Monday, November 16, 2009

Bookbag Bandits at Martin Luther King H.S.

Bookbag Bandits are the fifth highest ranked jerkers in the United States. They and Futuristic Movement performed at a Martin Luther King High School pep rally in October. This is some raw footage I got while making a video for Futuristic Movement.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

GaGa: Bad Romance Video

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Wait is Over; Rihanna Comes Back

I know that I have had all you crackheads waiting for a new post so here I am to deliver. This post's star is Rihanna. She premiered the video for her song "Wait Your Turn" a few days ago.
I have yet to hear a new song from RiRi that I like, and I really dislike he new hair. I'm waiting for her to wow me, but I'm not counting her out quite yet.

What really impressed me was her interview with ABC. Besides the "Question Existing" bridge, I've never heard RiRi speak. She's not the most well-spoken person, but her message and delivery was touching. This clip is a 5-minute preview to her big interview on 20-20.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

GaGa Blesses the Gays

Lady GaGa @ National Equality March from Dwayne Yates on Vimeo.

I was given the oppertunity to travel to Washington D.C. last weekend to participate in the National Equality March. I did a video about it for my college's newspaper. The people I met were all amazing, and all of them together created a positive vibe I haven't felt since I campaigned for Obama. This time, though, that vibe was multiplied by 1,000. About 100,000 people came to show their concern for equal rights last weekend.
This is a clip I got from GaGa.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gaining Airplay: Nicki Minaj - I Get Crazy

Young Money representative Nicki Minaj has finally begun getting radio play in Cleveland, OH. Why is this important? It is important becasue Cleveland is one of the slowest markets in the US to get music. Bassically, Cleveland is late. So when a new artist starts to get airplay there, it means that artist has made it to some above-mediocre level of popularity. Congratulations, Miss Minaj.
The single being played isn't quite a single. Like Drake 6 months ago, Nicki is getting radio play on mixtape tracks. This one is called 'I Get Crazy'. Download it HERE
The picture above is from a shoot she did with Honey Magazine. Honey Mag's choice in interviewees has been interesting lately. Maybe two months ago they featured FeFe Dobson.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Download This: Lady GaGa - Bad Romance

Bad Romance is a track from GaGa's re-release of her debut album The Fame. It's interesting. It has a horror movie feel to it.
Download it HERE

Download This: Kid Cudi x Ratatat - Alive

Alive is our favorite track off the Cudi Album. It's one of Cudi's best collaborations thus far. He gives love to the indie-electro-pot head crowd and he receives love back from them. He should keep going in that direction and see where it leads him. With half of the rappers that used to be around either dead or in jail, rap is about to be a thing of the past. It's up to new comers like Cudi and Drake to pave the way for something new to come about.
Download it HERE

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pretty Wack Video: Q-Tip x Norah Jones - Life is Better

Sorry, but this song is pretty WACK, and Norah Jones' verse is beasting Q-tip's.
"Why post it?" Right?
Well, we thought it was going to be good, but it was not. It was a rush post. Hopefully this won't happen again, but we can't promise anything.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hip Hop Really May Be Dead

Don't believe the hype!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Black Eyed Peas Tracks Worth Your Time

BEP "meet me halfway" PMS from PrettyMonkeyStudio on Vimeo.

There are two Black Eyed Peas songs that have come to our attention!
The Black Eyed Peas released its fifth album, Energy Never Dies (The E.N.D.), this past Summer. The success of their number-one single, Boom Boom Pow (like Kid Cudi's single 'Day 'N'Nite') confirms that there is indeed a taste for electro-hip hop in the market. E.N.D. is on its 16th week hanging above the top 20 on Billboard's Top 200.
Here's the point: B.E.P. has released it's third single off the album, 'Meet Me Halfway', and it has caught our attention. Will.I.Am took 80s new wave very seriously when he picked the direction for this song. The vocal arrangement sort of has Fergie sounding like Olivia Newton John in 3008. It works for us, though. We're sure the video will be totally random. Almost as random as the one above.
Download it HERE

'Missing You' is another good song off E.N.D. It is another techno-hip hop ballad. Give it about 40 seconds to kick it.
Download it HERE

GaGa on SNL

What do you know about crackheads? They're addicted, right? Well Crack.Rock.Surprise is currently addicted to Miss Lady GaGa. Here she is performing 'Paparazzi' on SNL on Oct. 3. She also did a skit with Madonna that night. It wasn't funny. YouTube it yourself. :p

