Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The return of the Fly Emcee is upon us with a slightly different approach. Arriving June 8th is Ro Spit’s, A Different Arrangement. Ro Spit has been propelled by his widely played OH S#!T Project which elevated him from the pack of rappers without an identity to an artist with a heavy broadband following.
Artist inspiration can be channeled through many unexpected outlets; it forces them to take an angle that may not have been visible before. For Ro Spit, that inspiration arrived in the form of fellow Michigan representative Mayer Hawthorne and his Strange Arrangement. Understanding the notion that music never limits itself is a very liberating mindset. Ro acknowledges “I don’t have certain or specific things that inspire me. I just know when I feel it, and then just hit the gas.” Ro Spit made a transition from reverberating bass patterns to trumpets and cymbals, showing his diversity and musical dexterity. And he almost did it overnight. Ro quickly took his time and completed the project in less than a month, another ode to his voracious work ethic. The project cradles the listener and rocks them through unexpected twists and turns, going from juxtapose storylines to outright semi-automatic verses; or as rappers say – Bars!
This arrangement is comprised of the musical production from Mayer Hawthorne’s previous arrangement, as confusing as that sounds it makes perfect harmony. With no features and special guests, Ro Spit is the solitary emcee to finesse this delicate music. There are many superlatives that could be used to explain this outstanding work, but for now let’s just call it…Different.
Hit www.rospit.com always.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I know i've been putting a lot of videos up here lately but i can't help that i keep seeing all this inspiring stuff. This is the new Nike commercial for the upcoming World Cup. You gotta love it, its so wonderful, yes it is.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Since i've been boasting music today, i figured i minus well share this for those that haven't seen it. I've held out for about a week and a half but i have succumbed, i have to post this video. This is an artist out of D.C. that i like by the name of "Phil Ade". I met him when i went down to Texas for SXSW and he's pretty solid. This video makes me feel good too. Its sooo cool, check it out.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Very creative swimming pool room. This is in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art over in Japan. I thought this marvelous. It also makes me want to go swimming.
"Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created this fake pool called The Swimming Pool, for The 21st Centurey Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Leandro put two clear acrylic glasses about a foot apart and filled the space in between with water. The top surface is also filled with about 4 to 5 inches of water so that it looks like a realistic pool."
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is a list of the most popular sports in the world. Its actually from a Wiki page and came across it courtesy of my main man J.Mills I was actually surprised by a couple on here but not that many. The list is such:
1) Football: 3.3-3.5 billion fans (Europe, Africa, Asia, Americas, etc.)
2) Cricket: 2-3 billion fans (India, UK, Pakistan, Asia, Australia, etc.)
3) Field hockey: 2-2.2 billion fans (Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia)
4) Tennis: Around 1 billion fans (Europe, Americas, Asia)
5) Volleyball: Around 900 million fans (Asia, Europe, Americas, Australia)
6) Table tennis: Around 900 million fans (Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas)
7) Baseball: Around 500 million fans (US, Japan, Cuba, Dominican Republic)
8) Golf: Around 400 million fans (US, Canada, Europe)
9) Gridiron (American football): 390-410 million fans (US mainly)
10) Basketball: Not more than 400 million fans (US, Canada mainly)
I have to admit i didn't expect Table Tennis to topple every sport that it did, and even field hockey for that matter. The amazing thing is look at the drop off from Table Tennis to Baseball though, it's like the great divide that separates the sports have's from the sports have-nots. I think this also explains why Roger Goodell and the NFL are pushing so hard to attain the worldwide following that the other leading sports have, by placing games in London and such he's trying to make up a lot of ground in the cash race. As my friend and i dialogued about it, we've concluded that you have to get into the habits of fans to really reel them in. One game a year in London won't really do it. For instance with Soccer (or what they call Football) these people grow up with this and its as innate to them as American Football is to us, you have to penetrate the habits and the cultures to really make a difference. I also contend that another way American sports can make a difference is to essentially get some global opinion leaders on board and the rest will follow but the important demographic to snag is the youth.
I will say i always wanted to play soccer as a kid but never really had the opportunity, I love watching the World Cup every 4 years, and as a matter of fact i have a special video for you to watch; presented by my friends over at Swoosh or Nike as many of you say.