Frank Ocean – Swim Good (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 17th, 2011 by Hyphen

The long awaited video for Frank’s “Swim Good” finally dropped and, as expected with all Nabil directed visuals, it’s clean, dope, and a little twisted. This is actually one of my least favorite tracks on Nostalgia…Ultra, but that’s not really an indictment because the project as a whole is incredible.  If any of the records could potentially catch on to radio after “Novacane” finishes its run (still my song of the year), it’s this one.  Here’s hoping the mass public continues to take notice of Frank.

Oh, and you always win points with me for any panda or samurai references.  Well done guys.

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Frank Ocean – Novacane (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

I was excited to see that my frontrunner for song of the year had a video, and then completely geeked to see Frank linked up with one of the best directors out, Nabil Elderkin, for the “Novacane” visuals. Great record, dope effects, NSFW boobies, a bad ass white tiger, and…you already know…a panda. Could you ask for anything more?

The answer is, of course, yes. I would have loved to see the full song, but sometimes life slaps you back to reality rather abruptly…just to see if you can feel your face.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 9-2-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on September 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen


Day two of Wayne’s WLotD month features a little something off a newly released atrocity that hit the net last week:

“Boy, you know I’m on my bullsh*t, slip on a banana/
You just such a (?), shootin’ like Bonanza/
Dirty like that hamper/
Boy, you are not a man, you are just Amanda/
I bet that chopper bring em all propaganda/
Come on world, bare with me like a panda”
–Lil’ Wayne, “Guerilla”

Wow.  Did they mean to title the song “Gorilla” too?  Seeing as how there are repeated references to apes and bananas, and none to anything army related, I’ma go ahead and guess yes.  Sigh.

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I got a panda on my wrist, son.

Posted in Goods on May 29th, 2008 by Hyphen

I warned you this blog would be filled with whatever randomness I thought was blogworthy. Sue me.

In the vein of Kanye’s hilariously over the top blog full of products none of us will ever own, here’s the dopest watch I’ll never be able to buy. But if I do start ballin’, I’m copping this with the quickness.

A little something from the newly unveiled Le Cirque Animalier de Cartier Collection.

Panda Watch

Product Description: A gentle and familiar panda arrives on the scene in a plump collection of black sapphires and diamonds. The precious miniature animal holds a disc of black enamel in its paws, embossed with bamboo stalks and eucalyptus leaves in white enamel to reflect the delicate landscape of China.


  • Case in 18 carat, rhodium-plated, white gold set with round diamonds
  • Panda in 18 carat, rhodium-plated, white gold set with round diamonds, black sapphires and emeralds (eyes), with some details outlined in black enamel
  • Dial in black and white enamel
  • Dark-grey, brushed, canvas strap with an ardillon buckle in 18 carat, rhodium-plated, white gold set with round diamonds
  • Quartz movement
  • Approximately 8 carats

So now you know what to get me for Christmas. Might want to start saving up.

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