Holy crap, when the first digital short epic known as Lazy Sunday dropped about 6 years ago(!!), I played it countless numbers of times for nearly all my friends. With out doubt, it was one of the first things made for TV with the real intention of going viral. Sidebar: Metallungies was still on *blogspot* when we mentioned it in passing (it was so big, that it didn’t need a post, everyone had already seen it, word to my HS teachers).
Well, with Andy Samberg doing his last SNL episode, he called up the homie Chris Parnell and did what can best be described as a very worthy followup/sequel. The 101st installment of SNL Digital Short, wraps up the era nicely.
Shouts to Knobbz for picking up the brilliant ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ reference.
Adrien Brody was at the Academy of American Poets at the Lincoln Center in New York last month. The actor must be diligently at work towards achieving a coveted Hood Pass because he decided to recite The Ten Crack Commandments. I tried really hard to listen but his flaring nostrils were a huge distraction. Anyway, it’s not like I need a reminder on what the commandments are, as I have them tat’d on the belly. On a fun personal note: I am currently messing up like 4 of the commandments in my daily life. #losing.
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?
Complex talked to Rush Hour/X-Men 3 director Brett Ratner about his history directing hip-hop videos. Notably, Ratner directed the million dollar video for the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Triumph” and it sounds like it was a life-changing experience.
So three days into the edit, I get a call that Ghost had had been kicked out of like eleven hotels, and I’m like, ‘Why were you kicked out?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know man, I got fucked up, and I just start breaking shit. Can you come get me? I got no place to stay.’ So I let him stay at my house. Suddenly my phone rings, and it’s Steve Rifkind, ‘Whats going on?’ I go, ‘Nothing, I’m just bringing Ghost over my house ’cause he got kicked out of the hotel.’ Then there’s silence on the other end of the phone. I say, ‘Whats wrong?’ He goes, ‘I gotta call you back.’ Five days later, he calls me up and goes, ‘Are you okay? Oh my God, you scared the shit outta me, man. How can you let this guy stay at your house? I don’t even let these guys know where I live!’ I go, ‘What do you mean? He’s the nicest guy in the world.’ He goes, ‘You don’t know what Ghostface has? He hallucinates, he hears voices like kill your mom, kill your mom. He has to be medicated because he has homicidal thoughts.’ So a month goes by, and I would edit all day, and Ghost would just chill at my house until we finished. A month later, I’m with my girlfriend in the backyard, and the cat starts going fucking crazy and starts digging into the dirt. We dig up a bucket of fried chicken. Ghost buried a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the backyard. How fuckin’ freaky is that?
Ratner also talks about the guys doing mushrooms and stealing clothes from the shoot.
I’m waiting for the documentary/biopic that can do Wu-Tang justice. Brett Ratner need not apply.
Update:MTV offers more details. The way they cut it, it looked like people were clapping in support of Kanye, but they were actually clapping for Taylor Swift.
According to reports from inside the house, once cameras cut away from the action, West flipped off the crowd and returned to his seat. Wale then said to the crowd, “You can’t blame a man for speaking his mind.” His words were met with boos, and Wale then said, “Kanye, I tried.” During the next commercial break, Pink walked by the rapper and appeared to shake her head in disgust before security escorted her away. West remained steadfast amidst the commotion as he kissed his girlfriend Amber Rose.
You’ve already learnt about cooking from Jazze Pha and Coolio. What’s the next logical step? Cooking with Christopher Walken, ‘natch. Here Frank White shows you how to make a baked whole chicken with caramelized pears.
So many quotables here ,and like Guru said, it’s most his voice and delivery that makes them creepy:
“It’s kinda like the Eiffel Tower”
“I love this chicken neck, it’s great.”
“These pears…they look very nice”
“They get like little cookies…very tasty. I save them.”
RIP to the originator and owner of one of the greatest beards.
Since I did this piece on rappers’ Twitter accounts last August, everyone’s joined the damn site and rappers being on Twitter is no longer something too unusual. No, the new thing is starting accounts for your beard. Case in point, the accounts that have been started for the following rappers’ beards: