Childish Gambino performs “Shadows” on ‘Arsenio’
I’d have to assume that Arsenio Hall’s new late-night talk show isn’t doing so well. This theory would be based on the fact that the show has been on for nearly three months, I never hear anyone talk about it and the first time I tuned into the show was a couple weeks ago when Childish Gambino (actor/renaissance man Donald Glover) stopped by the show for an interview and to perform a song off his upcoming album, Because The Internet. Upon watching Arsenio’s show, there’s no way it’s doing well, his monologue was atrocious and the worst monologue I’ve seen on a late-night talk show since Magic Johnson hosted The Magic Hour back in the the 90s.
Regardless of the fact that this show is a dud, at least Glover was entertaining. His awkward and unconventional, yet incredibly captivating performance of “Shadows” was worth setting my DVR to at least watch Arsenio’s show before it’s not renewed next season.
Something big is on the horizon?
Cool Breeze – “Watch For The Hook (feat. OutKast & Goodie Mob)”
Back in 1998, “Watch For The Hook” by Cool Breeze was one of my favorite songs. I bought the CD single and it rarely left my CD player with 10-second ESP (thought I was so bad ass having skip protection, can’t believe kids today have no idea what I’m talking about either). “Watch For The Hook” was an explosive track with some of hip-hop’s heaviest hitters and Cool Breeze, a newcomer, who takes the last verse and just shines.
Well, he at least shined in book.
We haven’t heard anything from Cool Breeze ever since. Yeah, he released an album, but you can’t even find it on iTunes and back then I had a hard enough time finding it in a store (this was also before you could steal every album on the internet), and when I did find it at my local FYE store in the mall, it was like $18. Sorry, Cool Breeze, I already gave you $4.50 for the single and I’m a broke 15 year-old.
Honestly, not much has changed. Cool Breeze’s music is still impossible to find. I’m still broke. I still am pretty much 15 years old.
Well, I take that back, the FYE is about 1/5th the size it used to be, nobody buys music at the mall anymore and now your parents know who Cee-Lo is.
Oh, but back to this song, it’s fucking great. Simple as that. Cool Breeze destroys. Always and forever.
UPDATE: Sooner or later I will buy his album East Points Greatest Hit off Amazon. I figured if Cool Breeze ever sees this, I want him to know I support him.
Kanye West performed “Bound 2″ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a little help from Charlie Wilson and The Roots.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – White Walls (feat. Schoolboy Q and Hollis)
Macklemore is legit.
He has a video cameo from Sir Mix-A-Lot and is wearing a 1996 Shawn Kemp Sonics jersey.
This 1994 Shaquille O’Neal song tells it all. Sgt. Philip Harrison might not have been Shaq’s birth father, but he was the man who helped raise the big fella’ and helped him become one of the greatest basketball players that ever lived.
He was Shaq’s dad.
Although an official report has not yet came out on the passing of Shaq’s pops, members of the NBA community have sent condolences to Shaq via Twitter.
RIP, Sgt. Philip Harrison.
Jimmy Kimmel hands people iPad Minis and tells them it’s the new iPhone
On Tuesday, Apple announced its new line of iPhones, set for release next week. As always, the announcements generate tons of buzz, even if the changes aren’t too drastic, as is the case with the new iPhone 5s and 5c models.
Jimmy Kimmel sent an iPad Mini to the streets of Hollywood with one of his staff members to interview folks about the device they were holding, telling them it’s “the new iPhone,” of course.
As with all of Kimmel’s Lie Witness News bits, it just goes to show you how full of shit people are.
If you dig this, make sure you check out Kimmel’s staff’s visit to Coachella. Especially if you hate the concept of musical festivals as much as I do (and that video is EXACTLY why).
Oh, and shoutout to Joique Bell, too.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)”
I know it’s old. I know you’re sick of it, but I still can’t get enough of this song and I just recently saw this video for the first time because music videos aren’t on TV anymore.
Unfortunately, this means that Jack Black also hasn’t had a good movie in 10 years.
Nacho Libre was OKAY.
The Holiday was great, but also a romantic comedy and not a full-on Jack Black comedic role.
Lastly, I don’t care what anyone says, Tropic Thunder was awful and the rest aren’t worth mentioning.
