Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Detroit Players: DJ Mo Beatz "D-Boy" ft. Big Sean, DoughBoyz CashOut, Dusty McFly & SayItAintTone



Dope

-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com
instagram:antwood1984

Monday, July 16, 2012

Would You Pay $90 Racks For A Yeezy T-Shirt?

New York based artist, Will Fry, has been making a big name for himself with his innovative t-shirt designs. His tee's have been selling out all across the web, especially on eBay, for around $30.


But with his latest design, he's looking for more than a quick couple bucks. Fry has made a limited "Air Yeezy II" shirt (only one is available), that's selling for $90,300. Yes you read that right; $90k for a t-shirt that is covered in pics of the uber-popular sneakers.


For all you Air Yeezy fans who stood in line for weeks trying to get the shoe, are you willing to put up a condo loan for this Yeezy tee? Ball out and click here to buy it (or to prove I'm not lying).


-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com
instagram:antwood1984

What You Talkin' Bout: Rick Ross

I'm a huge Rick Ross fan, and I respect the MMG movement. But sometimes lyrics need to be explained. I need to know when, where, why, and what the hell he was thinking when he recorded the following lyric on Usher's "Lemme See":
Had to valet park it, Chanel hoodie onLooking like Treyvon Martin, George Zimmerman I'm wanted
Ok so maybe their is no explanation for that lyric. That's one of those bars he's gonna look back on and not remember what he was smoking when he wrote it. But maybe he'll be able to tell me what was going on when he said this, at the beginning of "Power Circle" on Self Made 2:
If Michael Jackson was alive right nowHe'd ask you to smoke one for himSo in his honor...
I love Ross and MMG. He hasn't had many missteps the last few years, and nearly everything he's touched has turned to pure gold (sorry Pill). But in the 50 years that the late great King of Pop was alive, he never asked me to smoke one for him...especially at the beginning of a song that opens up with a Gunplay verse.


A lot of rappers these days say things that make you go "WTF", so expect plenty more of these posts, but today, The Biggest Boss has some explaining to do...Uggghhhh!


-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com
instagram:antwood1984

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summertime Fly: Android Homme Kicks



Android Homme - http://androidhomme.com/


-Mike
 twitter: mikeaustin414 | instagram: fairmich

Are Bars A No SmartPhone Zone?

New research shows that young adults may be utilizing new extremes to prevent the dreaded cracked iPhone screen or stolen smartphone due to a drunken night at the bar. Chief Consumer Officer at media agency Starcom MediaVest Group, Laura Krajecki shares with Ad Age that her agency is conducting research in the area of smartphone habits as it relates to nightlife. "In studying beer, we started to discover that young adults cherish their smartphones and iPhones so much that they don't want to lose them if they have an epic night out. Now they take what they call their "drunk phone," a cheap low-end phone, so now they are carrying two phones because they don't want to lose their smartphone."


This is an interesting observation of human behavior but I personally think this may be a cultural thing. Many people in the 21-30 category view their phone as a status symbol in addition to being addicted to the applications and features of the data-rich smartphone. Do you have a "drunk phone"? Can you make it without your iPhone for a night on the town? Let us know your take on this.



-Mike
 twitter: mikeaustin414 | instagram: fairmich

Summer Eats: The Cooking Channel Brings DInner to Atlanta


Ant & I had the opportunity to attend The Cooking Channel's Summer Eats Pop-up Birthday Celebration this past week in Atlanta. Hosted by celebrity chef G. Garvin and Cooking Channel newcomer Eden Grinshpan, The Cooking Channel took over Atlanta eatery Abattoir for one night to celebrate their 2nd anniversary of broadcasting food-based programming 24-hours a day. The evening's menu included southern fare including shrimp & grits, fried catfish, pulled pork sliders, georgia peach pie and red velvet cupcakes. During the event Ant & I had the opportunity to speak with G. Garvin briefly which was cool since we have followed his work for some time now. The "Pop-up" had a cool after-5 vibe and with an open bar, free eats and live tunes, The Cooking Channel brought in it's second year well.
   

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who's Album Title is the Worst: K. Michelle vs. Busta Rhymes


K. Michelle - Zero Fu%ks Given

vs.


Busta Rhymes - Year of the Dragon

You tell us? LOL.

-Mike
 twitter: mikeaustin414 | instagram: fairmich

The Liberation of Frank Ocean


My opinion on music is based on one simple question; is the music good. I don’t care about genre, sub-genre, race, sex or sexuality. That last part, sexuality, brings to mind the recent revelation made by Frank Ocean, that his first experience with love was in fact with a man.

While a lot of people supported Ocean’s open letter to the public, thousands read it and immediately took to message boards claiming outrage. I read posts about Ocean being another one biting the dust; referencing the “gay epidemic” that is allegedly infecting all black men. Other posts talked about how it would be difficult to listen to his music, past and future, not knowing whether he’s referring to a man or woman on any given track. There were those people even claiming to have once been avid supporters, now vowing to never purchase or listen to another Frank Ocean project.

All of this protest over one man’s need to liberate himself from a secret that has tugged at him since he was 19. All of the torment that comes with wanting peace of mind, now being overshadowed by the harsh realism that hardly anyone, not even supposed fans, want you to have it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Fresh Files: Sock Game


What's a good shoe without a great sock? All socks by Happy Socks.

-Mike
 twitter: mikeaustin414 | instagram: fairmich

Everybody's got a Phone: Amazon to release Smartphone

It seems like everyone is getting in to the smartphone game. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is reportedly in talks with technology manufacturer Foxconn to develop a smartphone. Seeing that Amazon already has an app store and an Andriod-esque operating system in development, it would make sense for the online retailer to make the jump to the mobile device category. No word on when we should expect the phone, but would you cop an Amazon phone?


-Mike
 mike@theantandmikeshow.com
 twitter: mikeaustin414 | instagram: fairmich

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

If I Had One Wish...

I'd wish we lived in a world where nobody ever leaned into Chris Brown's ear and said, "bro, you should rap too."



-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com
instagram: antwood1984

And Now A Word From Stevie J.

"I'm gon leave you alone tonight...f*ckin disrespectful slut monkeys!"

Notable Runner-up:

"Gimmie a kiss. Gimmie a kiss. Oh you not gon give me a kiss? You just gon call me when you leave."

"You look nice tho. Be a lady. Watch how you talk to me."

FYI, I could've quoted him a thousand times from this episode. He was on FIRE!!!!

-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com
instagram: antwood1984