RotD: “Symphonies (Remix)” (feat. KiD CuDi) – Dan Black

19 01 2010

This is Dan Black. As you might (or maybe not) be able to tell, he’s British. Read the rest of this entry »


Yele: A Haitian Requiem

13 01 2010

A terrible thing happened today to a place that I love. It’s a place you should love too, for good reason. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Me: Journalistic incest with Mark McGwire and his PR team

12 01 2010

Laid out by the New York Times, discover how PR and big business are turning your news into a mockery. Read the rest of this entry »

Avatar, FAILblog and you

11 01 2010

What did Rhyme&Reason think about Avatar? Great visuals. Stunning. Changed the way we looked at action movies the way The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Carribbean and Transformers did. Maybe even more so.

And what about the plot? This pretty much sums up our thoughts on the plot.

Also, the other one, miniscule hang up we couldn’t get over: It took three months for the main character Jake Sully, to go from being (presumably) interested in humans to some sort of giant blue catfrog-like creature.

Three months? That’s it? Three months? Sorry, it takes far longer than a season for Rhyme&Reason to switch our sex de jour from people to aliens. I don’t care if James Cameron did make the aliens look people-like and had the audience wonder if the female alien was topless throughout the entire film.

Aliens ≠ People. Sorry, James.

The odds on America’s next top rapper

11 01 2010

Ah, prognostication. It’s as American as subtle racism and reality TV. Everybody does it, and since everybody does it, it must be important, right? Exactly. And American’s are free to predict anything about anything. That’s the beauty of prognostication, it’s ubiquity, it’s omnipresence. It’s here, it’s there, but right now, it’s going to be in hip-hop.

And we’re going to use it to answer this question: Who’s the next rapper that’ll take over that coveted “Number one spot” that Ludacris rapped about only a few years ago?

You’ve had your Jay-Z’s, your Kanye’s, your Lil Wayne’s, even your T.I.’s, Ludacris’ and 50 Cent’s. But  this is 2010, it’s time for a changing of the guard. Who are hip-hop’s next heavyweights, and who will end end being the best of these new fighters? Read the rest of this entry »

Lady Gaga: singers get remembered, but legends never die

8 01 2010

Somebody who knows the cousin of the aunt of the sister of the manager of Lady Gaga needs to make sure she reads this post, because I am about to make her the most famous pop star ever. Bigger than Michael Jackson. Bigger than Madonna. Bigger than The Beatles. Well, maybe not. But I will make you. I will effing make you. Read the rest of this entry »

R&R’s got some New Year’s Resolutions …

31 12 2009

… but they aren’t for me. Oh no, I like myself just the way I am. Sedated by society through sports,  video games, movies, graphic novels, the interwebs (ZOMG LOL that video of that person getting violently injured is hilar! ROFLcopter!), an occasional book or two and of course, the awful, soul-sucking grind of a 9-5. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought up resolutions for the rest of you people, so strap up, strap on and strap in, because it’s time to take a good look in the mirror and start this new decade off the right way. Read the rest of this entry »