Okay, Be Kind Rewind was pretty good.
Jack Black is one of my all-time favorites, but man, he hasn’t given us much to laugh at lately on the big screen. Hopefully that changes soon.
It’s been about four months since The Office series finale aired, so if you are going to consider this a spoiler, it’s your own fault for not catching up already.
I think I cried the first three times I watched this scene.
I don’t cry now, I just get chills.
The subtle and not overdone return of Michael Scott during the show’s final episode was executed just perfectly. I absolutely loved it. It gave fans the return that each and every one of us craved, at the perfect time, and it didn’t overshadow the accomplishments of the rest of the cast, nor interrupt the story at hand.
It was truly perfect. That’s what she said
Stateless – “Bloodstream”
When I tell you about Stateless’ “Bloodstream,” I’d like for you to think I’m really ahead of the curve and putting you on to a song that’s new, fresh and something I discovered at a really cool bar or live performance.
Unfortunately, I’m not.
This song came out in 2005 (the video in 2007). I discovered it about a year and a half ago while watching the romantic comedy Crazy. Stupid. Love. starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. So, it’s not the coolest story, I know. And I’m not that hip, I guess, either.
You may know this song already. You probably do. Hell, you were probably listening to this song before Hannah Montana debuted on TV and before Miley Cyrus turned into whatever the hell she’s turning into today.
Whether you’ve heard this song before or not, you should hear it. A haunting, yet calming backdrop, almost like some slowed down lounge music, mixed with record-scratching are uniquely perfect. The passionate and soulful vocal touches the uniquely eerie, yet cool and scratchy sounds effortlessly. This song has fall breezy night written all over it.
Sorry, I’m eight years late with this one, I’ll do better next time.
I’m confident ‘Last Vegas’ will do what ‘The Hangover Part III’ couldn’t
About a month ago, I saw the trailer for Last Vegas. I was instantly interested. I assume that most people will think this movie looks ridiculous, unfunny and just lame. Personally, I’m going to say that I think most people are wrong. Or maybe I’m just wrong and everyone that sees this trailer is thinking exactly what I’m thinking…
HOLY SHIT. THIS MOVIE LOOKS INCREDIBLE.
MORGAN FREEMAN. Michael Douglas (not a fan, kind of a scumbag, but still). ROBERT DENIRO. KEVIN KLINE. In a movie. Together. Where they go to Vegas for a bachelor party!?!?
How can this movie suck? Answer: It won’t.
I still haven’t seen The Hangover Part III yet and I heard so many miserable things from people whose taste in comedy I trust, that I’m waiting until it’s not an $11 movie ticket to see it. That’s where I think Last Vegas will succeed, in giving us what Hangover couldn’t (again, I’m going off what people say — my verdict on the actual movie should be in soon, but if it’s worse than The Hangover Part II then no need for me to preface me not seeing it yet). A party. A great party movie with the most ridiculous twist possible. A great cast, some good laughs and a venture away for the normality that is our every day lives.
Who knows? Maybe I’m nuts, but I don’t care, I’ll be at the theaters the morning of November 1 for the early-bird special. See you there, or not, I don’t care.
I feel like I had to post another song by Lorde. “Royals” is continuing to blow up the charts and make that climb to hit song status in the US, but based on her limited catalog so far, I have to say that my favorite song by the New Zealand artist is “Bravado” off her The Love Club EP.
Lorde’s debut album Heroine is due out this fall and it’s definitely my most anticipated album for the rest of this year (okay, there’s actually a four-way tie with John Legend’s Love in the Future, Eminem’s MMLP2 and D’Angelo’s rumored to be released album).
As of right now, this girl can do no wrong, and it seems that others are buying into it as well.
Over the last six years or so I’ve grown this extreme love for female vocalists, most of which from overseas. Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kate Nash, Lykke Li are just a few examples. Lorde, of course, has been my latest obsession.
I might have to make some room for Birdy in my iTunes library as well. This 17 year-old from the UK has an incredible voice. It’s chillingly good. Above is her “People Help The People” video, which is just excellent. If you want more, check out her cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” which she nails.
Sorry rap music, you’re losing me.