Friday, August 31, 2012

The Story Behind Superman vs. Muhammad Ali

Artist Neal Adams sits down to discuss his iconic work on the Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Game Trailers Reviews Madden NFL 13

The 2012 outing was riddled with gameplay quirks and featured few additions, so it should be easy for Madden NFL 13 to make a strong impression.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's Life Colors Mix

Presented by LRG and Complex Magazine, Life Colors from legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff is a sonic representation that thinking differently and aiming to change the status quo is something that never goes out of style. Harnessed over 40 tracks that spans both the old and new – including tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Santigold, Slum Village, J Cole, The Pharcyde and many more

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Web Series To Watch: Black & Sexy TV's The Number

When it comes to portrayals of Blacks on television and in movies great images are harder and harder to find, especially when it comes to Black men.  So, I'm always looking for quality entertainment and with it's stories, acting & production, writer/director Dennis Dortch's Black & Sexy TV provides just what I’ve been looking for.

As a fan of Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl web series, I happened to stumble upon Dortch's series, The Number in which we take a look at the relationship of Jason & Melissa, played by Chasen Allen & Jessica Shelby. Jason is coming to terms with a fiancé's apparently far more extensive sexual history than his own.

Slaughterhouse & Eminem - Asylum (Arkham Asylum Edition)

Dallas Penn often does great music videos to some of your favorite under-appreciated songs with the help of awesome comic book & cartoon action figures, like Roc Marciano's Snow Remix.  This mash-up of Slaughterhouse's Asylym and Arkham Asylym, though . . . dude.  DUDE!

Beedie - Robert Marley (Music Video)

Robert Marley is featured on Beedie's latest release, Above The Weather.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Kid Daytona - Summer Games: The Kid With The Golden Pen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pete Rock's Vinyl Collection

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode Pete Rock, the legendary DJ and producer for rappers like Nas, Notorious B.I.G., and members of the Wu-Tang Clan, talks about his early days with cousin Heavy D, his love of funk, and a rare Marvin Gaye record.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mirrors (The Jazz Jousters Vibes With Bobby Hutcherson)

Mirrors is another installment to come from Millennium Jazz’s Lab Off sessions within their international Jazz Jousters community as they return yet again with a third helping of quality Trip Hop and Hip Hop Jazz. In this session the Jousters came together to sample the 1963, ‘Mirrors’ by the Vibraphone and Marimba veteran Bobby Hutcherson.
‘Mirrors’ features productions from the likes of; Wriggly Scott, Gadget, Organiq Creator, Mr. Moods, Erik Jackson, Blue Buttonz, DRTYDRDZ, Diligent Fingers, Skinnista, Es-K, Joe Davies, & B 3 N B i. As well as vocals from Vicky Flint, Awakening Dawn, Cheese & Diligent Fingers. - Millenium Jazz

Thursday, August 16, 2012

AppJudgment: Amazon Updates App & More

How about that Amazon Instant Video for the iPad?! Hear about all the awesome details, and the not-so-awesome details. Verizon is being told to stop blocking tethered apps! Plus, you can now use Google Wallet with whatever credit or debit card you already have. Check out the new iOS game, 10000000, that's a mix of dungeon running and sliding block match puzzles

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Frank151: The History Of DOOM's Mask

In a matter of speaking, Blake Lethem is the man behind DOOM's mask. Not that he is DOOM, but that he worked with the Villain to design his first and second disguises.
Lethem (also known as KEO and SCOTCH 79) is a Brooklyn-born graffiti writer, designer, MC, and raconteur whose stories go much deeper than his time spent with the Villain. - Frank151

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Google Play Presents: Life & Rhymes w/ Busta Rhymes

With this in-depth documentary, we spoke to Busta and some of his closest collaborators about the evolution of his double time rhyme style and how dubbing live old school rap battles as a child lead him to wowing crowds today. Watch the video, revisit some of Busta's best records and grab his explosive (as always) new singles, "King Tut" and "Doin It Again" for free:

Game Trailer: Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

Sly Cooper maybe one of the most underrated franchises out.  I loved the original.  Here are the newest visuals for the Playstation 3's Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Is Amazon Changing Digital Music Again?

Last year I mentioned how Amazon launched a digital music service & cloud player.  I was definitely excited to see a true competitor to itunes.  Originally Amazon's cloud player only utilized songs that you already had to upload yourself or song that you bought through Amazon MP3.  You can find out more details about that here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

3D Na'Tee - The Coronation Mixtape

A couple of years ago I told you about an artist out of New Orleans named, Na'Tee.  Well, although she's made a slight change of her name to 3D Na'Tee to pay tribute Third Ward, she's back with another mixtape.  The name may have changed, but she still may be the best rapper you've never heard of.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stalley - Petrin Hill Peonies (Music Video)

Petrin Hill Peonies is featured on Savage Journey To The American Dream.

Skyzoo - Jansport Strings [Prod. by 9th Wonder]

I don't normally post individual songs for streaming because every other blog will have them as well.  Also, if it's for an actual project that's going to be released for purchase the label or artist will usually be deactivating any links for downloading.  But in this case, Jansport Strings is the first single off of the only project that I truly can't wait to drop.  As of right now it's slated to drop on October 2nd, but we all know how release dates are.

"The idea behind Jansport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As a kid in NY, the strings on your Jansport bag were a sign of power and presence. Kids would steal the strings off of each other's bags and burn the tips to prevent getting robbed of them once they got them. The song is a 3 minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn and seeing more than my friends and I had bargained for. In essence, my Jansport strings tied it all together, seeing what we all saw and what it made us. The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali's 'Age Ain't Nothin But A Number'. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life." -Skyzoo

Friday, August 3, 2012

TheGntlmn - Earbuds Volume 1 (Beat Tape)

Video Chatting In Gmail With Google+

Since the introduction of Gmail video chat back in 2008, many of you have told us that you love the direct, personal communication it provides. That's why we're excited to announce that video chat is being upgraded to a more modern video calling technology -- Google+ Hangouts. 
Unlike the old video chat, which was based on peer-to-peer technology, Hangouts utilize the power of Google’s network to deliver higher reliability and enhanced quality. You’ll be able to chat with all the same people you did before and, in fact, with Hangouts you’ll now be able to reach them not only when they are using Gmail but also if they are on Google+ in the browser or on their Android or iOS devices.
All Gmail users will benefit from this upgrade, but if you and the person you're chatting with also use Google+, you’ll get even more from the Hangouts experience. You'll be able to video chat with up to nine people at once, watch YouTube videos together, collaborate on Google documents and share your screen. Plus, Hangouts has a bunch of fun effects that you can try out...because any conversation is better when you're wearing a virtual mustache or pirate hat. 

We’ll be rolling out Hangouts in Gmail starting today and then gradually over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy hanging out with your friends and family. Arrrgh!

Info courtesy of Official Gmail Blog.

Behind the Scenes Of Awkward Black Girl