November 30, 2007

Slept-on Movies Vol. 5

by bILLY sHAKESPEAREAKAbILLY fABLE


The Way of the Gun


Christopher McQuarrie, the guy who wrote "The Usual Suspects", wrote and directed this movie. This movie didn't exactly get the best reception when it came out, and it was probably due to the fact that everyone wanted a movie that topped "Suspects". In its own way, "The Way of the Gun" did. The movie is more an action movie than thriller, but that's just my opinion. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, partly because the first scene of the movie has Benecio Del Toro punching out a smack talking girl outside a club. This movie is completely original. I won't even plot summarize this one. I don't need to.


Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within


When this movie came out, there were people who wanted to see it and not see it (no s***, right?). The people who didn't see it saw "Final Fantasy" on the cover and said "F*** video game movies, they always suck). Most of the people who saw it were "Final Fantasy" fans and were disappointed about the choice of the story, characters, etc. Basically disappointed in general. On its own, this movie is amazing. You learn and understand the world of the story within a few mintues. The characters are digital, but you still care about them. The build to the climax is highly well done as well. If only the people who blew it off would have seen it. By the way, before "Titanic" came to Japan, "Final Fantasy" was the highest grossing film in Japanese history.

Evel Knievel Dead At 69

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Evel Knievel has died today and will be missed as both an American icon, and a extreme daredevil. Knievel has jumped many things such as Greyhound buses, Sharks and the Snake River Canyon in Idaho (it’s that jump that made him so famous and iconic).

Billy Rundel (Evel’s Promoter/Friend) said Knievel had trouble breathing and has passed away sooner than an ambulance could get him to a hospital. Many believe it was probably complications from his many injuries during his long exciting career. Knievel broke about 40 bones on both sides of his career which he decided to hang up in 1980.





Evel Knievel Jumps 17 Cars and Buses (Portland)



Evel at Caesars Palace (Iconic Crash)



Bonus: "Touch The Sky" the video/track Evel tried to sue Kanye over, but settled it days before his death













Comedy LOL: Godfrey, Lisa Lampanelli, Sherrod Small

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I featured an article a few weeks ago entitled Comedy LOL, and my friends loved it so i decided to put up a new one with new comedians.....ENJOY!

Lisa Lampanelli - "The Queen Of Mean" is an Insult comic from Connecticut, who is famous from roasting Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav, and William Shatner .



Flava Flav Roast



Godfrey - You probably seen him in commercials, movies, TV or at your local comedy club, Godfreys been around for years with out the credit he deserves so this ones for you "UP Guy"



Comics Unleashed



Sherrod Small - Representing Brooklyn NYC (my hometown) Sherrod is featured on variety VH1 show "Best-Week Ever".



Sharrod Small and John Mayer - Chocolate Rain

Video Games Live *UPDATE*

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Video Games Live! is a show in which a world class orchestra performs video game music live! and has become quite the popular commodity around the world.

*UPDATE* VGL will be live on the air at the Spike TV Video Games Awards...read more here

check out there official statement of what VGL! is below...


Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!

This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family. It's the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.

If you or someone you know is into video games you won't want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore.

Video Games Live™ features the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Games include:





Below the trailer for VGL!, and a Bootleg video of a fan Filming VGL! performing Halo 2/3 themes.

Halo Live at Yale U



VGL! Trailer

Hayden Panettiere Is The Next "Hayden Panettiere"

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Hayden Panettiere the latest actress in the long line of stars built from the house of Micky, she has it all talent, looks, and smarts not to mention being from my home town of New York. Hayden also has a knack for singing she is featured on several movie sound-tracks, and is also nominated for a Grammy for her work on the A Bugs Life Soundtrack (in which she also voiced "Dot") she has a album in the works (slated for 2008). Hayden’s talents also fall over into the voice acting department she has been involved in such projects as Disney’s movie “A Bugs Life” (as Dot) and the Disney/Square Soft Games Kingdom Hearts I&II (as Kairi).

Hayden was also featured in movies ranging from "The Object Of My Offection", and "Bring It On: All Or Nothing" alongside TV shows "Hereos", "Malcolm In The Middle", and "Ally Mcbeal".

So back to my point about “Hayden being the next Hayden” she is certainly not devoid of ability and restraint (via Julia Roberts), she’s overflowing with potential, and since she’s from New York I think the fame won’t get to her too much...unlike several other celebs.

Featured below are a selection of pictures from her “VanityFair”, and “Vogue” photo shoots, plus videos of her singing.


VanityFair





Vogue



Hayden Singing "Try" From "Bridge to Terabithia" (LIVE !!!)



Bonus Video:Hayden Panettiere - I Still Believe

November 28, 2007

Videos You Have or Should Have Seen vol. 1

by bILLY sHAKESPEAREAKAbILLY fABLE


Creativity and ingenuity shall always be the keys here.


