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The Legit Podcast
33 minutes | Jun 10, 2015
At. Long. Last. A$AP Review
I love A$AP Rocky. For me he creates the rap I love; raw, vocally deconstructive, and musically inclined to create tracks that you want to listen to again and again. I listened to F**kin’ Problems every morning for a few years in a row, and it’s not exactly a pre-coffee track. I guess I just like bad bitches, it’s a problem, I’m fucking a sex therapist about it. His ability to produce anthemic songs like Wild for the Night, 1Train and Goldie, songs that stick in the mind of the collective consciousness like some viral earworm, is only rivaled by Drake. ((0 to 100, Started From the Bottom, Trophies)) If you expected the same from Rocky with AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, you are gonna have a bad day. The album features a darker, hazier sound, more concentrated on creating it’s own atmosphere than elevating yours. Rocky is, of course, unchanged. For those you that don’t know, A$AP stands for Always Strive and Prosper. It’s a hip hop collective(A$AP Mob) from Harlem formed in 2007 by Yams, Bari, and Illz. Yams took Rocky under his wing, somewhat reluctantly at first, and has been instrumental in guiding him throughout his career. Yam’s tragically died in January of complications due to an acute mix of drug intoxication. Reportedly the album was recorded prior to Yam’s death but it’s unclear how much direct influence Yams had in the production studio since he took over as executive producer of A$AP Worldwide in 2011. Regardless, you can feel his presence. Not always in Rocky’s bars, but as a part of album’s depth of character, the music, the haze vibe that is an hour of chill with moments of acute anxiety. Direct or not, Yams is a part of this album and when the realities of his story mix with the darker part of the album, it hits and it hits hard. R.I.P. Yams Content The album has 16 guest appearances including none other than Rod Stewart, Rod Stewart!! Rocky never relies on them, The upside of Rocky’s iron suit of confidence is he’s never intimidated by other artists. Listening from top to bottom is like an A$AP Don Draper ((probably shoe horned in but I fucking miss Mad Men)) journey across A$AP country where Rocky picks and chooses all his favorite parts and uses them the amplify his incredible skill on the mic. The album is experimental but confident. The Highlights Joe Fox: The story of Joe Fox as it stands is that he wa
42 minutes | Jun 6, 2015
It’s impossible to be a pop culture consumer and not have an opinion on the sticky tentacles of the behemoth known as Marvel, creeping into nearly every form of entertainment on the globe. What started as a simple comic book company for kids, has extended to toys, games, television, films, and probably the dreams of it’s loyal customers/subjects. The strengths of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe are found in the deep bench of characters with years of stories to draw from. And it’s is not surprising that a company with so much creative control and intellectual properties is seeking to adapt as many as possible of them across whatever platform they can. A couple years ago, the pop culture public mostly rejected the character Daredevil, at least in part because of the casting of Ben Affleck . In 2003, Daredevil became the punch line of every joke mostly because of Ben Affleck’s awful performance as the blind super hero. Hot off his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, the public image of Affleck was deteriorating rapidly and the public’s swift rejection of Daredevil, the movie and the character, was becoming a problem for the burgeoning Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot has changed since then, (fuck Affleck won Best Picture), but there is still a tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounding Daredevil’s commercial viability. The character of Daredevil is an interesting dilemma for Marvel. The comic series has never truly crossed over into a major hit among the masses, but has a plethora of great comic storylines and a rich history as Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic. Authors like Frank Miller, Michael Bendis, and recently Michael Waid, whose run was awarded Best Continuing Series and Best Single Issue by the 2014 Eisner awards, have made Daredevil the go-to place in the Marvel Comic Universe for dark, adult, and challenging comic storytelling. In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man, a popular comic character untested in film and thus by a larger audience, with the hopes that the character would take off and form the backbone of its next dozen or so movies. Iron Man ended up being the second highest grossing movie of that year and launched Marvel superhero movies into the stratosphere, where they’ve remained ever since. Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken over the summer blockbuster market, the public has grown to trust the company to deliver solid entertainment and stay true to the characterization of the comics. This was the most important
20 minutes | May 27, 2015
Jupiter Ascending has the feel of a first part of an epic fantasy series that every producer and publisher in Hollywood wisely decided to give a hard pass. The story concerns the inner workings of a vast capitalistic dominion that stretches across the ...
