Wednesday, July 29, 2009

DJ Hero- Renegade Edition Revealed

Starting today, on-line retailers are going to begin offering pre-orders for the DJ Hero Renegade Edition game. I've played the final version of this game, and it's really a blast. I'm not going to be surprised if this thing is the hardest-to-get-gift this holiday season, so it might not hurt to get your order in early.
So, what's the difference between this version of the game and the regular one? Aside from the fancy packaging, (see front of box below) this edition has some cool extras.
This edition comes with a stand for the turntable that has telescoping legs to adjust the height, as well as a carrying case. The case, which is styled after and feels like a real DJ road-case "coffin", doubles as the top of the stand. See below.

Also, this edition has a sleeker, branded turntable peripheral with gold accents and changeable "record label" Eminem and Jay-Z stickers, as shown below.

And, this version of the game comes with a special 2-cd set of Jay-Z and Eminem music. I can't reveal everything that will be on the discs (partially because we are still working on it), but there will definitely be some exclusive and new things. The artwork for these CD's is spectacular as well... details later.
So for now, do yourself a favor and put in that pre-order. I'm telling you this game is going to be the one that people are selling on eBay for over-retail amounts and stores will be sold out of. And if I'm wrong, then you still have a great game and CD's nobody else has... So there.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rex- The Pilot

My man, the actor and rapper (Dirt Nasty) Simon Rex, made a pilot for a Curb Your Enthusiasm style television show that turns the struggle of a young Hollywood actor on it's ass. Check out the full episode below for the show featuring Paris Hilton, Jamie Presley and Lance Bass.

REX - Full Pilot Episode from The REX Team on Vimeo.

I love the controversy expert.

Whip Game Proper

An unfortunate coin toss result in the selection of "shirts vs. skins"...

Is the whip game actually proper? Props to Estevan.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tony Romo Endorses Interscope

Is it a coincidence that this clip surfaced after the Romo/Simpson break-up? Probably, but because of the timing it gives it a little more kick. Glad Romo has a sense of humor.

UPDATED: I just added a football tag to the post labels. Football... remember that? It's coming back real soon. Can't wait... I always feel guilty though like I'm rushing the summer. But the fall is where it's at.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rude Jude and the Cuchini

Last week, Rude Jude had the proprietor of a product called the Cuchini on the air for an interview on SiriusXM's Shade45. Check out the audio where Jude discusses the product and it's relation to a monkey's paw. The callers' reactions are below that. Jude wasn't down with the cover-up. I couldn't stop laughing.

Ummm, more info here.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Sneaker Keeper

This is really funny stuff if you are the least bit into collecting or appreciating sneaker culture. If you aren't, you may just find this to be an offensive mess of ignorance. In which case you probably don't like my blog anyway. So why are you on it?
But seriously, if you are offended easily and can't see this as a completely non-endorsed-by-me piece of ridiculous humor then just don't watch it. OK, warning is done! Press play.

Props to Stretch Armstrong

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hollywood Knights- Turk Song

Just watched this flick again and forgot how funny this song by Newbomb Turk (played by a young Robert Wuhl) is. Cheap laughs for sure, but a classic is a classic.

In case you didn't know, this film, directed by Floyd Mutrux, is about a lame Beverly Hills mid-60's gang trying to save their local hang-out Tubby's. It's basically an American Graffiti rip-off, but it's fun in it's own right. It also features young Fran Drescher, Tony Danza and Michelle Pfiefer.

Bonus- One-Armed Violinist Scene

Friday, July 03, 2009


I found this mixtape about 6 months ago while browsing (not illegally downloading) some stuff on Has some interesting mixes and it obviously takes on a new meaning now... I saw that Dateline special tonight (whoa) and it reminded me about it.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

DJ Houseshoes on Shade45

Tomorrow night at 6 p,m. EST on SiriusXM's Shade45 check out a special holiday mix of classic Detroit hip-hop, new and old, from the famous (infamous?) DJ Houseshoes. This isn't your average mix- we are talking deep crate digging from the late '80's to present, strictly Detroit status.
Shoes and I go wayyy back to the St. Andrew's 3 Floors of Fun days in Detroit in the mid 90's and beyond. He was close with J. Dilla and carries the torch for Detroit hip-hop as a DJ worldwide. Above is a photo with myself from '07 when Shoes was on the Dilla Changed My Life tour in Berlin. Cop his "King James Version" on iTunes... and if you dare, follow him @houseshoes on Twitter.
I'll post the audio sometime this weekend I hope. You hope.

"Beautiful" (Video)

Finally... the radio-edit length version of Eminem's "Beautiful" video is here. Filmed at a few Detroit landmarks, including Tiger Stadium, Michigan Central Station (a.k.a. the old train depot) and the Packard Plant on Detroit's Eastside- this video is filled with beauty. It's a tremendous shame what condition these structures have been left to decay into... but they are still beautiful.
Below are a few photos I took on the set.

RIP Tiger Stadium...

Em at the Packard Plant

Front of Michigan Central Station