Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pete's Top 10 Albums of 08

Yea so you know…. being a big time music fan besides being an artist at the end of every year I list me 10 ten favorite albums. This year was hard for several reasons. First off I hate when other artist talk about how much other peoples music sucks and how “how the game sucks” right now but I’m not gonna lie this year I have to agree. I buy a lot of music but this year I think I brought the least. Anotheri thing that made the list hard was trying to decide the order of the top 5. When I finally chose my top 10. Although you may noticed that one of 2 of the albums I got on the list came out in 07 that’s because I didn’t discover this artist/band until 08. So this is more like the list of the top 10 albums I purchased in 2008. Enjoy!

 

 10. Elephant man-Let’s Get Physical

I don’t know man I think Bad Boy dropped the ball on this one. It’s got quite a few bangers on there and the production is mean.

 

9.Phantom Planet-Raise The Dead

Phantom planet been my dudes from way back. Pretty consistent. This album is no different. And they let Sony and dropped this one on fuel by Ramen, which was pretty dope. My only disappointment was that they spent all of 2008 as supporting acts for other bands instead of doing headlining shows so I didn’t get to see them this year.

 

8.N*E*R*D-Seeing Sounds

This album was crack! That pretty much sums it up. Banger after banger. In my opinion this is a band that hones and shapes their sound more and more each album and this one was even doper and tighter. I seen them perform at the diesel anniversary party over the summer and it was like a rave!!!

 

7.Fall Out Boy-Folie A’ Deux

This album was dope. Underrated. It was originally suppose to come out on Election Day but they pushed it out. I was Up-set!. The album is mean though. Its one of the few albums I have ever heard that gets better as it goes along.

 

6-Cold War Kids-Loyalty To Loyalty

This Album like the one before took a couple of listens to grow onto me. But its so damn dope. More laid back than Robbers & Cowards but still Hot.

 

5-Lykke Li-Youth Novels

Now I heard of this chick because of the MTVU Woodie Awards. She seemed to be a fan favorite so I decided to check her out. Let me just say this album is amazing. From the singing to the production. It’s all real minimalistic but damn. This was close to being my pick for album of the year.

 

4-Billy Talent-Billy Talent II

Yea this album came out in 07 but I copped it at the beginning of the yea, because I was going to see my chemical romance in concert and I thought they were gonna open for them. They didn’t open for them on that date, but anyways I went to their MySpace page and I think I heard 20 seconds of a song and it was a wrap. This album is Re-tar-ded!!!!!!!!!! They aint no joke. The lead vocalist voice and delivery is crazy and the guitarist are mean.

 

3-Elvis Perkins-Ash Wednesday

Now this album too also came out in 07 I think. I went to see cold war kids at Prospect Park during the summer and Elvis opened for them with his band Dear Land and they were amazing. They played about 9 instruments all together.lol. So after the show I copped the album and its pretty much the saddest yet most beautiful thing I have ever heard. I think I listened to this album more than any one I copped this year. This record too was real close to being my favorite album of 08

 

2-Kings Of Leon-Only By The Night

This album barely missed being my number one choice. This is probably the most listenable album of 2008. I know kings of Leon has been around doing their thing for a minute but I think they changed things with this album. The thing that pushed me to buy it was when I was them on SNL doing “use somebody” it was a dope as performance. Then I went to their website I saw the video for “Sex IS On Fire” and that was it. That album is crack. They have been in the iTunes top 10 rock albums since it came out. If you aint got it get with it! They are blowing up pretty quick. They are doing a gig at MSG and it sold out so quick that they decided to resize their stage set-up so they can put more seats in there and sell more tickets.

 

1-Mettalica- Death Magnetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAAAANNNNNN LLLIIIssstteen!!! All I gots to say is Metallica and rick Ruben. This record is mean; it’s a stone cold ass Kicker. Cheers to them. Its hard-core man. Hard Fuckin core!!!!. If you aint  got it you’re cheating yourself plain and simple.

