July 1, 2009

One of our favorite music videos of all time is Cut Chemist's What's the Altitude. Here is the live performance:

July 2, 2009

Here is our last tribute to Michael. The 30 year anniversary clip of Billie Jean. Its crazy to see grown men crying and jumping up and down like little girls, but Jackson was just that good. Also, is that McCauly Culkin at 5:24?

July 6, 2009

Big World Breaks recently had their album release party at Columbia City Theatre in June of 2009. B-boy Fidget flew in from Atlanta to do his thing. F-Rock Clothing was at the spot documenting his show.

July 7, 2009

This has to be the best, and only fully choreographed Nintendo song we will ever see.

July 8, 2009

Seattle locals Massive Monkees have just tried out for America's Next Best Dance Crew. Not only has Massive been extremely successful in battling around the globe, but they are one of the few crews that has done so without creating a super crew. Much respect, and here is their audition:

July 9, 2009

Wale recently released a single called Chillin' featuring Lady Gaga, peep it here:

July 10, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays

This year's Unfinished Steps in Minneapolis once again, did not disappoint. We bring you the finals, Knuckleheads Cali vs. Flex Flav. Flex came away with the W on this one:

July 13, 2009

Evian water has the perfect strategy to sell water, get babies to do it. Check out one of their funniest commercials. I never thought I'd see the day where toddlers would be able to breakdance.

July 14, 2009

Who new watching so many people do the moonwalk so horribly could be so entertaining. Check out this cool website, a tribute to MJ.

Michael Jackson Eternal Moonwalk

July 16, 2009

Rap as a genre has not been around for very long. With that said it has had an amazing impact on the world. Whether or not this impact is good is debatable, but you still can't argue that it is one of the fastest spreading cultures ever to come about. Check out this clip of 30 rappers from all around the world:

Best sounding languages: Filipino & Finnish
Worst sounding languages: Vietnamese & French

July 20, 2009

Black Eye Peas have officially become the most sold out hip-hop group in the history of rap. I remember the good ol' days of Fallin' Up and their very anti main-stream album, Bridging the Gap. What happened?

Black Eyed Peas Have Officially Written The Worst Song Ever -- powered by Cracked.com

July 21, 2009

"Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) of the pioneering Beastie Boys has recently been diagnosed with _very treatable_ cancer in his salivary gland. For what is is worth they have handled the situation brilliantly, with the video is the first thing you see when visiting their website. Moaning bands and singers take note."
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July 22, 2009

A nice little time lapse piece from Trixter at Tuff City Styles:

July 23, 2009

Josh Holland was recently featured in Midfinger Magazine. Checkout some of his most excellent art and click on the pics to follow a like to the mag.

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July 24, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays

This clip has been floating around for a while. Tells (Rebirth) called out Lilou in a cypher battle. This is taking it back to what it should be, two b-boys battling it out for respect. Peep:

July 27, 2009

This really has nothing to do with hip-hop, or F-Rock, but it is too hilarious not to post.

July 28, 2009

Although they may hold nostalgic value for some, cassette tapes are bulky, have poor sound quality, lack large format album artwork, and a stacked up collection of them just doesn_t have the je ne sais quoi as a crate full of vinyl. To keep this 80_s technology out of the landfill, ooomydesign has used old cassette tapes to create a series of gorgeous glowing lamps.

cassette tape use
cassette tape lamp

July 29, 2009

Dope little interview with Rakim from back in the day. Know your hip-hop history!!!

July 30, 2009

This clip has been around for a while, but we think it's worth a post. Gnarls Barkely would often perform in crazy themed costumes. Here is one of our favorites, Star Wars meets Cee-Lo:

July 31, 2009 Hype Battle Fridays

Sneaker Box Jam finals, Dynamic Rockers vs. Supreme Beings, a dope East Coast style battle with everything you would want to see in a final, including a double effin backflip. Total insanity:

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