Friday, November 30, 2007

KarmaloopTV


http://www.karmaloop.com/tv/index.html
Wow, I'm really really suprised of how good the videos are on here. I always viewed Karmaloop as the step away from Against All Odds. Now I'm looking forward for more. I'll be putting up the videos as we go along.

Andy Warhol X Burton Coat


When I got the AW X Burton luggage last month, Methods had matching coat and it was one of the beautifulest.lol. thing ever. i didn't get it for two reasons:
1> Too rich for my blood
2> They didn't come in my size. ;op
http://www.the-glade.com/burton/10570/bm_andy_warhol_icon_print_jacket.html

DJ KAOS ART OF DIGGIN LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY


I just want a cd of all these old school songs.

Toy Culture: The Vinyl Frontier Spotlight: Ron English

Tokidoki for LeSportsac

I'll be bringing more stuff from this collection soon. I saw a girl with a bag from it and it blow me away. Great stuff but way too rich for my 10 year old.


...first a moment from our sponsors...


..not really. But I wanted to take this time to remind people how f'ing great grape soda is!!! lol.. I'm not crazy. Today while I was waiting for the bus I went to the Bodega and picked up a bottle of Welch's Grape Soda and it was the best tasting stuff I've ever had. I happily saved some for I can later drink it with my dinner..lol.

I remember the first time I felt bad for drinking it.
My boy Dan that worked with me at the time in the mailroom started cracking up when he saw me with a bottle of grape soda. I started to laugh too not knowing what he was laughing at. He asked if I has a slice of watermelon and a piece of chicken handy. Not getting what he was trying to say he told me that white people make fun of black people because they love grape soda. WHATTTT????!!?

That's why I always loved Dan, he always told me the INSIDE jokes of the white community and I told him the inside jokes about white people. But the grape soda thing killed me. Now I couldn't drink grape soda at work because I swore everybody looked at me funny. And I started to realize that I NEVER EVER saw a white person drink grape soda.

But after I got out of the hospital because I of Goul stones I really didn't drink it.

This Post is about my love for the drink. The great memories it brings me of Mrtyle Ave. & Irvington High School.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Toy Culture: Shawnimals creator Shawn Smith @ My Plastic Heart NYC


Shawnimals creator Shawn Smith has created a variety of new Ninjatown-inspired works for his myplasticheart art exhibition in December including never-before-seen fabric collages. These multi-layered wall-based felt constructions will involve the same style of imagery and illustration Shawn has become known for, except in a form somewhere between sculpture and painting, similar to relief. These new works will be accompanied by smaller painted panels, and two all-new handmade special edition plush – Pocket Zombie Ninja and Super Ninja – available in limited quantities which Shawn created alongside creative collaborator Jen Brody and the Shawnimals staff.

In addition, an exclusive Keep it Ninja exhibition t-shirt will be available and the all-new Ninjatown Micro Plush blind box series from Squibbles / Rotofugi. Other Shawnimals merchandise will be available as well, like shirts, buttons, stickers, and, of course, plush.

Keep it Ninja NYC
Opening Friday December 7th 2007
6 – 9pm
Exhibition runs through Jan 7th 2008

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St
New York City 10002
(646) 290-6866

Toy Culture: Spider-Man Superhero Squad Wave 1 Set


The spidey where he's webbing below himself and the spidey where the symbolyte (I know I spelled that wrong.. just being lazy) is getting on him are cool. But the only villian that I like is the Sandman.

Toy Culture: Littlest Pet Shop Pairs Assortment 12


Call me what you want..lol. In the words of Tony Yayo "I got kids...". I was with my oldest girl- Yaya, and we saw these in a store. LOVE 'EM!!!!
HEY! SCREW YOU!

Trailer - Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse


Trailer for the horror comedy short with Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel.

WARRIORS OF THE ZODIAC



You may believe that the 12 signs of the Zodiac are astrological representations defining a person’s characteristics based on their date of birth. How na├»ve.
2008 is the Year of the Zodiac. Spanning the year, 12 Warriors of the Zodiac will be released by McFarlane Toys. And the back-story of the figures is colossal. Earth is under attack from alien forces wreaking chaos and destruction on a massive scale. Armies are forming. Is it random, or it could be part of something much, much larger?

