Kid Sister feat. Kanye West: "Pro Nails" Video
The first single from the album will be a live version of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" from Daft Punk's 2001 album Discovery, accompanied with a video directed by Olivier Gondry (older brother to acclaimed film director Michel) that features live footage shot by fans. The video will be included on the enhanced cd. The album version of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is currently enjoying a second life and a surge in digital sales thanks to being sampled by rapper Kanye West on his current Top 5 hit "Stronger". The Daft Punk robots, in their signature retro-futuristic robot gear, also appear in West's "Stronger" video.
Chicago had its cows. Toronto had its moose. New York had its taxis. San Francisco had its hearts. And...Phoenix has its guitars. It's GuitarMania, and it's a fund-raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in "the valley." My wifer and I toured the largest central collection of them in Phoenix, that being in front of America West Arena and by Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark). The fiberglass guitars are all very cool and some are even made to honor celebrities such as Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper and Wayne Gretzky . All are done in themes that range from the straightforward to the abstract. The video speaks for itself.
"Shake Ya Boogie", directed by animator Czarek Kwasny and based on the classic Max Fleischer cartoons of the 1930's. It's pretty amazing.
In 1994, Mos Def along with his younger brother DCQ and his younger sister Ces, formed the group Urban Thermo Dynamics. UTD first graced the scene with the underground classic track "My Kung Fu". They soon thereafter followed up with the now classic "Manifest Destiny" single, which gave them notoriety among the wider hip-hop masses. Both singles where to lead up to the release of the group's debut album, Manifest Destiny. Though the group was signed to Payday Records, the album never saw an official release. Soon after the group was released from Payday, Mos Def and DCQ formed Medina Green and released the Rawkus Records underground mega-hit Crosstown Beef. Later, Mos Def recorded with Talib Kweli as Black Star, which took his underground notoriety to soaring heights. Mos Def's commercial popularity spawned with his hit gold debut solo album, Black on Both Sides. Now commercially available for the first time is the UTD Manifest Destiny album via Illson Media (imprint founded by DCQ). This hip-hop classic is filled with dark and melodic bass heavy production from Diamond D. and Showbiz. The album features the timeless songs: 'My Kung Fu', 'Manifest Destiny', 'Moon In Cancer', and 'Like That'. This album is a must have for all fans of classic and quality Hip-Hop. In conjunction with the release of the UTD album, Illson Media is re-releasing Medina Green U Know The Flex Mixtape Vol. 1. The CD features the new Medina Green tracks: 'Cats Copy', 'Pump Da Pump', and 'Slow and Tender'. As well, the project features the hard to find Mos Def tracks 'Beef' and 'Excellence'. U Know The Flex features production from Hi-Tek, Minnesota, Supa Dave West, Geology, and new comer Mike B. The Mixtape also features appearances from Illson Media artists Ali Shine, Magnetic, and Young Kash.
This is the first ultrabook from Dell, and even though the company is a little late to that particular game, the XPS 13 nails a lot of what makes for a good ultrabook experience.
A compilation of some of the past week's best videos, brought to you by the Download.com Video team. This week brings Little Red Riding Hood, a tearful miracle, and everyone's favorite elderly virgin.
1.) SunGodSun: "Miners Into Fire"
2.) "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" DVD trailer
3.) "The Daily Show" clip: Reporter gets nailed by Councilman
4.) Oranger: "Going Under"
5.) President outlines Iraq goals
6.) Cowell inks new 'Idol' deal
7.) Download.com guide to Jet Audio
8.) Miss Kitten: "Professional Distortion"
9.) "Mad TV - Best of Season 8, 9, 10" DVD clip: "Season 10 swan song"
10.) Ted Leo comments on Rubber Soul
11.) Miracle or hoax?
12.) "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" DVD trailer
13.) "Hoodwinked" trailer
14.) La Bruja: "Mi Gatita Negra"
15.) Late night laughs
16.) Dog in panda's clothing
5.) Radio 4: "State of Alert"
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Shot on location in downtown Brooklyn, NY, the film features the brilliant comedy stylings of Dave Chappelle, along with one-time-only performances by Kanye West, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, Jill Scott, and The Roots, among others. Inspired in part by the 1973 documentary "Wattstax," the film was directed by Academy Award-winning Michel Gondry, with cinematography by Ellen Kuras.
This week on Crave, we're back with a look at all the Cravey stuff we spotted at CES 2013. Plus, Canadian astronaut Christopher Hadfield teaches us the safest way to clip our nails in outer space, and the Hal 9000 computer replica from Think Geek refuses to cooperate.
Jay-Z and Kanye West unleashed their collaborative album "Watch The Throne" yesterday, but how did they keep it from leaking before the release? We'll tell you on today's episode of The 404 Podcast.