This is why I love the Internet

Thanks to Edwin for posting this on his instagram and keep reading to check out some real shit.

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This Shit Right Here! – Run The Jewels

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This shit right here… is my favorite rap album of 2013. Run The Jewels.

Why?
- The unlikely pairing of El-P and Killer Mike.
- One producer (El-P). Sounds consistent and refreshing.
- It sounds easy and natural. Like these 2 were meant to naturally make this album
- Ironic, over the top, serious/funny vibe and dark humor
- Free!

I’ve been a fan of El-P’s stuff for a while, but I’ve never got into or actually even heard Killer Mike before prior to this. I thought I would hate his portion of this project, but I was so wrong. These 2 work together great in a “how did this happen?” or a “where did this come from?” kind of way. For me, this album is solid from front to back and it completely worked for me upon first listen, which usually never happens. I had no real preconceived notions about it going in except curiosity. I almost can’t shut up about this album.

I realize that a project like Run The Jewels is not easily digestible in the grand scheme of hip hop’s landscape, but it’s an album that you can really dig into and pick up something new from each time. It literally blows me away. I’ve seen Run The Jewels get lots of love and its been showing up on year end lists, and that makes me happy.

Oh yeah… and that artwork!

Click below to listen or go here and download it for FREE.

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2014

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Here we go again… Hope everyone had a great New Years Eve and is excited to get 2014 going! If you haven’t noticed, we made a few changes to the site to kick off the new year and can’t wait to get moving. We have some awesome new features ready to roll out for everyone, lots of dope stuff to blog about, and we’ve invited in the Goodfeelin crew in as bloggers to post some of their photos here and there, and couldn’t be more excited about 2014.

Huge thanks to everyone for their continued support and here’s to a great year!!! (p.s. does any one else think it’s completely crazy that it’s 2014… time goes by way to fast)

Grey Goose Dry Martini

Directed by our very own Harrison Boyce, here’s a well-presented bit of cocktail knowledge that could come in very handy on this particular evening.

Happy New Year everyone.

Ashrita Furman

… the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time. Fun documentary right here.

Consequently, I now hold the world record for how quickly one can get stressed out by not knowing how long a video is (time is disabled on this embed). This is about 20 minutes FYI.

Alec Soth on photographing “The Cloud”

Nice little piece about Alec Soth’s, Silicone Valley project from the SFMOMA site. Interesting to hear his take on the project and photographing something that doesn’t have a physical form like “The Cloud”.

I kept that in formaldehyde…

Tyson. Classic.

Throwback Nikon

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Nikon recently announced a sick ass DSLR camera called the Nkon DF, it has a retro design with a full frame 16.2mp sensor inside….which pretty much means it will take some amazing photos and look good doing it. I’m drooling over this thing! I love my Fuji X100, but this thing may replace it….if I can ever afford it. Hit the jump to scope out some more pics of this beaute.

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Joe Cookie KIND video

Long time BMX rider, videographer and friend of Defgrip Joe Cookie created this video about an awesome guy who helped out Hurricane Sandy victims and then got a little help himself.