Kanye West has had one hell of a weekend. First, his album Yeezus was leaked on Friday, well ahead of his June 18th release date. Then Kanye’s girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, gave birth to their first child, a daughter, before her July due date. So does anyone feel a little bit sad for Kanye as his pal Jay Z steals his thunder by announcing that he will release a new album in just a few weeks time?
Yep, that’s right folks. Jay Z announced the news during a Samsung commercial that was aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals. His album Magna Carta Holy Grail will drop July 4th, and according to the commercial, it’s going to be incredible. The three-minute “behind the scenes” ad is like a who’s who of hip-hop: Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and Rick Rubin. Rick flipping Rubin.
The album will be available to Samsung users on July 4th while the rest of the world can pick it up three days later.. For now, let us wrap ourselves up to the sounds of an angry Kanye as we wait.
Tim Burton is the purveyor of the dark and weird. He’s brought us such gems such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.
While this Samsung commercial shows the fictitious meeting between Burton and some execs, we can’t hope that maybe one day Burton can make Zombie Unicorns the movie a reality because if anyone can do it it’s him. Obviously, Danny Elfman will be writing the score as Burton’s partner Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp star in the film.
Side note: Did anyone else think of the cover for author John Green’s novella, Zombiecorn? No, just me? Okay.
Comedians Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were called in to pitch their ideas for Samsung’s Big Game ad for The Next Big Thing, but ran into some hurdles. Namely, the commercial will be airing during The Super Bowl but they’re not actually allowed to say Super Bowl on television (trademarking and stuff).
The guys came up with some creative solutions but I’m not sure anyone will understand them.
Laina the Overly Attached Girlfriend is probably making a pretty sweet living off her obsessive character considering she’s now doing ads for Samsung. In a new webcam-style video Laina promotes the SSD 840 by creepily singing about her obsessive relationship with her estranged computer. The SSD will change all the troubles she’s having apparently.
If you don’t remember, Laina rose to Internet stardom after entering the Justin Bieber “Girlfriend” contest. Since then, she has become a well known Internet meme and has made guest appearances in online sketch comedies.
While some people are calling her a sellout, others are defending her, claiming she needs to make a living. I’m torn. While I was originally disappointed, everybody has to earn money to support themselves — this is just one of the more visible ways to do it.
What do you think about the whole thing?
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Tech giants Panasonic and Sony plan to bring 3D viewing to the small screen by 2010, Reuters.com reports.
Last week Panasonic unveiled a 50-inch high-definition 3D plasma television with glasses that make images appear as if you can reach out and touch them.
The technology tricks your brain with high-speed shutters working in sync with the glasses to form a double-layered image.
“When the TV is showing the left image, the shutter closes the right eye so people can see only the left image,” explained Keisuke Suetsugi, manager in charge of high quality AV development.
“And the next moment, when the TV is showing the right image, the shutter glass is covering the left.”
In celebration of their new release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies and andPOP are giving you a chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV and 8.0 megapixel camera phone, brought to you by Samsung Mobile™, Rock Prophecies and Virgin Records!
Three lucky runner-ups will get Samsung Bluetooth headset.
Sick Puppies don’t do things halfway, not when they’re playing live in front of their rabid fans, nor when they tackled Tri-Polar, their second major label album for RMR/ Virgin/EMI and follow-up to Dressed Up As Life.
When the Australian band decided to break through in the U.S., founding members, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Shimon Moore and his high school classmate, bassist Emma Anzai, simply picked up and moved lock, stock and guitar amps to L.A., advertised for a drummer on Craig’s List, and were soon joined by Orange County native Mark Goodwin. After getting signed and putting out their debut, the trio made their own video independently to accompanying the first single, “All the Same,” shot in a Sydney shopping mall in which fellow Aussie Juan Mann held up a hand-written placard offering passersby “Free Hugs.” The clip attracted over 43 million views on YouTube alone, and spawned a world-wide phenomenon.