The video for "Lost Ones" is simple but effective. It goes perfectly with the vibe of the song. I'm surprised this is the next single from the album but I think it's a cool joint and it's different than anything else out right now so it's refreshing. The whole album is dope so I don't even know what I would have picked to be the next single myself.
I missed the video for "Can't Get Enough" so I might as well throw that up too.
Friday, October 28, 2011
I don't even know where to begin with this one so I'll just let you take a look for yourself. This is awesome and disturbing all at the same time. It goes perfectly with the craziness of the "Big Bad Wolf" song though so it almost makes sense in some fucked up way. These dudes were on some other shit when they came up with this one. Mad props on the creativity though. We need more music videos like this.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I've been kind of inconsistent with my Thursday Throwbacks lately but I think I've been dropping some gems when I actually do get around to it. Here is another one of those classics from the mid 90's that was on some street shit but still had some crossover appeal somehow. Back then, it didn't really matter if a song was radio friendly or not. As long as it was a dope joint, it got some radio spins and was thrown in the video rotation. This is a perfect example of that. It's still one of the best beats I've ever heard in my life. Just FILTHY!!!
I've been hearing about this video for a few days now but I kept forgetting to watch it until just now. I wish I had seen it earlier because this is ridiculously cool. This has to be one of, if not the best shoe promos ever done. I'm not a fan of most of the Melo signature Jordan Brand shoes but this definitely got me a little excited for the M8 for about a half a second. Too bad the shoe is pretty hideous once you get a better look at it.
Here's the summary from the video with a link to the official site:
Exclusive content from the Melo M8 NYC Flight Event. Watch as Melo and the M8 take flight in NYC at Pier 54. Check out the interactive experience for yourself at: http://j.mp/M8FlightEvent
WOW! Now that was sick! I know that the defender kind of gave him that extra push to land in the end zone but I have a feeling he would have landed there anyway. The fact that he even tried was impressive.
I'm surprised more people don't do it from a little closer. I know it's an injury risk but most defenders aren't looking for the jump and are focused on getting low so it's definitely an option. Although, DeSean Jackson tried this in a high school all-star game with no defenders around and still failed miserably so maybe it's not the best idea:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It's depressing that this video was even made but at least it's entertaining. I'm not sure what else I can say about it because I'm just too annoyed right now. I can't believe we've already lost a month of the NBA season and it doesn't look like they are coming back any time soon. FUCK.
Anyway, check out the vid for clips of Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony kicking ass in a senior rec league, a women’s league, a Chasidic Jewish league and a pick up game with some dirty hipsters. Good shit.
I was expecting to hate this song because of the awful title but I have to admit, this is actually kind of catchy. The video is pretty dope too. I've never heard of this dude David Sabastian before but he's got a nice flow, even though he is definitely stealing a little bit of Lil Wayne's style and rhyme patterns. His voice even sounds a lot like him.
That's not a bad move at first because it might fool some people but eventually he's going to have to find his own style. He sounds like he's got enough skills to do that. I'll definitely be checking out more of his shit in the near future.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
"Warm it up Chris! I'm about to! Warm it up Chris! Cause that's what I was born to do!" Ahhhh! That's my shit! I get fired up every time I hear this and it instantly takes me back to the good old days. This has been my theme song since 8th grade and I've stuck to it ever since. How often do you get a dope track that uses your name in the hook?!?! You pretty much have to make that your theme song. I thought it was fitting to throw this one up todau since it's my BDay. Cause that's what I was born to do!
While we're here, I might as well hit you off with "Jump". Another classic!
Drake ~ Headlines (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.
The video for Drake's "Headlines" has been out for a few weeks now but I never got a chance to post it up until now. It's a dope song but it's an even better video with some crazy special effects and imagery. Drake and his crew also bring some serious heat with the kicks on their feet. Be on the lookout for the following sneakers (Shout out to NiceKicks.com for doing all the work). Air Jordan 9 “Citrus” Air Jordan 3 “True Blue” Air Jordan 3 “Stealth” Air Jordan 11 IE Low White/Black Air Jordan 5 Black/Metallic Silver Adidas Superstar White/Black-Grey Nike Air Max 2 CB 94 Black/Purple Air Jordan 6 “Oreo” Air Jordan 5 “Wolf Grey” Nike Air Max 95 “Chili” Converse Chuck Taylor Nike Lava Dunk Vibrant Orange/Midnight Fog
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is some hot shit right here. T.I. came with a nice verse but I think I was most impressed with Pharrell's verse and improved flow. He switched it up a little bit and sounds like he's been working on getting his game up to par. Not bad. This is also when T.I. is at his best. A rough beat to go with an aggressive flow. Dope.
