murs – Bad Man
22. Kanye West – Good Friday ft. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson

256 kbps | 166 MB | Fits onto a single CD


DOWNLOAD: The Mix Up Vol.3 | Alt Link (Google Chrome)
PREVIOUS: The Mix Up Vol. 1 - download
PREVIOUS: The Mix Up Vol. 2 - download

Apathy - Wonderful Xmas Time

DOWNLOAD: Apathy - Wonderful Xmas Time [prod. Scoop DeVille]

December 21, 2011

Dubsteppin' The Great Wall

PREVIOUS: Dubsteppin' Somewhere Else
PREVIOUS: The Office Dub Step

Who's This Deandre Jordan Guy?

Here he is putting Kobe on his ass. How and why this wasn't featured in the the below video is beyond me?

Top 10 plays of Deandre Jordan (and some others) from 19 Dec, 2011.

December 19, 2011

Mike Mondays: 90's Era

I think I'm gonna make this a weekly thing, where each Monday I'll post up a video highlighting the skill set of his airness. The above video showcases the hard fouls of the 90s that have since been David Sterned out of the NBA today.

December 17, 2011

Lupe Fiasco – Double Burger With Cheese [video]

Here goes a nice little fan made video for Lupe’s 90′s black cinema tribute track, Double Burger With Cheese - from the Friend Of The People mixtape.

PREVIOUS: Notorious BIG vs Seinfeld

December 16, 2011

December 14, 2011

Danny Brown – Monopoly [video]

I went to Uni with a Danny Brown, but he wasn't an emo-looking black guy with a flock of seagulls haircut who raps about "fuckin’ with them freak hoes / Stank pussy smellin’ like ‘Cool Ranch’ Doritos". If you haven't heard of this Danny Brown, then get familiar. His album XXX is rather dope, and it's free to DL.

DOWNLOAD: Danny Brown - XXX

December 10, 2011

Ricky Gervais Talking Big

If you're only going to watch a couple, make sure it's the one above and the last one (after the jump).

December 9, 2011

Dwights Next Or Not

Looks like Voltron is forming on the westcoast with the rumour that Chris Paul is heading over to LA in exchange for the aging Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum should be waving at each other through airplane windows within the next couple of weeks. 

UPDATE: And the Paul/Gosol/Odom trade is no longer. Very strange 24 hours in the NBA.

Pimp Your Gifts With Rapping Paper

December 7, 2011

Guy Getting His Whistle On

Oh shit. Everything from this mans bizarre talent, facials, mullet, mo, Pistons get up, to the kids in the audience reactions and the guy playing with his balls at the end makes this the dopest video you've seen in days.

Dude Draws His Dad With 3 Million Dots

Miguel Endara got talent

Common vs Nas

Common gets his Nas on and raps the first verse from Life's A Bitch. Anyone else a little bored by Common these days? Not checking for The Dreamer, The Believer but if you are it drops December 20.

RELATED: Common - Ghetto Dreams ft. Nas [video]

Wyclef Stole That Haitian Earthquake Money

So it turns out Wyclef pinched all that cash that was donated to his charity, Yele Haiti. Tut. The below article has been pulled from Byron Crawford via the NY Times.
I can't believe Wyclef Jean stole that Haitian earthquake money. Not.
The whole purpose of these hip-hop fake charities is to (a) decrease your tax liability to the IRS, and (b) funnel the vast majority of the funds donated into your own pockets and into the pockets of your weed carriers, business partners, ne'er do well relatives and what have you. It's the textbook definition of a win-win: You get a shedload of money, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get to look like they donated something to charity, and you all get to pay that much less in income tax. Even people in need of actual charity don't lose per se, since it's not like they stood to benefit in the first place.
If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really wanted to donate $1 million to the starving children of Haiti, they could just bring it there themselves, in however many of those black, heavy duty Hefty bags that would necessitate. Or they could just drop those bags from an airplane, in a flyover, to reduce the risk of being eaten alive. If they centered the plane directly over one of those filthy, cholera-soaked camps where Sean Penn works (as seen in the first episode of the most recent season of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations), I can't imagine there would be an issue with the elite, relatively light skinted Haitians somehow getting their hands on the money.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Nothing says Merry Xmas from hip hop like a fake gold rope chain. And because it's fake, you won't need to tuck it in like DJ Pooh.

