May 31, 2012

An Invention Kit For Everyone


Ghostface Killah Concert ft. Killah Priest

Ghostface Killah returns to New Zealand for a couple of concert dates, and this time he's bringing quasi-Wu member, Killah Priest with him. Shot.

Wednesday 6 June | San Francisco Bath House | Wellington
Tickets $85

Thursday 7 June | Powerstation | Auckland
Tickets $65

Cocaine 80s – Express OG (FreEP)

The Chicago super-group that consists of No I.D., Makeba Riddick, James Fauntleroy and sometimes Common releases an EP of the tracks they have been giving away for free over the past couple of months. And just in case you're wondering, this is more R&B/Soul than Hip Hop.

01 - Queen To Be
02 - Take My Keys
03 - This Can’t Be A Crime
04 - Chain Glow ft. Nas
05 - Unchain Me - Love3x
06 - Motivation

DOWNLOAD: Cocaine 80s - Express OG

El-P - The Full Retard [video]

PREVIOUS: El-P 'Stay Down' Live On Letterman

May 29, 2012

The James-Pierce Rivalry

When LeBron James played his first game against Carmelo Anthony, the home opener in his rookie season in 2003, the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a boxing-style promotional poster with the tag “Rivalry begins tonight!” 

By 2005, every time James and Dwyane Wade played against each other, the game was ticketed for national television. 

The desire to create a genuine duel between James and Kobe Bryant led Nike to create a series of commercials in which the puppet version of each would trash talking each other. Even if the men themselves showed little interest in doing it for real on the court. 

For various reasons, these attempts to generate a rivalry for James failed. But he does have a less-publicized but legitimate rival, in a fierce competition that has been nurtured organically through postseason battles and periods of authentic dislike, genuine bad blood and some hard-won respect. 

When the Eastern Conference finals open tonight, James will play his 19th career playoff game against Boston Celtics future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce. For the 19th time they will likely be each other’s primary defender. For the 19th time there’s probably going to be some hard stares, complaints to the officials about the other and perhaps even a few borderline dirty plays...

May 28, 2012

Mike Mondays: Air Time (1993)


PREVIOUS: Mike Mondays | Come Fly With Me (1989)

Breakin' N Enterin' [documentary]

How good is the title of this 1983 documentary about breakdancing and hip hop in LA?! Featuring hip hop artist Ice-T and b-boys Boogaloo Shrimp & Shabba Doo. Essential viewing for all breakers.

A-Trak & Dillon Francis – Money Makin' [video]

Embroidered Tweets From Kanye West

If You Stop Smoking Right Now...

In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.

In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.

In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.

In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.

In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.

In 3 to 9 months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.

In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.

In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.

In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

May 27, 2012

What It’s Like to Live In A Gun

Artist Baptiste DeBombourg's ‘Tradition of Excellence' is a series of hand-drawn guns which have been laid out as architectural plans. Chur.

Knife vs Folding Chair

Found: The Chili's 'Under The Bridge' Location

Vulture writer Mark Haskell Smith found it. And it’s not so much a major road in that giant parking lot that is the Los Angeles metro area as it is a tiny overpass in MacArthur Park. Smith’s post can take you through his journalistic rummaging, but he connected the dots to find the place frontman Anthony Kiedis liked to shot up to the Sixth and Union intersection of Seventh and Hoover.

LINK: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under The Bridge” Location Found

Worst/Best Albums Covers Of All Time

Guy Eats A Cheeseburger With The Wrapper

Just becoz

Pipe Makes Laser Beam Noise

And Then There Were Four

Western Conference Final: Adults vs Kids

Western Conference Final: Grumpy Old Men vs Flop City

May 21, 2012

Mike Mondays: Come Fly With Me (1989)

Highlights from the early part of Jordan's career, including rare footage of his college days at North Carolina and his entry into the NBA. Dope!

PREVIOUS: Mike Mondays | The NBA MVP

May 20, 2012

Dr. Neil Degrasse – 1% Difference

This may just be the most interesting thing you've ever heard in your life. That's right. 

PREVIOUS: Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks. Listen.

What You See When You Die

By Tom Scott

English Dude Commentates NBA Game

Hilarity ensues. Highlights include Chris Martin cleaning up "like a teenager after a heavy Internet session", Chris Paul's game being compared to a Samuel Beckett play, calling every basket a "goal" and the San Antonio Spurs being dubbed "Tottenham".

Bulletproof Fashion

Vice Magazines Ryan Duffy, gets shot at close range in the chest as he tests the strength of a fashion forward bulletproof vest made by Steven Seagal's personal tailor.

El-P 'Stay Down' Live On Letterman

From the album 'Cancer4Cure'

Put These In Your iTunes

Outside of the odd Outkast album this is the only good thing to come out of Atlanta. Killer Mike 'RAP Music', produced entirely by El-P.

And you thought Wu-Tang was a big crew, the Quakers roll 35 deep on their self-titled album. Dusty hip hop production to zone out to. Enjoy.

Russian Skywalkers

Russian teens scale a 1000-foot high bridge without safety equipment for fun

Ugly Celebrities Illusion

Just stare at the +

May 13, 2012

How To Advertise A Car In Argentina

PREVIOUS: How Argentina Does Dancing Porn With The Stars

Dubai's Underwater Hotel

The Star Trek Enterprise has crashed into the waters of Dubai and turned itself into a Kelly Taltons for the rich and famous to stay at.

More pics after the jump.

Foot Juggling Sisters (1969)

The Baronton Sisters from France juggle some tables on The Ed Sullivan Show...back on February 2, 1969. Chur.

Something Extreme Which Red Bull Didn't Sponsor

Professional Aussie jumper Daniel Mosi from Bag Jump demonstrates his ability of falling from great heights onto a large air bag. Go dingos!

Air Drumming

Fake or not, this kids taking out the championship in 2019

Cops Chase Fail

Impressive Nicolas Cage Impression

It's actually perfect

May 9, 2012

Amazing Iron Man Costume

"No I’ve never had sex, but I bet I can add up all the change in your purse very fast" © Kanye West

May 2, 2012

Canada Issues Glow-In-The-Dark Quarter

Less than two weeks after announcing it was removing the penny from circulation, the Royal Canadian Mint is back in the news after revealing plans for a glow-in-the-dark quarter featuring an illuminated dinosaur skeleton.

When exposed to light, the quarter looks fairly ordinary, featuring the image of Queen Elizabeth on one side and an image of a dinosaur on the other. But take away the light and the quarter produces its own bright display, as the full-image of the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai is replaced by a glowing visage of its skeleton. The 26-foot dinosaur was discovered in Canada in 1972.

LINK: Canada Issues Glow-In-The-Dark Quarter