Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Champ

What is the greatest hip-hop song of all time? Can it really be decided? East Coast? West Coast? Dirty South? Chi-town? Underground?

People are pretty partial to certain rap songs. Maybe a certain song marks a period in time. For me, rap symbolizes summer. It represents getting excited. I mostly listen to rap when I'm working out or skiing. It's the beat.

The first time I saw a Gin & Juice on MTV, I was mortified. I think I was in 4th grade or something, so I didn't realize its genius at first. But it grew on me. The first real hip hop I ever bought was ATLiens. After that, hip hop took over my music library.

But back to the issue. What's the best hip hop song ever? Some might think it would be an Outkast song. And that would be a fair assessment. I celebrate Outkast's entire catalog. But it's not 'Kast.

I like a lot of Wu-Tang. And I think Triumph is almost a perfect song. But it's not the best.

The best hip hop song ever is Nothin 'But a G Thang. You know what the beat sounds like. The hook is perfect. The chorus is tight. The rhymes are perfect. Dre on the production. Snoop at his best. What more could you ask for?

Way of the Future

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nike Soccer

I'm not even a huge soccer fan, but this gets me amped.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

King of the Grill

Here's some copy I wrote for an Arm & Hammer ad campaign. It's called Essence Of Man. Each ad in the campaign has vignettes about real manliness.:

You are the Baron of Barbecue. The Caesar of Sear. You stand proud, tongs in hand, before your apparatus. In this fiery furnace, you char beasts of land, air, and sea into steaming slabs of heaven. Not a veggie burger in sight. Your feasts begin with your own two mitts, and an eye for the prize. While many men disgrace the art, your sear marks personify geometric perfection. It’s time to flip those chops. Go get ‘em.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The worst day of my life

I was watching Top Chef on Bravo then went to do some homework. Later, I came back to enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The remote was unresponsive.

"Change the channels manually," you cry.

Good thinking, and I appreciate your concern, but I have cable. And the remote does all the channel changing. Changing channels on the TV would give me static.

So my TV is stuck on Bravo while the Work Out marathon marches into the night. No playoffs. No Cartoon Network. 'Tis a dark day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


New look

You know you're in trouble when you blog about blogging. With that in mind, mine has a new look. I incorporated my logo from a couple months ago. The crappy blurb is gone. No one reads that anyway.

Song of the day is probably Liquid Swords, by the Genius, GZA. Protect your neck, it's almost Friday.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ghostly Swim

Your friends at Adult Swim went and did it again. There's a whole (free) album on the site called Ghostly Swim. It's chuck full of bleepy-blippy electronic music.

Friday, May 2, 2008

iTunes Tricks

I found a great function on iTunes this evening. If you're setting up a party, and your megamix needs that certain professional touch, try this. Go to the options in your iTunes menu (apple+,).

Under the Playback tab, toggle the crossfader Playback tab. You can set up to a 12 second crossfade. Or set it to 0 for standard play.

If you really want to get tricky, find the BPM of the songs on your playlist, then your songs will mix better. Happy Listening.

I tried the crossfader function on my Miami Bass playlist. Superb.

The crossfader settings will not transfer to your iPod.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nice Marmot

Came across this today on Cute Overload.

This only took about 4 seconds to post... Evan.

Spank Rock

Probably my favorite rapper right now. Some of the best beats in the biz.
Spank Rock - Lindsay Lohan's Revenge