Friday, January 29, 2010's TuneUp Giveaway Reminder (ENTER NOW)

Don't forget to enter the TuneUp Giveaway Contest for your chance to win a free copy of the TuneUp software for iTunes.  If you have any missing song, artist or album information or even album cover art, this is a great way to clean up your iTunes Library with minimal effort.

To enter, simply list 5-10 of your favorite Old School Hip Hop tracks in the comments below or in the original contest post.  I will be picking three winners based on the best list of songs which will also be used on a future Dj RyB Old School Hip Hop Mix.  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Weightlifter Deadlifts Then Passes Out Face First Into Weight Rack (AWESOME)

Now this is what you call the perfect viral video. It's short and to the point but it's packed with plenty of unintentional comedy. I don't think think there is any question that this was real because his legs completely gave out as he fell like a ton of bricks into the weight rack without even coming close to breaking his fall. 

The dude had to get stitches on his chin and unless your Steve-O from jackass, you're not doing that to yourself just for fun or YouTube fame.  I think the best part of the video might have been the completely ridiculous and over the top yell after completing the lift.  Really guy?!?!  I also love that he not only posted the video himself but also tried to defend looking like an idiot because the endorphins kicked in. HA!  Nice try homey! 

Check out his breakdown of the situation from the YouTube description.  He even provides before and after stitches photos!

"I started strength training a month before this video was taken. When I started, I was able to deadlift 245 before my grip gave out.

I know my form breaks and I lift partially with my rounded back which I'm sure sends me straight to hell. I lifted the next day and will continue to get stronger. Passing out had nothing to do with form and everything to do with getting stoked to a previously unimaginable level. You should try it sometime. I was still high off of the endorphins after my chin was stitched up." 

BADASS! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jay Sean - "I Made It" (BEHIND THE SCENES)

A lot of people might hate on Kevin Rudolf because of his poppy style but I've liked every song he's put out so far. "Let It Rock" and "Welcome To The World" might have been ridiculously played out by radio and they did sound way too similar but I still thought they were hot songs and they were both in my Top 5 Guilty Pleasures for 2008.

It didn't hurt that he had Lil Wayne featured on "Let It Rock" and Rick Ross on "Welcome To The World" either.  That definitely helped give him a little more legitimacy and street cred in the Hip Hop community.  Most rappers seem to be down with his style and Lil Wayne has been more interested in the Rock sound (and playing the guitar) since he started working with Rudolf.  In case you didn't know, Rudolf is signed to Lil Wayne's label Cash Money Records so that helps explain why his production is always on point and how he  can land almost any major Hip Hop star for a feature.

His new single "I Made It" is just starting to hit radio now and I think it's probably his best song to date. It's a little slower than his previous singles but the beat is just ridiculous and a perfect mixture of Rock and Hip Hop. I could definitely see some rappers jumping on the instrumental for their own freestyle version of the song. The hook is catchy as always and he landed another All-Star lineup (all Cash Money) of Lil Wayne, Baby and Jay Sean.

If you don't like this song, I think you've got problems. This shit is hot! Expect to be hearing this a lot in the next few weeks.  I'm expecting this to blow up big. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Georgia's Travis Leslie Posterizes Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins (DAMN)

Damn son! That was just vicious. Kentucky's Demarcus Cousins might be scarred for life after getting dunked on that hard by Georgia's Travis Leslie. Dude kept elevating like he just took off from a trampoline or something. WOW! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rico Davis Ft. Fatman Scoop - "Freakshow" (POTENTIAL RADIO/CLUB HIT?)

I feel like it's been awhile since we've heard a good R&B/Club hit from a brand new artist. Rico Davis new single "Freakshow" definitely has that hit potential. It's got that uptempo beat and catchy hook that you need and Fatman Scoop brings his usually energy to the track to take it to the next level.

The only problem for me is that it seems like there's something missing that's keeping this from being a real big single but I can't quite put my finger on it.  I'm definitely feeling the song as a whole but at the same time there's nothing that really sets it apart from the rest of the uptempo R&B songs you hear on the radio.  It's probably going to get some radio spins but at the same time, it could get lost in the shuffle.  It's tough to say.  

What do you think about "Freakshow"?  Could this be a hit?  

