Thursday, August 28, 2008

Your Good Does Not Equal My Good: The Music Video Graphics Edition

So yesterday I was at a listening for Kardinal Offishall (Album is fire, if they work it right - meaning put together a dope video for "Numba 1/Tide is High" with Rihanna - it should a be a smash... "Bad Like We Bad" is my current anthem) anyway so somebody walked in the studio like "Yo that T-Pain video for 'Can't Believe It' is incredible. Just off the graphics alone!!!". Of course I said nothing out loud, but silently I was scratching my head.

This is the video he was talking about:

Granted the YouTube quality isn't the best, but when I see this video I really just think it's a prime example of a good idea that just didn't translate into the final product. Maybe I'm being too critical. Iono.

Just to show you an idea of what I think are good graphics in a music video I'm posting a few vids I actually dig enough to consider them artwork.

Let's start with the homie Opio of Hieroglyphics fame.

"Some Superfly Shit"

Then move onto Solange's "I Decided"

Kanye's "Stronger" was way more effective use of a green screen.

Am I asking for too much here? I just want some good use of effects, decent color choices and movement that makes sense. Oh I just thought of another great one.

And granted, this one is kind of silly too but appropriately so. If you're gonna use a green screen, do it properlike mane.

White Boy Day

I was prepping my afternoon post for Soulful and decided on Robin Thicke's EPK and Jon B.'s comeback single. The combo made me chuckle cuz I instantly heard Drexl from True Romance in my head "He musta thought it was white boy day"...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

History In the Making


Kardinal Offishall Fux Wit It

And I fux wit him too... More on the listening in a short.

Besos bitches!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Murs Goes Hard (Literally)

In case you really had no idea just how G my girls at Shade 45 are I had to post this Lip Service clip to let you know. When you let porn stars in the studio with rappers, who knows what will happen next. Watch and learn:

LMAO. Hilarious and slightly disgusting.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jam of the Day: They Reminisce Over You

No I'm not mourning anybody. I just remember the way this song made me feel back in what was it, 92? 93? I wish I had the free time to just sit in my room and play songs over and over, scribbling lyrics down in attempt to memorize. As it is, right now I'm stealing time from another impending deadline to post this. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

No Homo - A Tutorial By Jay Smooth

This one is especially dedicated to Jayson, Anslem and Carl. Pause. Shout out to my peeps Timm & Mazzi, all up in the video.

Jay Smooth = Kinda Like A Genius

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Solange: "That's My Sister Bitch!"

Solange Lets Loose on Lip Service! Talks Weezy, Bow Wow & Beyoncé

Solange paid a visit to my girl Angela Yee’s Sirius Shade 45 show “Lip Service” last night and leave it to Angie to get homegirl to let it all hang out!
While Solo says she’s currently single, she sounds like she’s big pimping it these days – admitting to a main dude AND some side pieces. She calls them her “meat and potatoes” (gotta love it). But you can hear it for yourself below. Oh I guess I should warn you – she has a bit of a potty mouth so this audio isn’t exactly safe for work!

Solo also opened up about some of her rumored hookups and reports that she’s a homewrecker (she does facetiously admit that Angelina Jolie is her idol).

And no Solange interview would be complete without a BeyoncĂ© reference right? Solo says F*ck whatcha heard – she doesn’t want to hear no “better than Bey” talk!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Energy Drinks Reach An All Time High: Booty Sweat

If you haven't seen Tropic Thunder yet, go see it. Shit is hilarious. This video does a pretty good job of summing up the level of satire throughout the film. Somebody out there really gets it. Guaranteed laughs.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Check Me Out: I Fux Wit It It Fux Wit Double 7 Film

I'm doing I Fux Wit It satellite posts now -- not sure if that's the right termanology but I sho like how it sounds. When you have a chance check out my fresh new post on the Double 7 Film site -- here's a direct link please enjoy the music and leave me some comments dammit...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Shits And Giggles For Fans of The Wire

And it's still never gets old to me!

Watch This Now: Santogold "Lights Out"

Santogold continues to kick ass and take names her SW-1's by her side (Whatup Desiree and Monica!)

Yes Black Girls Do Rock...

Watch This: Rebel Yell "Army of Misfits"

Army of MisFits

I've been feeling a lot of different shit lately (surprise surprise)so this is right up my alley.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Watch This: Bun B. "You're Everything"

I might have lived a lot of places, but I know where home is. I feel you on this one Bun.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Still Jockin Jay-Z

Ya gotta give it to him, he's like Jordan in his heyday

BLUEPRINT 3 from kwest on Vimeo.

Kanye is looking grizzly as fuck... Looking fwd to those Blueprint 3 leaks...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Watch This: Damu the Fudgemunk "Soul Brother Number 3"

Love this video... U gotta admit it's creative.

Damu The Fudgemunk - Soul Brother Number 3 - Damu's 3 a.m. Freestyle from j. nota on Vimeo.

LOL at Rick Rawss taking knocks from all angles. Shout out to JNota!

Watch This: Khaled Shows Off His Public Speaking Skills for The Parker Report

I love Erik Parker's Meet the Press styled hip-hop forum "The Parker Report" but jeez to whoever ever gave Khaled a microphone, this dude is now a self appointed spokesperson for hip-hop couples??? How did that happen? And since when did anybody care who Ace Hood is dating?

Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm Not Playing With You Anymore Antwan


Grind Time Rap Gang. BANG!BANG!BANG!

From the girl that almost got tatted up with the 'Kast crown, I'd listen to Killa Kill from Adamsville if I was you 'Twan.

Believe in the YES

Don't let Kiki die...

NO WORDS. I'm in tears right now.