Thursday, November 27, 2008
Via Kicks On Fire
The Afflicted Yard: The Rock from firstjamaica on Vimeo.
This is just insane really...the story is Banksy goes to Jamaica (Yard) and leaves behind a memento on the wall of a bar in Kingston. Unbeknown to him, the brothers from the Jamaican based art & culture website Afflicted Yard were at that very bar! They wait four years, return and remove the wall, document the entire operation and now have it up on the bay for 100 stacks!
If I had Arab money I would pick that joint up in heartbeat! But since I have Jamaican money...I'll retire to my Wall & Piece hardcover and collection of photographs.
Firefighters try to douse a fire at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, a crowded train station and a Jewish group's headquarters, killing people, and holding Westerners hostage in coordinated attacks on the nation's commercial center that were blamed on Muslim militants. (AP Photo)Why did this happen? R.I.P. to the fallen.
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Makes an excellent holiday gift as well...pick it up here.
Some new T.O. tracks on there too...hit the download here before it's too late!
Track listing after the jump.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Kanye & Young Jeezy - Amazing & Put On Video: Kanye & Young Jeezy - "So Amazin" & "Put On" Live on 106th & Park [VIDEO]
I hardly watch BET anymore...so I didn't see this until now. I can honestly say...If these dudes hit the road on the same ticket...the next tour will be simply epic!
The Scotsmen have returned from hiatus, and are hitting the ground running with their lead single 'Ulysses' off their 3rd studio album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand due in stores January 26th, 2009
Good looking out Chris!
2 Canadian dates. Joining him on tour will be T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson. Presumably Drizzy will be in the building too, at least in Toronto...Tickets please.
· 12/14 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
· 12/18 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
· 12/19 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
· 12/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
· 12/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
· 12/23 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
· 12/26 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
· 12/27 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
· 12/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
· 12/29 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
· 12/30 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
· 12/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
· 1/2 - Charlotte, NC @ Bobcat Arena
· 1/3 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
· 1/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
· 1/8 - St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
· 1/9 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
· 1/11 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
· 1/14 - Montreal, CAN @ Bell Centre
· 1/15 - Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
· 1/16 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
· 1/17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
· 1/18 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
· 1/19 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
I have actually had very substantive discussions about this with various people, who split to both sides of the argument. My opinion is that the school board's intentions were good. I firmly believe that, but their choice of words, and reasoning is very arguable because of the volatile nature of race relation, and passion of CF supporters.
I can side with Donnie Northrup, the student the motion was written by when he says:
"This is not saying that cystic isn't a 'good enough cause,' but acknowledging that others exist and we can be more representative of the desires of students if we rotate our charities," Mr. Northrup said in an e-mail to The Globe and Mail. "In this system, there is also the possibility to return to Shinerama after a few cycles. I genuinely do not understand all the attention this has garnered."
I think it's even more debatable because the university has been donating to CF for such a long time (it'll be 25 years come 2009), but if they decided to donate the money to MS research do supporters of CF now say...well...MS is bad but you've been giving to us for a long time! Don't give it to MS...or if you want to do that, set up a whole new charity initiative because "Shinarama" is ours?
Final verdict...the PR person was out on this one.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I fu*#'s with Chester French. These two white guys are funky as fu*#! I remember reading an article in GQ about them a few months back enticed me with the quote "Why Pharrell, Kanye, and Jermaine Dupri were fighting over two punks from Harvard"
Because of shit like this!
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Chester French - She Loves Everybody
Props to modi hooking it up!
On the official release of 808 & Heartbreak...Fader drops their Cover story/interview with Air Yeezy.
Read the interview here or download the individual F58 full-issue PDF here.
This is crazy because I was just in the car this past weekend on the way to the club bumping a Fugees record, and one my homies was like “Yo...it’s a been minute since I’ve heard some John Forte” We then went on to talk about the $1.14 million dollars worth of liquid cocaine he was caught carrying.
But nonetheless this is excellent news! Especially for http://freejohnforte.com/
I think you can take a guess as to the go&d Friday classic this week!
WASHINGTON — President Bush granted 14 pardons and commuted two prison sentences on Monday, but the benefactors included none of the big names who had become the topic of speculation as Mr. Bush leaves office.