GET IT FOR XMAS: Gold Rope Chain

A book about a washed up rapper. Read more about the read here.

GET IT FOR XMAS: J-Zone - Root For The Villain 

Nice little (literally) take on the deer head your uncle has in his home office. Colour the nose in and call it Rudolf.

GET IT FOR XMAS: Taxidermy Deer made from LEGO


Thai Flood Hacks

December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas From The NBA

Shot Santa. There will be a 2011/2012 NBA season, which is good news because I wasn't all that keen on watching the cricket this summer. A shortened 66-game season tips off on Christmas day with a rematch of the finals, which means Lebron, Wade and a fatter bigger Bosh get to watch the host Mavericks lift their championship banner and get presented with their championship rings. Sorry about that.

Fans, players, owners and other NBA effected workers can now officially rejoice.

Highlight videos from last season are below.

November 30, 2011

Touchscreen Car

This is the Toyota Fun-Vii, a futuristic concept car that Toyota's president described as "a smartphone on four-wheels." Looks like a mobile billboard to me.

Immortal Technique - Dance With The Devil [video]

A few years back, a young German animation student named Viola Baier was inspired to create a video based off the track by Immortal Technique - from the debut album Revolutionary Vol 1. For anyone who's familiar with the song, you will know that it is both stark and shocking. The video is a cartoon, but it certainly isn't a Disney flick.

PREVIOUS: Immortal Technique - The Martyr [mixtape download]
PREVIOUS: The Legacy of Bin Laden by Immortal Technique

Ye-Z Live At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

That shit cray.

PREVIOUS: Watch The Throne Live Audio

Betty White Repping Midnight Marauders


PREVIOUS: Jon Stewarts Owns Fox News. Again.

Total Eclipse Breaks It Down

Shot Benji

Total Eclipse of the world famous X-Ecutioners Crew breathes some life into the slowly dying artform we know as DJing. Quite exceptional.

Kitchen Talk

Shot overweight hipster

Kitchen Talk continued...

Sorry Dr. Spencer, you out.

Will Ferrell Telling It Like It Is

PREVIOUS: Will Ferrell Swag

November 25, 2011

So That's Why They Celebrate Thanksgiving


And here's the same story, but told by Snoop Nemo Hoes.

Acrobatics From A Bridge

Seanna Sharpe performed an (illegal) acrobatics show 285 feet up the Williamsburg Bridge, over rush hour traffic, while hanging from a piece of silk.

November 20, 2011

DJ Premier & Nas - Regeneration

Hip Hop meets classical music. Kinda similar to what they did back in the 90s with the The Rapsody Overture, just not as good. Here Primo gets his conductor on and waves the wand around (lol), and Nas continues his current trend of killing everything he's on with a nice little verse. Shame the beat couldn't have a little nicer.

Big Ghostfase: Take Care Review

Big Ghostfase reviews the new album by Aubs. 

Here's the intro:
Ayo whattup yall...the Hands of Zeus aka Thor Molecules aka Phantom Raviolis aka Cocaine Biceps... otherwise known as The Blog King n the Inventor of the now officially back in the building namsayin. As summa yalls already kno...the god aint really no big fan of the nigga whose album Im bout to discuss nahmean. But Imma give this shit a unbiased real ass nigga persective yo. Imma ga'head n introduce the nigga now namsayin. Ayo...kinda like ya boy Big Ghost...son goes by many names b...Drizzy or Aubrey or jus Aubs...n the Artist Formerly Known as Wheelchair Jimmy nahmean. But yalls might know him as The Kitten Whisperer aka The Harvester of Pauses aka The Taio Cruz of Hip Hop aka Young Garnier Fructis the pre-cum baby aka Jennifer Aniston's favorite emcee....n the muthafucka most likely to have a gateway to Narnia in his closet aka The Michael Buble of Rap or that nigga witta beatin vagina for a heart that you be hearin on the radio sandwiched between Katy Perry n Lady Gaga joints all day aka Justin Biebers beard n the only nigga on earth capable of turnin sandpaper into moist towelettes wit the touch of his hands...the vagina nectar-garglin nigga who makes lambs look dangerous hisself.....otherwise known as the Human Electric Slide... OctobVariesOwn....Drake. Now I promise yall...I aint got no expectations or plans to hate on this nigga unless the shit jus so happens to be wack nahmean...Word is bond. Truth is...I aint really got nothin against son like that yo. Aight lets go.
LINK: Big Ghostfase Reviews 'Take Care' by Drake
PREVIOUS: Big Ghostfase Reviews 'Watch The Throne' by Jay-Z & Kanye

November 18, 2011

2Pac Is Alive

He's been hiding out in a Bulls mascot outfit... On another note, take those fucking shades off while you're inside watching a basketball game.