ARIES
By far the coolest of the series. Weither your an Aries or not you have to admit he kicks ass.

TAURUS
I don't care about this figure. He just so BLAHHHH.... I would just get him to complete the set but if they keep CANCER looking like that I probably wouldn't try and complete the series.

GEMINI
Def. the ugliest/creepest of the wave. I wouldn't want to look at that before I go to bed..lol

CANCER
The worst of the wave. Hopefully they change the look of this guy because he sucks!

For pics go to spawn.com

Toy Culture: MarvelousNews.com Hasbro Marvel Podcast Episode 2

Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down The Block Teaser

ron browz Life Of A Producer (episode 1)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Senator Obama's Plan for a Healthy America


Since the failure of health care reform in 1993, Americans have been shouldering the burden of rising health care costs while the ranks of the uninsured have swelled to 47 million. With nearly half of all bankruptcies caused by medical expenses, these numbers mean that more and more families are going broke after someone gets sick.

This video shows some of the impact of our health care crisis on American families and explores Senator Obama's plan for a healthy America.

NBC's Black Women series: Relationships

Video: Snoop Dogg- Sensual Seduction

Ghostface Interview


Interview: Part 1
Part 2

Nore Reality TV

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

CJ7


From Stephen Chow's newest film, CJ7, a new HK Sci-Fi/Comedy. Slated for an early 2008 release!

Heath Ledger as The Joker


Look cool.
THanks TRE

RZA Addresses Raekwon Rumours

Jay-Z live concert.


Check out Jay-Z' whole live concert here.

Video: The White Stripes- Conquest

Video: Hawthorne Heights- Niki Fm

Lemar & Dauley- HOLLIDAY TEASER!!!

Video: Murs- YESTERDAY & TODAY

Wil Sylvince's Blog


USELESS ASS PHONE NUMBERS!!!

ART OF DIGGIN PODCAST VOLUMES 1-10


CHECK OUT THE ART OF DIGGIN SAMPLE MIX OF VOLUMES 1-10
COURTESEY OF AMB PRODUCTIONS. MIXED BY DJ KAOS1200
A.M.B. Productions podcast
Pure Hip-Hop
ART OF DIGGIN FT.DJ KAOS

Wiz Khalifa - 120 Seconds

FNF Radio


ANOTHER FANTASTIC EPISODE OF FNF RADIOHOSTED BY LUPE "LIBRA LOVER" FIASCO & BISHOP "WHOLE FOODS"
FNFRADIO.MYPODCAST.COM

Dan Deacon & Liam Lynch - Drinking Out of Cups


Dan Deacon and Liam Lynch - animated short

Doctor Kevorkian study- what doctors think based on religion

Video: Birdman & Rick Ross- 100 Million

Obama (MadTv Umbrella Parody)


The BBC/Ice Cream New York Flagship Store will open on Tuesday November 27th from Noon until 7PM. The store will be closed on Wednesday November 28th for press. They will re-open on Thursday November 29th. The store will be open 7 days a week from Noon to 7PM.

Both the Exclusive Board Flips and special NYC t-shirt will be available on Tuesday. The store is located at 456 West Broadway.
Ripped from http://www.highsnobiety.com

Chief Magazine interview Ninjasonik


Check it out here.

Monday, November 26, 2007

All the Rage: The Boondocks Past and Present


Here are the latest, greatest, and last of the daily and Sunday strips; banned comics that have never been seen before, with Aaron McGruder’s commentary on them; and interviews and profiles of the man behind the rage. All the Rage is a must for any true Boondocks fan.
Get it here.

Entertainment Weekly names Wale 1 of 8 people to watch in 08

Video: VYBZ KARTEL- YU BODY RIGHT

Wow!

Video: Chingo Bling- DO IT

Famous Stars and Straps Skate Team at Make A wish

Boondocks


Check out the whole episode here.

Video: Los Titanes- Basto Una Mirada


Damn! This is what you call a classic!