Now this is what you call crowd participation. I can't get over how perfect it worked out considering these people had never practiced this before and you have to worry about thousands of people holding and flipping their cards at the right time. The patriotic angle was very cool as well. I don't think you could pull this off in a pro stadium because half of the people would still be in line for beer or the bathroom.
Shout out to Tommy G for sending me the link. I finally gave you some credit bro!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I've finally had a chance to dig into NBA 2K12's My Player option and I have to say, it's pretty awesome. If you played NBA 2K11, it is very similar in feel but they add many more details this time around, including a lot more shoe options. There are a bunch of default selections available from Jordan, Adidas, Converse, Reebok & Nike and you can unlock even more as you play the game.
My favorite non-Jordan options were the Converse Chuck Taylor, Converse Weapon and Reebok Question. I'm sure I'll be lacing my player with all of those joints at some point in his career. The Jordan Brand sponsorship is back as well. If you play well enough to get noticed by MJ, he might sign you to the brand and give you your own shoe. Dopeness.
I might have to listen to this a few more times to fully get the vibe but I think I like it. It's definitely on some smoked out shit so I guess you gotta be in the right mindset because it's chill as fuck. The hook and name of the song is also a little strange but at least they're not talking about 'swag' or 'money' like everyone else these days. I feel like Wiz is getting a little lazy lately with his verses but I still like his shit for the most part. Not bad.
Monday, October 17, 2011
So sick! I can't believe I haven't seen this clip until now. That's my boy Rondo getting dirty with a sick over the head, no look alley oop to Kenneth Faried during The State Farm Big Blue All Star Tour, whatever the hell that is. I'm pretty sure it's just ex-Kentucky players keeping themselves busy during the lockout. I miss the NBA already. This is going to be a really long winter. UGH.
I'm pretty sure this was completely intentional on Chris Fowler's part but he did a nice job of making it sound like it was just part of the flow. Unfortunately, Kirk Herbstreit blew up his spot by visibly losing but Desmond Howard and Lee Corso either ignored it or it went completely over their heads. Either way, that was pretty funny and pretty bold for a Saturday morning college football talk show. Good stuff.
In a somewhat related college football video, Oregon coach Chip Kelly tells some annoying fans behind him to "SHUT UP!" while he is being interviewed by the lovely Erin Andrews. It was somewhat amusing but I think it got elevated to post worthy because it included another look at Miss Andrews. You can never have enough of those. Love her.
Damn. This is on some next level B-Boy ish. Unbelievable. I can't even understand how some of these moves are even possible but they are sick nonetheless. Be on the lookout for the dude who literally puts his foot in his mouth and then does a couple of spins and crazy twists around the :50 mark. Ridiculous!
Friday, October 14, 2011
I stumbled across this video the other day and thought it was some tight shit. The original isn't bad at all but the A-Trak Remix is even crazier. It's smooth and chill, yet uptempo and happy at the same time. I think I might have to add this one to the rotation.
Here is the original:
Damn son! You just got knocked the F*** out! I love how Beagle was getting the worst of it at first until he got that glove off and then drilled Asham with two quick punches and knocked his ass out. The celebration/hang gestures he did afterward were pretty classic too. Go to sleep bitch!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This is pretty awesome. I've never been a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants' Brian Wilson and his weirdo antics but sometimes he can be pretty funny and this is one of those times. Not only does he argue the '86 Celtics were the best team of all time but he also put on a Bird wig, nut hug shorts and some classic Celtics garb to represent to the fullest. I wasn't expecting that but I certainly respect it.
You also get a nice look at some of the highlights from NBA 2K12 at the end of the video. If you haven't picked this up yet, I suggest you get it ASAP. It plays very similar to 2K11 so there weren't any huge updates there but it was almost perfect last year anyway, so I'm glad they didn't mess with it too much. What they did do was offer the ability to play with some of the greatest teams and players in NBA history and let you see who would be the greatest team of all time. I've been addicted to it ever since I got it last week and I don't see myself stopping any time soon. Dopeness.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I saw this for the first time last night on PTI and almost spit out my beer because it caught me so off guard. This dude got FUCKED UP!!! He's lucky he didn't die because he could have easily been impaled by an antler or got some internal bleeding. That wasn't just a grazing. That was a full on assault. Crazy!
