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Campus Connections: DoYaThang

2 Mar

I have a triple whammy for you today, kind of. For a couple of years, Converse has been putting out a series of collabs titled “Three Artists, 1 Song”. Which has given some interesting collabs every summer (Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, Andrew W.K.; Pharell, Julian Casablancas, Santigold; Best Coast, Kid Cudi, Rostam). They apparently couldn’t wait for next summer and brought out a whammy of another collab (I like that word today apparently), this time it was with Gorillaz, André 3000, and James Murphey (of LCD Sound-system.

Quick side note, saw the movie Four Brothers which Andre 3000 was in, and it said André Benjamin (which is his actual name btdubs) and I was like, pssshhhh, that’s not your name, what are you doing.

Anyways, the sheer mention of this collab is like, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttt, and then it happened and then your like WHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. In other words, its awesome. Basically what happened is Converse goes to James Murphey and says “We want you to make a song, the Gorillaz are your band, and André is gonna cameo, ready go.” And anytime you give James Murphey free reign to do anything with excellent music makers it’s like, mind blown.

It can be kind of awkward at first, but the more you listen to it the more you like it. And André 3000 is just, oh my god.

Anyways, other than the track itself, they created a 13 minute long jam session. It was the last day, they were done with recording, and they were like, fuck it we’ll just keep going. The result, André screaming “I’M THE SHIT” In creative ways for 8 minutes. My favorite,  “I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SING IN KEY, I’M THE SHIT”, which is hilarious. For so many reasons.

And then they made a video, which is Gorillaz at it’s best, huge feature on 2D and a guy who we assume is André. It’s just, watch it, listen to it, yay converse.

DoYaThing – Gorillaz, James Murphey, and André 3000

DoYaThing (13 Minute Version) – Gorillaz, James Murphey, and André 3000



Flashing, Lights

21 Feb

Ok, been semi busy so I haven’t really checked much out. But honestly this week has been pretty slow. Well, besides Radiohead, but I mean, who listens to them?

Anyways, went on the gum today and the main featured article is Kanye West’s video for “All of the Lights”. Now I know I have disagreements with my fellow blogger about Kanye and about his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the rap/hip hop genre itself. But one thing we can agree on is that Kanye is a brilliant producer, and “All of the Lights” is killer. So it makes sense that the video is prime as well.

After watching a little intro, you get to the meat of the song. And this is when the video picks up. Kanye’s name pops up in Star Wars font and all of the lyrics are flashed up in different fonts and colors, it is absolutely insane. Then he starts rapping and I tune out, but then they show him at the lights part (“cop lights, flash lights, spot lights, strobe lights, street lights”) and as all of the lights are literally flashing, he’s dancing on a cop car in a dark alley. Now I can admit that thats pretty bad ass. I’m not sure what Rihanna’s part in the video is, she is just kind of there in whatever she’s wearing. Kid Cudi is wearing red leather in what i’m assuming is a tribute to MJ, and I don’t know why he never faces the camera but whatevs. The rest of the video is flashing lights and back to the different fonts and naming all the people in the song that no one can hear.

Anyways, this is something to DEF see.

(this wont be the video, your going to have to click the link because of copy right btdubs)