 

-Pete

Happy New Year

 

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Green Movies



So Friday I went and saw the movie "The Day the earth stood still". Now don’t get me wrong I wasn’t mad at it but. I noticed in 2008 we saw the rise of what I like to call Green initiative movies. These are films made where the message in the end it “BE KIND TO THE EARTH OR THE EARTH WILL DESTROY YOU”. The first film of this kind was M.knights “The Happening”. Now don’t get me wrong I love the planet as much as the next tree hugger. But when I go to see a movie and I’m expecting to see some shit blow up I wanna see Bruce Willis save the world or some tactical nuclear attack not “recycling”..but hey if this is what it takes to wake you People up then so be it!!!! But if I go see transformers 2 and the only way to stop the decepticons is to unplug all electrical devices in my crib and separate my papers and plastics I'MA BUST MICHEAL BAYS ARSE!!!!!!!


-Pete

Monday, December 22, 2008

OMG!!! FIREEEEE!!!!

pic courtesy of Butinkuo

Sorry...but this BAPE shark varsity deserves its own post! Its a must have!
-Mercy

A Bathing Ape 08/09 Spring Sneak Peak




New "Flame" camo is the theme for the new season...the red college logo crewneck is sick! The new season catalog is being released in Japan on Dec. 26th.

pics courtesy of Butinkuo

-Mercy

New Common mixtape


Common and DJ Kid Cut release the "Can I Borrow 99c for the New Common Album?" Mixtape. To get it, click the link below.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fob Pete Hype Remix!!!!

SO This is my remix to FAll Out Boys "America's SuiteHearts". If you know me you know that I'm a huge FalloutBoy Fan so i was honored to have the opportunity to remix this song. Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy video

BBC/Ice Cream Season 8 Lookbook




BBC/Ice Cream is entering its 8th Season (Spring/Summer 2009). Pieces from the collection will be available on January 2nd. My thoughts? Interesting, will have to see up close. Enjoy.

Check it out, click the link below
bbcicecream.com/lookbook

-Mercy

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pete Hypes "Lady of The Moment"




this lady has been on my radar for Oh so long now!!! its Eve Mendez!!!! Cuban and hot!!!!! not only is she a great actress, she is cute cute cute!!!! her personality is insane too!!!!. Funny as hell !!!1she seems like the type of chick that u can totally chill with at buffalo wild wings and split 50 wings with, any way she's gonna be my first ex wife but more recently she's gonna be in "The Spirit" on december 25th!!! a Frank Miller Flick + Eva Mendez= A Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Need we say more....

N.E.R.D.- Sooner or Later...sick ass video!



Directed by the Malloy Brothers

My favorite track off "Seeing Sounds"...the breakdown is insane

Sidenote....peep Pharrell's fitted
Enjoy

-Mercy

Monday, December 15, 2008

Finally The official wovlverine trailer!!!!

yea man!!! they finally released it!!!. I can't wait for may 1st!. I'm so damn happy they finally Put Gambit in a movie!!! ryan renolds is my dude too.......Dont know where the hell will.i.am came from tho.... Check it out anyways

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Favorite Vans EVER!!

Japanese painter, illustrator and graphic designer Taka Hayashi collabs with Active x Vans for the "Drop Sneakers Not Bombs" pack...the brown ones...2 Words...too illlllllll!!!!!
pictures courtesy of Hypebeast.com

by Mercy

Check THIS STORY OUT!!!! Crazy ass germans

Heard about this the other day and had to share this!!

German cannibal tells of fantasy
A man accused of killing, dissecting and eating another man has gone on trial in central Germany.

The court heard how horror films had fuelled Armin Meiwes' childhood fantasies of eating school friends.

The 41-year-old computer technician is charged with murder, even though the victim allegedly volunteered for his fate by replying to an internet advert.

The gruesome incident was all captured on camcorder and the footage is expected to form part of the evidence.

"I had the fantasy, and in the end I fulfilled it," he said. The fantasy first developed between the ages of eight and 12, he added.

Mr Meiwes spoke of how he felt ignored by his father, and longed for a good-looking younger brother - whom he would bind to himself forever by consuming.

Internet link

It is Germany's first cannibalism case, and the world's media have gathered in Kassel to watch the proceedings.

Television images showed Mr Meiwes - wearing a jacket and a tie - smiling and talking light-heartedly to his lawyer moments before the trial began.