Tour of the New Lower East Side


James Kalm introduces viewers to the Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA designed New Museum, located at 235 Bowery. The New Museum is dedicated to presenting the most cutting edge art in the city, and its new building will open to the public in December 2007. Its presence is revitalizing this Lower East Side neighborhood. A brief tour of local galleries starts with "Agro Bongo" a group show at Rivington Arms. We then move on to "Rust Belt", a selection of paintings by Ben Grasso at Thierry Goldberg Projects. We wrap up at Canada with a glimpse at Michael Williams "Cancuned and Other Paintings from 2007"

Real Talk With Redman

Soulja Boy Thanksgiving Fun!


No matter how much money a kid has cop still get them shook.lol.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

America's Thanksgiving Celebration...celebrating genocide.

Captain Miles Standish, the leader of the Pilgrims,
invited Squanto, Samoset, Massasoit (the leader of the
Wampanoags), and their immediate families to join them for
a celebration, but they had no idea how big Indian families
could be. As the Thanksgiving feast began, the Pilgrims
were overwhelmed at the large turnout of ninety relatives
that Squanto and Samoset brought with them. The Pilgrims
were not prepared to feed a gathering of people that large
for three days. Seeing this, Massasoit gave orders to his
men within the first hour of his arrival to go home and get
more food. Thus it happened that the Indians supplied the
majority of the food: Five deer, many wild turkeys, fish,
beans, squash, corn soup, corn bread, and berries. Captain
Standish sat at one end of a long table and the Clan Chief
Massasoit sat at the other end. For the first time the
Wampanoag people were sitting at a table to eat instead of
on mats or furs spread on the ground. The Indian women sat
together with the Indian men to eat. The Pilgrim women,
however, stood quietly behind the table and waited until
after their men had eaten, since that was their custom.

For three days the Wampanoags feasted with the
Pilgrims. It was a special time of friendship between two
very different groups of people. A peace and friendship
agreement was made between Massasoit and Miles Standish
giving the Pilgrims the clearing in the forest where the
old Patuxet village once stood to build their new town of
Plymouth.

It would be very good to say that this friendship
lasted a long time; but, unfortunately, that was not to be.
More English people came to America, and they were not in
need of help from the Indians as were the original
Pilgrims. Many of the newcomers forgot the help the Indians
had given them. Mistrust started to grow and the friendship
weakened. The Pilgrims started telling their Indian
neighbors that their Indian religion and Indian customs
were wrong. The Pilgrims displayed an intolerance toward
the Indian religion similar to the intolerance displayed
toward the less popular religions in Europe. The
relationship deteriorated and within a few years the
children of the people who ate together at the first
Thanksgiving were killing one another in what came to be
called King Phillip's War.

It is sad to think that this happened, but it is
important to understand all of the story and not just the
happy part. Today the town of Plymouth Rock has a
Thanksgiving ceremony each year in remembrance of the first
Thanksgiving. There are still Wampanoag people living in
Massachusetts. In 1970, they asked one of them to speak at
the ceremony to mark the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrim's
arrival. Here is part of what was said:

"Today is a time of celebrating for you -- a time of
looking back to the first days of white people in America.
But it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with a
heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my
People. When the Pilgrims arrived, we, the Wampanoags,
welcomed them with open arms, little knowing that it was
the beginning of the end. That before 50 years were to
pass, the Wampanoag would no longer be a tribe. That we and
other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by
their guns or dead from diseases that we caught from them.
Let us always remember, the Indian is and was just as human
as the white people.

Although our way of life is almost gone, we, the
Wampanoags, still walk the lands of Massachusetts. What has
happened cannot be changed. But today we work toward a
better America, a more Indian America where people and
nature once again are important."

Mayan Mathematics

The minute that I was having a child coming into this world the way my brain was working had to change. I was now ready to research and except my rich culture and history. I read tons of books and watched plenty of docu.s on subjects like african slaves, the history of my Mayan & Taino history. And the amazing things I was to find I will use to teach my daughter of the rich and beautiful blood flowing through her veins. And since those days I've distanced myself of partaking in Thanksgiving and at a point down right got angry when someone would say HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
As the years went on I started to realize that the second to last Thursday of November has come to be a short time in our family's history where we can all come together and hang out. I get to see my uncle's who've come from places like Brazil, Australia, Germany and Canada. I made a point to start getting ready to show my daughter that this day can be used to research and talk about her "Indian/native" side. In the same light my man was trying to take back "porch monkey" in Clerks 2.


