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A Tribe Called Quest- I Left My Wallet in El Segundo

In Movies on July 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

like i said i would in my video, just saw Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and besides the fact that i now want to marry either ali shaheed muhammad (i’ll convert, haaaayyyyy) OR q-tip —yes, either is fine cause their both foine— it just made me hellaaaaaa miss my tribe jam sessions. made me remember when my brother put me up on game w hella tribe (and kast, d’angelo, nas, roots, common n some mo sht- but thats a story for another time) all at once and i straight up

my myspace was, like my twitter has been since i made it in ’09, covered in Tribe-ness!

it also super made regret never seeing them live (the only things that makes me forgive my brother for the fact that i missed their reunion show at El Rey in LA cause i was w my parents moving him to chicago is the fact that he’s the one who put me on game in the first place).

anyway, check the rhyme film. tho, if your a fan i need not say more.

pretty cool that phife was unexpectedly in the theatre while i was watching AND wearing Cal Berkeley gear throughout the film- hhaaayyy!!!!

critiques? yeah, for sure. shame on mike rapaport for falling into the q-tip is the leader of tribe game by giving him a bit more time, and for failing to note consequence at all except the credits (tho i dont really believe consequence was a member so its coo i suppose). but overall way more good than bad. plus i cant hate too much, ive been waiting for this movie since Eden put me on game over a year ago and sent me that hypebeast interview w a still editing mike rapaport.

in the meantime, enjoy what i just learned was the tribe’s first ever video and please peep the juvenile awkward/foolishness. to die for.




Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul

In Movies on July 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

<iframe src=”;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&#8243; width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p><a href=”″>SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL</a> from <a href=”″>Diesel New Voices</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.

Trailer: The Fall

In Artsy Fartsy, Movies on July 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Spike Jonze, who you may remember as the director of the uber dope Pharcyde “Drop” video, or from this or this old post of mine, also worked on this amazing film a couple of years ago. Literally one of the most visually stunning movies made in a long time. No doubt a live action tribute to one of my favorite painters Salvador Dali. A.must.see.

Click here for incredible stills from the film.



Trailer: Favela on Blast [Fader]

In Americas (South & Central), Movies on August 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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Click here to read the fader’s interview with Diplo about the making of the film, out now on dvd btw.

This Isn’t Goodbye, Just Ta-Ta For Now…

In Artsy Fartsy, Movies, Music on June 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

as a parting gift til my return from the motherland, i give you what may be my favorite video on all of youtube.

as usual, enjoy.

i know i will.


“In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).”

Throwback Thursdays: Only the Strong

In Movies, Throwback Thursdays on June 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

does ANYONE AT ALL remember this movie??? i remember seeing it with all of my cousins as a kid, and thinking it was sooooo cool. its the reason i ever knew what capoeria is. talk about throooooowback.

Trailer: Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop

In Artsy Fartsy, Movies on June 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

i’m a huuuge banksy fan (promise there is an awesome banksy post coming soon), but until then here’s the trailer for the recently released film about banksy…and the man who made the film about him. haven’t seen it yet but i can’t wait.



Takashi Murakami Superflat Monogram for Louis Vuitton

In Artsy Fartsy, Fashion, Movies on June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

many of you may remember Takashi Murakami for his out of nowhere revamp of the classic louis vuitton monogram, or for the international museum tour of his paintings and life size figurines  which brought more celebrities to the opening nights of an exhibit than…idk, but it was more than usual. whatever. anyway his work is awesome (despite contestations that his paintings are really done by apprentices and understudies). i remember seeing the show when it came to LA in ’08 and feeling like he’d managed to invent not only a new way of painting, but new colors to paint with as well. good stuff. anyway here’s an animated short he did in the spirit of his work for louis v. those who’ve seen Hayo Miyazaki‘s Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, & Ponyo may feel a little tingle of remembrance watching this.



Fun Friday!: Katt Williams Gets Animated…

In Artsy Fartsy, Fun Fridays!, Movies on June 10, 2010 at 2:27 am

found this and i just had to put it up. it’s an illustration of a clip from Katt’s stand up  movie “It’s Pimpin, Pimpin.” funny, somehow its different with the visual… i’ve posted the original clip from his stand-up show too, on the off chance you haven’t seen it (and i’m hoping you have, in addition to “Pimp Chronicles” which is a must see- the ultimate in guilty pleasures). anyway if you haven’t seen it, watch his stand up version first then watch the animated version. different at all??



Magic Rolling Board (1976) [FADER]

In Fashion, Fun Fridays!, History, Movies on June 7, 2010 at 12:43 am

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oh how i wish skateboarding was still like this…



Up There [Wooster Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

and finally my last installment in my day of coincidences/ LA&NY street theme. yes, believe it or not the billboard these guys are working on is actually in an episode of How to Make It In America. fuuuuunny funny. not to mention that I had to put it up as just a great example of a really well-made, relatable, endearing film.



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Peppers World: LA Graffiti & Street Art by Saber [Wooster Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

ESPN 30 for 30: Straight Outta LA

In History, Movies, Music, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace, Throwback Thursdays on May 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm

sometimes, ESPN is reeealllyy coo.

check parts 2-6 after the jump.


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No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden [Fader]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm

SO as usual I was on the fader one day a few back and, as usual, one link led to another and before I knew it I came upon some awesome goodness. So their post led me to this video, as well as the video in my next post, which I happened to just watch today, just before watching every episode of the first season of the new HBO series “how to make it in america” which, if you pay close attention to my next post and stop the video of my third post at 40 seconds you’ll see a funny coincidence. even funnier is that in watching the 7th (maybe 6th?) episode of how to make it in america, i saw the billboard that is the subject of todays last post (a short called “up there”) anyway all this is to say all things are connected andd….blah blah blah.

enjoy the LA/NY street theme ap4p has seemed to take on today.


…The Show…

In History, Movies, Music on May 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

made in 1995, the Show is theeeee real, behind the scenes, backstage hip hop documentary. with performance footage and raw kick-it convo with everyone from BIG, run DMC, naughty by nature, snoop, wu-tang arguing on their tour bus, slick rick in jail,  suge knight, dr. dre, and of course russell simmons being a jerk and the man all at the same time, this ones kind of a much see. check for the full documentary, parts 2-9 (though i think it should be 10 parts), after the jump.



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