It’s been a few months too many since our last amazing Ron Artest video footage. Thankfully, since we last mentioned him Ron has not only picked up a new team, he’s picked up video blogging..IN CHINA. It’s not enough that he’s in China, but he also has an attractive sidekick named Shin Shin joining in on the fun. Shin Shin was curious about the infamous Detroit Brawl, and Ron was willing to explain/demonstrate in the middle of something that looks to be a zoo or a park. Please watch this. Shoutout to the homie who makes a cameo at the 1:33 mark!
Bonus: if you missed this somehow, Ron did an epic Michael Jackson tribute.
Here’s the trailer for the Coen brothers’ newest movie, A Serious Man. Even though I didn’t like Burn After Reading and I didn’t like No Country for Old Men as much as everyone else did, I’m still riding with the Coen brothers off the strength of The Big Lebowski. A Serious Man is a dark comedy in the same vein as Burn After Reading about a physics professor whose personal and professional problems are driving him crazy. Trailer’s dope, anyway.
I just saw a Mr. Mecca video that paid tribute to the vid for “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”. Then I remembered this Rappers I Know video with the same concept. I thought it’d be interesting to put these tribute videos side by side with the original. I’m keeping tabs on the featured rappers, hot chicks and rapper cameos in each video.
2Pac disses everyone and their mom on this unreleased a cappella freestyle. One needs only listen to the first few seconds of “Hit Em Up” (“That’s why I fucked your bitch, you fat motherfucker”) to realize hip-hop beef has lost its spark. Where have all the angry rappers gone?
According to Drake, this track was originally for Rihanna. And yet, it still goes harder than “Death of Auto-Tune.” So far, Jay hasn’t given us too much to be excited about for Blueprint 3. “Run This Town” is decent and has an edge that was missing from “D.O.A.,” but it’s not the banger Jay-Z’s radio single should be, given his track record and status. Am I the only one can’t listen to this song without hearing the ducks quacking?
This first leaked alongside “Hallelujah” but I didn’t post it because it had DJ Skee tags. Here’s the untagged version of the feel-good West Coast posse cut. The song is co-produced by the odd combination of the legendary DJ Battlecat (overdue for a Beat Drop) and relative newcomers 1500 or Nothin’ (see “Dope Boys,”Life on Mars). Barbecue something to this.