I'm taking back Thanksgiving.


In common with the other Mesoamerican civilizations, the Maya used a base 20 (vigesimal) and base 5 numbering system (see Maya numerals). Also, the preclassic Maya and their neighbors independently developed the concept of zero by 36 BC. Inscriptions show them on occasion working with sums up to the hundreds of millions and dates so large it would take several lines just to represent it. They produced extremely accurate astronomical observations; their charts of the movements of the moon and planets are equal or superior to those of any other civilization working from naked eye observation.

Also in common with the other Mesoamerican civilizations, the Maya utilized a highly accurate measure of the length of the solar year, far more accurate than that used in Europe as the basis of the Gregorian Calendar. They did not use this figure for the length of year in their calendar, however. Instead, the Maya calendar(s) were based on a year length of exactly 365 days, which means that the calendar falls out of step with the seasons by one day every four years. By comparison, the Julian calendar, used in Europe from Roman times until about the 16th Century, accumulated an error of one day every 128 years. The modern Gregorian calendar accumulates a day's error in approximately 3257 years.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Saigon.... I QUIT……..


You see I got into rap a very very long time ago, I didnt do it to become rich, I didnt do it to become famous, I did it because it was a way for me to vent about the bad things that were happening around me, It was therapy for me so to speak…..Ive realized now that sooo many people have gotten into Hip Hop, whether the business aspect or otherwise, its not really for me anymore…First of all, people need to know that I am a contraversial person period, before I ever was in a magazine, on T.V. in a studio, I was very very deep in the street shit..Contraversy has always followed me, Its unfortunate but it is what it is…Its my life…I dont try to start shit to cause contraversy, its the media, the press and yall who eat off contraversy who start the shit, try to make me look wild or out of control when Im just being who I am. Everybody is like, ‘OMG how is gonna show up to a radio station drunk’, hahaha, Im a rebel, I done showed up to court drunk facing 15 years and yall talking about a radio show.. This is the bullshit, hahaha its funny how people listen to all these rappers talk about all these guns they bust and being in the trap and hustling, and everybody loves the music and celebrates it, the second he gets caught up in some of the shit he was rapping about, everybody is talking about how stupid he is and all this shit.. …I cant take turning on a computer and seeing my name being thrown around in all kinds of ways, Its not good for me, and not good for these writers, I am accident prone for life, I will take a page out of the Wu Tang book and beat the shit outta one of yall niggaz man, youre playing with fire.. Should I post my rap sheet on the internet to remind yall , Im not a fucking studio thug man, … I never signed up for this so Im stepping away from this fake shit…..I did a interview on Shade45, the interview was 2 hours long mind you, we talked about EVERYTHING from what we need to do as a people to get on track to economizing and everything but you know whats on all the so called media outlets in boldface as the headline, ‘Saigon Disses Whoever’…You know what part of a 2 hr interview people replay? Me saying something about someone…If I woulda said, Ill slap John Hardy Hawkins for his role in the Slave trade, they would never put it in boldface or re run it 1000 times, but If I say Ill slap a rapper or something, Its the headline news of the day….Thats ass backwards to me so Im done. I dont like not being able to speak my mind without some fucking clown being able to make a story out of it because Im a “rapper” and “rappers” shouldnt say those things….hahahah I didnt sign up for this..No more interviews, no more mixtapes, no nothing….Im not a rapper anymore, Im done.. Im back to being regular me…This shit is too fake for me, I found myself getting caught up in the bullshit but now Ill gladly walk away…These people are so predictable that to prove to my niggas who would say my buzz was dying or whatever, I would say ‘oh yeah’, watch this, then for fun, I would just do an interview and make a comment about someone because I knew they would run back like little bitches who instigate something to get the people talking. Then walah, my buzz is back, (nevermind the 10 great new songs i wouldve just put out)..But its not fun anymore…I look at the Prodigy incident, that started not because of anything but these media outlets…He told me to suck his dick in an INTERVIEW..Then it becomes physical, we both coulda got shot, stabbed or even killed…Had I been with my crew somebody wouldve died in there all over something that started in an INTERVIEW. You got this other guy throwing my name around on T.V. now thats going to get physical, Then watch, the same people who instigated it will be talking about how senseless we are..I dont give a fuck if nobody ever does a story on me again..I dont rap anymore, I dont need it anymore… I no longer have to keep pretending to be a certain way to care about a radio spin, or an interview, so I can address these people when I see them like I BEEEEN wanting to, and thats unbiased. NO MORE ASS KISSING FOR ME. All of that trying to be politically correct bullshit is just that, bullshit..There is no honor amongst theives…Now I can say what the fuck I want, when I want, however the fuck I want without people feeling like they have the right to ridicule me, judge me and talk slick about me because I have this title “Rapper” attached to my name, or because Im a “Rapper” who supposed to know how to talk to these media people who really dont give 2 fucks about hip hop or black culture period. How many of these outlets are owned by black people anyway? I know alot of people dont give a fuck about me stepping away, some people might but so what, its a wrap…Some people will say I was wack, I never had punchlines or funny metaphores , but that wasnt my thing anyway….I left enough great music behind for people to understand I was good at rapping, thats all I ever wanted out of it, But now Im back on my bullshit…I have no KIDS, I have nothing to lose..My reason for ever taking it to this level in the first place was to use the music to to try to get black people out of the stages of deaf, dumb and blindness and that was a fight I probably couldve never won anyway…I wouldve given my life trying to save my people and died in vein like alot of people did.. Oh, and to that rapper thats throwing my name around, U must be retarted or like hospital food or something, we have BEEF homie, not rap beef, beef beef I have no more to say about that, its a small world, Ill see him…Fuck this bum ass rap game anyway, its full of fake ass niggaz who pump poison to the kids, make a few dollars and act like theyre larger then life when they know their music is detrimental to their fucking communities, If it aint about sex, its about drugs or violence, where are the songs about getting an eduacation, or being responsible parents and shit, or stopping the Gang Violence…This shit is sickening………..SAIGON IS DEAD…Should I say Ill slap a rapper so they run and put it in all their news section and gossip columns..Okay Ill slap the shit outta EVERY Rapper hows that….I QUIT, now I gotta figure out how Im gonna break this to Just Blaze……THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD….hahahahahahaha PROPHECY

