Monday, November 29, 2010

Pitchfork Gets it Right (for once..)

Kanye West loves that people love him. I mean after all, he is the voice of a generation, a lyrical wordsmith, and a gayfish. In all seriousness though, 808s & Heartbreak sucked. Like it was bad. Thankfully he has taken a step in a right direction.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is actually.. really really good. Like really good. For god sakes Rolling Stone gave it 10 out of 10. Kanye (or Yeezy apparently) dropped most (not all) of that shitty auto-tune he was all about in 808s and just made 13 solid tracks.

Even Pitchfork music, the PBR-drinking fixie-riding pompous narwals, gave it a 10.0. They say the album is perfect. Pitchfork's Rob Sheffield doesn't avoid the stereotypes Kanye's earned himself up to this point:
On Twisted Fantasy, Kanye is crazy enough to truly believe he's the greatest out there. And, about a decade into his career, the hardworking perfectionist has gained the talent on the mic and in the control room to make a startlingly strong case for just that.
Maybe, just maybe. No doubt a few of these tracks will come to replace some of the horribly overplayed singles from Eminem's Recovery. In my eyes, Em secured his spot as the most competent artist with his most recent, but every single Top-40 station across the nation has managed to beat a dead horse playing No Love, Not Afraid, and Love the Way You Lie steadily since July.

Kayne has fashioned his own niche, capitalizing on the more recent hip-hop idea of avoiding cookie-cutter song structure and composition. Still riddled with sampling and synth, I think his rightly-placed sequel to Graduation (yes, let's treat 808s like a bad case of the chicken pox, never again) is hitting all the right chords. A bit like Cudi's Man on the Moon I I dare say.

See for yourself, this is a quick favorite showing Yeezy (Lemme take this moment to note I hate that he calls himself Yeezy now. Not just because Dwayne Carter pretty much owns those rights, but because it's Kanye as in Kahn-yay. Voice of a generation, lyrical wordsmith.) going for the new dark, heavy, sound. And NAILING it.

Monster [feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver] by FoxtrotSport

Special shout out to Nicki Minaj, who with her "They say Nicki you the bestest/I just be comin' off the top, asbestos" line had pretty much earned her spot with brokeNCYDE and Justin Bieber for worst artists known to man in my mind. She just might have what it takes.

Weekly Bro-port

Let's call this the Weekly (read: bi-monthly) Bro-port. Excuse the Thanksgiving hiatus. Don't worry, it was well spent. And that's all you need to know.

Mashed Brotatoes (n.): Any comfort food commonly found in campus dining facilities, gas station convenience stores, or on Mom's table when visiting home. Bros love mashed potatoes.

"Man, I'm out of meal passes, looks like I'm runnin' on mashed brotatoes for the rest of the week."

Your bro quote of the week:

"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for broversity."
John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Look and learn bros-in-training.

420, bro. It's chill. Ignore the shameless self-advertisement for the blog.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Bros love extreme. Pushing the limit, combining needlessly dangerous things. If you can not only die, but die violently hurtling through the air, it's probably pretty damn extreme.

Back in 2007 Matchstick Productions put out a ski movie Seven Sunny Days, with a segment on Shane McConkey's (R.I.P, no surprise there) wingsuit-ski-base-jumping. He thought of the idea of skiing off a cliff, doing a few flips, throwing off his skis, flying in a wingsuit, and parachuting down all in the same extreme stunt. No less, he tragically passed away doing such things a year or two ago.

Needless to say it was pretty chill. Go ahead and watch the rest of that movie too, TJ Schiller and Colby West do the best follow cam business I have ever seen.

However, I think may have found a better alternative. Why jump off the mountain and ditch the skis, when you could just deploy the parachute and float from ski slope to ski slope. Oh right, hurtling at 150mph between cliffs. These guys are insane.

So chill.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Teach me how to Doodle

They be like smoove (what?)
Can u teach me how to doodle?
You know why?
Cause all da bitches love me.

