Jay-Z and Droga5 Recreate Reasonable Doubt and We So Get It

September 2, 2009

Readers of this blog know that aside from my love affair with Fleetwood Mac, I am a HUGE Jay-Z fan, and sometimes, with varying degrees of success, I try to find parallels between graphic design and Jay-Z. Lately, Sean Carter,who apparently is a Grizzly Bear fan, has been all over the blogs. His new album, Blueprint 3, though not officially slated for release until September 11th, was leaked earlier this week. Luckily, you don’t need torrents to hear it, because you can stream the entire thing here on MTV.com.

BUT, that’s not the story here. Hov recently teamed up with ad agency, Droga5, on a spot for Rhapsody. In it he recreates, in realtime, the cover art of all his albums. Not only is it an awesome concept, but it’s flawlessly executed. From the first shot of the Reasonable Doubt recreation, I was sold.

Don’t take my word for it though. See for yourself.

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Sufjan’s BQE Cover Art Blows Your Mind

August 11, 2009

I don’t know who this Sufjan guy is, but this artwork blows my mind. Forget that it’s nearly impossible to decipher anything in the typography. It’s got a picture of Brooklyn — That’s all you need to know.

Just kidding. Sufjan was in that broadway show, Chicago, right?

via Pitchfork


Free Beats: Why I Love The People of New York (even the hippies)

June 25, 2009

“Two days after Obama got elected, some skinny white boy named Shock with some mad beatboxing skills set up a mic and a sign that read “Free Beats” and just let anyone come up to the microphone to show off their stuff. And as a result, I now firmly believe that this guy should be hired by the city of New York as a public service, just to sit there and give out beats for anyone who wants to rap or sing or play the kazoo or whatever the fuck that hippie chick’s playing.” – from I Heart Chaos

I don’t know what any of it has to do with Obama, but it damn sure was entertaining.

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Molest Me Teacher!

June 22, 2009

If my memory serves me correctly, school is just now wrapping up for most kids around the country. However, this new video for the song Teacher’s Pet by the Old Money boys makes me think of the first day of school for some reason. I don’t know if it’s the random shots of pencils, or the attractive young ladies wielding plastic rulers, but something about it says new backpacks, wrapping books in brown paper bags, and hitting the teacher up for her digits.


Glitter Is The Blood and Guts of Indie Rock Videos

May 27, 2009

If glitter is the herpes of craft supplies then what is it to indie rock? Yeah Yeah Yeahs video for latest It’s Blitz! single “Heads Will Roll” surmises that craft herpes is what happens when you book YYYs to play the banquet scene of a Michael J Fox (as Michael Jackson) reenactment of Sleeping Beauty. Somehow Karen O makes dismemberment look appealing.

Watch it here on Stereogum.


Matt & Kim Get Naked, Release New Video.

April 21, 2009

I really can’t say anything bad about these guys. I will be an utter cornball and say I totally had a class with that guy Matt back in college. Anyway, their new video, for the song “Lessons Learned,” is a fitting accompaniment to the fun little romp of a tune. I’m not sure what lessons I’m learning but I never get tired of seeing naked people.

Watch it here on MTVU.


NIN Releases New Album, Produced by Timbaland

April 1, 2009

NIN releases new Timbaland produced album, Strobe Light. Let’s just say it’s Fiyah! Cool site, too.
Get it here

(via Stereogum)