Wii're just friends...lol.


Now this is a great story for The Maury Show..lol

Video: Freeway, Rick Ross & Dre- Lights Get Low

Video: Freeway- It's Over

Video: Mark Ronson- Oh My God

Ricky Powell


Ricky Powell talks about the Old New York and shows us some of his work from his new book from powerHouse here.

Toy Culture: Pinocchio Limited-Edition Marionette by Master Replicas


Pinocchio certainly has a nose for an historical treasure. Now you can own a limited edition replica of the original marionette used in the creation of the 1940 Walt Disney animated classic. After filming, the sculpted model of the marionette's head was presented to master puppeteer Bob Baker, whose work Walt Disney knew and admired. That same model has inspired Baker's meticulous recreation, made by Master Replicas®, of the wooden boy first encountered in Carlo Collodi's original story

Fully-articulated for movement, with airplane-style handle
Includes display stand with individually-numbered plaque
Resin with hand-painted wood grain detail and hand-detailed costuming
35'' H
Certificate of Authenticity and Storycard
Limited Edition of 1940
$299.00

Video: Disturbed- Land Of Confusion


I had no idea about this video. I always thought Todd "the god" Mcfarlane should make more videos. And I used to like Disturbed but thought their songs started to sound too much alike.

Toy Culture: Silence of the Lambs Hannibal 18-Inch Talking Action Figure


Hannibal returns in this 18" talking figure! Says 5 phrases from the classic thriller Silence of the Lambs:
Good Evening, Clarice.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver, with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Slurping noise.
Quid pro quo, yes or no?
Pity about poor Katherine though, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock...
Includes Hannibal's trademark mask!

