Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fucked Up - The Other Shoe [Video]

I'm pretty new to the Toronto-based band Fucked Up but upon first listen I could tell there was something special about their song, The Other Shoe. First off, I can't even remember where I came across them in the first place, but I somehow found this song, copped the CD and it's been history ever since.

Their album is called David Comes to Life and it details the relationship between the protagonist, David and his lady friend, Veronica. The Other Shoe brings us into the point of the story where everything seems to be fine between the two and then issues bring the relationship to a crossroads. [ex: "Right on time, here's the other shoe/Clouds overhead, start to loom."]

I'll be the first to admit that their music is a little more "screamy" than I'm used to but the album really sticks to the theme and somehow this really works. And strangely enough, the lyrics aren't too difficult to decipher.

I'm positive that this is pretty different from anything I've posted in the past but let me know what you think. And let it get to the 2:40 build up before you make a decision:

Oh yea, and try not to have "Dying on the inside" stuck in your head the rest of the day.

Nike Set to (Re)Revolutionize the NFL?

Now that Nike is set to reclaim the spot as the official outfitter for the NFL next year, there's already speculation that NFL teams will undergo dramatic changes to their traditional designs. Everything I've read, however, [mainly site btw] has said that most teams will probably only see changes in material and actual tailoring next season. Either way, they've already started to generate hype via this promo featuring none other than Michael Irving:

I'm stoked that this is happening. Reebok's pretty boring overall and Nike has made great strides in jersey designs on the collegiate level. But even with that being said, there's zero chance that we'll see anything along the lines of those fake joints that surfaced last year.

97 Seconds With Kanye West [Video]

Something light from earlier this summer. Definitely classic Kanye.

DC Watch the Throne is t-minus 2 months away. Oh yea.

J. Cole feat. Trey Songz - Can't Get Enough [Video]

So yea, I'm not the biggest fan of having Trey Songz on my blog but this new J. Cole video really can't go unmentioned. After his hype has somewhat gone down--mainly due to impatience by fans [myself included]--I'm actually feeling this new effort from Cole. Trey Songz and all. Shouts to my man Justin for the heads up because I definitely almost missed the premiere last night:

Just a couple weeks until the album drops. Let's see how this goes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Epic Meal Time: West Coast Burger Pile x Double Barrell 12 Gauge Hot Dog

The guys from Epic Meal Time are back again to show us exactly how we'd eat....if we were gods. First up, the West Coast Burger Pile. It looks like the things that dreams are made of. I'm pretty sure my man Wimpy would have a coronary.

"Jesus Christ, there's so many GD burgers."

Next up, the 12 Gauge Hot Dog. There's just something about 50 cent hot dogs, bacon and Jack Daniels that makes this irresistible.
"Ketchup...not that special. Oh wait, there's Jack? It's fuckin special now, player."

These guys really should release a cookbook. These meals always look amazing.

But maybe the half naked girl laying down bacon strips had something to do with that.

Did I mention that there's bacon????

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kid Cudi - Mr. Rager [Video]

I can never get enough new material from Kid Cudi. And even though song is almost a year old, I'm still counting this recently released video as new. And I know people [myself included] that play this joint to this day. Plus, the video is extra Kill Bill meets From Dusk Till Dawn like. Check it out:

New music.
I needs that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

University of Maryland Jackin' For Helmets??

Even though my previous entry purposefully left out details from Maryland's unique and flag-themed uniforms, a recent development has me questioning just how unique the uniforms actually are. After scouring the internet for pretty much every article related to last weekend's College Football games, I came across this article on NBC Sports that actually pinpointed the source of UMD's inspiration...Baltimore's Charm City Roller Girls’ All-Stars team.

You read that correctly.

The Charm City Roller Girl's All Stars team.
The original helmets were designed by the husband of one of the team members and have been in use for the past three years.

Go figure. The only positive thing I initially had to say about Maryland's new look was towards its creativity. I guess no idea's original after all.

But whether they jacked the design or not, the new uniforms were the talk of the country and actually gave the Terrapins [and Under Armour] some great national exposure. Any great marketer can see the value in that.

No matter how absolutely turrible the jerseys are.

[Throwback] Music of the Moment: Kanye West - Livin' a Movie

Movie buffs should enjoy this.

It's no secret that I'm a huge Kanye West fan. The thing that you need to understand is that I'm a really huge Kanye West fan. I'd go as far as saying that I have nearly [if not all] of his released music--underground tracks included. With all that being said, below is one of my favorite throwback Kanye songs from way back on The Late Mixtape. The idea behind it is simple: an entire song based off movie titles. Sounds simple...and it actually really is.

Kanye West - Livin' a Movie

Nothing like some good, throwback Kanye.

Note: Complete Movie List: Edward Scissorhands, What Lies Beneath, The Preacher's Wife, Sleepy Hollow, Apollo 13, Ghost, Hollow Man, Friday 13th Ghost (again), Backdraft, Almost Famous, Lord of the Rings, The Shining, Do the Right Thing, Don't Say a Word, Sleepers, Jeepers Creepers, Clockers, Baller Blockers, Absolute Power, 9 1/2 Weeks, Rush Hour, The Cell, Life, Juice, Mo' Money and The Roc. And I probably missed a few.

The 5 Most Memorable Moments From Week 1 of College Football [Besides Maryland's Jerseys]

The University of Maryland pretty much stole the show from the rest of college football when they unveiled one of their new uniform combinations against Miami Monday night. I'm sticking with my statement that the flag-themed helmet are dope and the jerseys are alright from the front view but just plain hideous from either side. Regardless, this post is about everything noteworthy from this past week of college football not having to do with Maryland's tribute to um, Maryland.

5. Joe Adams Dropped Punt Return Touchdown/Evan Spencer's One Hand Catch

EGHCK. I realize that Missouri State and Akron aren't what we'd call great teams but these are still impressive. Like reeeally impressive.

4. Brian Kelly Is Quite Possibly the Angriest Human Alive
I'm not sure whether it was the impending home loss to unranked USF, the red zone interception or just a case of the Saturdays but Brian Kelly needed more than a chill pill this weekend. Thanks to Dr. Saturday for this one.

3. Robert Griffin III is a PROBLEM.
359 yards and five touchdowns against TCU? EGHCK. He should definitely end up a dark horse candidate for the Heisman.

2. Kerwynn Williams' Barber Should Be the face.
This haircut is an absolute debacle. He looks like a cross between Simon Phoenix from Demolition Man and a Golden Lord from Meteor Man. Seriously, how can he even do this interview with a straight face??

1. LSU Handles Business Against Oregon, Jumps to #2 in AP Poll
Amazing defense, punctuated by great plays from Tyrann Mathieu helped LSU against a loaded Oregon team. We still have a long season ahead but with this strong start, we have even higher hopes of finishing the season in New Orleans. And this kid Mathieu is a monster.

Gonna be another great season of College Football.
Geaux Tigers.

NBA 2K12: Trailer 3

This game just needs to go ahead and come out. Each trailer is more dope than the one before and with the possibility of no 2011-2012 season at all, 2K12 might be all we have. Check out the latest trailer:


I needs dat.