16 minutes | May 27, 2015
Royal Blood Review
“We always wanted to sound like a four piece, just with two people.”- Mike Kerr Everyone hates when someone claims, “I saw them when they were just doing small venues. You know, before they sold out.” However, as often happens when making generalizations, something gets lost. Sure people take ownership over being loyal, invested fans early but, their claim is also about seeing bands in their prime or just before their prime when their outlook truly became exciting. Which, I suspect, is part of the point. Take the current moment and compare Royal Blood with a band like Blur. Blur is reuniting and it feels so good, but the music? Is it good? As a Blur fan I want to say yes, but as a person with ears and a brain? Eh, I’m struggling with it personally. Seeing as Blur’s best work is already behind them, there isn’t the added mystery of, What will happen next? Royal Blood’s self titled album is very very good but that might not be the most exciting thing about them. The band is currently touring with one of the biggest rock bands in the world, The Foo Fighters, and currently working on their new album. The duo made up of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher features a bass and drum combination that defies expectation. Just two dudes, a bass, a set of drums and a magical pedalboard making music that sounds like a symphony of rock. Mike Kerr’s base feels like an electrical guitar when it’s necessary but is rooted in a multilayered bass technique that is combined with pounding melody making drums for a truly unique sound. Their 2013 self titled album is a headbanging riff monster. Combine that with a band that is known for a melt-everyone's-face show atmosphere and you have something that is primed to take the world by storm. Why It May Not Happen: Some see Royal Blood as a gimmick. They aren’t capable of making their music as complicated or nuanced as Muse. It’s unclear if Royal Blood have created a sound with intention, or they’ve merely stumbled across it. To be great, to provide lasting music that propels them into the stratosphere, they will need the sound to evolve and be more complex from track to track. The 2013 album gets a little repetitive and their vocals/lyrics are average at best. Album in One Line: Cut loose like an animal, fired out like a cannonball but I waited too long, yea I waited too long. Other Bands to Check out if you like Royal Blood: Eargasms Local H’s The Servant The Flat Duo Jets Arctic Monkeys ((Obli
47 minutes | May 20, 2015
Mad Men Series Recap
Welcome to The Legit Podcast. A podcast where two dudes decide what is SHIT and LEGIT in pop culture every week. This week we are covering the Mad Men Finale. UNEDITED SHOW NOTES General Catchup Mad Men Finale Top Ten Mad Men Characters Sally Draper Ginsberg Burt Cooper Bob Benson Lane Pryce Joan Holloway Pete Campbell Roger Sterling Don Draper Peggy Olson
58 minutes | May 7, 2015
Transformative Sports with Jeffrey Jay
Welcome to The Legit Podcast. A podcast where two dudes decide what is SHIT and LEGIT in pop culture every week. This week we are shifting gears and interviewing comics that will be performing at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Tonight we have Jeffrey Jay . We are super geeked to have him on the pod. You can find all the Jeffrey Jay's website here. You can find his Bridgetown scheduled here. You can find all his Enjoy!
47 minutes | May 5, 2015
Deboxing with Anthony Lopez
Welcome to The Legit Podcast. A podcast where two dudes decide what is SHIT and LEGIT in pop culture every week. This week we are shifting gears and interviewing comics that will be performing at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Tonight we have Anthony Lopez. Mr. Lopez is one of our favorite comics in Portland. We are super geeked to have him on the pod. You can find all the Anthony Lopez's Bridgetown shows here. Enjoy!
34 minutes | May 5, 2015
Marvel vs DC comics according to Gabe Dinger
Welcome to The Legit Podcast. A podcast where two dudes decide what is SHIT and LEGIT in pop culture every week. This week we are shifting gears and interviewing comics that will be performing at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Tonight we have Gabe Dinger. You can find all the Gabe Dinger information you need at DabeGinger.wix.com. You can find all of the shows Gabe's Bridgetown shows here. Enjoy!
40 minutes | May 4, 2015
Kick Flippin’ with Sean Jordan
Welcome to The Legit Podcast. A podcast where two dudes decide what is SHIT and LEGIT in pop culture every week. This week we are shifting gears and interviewing comics that will be performing at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Tonight we have Sean Jordan. A legendary Portland comic who we all know and love. We hope you enjoy.
112 minutes | Apr 24, 2015
Dat Jacket [complete]
THIS WEEK Topics covered: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Louie, Better Call Saul, Silicon Valley. Wale - The Album about Nothing, Toro Y Moi - What For?, Young Fathers - White Men are Black Men Too, Tyler the Creator - Cherry Bomb. GOT Power Rankings Welcome to our Player Power Rankings. This is a live list that will be updated after every show. Feel free to chime in on the list and we'll discuss the debate on the pod. Potential Rankers Jon Arya Brienne Littlefinger Sansa Pod Sam Stannis Cersei Jaime Kevan Lannister Dany Daario Tyrion Varys Drogon Qyburn Doran Martell CHIPOTLE Talk less about what happens and more about the themes of the show Mad Men Don Draper is given a task Figure out how the show will end Visits Ted, Peggy, even Meredith to get ideas for the future More money, bigger accounts, is that all there is? Pete has peanut butter cookie problem Mathis fucked up and has to fix it Don suggests a joke that works if your handsome Mathis tries it and fucks up again Gets fired Joan meets an old Bruce Greenwood He’s not levitating but he has money and free time Joan is living life. Skim milk, half a slice of grapefruit, a pot of coffee, and fuck it French toast Still has a kid, tho Dude is not ok with the kid, but gonna make it work cause she is Joan The return of Glenn Bishop Uhh who asked Glenn to come back? Was he only friends with Sally because he wanted to bang Betty? Both Sally and Betty were hot for Glenn. This is weird. I’m glad Glenn is going to war. Is that bad? Daredevil New Marvel show available on Netflix I’ve seen four episodes What I like about it Charlie Cox as Daredevil How bloody and real the world feels The bits with him as a lawyer The subtle way they show his powers. They’ve barely explained what his powers are, but we get the gist of it through his actions and camera work The fight scenes Especially that 20 vs 1 fight in ep 2 What I didn’t like about it Not sold on D’onofrio Only been in 2 of the 4 but he’s D’onofrio’ing the hell out of it. I end up looking at my phone a decent amount during the show Each episode is close to an hour, and there is some padding that I’m not that interested in. At least at the start. In theory, I like that this is in th
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