09/03/2009 • comments ()
Hail Mary Mallon "D-Up"
Posted by Zadi Diaz


Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz make up the team known as Hail Mary Mallon. Their new music video for the song "D-Up" is pretty wild in concept. The single is available now on the Definitve Jux Presents IV compilation.

Directed by Alexander Tarrant and Justin Metros

tags: hiphop
09/02/2009 • comments ()
Funny Sh*t: Ikea Heights
Posted by Steve Woolf


Friend of Epic Fu and general good guy Dave Seger is one of the creators of Ikea Heights, a melodrama (read: understatement) set in an Ikea store in Burbank, California. And I mean they literally film the show in an Ikea store without the store's knowledge, and with customers milling about.

They produced the show for Channel 101, the grandaddy of all funny video sites created by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab that keeps on chugging along and discovering new talent. This is episode 1 of Ikea Heights. Check out the others on Vimeo (Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4) or at the Channel 101 show site.

08/25/2009 • comments ()
Epic Fu Spot for J!nx Now Airing on TV
Posted by Zadi Diaz


Hey friends! We've been away for a bit, but gearing up for the next episodes of Epic Fu. Yes, we are coming back! In the meantime, check out the Epic Fu TV spot Steve Woolf and I produced for Jinx (as well as another for Empire Arcadia). It's for their "Get Into It" campaign, and is currently airing on G4. Steve also directed the spot.

Big thanks to Ray Doustdar for working with us on the campaign as well as Sean Gailey, Tim Norris and the rest of the Jinx team. Also thanks to our DPs Lan Bui and Vu Bui, makeup artist Tracie Cotta, as well as Sarah Atwood and Rick Rey for their amazing production work.

We're revving our engines. Stay tuned! :)

06/18/2009 • comments ()
Posted by Zadi Diaz

Mark your calendars! This Sunday, June 21st at 7pm PST, EPIC FU is kicking off its Live Livingroom Series event with Jarrod Gorbel of The Honorary Title. Jarrod will be giving us a sneak-peak of his highly anticipated upcoming album (still being produced as we speak!). We'll also have a Q&A session and autographed giveaways too! Definitely a must-see for fans old and new.

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Jarrod has appeared on Carson Daly, Steven's Untitled Rock Show, One Tree Hill, MTV Subterranean. His songs have been featured in Greek, Real World, Good Luck Chuck, and The Haunting of Molly Hartley. And he's been written up by Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and others. We're really happy to have Jarrod play the inaugural event since he was the very first musician to appear on EPIC FU (back then called JETSET) - seems fitting.

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06/09/2009 • comments ()
mos def acapella on the streets of japan
Posted by Steve Woolf


This is a great series of videos from Current of Mos Def busting some acapella verses from songs on his new album. Embedded above is a verse from "Casa Bey" and after the jump are two more. He's promoting his new album The Ecstatic, which comes out today. From what I've heard so far, it's a great album.

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[ Via: NewTeeVee ]

06/06/2009 • comments ()
another awesome music video that legally isn't allowed to exist
Posted by Paul Dateh


YouTube user avoidantconsumer recently posted a mashup video that combines scenes from 80s brat pack movies with Phoenix's "Lisztomania". In the video's description section, she simply says, "this song just struck me as 80's movie-ish. so i made it happen."

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[ Via: boingboing ]

tags: 80s, mashup, video
06/05/2009 • comments ()
Conan's Mushroom Kingdom Set
Posted by Zadi Diaz

Does Conan's new set look familiar? That's because it's the Mushroom Kingdom from Super Mario Bros. The guys over at Serious Lunch caught the coincidence, and Kotaku got the scoop on the backdrop. When they asked Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, if he would send a cease and desist, Reggie said "No. For Conan, we'll let that one slide."

05/26/2009 • comments ()
epic fu plans -- need your feedback!!!
Posted by Steve Woolf

NOTE: the main discussion around this blog post is taking place on Mix. Please go there to participate!

Zadi and I spent a lot of time the past two weeks thinking about what the next iteration of Epic Fu needs to be and how we can do it. Then we had another conversation tonight and it all changed... for the better.

It seems like the longer we make the Epic Fu web show, the more it becomes clear that there is a vast but disconnected sea of people who have a passion for the way global culture is influenced by what is happening on the web. We tend to be the ones who are a couple steps ahead of our friends and families, the ones that the people in our lives look to in order to find out what's coming next.

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05/22/2009 • comments ()
d-nice documents the homeless emcee
Posted by Steve Woolf


A sad story about a clearly intelligent and thoughtful human being who has suffered a great deal and made many mistakes. D-Nice, yes, that D-Nice, is a talented videographer and editor who has over a dozen videos posted on Vimeo as part of his "True Hip-Hop Stories series." For any fan of hip-hop, it's a nice journey. Also, I'd like to know what camera/lens he is using, because I absolutely love it.

Update: Just noticed that the camera is indicated on the Vimeo video page. It's a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, same camera we just used to shoot a tv commercial (yes, it's an SLR!).

05/20/2009 • comments ()
metal gods
Posted by Zadi Diaz


Metal Gods
, a new film by Matt Porterfield, follows the lives of two damaged teenagers living in a Baltimore suburb. We follow Sean and Jenny's life routine over the course of a week, revealing who they are as they're thrown together by a sudden act of violence.

Quiet complexity comes to mind when I look at the test footage. It'll be cool to see the finished film, which begins shooting this summer. You can make a donation and contribute to the production of the film.

Check out some of the casting test footage with Sky Ferriera, who plays Jenny in the film.