Talib Kweli - Hot thing/In the Mood


Kate Nash - Foundations


Lily Allen - LDN


One Republic - Apologize (not Timbaland)
(might seen weird at first, but play it all the way through)
(supposedly, this video took only $2000 to make)


Kanye West - Good Life (had to do it)


Marc Ronson - Stop Me (international version)


Extra:

Kanye West - Good Morning (Takashi Murakami Video)



BY THE WAY, THE FIELD MUSIC VID BELOW WOULD HAVE MADE ITS WAY HERE.
ALSO, CHECK OUT THE GARY JULES VID WE POSTED EARLIER.

Wyclef: T.I. = A Prophet

by bILLY sHAKESPEAREAKAbILLY fABLE

A little while ago I heard about Wyclef calling T.I. Malcolm X. Almost needless to say what I thought about that, but I was thinking if T.I. is the new Malcolm X, then I'm the new Ghandi. I think it is surprising that Wyclef was the one that said this. Of all people, Wyclef. MTV quoted him as saying this about T.I.:

"I believe in one sense he's a prophet," Wyclef continued. "He has that gift. When he speaks, whatever he speaks about, you can feel it. And beyond feeling it, he really lived it. And it's like, he's basically saying, 'Look what I become. And you kids inside of these rough communities, you can become that.' I grew to like him a lot. I got attached to him, and he's someone I would definitely ride for. I went back and listened to it and played it for a lot of homies. And they said the song reminded them of the 2Pac song 'Keep Ya Head Up,' but the 2008 version. Because the song is like, 'I could have been, but look what I become...I vouch for the kid in the sense that I think he was one of the smartest rising stars in not [just] the music industry, but the world. I watched him on 'Hip-Hop vs. America,' and I saw the way he was talking just like Malcolm X. The conversation started getting deeper and deeper. And I think he has influence. When he speaks, it moves a whole generation."

Okay, he did not exactly say that T.I. was the new Malcolm X, but he did compare T.I. to a prophet, to being a prophet. That's fine and all, everybody's entitled to their opinion blah blah, but Wyclef is damaging the word "prophet" (and "Malcolm X" for that matter). It seems as though the bar for being a prophet has, these days, lowered with the quality of hip hop. I do see T.I. as one of the most eminent, brightest stars in the South, but c'mon. If any rapper that talked about how they came up from nothing is now a prophet, then f*** it, I'll fast for one day and call myself Ghandi. That whole "he speaks, it moves a whole generation" scrap about being on "Hip Hop vs. America?". C'mon. I guess he missed the Beef interview where T.I. was bitching out Lil' Flip with an oversized grill in his mouth. Wyclef, in the quote, kind of reminds me of the Stephon Marbury interview Marty posted earlier. I hope this is more of a Wyclef thing than a social thing. Maybe the world is in need of icons and we are so desperate for a leader that it forces someone like Wyclef to look at T.I. as a prophet. F*** is going on, man.

November 24, 2007

Field Music Stays "In Context"

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So im listing to new music as alway and i happen to stumble across this "Fetch" ass band called Field Music, who happend to have this awsome song called "In context" so i decided to share my discovery with you, also i wouldnt mind you thoughts on the video/song either. i will add the track later (at work, lol), until then enjoy the video below, enjoy!


Wiffle-Bat Fight Club

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So im downloading some pod cast the other day on my Zune, and i see one from G-4 labeled "Wiffle-bat Fight Club" so i started watching it......for some reason its always fun seeing two people beat the snot out of each other. Soon after i knew i would need more, so im ASKING THAT YOU, THE PEOPLE OF THE INTERNETS MAKE SOME WIFFLE-BAT FIGHT VIDEOS just for me!

any way wiffle bat videos below ENJOY!! i know i did

Kanye Mourns, But Gets "Stronger"

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Following the tragic death of his mother Kanye West got "Stronger," during his first show since burying his mother Kanye tried to dedicate and perform "Hey Momma". He got as far to say i dedicate this to my mother, and "I wanna tell the whole world abo...." before he broke down crying.

watcing this video was one of the most touching experiences i have ever seen anyone go through, the spot light shined down on him while standing in the middle of the stage, he cried for his mom while the band played on. He eventually left the stage for a few minutes and came back to finsh his show with the appropriately titled "Stronger", as the crowd yelled KANYE!, KANYE!, KANYE! encouraging him to come back to the stage. Stronger played as the crowd waited for Kanye to come back out, he did, the crowd kept up the chant as he sing "I need you right now!, I need you right now!".

you can check out this video below, along with the Larry Kind Interview of Dr. Jan Adams (the doctor who killed Kanyes Mother)

Kanye in Paris, Performing "Hey Mama" for the first since his mothers death


After recovering from his breakdown, Kanye finishes Strong


Bonus: Kanye West ft. Papoose - Dear Momma (Hey Mama Remix)


And so it seems that Dr.Jan Adams has a checkered past, there has been a number of women who have had botched surgerys from this guy. I think him not doing the Larry king interview was a very calculated move on his behalf, because he knows a law suite is soon to follow (not to mention hes a already a criminal). more on this guy (thx to access hollywood) 1 23 ...video below...