Big Ups

Toshiba sends an armchair into the sky (four times) to help launch their new TV. Nice.

Ohhh Bless

Dude (with help from an ad agency and their client) gets the childhood car his dad drove back.

November 17, 2011

November 15, 2011

How To Make It In America | Season 2 Episode 7

  Belated. Sorry.

PREVIOUS: How To Make It In America | Season 2 Episode 6

The Guy Who Makes The Best Shit Movies

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood's most prolific writer-director producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some who launched their careers within Corman's unforgettable world of filmmaking, including Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, William Shatner and Jack Nicholson, along with many others, this documentary chronicles how Corman created his cult film empire, one low-budget success at a time, capitalizing on undiscovered talent, and pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking. Director Alex Stapleton weaves archival footage following Roger's illustrious career: From his early days of genre-defining classics including the original Fast and Furious, the original Little Shop of Horrors, The Crybaby Killer, The Intruder, House of Usher, and The Wild Angels (which at that point in 1966 was his 100th film) - to present day video of him and his wife Julie on location, still at work as they continue to produce and distribute films outside the studio system: fast, cheap and out-of-this-world!

NBA Lock Out

So it looks like the 2011-2012 NBA season is all but gone with the (imo, greedy) players rejecting the latest offer. Sad face.

November 12, 2011

The Man With The Bionic Eye

I want your boots, your clothes and your motorcycle.

Style Wars Outtakes

Style Wars was originally edited to its 69 minute length from about 30 hours of 16 mm film that we shot in 1981 and 1982. Hours of exciting and wonderful scenes in the extra footage that didn’t make it into the finished film need to be restored. There are many shots of trains and some surprising masterpieces rescued from oblivion.

But this history is threatened. The original footage is damaged and fading. Fortunately, it will be possible to repair using digital technology. It will cost $28,000 to save and restore the outtakes. Saving the best outtakes is an important component of our overall project to restore the entire negative of the film and make an HD master which will preserve the record of the first painted trains in their original vivid colors.

World Record Big Wave Surf

Footage is actually a bit of a let down, but it shows Garrett McNamara breaking the world record for the largest wave ever surfed.

PREVIOUS: Big Wave Surfing In Teahupoo
PREVIOUS: Dark Side Of The Lens - Short Surf Film

Handstand Pissing Dog


PREVIOUS: Dog Afraid of Julia Roberts
PREVIOUS: American's French Kissing Dogs

Biggie Is For The Children

Ohhh this is too cute

PREVIOUS: Drunk Baby

If You're Gay, Rep Your Set.


RELATED: Unintentional Gay Rap Lyrics

November 8, 2011

RIP Smoking Joe Frazier

One of the true greats of heavy weight boxing and the first man to defeat Mohammed Ali in 'The Fight of The Century', has succumb to a long battle with cancer. He was 67.


November 7, 2011

How To Make It In America | Season 2 Episode 6


PREVIOUS: How To Make It In America | Season 2 Episode 5

Triumph Takes On Occupy Wall Street

You Kiss Your Mum With That Mouth?

Shot Phila

A Hilarious And Profound Interview At Wal-Mart

Wack-rapper Webbie decides to visit Wal-Mart and drop some knowledge for BET. It's fair to say that there hasn't been this many quotables since the fully stocked fridge for shorties.

Subtitles would help, but you kinda get the gist of what he's on about. Or not. The Smoking Section called it 'The Greatest Webbie Interview Of All Time'. Others simply dropped the Webbie and dubbed it 'The Greatest Interview Of All Time', or 'The Worst Interview Of All Time'. You be the judge.

November 4, 2011

Watch The Throne Live Audio

PREVIOUS: Jay-Z & Kanye West: 'Otis' Live at MTV VMAs
PREVIOUS: Kanye West - Coachella Set
PREVIOUS: Jay-Z's Business Empire

This Is Why I'm Broke

Your credit card will love which has everything from 'that'd be good' to 'really?'