Rico Davis Ft. Fatman Scoop - "Freakshow" Fatman Scoop & Rico Davis - Freak Show - Freak Show - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Skillz "09 Rap Up" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

This is the official video for Skillz "O9 Rap Up".  It's pretty easy to figure out what he's talking about without the visuals but the video does make it a hell of a lot easier to follow along in case you missed something the first time around. Good ish! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Nigerian Man Gets "Fresh Princed" By Prank Email On Live Christian TV (CLASSIC)

Does this story sound familiar? It should because that was a revised version of the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!  Classic!  This guy also got caught up reading the entire story of Star Wars in the next email.  Damn!  His people need to help him out a little bit more than that.  Even the camera guys were laughing at him! 

By the way, it doesn't get much better than the theme from Fresh Prince.  It's possibly the greatest sitcom intro of all time.

UPDATE:  British Christian TV gets Fresh Prince'd AGAIN!  Ha Ha!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Celtics' Glen "Big Baby" Davis Tells Fan To "Suck My..." (CAUGHT ON TAPE)

Boston Celtic Glen Davis is officially living up to his nickname of "Big Baby". The incident actually happened last week during a Celtics/Pistons game in Detroit but I didn't have any video evidence so I passed on talking about it. Now we have the audio of him telling a fan to "Suck my D***" so of course I'm gonna post that up!  What an idiot!

It turns out that a Pistons fan in the front row was talking smack to Big Baby and was calling him "Chubs" and "Fatboy". That's hardly harsh language for a 6'9" 289 lb. professional basketball player but obviously it got to him for some reason.  Dude needs to chill and let things slide off his back a little more.  There are going to be far worse things said about him over the course of his career.

On the other side of things, this dude from Detroit has some serious balls talking shit to a players face considering just a few short years ago we had a  little something called "The Malice at the Palace".  Does this dude want to start Round 2?  You stay classy, Detroit.

Seriously though.  How are you going to let a fan get you all fired up on some bullshit like that?  BBD has been fat/big his whole life!  It's not like this is some kind of new found deformity like a scar on his face or a missing eye that would cause him to be ultra sensitive like that.  Your freakin' nickname is "Big Baby"!!!  That doesn't bother you but "Chubs" does?  WTF, man?!?!  Toughen up.

Just in case you needed more evidence that Glen is a little on the sensitive side, here is video from 2008 where KG bitched him out in the huddle and caused him to cry on the bench.  Yikes. Can we get this kid to a psychiatrist already? - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

BC's Corey Raji Throws Down a Nasty Alley Oop vs. Clemson (WITH AUTHORITY)

WOAH!  That's how you throw it down with authority!  BC's Corey Raji definitely has some hops and he showed it with this posterization of Clemson's Milton Jennings on the "and 1" alley oop.  I'm gonna have to start watching some more of Boston College's games because they have some legit athletes on their squad. 

Don't forget the ridiculous dunk by Reggie Jackson (that didn't count but should have) from earlier this season. CRAZY!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Jets Fan Almost Tasered by Indy Police at AFC Championship Game (WEAK)

After looking at all the videos and reading a few articles, it seems like this guy Patrick Mallon from Brick, NJ was never actually tasered but one of the cops did threaten to use one. Either way, it is still ridiculous considering it looks like he wasn't too much of a threat. The video didn't capture Mallon (supposedly) blocking the cops from driving through but according to witnesses (a few called in to the Opie and Anthony show) he wasn't really paying attention, didn't see the cop cars coming through and it wasn't intentional at all. 

Even if he had been purposely blocking the cars or acting like a drunk idiot, this is a complete overreaction by the police. People are tailgating and having a few drinks. Settle down. Sure, get out and rip him a new asshole for not being aware of the cop cars coming through but grabbing him, throwing him up against the hood, arresting him and threatening to taser him is just unnecessary.

Jets fans in general are serious douchebags and I really haven't met one I like to this day but I'll actually stick up for them in this instance. This is just some serious bullshit and it probably wouldn't have happened had he been wearing a Colts jersey. On a somewhat positive note, at least almost everyone has video capabilities on their cellphone these days so the cops can't get away with this bullshit anymore. It's no longer their word against yours like it used to be because in that case, you would always lose.

People actually have proof of their abuse of power now and hopefully it will get those few out of control police officers to think twice about their actions. I know they have a very tough job and I totally appreciate what they do but I think they have better things to worry about than someone like this guy having some fun at a tailgate during the AFC Championship Game.  Relax!

