Rejoice! The Internet has blessed us with three new songs produced by Atlanta’s DJ Burn One, each with a separate, distinct vibe. If you’re not up to date country rap tunes, pay attention to Burn One — he’s the nexus of great Southern rap. His instrumental album The Ashtray is also on the way.
Blood Bros (DJA and Dirty South Joe) have created the soundtrack to your next arduous challenge. They compiled the greatest moments in 80s action movie soundtrack history for a mix that will get you pumped in times of adversity. Now go chop some firewood!
If you dare, watch RZA and Elijah Wood perform The Black Eyed Peas’ “Gotta Feeling” — a performance that may have happened as a direct response to DJ01′s recent post about the abbot’s distractions. The other guys in the video are Nacho Vigalondo, Eugenio Mira, Tim League, and Michael Lerman and they were at a karaoke concert sponsored by The Criterion Collection as part of the Fantastic Fest film festival.
WOWOW, Duck Sauce (A-Trak + Armand Van Helden) just dropped the video for their 2nd single Barbra Streisand, which was stuck in my head for weeks when I first heard it on Annie Mac’s BBC show months ago. Now, this isn’t some boring New York set video, the video goes all out cramming so many cameos, that my fingers cramped typing everyone I caught. But it’s not pointless cameos either, pretty much all of them are neatly worked into the fun party video concept that goes hand-in-hand with the song. I was able to spot: Yelawolf, DJ Premier, Kanye West, Chromeo, Pharrell, Santigold, Questlove, Just Blaze, DJ Mehdi, Buckshot, Fat Jew, Dust La Rock, Ryan Leslie, Diplo. Who did I miss/wasn’t cool enough to recognize?
Yeah, yeah, this sounds like a paid post (what is the blogger term for payola, anyway?). Well, it’s not, it’s more like a plea. I came across Lone Star (a new drama on FOX) this past week.. I DVRed it, and got around to finally watching it a few days ago and was really compelled to stick it out for the long haul. Being the exciting person that I am, I decided to google to see what the internets were saying about the show. The reviews seemed positive but it put up abysmal TV ratings (going up against such intellectually stimulating shows such as DWTS (Dancing With The Stars, duh– Situation got this!). So here is my plea, watch Lone Star on Mondays at 9pm to save it from the brink of cancellation. There is nothing worse that investing time in a *good* show to only have it cancelled like the ’94 World Series (I see you, Expos fans). Being the kind that I am, I’ve included the embed for the pilot episode below. When you are done watching, check out some press about the show’suncertainty.