In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about late, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur’s seminal album, All Eyez On Me.
1) 2Pac “All Eyez On Me” [Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wEfCPA; Spotify: goo.gl/Ca4bKF; Google Play: goo.gl/9NHCLp; Pandora: goo.gl/XB8YoR; Apple Music: goo.gl/QuUkDF]
2) “The Rose That Grew From Concrete” by Tupac Shakur [http://amzn.to/2w2Xmh5]
3) “Tupac Resurrection” [http://amzn.to/2x88qyo] Continue reading 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” – Geek Me Five #30
Well, all it took was for Jerry Lawler to get another Jerry (Lee Lewis) to give WWE the rights his biggest hit for the RAW-exclusive Bad Blood pay-per-view to be renamed “Great Balls of Fire.” Oh boy… However, I will say that the prospect and anticipation for a Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar defending against Samoa Joe — as well as Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in an Ambulance Match — has amped for the show. But just like WWE, they just have to quintuple-down on the pay-per-view absurd title of “Great Balls of Fire” by having a gaggle of WWE Superstars “sing” the lyrics to the Jerry Lee Lewis’ hit tune in the above promo video. Continue reading Warning: This Video Contains WWE Superstars Singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’; You’ve Been Warned…
The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete. Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE! And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that. This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album
Astell & Kern’s newest portable music player (or PMP with no “I”; sorry 50) — the $999 Kann — is out now, and for a portable media player, it has some pretty impressive modern-day inclusions. This fact is interesting since most high-end portable music players are slow to included extra bells-and-whistles, if at all. Not only is the Kann huge — it’s just over an inch thick (25.6mm) and weighs over half a pound (278.7g) — it includes a massive 6000mAh battery (for a supposed battery life of 14 hours), an integrated powered headphone amp, and both micro SD and full-size SD card slots. Keep in mind, this thing IS ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Continue reading Astell & Kern’s $999 ‘heavyweight portable media player’ Kann; no, that’s NOT a typo…
It doesn’t take too much time to consider that the artistic value, inspiration, and composition of architecture and music can often intersect one another; you also don’t need to have an awesome friend like Dr. Faye A Hays to tell you that, but it helps. ArchDaily’s sister site ArchDaily Brasil partnered up with Spotify to create a music playlist featuring songs with many references to architecture and urbanism. The songs in the included playlist contain anything from shout-outs to notable cities, iconic buildings and revered architects. In the list you’ll hear anything from David Bowie singing about Philip Johnson (Doc’D, episode 53) to Laurie Anderson referring to Buckminster Fuller and The Beatles acting concerned about their visits to minimalist apartments (hmmm, I smell a sitcommmmmmmmm…..)
Five years ago in 2011, Paweł Zadrożniak, a university student in Poland, hooked up two floppy disk drives and began making music. Now, he’s assembled a full symphony, which he calls the “Floppotron,” a large assembly that includes 64 floppy drives and eight 8-channel controllers with envelope stimulation. The device was shown in a video on his posted to his blog. showing off the improvement made from the original two-drive setup over the course of five years. Continue reading Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…
Today, Abrams joined Miranda, as part of #Ham4Ham, the tradition in which Miranda and the Hamilton cast give short street performances to crowds that are unable to get into Wednesday and Saturday performances of the awesomely-nominated-for-SIXTEEN-Tony-Awards Hamilton, put on this collaboration live on the streets of New York.
The song, titled “Jabba Flow” — Miranda says the song’s lyrics are in Jabba the Hutt’s native language — will be available to stream on the official Star Wars website and is currently available for purchase on iTunes for 99¢. However, you could just watch and re-watch the live performance clip above all day long!
The eight-minute video above is something else. It features the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, comprised of people in their 50s (or older), many of whom have likely never played a game in the Mega Man series, flawlessly perform theme songs from the games. It is quite the amazing sight! Most of the set has music from Mega Man 3, but also includes music from 1 and 2, as themes representing Spark Man and Elec Man sound as if they were part of a film score. In other words, it’s wonderful to hear the music I’m used to hearing on the NES now being played by a full orchestra.
It’s no secrete that Wale is a huge fan of pro wrestling, and now he’s recently put together an audio love-letter/shout-out praising one of the best and hottest (as in BOTH talent and looks) women wrestlers — and cousin of the Snoop D-O-double G — Sasha Banks. Folarin’s “Legit Boss” freestyle borrows the WWE Diva’s nickname for its title, then takes her entrance music and chops it up like I’m in Houston, Texas in the mid-2000’s as Wale spits his hot fire. He keeps it 100% complimentary, as well as admitting “every week I spend at least 180 minutes looking for her.” But to be honest, he’s DEFINITELY not the only one doing that. Guilty.
This is the new HTML-909 Rhythm Composer, an insanely addictive and fun HTML5 Drum Machine that lets you to create beats in your browser, has now arrived to take ALL of your attention. The prior version was modeled after the legendary Roland TR-808, however the HTML-909 is modeled — let’s see if you’ve guessed it already — after the equally-legendary Roland TR-909. Continue reading Do Not Play This HTML5 Drum Machine If You Have Any Plans Today…