Bruce Lee Interview
Holy shit, Bruce Lee is awesome.
Dame Dash breaks down the Wack World Shuffle
R. Kelly - Echo Robert Sylvester Kelly has...
The Blakroc LP is out this Friday on iTunes and mom & pop stores
Eminem performs “Crack A Bottle”, complete with flat and unnecessary 50 Cent appearance, and his verse on “Forever” on the AMAs. Is it me or does “Forever” bang extra hard with the live band? Em spits his crazy verse so clean I can almost hear every syllable. Applaud this man.
The DENNIS System
Can’t you help me, I’m bent?” What other rock star in history would sing about...– Intensities in Ten Suburbs on Matchbox 20’s “Bent” (via screwrocknroll)
The moment of clarity for me was this young Asian American woman that came up to...– John Cho underestimates a really good blunt’s ability to break barriers and bridge gaps. Alliteration ftw.
I ain’t Santa, but I am a blessing– Chad Ochocinco announces he will be giving away a pair of ‘red-bottoms’ on twitter
Behind the Scenes of Jonathan Mannion shooting Lil Wayne in an astronaut suit for XXL. That was one of the most ridiculous magazine covers ever. He was sagging the spacesuit!
Format Magazine interviews Jonathan Mannion →
Format: When you’re photographing, specifically for celebrities and musicians, do you feel a responsibility for the messages that your photographs send? JM: Absolutely. I think everything you put out in the world you have to be responsible for. Even people that claim they’re not a role model and their behavior should not be emulated, fine, but it’s still going to have an impact on people that...
Dame Dash on Roc-A-Fella, Jay-Z, Kanye, Cam and Jimmy. Ever since seeing Dame pour Cristal on some big booty broads on a yacht in the now classic Big Pimpin’ video, I was a fan. Now he’s wiser, smarter and calmer than he used to be. Yeah, Dame is an asshole and probably always will be, but his Blakroc project will > anything Jay put out since Black Album. Also, it’s nice...
Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he’s evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he’s evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who...
Shaquille O'Neal, art curator? →
People shouldn’t be so shocked at this. We should all know Shaq is a man of the arts, contributing his abilities through various mediums. Now, O’Neal is branching out yet again by taking on the art world. The Cleveland Cavaliers athlete is curating a gallery show in New York that is appropriately titled “Size DOES Matter,” which explores the idea of scale in contemporary art, according to a...
Music: Too Expensive to Be Free, Too Free to Be... →
Wired puts together a list of proof that free music/ad supported websites are unfeasible. NO SHIT SHERLOCK. Music on the consumption end is essentially free to anyone with an internet connection. We all know this. Yet somehow, so many feel they can make a business based on getting people to pay for something that is free. Whether the current state is right or wrong has no bearing on the...
Pitchfork on Owl City's 'Fireflies'
He’s hanging by a moment here with you? He’ll follow wherever you will go? We all wish we were somewhere making out, but seriously, stop listening to this song and and just ask her the fuck out already. HAHAHA
From Vivian Louie’s Compelled to Excel, a book on Asian-Americans and being the ‘model minority’: For Margaret Wang, it was more that her parents were so uninterested in her extracurricular activities as to make them nearly invisibly, when she would have welcomed their support. In high school and in her freshman year of college, Margaret was a cheerleader. The enjoyment that she...
Dripping With Irony
I get the sense this dude was definitely LOL-ing when writing this. An excerpt from Steven Pinker’s Blank Slate: For millennia, the major theories of human nature have come from religion. The Judeo-Christian tradition, for example, offers explanations for much of the subject matter now studied by biology and psychology. Humans are made in the image of God and are unrelated to animals. Women...
The NYT reviews Malcolm Gladwell's collection of... →
One thing jumped out at me when I read this review. The reviewer is a straight out genius. Smarter than the guy who’s book he’s reviewing. The genius doesn’t become apparent until midway down the first page. The reviewer starts ripping apart Gladwell’s mistakes in Gladwell style by constructing a fancy sounding term for it. He named it the Igon Value Problem after...
I have lawyers on retainers and I have to pay them so much money anyway, so...– 50 Cent explains his reasoning for suing WorldStarHipHop
Quincy Jones III & Chamillionaire talk at Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner Forum about the business side of the music industry. Apparently, the only rapper who went to tech conferences before Chamillionaire was motherfucking MC Hammer. Anyways, two really smart, self-made dudes drop knowledge on the whitest lady ever.
HAHAHAHA @tarng is a creepy motherfucker
NYT Magazine's Megan Fox feature in poem form
by Alex Balk Megan Fox Has dark brown locks Worn parted in the middle And when she speaks She often shocks but still remains a riddle Though Megan Fox Dons sultry frocks She’s really quite demure It bothers her That other girls all treat her like a whore Megan Fox Has taken knocks From those with whom she’s worked And though she isn’t blameless She can’t help but still be irked Megan Fox...
Esquire magazine launches their Augmented Reality issue. QR codes in the magazine can be used in sync with a webcam to bring up additional content on the computer. I applaud the magazine for trying something new, even if it initially feels like a big gimmick. Working at a media job lets me see the nosedive the print industry has taken firsthand. Circulation numbers are dropping, yet many...
Braces are usually a dealbreaker. Usually.
Hoo? - A Short Compilation
A short compliation composed of songs that came up when I typed ‘hoo’ into my iTunes: Lil’ Wayne - Shoot Me Down Blakroc - Hoochie Coo (Black Keys + Mos Def + Jim Jones) Kanye West ft. T-Pain - Flight School Mando Diao - Dance With Somebody (The Hood Internet w/ GZA & Cadence Weapon) Royce da 5’9” ft. ft. Bun B & Joell Ortiz - Hood Love Flows pretty...
Nas x Damian Marley
Irina Shayk in Italy for Sports Illustrated This is the kind of woman that can ruin the most powerful of men. The kind that launches ‘1000s of ships’ and whatnot. The kind that gets a song written for her by a Harvard graduate who could only manage gibberish in her presence. Just look at the face on the man at the :40 mark.
The Yankees are the strongest American team, right?” said Shinkichi Sato, 61, a...– And therein lies a fundamental difference between Japanese and Americans. Congrats to Matsui and NY. via NYTimes
John Mayer - Who Says Mayer has always been too smart, too self aware for his own good. This is probably why his music kinda sucks. Over-thinking any creative process, especially art, will just make the end product more boring. Just look at his face in the video as he’s having a night out in Manhattan as only a well-funded bourgeois can: that is what smug looks like. Despite all that, I...
Paranoia is the backbone of conservatism.
I love grand sweeping statements. Especially ones that hold a good amount of truth. Not the entire truth, but still a good amount.
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension Not bad! I...