24.08.08 by Jeff

Shad – Fresh Prince Parody!

There are very few rappers to get excited about these days. Shad is one of them. The London, Ontario native just released a hilarious video for his latest single “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home”. The video, produced by Hot Dog Garbage, is a detailed parody of the opening of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And when I say detailed, I mean it. Wow! (Hit reload if the video loaded off-center)

Great song and great video. Nas should take some notes this is how you do a low-budget video right.

Shad – Brother (Watching) – another great track.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.nikdaum.com/news Nik

    Hilarious video. That made my day.

  • sAkSeNaKeL

    Hamada, awesome post.

    This cats epic. Shad. I will definitely remember his name.

    That Fresh Prince video is incredible.

    Love the loop on the “Brother” video.

    Well done.

  • christina

    loves this!! haha

  • Mitch

    Hilarious video,
    love The Fresh Prince, so this goes hand in hand.

    I wish he would have spliced in the extended intro scenes, would have scored MAJOR points in my book.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    yea this is one of the best hiphop videos i’ve seen in a long time. i can’t believe how well they reproduced the sets and props.

  • http://www.flanels.com Flanels

    Oh SO Tight.

  • http://www.myspace.com/creepcrawlflash Jacqueschristo

    this is so fresh. really good quality for a small budget, damn.

  • http://www.theriffraffs.ca daylan

    they did an awesome job on reproducing the intro.

    i love how they made up corny names when the credits are rolling haha

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    yea the names are all references to the lyrics he’s saying, soo good

  • Mudasser

    i thought both were pretty good. moviemaking is rarely taken seriously by rappers so this is fresh.

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  • http://MFRrecordsX187@myspace.com Sean MAC

    Nice Nice … Im from London Ontario, I produce rap music & Ive never heared of Shad. Good videos & good traxx. If ne one knows how 2 get hold of shad… message me at Xpliczit187@hotmail.com peace

    1 luv
    Sean MAC

25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Cleon Peterson


The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn to such darkness; titillating news headlines, and bloody movies. The violence is inside of us all. More images below.

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24.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Dandley


Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!

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