Monday, September 28, 2009

Download This: Washed Out - Feel it all Around

This is some serious Hipster-Pot Head-Alt music here. Washed Out is an emerging indie artist Crack.Rock.Surprise is feeling. This track is currently streaming on the CrackBerry.
Download it HERE via RCRD-LBL

Complex October Issue

Clipse is back with their third album and are covering Complex's October issue. Don't ask us when they came out with a second. We had no idea one existed. Their new single featuring Pharrell is HOTT, though.
Download it HERE

Former Buffy rival, Eliza Dushku, is staring in a new series called DollHouse. Guess they made her lose weight for the role because she looks sick. Not in a good way. If you divert your eyes behind the skinny white girl, you will notice some sick (in a good way) magazine design.

Megan Fox or Nylon Magazine

Photo via Nylon Mag

Megan Fox cover's Nylon's October issue. Her new movie "Jennifer's Body" premiered at number five in the box office, but has gotten rave Twitter reviews. Here are some clips from her Nylon interview.

On her recent rise to fame:

“I think that I’m really overexposed. I was part of a movie that [the studio] wanted to make sure would make $700 million, so they oversaturated the media with their stars, I don’t want to be in magazines every week and on the Internet everyday. I don’t want to have people get completely sick of me before I’ve ever even done something legitimate.”

Why you should see her in Jennifer’s Body:
“It’s a comedy, which no one has really seen me do before. It might be a complete failure on my part. But the fact that I had to really put myself out there is totally different than being able to hide behind the magic of ILM [Industrial Light and Magic, which did special effects for Transformers]. That’s no hiding from anything. There’s nothing there to distract you from my performance. So if it’s bad, it’s going to be fucking bad for me. And if it’s good, then I will have achieved something on some level.”

Read More @ Nylon

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Website Hauteness:

Photo by Bronques, from the album "Dolphins"

Crack Rock affiliate, BK, introduced us to Last Night's Party. She said she met, photographer, Bronques? when he approached her on her stoop in NYC. She liked him and was impressed with his verbal resume.
He is certainly a talented individual. Not only has he mastered the art of photography, but he is also a master of capturing people at their most natural, drunk, naked, and/or same-sex smooching moments. His work is diverse. He does concerts, parties, hotel room maddness, pool parties, etc.
Here's some of his work. Hopefully we dont get sued.

From the Album "Village People"

From the Album "Rehab 2"

From the Album "Insomniac IV"

Amber Rose Models

More pictures @ Diary of a Broke College Student
Post by D'Onna LeSean

Who is Melanie Fiona?

Nice track, sad video, cute girl, but who is Melanie Fiona?

New Video: Amerie - Heard 'Em All

Amerie's new deal with Def Jam shows how determined she is to keep doing what she loves. A lot of artists would have fallen off by now.
Now, she's back with a new video and a new album dropping Nov. 3 world wide.
Crack Rock Surprise has had a thing for Amerie since she appared on the scene in 2003 in her first video for her debut single "Why Don't we Fall in Love". That song is the first track on her debut album, All I Have. That album was executively produced by Rich Harrison, producer of Beyonce's go-go inspired hit "Crazy In Love". That album was, All I Have, is also Amerie's best and most listenable album.
We've heard all her albums, even the one that only released in the UK (Because I Love it) and even the mixtape (Because I Love It Mixtape Vol. 1), but none have been better than her work with Rich Harrison. He used to manage Amerie until the two split up before the release of her second album, Touch.
You can tell Def Jam was going for more go-go sounding songs for Amerie, since that is the genre she spawned from.
We're feeling this video and the song. This is the best video we've seen from Amerie, who always looks sexy, since that day she was the New Joint on 106 with "Why Don't we Fall in Love". Hopefully this record sells and she is given the oppertunity to continue her career on Def Jam. We would like to see her grow as an artist. It's just too bad she hasn't grown a lot over the past six years.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Download This: Get Fresh - Kid Sister

Photo via Google

Kid Sister is one of those artists who just never blew up the way they were supposed to. We're not trying to say that she has the most talent, but instead trying to say that she just never blew up. (She's not dead, btw)

This track is probably old, though. We only heard it two days ago and fell in love. It's definitely Crack Rock approved. It's from the album "Dream Date" (we're not sure if ever it dropped). We admire her delivery on this track. It's like she's the Domino's girl delivering a hot box of cockiness and swagtastic articulation.

