Thursday, July 25, 2013

Further evidence that proves the NBA's slam dunk contest is a joke

Here's an idea for the NBA. Take the best NBA players, make them enter the dunk contest, add guys from this video below to the contest, and make the contest wagers work this way... If an NBA player wins, he gets a million dollar bonus (the NBA can make/generate this million easy off of advertising money by the way). If a non-NBA player wins, he gets to take an NBA player's roster spot for a week and collect his game checks. Just an idea. It won't ever happen and it's probably not the best idea someone's come up with so far. But it's just an idea.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Kanye's Black Skinhead video, dope and disappointing at the same [damn] time

Kanye just dropped an interactive video for Black Skinhead. From a technological perspective, it's awesome. You click play on the splash page and from there you can toggle the speed at which he raps using a slider in the upper right corner of the screen.

I don't think I've ever seen an artist (hip-hop especially) do this before. Kanye took the functionality built into the web and released his video straight to the InterWebs, it's a great idea/move. This video could never work on television in the same way it does on the web. And who runs home and watches videos on TV anymore anyway (sorry teenagers, I'm grown)? So that's the dope part of the video. The disappointing part of the video is the actual video itself. It's Kanye CGI'd to look like the Incredible Hulk (he's jacked with a shimmery chain on - the graphics guy/people did a kick-ass job) and posturing/running around in the video. I mean, I get it... This is "ARTISTIC". It definitely is but it's also pretty damn boring too (on some ole' "blavant garde" type shyt). Or maybe I'm just not artistic enough to appreciate the video fully, which could definitely be the case (just like it was/is with Yeezus as a whole).

Check it out for yourself though. You can watch the full video at

DeSean Jackson wants to rap but he probably has a better chance at playing QB for the Eagles than rapping

Ok, ok. That was a little harsh. I have to admit, this isn't as bad as it could have been or as bad as I expected it to be. But it still isn't good. This is another example of why rappers shouldn't be co-signing athletes attempts at rapping even if they are friends with or hang out with the athletes. Sometimes a rapper should just say "I see you trying homie but you should just do a cameo in my video and not even worry about being a rapper, you're already paid." Unlike the recently discussed Jay DatBull, DeSean Jackson is already rich, went to college, and presumably is only doing this to because he thinks he can and/or it's a fun hobby he can afford. But even if that's the case, he may want to stop while he's ahead.