Saturday, December 29, 2007
Unbelievable! The New England Patriots win their 16th game, becoming the first team to have a winning regular season run that long in NFL history. I don't have to tell you how big this is (its all over TV), but since my Bengals aren't making it to the playoffs this year I have to vie for Dallas to win, ha.
ESPN- Pats beat Giants
Friday, December 28, 2007
I made a post on these guys earlier this year (feb 07) and have been checking with them on occasion. They recently received recognition as one of the top 20 best Wallstreet blogs on the net. Its a pretty cool site run by people our age (20+) so check out the site if you are interested in stocks and investing.
Just a minute ago as I was going through my daily blog roll I noticed that TheCorporatetakeover(.net) had made a post about who will be taking up the Def Jam president post when Jay finaly steps down, and the first thing that struck me was the shirt Jay had on. Most people aren't familiar with the street wear scene but for those that are the brand of shirt that Jay has on would be obvious. The Undefeated (UNDFTD)brand based out of LA is a fresh brand focused mainly on a mixture of the underground skating subculture, and is definetely a staple in the industry. Check out the link below for more knowledge.
Link to article- TCT
Sorry for the late post I haven't had access to my laptop for some time and even now I'm short on free time. I'm surprised by the amount of responses I've been getting on my blog lately. More than 1 response every 3 weeks is a BIG DEAL! I've been doing this for a while now and I don't advertise my page, I don't even talk about it to my friends. Its just a fun project that I work on when I have time and lately its become something of a journal for all the cool things I happen across that I am interested in. Since people are actually reading my site I'm gonna have to take it a little more seriously I guess. Thanks for your replies.
I hope everyone enjoy(ed/s) their Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa. 4 DAYS TILL NEW YEARS! Can't wait.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Nike has always amazed me at how great they are at marketing. After they teamed up with foot locker in may this year to build the new House of Hoops branded stores, you just get the feeling that nike really can sell ANYTHING. Most nike commercials usually have athletes as their selling points. This ad doesn't have a single athlete in it, but still manages to inspire.
I liked the commercial so much that I had to do some more research on the store. From the video the store doesn't look all that sweet, which reminds you of how much priority Nike places on marketing creativity. Even though I'm not falling out of my seat I still like the look of the store, plus I like the Dipset touch. DIP DIP...
Also check out Freshnessmag's scoop on the same store (in Harlem NY). Its a bit old but I figure since I missed it so did you.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
If you've been coming to the site for any length of time and still don't know about the crooks, then get familiar. The crooks n castles team just opened a newest store on Melrose Avenue, LA. Their clothing has been rocked by everyone from Jay-Z to Big Boi from outkast, Lupe fiasco to Bun B. C&C have a lot of weight in the streetwear industry and its only right that they open up shop.
Link to Hundreds page for more pics.
Link to the C&C page: Crooks n Castles.
Bathing Apes Autumn/winter Collection is here. I see they are still going strong with the superhero thing. Check out the hoody with the Flash, Superman, Batman, and wonder woman characters on it, here. Very fresh. And the spongebob tee here. And the really boring colors in the new collection here. And for the Hypebeast post click the link.
Super expensive Billionaire Boys Club from Pharrell Williams released its new catalogue of wallet breaking clothing. Check out the new stuff by clicking the link below. As for me I'm gonna do like Jews do and window shop alllllll day. Props to corporate takeover for the let em now post but next time you gotta put a link on your page my dude.
BBC Look book
I've been giving this dude props for while so it was only logical to post a recent interview he did with another hiphop culture site. Just over a week ago Scheme mag did an interview with wale where he talks about hate from Swizz beats and the D.C. Go Go sound.
