February 27, 2011

The Premier Tape Vol. One - download

25 Premo classics from me to you. Vol Two on the way. Enjoy.

01 – A Message From Premier – DJ Premier
02 – The Militia ft. Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx – Gangstarr
03 – Da Rep Grows Bigger – Gangstarr
04 – What I’m Here For – Gangstarr
05 – Rite Where You Stand ft. Jadakiss – Gangstarr
06 – The Legacy ft. Guru – Group Home
07 – On The Mic – Rakim
08 – Waiting For The Day – Memphis Bleek
09 – Lazy – Freddie Foxxx
10 – A Message From Premier – DJ Premier
11 – Hip Hop – Royce Da 5’9”
12 – Goldyen Child [remix] – Ras Kass
13 – The One & Only – Snoop Dogg
14 – D’Evils – Jay-Z
15 – Kick In The Door – The Notorious BIG
16 – Crooklyn Dodgers ft. Chubb Rock, OC– Jeru The Damager
17 – The Big Picture – Big L
18 – Recognize - The LOX
19 – The 6th Sense – Common
20 – Above The Clouds ft. Inspectah Deck – Gangstarr
21 – So Amazing – Termanolgy
22 – Invincible – CNN
23 – Nas Is Like – Nas
24 – I’ve Committed Murder ft. Guru, Mos Def – Macy Gay
25 – Mathematics – Mos Def

DOWNLOAD: The Premier Tape Vol. One
PREVIOUS: DJ Premier Breaks Down 38 Of His Classic Records

Super Fail

So about a month ago in an effort to clean up the city before it's inundated with tourists in September, Len Brown's Super City decided to declare war on graffiti. Now beating up on tags in the city, albeit a war you'll never actually win, to me is fair game. I get it. What I struggle with is paying people to paint over legal graffiti murals which have been happily running untouched for the past 10+ years, on privately owned property?! Not council property. Privately owned property. Really Len Brown? A grey wall beats a mural. Why can't we be more like Melbourne, London, New York where the city councilors actually get it. Where they commission artists to brighten up their walls, not pay council workers to paint over existing murals on property they don't even own.

Before - The mural on Poynton Terrace

UPDATE March 1: Len Brown apologised via Twitter to Askew (the artist), mentioning that "council officers should be in touch with you, business owner & K Rd Ass. with options." So, shot Len. You're not the dick we all thought you were. I'll be keeping an eye out my window at work to see when a new peice goes up.

Larva Reacting To Noise

February 25, 2011

Dark Side Of The Lens

by Ashtray Films

Blowing Bubbles

The World’s Smallest Aquarium

Siberian craftsman Anatoly Konenko is responsible for the smallest aquarium in the world. A glass cube measuring 30 x 24 x 14 mm, filled with multicolor stones and sand, contains 10 ml of water for a tiny fish. It also has a little water purification filter to keep the water healthy for the fish. Only baby fish can fit inside the tiny glass cube that is the world’s smallest aquarium.

February 23, 2011

The Day The Earth Roared

If you're only going to read one story on the Christchurch earthquake, make it this one. Shot Gemma

LINK: A first hand account of the Christchurch earthquake by Vicki Anderson
DONATE: Go to Red Cross or to make an instant $3 donation Text 'Donate' to 333.

'Melo Is On His New York Shit

9 players later and it's a done deal. Carmelo Anthony is now a Knick. So fuck LA, fuck Boston, and fuck Miami. New York vs Dallas final, with Dirk bringing home the championship.

LINK: Anthony Traded To Knicks In Blockbuster Deal

February 21, 2011

2011, You Have 10 Months To Beat This.

Just saw it over the weekend. It's so fuckin' dark. Go see it if you haven't already. ✰✰✰✰✰

February 20, 2011

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2011

Kanye West - All Of The Lights [Video]*

*Consult a physician before watching this video if you have epilepsy or other unusual reactions to flashing lights and patterns.

Who Shot Ya?

New evidence linking LAPD cops (with ties to Death Row) to Christopher Wallace's murder.

PREVIOUS: Bigge Throw Back. Like Way Back.

February 14, 2011

You've Prob Got Back If You're Named:

Shot Ashwin

Nas & Damian Marley Tickets For $42

Wasn't going to go to this because it's being played at Logan Campbell Centre, which in my opinion is the worst venue in Auckland. But hey, I can live with a shitty sound system at an embarressing oversized community hall to see Nas live for $42. Shot DailyDo.

