The line up is dope as hell; and y’all KNOW The Movement Fam are in effect, this time with the homie MegaRan aka Random on the remake of “Eat Em Up”. I really enjoyed the tribute, and it was nothing short of a pleasure to be involved. So hit the jump and download this baby!
Today there was so much shit going on that I thought it’d be simpler to wrap it all up in one special Hectic Friday post.
First up, the decision on the recent Oscar Grant murder trial was made today. Long story short, a white policeman shot a young black man point blank in front of a crowd at an Oakland BART station, and the cop got off on a couple years for ‘involuntary manslaughter’. This case had serious race overtones, hence the uproar.
The worst part was that it happened on the same day as the Lebron announcement (see below) so half my Twitter feed was about a cop getting off for murdering a human, and the other was about an athlete deciding where to earn his billionth dollar.
Oscar Grant murder/verdict
And this Lebron shit has been wild. I’m not even really a huge sports fan but it was all over Twitter today so I couldn’t avoid it.
My two cents: Players leave teams and get traded EVERY FUCKING YEAR. Yeah, the Cavs lost Lebron, but so what? Shit happens. Mike retired, too. Get over it. Good on him.
And to wrap up all this seriousness with some awesomeness, check out this video (if you haven’t already seen it). Never seen a human so excited about a rainbow. And aside from the video hilarity, the description reads “It was rainbowing for at least an hour on January 8th 2010.” I had no idea ‘rainbowing’ was an adjective.
I haven’t watched this yet but this is riiiiight up our alley (pause).
For any artists out there who utilise samples in their music, this could be extremely useful information. Check the details:
Alex Kreit, Nancy Prager, Andre Smith, and DJ Spooky discuss the curious case of how Girl Talk has successfully utilized over 300 uncleared samples and somehow managed to avoid being sued by the copyright holders. A really interesting discussion for anyone involved in the creation of sample based music.
I think I mentioned recently the fact that I’m not one for taking the piss of Hip Hop. Usually it’s corny and stupid as fuck, and it shits me. However, this lil joint, courtesy of misscoca, is classic.
Dude is hilariously awesome. Apparently the boss heard him rapping and told him he could make videos to promote the company. And now he’s a mini internet celebrity. Bangskis.
I’ve been copping a LOT of shit from the homies lately for my adoption of skinny jeans. It ain’t really a reflection of fashion for me, it sorta came to be due to my burgeoning taste in music. But for some reason, it just ain’t that accepted in Hip Hop.
Check out Cipha Sounds going shopping in Harlem for his own pair of skinny jeans. lol @ Snooki!
Normally any piss-take of Hip Hop makes me cringe. I fucking hate it, always have. I guess as a Caucasian dude from Australia, I kinda copped it growing up for my love of the culture (yup, I need a tissue), so I’m a tad sensitive to this type of shit.
The Rapping Weatherman, however, entertained the hell outta me. Dude spits a 2 minute verse over Young Money’s ‘Roger That’ beat for the Austin, TX local Fox station. Can’t front – it’s corny yet clever, and it’s clear they’re taking the piss outta themselves too. Word to his ‘posse’ and getting the news anchors involved too. Gold.