Archive for November, 2008

Paranoid

November 6, 2008

Okay, I’m officially on board now. This happens all the time with me. I truly believe Kanye releases the weak songs as lead singles and saves the gems for the people that buy the album. Purposefully making me doubt him, then making me kick myself for doing so when it finally comes out. Besides “Through The Wire”, every lead single from a Kanye album has been my most hated. “Love Lockdown” from 808’s & Heartbreak being no exception, even though I think I hate the song “Heartless” even more. But after hearing “Coldest Winter”, “Robocop” and now “Anyway”, I’ve gone from complete disgust and skepticism to utter joy and anxiousness.

“Paranoid” has a total 80’s feel to it which further supports my theory of Hip Hop/R&B is in a sort of 80’s renaissance whereas the 90’s heavily sampled the 70’s, now it’s the decade of hair bands, auto tuning and Aquanet to which contemporary urban music owes its sound to. It’s all one big cycle, but I digress. Despite all the shit I’ve talked concerning 808’s, from what I’ve heard of it so far, this one really seems to stick to the intended theme. My guess is this album will have it’s serious moments but not take itself too seriously with a kind of a tounge-in-cheek undertone throughout. It is a highly successful rapper singing his heart out after all.

I can feel the leak coming soon. Keep an eye out.

“Paranoid” by Kanye West:

Heartbroken...

The Revolution Was Televised

November 5, 2008

…and I’m proud I got to see and be apart of it.

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Baby Milo x Mario Tees

November 2, 2008

Cliff Edge has in new Bape tees featuring arguably two of Japans most famous icons. Milo and Mario. Normally I would have purchased these before posting this blog but in today’s dire financial times, I just don’t have the money to even begin to imagine spending $175 on a shirt. These are much better than the Milo x Spongebob collab tees, but not nearly as cool as the Milo x Hello Kitty ones, that’s just me though.

I’m 100% positive these will be gone by morning, economic crisis or not. I’ve always said that that Street Wear heads are not unlike crack heads. I’m guessing the same people that bought up the Mario x Milo Nintendo DS’s for $600 a pop will quickly snatch these up without a second thought. So if there are any left by the time you read this, cop em here.


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