Believe it or not, I am the proud owner of multiple concept albums where rappers take on G.I. Joe-related personas and rap about how awesome Cobra Commander, Destro and the Baroness are. Seriously, I think if I get two or three more of these things, it will officially qualify as a subgenre. Cobracore, or maybe Wrist-Missle-Hop.
The latest? A brand new album from Wordburglar, rapping in character as Rap Viper (described as the Commander's chief operative in "indoctrinating the youth with Cobra propaganda") titled Welcome To Cobra Island. What's more, Wordburglar released a pretty awesome fan-film video with the album's lead track, featuring HISS Tanks, Rattlers and even Cobra Commander himself scratching on the ones and twos. Check it out below!
Sitting on a hip hop and comics panel at last year's New York Comic Con, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels -- one third of iconic hip hop group Run-D.M.C. -- spoke about his love of comics, and how they informed his approach to rap. Now his celebrated career is informing his approach to comics. Yesterday at Midtown Comics McDaniels announced the launch of "Darryl Makes Comics," his new comics imprint under which he'll be producing a 48-page graphic novel with contributions from creators Damion Scott, Dexter Vines and Ronald Wimberly.
If you're reading comics news online, chances are pretty good that you have some pretty strong feelings about the X-Men. We know we do. But the question is, are your feelings about the X-Men so strong that you're willing to do an entire ten-song hip hop album dedicated to Marvel's Merry Mutants? Because Adam WarRock's are.
MC Chris released a tune paying homage to The Hub's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on April 1, but the NSFW jam named after show villain "Discord" is no mere April Fool's Day joke. Feeding off all the fan
Threads: The next Comics-On Tees line from Threadless will include creations by Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Lemire, Anders Nilsen and Paul Hornschemeier. Brown's design is now online, but fans will have to wait until C2E2 in April for the line's full reveal.
Movies: Kamala Films, writers David and Janet Peopls a
If you want to hear about the cultural significance of the 1987 CGI-enhanced live action sci-fi franchise Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, all you really need to know is that it involved a killer TV show with interactive action figures. Until earlier this week, I'd have said the same in regards to the show's plot, but Topless Robot'
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