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Alternative music video for "Otis"

Alternative music video for "Otis"

OTIS video from j lowe on Vimeo.

Last Thursday Jay Z and Kanye released the highly anticipated music video for the single “Otis” from their new collaborative album Watch the Throne (listen to the stream of the full album here). The video featuring the requisite models and a custom Maybach predictably mirrors the two rappers’ lifestyle of, to quote Thorstein Veblen (and my high school economics teacher would be so proud of me for remembering this), “conspicuous consumption.”

As a guilty pleasure it’s enjoyable, but I’m much more partial to the above alternative music video created by Justin Lowe, that stars two of my favorite childhood characters from the THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS (nostalgic high five to those of you old enough to remember this awesome movie). But even if you’re not familiar with it, The Internet should still love this alt music video because it has one thing that The Internet apparently can’t get enough of: Cats.

See all the stars at the MET Costume Gala!

See all the stars at the MET Costume Gala!

Jay-Z and Beyonce Photo by: Larry Busacca/GettyImages They don’t call it “The Oscars of Fashion” for nothing. Check out all the glamorous celebs, designers and models at The MET Costume Gala and see which 10 ladies FFF editor Kelley Culp thought were the best dressed of the night. Didn’t know it was Australian Fashion Week?…

Vintage photo of Jay-Z during his hard knock life days

Vintage photo of Jay-Z during his hard knock life days

I’m really digging this pre-Reasonable Doubt photo by Jayson James Zeigfeld of Jay-Z snapped before he became JAY-Z and back when it looked the rapper still had 99 problems.

Avoiding Fashion Week and dreaming of Eminem

Avoiding Fashion Week and dreaming of Eminem

The man of my dreams—Eminem. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/GETTY IMAGES)
I had this crazy dream like a week ago — two of ‘em actually. The first one was more of a realization. I woke up in the middle of the night and was like, “Damn. I’m gonna be busy next year… So I better get some traveling in!”

The other one, also random — involved Eminem, of all people. I mean, huh? I don’t even listen to or think about him. Must have heard his song somewhere — like the time I was in K-mart and heard a lovely muzak version of Richard Marx’s “Ocean’s Apart.” Had a dream that night that I was at my mom’s dinner table introducing Richard Marx as my fiancĂ©. My mother kept looking at his mullet with a hairy eyeball and my sister leans over and says, “Richard? What’s your last name again?” and as soon as he says “Marx,” I woke up to her mocking laughter in my ears. I didn’t go to K-Mart for a long time after that.