Here's another look at the incident in three parts: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blindfolded Half-Court Shot To Win Final Four Tickets (OR NOT)

Talk about an epic fail mixed in with some reverse pwnage. Students at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas planned to trick the head girls basketball coach, Joel Branstrom by telling him he would win Final Four tickets if he hit a blinfolded half-court shot at their pep rally. The students were told to act all crazy as if he made the shot, assuming that he would miss.

Instead of being a hilarious trick, Branstrom actually drilled the shot which caused some serious confusion amongst the students. You could see the "Oh S***" looks on their faces after he hit it and they realized they did not have Final Four tickets. If I was that coach, I'd make those little punks pay up. I don't care what you have to do, just get me my tickets, suckas. That's just not cool to mess with a dude like that.

Here's the College Humor prank that they tried to copy but failed miserably: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Ludacris - "How Low" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Now that's WTF I'm talking about!  It really doesn't get much better than this. All you need is some cool special effects and some thick video chicks.  Done and done.  Be on the look out for the girls in the locker room.  DAMN!  Ludacris definitely knows how to pick them!

Download "How Low" at Ludacris - How Low - Single - How Low - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

LeBron Performs a Dunk Contest Routine in Warm Ups (WHY WON'T HE ENTER?)

This is ridiculous. LeBron is starting to piss me off now. He was basically doing a Dunk Contest routine in warm ups before a game last week.  Is he doing this on purpose to get the fans fired up or is he really that oblivious to all of negativity towards him now that he has backed out of his promise to enter the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?  I don't get it. 

Here are a few other Warm Up dunks I was able to find.  I guess he does this all the time but the video above frustrates me more because it was right after we learned he was officially not going to be in the Dunk Contest. Although he's not doing anything super crazy, you can tell that these dunks are super easy for him.  Imagine if he spent some time practicing some creative dunks and going at it at full speed?  It would be unreal. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Monday, January 25, 2010

Vikings Radio Call of Favre's Awful Interception vs. Saints (CLASSIC)

I feel bad for these Vikings Radio guys. You can just hear the pain in their voices. They made it an entire season and were one game away from the Super Bowl before they experienced the Brett Favre dope slap.

The best line had to be "But why do you even ponder passing?!?!  I mean, you can take a KNEE and TRY A 56 YARD FIELD GOAL!!!!  This is not Detroit, MAN! This is the SUPER BOWL!!!"

Technically, it was the NFC Championship Game but I think I know what he meant. That's frustrating as hell but honestly, they should have seen it coming. That's what Brett Favre does!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Florida's Chandler Parsons Hits a Buzzer Beater to Beat South Carolina (AND ANOTHER ONE)

There were a lot of great college games this weekend but one of the best finishes came from the Florida/South Carolina game.  Florida Freshman guard Kenny Boynton Jr. was fouled attempting a three-pointer with 11 seconds left and he nailed all three to give the Gators a 55-54 lead. South Carolina's Devan Downey then came down the floor and beat 4 defenders to the hoop to make an extremely difficult shot off the glass to give the Gamecocks the lead, 56-55 with 5.1 seconds left.  Florida's Erving Walker took it up the floor and found an open Chandler Parsons on the wing for the buzzer beating three pointer to win the game 58-56.  Nasty!

This dude Chandler Parsons is legit!  This is his second game wining buzzer beater this season.  He hit a 75 footer to beat NC State just three weeks ago.  Kid has ice water in his veins.  Someone needs to start covering this kid at the end of close games.  If he's even slightly open, he's gonna drain it. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

UConn's Stanley Robinson's Half Court Alley Oop From Jerome Dyson (NASTY)

Check out this sick half court alley oop from UConn's Jerome Dyson to Stanley Robinson that took place during their beatdown of #1 Texas on Saturday.  UConn ended up winning by 14 points, 88-74.  I'm surprised there isn't a better quality video of this play since it's one of the best college hoops highlights I've seen this season.

UConn was a little shaky at the beginning of the season but it seems like they are starting to get their act together right at the perfect time even with Coach Calhoun being out for health reasons. These dudes could be a serous problem in the NCAA Tournament and might even be a serious contender for the title if they keep playing like this. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gingers Do Have Souls!!! (PLUS BONUS REMIXES)

I wasn't going to post this at first because I didn't think it was that funny and I kind of feel bad for the Gingers but I guess was way off on this one. I originally saw the "Gingers Do Have Souls" video about 4 days ago and it had a good 200K views but it has gained some serious steam since then. It's already up to 550K views in just a few short days and it's starting to make some serious rounds on email, Facebook, etc.  Do people really hate Gingers that much?  This kid defintiely isn't helping the cause!  Dude is unintentionally hysterical!

