Does Peter Pan really need a car?

19 08 2007

So if Criss Angel, Hollywood’s magician, can fly…

Chris Angel in air

Does he really need this Phantom Rolls Royce?

Chris Angel in a Phantom

I would think if he wanted to keep his relationship with, uh, Wendy on the lo-lo, flying out of the hotel room would have been a lot easier. Of course then he wouldn’t have a chance to show off his custom headrests!

Magic Headrests





How’d Scott Storch get a Veyron?

18 08 2007

Lil Wayne - #1 Stunner

Say what you will about the genre, there has always been an undeniable and deep-link between hip-hop and cars.

To quote the ever poetic Lil-Wayne on his track “Shine”:

Yellow Viper, yellow Hummer, Yellow Benz
Yellow PT Cruiser, yellow ‘Lac on rims
Drop yellow ‘Vette and a platinum Rolls Royce

[My boy Ben in Miami can fill in this last line:]
That’s seven different cars, everyday I got a choice.

Genius? I think so.

Well I bring this up because Forbes recently did another excellent piece on cars that I wanted to share with the crowd. In conjunction with their naming Jay-Z #1 on a list of hip-hop cash kings, they did a slide show/article on hip-hop moguls, producers, and artists entitled “Hip-Hop Hot-Rods”. I don’t want to spoil it, but I know for a fact Wyclef’s McLaren F1 is just one of a stable of whips, even though he wouldn’t jump to the top of most people’s lists for having a tight car-game.

And just so you don’t think I’m always re-hashing Forbes content, here is an original, informal analysis I did on car brand mentions in hip-hop tracks, done by cross-referencing brands with the Online Hip-Hop Lyric Archive via Google. If you ever doubted what a nerd I was about cars, here you go:

Reseach in Lyrics

The Benz has always been a staple, as has Cadillac. Runners up included Jag/Jaguar as well as Hummer and Beamer/Beamer/BMW.

Last, as long as we are on the subject, Falafel Beatz!





The Best of Two Countries on One Cover

5 08 2007

Gisele Bundchen / Vanity Fair, September ‘07

If you look closely at the cover of the current issue of Vanity Fair, there are actually two of the world’s most eye-catching models gracing the glossy front. One of course is Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen, and the other is Rolls Royce’s Phantom (even though you can’t see the door’s umbrella holder (yes, umbrella holder), the suicide door is a giveaway). And while some might debate the beauty of the Rolls, I guarantee if either of the two were seen on the street, jaws would drop, fingers would point. So Viva Brazil, Viva Goodwood! (Goodwood is where the Phantom is assembled, get your mind out of the gutter).