Something for everyone. Do try it.

Maori TV To Play NBA Games

Last night I found myself watching the 1992 NBA All Star game on Maori TV. The one where Magic Johnson, who had retired before the NBA season after contracting HIV, schooled everyone and took home the MVP honors. On fuckin' Maori TV, in a primetime slot! How random is that? And it turns out that it's going to be a weekly thing, with Maori TV playing NBA games every Thursday night at 8.30.

Sorry about that Breakers and shot Maori TV.

Kids Cry For Their Crack

Shot Jono

November 3, 2011

October 2011 Fails


PREVIOUS: September 2011 Fails

Amy Winehouse - Like Smoke ft. Nas

Here goes the first leak/single from the posthumous Lioness album, due out early December. It's actually more Nas featuring Amy Winehouse, but either way, it's a very nice smooth retro track. Both are in fine form. Produced by Salaami Remi.

DOWNLOAD: Amy Winehouse - Like Smoke ft. Nas

November 1, 2011

New Posthumous Amy Winehouse Album

Lioness: Hidden Treasures was compiled by the recently deceased singer’s frequent collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi. The 12 track collection features previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing material, a handful of covers and a few new compositions. The tracks are said to range from a softer version of hit her song “Valerie” to covers of soul classics such Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You.”

01. Our Day Will Come (Ruby & The Romantics cover)
02. Between The Cheats
03. Tears Dry On Their Own (Alternate)
04. Wake Up Alone (Alternate)
05. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles cover)
06. Valerie (Alternate)
07. Like Smoke (feat. Nas)
08. The Girl From Ipanema
09. Halftime
10. Best Friends
11. Body & Soul (feat. Tony Bennett)
12. A Song For You (Donny Hathaway cover)

For a breakdown of all the tracks including when they were recorded and who produced them, click here.

PREVIOUS: Amy Winehouse Documentary 

October 30, 2011

People Are Awesome

ft. flips, jumps, helicopters and a lot of soccer football.

Halloween Costumes

Officer booty. Don’t make her pop da trunk.

Your kid's a sucker

Baby T-Rex

Rape victim costume

PREVIOUS: Halloween Math Teacher
RELATED: Lazy Ass Halloween Costumes

Hip Hop Horror Samples

HipHopDX breaks down the top ten best horror movie theme song samples in Hip Hop. Featuring gems from Gang Starr, Mobb Deep, Dr. Dre, Cage and of course Necro and Three 6 Mafia.

LINK: Hip Hop's Best Horror Movie Theme Samples

Immortal Technique - The Martyr

Features Cornel West, Chuck D, Styles P, Dead Prez, Joell Ortiz, Brother Ali, Killer Mike, Vinnie Paz, Poison Pen, and more. Production by J. Dilla, DJ Green Lantern, Southpaw, Shuko, Slim Fass, Engineer and Immortal Technique.

1. Burn This
2. The Martyr
3. Angels & Demons f. dead prez (Prod DJ GreenLantern)
4. Rich Man’s World (1%) 
5. Toast to the Dead (Prod. J.Dilla)
6. Eyes in the Sky f. Mojo of Dujeous
7. Goonies f. Diabolic, Swave Sevah & Gomez
8. Natural Beauty f. Mela Machinko
9. Running Nowhere (Interlude)
11. Mark of The Beast f. Akir & Beast 1333 
12. Black Vikings f. StylesP, Vinnie Paz & Poison Pen
13. Conquerors (with Dr. John Henrik Clarke)
14. Young Lords f. Joell Ortiz, Pumpkinhead, CF & Panama Alba
15. Ultimas Palabras
16. Sign of the Times f. Cetan Wanbli, Lockjaw Nakai & Cornel Wes

DOWNLOAD: Immortal Technique - The Martyr

October 28, 2011

October 26, 2011

The NBA Comes To Australia

Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and 14 other NBA All-Stars are setting off on a global tour, which includes two games in Melbourne.

The 6-game tour tips off in Puerto Rico on October 30 before heading for two games in London and another in Macau. Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena will host the final two exhibition matches of the tour on November 8 and 9.

Thanks NBA lock-out.

LINK: NBA Super Tour