Check it out- Schememag
Monday, December 17, 2007
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A breath of fresh air, a glimmer of hope for hip hop, the return of street gangsta poetry, Az, Brooklyn, NYC, rap is not dead. The video is CRAZY originl, the lyrics actually sound like they took time to put together, I need to hear some more AZ.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The hundreds just recently had a post entirely focused on Takashi Murakami, interesting read and cool weird artwork. I was especially interested when Bobby hindreds (from the site) wrote about how he got a hold of a book titled Meaning of the Nonsense of Meaning by Takashi Murakami himself. Then Bob ends the post with a quote:
"In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning."
– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946
Very interesting, check it out now @ Thehundreds
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I don't wanna sound like a ignorant american, but does england even have any ghettoes? If not does it at least have communities where a lot of poor people live in parts of london? I just watched the 'kidulthood' movie. I have wanted to watch it for some time but never had the chance. After watching the movie and reading some of the hilarious responses on the youtube page (yeah I watched it on youtube, can't find the movie at the local blockbuster), I had to comment myself, so here goes. Londoners can not FUCK with New yorkers or any other american cities toughest hoods. I'm not going to get into it too much, but the fact is our streets are more violent because our country is more corrupt. The idea that teens are carrying glocks and baseball bats just so they can cause trouble and brag that they run with a rough clique is the dumbest shit I've ever heard. So I shake my head to you 16 year old black kids who come fom good homes but want to imitate the lifestyle you see on TV, grow the fuck up.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I posted some time ago about the history of the cocaine epidemic(the Rick Ross story) during the Reagan era. I have also studied the history of big gangs such as the bloods and crips of Los Angeles. What I have come to find out that no matter where you go in the world most of the gangs, especially the ones involving the black youth tend to be caused by the government and or the greed for money. The government supplies the guns so that the poor kill themselves and or help the government reach a certain goal such as raising money for a war or votes. Of course poverty also goes hand in hand many times with crime but it seems that no matter where you go in this world, whether to London, NYC, Jamaica, or Darfur black teens are fighting wars because of two things government and money. What makes this video stand out for me though is that I find it interesting that teens in London want to live the gangsta lifestyle they see on TV. Imitating their favorite rappers by wearing Yankee fitteds even though they may never watch a Yankee game their whole life. If in fact these teens are picking up guns to act cool and tough, then I say to them STOP THAT SHIT OUT. In my opinion Gangs are products of poverty and lack of a good family oriented community. If these kids have neither problems do not try to create one.
Friday, October 05, 2007
When I was growing up I was a big comic book reader. Even though most of the time I could barely afford new comics. I read almost all most new comics by borrowing them from the local library. But if you know anything about comics you know of the horrendous movies that have tried to bring them to life in the past. Batman begins and Superman returns are two movies that in my opinion show the world what a good comic book movie should be (Xmen2 was good too, but I am originally a DC comics fanboy so eh). Having said that I will now stress how cool I thought Batman begins was. IT WAS AWESOME! Christian bale kicks ass as Bruce Wayne and is the best actor to don the bat suit since ... ever. Plus he's also the face you see to your right every time you visit my EBBS/Evilvader blog. Anyway as far as I know the next movie will star batman's greatest nemesis THE JOKER, and so far I am certain this joker wouldn't be as cheesy as the previous jokers we've seen.
Click link below to read Michael Caine's (Alfred in Batman begins) reaction to seeing the new Joker (played by Heath Ledger).Rottentomatoes
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
HALO 3 comes out September 25th and the world will never be the same. Actually I'm not a really big fan of the game but being an american college student you can't help but notice the impact a game like this has on people my age. Apparently the game is worth its weight in gold since IGN.com instantly gave it a 9.5 rating out of 10. I mean the game already has 1.5 million preorders or more before it has even come out so here's to the success of the XBOX 360 and to the death of the PS3, cheers.
Oh and the commercial is kickass, of course its not the real one.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Speaking of the devil
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Clearly a Lamborghini, but nothing quite like it. A super car without equals: the Lamborghini Reventón is a road vehicle with an extreme specification and, at the same time, a limited edition masterpiece – a coherent style, angular with sharp lines, inspired by the very latest aeronautics.