The original video has already spawned some remixes and I'm sure there are some more on the way:

In case you didn't know where all this Ginger talk came from, South Park re-aired an episode a few weeks ago called "Ginger Kids" (click to watch). It caused a big stir because real redheads were getting kicked and beat up in local schools based on the "Kick a Ginger Day" that was part of the episode. RIDICULOUS! Here is some audio from the South Park episode to give you a taste of the madness that created this phenomenon as well as some local news reports about the Kick A Ginger Day violence: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

"Get Spiziked!" - Become Mars Blackmon from the Air Jordan Ads ( SPIZ'IKE PROMOTION)

Now that there is a new crop of Air Jordan Spiz'ike's hitting stores, Jordan Brand has decided to create a new iPhone App and micro-site to help promote them. The White/Fire Red/Black/Military Blue colorway released on 1/9/10 and is currently still in stores while the Black/Varsity Red-Cement Grey-Military Blue colorway drops on 2/20/10.  I think I might need to cop both of these.  FIRE!!!

It's safe to say that Jordan Brand didn't really need to spread the word with a viral app since everyone that loves Air Jordans is more than familiar with the Spiz'ikes but it's always cool when they put out something new to mess around with and allow you to interact with the brand.

The "Become Mars" microsite and iPhone App are pretty simple but it's still fun to mess around with for a few minutes. All you do is upload your photo and morph it onto Mars Blackmon's body and then download it or share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  It's a little difficult to get the picture to line up, especially with those big ass glasses Mars wore but what are you gonna do. This is still the closest I'll ever get to being the sidekick for my main man Michael Jordan so I'll take it.

Peep some of my favorite Air Jordan commercials featuring Mars Blackmon and see more here. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contestants Announced; No LeBron (DISAPPOINTING)

We all knew this was coming since it seemed to good to be true but I think most  hoops fan were in denial and were hoping LeBron James would still actually enter the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest based on his statement at the 2009 Dunk Contest.  It's understandable that he dropped out though.  Just check out this horrendous lineup:

Shannon Brown
L.A. Lakers
Gerald Wallace
Nate Robinson
New York*
DeMar DeRozan
Eric Gordon
L.A. Clippers**

* - indicates 2009 winner
** - will compete in the NBA All-Star Dunk-In to determine fourth dunker

In all honesty, there are actually some decent dunkers in that lineup but we don't have any real big name stars to get the fringe NBA fans excited.  Nate Robinson is well known for being in the dunk contest and for beating Dwight Howard last year but I think it's safe to say we are all sick of him at this point.  It makes sense that he would want to defend his title though.

Gerald Wallace and Shannon Brown are my two favorites to win this thing.  They are both sick in-game dunkers so I'm hoping that carries over to the actual contest.  Based on the past, that isn't always the case but I think they both have some serious contest potential.  Gerald Wallace was in the dunk contest in 2002 and he looked pretty good but I'm expecting even more this time around.

Shannon Brown seems like he would benefit from the adrenaline of dunking in a game and I'm not sure where he is on the creativity meter but he has some serious hops so I think he can put together a decent routine.

One new "feature" is the Dunk-In. DeMar Rozan of the Raptors and Eric Gordon of the Clippers will compete at halftime of the Rookie game on Friday to determine who will be the 4th dunker on Saturday night.  It seems like a cheesy gimmick but maybe it will work.  Who really knows. 

I wish this Dunk-In would allow a non-NBA player to fight for a chance to make it in to real dunk contest so we could see some new creative dunks from people like Guy Dupuy from Team Flight Brothers.  Are you telling me that people wouldn't get jacked up for the Dunk Contest again if they knew this guy was going to be in it?  Come on now!  Dude is sick!

You can always argue that he's not an NBA player so it will never happen but don't forget about Craig Hodges being allowed to defend his 3-Point Contest title in 1993 without being on an NBA roster.  If you want the Dunk Contest to stay relevant and take it to the next level at the same time, I think it makes sense to allow one non-NBA guy to earn his way into the contest.  It couldn't hurt because after this year, I'm assuming no one is going to give a shit about it again, just like it was just a few short years ago before Dwight Howard brought it back to relevance.

