Stay ’Tooned


Quiet Storm: Advent Children

A few years after Belly was released, rumors circulated about Hype Williams directing the Speed Racer movie. Like any comic book fan, I was skeptical of such a strange pairing, but none the less interested with Joel Silver (Swordfish, The Matrix) lined up as producer. Don’t get me wrong, Hype is cool, but he’d only destroy a classic with an overload of scantily clad models (with cropped heads) and Lamborghini-doored Escalades. Thankfully, Silver wised up six years later, appointing the Wachowski Brothers of Matrix fame, to helm the long-awaited project. Phew, for a second I thought Lupe the Fiasco was on deck to take over after all the hype. I guess any hopes of rap and Japanese anime crossing over will either be left up to geeks like Mike Shinoda or end with its obsession with BAPE.

In the meantime, this mash-up video of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children over Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” will have to suffice. This isn’t the film, nor is it the trailer. Some genius with a sick penchant for editing and a shit load of time on his or her hands pieced together scenes from the 2005 CGI flick to a score of Hav and P’s vivid imagery. You couldn’t ask for better visual parallels to lyrics like “Do things for the kids (the little duns),” or “A nigga like me hold tecs/Are you the same too?” Cool shit like this puts shame to cheap animated rap videos like 50 Cent’s “Piggy Bank,” which was a straight-up dud, even though the song itself was hot. But when you take chances with risqué lyrics against rappers (or the government, in the case of Eminem’s video for “Mosh”), a cartoon treatment is very necessary. Peep some of these clips of when rap was more animated than say, a Busta Rhymes.


Eminem “Mosh” (2004)
Eminem drops a political bomb encouraging Americans to vote during the 2004 presidential election.


50 Cent “Piggy Bank” (2005)
Fifty takes aim at his recurring hit list of floundering rappers.


Thirstin Howl III feat. Master Fool “I Still Live With My Moms” (2002)
Former graffiti artist REAS brings life to the self-proclaimed Polorican’s domestic dilemma.


2Pac “Do for Love” (1997)
’Pac appears as a cartoon and claymation character in the posthumous video.


Ghostface “Daytona 500″ (1996)
Ghostface and Raekwon kick their rhymes into high gear to the high octane action of “Speed Racer.”

  • Voice_of_reason

    1st !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Meka Soul

    “daytona 500, anyone?”

  • OGoGO

    3rd bitches
    ghahahaa
    nah
    good read

  • Colron

    Why cant I see any links on this?

  • Belize

    I dont see shit…sounded like a good post

    • http://www.google.com/ Summer

      Now I’m like, well duh! Truly tkhanufl for your help.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    1ST CUZ’ I SAY SO!!!

    WHERE THE FUCK IS THE ANIMATION YOU BITCH ASS NIGGA I’M EXPECTIN’ TO SEE SOME SHIT AND MUCH LIKE BOL ON PROM NIGHT SHIT DIDN’T HAPPEN! VERY DISSAPPOINTED YOU BITCH YOU!

  • EReal

    Im str8 on animated rap videos. And why the hell hasnt Hype done another Movie since Belly. That was my shit! “Im out here smoking weed, speedin, all that shit!! Fuck it, thats me! Untouchable!” LOL@ the irony of DMX sayin that..

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Ghostface is the shit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    slap box wit’ jesus,lick shots at joseph? hmmmmm…do we have wonder why the record sales ain’t been a blessin’ to him? don’t go against the all high you’ll lose ere’time.

  • P

    ^^^^^^what about nas when he said I went to hell for *killin* Jesus and jay-Z “I never prayed to God i prayed to Gotti”

    ** i couldnt remember the word if it was Killin, snuffin or whatever but I kno some one will correct me

  • P

    ^^^^What about Nas “I went to Hell for snuffin Jesus”

    and Jay-Z “I never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti”

  • kenja

    jeru-you can’t stop the prophet

  • http://www.hi-flitones.com Atlgirl

    Check out http://www.hi-flitones.com to create your own ringtones.

  • jacquez
  • Young Carter

    I only c 1 video…WTF!?!?!?

  • eauhellzgnaw

    Ohword mentioned a few turntablist omissions: http://www.ohword.com/blog/578/cut-chemist-spat-video-and-other-turntable-toons

    Can’t believe you ignored the greatest animated rap video ever: Jeru–You Can’t Stop the Prophet.

    El-P’s Stepfather Factory was animated and the Deltron ones were too if I remember correctly.

    Recent stonesthrow ones:
    Quasimoto–Bullyshit
    Madvillain–ALL CAPS
    Madvillain–Monkey Suite
    Jaydee–Nothing Like This
    Madlib–Take It Back

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    ^^^^What about Nas “I went to Hell for snuffin Jesus”

    and Jay-Z “I never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    jay-z got ethered for his top mc spot and nas had to sign to his label. gOD IS MERCIFUL BUT DON’T PLAY!

  • TURPHY

    eauhellzgnaw!!

    “Can’t believe you ignored the greatest animated rap video ever: Jeru–You Can’t Stop the Prophet.”

    So true,
    But wasn’t NaS in an animated video at some point???? I can’t remember the name or other rappers, Had somthin to do with a meat locker i think… Do you know what song im talkin about???

    YEAH!

  • HzEMSpeLhR

    afTmsnipIYFtEjkeh