Download Here

Download This: Paparazzi - Lady GaGa

Photo via Concrete Loop

Lady GaGa's VMA performance started out a lot like her video for the song Paparazzi, but it ended a bit "dark" to say the least. Weirdness and all, Lady GaGa gained a lot of respect from Crack.Rock.Surprise that night. Despite if it fit everyone's taste, the performance had a concept, and that is something many artists don't give us these days.

We can't find a suitable video of the performance to post, but we're sure MTV will be airing the VMAs for the next 6 months, regularly.

Download song Here

Kanye Apologizes

Everyone knows about how Kanye West stole Taylor Swift's moment at the VMAs last Sunday. There's no need to harp on that incredible, rude and historic moment anymore than every other blog, newspaper and television broadcast already has. What we want to do instead is show West apologize to America.

He said in his blog that he talked to Swift's mother the night of the VMAs and apologized for his stunt. Swift herself told ABC News Radio that she received a phone call from West saying

"Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology and I accepted that apology," she said.

I will say this: Beyonce' really did have the greatest video of all-time, but I think MTV was trying to spread the love to other artists who deserved the accolades. Plus, I'm happy this happened. The VMAs is all about unexpected moments. This one was definitely one of the greatest Crack.Rock.Surprise has seen.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Swag Theif on the Loose

Photo Via ConcreteLoop

Here's a picture of Rihanna partying recently at an event called Fashion is Life. She looks amazing. I lover her shades, her hair, her make up? But who does she remind you of? The answer is: M.I.A.

Recently, I read a blog on Necole Bitchie about an interview FeFe Dobson did in Honey Magazine. The reporter asked her if she felt that Rihanna stole her style. She graciously shrugged it off, and she only said that there are some similarities.

I'm a Rihanna fan. I'm not trying to dog her out. I am simply calling her out. She's not as original as one would think. Think about the fact that Dobson used to be on Def Jam before anyone even knew who RIhanna was. Then, Dobson's dropped and RiRi goes bad. I can't wait to hear what her new album sounds like. Kala?


Photo via M.I.A.'s Myspace

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Taz Arnold x Boxing Kitten

Monday, August 31, 2009

Add it to Your Blogosphere

It has come to my attention that Atlanta has become the second coming of the Harlem Renaissance, but this time with more gays. The women and the kids whip out the freakum attire at every event, the social life is hot, and the stars come out to play. Necole Bitchie is seriously catching up with Concrete Loop on the celeb blog tip, and is definetly shitting on MTO. Check her out @ Necole Bitchie
I haven't had the chance to check out much of Late Boots yet, but I'm feeling the fashion ant the party pictures. It has a lot of what I was talking about in the previous paragraph. No time to elaborate, I'm late for class. Late Boots


Style Spotlight: Taz Arnold

It's almost impossible to have a more outrageously dope style than my icon for the ages, M.I.A., but this guy has "male version" written all over him. I hadn't ever heard of him before yesterday when a Twitter acquaintance mentioned him in the same context of black-male edge cutters Kanye and Pharrell. That's when I decided to do my research (although it's not yet complete).
I've found that he is not just a fashionisto, but also a producer, and he is in good with Kanye. From pictures I've seen, I can tell that he's one of those people who stores shit (clothes) in the house from decades gone by, and throws it on. I can relate to that. I'm feeling the prints and the loud colors.
This probably won't be the last you've heard of him from me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Indie Track: Metronomy - Not Made For Love (Joakim Remix)

Metronomy (above) in the video for their song "Radio Ladio".

"Not Made For Love" is a cool track. The beginning is a bit annoyingly all synth, but once the beat drops and the lyrics kick in the song is pretty dope. The alien voice at the end is kind of creepy, though. That may have been added by Joakim, though. The Fader called him a "Goober". I was temporarily addicted to this song, but I think I'm over it now. That doesn't mean no one else can be.
Click here to LISTEN or right-click to DOWNLOAD

Via Fader

Natalie Portman In "Closer"

This scene is amazing. Alice's (Natalie Portman) wit is amazing in it. I want to always answer questions the way she does here, 24 hours a day. Just kidding, but it's definitely sexy.
This movie is about deceit and how love is really just a lie.
"There's a girl out there named Venus. What's her real name?"