The Larry King interview With Dr. Jan Adams


Criminal Evidence on Dr. Jan Adams


Bonus: Kanye West ft. Papoose - Dear Momma (Hey Mama Remix)

Celebs Behaving Badly pt.1

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Have you ever seen a video that you couldn't believe? your favorite sports figure/actor/singer doing or saying something you couldn't believe?, of course you have (Pictured to the left singer Amy Winehouse caught with cocaine residue in her nose). So in honor of celeb meltdowns and flame-outs i present to you celebs behaving badly pt.1



First up is the much talked about, but hard to find interview of Stephon Marbury, in this video he calls his wife a hoe, describes kissing and being "delighted" about his sister, and just acting odd in general. ALSO...i have come up with a follow up interview with Steph talking about the interview, which also takes a weird turn....

First Interview



Second Interview


Tom Cruise, fist of all let me say i didn't think this video was as bad as the media played it out to be, but the fact remains that people love to bring down celebs.
with that said here goes Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch...


Scott Pollard, an NBA player who while injured, during a game noticed that a camera was in his face and decided to tell your kids something meaningful.


Last but certainly not least, AMY WINEHOUSE, this girl is on drugs so bad she decided to hide some in her hair and than decided to snort it on stage.

November 21, 2007

Joe Budden Mood Muzik 3 Dated

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After the critical acclaim from his second mixtape album, mood muzik 2, Joe Budden is set to release his highly anticipated mood muzik 3 this Dec. 11th. The disc is available for pre order right now the cheap price of $10; you can find all kinds of sample tracks on the YouTube’s and Allhiphops of the internet’s now.




Below a new music video for "Star Inside of Me," the official trailer for Mood Muzik 3, and a preview hosted by Joe.

Joe Budden - Star Inside of Me

Preview of Mood muzik 3

November 11, 2007

Kanye's Mother Passed Away

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Donda West, Kanye’s mother, died early Sunday morning in L.A.

She was 58, no explanation was given toward her condition at the time.

Donda West was a college professor for 31 years, her teaching credits include Chicago State University in 1980 (where she chaired the schools English department), she began her career in the early 70’s as an instructor in Atlanta’s Brown College, she later retired from teaching in 2004 to manage Kanye’s career.

She served as chief executive of West Brands LLC, which is the parent company of Kanye’s business enterprises, Donda also performed duties as chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization that works to decrease dropout rates and improve literacy. Donda was also wrote and published the book "Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star," the book intails her experience raising Kanye.

Much love and respect goes out to Kanyes Family...

Or better put in the words of Rhymefest "She was everyone's mom...A spirit never dies, a spirit lasts forever."

*UPDATE* [It turns out that Donda West's death was because of a faulty cosmetic operation...]

November 8, 2007

Upcoming Movies #2

by bILLY sHAKESPEAREAKAbILLY fABLE

Awake


Wanted (sick! based on a comic book I read a while ago)


Harold & Kumar 2


Cassandra's Dream


Pride and Glory


The Great Debaters


Love in the Time of Cholera (awesome book)


Darfur Now


Charlie Wilson's War (good book as well)


Jumper


...a little extra

Valkyrie



just in case you didn't know, the trailer is fake.

November 7, 2007

Quan Set's Camron's No Snitchin' Policy Straight

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First of all I’m a big fan of not snitching, mostly from experiences with friends in tight situations. how ever there is a line where snitching is needed in communities, Camron said that if there were a serial killer living next door to him instead of telling the authorities, he would instead move away to avoid snitching. This is to me is disturbing, misguided and unintelligible on Camron's behalf. If someone kills, harms, or hurts anyone I know and love, I will get them done any way I could now if that involves telling on them than so be it.

Below, Camron Giles’: Misguided Beliefs on Snitching.




Quan's rebuttal to Camron's stupid statements



Bonus Jay-Z and Nas - Calling Camron out as a snitch (When will it stop?)

November 6, 2007

Common Sophisticated Fashion

)Sophisticaed With a Hip Hop Flare

Lonnie Lynn known to many as Common (his Hip-Hop name), has been shaking up the rap game since his introduction in 92' with his conscious rap lyrics and unusual style of dress for a Hip-Hop artist. Not the usual Fashion of a Hip-Hopper with white tee's and Timberland’s but rather a nice knit sweater khakis and high quality shoes. His swag is major he just shows that you don’t have to thug it out to make it in the rap game. Lonnie has managed a 15 year career while dropping classic records including his new classic "Finding Forever" all this without posing to be something he wasn’t. Keep making that good music Common…ONE<3

(Anatomy23)

November 1, 2007

Studio Spotlight: Kanye West

by: bILLY sHAKESPEARE AKA bILLY fABLE

There, of course, is an inherent difference between musicians and artists. Simply put, musicians play instruments; artists perform on instrumentals. The thing about Kanye West is that he is an artist and a musician. From these clips you can see a range of how he works in the studio; whether making a beat for fellow up-and-comers, or working on his own album, one can see the man's has some work ethic. And he LOVES music. Trust me, there are not that many artists that LOVE music these days. Love him or hate him...

Kanye making a beat (and a hook) for Do or Die--a Chicago rap group.


Kanye working with Timbaland to perfect "Stronger".


Kanye speaking and working on truth.


Jay-Z and Kanye working on "The Black Album" (precisely, "Lucifer).


A little extra...he was working on this beat for the Stripped Music website.