And as I mentioned before, LeBron James declined to enter this season, even though he put his name in during last year's dunk contest.  WEAK!  At the same time, I can't blame him.  If Dwight Howard was in it along with another big name, I think LeBron would be willing to give it a shot but I think he was all set once he saw this list. What's the point?  He would destroy all of these dudes but if he lost, he would be a chump.  There is no real advantage to him entering, at least this season.  Check out's take on the situation as they try to convince him to reconsider. 

What do you think? Will you watch the 2010 NBA Dunk Contest or will you pass? - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Michael Jordan On Jay Leno Show - "10 Questions" (IS HE DRUNK?)

There's nothing really crazy going on in this interview but what would you expect with Jay Leno?  He's a pretty terrible interviewer.  Mr. Jordan did admit he gets manicures and pedicures every 2 weeks and owns about 1,500 sneakers (I'm surprised it wasn't more) but the best was when he asked Jay "Are you stupid? Of course I can still dunk!" HA HA! 

MJ was definitely a little buzzed after sippin' some cocktails in the Bahamas.  Gotta love it! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Air Jordan 6 Retro Black/Red Releases This Saturday (FINALLY)

Jordan Brand has been killing my wallet lately with all of the great retro releases but I can't complain because I can finally purchase some of my favorite Air Jordan's that are not currently in my collection. The Air Jordan VI is right up there in my Top 5 and the Black/Red colorway that drops this Saturday (January 23, 2010) is probably the best one of them all.

I never had the chance to buy this shoe when it first released back in 1991 or the retro in 2000 but I did pick up a pair of the White/Carolina Blue Lows that dropped almost 5 years ago. I definitely want a pair of the OG colorway and I'm going to do my best to get a pair of them this weekend. The major differences between these and the 2000 retros is the use of suede instead of leather and Varsity Red vs. the original Infrared color. A lot of sneakerheads aren't happy with the changes but I really don't care. I just want a freakin' pair!

I do think these will be much harder to cop than the three Air Jordan XII's retros that released recently and are still available in stores but I'm also hoping that the general release will make it a little easier for me to pick up a pair. I NEED a pair of these in my life ASAP. If I don't get them, I am going to be PISSED!

More Pics after the Jump.

Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever (THE ONION)

Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever

Damn! The Onion has been on a roll lately.  Although they make everything up, they always seem to have a bit of truth in their super sarcastic stories and ridiculous videos. I have to admit, this particular video really hits home since I definitely fall under the category of "Annoying LOST Fan".  I have so many whacked out theories and get fired up any time I get into a conversation about the latest episode.

If you're not a fan of LOST or don't know one, then you probably won't find this video very funny but chances are you fall under one of those two buckets since LOST geeks are everywhere. I can definitely see how constant LOST talk would be annoying as hell to anyone that didn't give a shit about the show but what are you going to do.  I have to listen to other assholes yap about how awesomely funny How I Met Your Mother supposedly is every damn week so I guess it all balances out in the end. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Derick Boydar - "Kevin Garnett"

KG's finally back at practice and so is Derick. It looks like Derick was inspired by his post moves and is looking to add that fade away jumper to his arsenal.  Hopefully KG won't be as rusty as Derick when he returns... - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Weatherman Pete Bouchard is How Big? (5th GRADE HUMOR)

 Weatherman Pete Bouchard of WHDH Boston dropped in a dick joke while reporting on a storm like he was doing his first stand up routine at Dick's Last Resort or something. I can't believe he got away with this considering how politically correct everyone is on TV these days.

He's definitely got some balls.  I just don't think that 9" claim is very accurate... - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

On Court Kicks: MLK Day Custom Kicks (COOL)

If you saw an NBA game on MLK Day then you probably noticed a lot of players wearing custom kicks on court. Nike created a bunch of different grey, black, red and green colored sneakers as a tribute to the African-American heritage and Martin Luther King Jr.

I've always been a big fan of the grey colored sneaker and you can't go wrong when it's created for a special occasion like MLK Day.  Check out all of the different styles and color combos below and after the jump.

Paul Pierce wearing the Nike Air Legacy "MLK Tribute"

Lakers wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe V "MLK Tribute"

Rajon Rondo in the Nike Hyperdunk Low "MLK Tribute"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Boi - "Shine Blockas" feat. Gucci Mane (NEW ISH)

It's about time we got something new from Big Boi! This dude disappears for years without even a guest appearance and then he reemerges out of nowhere with some new ish like he never left. I wish he would drop some new material on a more regular basis but I'll take what I can get at this point. 