As some of you may recall.... a while ago Ryan posted what he considered to be the "high score" in Doodle Jump. But as of today, his reign is no more. There is a new sheriff in town.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Weekly Bro-port

Busy week, sorry for slow updates. I mean it snowed here for crying out loud. For half of 2bros1blog thats big news (here's a hint, it's this half). Anyways onto your required knowledge:

Bilbro Baggins (n.): Pull out an epic journey (carry a keg of Natty +2 miles, multiple slampieces at once, or snowboard and surf in the same day, all acceptable brojourneys), come back and write an epic about it, and you're a Bilbro Baggins.

"That party last night was awfully crazy, remember Jason did 10 kegstands? He texted me this morning, talk about a Bilbro Baggins."

And for the bro-quote (completely unaltered this time, I swear)

Mark Twain was chill.

So again, sorry for the lack of content, we'll make up for it. Starting.... now. Watch this, fullscreen 720p. Mind: blown?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weekly Bro-port

Better late than never, this week's bro-port is in lieu of recent events in the wide world of sports.

San Franciscbro (n.): A bro with his beginnings rooted in the windy, foggy, kinda smelly bazaar by the bay known as San Francisco. See also: San Diegbro, Santa Barbro

"Bitches and hoes may break my bones, but bros will never hurt me."

Stay chill.

May I See Some Identification?

Getting your license is pretty chill. Enough of that "hey mom, let's go cruise" stuff you had with your permit, you're stepping up to the plate now. Get that picture taken, take that test where you turn right 15 times and left 15 time and stop at a bunch of stop signs. And finally you get that second piece of paper (2 week wait for the license to be mailed..) and freedom is at your fingertips. Between the hours of 5am and 11pm.

Anyways, Idaho takes it a step further.

Wait, can we see that again? A little closer, please?

Oh yes. Before you take out your license to check your chillness, odds are it says BRN instead. California does. But Idaho, the potato state or whatever it is, knows what's up. Official bro-shout-out of the week going out to Idaho and the spud government.

Stay chill.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bro Gospel

Cruise through any urban center, college campus, or lax pitch and odds are you'll hear Kid Cudi. His first album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, his blown up mixtape A Kid Named Cudi, and the multitudes of his appearances on other artists' tracks have already earned him a special niche spot in hip-hop.

Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Needless to say he has a lot to live up to with his sophomore album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. In interviews Cudi has said he meant to make the album more upbeat and floaty, but if anything I'd say its darker and more moody than his first. You be the judge. Album hits retail November 9th, 2010.

Kid Cudi - Don't Play This Song

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

World Series Champs

Well, the Giants have done it. They really have. World Series Champions, the best team in baseball, in the world. Pretty convincingly too, over in 5 games with a big final win in Arlington to cap it off last night. Despite the one-sided fanaticism we have going between Ben and I, I'd say it's still safe to say that 2bros1blog unofficially endorses the San Francisco Giants. It's not everyday your team wins it all.

Andrew Baggarly says it best in his season long (and now season ending) blog about the cast-offs and misfits, who just conquered Major League Baseball.

"The Giants did it tonight. They really did.

They were prohibitive underdogs to the Texas Rangers, but after winning four out of five in convincing fashion, you had to wonder where the analysts all went wrong. Because there was little doubt which was the better team.

Josh Hamilton was 2 for 20 with one RBI and one homer; Vladimir Guerrero was 1 for 14 with two RBI.

What do they say about good pitching vs. good hitting? Yep. Still rings true.

I’m not sure if tonight’s accomplishment has sunk in with the players, coaches, executives, scouts, front-office personnel and clubhouse people. I’m not sure it’s hit me, either, and they pay me to provide perspective on stuff like this."

You can check the rest of the post and blog at

Well put my man, well put. A tip of the hat to Bruce Bochy, Tim Lincecum, and Edgar Renteria finally picking up that World Series MVP. Its been a long 13 years since his last World Series championship. In fact, last night was Renteria's second game winning, world-series clenching RBI.

2010 Champs

The beard has been feared.