Blackrock: The Colossus of Wall Street →
Businessweek looks into the Federal government’s go-to firm for understanding and valuing any and all toxic mortgage debt. The article paints CEO Larry Fink as an amiable and confident man with a strong dedication to serving clients beyond company rhetoric. The funny thing is how badly he wants Blackrock to have the same notoriety and brand equity as their partner and rival Goldman Sachs....
People going buckwild in the hood over the Cool Grey Jordan XIs that came out yesterday! Best part: At the 0:45 mark, homeboy is stunting in a Chevy Lumina w/ suicide doors as the newslady is reporting live. Honorable mention goes to the woman just chomping on some Funions on camera.
Merry Christmas - Here’s a video of Dwight Howard bouncing a ball off the head of a random whitey on the Spurs! Guaranteed good cheer!
How 50 Cent scored half a billion (WaPo) →
“Despite the high-minded science of Glaceau, Vitamin Water was basically a smarter, more upscale, more aspirational version of the ultimate ghetto beverage on which Lighty and 50 had grown up: the “quarter-waters” sold in every bodega, deli and convenience store from Queens to Compton. The quarter-waters (so named because they once cost 25 cents) were just like the Kool-Aid...
Wall Street... what is it good for? absolutely... →
“There was a presumption that financial innovation is socially valuable. The first thing I discovered was that it wasn’t backed by any empirical evidence. There’s almost none.” (via dihard)
Design firm A2591 decided to see how far they could strip a brand’s packaging down and still be effective. Here are three examples where I feel the strongest variation is the original, the slightly minimized and the super minimized. Corn Flakes is one that benefits from the original packaging. Cereals are packaged in a cardboard box, so without the giant product shot, consumers might...
And 1 Streetball Caribbean Edition Shout out to the two guys in this video who tried to play some D and got their ankles broken.
Internet Souvenirs w/o 12.13
Internet Souvenirs w/o 12.13
Kanye West ft. Teyana Taylor, Cam'Ron, Jim Jones,...
Funny is not enough. →
NYMag profiles media darling Ricky Van Veen in CollegeHumor’s next step beyond original branded content. I’ve always been a fan of Van Veen and the CollegeHumor crew and it is really amazing how so many in their orbit have risen both together and apart. Props.
Lil’ Wayne ft. Cory Gunz - 6’7” ...
#RICHBOYFACE Time to change careers!
I was riding around prom night in my mom’s Mitsubishi Expo LRV fussing with this...– Spitta didn’t go to prom, he went to Wendy’s (via Hot Cars TV)
Hole - Celebrity Skin This just came on from a...
Internet Souvenirs w/o 12.6
6 seconds after face off, one hockey team decides to launch a simultaneous ass whooping on the other team. Situations like this is also why hockey will never be completely lame. Can’t even imagine the field day Fox News and their ilk would have if this happened in basketball with black players!
Combat Jack Radio featuring Complex EIC Noah...
It’s hateful. Who wants to in a shopping mall? Who wants to burst through...– Angry, bitter and completely stereotypical New Yorker on the resurgence of Soho (via NYTimes)
Documentary on Nas’ Illmatic aka the best hip hop album to date. WHAT UP DUNN?!
It makes you feel like you just defeated a boss from Final Fantasy 8– - RapGenius’ description of “All of the Lights” from their review of MBDTF Focused triumphant excess is how I would describe the whole album, and “All of the Lights” is my pick for the best example of that. Seamlessly incorporating 12 famous people (Elton...
My thoughts dirty as hell right now.
Firefox understands the Internet →
Firefox is promoting their new browser with probably the best internet marketing campaign I’ve seen. With Firefox LIVE, Firefox adopted a few Red Pandas, the animal in Firefox’s logo. They put some webcams on them and let people help with their downloads: if enough people download Firefox 4, they will buy the cubs a jungle gym! Moreover, Firefox understands what the internet...