September 2, 2008Election time is coming up soon. Barack Obama just received the democratic nomination, and here is one more reason to vote for him: basketball skills.
couple of questions though.
1. How would he do against Bill Clinton?
2. What happens if you foul or block the shit out of him and he becomes prez?
3. Is he actually just a plant from the NBA, who, once elected, will increase the already plush salaries of NBA players?
September 3, 2008So we found one more hip-hop remix online and couldn't help but post it. We promise though, this is the last one.... for a while anyways:
September 4, 2008This week benchmarks our first F-Rock photo contest. Send us your best b-boying/b-girling picture and win an F-Rock Clothing goodie bag including a t-shirt, spin cap, cinch bag, and custom made trucker hat. Criteria for the contest is as follows:
-Must be your picture
-We are looking for original freezes or creative photos
-Extra points for difficult freezes
-Submissions must be in by September 9th
-Email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "September Photo Contest"
September 9, 2008Immortal Technique has long been one of our favorite artists at F-Rock. Technique seems to have found the very difficult balance between politics and rap and continues to be a spokesperson for the hip-hop community on corruption in the government. This month he will be headed to Europe for touring and chances are it will be a show you will not want to miss.
September 10, 2008
Vh1 has just announced that it will be releasing several hip-hop themed shows this fall. Among them include "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs" and "VH1 Rock Doc: NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Group" will air Sept. 29 and Oct. 3, respectively. Billboard.com had the following to say about the upcoming series. "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs" is a five-part series that will count down the best hip-hop songs of all time, revealing the story behind each hit and updating viewers on what the respective artists are doing today. It will also feature original interviews and archival performances by Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Outkast, Eminem and Grandmaster Flash, to list a few. Written and directed by Mark Ford, "VH1 Rock Doc: NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Group" takes a look back at the history of the famed L.A. rap outfit. The documentary will be narrated by comedian Chris Rock and will feature interviews with Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, Ice T and director John Singleton, among others.
September 11, 2008Congratulations to our first ever F-Rock Clothing photo contest winner, Christopher Sagayo from Alaska. Christopher will receive a full F-Rock gift bag including a spin cap, t-shirt, cinch bag, and custom trucker cap. If you think you've got a pic that can win, be on the lookout for next month's announcement. Thank you to everyone who participated, and until October's contest, keep dancing.
September 12, 2008F-Rock Clothing has long supported the b-boy community through events, sponsorships, and community outreach. Here is the first part of our 4 part series on the elements of hip-hop through the eyes of the artists.
September 16, 2008
According to Reuters, Blender listed various overrated artists, places and trends in music and Tupac topped the list.
The magazine says Tupac was a decent rapper with "insane rock-star charisma," but he also "larded records with self-mythologizing, mediocre filler."
Rock group Pink Floyd and 'The Grammy Awards' are also mentioned on the list.
Tupac was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. His murder still remains unsolved. After his death, his album sales rocketed and more than a dozen albums of his unreleased materials have been released over the past ten years." -Sixshot.com