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.