From the man who penned Wale’s first cover story (as well as award-winning pieces on Weezy and Wu-Tang), comes an innovative online novel set deep in the World Wide Web. Brandon Perkins’ debut book, “Please Use Rear Exit,” follows three friends on a night out to remember where anything is possible — from attacking squids to flirtatious invisible girls to a villainous Robert Horry. Throughout the summer, new chapters will be released each week on PleaseUseRearExit.net for free, advancing the story and advancing the way people read on The Internet.
“Please Use Rear Exit” will explode with media as the plot moves deeper into the night. You can download DJ Original Bozak’s “P.U.R.E Hitz, Vol 1″ now, providing a perfect soundtrack for reading a digi-novel or partying the night away. Check out the first chapter above or click on through to http://www.pleaseuserearexit.net
OK the contest is now closed and we have 76 entries – thanks everybody who submitted! Head over to Fairtilizer and check them out (or listen below), vote for your favorites and put em in your playlists… we’ll be reviewing them all this week and picking the big winner, so tell us what you think
Yes, the new XXL covers have created somewhat of a shitstorm amongst us blogger types. Everybody’s going through the pictures, either bigging the kids up or picking them apart every whichaway. Throughout all he say-he say (because, the ladies don’t give a shit about any of this…lol..), I figured I had to pull my own weight in this one. I’m not gonna riff about how I’ve never heard Ace Hood (??) or Asher Roth rhyme over anything (and kinda don’t care to), or how I’m just now really starting to pay attention to Mickey Factz (my bad..). I’m simply going to point out the one whom, in my humble opinion, could’ve had stood alone in all this….
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My good friend Mr. Ducker isn’t a DJ, but he always wanted to make an ultimate ’90s tape, something that brought a mixshow vibe to alt nation sounds. When he asked me to get down with his dream and collaborate, we delved deep into our middle and high school record collections (and used CD bargain bins) and brainstormed new ways to present all the alternative music we grew up on. We were inspired by DJ Spinbad’s impossibly fun ’80s pop mixes: big hits next to unexpected favorites with lots of movie dialogue and interludes for jokes, all smashed up in a dance party megamixxx. Picking from hundreds of beloved Buzz Bin jams was easier said than done (sorry Superdrag, you’ll make Vol. 2!), but with the Mishka crew’s annual trip to Magic in Las Vegas giving us an actual deadline, we finally finished this badmotorfinger as a giveaway CD for their new season. Even with double digit-old tunes, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter feels right on time, connecting the dots between Sonic Youth breakbeats, weeded Lollapalooza rap, gloriously fuzzed-out one hit wonders and much more. No irony, no empty nostalgia, just a lot of music we love that shaped what we do today. They used to play King Missile on the radio! In America! Download and enjoy. - Nick Catchdubs