LINK: DailyDo - Nas & Damian Marley Concert Tickets - promo ends around 8am tomorrow morning.

NBA Plays of the Week - 9 Feb 2011

PREVIOUS: NBA Plays of the Week - 4 Feb 2011

Ray Allen becomes the NBA's all time leading 3-point scorer.

Heads Up Guys

PREVIOUS: Dude Dumps Girlfrind Live On Air

Comfortable Much?

An anatomical look into a high heel. Seriously ladies?

February 11, 2011

Playing With Knives

Eat Ass

PREVIOUS: Delicious Couch

Boarding A Train In Burma

PREVIOUS: Wake Up...Your Bus Has Arrived

Rich White Girl Fucks Her Foot Then Goes For Job

It's a good Friday read.

Oops, I Got Trashed and Broke My Foot The Weekend Before Starting My First Job

When you first move to New York after college you need to know how to drink. Because even though people work their asses off here, they also like to party. Even on Sundays! Sometimes I think that this city is like a college for neurotic grown ups/people who walk really fast.

I moved to New York a week before starting my internship at a Big Name Magazine. I had arrived early to “look for an apartment” aka “party before becoming a real person,” so on my last Saturday of Unemployed Freedom, my friends and I went out hard. And we started early. By 11 pm, we had already painted the town – ripping shots with foreigners, doing karaoke with foreigners, hitting on fat bouncers (with foreigners?), dancing with bums in abandoned alleys, injecting Four Loko into our eyeballs. And just about the time we should’ve put ourselves to bed, an old friend from college invited me to his sister’s swanky place for drinks. House party? Yes, please! (FYI, when someone says, “Hey come over for some drinks,” don’t equate it with “RAGE” and “BRING YOUR DRUNK FRIENDS TOO.” Instead, equate it with post-dinner banter, jazz music and “social” drinking.) So, within five minutes of being there, my drunk friends and I knew we were way too wound up to be sitting on pretty couches talking about art and other chic details. My drunk friends are smart though – they left. I on the other hand, decided to play emo DJ and roll around with the fluffy dog in the corner. Owner of the house didn’t find this funny. I was an hour too late on the uptake, but finally caught on due to her excessive eye roll/tongue click ‘tude towards me. Sorry for partying.

Psychedelic Painting

Mum wants her jeans back 2.58 lady.

LINK: Holton Rower

What's Up With Egypt? Lil' Nina Explains.

She has David Lynch hands.

February 7, 2011

Big LOLs

And by the looks of things, honey in the background is on the same buzz.

Sports Science: Ray Allen

NBA Plays of the Week - 4 Feb 2011

PREVIOUS: NBA Plays of the Week - 26 Jan 2011

Let's Have A Toast To The Douchebags

Do the exact opposite of everything this dude says and you will score women.

PREVIOUS: Panties Drop For Stocked Fridge

Photoshop Rap ft. CMYKilla

Big Pun Graffiti Memorial

Christopher Rios, November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000.

PREVIOUS: Big Pun Rapping Over J Dilla Beats

J Dilla Samples

James Yancey, February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006.
Detroit's House Shoes puts together a nice blend of original Dilla samples. Well worth a download.

DOWNLOAD: House Shoes Presents: King James Vol.1 [J Dilla Samples]
RELATED: Behind The Beat - J Dilla Poster
PREVIOUS: J Dilla - Donut Shop

February 2, 2011

Slaughterhouse - Everybody Down

New music from the Shady/Aftermath signees.

DOWNLOAD: Slaughterhouse - Everybody Down [prod. Black Milk]

Aloe Blacc Live

Aloe Blacc is coming back to NZ with his white band mates to perform two shows at bigger venues.

The Studio, Feb 16
Support from Stinky Jim
Onstage 10PM
Tickets are $50incl booking fee

San Francisco Bath House, Feb 17
Support from Mu
Onstage 10PM
Tickets are $50incl booking fee

RELATED: Jan 28 | Auckland Gig Review

Michelangelo Finger Painting

Shot Marjan

PREVIOUS: A 7-Year-Old Did This And Sold It For £150,000

Pet Penguin

Frog Eats Light

...then has light pulled out from the guy who took the picture.

Trying To Get The Team Up For The Big Game

Double PUNishment

Some Death Row Last Meal Requests

January Fails

Shot Phila