Saturday, June 28, 2008

Eminem: Wanted?

In 2004, Top Cow comics released a comic book series called Wanted which was created by Mark Millar. This comic became very popular and eventually the various issues were bound into a graphic novel.
Some time in late '04 or maybe '05 it was brought to my attention that the main character in the comic book, Wesley Gibson, bears a striking resemblance to one of my prominent superstar clients.
Shortly thereafter, we heard via my client's agents that the guy that created Wanted was running around Hollywood claiming that he had Eminem attached to play the lead in the film adaptation of the series.
After being peeved at the manner in which this guy attempted to end-around Em's possible involvement in the film (really, you are just going to draw a character that looks exactly like him and just assume that's going to cause him to want to be in the movie?) we really didn't consider getting involved. That's just not the way we do business and we left it at that.
Since the movie comes out this weekend starring James McAvoy as Wesley. I figured it was time to talk about how it really went down. Here is an article that pretty much gets the story right except for the director claiming that it was his choice to not cast Em. It actually just wasn't an option available to him.

It's a shame too, because the movie looks fun. I don't know how good the film is because I've only seen trailers but the action certainly looks sick, as does Mrs. Pitt..
Next time guys how about a quick convo, e-mail, or whatever laying out the plan. It might actually work if people aren't so put-off by your methods.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

B.o.B. 12th Dimension EP

Everyone (OK not everyone but at least loyal Rosenblog readers) please go purchase B.o.B.'s EP, 12th Dimension today! It's available on Itunes and other find digital music sales platforms. Tell 'em Shady Music Publishing sent ya.
UPDATE: My B.o.B blog posting was blogged about by The Fader's blog. Blogs blogging about blogs. Now what if they blogged about me blogging about them blogging about my blog?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

White Guys Do Weezy

I don't even know where to begin. So much to talk about. Thanks to Neilchemist for the link.

Cashis, Mickey Slick & Young De

Check out this video for "Can't Move Me" with Shady Records' own Cashis, Diego's Mitchy Slick and Young De. Pay attention to the shots of Cash in the graffiti hall with his very inked up torso.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Barack Da Vote

MY good pal Sheck has directed the following insane and funny video with his artist Keith from Up Da Block. Wierd Al who?

Barack Da Vote from Keith From Up Da Block on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

B.o.B on the Strings

Uh oh... Shady Publishing's own B.o.B is learning how to play the guitar. This could be fun!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rosenblog Grounded- The Update

For those of you that know and care about me (and those that don't and don't) I really mangled my ankle. Turns out that when I made the stupid step out of my truck into a hole in the cobblestone and rolled my ankle like dough that I tore 3 ligaments. One of them completely. And ruptured a tendon. So, I didn't break anything (as you can see from the x-ray above, or not) but I'm going to be in this stupid boot for another couple of weeks. Then, physical therapy! Hooray! The whole process should be a quick 6 months of healing. 6 months... are you serious??? What a dumb, dumb injury. At least I am off crutches now but I have to inject blood thinners before I get on a plane so that I don't get clots. Awesome.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm Voting Republican

Eminem Pranks LL Cool J

Last night Em pulled a fast-one with Tony Touch on Shade45's Toca Tueadays on Sirius Satellite Radio. Check out the call below and hear Em rap some LL.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lord Sear 18 Years!

Who celebrates their 18th Anniversary? And, really, when did this all start? Who decided that Sear is "in the game"? Was there a meeting about it? Did someone jump him into the game? All may be explained, at this event! Listen to Lord Sear and Rude Jude on The All-Out Show every M-F 4pm-8pm on Sirius Satellite Radio's Shade45.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Mello In the D?

The Detroit Free Press reported today in this article that the Detroit Pistons are eyeing Denver Nugget Carmello Anthony as an addition to the team. If true, this would obviously be a major move and the Pistons will lose someone major in the event of that trade.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cab Fare and 'No Nose'

Check out this very strange article about stupid people. Something about this smacks of hogwash, particularly the photo of 'No Nose'. It's pretty interesting nonetheless, and if not true, quite creative. However I think it's more Coen Brothers than Tarantino as the writer suggests. Article provided to Rosenblog by The DBK.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Flip Fired

The inevitable occurred this morning when Detroit Pistons' Head Coach Flip Saunders was canned. He has one more year on his contract for $5+ million dollars that will be paid out while he sits this year, I understand why he's being let go. As Joe Dumars explained in today's press conerence, he had seen enough in the last 3 years with Flip to know that he didn't want a lame duck season during his final contract year, and didn't feel strongly enough to sign him for a longer period of time.
As the Pistons' General Manager further explained, no player is safe after this season- "everyone is in play". It appears that Joe is adamant about making some major moves this off-season, and that he also is adamant about coming back stronger. As Joe reasons, there is no rebuilding. As long as he is with the organization, he expects to compete at an elite level. He cut himself short from saying "rebuilding years are bullshit". Gotta love this guy, he's so no-nonsense and keep-it-real.
As for me? Yeah I'm disappointed for sure. I feel like we could have and should have beat Boston, especially in games 5 & 6. But we didn't, and that's that. I'm still very proud of our team, they have been the clear dominant contenders in the East for the past 6 seasons, and we still have that ring in '04. I believe in Joe D. and we'll be back.