Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Mark Waid is fresh of three big wins at the 2012 Eisner Awards, and he's re-taking the comics world by storm. On the big name book, Daredevil, he's working with a stunning cadre of artists to remake everything we know about Matt Murdock. Then, he's taking a shot at reinventing digital comics on his own startup, Thrillbent.com. We talk about all this, as well as the end of Waid's series, Irredeemable and Incorruptible.
Apparently the upcoming Olympics had Mick Boogie feeling a little patriotic so he did what any DJ would do. He brought together Action Bronson, Chip Tha Ripper, Rapper Big Pooh, Slum Village, STS and more.
What do YOU represent? Mick Boogie was so impressed with the upcoming adidas #represent campaign that he decided to make a mixtape paying homage to it: “Represent The Stripes.” And he brought along his good friends at HYPETRAK to make it even better!
The project ties in the ideals of the adidas campaign with the patriotism of the Olympics going on next month… hence the double entendre of “Represent The Stripes.”
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
With his new novel, Alpha out now, Rucka sees a new series start up, and a new world of spying and terrorism to tell stories in. The exciting news in comics is that Lazarus, with Michael Lark on art, will come out from Image Comics in 2013. Rucka speaks with us about as much of the book as he can, and it's certainly enough to pique your interest. We get updates on Stumptown as well as where the creator stands in terms of who he's working for these days, and what creator owned work means to him.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I'm rather late on this, but I recently discovered that Rap Genius has started a very cool podcast where they interview rappers, but it's not your typical interview. The interviewer, Shawn Setaro, really is a student of hip-hop and really digs deep into Jean Grae's lyrics, influences and her writing process. He's like Nardwuar without the gimmicks and that's no shot at Narwuar, because I love his work as well. Think of this as Inside The Actors Studio for rap.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I previously touched on the topic of being the most second class of citizens. But, Dormtainment tackles the topic in a much funnier fashion. Behold the greatest Youtube video in the history of Youtube videos. Okay, it's not really the greatest video ever, but it's relevant to my interests.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
When you're talking about New Gods, you're talking about a comic in Jack Kirby's (THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK CREATOR OF ALL TIME!) magnum opus of interlocking series 'The Fourth World.' It seemed appropriate to add his visual flair to Pusha & Yeezy's new track titled 'New God Flow.
The images are taken from New Gods #3 (featuring the first appearance of the Black Racer). Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, inked by Vince Colletta. - Jaap van der Doelen
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
On the first night of the San Diego Comic Con, we witnessed the unveiling of The Walking Dead Zombie Escape Machine from Robert Kirkman and Hyundai and then proceeded to make fun of Robert because of it. But in all seriousness, the car was badass and it was fun to chat with Robert as usual.
But this isn't all the Kirkman we got, stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
MF DOOM/DOOM fan as you can tell if you have followed this blog to any amount of time. Well, the guys over at TheBeatTapeProject are apparently huge fans as well. This beat tape features over 90 beats inspired by the man behind the mask from a slew of beat makers.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Molly Wood gives us some of the highlights from Google's I/O conference as well as unboxes the Nexus 7 and the Nexus Q before giving us a peek at a Chromebook focus group and more.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I'm a huge fan of NatesVlogs. I find his videos hilarious. If they pop up in any of my feeds I'm usually in front of my computer and watching it within 10 minutes. I have literally never watched a video of his without laughing out loud. The same goes for his latest uploads.
Sadly, the topic is neither funny or cool, but leave it to Nate to make light of a bad situation. Whether you're Black or brown "fitting the description" is a real problem even on the 4th of July.
Mr. Gambino has quite the guest list on his newest release. I can't think of too many people who can bring together Ghostface & Tina Fey on one project.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
“As promised, here is the infamous ‘THROWBLAPS’ compilation. I had this idea a long time ago, but was always reluctant to put it out. I’ve got more than 3,000 beats I made over several years, on several hard drives. I knew most of them will probably never see the light of day, until now! This edition is a collection of random beats I made between the years 2000 and 2002. It was an exciting time for me because I had ZERO placements, I had JUST copped an Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard, and I was making, like, 10 beats a day. It was crazy. I was still pretty wet behind the ears, and after hearing it, you will notice the heavy J Dilla influence (R.I.P.).