Six Degrees of Human Nature

Initially I was looking for hip hop videos featuring flaming garbage cans for my new favorite blog break project, Flaming Garbage Cans in Hip Hop Videos (a collaborative effort between myself and Monolith).

I cam across this gem, but to my dismay there are no flames in any of the garbage can clips. There is smoke, yes, but that just will not cut it. It's almost as annoying as what we've come to call "general fire" and the deceptive "flame like lighting."

Needing a break from my search, I thought I'd take the opportunity to play the sample game. I was under the distinct impression that Kool G Rap sampled Human Nature at some point, but I can't find confirmation. If anyone can back me up or shut me up I would be greatly obliged.

Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell

2Pac - Thug Nature

SWV - Right Here

Michael Jackson - Human Nature

Madonna - Human Nature

Main Source - What You Need


Gnarls Barkley "Run" (may cause seizures)

The video for Gnarls Barkley's new single, "Run," may feature a cameo from Justin Timberlake, but it's still not quite ready to air on MTV.

That's because of its strobe effects, which caused the clip to fail the Harding Test -- guidelines established to prevent TV images from triggering epileptic seizures.

"I don't know exactly what's going on, but we're having issues. I think (the video) is cool. It works for me. But I'm not necessarily that easily seasick," he told Billboard.com. "We can't predict how people are going to interpret it."

"Run" centers around the fictional public access TV show "City Vibin"' and is set in the early '90s. Timberlake appears as the host of the program, on which Danger Mouse and fellow Gnarls Barkley principal Cee-Lo then perform the track.

With its new album, "The Odd Couple," nearing its April 8 release date, Gnarls Barkley are about to shoot a video for the second single, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul."