Posts Tagged ‘Eminem’

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 12

December 12, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #12 – Beats Tour In-Ear Headphones

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We all need love a bit of music in our lives. Dr Dre says why not make that life a bit more sonic?

Here’s the details.

The Beats Tour in-ear headphones by Dr. Dre boast newly developed speaker technology to reproduce clear natural vocals, detailed highs and deep powerful bass without distortion. Wired with high-performance Monster Cable, they sound superb and are designed to stay completely tangle-free.

Features:

No more knots with tangle-free cable design.
Precision response thanks to low mass, wide bandwidth driver.
Sound-isolating eartips in multiple sizes provide a perfect fit to seal out noise.
Duraflex protective cable jacket for maximum tangle resistance and durability.
MicroStrand conductors to extend frequency response.
Patented magnetic FluxTube for more natural audio reproduction.
24K gold contacts that ensure maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.
Rugged protective case for superior protection.

Dre’s Beats Headphone range boasts an army of celebrity endorsements and positive reviews. Dre’s latest offering, the Beat’s Tour In-Ear headphones have a unique ribbon wire that make them impossible to tangle. Saving you precious minutes that could be filled with some rather glorious Aftermath beats – or something with a bit more weight. The price has been bumped up due to the name attached but the sound quality is rivalled only by the high-end audio products.

This is the perfect gift for that peroxide yappy friend of yours or a nice little treat to see you through the winter months.

You can buy them here for £119.95. But I would suggest heading to a certain online auction site where they sell for half the price.

Go pick up a pair, plug them in and press play.

Dré

Eminems Returns, Tooled Up…

November 9, 2009

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Worldwide, an army of peroxide has begun to gather; some murmur, others stare aimlessly, while the rest recite infamous bars in thick Scottish accents (yes I remember you). Finally Marshall appears; sat atop a mountain of metaphorical prescriptions. He announces that he will following up on the $116 million grossing biopic, 8 Mile, with a 3D horror simply entitled Shady Talez. The project had been stirring around for quite some time now, but will now be accompanied by a package that includes a limited edition four-issue comic book series due 2010 from Marvel Icons. The above image comes from the upcoming serial. Slim Shady will produce and star in multiple roles in the film, which will give an “urban wink” to genre classics such “as Christine, Aliens, and The Lost Boys“ in the style of George Romero’s Creepshow. Kevin Grevioux, who helped shape the Underworld franchise, will take script duties alongside Dallas Jackson.

A release date for the film is yet to be announced. In the meantime, here’s Em offering himself to The Punisher.

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Dré

Unsung Heroes of The Hop.

September 11, 2009

Now, Hip-Hop has it’s legends. Held aloft on the mountains of commercial success, or the arse end of the Eighties. But what about the others?

Sure, we know of Dre, the Wu, the 18th Letter, L. Krishna, the niggles with anger, Dre 3k and the Boi. Marshall, Cliff and Reggie etc etc.

Its about time a few others got a mention, a few that possibly slipped under the radar of our die-hard reader(s).

I present to you, the first Unsung Hero of the Hop. Dj Sub-Roc.

The Roc

Perhaps best known as the launching pad for one M.F. Doom, Kausing Much Damage personified the early boom-bap sound that underpinned hip-hop throughout the nineties. While later Doom efforts showcased his ear for the obscure sample, under the moniker Zev-Love X – his K.M.D sound kept the ingredients rather simple.

Mr Hood

Base heavy, Check. Dusty break loop, Check. One bad-ass New-York Eazy-E sounding sibling, Check. While there is no doubt that Zev helped define the style of the group, it was his younger brother Sub-Roc who truly flourished over K.M.D’s distinct drowned percussion.

Just before the completion of the controversial second album Black Bastards, Sub-Roc was struck by a car and killed. A true loss to any fan of expression and more poignently, real hip-hop.

What Sub-Roc embodied more than anything, was a trait solely lacking in hip-hop in recent times. Fun.

Without getting too nostalgic and preachy. Hip-hop truly has lost that spirit that brought it out of the grid systems of New York, the sound systems of Herc and Co, and into the living room of the middle class gin-drinking yuppie.

T Shirt i am hip hop

It didn’t have to threaten to entertain, sure it could and would at times, but it had a point to prove to its fellow genres (no, not you emo! before then). It certainly proved its point, perhaps too much I would argue – given the parody it exudes at times. Perhaps the cover of Black Bastards was not controversial, rather, prophetic of things to come.

Black Bar Stewards

Do you remember when emcees had fun over a track?

If not, then I urge you to turn the volume up, anything less than a Spinal Tap eleven is truly sacrilege.

Ladies and Gents, our first Hero of the Hop.

DJ Sub-Roc (1973-1993)

Dré