Thursday, June 17, 2010

Link-a-da-day: So You Wanna Be A Gangster - Dizzee Rascal ft. Lily Allen

Can't believe i missed this from back in 2007. So You Wanna Be A Gangster - Dizzee Rascal ft. Lily Allen from Rascal's third album "Maths and English" with a grime rendition of the cult film Bugsy Malone's "So You Wanna Be a Boxer"



Lyrics:
[Alright mate]
Lily:
So you wanna be a gangster
tell me just one thing
what you know about being a hardman
you mum buys your bling

your pockets getting bigger
but you couldn't pull the trigger
if you need to
cos you havent got it
so you might as well quit

Dizzee:
Im moving,
couldnt be losing
nothing but a success
thing im proving, nothing
to you half heart wasters
standing there yap yap yapping on cruising
nobodys dictates so im choosing
where i go what i do with my life stupid
and i hold im own im [raskit]
you better watch your tone you spastic
low it, your not heartless
nothing but alot of hot air your harmless
i keep getting my paper regardless
you words dont phase me im marvelous
age 22 zero tolerance
and i aint got no time for the nonsense
you wanna see me come to my concerts
or we can do it on stage with an audience

Lily:
So you wanna be a gangster
tell me just one thing [tell me just one thing]
what you know about being a hardman
you mum buys your bling [what!]

your pockets getting bigger
but you couldn't pull the trigger
if you need to [no]
cos you haven't got it [no]
so you might as well quit [ha ha ha]

Dizzee:
beef, straps, cuts, glory
all these high bredders in the club bore me
i wish when i come through they ignore me
i really cant deal with another war story
bredders in my face with a fist full of paper
trying to make out they'e a big money maker
talking all loud (but i know man i'ma hustler)
i aint got time rude boi's see you later
and i cant forget these groupies following
fronting, raving, ranting, hollerin
yeah i know i shouldn't be complaining
but these jezebel do my brain in

Lily:
I aint no groupie, who you calling jezebel?
dont chat to me like im just any girl.
[nah, security somebody move her]
i dont wanna talk to you anyway loser!

[Lily]:
So you wanna be a gangster
tell me just one thing [tell me just one thing]
what you know about being a hardman
you mum buys your bling [what]

your pockets getting bigger
but you couldn't pull the trigger
if you need to [no]
cos you haven't got it [no]
so you might as well quit [ha ha ha]

that whip dont make you a big man [na m8]
that chain dont make you a big man [na m8]
i know you think your a big man [wat m8]
but really your just a wasteman [lowe it]

that whip don't make you a big man [na m8]
that chain don't make you a big man [na m8]
i know you think your a big man [wat m8]
but really your just a wasteman [ha ha ha]

Dizzee:
Let me wrap it up while i still got time
aint nobody telling me about no grime
cuz i know where i stand whether im fine
handle your biz, i'm handling mine
everybody chattin bout black on black crime
all i see is the blind leading the blind
i wanna leave all the pettiness behind
you dont really wanna see me cross dat line
leave me alone or you'll be sorry
beef aint nothing new to me you wolly
why dont you just kick back be jolly
stay at home with a cuppa tea watch corrie
im not listening anyway man
who rattled your cage anyway man
aint no slacking with this young man
do what i gotta do everyday fam

Lily:
So you wanna be a gangster
tell me just one thing [tell me just one thing]
what you know about being a hardman
you mum buys your bling [what!]

your pockets getting bigger
but you couldn't pull the trigger
if you need to [no]
cos you haven't got it [no]
so you might as well quit [ha ha ha]

So you wanna be a gangster
tell me just one thing [tell me just one thing]
what you know about being a hardman
you mum buys your bling [what!]

your pockets getting bigger
but you couldn't pull the trigger
if you need to [no]
cos you haven't got it [no]
so you might as well quit
so you might as well quit
so you might as well quit
[ha ha ha ha]

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Link-a-da-day: Jackboots On Whitehall



Brits do Team America - made using 12" military action figures (Action Man size). A who's who of British voice talent - Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths, Richard O'Brien, Ewan McGregor, Pam Ferris, Timothy Spall, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike and Tom Wilkinson. It doesn't have official distribution yet - but is being shown at Edinburgh Festival:
http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/26091-combat-models-jackboots-on-whitehall/

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Link-a-da-day: Natalie Portman rap

This is a bit old (she's still got short hair which took a while to recover after she shaved it off for V for Vendetta). Natalie Portman on Saturday Night Live raps about a day in her life, drinking and fighting.



Stumbled on the link after viewing this on set Thor interview:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Link-a-da-day: Stop-motion Super Mario

A new resolution of mine is to post more links of cool stuff I find here. So here's the first posty wost.



Presented at a bunkasai, an annual school festival in Japan, this is an amazing stop-motion video of Super Mario made out of sticky notes. Post-It Note Mario journeys around a school building collecting coins and mushrooms.