When it comes to hip hop memorabilia the Beastie Boys are connoisseurs; true understanders of the value of brand and its potential for useless (but collectible and subsequently expensive) offshoots. Even as we speak the brilliant UNIQLO store in Japan is featuring several Beasties derived T’s in its summer range.
But very few acts have their own designer wallpaper. As in real wallpaper you put on Walls, not something for your computer. So collectors, up your game and paper the smallest room in Mike D’s hand printed Brooklyn wallpaper:
If you’ve been following the music gossip columns of late, you’ll be aware that old mate Jack White has called out The Black Keys for copying him. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone he called them the musical equivalent of kids at school who dress like everyone else because they don’t know how to be original by themselves and also said “I’ll hear TV commercials where the music’s ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it’s me,” he said “Half the time, it’s The Black Keys.”
One of our favourite tumblrs Gangster Doodles has gone and put together a 48 page zine filled with their brilliant depictions of rappers, ballers, players, thugs and gangsters which in their original form are all done on 3x3 yellow post-it notes using common office supplies such as fluorescent highlighters adding to the charm.
You can’t really talk about Recovery without first discussing Rage. I just found out that the Australian music program is in fact the oldest music video program in production, having first broadcast in April 1987 in the same minimal format it still goes out as today. Starting sometime between 11pm and 1am originally each night on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) but now only Friday and Saturday, Rage has been a consistency in any Australian music lovers life, playing back-to-back music videos until the morning.
Beastie Boys’ Mike D turns in a remix for Portugal. The Man’s, “Modern Jesus.” He bumps up the drums like crazy—compare it to the original to gauge the kick in the pants. Both parties seem very happy with the collaboration:
Jimmy Fallon & The Roots recently teamed up with the crazy crew from Sesame Street and turned in a pretty adorable ‘hip hop’ version of the famous theme song complete with Black Thought raps… Check out all the fun below.
It was a hot summer’s day in Los Angeles when I was first introduced to the sweet sounds of Haim. A friend and I were driving down La Cienega Boulevard we had just picked up the sampler EP made of recycled paper, stamped HAIM (a stamp being the official hipster seal of approval yeah).
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