I wasn't a huge fan of "Shine Blockas" Big Boi - Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane) - Single - Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane) the first time I heard it but it's starting to grow on me. It's probably because I'm just happy to hear something new from one of the Outkast boys.  What do you think? Is this hot or not? - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Hilarious Interviews with Aziz Ansari on Conan and Kimmel (FUNNY ISH)

Aziz Ansari is one funny little dude! You probably recognize him from NBC's Parks and Recreation or MTV's Human Giant but he's been tearing up the stand up comedy scene for a few years now. He's promoting his new stand up CD and DVD called Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening which also just premiered on Comedy Central this past weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest you look for the next airing on TV or just buy the DVD because it's funny as hell. Aziz Ansari - Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

The clip above is from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and the clip below is from Jimmy Kimmel Live. Both skits are from his act so this will give you a good feel for his material. Funny shit!

Nike's MVP Puppets - "House On Fire" Commercial (FUNNY)

If you've watched an NBA game recently (especially on TNT) then you've probably been bombarded with Nike's new MVP Puppets commercials.  All of them have been pretty good but the "House On Fire" commercial is probably the funniest and the best one of the new crop.  Once again, I can totally picture the real Kobe acting like his puppet and talking all that smack about his new Nike Zoom Kobe V shoe just to get LeBron all fired up.  Good ish!

The ad below called "Cheer" could have been a little better had Kobe rapped on beat but it's still decent: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monta Ellis Hits a Crazy Over the Back Shot From The Stands (IMPRESSIVE)

Check out this incredible shot that Monta Ellis pulled off in practice recently. That would have been hard enough shooting it regular or throwing it football style with one hand but no look over the head is just insane.   Is he practicing for the H-O-R-S-E competition at All-Star Weekend this year?
Too bad MJ and Larry Legend didn't want to come back and compete with the young guys. I'd love to see some crazy shots like those from their McDonald's commercials back in the day. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Parks and Recreation is the Wu-Tang of Comedy (ACCORDING TO ?UESTLOVE)

First off, if you're not watching Parks and Recreation on NBC, you are missing one of the funniest shows currently on TV. It gives you the same uncomfortable douche chills that you used to get from The Office before it started sucking and there's at least 2 laugh out loud moments every episode.

?uestlove of The Roots stated on Twitter the other day that he feels like Parks and Recreation is the equivalent of the Wu-Tang Clan because every member of the show is unique and shines through which is a very solid point. In this Funny or Die video, Quest introduces us to "lost footage" of Wu Tang's RZA auditioning for the part of main character and woman, Leslie Nope (played by Amy Poehler on the show).

The RZA has a great "audition" and I loved it when he asked Ann (Rashida Jones) if she wanted to make out but the best part is when Amy walks in and says, “It’s really nice to meet you. I’ve heard the Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to fuck with.”  Classic. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Friday, January 15, 2010

Michael Cera's Jersey Shore Transformation "Youth In Revolt" Promos (HYSTERICAL)

The promos that MTV was running for Michael Cera's new movie Youth In Revolt during the last episode of Jersey Shore were hysterical and almost better than the episode itself.  Michael Cera made the Guido transformation (similar to Alyssa Milano) and he seemed entirely too comfortable with the whole thing. It's like he's had an inner Guido waiting to break out of his nerdy little body this whole time.

My favorite segment was when J-Woww was giving Cera some self tanner and Pauly D goes "This guys a sport right here".  Michael Cera then responds like a true Guido tough guy "Yo, chill out." Classic! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Baron Davis Rocks His Li-Ning BD1 Through the Streets of NYC (FRESH)

You gotta love Baron Davis. You can tell he was having fun making this video in the streets of NYC for his new Li-Ning BD1 signature shoe. He generally seems like a good dude and that he might actually just do something like this on his own. Half the people on the streets probably didn't even know who he was or that he was in the NBA but they still had fun interacting with him and messing around. he also got some nice cameos from Common, Jim Jones, Irv Gotti and DJ Clue. It also includes a dope track from Jay Dilla Ft. Diz Gibran called "Make It Fast". Very cool.

A lot of people refuse to give new shoe companies a chance, yet alone even try anything outside of Nike but I really think Li-Ning is on it's way to becoming a serious brand in the shoe game. The BD1 joints are really nice looking and I definitely think I would rock these on the court or on the streets if the price was right and they were comfortable.