With just 20 produced, each 1 Million Euro (without taxes) Lamborghini Reventón
is a symbol of extreme exclusivity, yet still offering the extraordinary performance that makes the Reventón so unrivalled: under the completely autonomous design, the Reventón possesses the entire technical and dynamic competence of the twelve cylinder Lamborghini.
Lamborghini prides itself on being the extraordinary manufacturer of extreme super sports cars without compromise. Sensuality and provocation characterise every Lamborghini, with an aggressively innovative style. “However, the Reventón is the most extreme of all, a true automotive superlative. Our designers at the Lamborghini Style Centre took the technical base of the Murciélago LP640 and compressed and intensified its DNA, its genetic code,” affirms Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
A lot of people claim that hip hop is dead, and in some senses it is, or rather it has been for some time now. This brings to mind the statement 50 just made recently about people not wanting intellectual type albums from the Nas/Jay-Z/Tupac/Biggie era Interesting Link, it begs the question of where hip hop will be 10 years from now. Graduation is what hiphop needs right now. period. Every song and every verse are put together in such way that you can't help but to praise Kanye for putting so much work in. The album sounds better the second, third, fourth time you listen to it, and that is what a classic album is supposed to be. I'm not the type to go out and buy an album because most times I can just download them for free, but for Kan's new release I felt a need to show some support. If we fans don't buy these albums from artists we appreciate who will? The bottom line is Kanye's graduation album is a success in every way a 2007 hip hop album can be, and more.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Great artist soon to release a great album. Sounds like lupe has also grown up a lot from his last album, like he has a chip on his shoulder or something. Like he has something to prove, which is exactly what we need. Here's to wishing him the best and waiting for that new album "the Cool" to hit stores November 20th.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
The minnesota timberwolves still have not been able to get rid of garnett, and I say get rid of because even though garnett is probably their best player (my opinion) the management really wants jeferson from the celtics instead of kevin. I think its ludicrous that this is still going on, I've been hearing from friends that kevin was now a pheonix sun, this news just throws my whole day off.
If kevin gets signed to the Lakers that would be SOOOOOO AWESOME though.
Link to the VERY recent ESPN article.
Funny Garnett picture from GETGARNET.com, go lakers.
1. Lil Wayne
3. The Game
4. Andre 3000
5. Kanye West
6. Young Jeezy
8. 50 Cent
10. Jim Jones
Interesting list, I would agree that wayne is the hottest out right now cuz there really is no competition out there even vying for the spot or causing drama like he is. I've never listened to andre so I don't know why he's on the list but whatever...
Direct MTV link
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I have an appreciation for japanese artwork in different forms, may it be manga books, anime movies, or toys. But one thing that I have enjoyed over all of them are Japanese RPG games such as the final fantasy series and such. I love the stories told through this medium and the emotion they bring out of the player, so being a new xbox fan I have starved for a long time for a good RPG, that will all end at the end of the year. Even if you don't keep up with video games, you should at least know that by the end of the year 2007 halo 3 is coming out and so is GTA IV, but thats not all. Final fantasy creator and the Dragon ball series creator are coming together to release a english version of their smash game Blue Dragon game to north america, so I'm excited. Also eternal sonata and lost odyssey coming out this year, so there's a lot coming out to look forward to. Check out the link below for some 360 edumacation.
IGN Three Red Lights Podcast Episode 3
I haven't been keeping up with a lot of the street wear scene for some time, too long in my opnion. But I noticed some of what crooks have been putting out, including the crooks vs knowledge watch collabo, and the tee they have out in the in4mants store, ridiculous. I definetely need that watch, just which it came out in gold, and not just platinum.