Toy Culture: Upper Playground Walrus by Craola


Upper Playground's Walrus logo gets an artist transformation into an extraordinary vinyl figure by one of their featured artist, Greg 'Craola' Simkins. Craola's rendition of the walrus incorporates a sophisticated top hat and stitched gothic bunny hand puppet that penetrate onlookers' lucid stare with a Dr. Jekyll-esque touch of sinister cuddliness. Limited to 500 pieces. Produced and manufactured by Ningyoushi
MSRP: $68

what the dunk x nothing but the truth x london x 16/10/2007

Slick/Dissizit Time Lapse-Demons

Fahamu Pecou


Check out the interview here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MLS has a good Championship Game


For the second year in a row, Houston Dynamo beat the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final. It was a great game. I think a futbol fan can now get into MLS. They have enough power players to have a really good game. Though, I think it says something when the same two teams go to the Cup back to back.
I had no idea that Sunday was the MLS Cup and was just flipping channels and just happened to catch it on.
It was an exciting game and I was happy to see the stadium was packed like it was an American Football game.

Video: Freeway- Still Got Love

MTV Looks to Conquer Middle East Market


AP

Kanye West Breaks Down In Tears During Paris Concert


Check out the story here.

VERTIGO GETS GRIMM


Check it out here.

Boot Camp Camp Clik Invades Japan

ABC News: Barack Obama leads in Iowa

Monday, November 19, 2007

Video: J.R. Writer - Where You At

Sand and Sorrow Promo

Movie: Lars and the Real Girl


Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen and they are stunned. They don't know what to say to Lars or Bianca--because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar who explains this is a delusion he's created--for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.
Check out the trailer here.
I give it a C+

Beowulf


Saturday I planned to go see Beowulf at the theater on 34th street in NYC. I just needed to get out the house. The funny thing is until 5:30 that morning I had no intention of seeing this movie. When people would talk about it I always just figured it would be another BAD attempt of making people seeing animated movies more then just for kids. I really thought the trailer wasn't up to take up such a big task but it was just a reason good enough to get me out the house.
See I was just trying to waste time before I went to purchase some UFC tickets because it was in Newarks stadium. But I called Draco and after getting his fat butt to not think about food we went to catch the 10:30 am showing of it and luckily it was in 3D.
3D has been a bad thing for me since I took my kids to watch Shark Boy & Lava Girl. The glasses were cool looking hence there wasn't one red and one blue lenses. They just looked like a pair of sun glasses.
Just to let everyone know whom is reading this (still..lol) THIS MOVIE IS NOT FOR YOUR 7 YEAR OLD CHILD. There was this chick and her son sitting in front of us and the had to get up in leave 12 minutes into the movie. I personally thing it was the 3D effect of it that scared the crap out of him because that caught me. lol. I think from now on I have to watch horror movies in 3D. I must have jumped about 3 times during the course of the film.
The bad thing was I read Beowulf 3 times my senior year in high school and I can't remember crap about it. I just remember my English teacher being so impressed that I was into it she gave me a passing grade in the class but I know I did lousy..lol. As a 17 year old I was amazed that it reminded me of rap. The metaphors and the swagger Beowulf had was crazy.
All and all it was a pretty good movie and I would give it a B+

Clipse & Format


Check the interview Format Magazine did with The Clipse.

Burton X Andy Warhol luggage.












I love it. I love it! I had to go and pick it up @ Methods Skateshop in Fort Lee NJ. I love the store, the dude there is cool as hell. After kicking for awhile I found out that he went to college with the owner of Sweaty Frog.com. Small world. SweatyFrog.com was where I copped my first piece of Urban Vinyl. It was the Book & Maxx figure, he was very cool about helping me out because I knew nothing about UV and wanted to know everything.

Guatemala here I come, I'll probably be hitting my mother's land in March for GOOD FRIDAY. Their very serious about their religion and take the celebrating for events like good friday the same... VERY SERIOUS!

And I hope to go snowboarding this winter at some point.