A lot of NBA players are starting to switch over from Reebok, Nike and Adidas to Li-Ning because they seem to have some fat pockets and are doing everything it takes to make it on the feet of NBA players. They signed Shaquille O'Neal to a five year deal back in 2006 and also brought on Jason Kidd and Jose Calderon among others. Baron Davis left Reebok for Li-Ning and I'm sure we will see many more players doing the same if the price is right. This could be a major problem for the Big 3 in the sneaker game if they don't pay attention. Li-Ning is legit!

Check for more pics of the Li-Ning BD1 after the jump.

"Pants On The Ground" - An American Idol Original by General Larry Platt (AWESOME)

I refuse to watch American Idol because it's a generally horrible show but I do love it when it produces insane highlights like this one. 62 year old General Larry Platt performed an original song for his audition called "Pants On The Ground". I agree with Simon that this could actually be a hit!  Most songs are all about the chorus these days anyway. All he needs is a dope beat and some filler lyrics and he's good to go. There's no reason why this wouldn't sell 100,000 copies or more on iTunes. It's already becoming a monster on YouTube and it will only continue to grow as more non-Idol watchers finally get to check it out.

Hopefully someone with some skills will remix this and give it the shine it deserves...oh wait.  Someone already did?  DAMN!  The internet nerds work so fast these days.  I can't even keep up.  These two remixes weren't bad considering how quickly they wer done.  I'll definitely add more as they become available: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Corey Brewer Send Game into OT with 50 Ft. Buzzer Beater vs. Rockets (WOW)

The Timberwolves ended up losing this game in TRIPLE OVERTIME last night but they never would have made it there had it not been for Corey Brewer's incredible last second half court shot to put the game into OT. That's how you do it young fella!

Even though the Timberwolves record doesn't show it, they can still be a fun team to watch with all of that young talent. I just hope they don't trade Al Jefferson like I've been hearing around the rumor mill. If they can keep the core of this team together, they could be a problem in the next 2-3 years. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Snoop Dogg Ft. Jay-Z - "I Wanna Rock Remix" (DOPE)

Aw shit! Now that's what I'm talkin' bout! I was expecting the first time around on Snoop's "I Wanna Rock". I wouldn't change a thing on the original but I thought Snoop would have given a little more props to Rob Base in his lyrics since the whole song is based around the "It Takes Two" sample.

Snoop Dogg Ft. Jay-Z - "I Wanna Rock Remix"

It's all good though since Jay and Snoop showed the original some love on the remix. I love how Jay opened up with a revised version of Rob Base's first line like:

"I wanna rock right now,
my name is Hov and I came to shake the town.
Ya boy is internationally known,
but I'm from the hood, got a pocket full of stones"

Snoop also hit the track off with a little bit of Rakim's "Microphone Fiend" flavor.  Love it! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Celtics Destroy Nets; Tony Allen's Sick Dunk (NASTY)

The game itself last night was a joke but luckily there were a ton of highlight plays to make it somewhat interesting. The Celtics were beating the Nets 71-35 at Halftime! DAMN SON!!! That is just ridiculous considering that Rasheed, KG and Daniels were all out with injuries. I can't wait to see how this team performs once everyone is finally healthy again.

The highlight of the night came when Tony Allen caught an alley oop on the baseline from Paul Pierce and had to duck his head from hitting the bottom of the backboard. He somehow pushed his body and head from behind the backboard as he was catching the ball and was able to cock it back for a sick one handed dunk.  NASTY!

That was by far the best Celtics dunk of the year and maybe one of the best in the NBA to date. I'm not a big fan of Tony Allen's game (that's an understatement) but I always get excited when I see this type of athleticism from him. I just wish he knew how to use his powers for good instead of being so out of control all the time.
He has so much potential to be a good player while completely sucking all at the same time.  So frustrating...  

Bill Walker and Pierce both had nice dunks too: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sarah Palin Audio Book Excerpts from The Howard Stern Show (HYSTERICAL)

Sal and Richard from The Howard Stern Show put together this masterpiece last week using the audio book from Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life. They've done this with other people such as Rush Limbaugh but I thought this one was by far the best they've ever done.  The 2 minute clip is hysterical! 

Be warned, this is super dirty but if you have a sense of humor like a 12 year old like I do, you will be laughing your ass off the whole time.  Freakin' classic! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets


To truly enjoy the Death Metal Rooster video, you should probably see the original uncut version first (above). This freakin' rooster is insane! It's like the devil is trapped inside this little bastard. That was by far the longest and most annoying rooster crow of all time.