It was the first time that the self-confessed cannibal had been seen in public since his arrest.

The grisly details of the case caused a sensation in the German media when Mr Meiwes was arrested in December, 2002.

In a recent newspaper interview he admitted that he had killed and then partly eaten his victim.

Mr Meiwes advertised on the internet for a well-built male prepared to be slaughtered and then consumed.

"Slim and blond, that would have been the type", he told the court.

The victim, 43-year-old Bernd-Jurgen Brandes, answered the advert in March 2001.

Mr Meiwes told investigators he took Mr Brandes back to his home in Rotenburg, where Mr Brandes agreed to have his penis cut off, which Mr Meiwes then flambéed and served up to eat together.

Prosecutors say Mr Meiwes then stabbed the victim repeatedly in the neck and dissected the corpse.

Shock value

Legally it is a tricky case, says the BBC's correspondent in Berlin, Ray Furlong.

Cannibalism is not a recognised offence under German law and the defence will argue that, since the victim volunteered, this was no murder.

If the court accepts the defence argument, Mr Meiwes can expect a jail term of up to five years.

But the prosecution will push for a life sentence on the basis that Mr Meiwes is simply too dangerous ever to be released.

Meanwhile, Germans will continue to be treated to a media frenzy that plays on the story's unrivalled shock value.

And among the "highlights" will be the two-hour video that Mr Meiwes took of the whole incident on his camcorder, our correspondent says.

"The public probably won't be excluded from this part of proceedings; we have a tradition of open trials," says legal expert Felix Hardenberg.

"But the panel of judges will show only the relevant parts: what the victim is saying and doing before and during the killing."

Mr Meiwes has said that after his trial he intends to pass the time in jail - if convicted - by writing his memoirs.

The court will hear 38 witnesses and 14 sessions are scheduled in the trial, which is scheduled to end in late January.

The case only came to light when an Austrian student spotted another advertisement placed by Mr Meiwes on the internet and alerted police.

Flashing Lights!!!!

I just had to post this. because mercy's verse was so mean. this was us doing a gig at Groove in the village of nyc. we did a flashing lights intro!!!! enjoy!!!! video

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Funny story


Pete back again. just got in from teyana taylors Bday party its about 4:05 am. so yesterday i posted about my lady love Zooey Deschanel. then  i find out she is on the cover of my favorite magazine complex!!!. i love complex because we agree alot on fashion and womenz....Good Call Complex..Good call.

on a side note We The FreshMen have our first official print magazine article up in Starved MAGAZINE check it out right here.....www.starvedmagazine.com/freshmen.php
this is Pete  Signing off!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pete Hypes "Lady of The Moment






yea so u know... Anybody that knows me i like-a Day ladies. but not just usual chick gawking but i feel like i appreciate women on  higher level. Like a Piece of art. So each week this will be my museum and i will be your Curator and i will acknowledge a lady that i think yal need to take notice of and also a lady that i wish to me one of my Future ex wives.lol

 So first up is
Zooey Deschanel

First thing i saw her in was M.knight Shyamaylan's "The Happening". not so much for her acting but for her eyes. they are RE-FUCKING-DICULOUS.i could drown in her eyes.she also sings. and Pretty damn good too. She was in the Duo "She & Him" have u heard!?!?!. Long story short she's On my radar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zooey_Deschanel
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0221046/

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Nigo of A Bathing Ape Book Signing

What up world? its ur boy Mercy...yesterday was a eventful day for me...one of my favorite fashion minds in the world, the ever forward thinking Nigo of A Bathing Ape came to NY and had his booksigning in the New York Bape store...the line for it was insane!!! Dudes were camping out since 2 A.M...talk about dedication...i made it there around 8 (i overslept...dont ask)...shout out to the Bape NY family for always holding me down (Junior u a fool lol) and to the Bapetalk2 fam...its always good seeing everyone..im still psyched i got to meet Nigo...check out the pics

 
Bapetalk2 fam: Me, Hong, and Paul...pic courtesy of Yanks


 
Nigo walking in Bape

 

 yes.....Nigo signed my government, i wanted him to write "this nigga Mercy make my shit look good" but it wouldnt have fit lol