Usually I would keep a find like this to myself, but with zootpatrol there is no holding back anything awesome from our readers. HEADHOODS is a company based out of Brooklyn, New York and they are bringing a fresh new take on the hooded sweatshirt. There is a giant selection to choose from including Kanye West, Michael Jackson, President Obama, Chuck Norris, Elvis and many others. The cool thing about these sweatshirts is they are hand made, which at first you think, O.K. they are just putting a face on the hood, but there is an additional option. For $9.99 more you get a custom design on the back. There are 7 back styles to choose from and as quoted from the website, “I try my best to make every HEADHOOD consistent, but that’s impossible because I am not a machine. Every HEADHOOD ends up looking a little unique!” These hoodies will run you $59.99 and then an additional $9.99 for your custom back design. If your looking for a hoodie that will literally turn heads look no further, this will not disappoint for a Christmas gift. Speaking of Christmas gifts my brother just moved to Brooklyn, so hint hint, go get me one now. To check out the rest of there products and information check out there website here.
Love him or hate him, but Kanye West always pushes the boundaries of creativity, sometimes not in all the right ways. This time Kanye is inspiring the use of advanced imaging technology on the new cover of Complex magazine. The photograph is the result of a facial scan that gathers data from a camera that rotates around the object. A computer then stitched the images together to create an eerily detailed 2D photograph. The video below gives a better look inside the creation of the images as well as interviews from West and Chris Milk, the videographer and photographer behind the project. They talk about the futuristic creation and the simplistic vision coming to life.
Now given his recent behavior its no secret that Kanye drinks a bit, and by a bit, I mean probably way to much, but in this video he takes it to the limit. This video is called We Were Once a Fairytale and it was done by Where The Wild Things are Director Spike Jonze. At nearly 11 minutes long, you really have to be dedicated to the cause to get through it, but I promise you, at around the 9 minute mark, your face will melt off faster than Alice eating some magic mushrooms. This video has Spike Jonze written all over it, and that alone makes it fun and exciting to watch. Kanye stumbles drunkenly around a club in a kind of pathetic self loathing version of himself only to come to a massive realization. I have been trying to search around for some clarity to this video, and it seems like it is a classic case of The Sopranos finale, figure out what it means to you. It is open to interpretation. Enjoy the video, and let us know what YOU think the meaning of it is.
This Obama guy isn’t that bad actually.
Jay-Z is back out with another album “The Blueprint 3″ dropping 9/11/2009. We over here at Zootpatrol got the cd sent to us early by Jay-Z himself to do an album review, or some kid named Kyle from Connecticut sent it to us over the internet, cue cops to go arrest him. Blueprint 3 isn’t referring to the back to basics definition, but more of an innovative way to move forward with crazy flow patterns, vintage samples, and futuristic synthesizers.
So how does one of the greatest emcees of all time fair in his latest attempt to wow critics? Jay-Z has finally nailed that “next level shit” sound. Jay-Z digs deeper inside himself to tell stories about the game and spits rhymes about how great he has been the past 14 years, which gets a little annoying after a while, but it’s true. The production on this album is far advanced than any of his previous cd’s with help from Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Neptunes, and Kanye West, who did the major chunk of the tracks. It’s heavy on bombastic synths and orchestras which makes it a great cd to bob your head to and let it run during a party. My only beef with the album is that he does rap about the same stuff on almost every track, and the hooks on the songs are pretty bad aside from Alicia Keys feature on “Empire State of Mind” and Mr. Hudson’s “Young Forever”. I also wish he didn’t feature so many trendy guest appearances on the album with Drake, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, and Pharrell, almost gives a sense of insecurity that he can’t hold a full cd down by himself.
I was going to summarize every track for you but instead of telling you how good every song is let me tell you which tracks to get excited for, and tracks to steer away from after listening to once.
“On To The Next One” is a straight club banger that needs to be played at high volume. Produced by Swizz Beatz he also sings the hook in a subtle way to let the beat shine.
“A Star is Born” is one of the best tracks on the album and has a fresh concept. Jay pays homage to all the best rappers in the game today and how great they were at some point.
“Young Forever”, perfect end to the trilogy with the sampled hook sung by Mr. Hudson.
Throw Away Tracks:
“Reminder”, O.K. we get is Jay your good, enough is enough though.
“Venus vs. Mars” is a track has that futuristic Kid Cudi/Lil Wayne martian vibe, and Jay-Z does not compliment this sound whatsoever.
Conclusion: This cd is very diverse with “Reasonable Doubt” smoke a blunt and bob your head type tracks, to slam a bottle of liquor and go crazy at the club type tracks. With only 2 sub-par songs, but not unbearable, the cd is able to play straight through with no complaints. Zootpatrol approves this cd and strongly encourages you to buy it when it drops 9/11/2009. xfm8y5szbk
1 What We Talkin’ About
2 Thank You
3 D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
4 Run This Town ft. Kanye and Rihanna
5 Empire State of Mind ft. Alicia Keys
6 Real As It Gets ft Young Jeezy
7 On To the Next One ft. Swizz Beatz
8 Off That ft. Drake
9 A Star is Born ft. J. Cole
10 Venus VS. Mars
11 Already Home ft. Kid Cudi
12 Hate ft. Kanye West
14 So Ambitious ft. Pharrell
15 Young Forever ft. Mr. Hudson
In a past interview a reporter asked Lil Wayne why he and Eminem never did a track together he replied, “I don’t know why we never did a song together, maybe he’s scared to get in the booth with me ahhhhhhhhh.” Not word for word but I couldn’t find the exact quote, but its a long those lines. Well Wayne you finally got on a track with Eminem and he completely destroyed you and everyone else on the song. I always wondered why Eminem didn’t get on more remixes and feature on other rappers songs, well its apparent that it is kind of embarrassing to have a guy feature on your song and just totally dominate ie. Jay-Z – Renegade. The internet is really buzzing and the overall consensus is that Eminem remains in a league by himself. Who are these other guys in this song anyway.