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Posts Tagged ‘ Rock ’

The New ‘Creed II’ Trailer Is Here.


For those who followed the old ‘Rocky Balboa’ saga, then know he’s one of the most iconic heroes in cinema history.  The only two runner ups in that franchise were Apollo Creed, and Ivan Drago.  The world saw the son of Apollo a few years ago in ‘Creed’, but now they’re going to get a look at Drago’s kin in ‘Creed II’.  I’ve been looking forward to this match up since I heard from one of the stars about the script, and now I see that Michael B. Jordan has his work cut out for him.  Check the trailer below.

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A$AP Rocky’s London Melee.


Rapper generally have a preconceived notion following them that they’re rough, tough, and aren’t to be messed with.  Weather an artists persona dictates that they should act aggressive or not… as a human being, anyone gets pissed off when someone steals your stuff.    When Asap Rocky got his $15,000 watch stolen in London at Camden Electric Ballroom concert, it wasn’t an act, the man was generally upset… See what happens when you steal Asap’s watch.

Natrual Stone Sinks.


Yesterday I got a look at these original natural stone bathroom sinks that look appealing and genuine. Even though their color differs from one model to another, their essence is the same: raw natural beauty.  It may sound like a cliche, but can you think of a more elegant way to bring nature inside your bathroom? This type of stone sink would go great in a minimalist interior, complimented by various wood features.

The Silent Rock Combs The Garden.


Man, everyone knows you’ve got to rake the sand yourself. What? Unless you’re from the Roomba generation of Buddhist monks. Then you’ve got to get yourself affiliated with the Studio FRST crew. They’ll whip you up a set of “Jardin Impatient” or what I’d call Auto Sand Gardeners. You’ll never have to pull sand to be at peace again! What a relief.  Time for a nice sit. 

Top 5 Genre Crossing Remakes.


I know quite a few people that think of cover bands as groups who can’t produce their own material, and are forced to take the already successful material of others.  But in most cases, this is very far from the truth.  Even further away from the truth is the belief that hip hop songs can’t be properly re-conceived by anyone other than a hip hop artist.  I’ve got 5 videos that prove otherwise.

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5. Anya Marina – Whatever You Like

Thanks to exposure from Gossip Girl (yeah son) this song flew into all of our hearts with Anya Marina’s exotic voice singing to pre-jail T.I. Sung from a female perspective, Marina seem completely in charge. it’s more pop than rock, but it’s still an amazing rendition.

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4. The Fray – Heartless

Say what you will about Isaac Slade’s sing-song voice, but it does wonders to Kanye’s heavily auto-tuned break-up jam. The band’s cover is haunting and you can really feel the pain behind the lyrics the way they perform it.

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3. Jenny Owen Youngs – Hot In Herre

Hearing a soft-spoken Jenny Owen Youngs sing “I was like, good gracious ass is bodacious / flirtaticious, tryin’ to show faces / lookin’ for the right time to shoot my steam” is the best way to open the most awesome rap cover ever. Throughout the song she sings with such seriousness about “poppin’ the bottles” that I had to listen to it twice to hear through my own laughter.

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2. Framing Hanley – Lollipop

I know many readers may not know that a mashup of Lil Wayne’s track Lollipop that basically took me from an amateur with a buzz, to a up-and-coming professional.  That being said, I have a special appreciate for this song, and personal distaste for anyone who messes it up.  But when my good friend Adam Patton shot the Framing Hanley version my way, I was far more than impressed.  When you watch the video however, keep in mind that this version is like a little mini movie, with a plot and the whole nine yards, but the actual songs starts at about 2:20 into the video.

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1. Ben Folds – B*tches Aint Shit

This song was the inspiration for this list. It’s everything a rap cover needs to be: make it original without changing lyrics. By far one the best and funniest covers I’ve ever heard… Hands down.

How To Win R.P.S.


For those of you who were wondering what R.P.S. is, it stands for ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’.  Now for those of you who are wondering why on earth anyone would give a sh*t, I know I would normally wonder the same thing. But this is the fashion in which most of the arguments between some of my oldest friends are settled. So just incase you ever decide to give being a grown up a rest, and find yourself engaged in a vicious ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ battle, hopefully this short and informative infograph will be of some help.

Absolute Glimmer.


Each year Absolut Vodka produces a limited edition bottle to celebrate the festive season some of which I’ve already put up on the blog.  This year, they’ve created “Absolut Glimmer”.  This limited edition packaging follows in the footsteps of Absolut Bling Bling, Absolut Disco, Absolut Rock Edition, and In An Absolut World Every Night is a Masquerade.

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  Marking the first time Absolut has changed the shape of its iconic bottle, ABSOLUT GLIMMER has been designed in crystal pattern-shaped glass.  The concept was to make the bottle mimic the look of classically cut crystal and when placed in various light conditions, the bottle will appear differently as it reacts to the light.  A special signature cocktail has also been created for Absolut Glimmer, taking a pure and minimalist approach to showcase the vodka.  That cocktail, Absolut Crystal Clear, is simply Absolut Vodka and sparkling water poured over ice.  ABSOLUT GLIMMER is produced in a series of 4.8 million bottles. It launched globally in the Fall of 2010.

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