That kind of reminded me of the scene in Dumb and Dumber when Lloyd (Jim Carey) does "The Most Annoying Sound in the World".

Now it's time for the Death Metal Rooster remix. I honestly can't tell any difference between this and "real" Death Metal.  Sign him up! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

LeBron Rocks One Blue and One Orange Nike Air Max LeBron VII vs. Blazers (DOPE)

I forgot to post this earlier in the week but I'm glad I waited because I also found a sick related video of LeBron going up for an alley oop with his SHOULDER above the rim. He didn't complete the play because it was a bad pass but DAMN! That is just disgusting!!!! Oh by the way.  He just happened to have 31 points at half time and 41 for the game.  He has unstoppable lately.  It's not even fair. 

Now on to what I was originally posting about. The kicks! LeBron rocked this dope colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII on Sunday night against the Portland Trailblazers. Although he wore a similar colorway with the Cavs throwback jerseys earlier this season, he took it to another level this time with one orange and one blue sneaker.
Both would be sick as a pair but I love rockin' one of each even better.  It just works.  I actually did something similar back in high school with my hoops kicks (Reebok Kamikazes aka the Sean Kemps!) so maybe I am biased but I love mixing it up like that.  Don't be surprised if more players start imitating his style. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Carlos Boozer Posterizes Udonis Haslem (DEEZ NUTS)

Boozer isn't exactly known as a leaper and he looks like he barely got off the ground for this one but he still posterized the shit out of Udonis Haslem on the fast break. How did those nuts taste, Udonis? You just got worked! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Sneaker Con 2010 Recap (SLANGIN' THOSE KICKS)

The second ever Sneaker Con took place this past Saturday in New York City’s SoHo where local sneakerheads packed into a gym at the St. Patrick Youth Center to view, trade and sell some sneakers. It sounds like the turnout was excellent and based on the pictures and video above, there was a really good selection of exclusive and rare kicks.

Jordan Brand was nice enough to send along some samples of upcoming Jordan releases including the Air Jordan VI Motorsports.  Supposedly, only 20 pairs were made of the shoe and the chances of ever seeing or owning this shoe is slim but Sneaker Con visitors were lucky enough to get an up close look. Check out the other samples they sent below of the Air Jordan Spiz'ike and Air Jordan VI Black/Varsity Red.

For more pics from the event, check out or - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Five Seasons of LOST in 8 Minutes and 15 Seconds (SWEET)

This is a pretty awesome summary of the first 5 seasons of LOST that should get you fired up for Season 6 which is right around the corner. The wifey and I have been watching Season 5 over the past few weeks since she fell asleep during every episode last season so I'm already getting myself prepared but this video was a nice refresher on EVERYTHING. I always forget about some of the weird ish that happened in the first few seasons.

LOST is set to premiere on Tuesday February 2nd at 9 PM EST on ABC. Hopefully, all of our questions will finally be answered and this wasn't just some stupid dream sequence that Hurley had in a Mental Hospital or something. Otherwise, I might lose it since I would have wasted so much of my free time over the past 6 years. We will find out soon enough... - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Monday, January 11, 2010

Girl Tries To Do A Backflip Off Her Bed; TV Drops On Her Head (SERIOUS PWNAGE)

Way to push your luck, chicky! You nailed the first back flip perfectly but instead of calling it a day, you just had to try and take it to the next level. That's what you get!

By the way, that wasn't one of those new lightweight flat screen TV's. It was one of those monster tube TV's that probably weighs about 100-150 pounds. That thing was a beast! There is no way she didn't end up in the hospital with a concussion after that madness. OUCH! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Grey/Teal (FRESH)

The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 is probably one of the best looking crosstrainers Nike has ever produced but it doesn't always get the shine it deserves, at least not until recently. Even sneakerheads like myself usually forgot about it until Nike re-released it in it's original Seattle Mariners colorway last year (below).

This shoe was way ahead of it's time when it was released in the early 90's.  It definitely holds up and if this was released as a new shoe today, I think it would be a top seller, even without a Griffey like endorsement.  It was futuristic back then but now it just seems to fit in just fine with today's crazy sneaker designs.
The new Grey/Teal colorway might be the hottest colorway that has ever dropped for the Nike Air Max Griffey 1.  It is unbelievably fresh and clean.  I've always been a big fan of all grey kicks and this one takes that style to the next level.  Expect to see this available in stores in the summer of 2010.

A few other colorways of the Air Max Griffey Max 1 released earlier this year.  Check for pics after the jump.

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