The pair, backed by a singer, guitarist and pianist, kicked things off with “Do It,” one of the band’s first singles. Then they visited their brand new released project with “Second Time Around” and “July.” You can watch the amazing performance below.
Aaron Brink and Steve Reidell, better known as production duo/mashup team The Hood Internet, pay homage to hip hop’s entire existence with their latest blend, “40 Years Of Hip Hop.” Taking literally highlights of the last four decades of music audio and visual and throwing it into a blender.
Here are all the artist they used for the mix:
2Pac, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Audio Two, AZ, Beastie Boys, BG, Big Pun, Biz Markie, Black Rob, Black Sheep, Blackstreet, Bobby Shmurda, Boogie Down Productions, Busta Rhymes, Cali Swag District, Cam’ron, Chamillionaire, Chance The Rapper, Clipse, Common, Craig Mack, Cypress Hill, David Banner, De La Soul, Dead Prez, Digable Planets, Digital Underground, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, DJ Kool, DJ Quik & Kurupt, DMX, Doug E Fresh, Dr. Dre, Drake, Eazy-E, Eminem, Eric B. & Rakim, Funky 4+1, Gang Starr, Geto Boys, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, GZA, House of Pain, Ice Cube, J-Kwon, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, JJ Fad, Juvenile, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, KRS-One, Lauryn Hill, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys, Lil Kim, Lil Troy, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Madvillain, MC Shan, Meek Mill, MF DOOM, Missy Elliott, Mobb Deep, Montell Jordan, MOP, Nas, Naughty By Nature, Nelly, Nicki Minaj, Notorious BIG, NWA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Outakst, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Petey Pablo, Pharaohe Monch, Public Enemy, Puff Daddy, Quad City DJs, Rich Boy, Rick Ross, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Run-DMC, Salt N Pepa, Scarface, Schoolly D, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Skee-Lo, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, Sugarhill Gang, T La Rock, T-Wayne, T.I., Terror Squad, The Fat Boys, The Fatback Band, The Fugees, The Game, The Pack, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Three 6 Mafia, Tone Loc, Tyga, UGK, Usher, UTFO, Warren G, Whodini, Wreckx-N-Effect, Wu-Tang Clan, Ying Yang Twins, Young Gunz
Do you want just the audio? The Hood Internet has it here for free.
Well, it’s finally come. Star Wars is back! And believe it or not, I’m actually NOT that big a fan. I know, I might as well hand over my nerd card. I mean, what self respecting Sci Fi nut (which I TOTALLY am) doesn’t dig the epic space opera about dudes with 4 foot laser swords with psycic powers? I mean that sounds legitimately badass right? Well lots and lots of people sure think so! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t HATE these movies. I’ve seen the original trilogy and while I did enjoy those films, they never quite got me to LOVE them. Can’t really explain it. So, the hype over The Force Awakens has not really given me the “Star Wars fever” that has run rampant. With that being said, I came across this video and immediately LOVED IT!!! Not because it’s Star Wars, but because it’s a brief retelling of the first three movies using old school Nintendo “8-bit” graphics. Not only that, but each “movie” uses a different 8-bit NES game to tell its story. “A New Hope” seems to be a modification of the classic The Legend Of Zelda. The other two movies use the perennial thumb-busters Mega Man and Golden Axe. Definitely worth a watch if you’re into some old childhood nostalgia around this crazy time of year!!!
Shaq Fu. It’s a name that many gamers from the days of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis remember. We don’t remember it fondly, mind you, but damn it we remember it and now it’s coming back. Never heard of the game? Here’s a look at the old version:
Yep. A Street Fighter knock off starring Shaq. And he fights zombies and mummies. It was bad. Kazaam bad.
Well it looks like the Shaq-tus REALLY. CANT. BE. STOPPED. Because he’s back in a new Shaq Fu!!!
This time around Shaq Fu takes it’s inspiration from old school beat ’em ups such as Double Dragon and adds in a goofy, lighthearted vibe and story. If the gameplay holds up, this could end up being a nice little surprise when it gets released.
And besides, who doesn’t love Shaq?
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Well, well faithful viewers it’s been a while since I last updated this section, and for that I apologize! I haven’t forgotten about you so I’m here to leave you with some quick thoughts on what I’ve been playing the last month or so, and my opinion on if it’s worth it or not to throw down your hard earned cash on these particular techno nerd vices.
Yeah, this piece of work is what inspired yours truly to start this column in the first place. I love it. And not for the reasons that I thought I would! Past Metal Gear games were notoriously heavy on cutscenes that explained the series’ complex lore containing triple crossing spies, super power wielding villains, and nuclear deterrence. Previous games would use tight, linear gameplay segments to drive its campy story. Thankfully, The Phantom Pain relegates most of the nonsensical story to the background and lets it’s gameplay speak loud and clear. Most mission tasks boil down to “go here, kill/ kidnap target/ destroy thing” but it offers you a mind numbingly variety of ways to accomplish these seemingly mundane tasks. Wanna go in with missle launchers, C4 and and a heavy machine gun and let explosions rise into the sunny Afghanistan skies? Rock on. Prefer to sneak in at night with a silenced tranquilizer pistol with your trusty dog sidekick pointing out enemies for you? Go for it. In a day and age where most action video games rely on pre scripted set pieces to drive excitement, The Phantom Pain expects you to create your own. Enemies are smart, relentless, and well equipped. Even once you start to get the hang of things and feel like a pro, later missions challenge you to replay earlier levels, only with added restrictions such as starting with zero equipment, or going through completely undetected. Completing these FRUSTRATING tasks is ultimately rewarding only in a way that geeks baptized by the fires of notorious thumb-busters like Mega Man and Battletoads will truly appreciate. Narratively, the game is scattershot at best, and most of the story resides in optional cassette tapes that the player can listen to at any time. Aside from the INSANE opening, the game’s cutscenes are minimal, and short. They are also- like the rest of the game- graphically stunning. You may not understand what the hell is going on during these scenes (I’m not even sure I did!) but you will be rewarded with plenty of eye candy nonetheless. Playing on the PS4, the game ran smooth and had very few technical glitches that plague games these days. The game is also extremely dark in tone, and decidedly NOT for kids.
All in all, if your a fan of the series, you probably already have it. For everyone else, the gameplay alone makes it a worthy purchase, but just be prepared to be confused by a story that can be unnecessarily dark and pretentious at times. Maybe a rental first to test the waters or wait for the inevitable holiday sale.