Mr. Bush has been relatively sparing in his use of pardons compared with past presidents, and the latest round of actions continued that pattern.
The closest any of the defendants came to celebrity was John E. Forté, a hip-hop artist and backup singer to Carly Simon who was convicted of aiding and abetting in the distribution of cocaine. (Ms. Simon put up the bail of $250,000 for Mr. Forté when he was arrested in 2001 at Newark International Airport.) Mr. Forté was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but Mr. Bush commuted the remainder of his sentence.
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I was a little shocked when I heard this, as they run a pretty tight ship at this place. Located in area of the city known as "Yongesterdam" which occupies Yonge St & Wellesley St. they offered great milkshakes...so I've been told anyway.
A marijuana activist and entrepreneur accused of selling drug-laced food and drinks from his popular pot-smoking café was released after turning himself in to police last night.
Dominic Cramer, whose Kindred Cafe was raided by police last week, surrendered at 52 Division last night, accompanied by his lawyer Alan Young, a long-time proponent of decriminalized marijuana possession.
Mr. Cramer was charged with trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, and possession with the purpose of trafficking, and was released with a promise to reappear in court in the new year.
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Monday, November 24, 2008
I don’t know how I missed this on the news! But this video is wild!
To stop and think about the universe...galaxies...planets etc...it gets your mind on an endless journey.
Friday, November 21, 2008
...when he use to rap fast!
I don't kick it I punt it, I'm so wicked you want it?
My tongue is tired from lickin my fingers and countin up hundreds
So I bought a money machine and it goes
If you're in it to win it be sure to order your copy of album from Kanye Universecity
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Full collection after the jump.
Your request is being processed... Obese Airline Rights: Canada Court Rules The Obese Have Rights To Two Seats
In the words of
OTTAWA (Reuters) -- Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.
The high court declined to hear an appeal by Canadian airlines of a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that people who are "functionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare.
The airlines had lost an appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal in May and had sought to launch a fresh appeal at the Supreme Court. The court's decision not to hear a new appeal means the one-person-one-fare policy stands.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
My homie John had an photo album on Facebook called "Laugh Out Wednesday" filled with random funny photos...and I said to myself, self...Why don't you do that on the blog?
So here we have it...the first Laugh Out Wednesday post! This weeks post bring humour and misogyny together in a fashion that is unsurpassed!
*LATE UPDATE* Check Part 2
MTV and First Showing has more.
Caught this on Ye's blog
Your request is being processed... Texas Pastor Asks Congregation To Have Sex For Seven Days [VIDEO]
This is pretty wild! North Texas pastor Ed Young gave a talk to his congregation entitled "Seven Days of Sex" And caused quite a stir...I'm sure there some folks right now gearing up to switch churches...for better and for worse.
When posts start slowing...someone send me an e-mail and remind me of this post!
What if I told you that you could be totally lazy and irresponsible, and still accomplish just as much? What if you could slack off, loiter, and essentially do nothing and get more done than the average person. It's a bit of an art, but you can master this skill with some practice.
Some of these things may seem like a lot of work up front, but that's the price you have to pay to lounge around all day.
Read the whole story here.
I know I usually hit you up with magazine covers, music videos, and sneakers, but this is one of those moments where I dare to stretch a mind or two while I do the same. I just finished viewing a very "spirited" debate that plays to the season of things currently...i.e. as we say "Happy Holidays" publicly as opposed to "Merry Christmas" and as films like Religilous take a poignant yet common-sensical view point as it comes to religion. Given the acronym of the site, I would imagine some of you probably thought I'd be hitting on this things like this a long time ago...
Do skeptics, agnostics and atheists have anything in common with people of faith? The recent popularity of books on both sides shows many opinions but not much evidence of similarities. Theologian Michael Novak, author of No One Sees God, argues that believers and nonbelievers often share experiences, including times of doubt. Does doubt lead to disbelief? Does faith always involve leaving reason behind? In this Beliefnet Blogalogue, skeptic and journalist Heather MacDonald, takes on Michael Novak in a lively discussion. Join this conversation about faith and doubt, belief and reason, and whether there is common ground for believers and nonbelievers.
Read the rest of the story here. Video here.