Friday, October 26, 2012

Motivation: Amazing Sign Guy

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property. - Voltaire

I happened to pass this amazing human being twice during New York Comic Con. The first time that I saw him, he was doing a cool spin with the sign, but it wasn't anything all that notable. I still appreciated that he could do it though because I had never seen anyone so enthusiastic about holding a sign.

After exploring Comic Con for the day, I passed him again on my home. This time, I stopped and asked him if I could grab a quick video of him doing the spin thing. I'm so glad that I did because he took it to the next level and went H.A.M.!

Check it out.... 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Homeboy Sandman - "Whatchu Want From Me" Music Video

Arguably the most unique artist in Hip-Hop, Homeboy Sandman has been all the rage on the underground scene since signing to Stones Throw records last year in August. I remember when I first saw/heard him. It was at a show at Southpaw in Brooklyn.

I was blown away by the "different" that is Sandman. He had wild hair going on and a long beard. Then he was rapping about vegetables and water and lightning bolts. I had never heard anything like it before. It was outrageous how good it was and truly original. I bought 'Actual Factual Pterodactyl' at the show and spoke to him briefly afterwards to let him know how ridiculous I thought he was.

Now on his second major release titled 'First of a Living Breed', Homeboy Sandman releases his second video from the project. On "Whatchu Want From Me" Sandy shows off his signature sing-songy delivery and master class in breath control. For another example of what I'm talking about, listen to "The Carpenter" from 'The Good Sun.' It's epic.

Check out the the video below that debuted on Rolling Stone.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rodd D - "Sade" (For the Gang)

Whoa. It's been a minute since I last heard from Rodd D. As a matter of fact, the last track I heard was "Relapse" with JustKeith and that was at least a year ago.

Anyway, I just got a new joint called "Sade" and Rodd D puts on for Greensboro over a Sade sample. All around tight work as Rodd D has a great handle of flow and delivery with solid content to boot and Sade never fails. This has that '80s uptempo synth driven slap of legend.

 Stream it. Absorb it. Love it.