In this very special Thanksgiving edition of Fresh Ink, host Blair Butler makes a rare departure from the paperback comic route and reviews four of the hottest new graphic novels on the scene.
Mesmo Delivery, La Muse, Screamland and Queen and Country Special Edition all get the once over. Can ya guess which one will make Pick of the Week? If you can, help yourself to some extra turkey and stuffin’. If not, then prepare to be banished to a far off land. Kidding. Kinda.
(…and make sure to hit us up on Facebook and MySpace or be deemed unhip on Turkey Day!)
It's time for your pre-Thanksgiving news with the lovely Ms. Layla Kayleigh who's here to tell us about the potential for The Beatles on iTunes, a Tivo Mobile app that lets you set recordings on the go, and the shutdown of our favorite Viagra game.
New York hip hop vet Large Professor is considered one of the greatest producer/MCs in the game. Behind the mic he has helmed tracks off A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, Eric B. & Rakim's Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em, Kool G Rap's Wanted: Dead or Alive, and cuts by Nas, Busta Rhymes, Masta Ace, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, and many others. As an MC, his group Main Source recorded the classic Breakin’ Atoms album, where he discovered a young, unknown MC named Nas, who debuted on the track “Live at the BBQ.” After years of producing for others though, P returned to the mic for his critically acclaimed 2002 solo effort 1st Class and this year’s stellar Main Source.
So Freestyle 101 was beyond honored when this multi-talented maestro stopped by The Engine Room in Hollywood to drop science over a Messiaz beat and knowledge during the interview. Xtra P gives us a genuine off the top freestyle and schools us in hip hop with a history lesson in mic skills. He even brought along fiery up and comer Killa Sha, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for his episode.
Hi comic lovers!
In this kick ass edition of Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler dives head first into Invincible #55, Ex Machina #39, Fantastic 4 #561, and the debut of Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special Magog.
Yet it’s the fourth installment of the elegant Pax Romana that really tickles her fancy. Though, for the record, Blair is not ticklish, so keep yer hands to yourself, buster!
Plus, listen carefully…there’s zombies afoot!
(...and make to check us out on Facebook and Myspace!)
You've met the Pumphrey Brothers, haven't you? Craig and Paul Pumphrey, the recognized champions of destruction and the stars of the new G4 show Human Wrecking Balls? Well, if you have, then you know how cool it is to watch them break stuff using only their body mass to do so. If not, you're really missing out.
Luckily, there's an all-new episode of Human Wrecking Balls tonight at 10:30PM ET, so you can catch up.
Paul and Craig take on a rock star's fantasy when they lay waste to a four-star hotel room, without the pesky groupies or paparazzi around to worry about. It's good, clean, old-fashion destruction. In the meantime, check out these videos of the Pumphreys doing their thing.
YTCracker (a.k.a. Bryce Case, Jr.) is a dope rapper, a hacker, a playa, and the undisputed king of Nerdcore Hip Hop. Just ask him.
The man who put the Colorado Springs rap scene on the map is also a huge G4 fan and has been down with us for years. He recorded TheFeed theme song way back when, he starred in our first Nerdcore TV promo earlier this year, and he has been featured on Attack of the Show several times.
As a rapper, YTCracker has been making indie hip hop on his own label, Digital Gangster Enterprises, since 1998, where he’s been releasing albums like Nerd Life and Dirty Nerdy. He tours constantly and has performed alongside such musical acts as Xzibit, Cypress Hill, Digital Underground and George Clinton. He even co-wrote Too Short’s “Pimpandho.com” from 2003’s Married to the Game. His next effort is a collaboration album with fellow nerd rapper/producer MC Lars, The Digital Gangster LP.
As a hacker, YT was exposed to computers by his folks at a young age and was soon programming, designing and terrorizing. In 1999, he made headlines when he defaced NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center website, as well as a few other government sites. This landed him into the media spotlight, making him a go-to talking head on internet mischievousness and teen hacking.
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