For those of you expecting a Benny Hill type opening to commemorate this return, go jump in a lake. For the rest of you, to be honest, I have no idea who you are anymore. This used to be a boutique “urban culture blog” with a daily following of about 250-500 readers known to house an eclectic array of exclusive and public content, much of it driven right here at ZIF. I (being me, as in the editor, the maestro, king lion) proceeded to take an extensive sabbatical, specifically to Canada where I worked on some more “organic” projects. I’ve recently come back, and found this blog popping off with about 90 hits an hour, with a high of 8800 daily hits at one point last week. Who you are I have no idea. Perhaps our primordial and exclusiveMachine Gun Kelly content really started to drive traffic this way after his recent (much deserved and anticipated) success. Actually I looked, and it’s not really about him, shit, apparently this blog has a plethora of content in more demand than Los Pollos Hermanos chicken in Albuquerque. Well, let’s cut to the chase here, what about ZIF now and tomorrow? The one thing I can say with some brevity is this: this blog will become something it has never been, an accurate reflection of how I, yes, I, truly feel about the cultural content that we are inundated with everyday. It won’t be about our other writers, our sponsored artists, or our desire for you to be a loyal reader. This rebirth if anything will be defined by a strict commitment to my taste. Consume accordingly.
*note: for new readers, be sure to check the interviews on our site, I’ve always found that to be one of our strongest suits.
*note 2: I may migrate this to another platform, but not till I figure out how to move gigabytes of crap. Also, artists can still submit work, just know, no more hall passes.
The truth hurts is an understatement with this one. With a fiery tongue that only a real life bad ass bitch could offer, Dear Coke Talk addresses the real life issues everyday people are dying to get her take on, like: how long after a nose job should you wait before doing coke? How do you know if my vaginal lips are normal looking? What do you think about Miley Cyrus? All very good questions, all answered quasi-truthfully and with painstaking attention to diction, spelling, punctuation and any underlying bullshit the questioner is trying to omit. With only a picture of the great Dolly Parton as the face of what is otherwise complete anonymity, Dear Coke Talk only reveals that she is a woman who lives in LA, who has a regular job, loves cocaine, and “grew up ugly and poor in the dirty south [and is now] cute as a fucking button on the west side of paradise”. Personally I love this unapologetic self-proclaimed “raging bitch”, her advice appears to stem from personal experience, her attention to detail is remarkable and for the most part the solutions she offers her readers seem pretty logical. See for yourself. You be the judge, does Dear Coke Talk speak to you?
Low budget video for Big Boi and Gucci Mane? Fuck Yeah!
This video was shot by some of the dudes at Snort This, a blog that claims to supersede the pleasure of actually snorting white girl. I wouldn’t go nearly that far, for the most part the blog consists of amateur photos of amateurs doing amateur things. But what I do like is their endorsement of Gucci Mane and Big Boi, a couple of ATL rappers that risk losing market share this year, on account of a slew fair weathered fans. If you supported Outkast and have left Big Boi in the dust, you failed son! Yes, Andre 3000 was your favorite rapper in the group (you also wear skinny jeans right?), but you should take note that Big Boi’s creative disposition has been taken to new heights, one that is Dre-free yet eclectic nevertheless. As for Gucci, I just appreciate a guy who can beat an assassination attempt and a subsequent murder rap in less than a year. That’s gangster, Gucci World baby.
I heard that Warner Bros will shut your blog down if you post commercial material from rappers on the mainstream radar. Well since I’m on that Miami tip today, here’s my favorite animal that happens to be a rapper. Sorry Tyga. Rebelution dropped today in stores. Come get me Warner…
The future is now! It’s pouring rain here in the middle of nowhere on the Atlantic seaboard. Let’s make friends.
Probably none of you reading this have ever encountered my travelogue (both inner and outer) over at THE BIGGEST MEXICAN THAT NEVER WAS. None of that matters now that I’ve settled in with the lions. No promises, but I hope to make myself useful around here and offer up a different perspective.
You’re probably wondering what the fuck that metallic box on top of Lol Creme’s guitar is; you didn’t notice it? Watch the clip again and read all about the GIZMOTRON.
When zebras keep together as a big group, the pattern of each zebra’s stripes blends in with the stripes of the zebras around it. This is confusing to the lion, who sees a large, moving, striped mass instead of many individual zebras. The lion has trouble picking out any one zebra, and so it doesn’t have a very good plan of attack.
Taking a page out of the zebra manual, we’ve teamed up with British apparel line Aspecks! Aspecks is a unique company, focused on driving home a message that at times may seem hard to identify, but hell, complexity is what fuels the 21st century. We deem this partnership to be a major factor coverage wise, especially in the grime and drum and bass scene. Aspecks however is a clothing line at the end of the day, and we’re pumped about the opportunity to team up with an apparel company that we can relate to. Check out the Aspecks shop and their blog. The gear is showcased in the video below. Hopefully I can get a “Jake” discount code hooked up or something for the Zebreezy faithful. In the meantime, enjoy watching us bridge the transatlantic gap.
Us men have a pretty simple perspective on female fashion. If it’s hot, we don’t care. That’s a pretty wack perspective, hence our need to branch out with some female staff running our fashion baby sister site zebraswag.wordpress.com. Peep their swagger and additional Zebreezy content daily. It’s currently under development, but it’s up, and a new post went up yesterday. We are still taking submissions from aspiring female fashion bloggers, so holla at us @ firstname.lastname@example.org to connect. That’s what’s up!