April 29, 2013

Lil Dicky - Ex Boyfriend [video]

Some new rapper calling himself Lil Dicky has racked up 1.2 million views in just 2 days, with a video titled Ex Boyfriend. Taken from his new mixtape, So Hard, which can be downloaded at lildicky.com

April 26, 2013

This Is The State of Hip Hop, Today.

Five years ago, Lil Wayne released The Carter III – at the time, his crowning achievement. The culmination of a decade-long ascent from the streets of New Orleans to pop stardom, it sold over a million copies in its first week. Around the same time, his frequent pronouncement that he was “the best rapper alive” ceased to be a boast and instead became a clear statement of fact. His slow, lusty single ‘Lollipop’ played the whole US summer, the first of two chart toppers for producer Jim Jonsin, who also helmed T.I.’s smash ‘Whatever You Like’. The pair had the world at their feet – in any other genre a long slow burn at the top would have been assured on the back of their initial success.
Unfortunately for them, great hip hop is a terminator crop, hardwiring the seeds of its creative destruction into its DNA.
In 2013, Wayne is a long way from his glorious peak, having released a much-ridiculed ‘rock’ album and string of patchy albums, sequels and mixtapes. Lately he’s been making the news chiefly for his ongoing seizures and a six-day hospital stay. He has a current hit single which feels like a charity record, thanks to the heavy lifting being done by Atlanta singer/rapper Future and his former protégé Drake – just two of the dozens of rappers who have eclipsed Wayne over the past few years. The one-time infallible producer Jonsin, meanwhile, hasn’t had a Billboard top ten hit since 2010. Each now looks washed up.
They are hardly unique in having soared then fallen. Most of the biggest rappers of the past decade are shadows of their former selves, with nothing like the cultural cachet they once possessed. Rehab (Eminem), indefinite hiatus (Outkast), jail (T.I.), or borderline insanity (DMX) beckoned them from their perch. I would argue, though, that it wasn’t just a run of bad luck. It was an inability to cope with the moment having passed, and how fleeting it always is in hip hop.

Nas' 5 Mics In The Source Review

From the April '94 issue. That's 19 years ago, making it "old school".

PREVIOUS: The 1995 Source Awards

Watch A Woman Explain What A Computer Is

A retired porn star, named Kim Komando, introduces people of the early 90's to a computer. "And nothing even blew up!"

Dance Like No One's Watching You

I'm not going to lie, after a couple of drinks I dance a lot like Susan Boyle's daughter. Somebody give her a tissue.

April 23, 2013

The Easiest Way To Do Maths

Vedic math is an amazing (and ancient) Indian method that is used to solve math equations quickly and simply. But, FYI, calculators still rule.

X-Ray Vision Of A Person Eating & Drinking

Your throat is basically just a hydra-slide for kai. Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

Candid Camera (1962)

This Candid Camera clip from the 60s confirms that humans are sheep. Sorry bro to the poor guy at the end.

April 22, 2013

Kanye West - Unreleased Demo Tape (2001)

Around the turn of the century Kanye West was shopping around a demo to mostly uninterested record companies. That demo, which helped get the producer-MC in with the ROC, is below.

1. Home (Windy)
2. Jesus Walks (Original Version)
3. Have It Your Way (Demo Version of Bring Me Down)
4. Out Of Your Mind (Unmixed)
5. Wow! (New Verse!)
6. Need To Know (Orginal ORIGINAL “Gangsta” Version)
7. Gotta Pose (Snippet, was going to be single I guess)
8. Never Letting Go
9. Hey Mama (High Quality Original)
10. Know The Game (Unreleased)
11. Family Business (2001 Unreleased)
13. Dream Come True (All Falls Down Demo)
14. DJ Boom Freestyle (Jigga That Nigga)
15. DJ Boom Freestyle (I Met Oprah)
*BONUS TRACK** Heartbeat (instrumental made around the time this tape came out)

Via kenewest

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West - Unreleased Demo Tape (2001)

April 21, 2013

Beer Made From Elephant Shit. Mmmmm.

America made a coffee out of cat poo a couple of years ago. Today Japan is making beer out of elephant droppings, and charging a shit-load for it. Here's what one happy reviewer said:
"Usually people talk about aftertaste when drinking beer but with Un, Kono Kuro the word afterglow is much more appropriate.
 “After downing the last drop, slowly rising from my throat and mouth was that afterglow. The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer."

LINK: Elephant Dung Beer Sells Out In Minutes

PREVIOUS: New York's Shittiest Cup of Coffee Is Also Its Most Expensive

Top 10 NBA Boomshakalaka's of the Year

#8 should have been much, much higher.

April 19, 2013

You're Not Supposed To Laugh At Crazy People, But...

Don't know what the little girl was reporting on, but I think she got it.
Shot Simon

Dove Real Beauty Sketches - Man Version

So you've probably already seen the Dove 'Real Beauty Sketches' - if you haven't, watch the below first and get emo. Here's the Man version.


This Just Makes Me Feel Sick

Wingsuit base-jumper Alexander Polli does an ludicrous "tactical flight" through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside, reaching speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph). Yikes.

New Joell, Dilla and De La Wu

De La Soul - Get Away J Dilla - Trucks (Gary Numan 'Cars' Remake) Joell Ortiz - Rollin (prod. by Statik Selektah)

April 14, 2013

How To Crack A Safe

This might be one of the more nerdy 8 minutes of your recent life, so apologies, but I find this sort of shit fascinating.

They Have A World Championship For Blacksmiths. Just In Case You Didn't Know.

Fuck this shit is manly. Contestants competing in the 'Tong Making Class' have 45 minutes to a pair of hot fitting tongs out of a hammer, metal and brawn. Grrr!

Adam Sandler Wants To See Shaq's Dick

When Shaquille O'Neal hit the showers after a pick-up game, Happy Gilmore made it his mission to get a peek of the penis.

April 12, 2013

Goodmorning New Bam Bam, Push and Hov.

In order of importance:

Action Bronson - Live From Kissena Blvd (prod. by Statik Selektah) Pusha T - Numbers On The Boards (prod. by Kanye West) Jay-Z - (prod. Swizz Beatz & Timbaland) "It's a song, Donna"

April 11, 2013

Dark Side Of The Moon [mockumentary]

Dark Side of the Moon, directed by William Karel, originally aired in 2002 with the basic premise that the television footage from the Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked and actually recorded in a studio by the CIA with help from director Stanley Kubrick. It features some surprising guest appearances, most notably by Donald Rumsfeld, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, Vernon Walters, Buzz Aldrin and Stanley Kubrick's widow, Christiane Kubrick.

PREVIOUS: Did Man Land On The Moon?
PREVIOUS: 'The Shining' Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

April 10, 2013

April 9, 2013

The Power Of Outrospection

Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves, through outrospection. What?

Laps Of Awesome

I prefer this to the Harlem Shake, so long as this is the only video that is made about Hallway Swimming. That includes any sort of dubstep remix.

Paper Mashe NBA Logo Is Shot

Reddit user "LosGanjalesBakers" broke out the safety scissors, Elmer's glue, and a stackful of old issues of SlamDime, and ESPN The Mag, and recreated the NBA logo. Is it a coincidence that Wilt is the crotch?
Via Deadspin

Ghostface Killah - 12 Reasons To Die [stream]

Listen to the album of the year, then buy the album of the year.

April 2, 2013

Baseball Card Vandals

Somebody with a lot of time and (chances are) no girlfriend took the time to make baseball enjoyable by simply getting his doodle on. Here's to you.