"Sparkle" x "School Daze"

This is a scene from the Movie Sparkle (The title character starts out in the middle). This is where the song "Something he Can Feel" comes from. The group is composed of three sisters. In this scene the oldest/lead singer, Sister, is leaving home to go live with her abusive boyfriend and she's on the road to death.
Don't knock this movie because it's old. It has a good storyline to it. If you';ve ever seen Glitter , they definetly stole that plot from the end of this movie. That's how good it is. EnVogue stole a song from it and Mariah Carey stole the story line and title.

This is a scene from School Daze, directed by Spike Lee. He's said that if he could film this over again that he would get rid of the short chick.
Don't knock this movie either. It says a lot about the division between black people when it comes to skin tone, hair texture, and Greek organizations.

Video: Pagan Poetry - Bjork

You'll never find another artist like Bjork. Every one of her videos is an artist's dream. She hand picked her directors during the 90s and I'm sure directors were and still are lining up to direct one of her videos.
This is one of my favorites.

8 Years Later...R.I.P. Aaliyah

August 25, 2001 was a tragic day that has already been put in the history books. On that day, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, her entourage and a pilot, all died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas. That incident truly taught me to cherish life because you can be here one day and the next, you're gone.
Since her death, no one has been able to take her place, though some have tried (Ciara), and the remake of the movie Sparkle, she was rumored to be starring in, has not even made it to pre-production.
Now all we're left with is market over saturated with Beyonce'.

Age Aint Nuthin But a Number.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Indie Track: "Belong" - Washed Out

Photo via (Fader)

Here's an interesting track from a group/soloist called Washed Out. I'm really liking the feel to it. It's undeniably indie and I like that.

The Duffle Bag

Bags are becoming more acceptable for men to own and carry. Don't only do something because somebody else does, though. Do it because you love it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eyewear Spotlight: Urban Outfitters

We all need glasses in our lives. They "accessorize the face" as a friend once told me. They don't always have to have shaded lenses, either. Glasses can make you look like a totally different person, and if they're the right pair, they can empress the masses. Here are some I found online, but FYI: the best pairs are found in China Town, NYC.

The Clear Bottom Classic Reader glasses are on sale @ Urban Outfitters Online for 10 dolla! You can walk around town looking like the man, Malcolm X.
They're also available in Torte
Dad's Reader is also Available for 10 Dolla. @ Urban Outfitters Online
If you're ballin', The Super Flat Top glasses are also on UO for a mere 131 dolla.
And the Super Francis Flat Tops are 188 dolla @ UO.
I wouldn't post anything I didn't like.

Hot Track: Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA


Right click here to download
I like this song. It's got a good vibe to it. It makes you feel happy somewhere inside, unless you're trying to deny it or you're some kind of tough guy, thug or rat (then you might not like it).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who puts Blush on their Forehead?

Kim, that's who. This is a picture of her at an appearance/performance in France. According to Concrete Loop, she made $75,000 for the appearance. This is just one example of how when you've been successful in the past, people will pay you thousands of dollars to show up at their event.

Spike Lee x Michael Jackson Block Party

Spike Lee is planning a Brooklyn block party in honor of Michael Jackson's birthday.

On August 29th, what would have been Jackson's 51st birthday, Lee and "the great borough of Brooklyn" will take over Fort Greene park with, according to The Root, "DJ Spinna... spinning all things Jackson, from the Jackson 5 to the Jacksons to Michael Jackson."

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, who has already named June 30th "Spike Lee Day," is set to declare Aug. 29 "Michael Jackson Day."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Video: Pussycat Dolls - Hush

There's so many reasons to watch this video. First off, the other chicks in the group officially don't matter. This is a Nicole video. When the video goes disco, Nicole is the one in the Diana Ross wig. 2nd, Melody, the other singer in the group, has a bad hair day in the video. She's officially meaningless. I was pulling for her for a while, until she started dating Bow Wow.

Michael Jackson x Naomi "In the Closet"

Build an Outfit:

The Stroll Hat by Brixton
$35.00 @
The WTF?! tee by Creep
$32.00 @
The Kisser Belt by Kr3w
$22.00 @
Tight Jeans in Ice Wash by Cheap Monday
$65.00 @
The TK Society sneaker by Supra
$132.00 @

It aint cheap, but it's oh so fly.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nicki Minaj

The Female MC has been reborn into a redbone with more attitude than Kim, thick as Trina, and as much personality as Missy. We are all her Harajuku Barbies.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Official Tourist Hoods

These hoods are hot. I've been saying I want one since the Winter. They're hoods, not hoodies + they're reversible + M.I.A. is their official spokeswoman. Check 'em out @