Monday, March 29, 2010


Thanks to my great friend & Muse, LotusB, I learned of this director, Jérémy Clapin, from Paris France. Winner of the 2009 Manhattan Short Film Fevistal after submitting a short animated film about a man named Henry, who's struck by a 150-ton meteorite and has to adapt to living precisely 91 centimeters from himself.

After doing a bit of searching I was able to find the short film with subtitles on Youtube. Here's Part 1/2;

You can read his interview here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Massan for Leader Bike

The homie Massan displaying his skills on a fixie in the concrete jungle. That last scene is crazy dangerous yo!!! He gets mad props for the back wheel foot brake method. I haven't used that technique in years.

Massan for Leader Bike from Dan Arel on Vimeo.

"NY-Z" - An ABSOLUT Collaboration with Jay-Z

ABSOLUT Vodka presents "NY-Z", a new 15-minute documentary featuring Jay-Z. The film was directed by Danny Clinch. More exclusive content at

Continuing to collaborate with creative visionaries, ABSOLUT Vodka presents this new 15-minute short film featuring Jay-Z. The documentary, titled NY-Z, was directed by Danny Clinch and paints a rare portrait of the global hip-hop icon. With unprecedented access to Jay-Z the days and moments leading up to, and after, his legendary September 11th benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, Danny Clinch gives us an intimate glimpse into Jay-Z: his childhood, his motivation as an artist, his passion for music, and his muse, New York.

NY-Z kicks off the ABSOLUT Concert Series, a collaborative partnership between ABSOLUT and two New York icons: Jay-Z and Madison Square Garden.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lyricism and Capitalism

Why having lyrics matters, even if you're only in it for the money.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Bambu: Slow Down (with Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars) from Beatrock Music on Vimeo.

Bambu and Prometheus Brown (a.k.a. Geologic of Blue Scholars) come hard, flipping double-time rhymes on this joint off Bam's freshly released Paper Cuts EP, which dropped last week on Beatrock Music. The EP also features guest appearances from Chace Infinite of Self Scientific, Diz Gibran, Thurzday of U-N-I and Malcolm & Martin. If you're a regular 'round these parts, then Bam and Geo need no introduction. Just check the ill video, directed by Luis Ivan Garcia and featuring a gang of Filipinos holding it down at IMIX Bookstore in LA.