Capcom 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Documentary

Did you grow up playing Street Fighter when you were a kid? I KNOW I DID! I was a huge fan, and loved hitting up the arcades at the mall to both watch and play. Not only was it a hit at arcades, but even local video game retailers were throwing a couple open tournaments for people to enter their store and battle one another on-screen…and I’m sure the extra business was a nice plus.

Street Fighter is but a game to some, but a life and it’s own sub-culture for others. Capcom delves deep into the cultural phenomenon to expose both the intricacies of the game dynamics, interviews with game developers, and first-account stories and memories of fans and even top ranked world players. Have you heard of the Evo Championship Series? Seriously, the tourney is gigantic, beyond any other tournament, and brings back the drive, lust, and power of the game to fans and spectators as they both cheer and jeer the best players in the world.

I’ll admit, each recollection of player’s memories made me remember my own experiences with the game. Evolving from button mashing to mastering a couple exclusive combos and specials. It really is a journey. Only the best make it to the top – and no joke, their understanding of the game is beyond most of us. Frame counting just makes it silly; understanding how long a move takes in order to avoid, block, or counter. I can’t imagine the training that they do, nor can I imagine the feeling of being on stage to compete, but this video does help to suggest a palpable, maybe distant understanding of what it would be like.

Until you watch this, you really don’t understand how much of an impact Street Fighter actually had and continues to have in both video game, and the overall culture of our generation. Check it out already!!


Super Mario Brothers Parkour

Too cool of a video not to share, I mean, it’s the freerunning version of SUPER MARIO BROTHERS! The stunts in this video are badass, and the guitar riffs in the music are on-point. I especially liked the ending, bowser theme.


Supastition at Cola-Con 2012

About 3 weeks ago, I had the chance to meet & chill with Supastition under the Fresh From Birth tent at the Elizabeth City Block Party. It was raining pretty hard, but he, his family, the FFB family, & friends were having a great time just hanging out. While we chatted, he gave us a lot of insight into the kind of man that he is, what he thinks about the music industry, and some advice to some fellow Charlotte ‘artists’ that want to do something in the city. Although we are designers or graphic artists, there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between us and Supastition & the music industry as a whole.

We’re working a few things with him, and be on the lookout for a video introduction in the future, but for now, enjoy one of his more intimate performances at last year’s Cola-Con.

Supastition, “fountain of Youth” Live @ Cola-Con 2012

We’re always going to support fellow artists, Charlotteans, and in general, individuals who have a passion and want to do something with it!

For all booking inquiries for Supastition, please email Sav One at

Fountain of Youth” (produced by moO) is featured on the Supastition‘s album, The Deadline, released by Soulspazm Records in 2004.

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Cola-Con 2013 is right around the corner, be sure to check it out!


The Freestyle Pokérap

The title says it all. This is what happens when you start goofin’ off and someone mentions Pokémon, and then another throws out the word freestyle.

SONG | Control (Instrumental)

GEAR | Canon T2i w/ Magic Lantern | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II


Florida Rays, Florida Waves

We traveled down to Panama City Beach, Florida for some summer fun, and soaking in the sun. The weather was great, and we got to the beach early enough to beat the crowds.

SONG | PopLove (2012)

SHOP | Check out the SALE!

GEAR | Canon T2i w/ Magic Lantern | Canon EFS 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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