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Hip Hop Hating On The iPhone?

Posted August 5, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

The fine folks at Gizmodo attended the Rock the Bells festival last weekend and asked a slew of hip hop artists what they thought about the iPhone.

Guess what?

It turns out many rappers think it’s kinda sucky. Trugoy from De La Soul said it's "too cute," while Freestyle 101 vet B-Real thought it was just “okay.” M-1 of dead prez even went into a tirade about how it makes you part of the Matrix and Big Brother is watching, and so on.

Only Wu Tang Clansman Method Man gave it props…and he likely got his for free!

Gizmodo.com: Why Rap Stars Are Hating on the iPhone

Tags: iPhone, Music, Tech

Freestyle 101: Tech N9ne

Posted August 5, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Freestyle 101: Tech N9ne »

Anyone who knows freestyling knows Tech N9ne from his days on The Wake Up Show. Despite being a resident of Kansas City, Tech N9ne used to appear on Sway and King’s popular Los Angeles (though nationally syndicated) hip hop show on a regular basis and spit ridiculously intricate and intense off-the-top rhymes, sometimes even rapping backwards and in his own alien language. His appearance alongside greats like Canibus and Chino XL on the infamous Wake Up Show Freestyles CDs and the posse track “The Anthem” featuring Eminem, RZA, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, KRS-One and more, cemented his rap as a unique MC.

You’ve also heard his songs "Jellysickle" and "My Wife, My Bitch, My Girl" from 2006’s Everready (The Religion) on the 25 To Life (PS2, Xbox) soundtrack, in which he is an unlockable character, and his track "The Beast" was also featured in 2006 Madden NFL (PS2, Xbox). His 2001 album Anghellic is considered a classic and the followup, 2002’s Absolute Power, was also well received, especially in the Juggalo community and amongst fans of horrorcore and rap-metal. That same year, he formed the label Strange Music, where he has released all of his albums since and even started signing other edgy independent artists. He is also a member of The Regime, which features Yukmouth, Dru Down, Tha Realest and Messy Marv, among others.

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Tech News Countdown: August 1, 2008

Posted August 2, 2008 - By bleahy

Welcome to the Tech News Countdown, hosted by Alison Haislip. Every Friday, you'll get to share some time with Alison as she gives you our top 5 tech stories for the week.

This week Alison brings you the latest on the Virgin Group's revolutionary space plane, Yahoo Music's DRM problems, Microsoft's Sphere, a new prototype interface that gets mapped onto a sphere, surveillance camera sponsorship, and a Wii controlled boat.


Tech News Countdown: August 1, 2008 »


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AOTS Friday, August 01

Posted August 1, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
This edition of The Loop focuses on the rumors swirling around the Batman universe, and some of the actors rumored to be featured in a third 'Batman' film.
This edition of WTF focuses on Octocat, an eight-tentacled feline with an unerring need to try and find his missing parents.
Blair Butler has all of the comics you could possibly want to know about, including a look at Ex Machina, The Walking Dead, and our big blue Boy Scout himself, Superman Last Son.
Failed Bike Loop, Zombie Haiku, Flaming Haircut, Predator Handshake, Montauk CNN.
Layla's got the end-of-the-week news for you in The Daily Feed, including a tethering app at Apple, a pill that makes you fit, and Toyota's answer to the Segway.
Women of the Web counts down 10 girls with a hot web presence that makes you just keep on clicking for more.
We like women, you like women, and the web has more of them than we can possibly shake a stick at, but we begrudgingly rank them for you, in order of importance, in a little segment we like to call 'Women of the Web.'
The end of home theater week is here, and we're winding things down with a look at Samsung's X810, a soundbar with a subwoofer.
It's another look a the toys and gadgets that will help you forget your empty existence, including the Joker Poker set from 'The Dark Knight,' the Photo Safe II digital picture safe, the Infinix XAP23 stereo Bluetooth adapter, and the EOS Wireless sound s
Layla shows us her falsies, and so does Chris Hardwick, as we learn a hard lesson about the way boobs really are.

Comic Con 08: Doug TenNapel

Posted August 1, 2008 - By Ernesto Moreno

As if Comic Con 08 couldn't have been any bigger, Earthworm Jim Creator Doug TenNapel, Doug Jones (Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth) John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Dan Heder were all on site to promote the newest episode of Sockbaby. Sockbaby 4 is the latest in a series of hilarious shorts written by Doug TenNapel and John Soares. It features the adventures of Ronnie Cordova and his companion Burger. If you haven't seen it, first feel ashamed, then check out the pictures from the Panel here then go see the Sockbaby 1-4 at Sockbaby.com

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Frank Miller Interview

Posted July 25, 2008 - By Yodapollo

Frank Miller, author of Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns, and the director of The Spirit, talks about his Comic-Con experience.

Comic-Con '08: Frank Miller Interview »

These Are The Rules: Comic-Con

Posted July 25, 2008 - By Yodapollo

Zach Selwyn runs down the rules and regulations of Comic-Con, for those of you who aren't initiated. It's a good way to know what to do, and, more importanly, what not to do if you ever end up at Comic-Con.

These Are The Rules »

The Loop: 'The Watchmen' & More

Posted July 25, 2008 - By Yodapollo

Ain't It Cool News' Moriarity gives us his opinion on 'The Watchmen,' as well as the rest of the movie news from Comic-Con so far.

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The Loop: Comics Into Film

Posted July 24, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Steve Niles, author of 30 Days of Night, and Michael Uslan, producer of all the Batman projects in the franchise, stop by to talk about what's good and what's bad about comic book movies, what films remain closest to the source material, and what to look for in the future of comic film.

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Zach Selwyn braves the crowds at Comic-Con and delivers the sights, and, perhaps more importantly, the smells of Comic-Con '08. Which will be more potent? Only you can decide. Just be happy you can't scratch n' sniff the screen. Ya heard?

The Sights And Smells Of Comic-Con »

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