Calvin Klein Bacote, an OG from Brooklyn did an interview with the Drama king Kay Slay and Angie Martinez about Jay-Z's past life and how he was less of a gangsta turned rapper and more of a rapper living out the life of a real gangsta (in this case being that of the young calvin). Jay even referenced calvin in the song allure off the black album, when he raps "I never felt more alive/ Than ridin' shotgun in Klein's green five." Calvin talks about how jay ignored him once he was released from a 14 year bid in jail, and has done the same financially to the people around him (such as dame dash, ta-ta, beanie, Jaz-O etc), calvin claims he's just here to let people know who the real Jay-Z is. If you haven't heard the audio yet, you need to.
Zshare of the complete interview: here
Monday, July 23, 2007
The Golden Compass is a forthcoming film based upon the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, slated for release on December 7 2007 by New Line Cinema. The story tells of Lyra's adventure to the far north in search of her friend. The movie title reflects the North American title of the novel The Golden Compass, known originally in the UK as Northern Lights. The project was announced in February 2002, following the success of other recent adaptations of fantasy epics, and at $150 million is expected to be New Line's biggest budget project ever after a series of box office disappointments in the past year
Daniel Craig just can't stop getting new work can he, he's in not one but two movies coming out this year. Well I guess playing bond comes with some perks.
Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the only other agent whose identity has not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). As Smart and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS’ master plan—and each other—they discover that key KAOS operative Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his sidekick Shtarker (Kenneth Davitian) are scheming to cash in with their network of terror. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart—armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm—must defeat KAOS if he is to save the day.
Steve carrell = good movie
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Nowadays jays rhymes are more about the things money can buy and the lifestyle he enjoys, but earlier in his career you could hear how hungry he was for the paper and how relentless he was as a lyricist. Streets is watching off his in my lifetime vol 1 album (which I liked better than the first) is definetely a classic track.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
For those that do not have an Xbox maybe you should just skip this post all together but for those who own an xbox and having played or own and played NBA 2k7 you know how addicting this game can be. It has been in my xbox for as much time as all my other 9 games combined, maybe even more. The point is I like the game, and I have dedicated myself to playing the online mode until I become the #1 ranked player in the world. As of now I'm the 25th best (out of like 3000+ to put it in persepective). I just finished a 10-0 run, feeling unstoppable, so I challenged a rank 7 player and got demolished. I used the Cleveland Cavs and got my ass whooped by the Lakers. At the end of the game I was only down 10 points but this rank 7 guy played like a freaking machine, not making one mistake, and totally leaving me in awe of how focused a person can be playing a videogame. I mean, I wouldn't even be typing this post if not for how good this dude was... Anyway I gotta get better, so If I do break the top 10 I'll keep you posted.
Oh and If you play on xbox live and wanna challenge me let me know what games you have, and get ready to get BEAT, just kidding, but not really.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
This guy is on top of the world and to think that he will not be releasing his new album this year just shows how cocky he is about his new found standing as one of the most admired rappers (if not the best in the game) out right now. I like the concert vid shown above I even like the mixing in of tracks off his albums, but the freestyle at the end makes the whole vid worth it. Lil wayne is on fire.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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I have to say I did not expect this movie to get too many bad ratings, not with all the marketing that was behind the movie. That just goes to show you that you really can't believe the hype.
The movie Dead or Alive has been out for some time now and I'm just now considering giving it a looksee, but after reading the reviews this movies has got even the positive reviews don't inspire. What could be bad about seeing a bunch of chicks in string bikinis fighting (hopefully in a suggestive manner) for 87 minutes or so. I don't know one person personally who has seen the movie but how bad could the movie really be...
The movie gets hammered by critics over at Rotten Tomatoes
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The ferrari dino was one of the most popular ferrari's back in the late 1960s and even today it holds a place in the hearts of ferrari lovers everywhere. Just recently ferrari released some conceptual art work on the possible V6 dino of the future. The new dino would be aimed at the american public who seem to appreciate the brand and its creations more than any other part of the world. Its supposed to stay in the $100,000 range upon release so it can compete with cars like the porsche 911 carrera S and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Source: Serious Wheels