Stunts

by (@zaragolden)

The Votes Are In And Pitbull Is Actually Headed To Alaska

The polls have closed and the people have spoken: Pitbull is indeed headed to the far away and frozen tundras of Kodiak, Alaska! But he’s taking the man who got him sent there with him.

As we reported earlier this month, Walmart promised to host Mr. World Order and his preferred brand of energy-stripes to whichever store could accumulate the most “Likes” on their Facebook page. The competition was quickly hijacked by a trouble-making Boston Phoenix reporter and Something Awful contributor, David Thorpe, who figured it would be funny to send Miami’s pride to the coldest and most remote Walmart America’s got. Needless to say, his #ExilePitbull campaign worked, Kodiak’s far-off Walmart blew away the competition, and to Alaska Pitbull must now go. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

The Internet Wants To Send Pitbull To Alaska

As a promotional stunt, Pitbull plans to visit whichever Walmart store can accumulate the most “likes” on Facebook before July 15th. in order to “share the experience of using Energy Sheets with my fans.” Pitbull was probably envisioning a quick trip to some superstore in a populated place like Dallas or Southern Florida, somewhere he could “share the experience of using Energy Sheets with my fans” and then be back on his Mr. World Order way. But a writer for the Boston Pheonix and the humor website SomethingAwful.com, has a better idea: why not jam the system and send the sun-bred, Miami boy and his energy strips to a land most forbidden? Or at least most far off.

Using the hashtag #ExilePitbull to rally the troops, troublemaker David Thorpe has earned some 45,000 ‘likes’ for the store in frozen Kodiak, Alaska, some 5,000 miles and many climate zones away from Pitbull’s Miami. A chilly bon voyage it may be!

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by (@unclegrambo)

Rapper C.I.* Joe, AKA The Man On The Pole, Has A History Of Crazy Public Behavior

C.I. Joe from Greg S. on Vimeo.

Earlier today, Brooklyn rapper C.I.* Joe –real name Raymond Velasquez, AKA Coney Island Joe– caused a major scene in Times Square when he climbed atop a light pole and refused to come down. The stunt landed him a quick trip to Bellevue Mental Hospital, and will likely see him charged by the NYPD, but it also landed him an offer to work with Grammy winning producer Jim Jonsin.

However, it turns out that this morning’s Times Square stunt is not C.I.* Joe’s first run-in with authorities. According to some (*cough* extremely crappy *cough*) video posted to C.I.* Joe’s MySpace page, he interrupted BET’s 106 & Park in April of 2010, and also the CBS Early Show in December of 2010, both times as a way of trying to promote his rap career. Speaking of which, we’ve got his video, “Warriors,” for you above. We’ll let you judge for yourself as to whether his future as a rapper is strong enough that it will make his trip to Bellevue worthwhile.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Watch Chiddy Bang Attempt To Set The #RapWorldRecord For Longest Freestyle Rap At The O Music Awards

UPDATE (2:44 p.m.): And we’re live! … The Chiddy #rapworldrecord livestream is available below (slightly NSFW audio, so keep your headphones on!).

Hello from Sin City! We’re out here live in historic downtown Las Vegas getting prepped for tonight’s first ever O Music Awards ceremony. We’ve drank our coffee, washed the smell of cigarettes from our clothes and put last night’s epic losses at the roulette wheel (note to self: tonight, definitely take the wise words of Wesley Snipes from Passenger 57 to heart) firmly behind us as we gear up for what promises to be a monumental evening.

Tonight’s show will be streaming live on the official O Music Awards site beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, but we’re not waiting until then to get started. Earlier this morning, we announced the winner of the Best Tweet category; congratulations to Kanye West (who, truth be told, was the only person nominated in this category, because, DUH!) on the win. Even more exciting than that is the news that Chiddy Bang is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for “Longest Freestyle Rap” today. In order to do that, he has to RAP FOR OVER EIGHT HOURS without stopping. And guess what? We’ll be livestreaming the whole thing, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET today!

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“You Are a Tourist” Comes Alive

Death Cab for Cutie‘s highly ambitious single-take live shoot went off relatively smoothly last night?and the video itself turned out pretty great, too. Lead singer Ben Gibbard referenced Busby Berkeley in his interview with MTV News, but the legendary choreographer’s name has come to be associated with nearly any sort of complicated group dance sequence, so it was a delight to see direct references to the pop modernism of his Warner Brothers musicals.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Shoot Their New, Single-Take Video Live On The Internet Tonight




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While many bands have successfully pulled off the “single-take” music video (think OK Go‘s “This Too Shall Pass,” think Feist‘s “1, 2, 3, 4″), no band has EVER attempted to complete a single-take video while also simultaneously broadcasting the events live on the web. Yet that’s exactly the challenge that Death Cab For Cutie has before them tonight.

As we let you know yesterday, the foursome will be streaming their “You Are A Tourist” video shoot live on Ustream at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT tonight as it happens. You can watch the exciting proceedings right here on VH1 via the video window we’ve got above. Let’s just hope that it goes better for them than it did for Kirstie Alley on Dancing With The Stars last night!

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