Entries from April 2012 ↓

Catfish Billy, a.k.a. Yelawolf Quotes

Well, lookee here. Orlando’s got Yelawolf coming in next Tuesday, right after finals are over. Ain’t that a coincidence?

Catfish Billy, a.k.a. Yelawolf

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To get warmed up and ready for Catfish Billy to take over on 4/24/12, I’ve delved into Yela’s back catalogue and brushed up on his history. I’ve been a Yelawolf fan since right before 0-60 Trunk Music dropped. Where else in the rap scene can you get a rapper talkin’ about the country scene that I’m familiar with? Sure, there’s the Bubba Sparxxx and Nappy Roots of the world, but no one before Yela has captured the essence of the dirty, grimy, hardcore South as Yelawolf has. When I listen to Yelawolf, I’m transported to an alternate universe where country folk are cooking meth in the kitchen, and everyone’s got more guns than dogs. This ain’t no Jason Aldene country, this is deepwoods, hog-butchering country music.

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Hit the jump for some of Yela’s background and quotes.

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Tupac Back!

Reason #112 to move to SoCal – at this year’s Coachella festival, Tupac put on his most recent performance. Granted, he was a hologram, but does that really detract from his legacy?

(Update 4/20-Working Video Link)

Good Lord. I hope I have abs like that if I ever get resurrected as a hologram. I can’t even lie, when I peeped this vid for the first time, I got cold chills running up and down my spine.

How did they do it? This quote from http://www.TheVerge.com nails it:

“The performance reportedly used the same technology that enabled Mariah Carey to perform a concert in five cities simultaneously. Executing the Carey illusion relied on both modern day techniques and an old magician’s trick dating back to the 19th Century. First, a video was composed by New York SFX company MPC using a mixture of live footage, wire-framing, and CGI. This was then fed into Musion’s holographic technology, which projects the image onto a special foil. The foil is based on principles set out in the old magician’s illusion Pepper’s Ghost, which trick audiences into thinking they’re viewing a person or object rather than a simple reflection. By using a lightweight foil which mimics the properties of semi-transparent glass, Musion is able to extend the concept’s scale without limiting the efficacy of the illusion. The results, as you can see in the video below, are pretty spectacular.”

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Wiz, Tony Yayo, Kurupt, Kendrick Lamar (check the vid after the jump), Eminem, 50 Cent, and Warren G all made appearances at the show. The fans were a motley crew that grew up on these rapper’s music; they sung along with every word to every song. I can imagine that the feeling at this show was incredible…

Hit the jump for the rest of the article. If you’re looking for Tupac quotes, peep those links.
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