Here is the description from YouTube:
"Mountain Biker, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa got taken out by a RED HARTEBEES at the Time Freight Express MTB race at Albert Falls Dam. Check out this crazy footage which was taken by team mate Travis Walker on his GoPro Camera."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I meant to throw this up last week but since I'm already on the football vibe today, I thought I'd throw it up now. Better late than never. This has been done quite a bit over the years but it never seems to get old. I think it works better in this instance because of Troy Polamalu's crazy ass hair. It's almost like no one can believe that it's actually real hair and just assumes it's a wig on a wax figure. Funny shit.
I know I'm almost two days late on these clips but I had the day off yesterday and didn't post anything and these two catches are certainly worth another look. It's tough to say which one is better but you can almost guarantee that both will be considered for catch of the year. Both used incredible athleticism and concentration to pull these off. So sick!
BONUS: I also thought the incident between the Panther's Steve Smith and Saint's Roman Harper was worth another look since it involved a sick catch by Smith and an unnecessary late hit by Harper that started a small brawl. Good times!
Friday, October 7, 2011
I've been anticipating the new season of How To Make It In America for awhile now but this video just got me really hyped up. Luis Guzman is the shit! RASTA MONSTA! There's even some special guest appearances by Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Cudi, Bryan Greenberg, Lake Bell, Victor Rasuk, Duck Sauce, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Asher Roth, Pusha T, and many more. Good shit!
Woah! I didn't know a little white girl could pull off the Nicki MInaj rap from "Super Bass" so well. I can't even follow along half the time. Then to take it to the next level, she belts out the chorus and sounds really good! And this was all acapella! Very impressive.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This song is a little ridiculous and normally I would probably rip on it for its simplicity but I'm actually liking it a lot these days. I think it's that "U Can't Touch This" (which is actually from Rick James' "Super Freak") sample that locks me in every time. Plus it's got a hint of DJ Assault's "Ass N Titties" so I just get hypnotized by the awesomeness since all three of these songs are some of my all time favorites in the 'Secret Pleasures' category. Here's a taste of all three just to bring it all together. Classics!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I meant to throw this up a couple of weeks ago when they hype around the Nike MAG was at it's peak but I got caught up and forgot about it until now. Better late than never, I guess. This is a great behind the scenes look at how the shoe was created for Back II The Future 2, as well as how the 2011 version was created for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Good stuff!
This doesn't completely get rid of the sting the Red Sox gave their fans at the end of this season but it certainly helps a little bit. Anything that rips on the Yankees is always fun for Sox fans, although we can't even laugh at this that much since we are pretty much doing the same shit but failing at it. Ugh.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This might be one of the best goals I've ever seen. Not only was it exciting but it also looks hard has hell to pull off. This dude Eren Derdiyok not only grabbed the ball on a tough pass, but he gathered, stopped on a dime, changed direction and then flipped the ball over his head to pull of an insane bicycle kick. It doesn't get much better than that.
On a somewhat related note, I don't think I've ever seen that many vowels in the subject of a blog post in the history of the internet. That shit is just out of control. Try saying this even one time cleanly, yet alone three times in a row. It can't be done. "Bayer Leverkusen's Eren Derdiyok"
Monday, October 3, 2011
The only positive thing that has come out of the NBA Lockout has been all of these awesome "All Star" games going on across the country that some of the top stars have put together on their own. These games happen during the summer but it's usually for a short period of time before training camp and very rarely do this many stars show up in one place.
We also don't see this many crazy highlights or ridiculous dunks from the stars because they don't want to get hurt for the upcoming season but because it's not looking very good on that end right now, it seems like these guys are willing to let it all hang out. I knew John Wall was a sick athlete but I had no idea he was this good of a dunker either. LeBron and him went at it with an impromptu dunk contest and I think Wall won based on creativity and degree of difficulty. SICK!!!
"Here is the recap of the CP3 Foundation Allstar Game in Winston-Salem, NC. This mix features LeBron James, John Wall, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, JR Smith, Rudy Gay, Kyrie Irving, and Josh Selby."