Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,TV,Web Work
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Some ideas for VH-1’s next ratings period…
Some ideas for VH-1’s next ratings period…
AJ Rok and B-Luv perform their most requested record in front of their dancers and some kind of green screen backdrop on a mystery TV broadcast. Is it public access television? Did Kool DJ Red Alert have a TV show at some stage that time has forgotten? Regardless, AJ reps the CRC with his sensible cableknit
It turns out that Ghostface being on a reality TV show is the greatest thing since 3-6 Mafia tried to open a restaurant with Big Pussy and Elliot Spitzer‘s hoo-er. In the second episode, Pretty Toney discovers some troubling news about his broad…
Is reality TV the only answer for aging rapper dudes?
Here’s the first episode of Jean Grae‘s new sit-com, which combines a Curb type of vibe with a lotta booze, and is therefore CRC-approved.
All praise due to grandgood for unearthing this piece of YouTube gold. As you see, I learned everything I know about interviewing rapper dudes from the host of Lift Off.
Check this appearance of Ice Cube on the new Arsenio Hall Show, as he explains why they weren’t seeing eye to eye back in the day and how Cube got into the movie game. Spotted via Miss Info.
Aubrey hangs out with his mom’s, sneaks his grand mother chocolate in between giving her daps, shows us his CD and shoe collection, drives his 2004 Acura, reads out some pretty creepy fan mail from a guy called Jason, shares some footage of his starring role in a local production of Les Miserables and pulls out his collection of tear-stained rhyme books. Bless his cotton socks!
Shouts to Grand Daddy IU for digging this up.
New Complex TV feature about the making of Pete Rock and CL Smooth‘s signature hit.
More Philly action, this time with a three part feature on the local scene that ran on local TV, featuring Schoolly D in his prime, sporting a fresh Fila jumpsuit and block haircut, DJ Code Money, radio legend Lady B, Yvette Money, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Price and more. Continues below…
Now we come to the pay-off…the ultimate edition of the Combat Jack TV Show with the Live Guy With Glasses on deck! Parts 2 and 3 below..
In news that shouldn’t be particularly surprising to anybody who watched the extensive Dateline report on Tim Dog‘s numerous “bad business deals” with a series of lonely ladies he met through internets dating, one of his “rubes” is so thirsty to get her $100 a month repayment plan continued by Timothy that she’s hired a private investigator to prove if the Dog actually died earlier this year. The story has even been picked-up by a local news show, despite the fact there is no actual proof that he’s still alive.
After being informed by a longtime Bronx resident that, “most Webster Ave niggas are con artist”, I think I may have a lead. Over at Discogs, a lone seller is offering a copy of Tim Dog’s final album, BX Warrior, on CD for $91. Since I’m pretty sure nobody actually bought that album, or even knew it existed, there’s a good chance that this is Tim’s latest hustle. I put to you that he left Atlanta with a briefcase full of BX Warrior CD’s, hopped the red-eye to Germany and is currently living with his latest online dating conquest in Berlin, who is helping him prepare the next Tim Dog Greatest Hits box set/all-black strip revue/movie project with Denzel Washington.
However, if it turns out that Esther Pilgrim is completely wrong about this crackpot theory, I hope she gets hit by a bus for continuing to drag the great man’s name through the mud. I mean she did get to experience a romantic night in Atlanta with the guy who made “Fuck Compton”, after all. You can’t put a price-tag on that kind of experience!
Here are all three episodes of the Combat Jack interview with the Greatest Southern Rapper of All Time, Brad “Mr. Scarface” Jordan. Part 2 and 3 below.
Combat Jack and Dallas Penn talk to Killer Mike about the making of his R.A.P. Music album with El-P…
Black Thought continues his conversation with Combat Jack (aka Ben Grimm Esq.) and and Dallas Penn (aka Advanced Scarf Technologies) and talks about battling, hearing Illmatic and meeting Supernatural.
More of the raw from Combat Jack, Dallas Penn and the crew talking with Black Thought, who drops some show-stealing rhymes at the end. Concludes with a third episode at the end of the week.
Debut of The Combat Jack Show on Complex TV, where Dallas Penn, Combat Jack, Premium Pete and Just Blaze deliver that same type of in-depth interview technique with rap legends as they do on the podcast, only with less booze and better lighting. To set things off, Black Thought from The Roots talks about the time they had that issue with Nas following their involvement with Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled. Chea!
First in a new series over at Complex that talks about classic songs with the artist and those who it inspired. Good to see this kind of stuff getting coverage with quality production values.
During an “ideas storm” at the Fuckboi Media Group, International HQ today, one of my crack team of creatives decided to rip-off an idea based on a Mike Heron Tweet and put together an outline for a new VH-1 sit-com starring Internets Celebrities Dallas Penn and Combat Jack…
This week, I took a journey to the Ratchet Side. Never before have so many unattractive broads who somehow believe that they are “divas” been collected in one place.
The latest episode of TVOne‘s Unsung.This is TV done correctly.
Henry Chalfant‘s often forgotten
second hip-hop documentary called All City features some great moments, including a super high-tech video for T La Rock‘s ‘It’s Yours’.
Warning: May contain excessive pop-locking.
Part 2 & 3 below…
Flavor of Love Season 2 trailer:
Once again proving that the only good TV is really bad TV.
The original version of Pimp My Ride is the most predictable MTV show since Room Raiders (and just about every other show in the current schedule), but provided host Xzibit the chance to get some extra screen time for one of his shitty new albums that nobody buys. The basic concept at least made sense, since people in LA loves them some cars with “hot graphics”. For some strange reason (i.e. a lack of original ideas), MTV UK decided to launch a local version of the show, but instead of tailoring the format to British viewers, they’ve ripped-off the US version, shot for shot. (more…)