Monday, November 3, 2008

Monetize Your Whip

Apparently T-Pain has scored himself a collaboration car with both Hyundai and Apple. It is equipped with: 3 Mac Minis, a Macbook, an iPhone, keyboards that slide out of the front dash, and a handful of other gadgets to help your Hyundai "Genesis" convert into the Nebulon B-Frigate. Said Hyundai CEO Robert Cosmei: "We aimed to mimic Pain as much as possible by haphazardly arranging as many unnecessary accessories as we could." The car is coming out next year.

In the meantime there are some other whips coming in '09 that have stolen from this surefire model:


1) Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Smart Car
BLACK STAR x SMART CAR x STARBUCKS

Mos and Kweli have been seen multiple times over the last few years catching up over the NY Times and a hot Mocha Grande on the Upper East Side. Starbucks and Smart Car were basically no brainers once they heard that this new car/product placement collabo was "blowing up the streets."

It features a dual espresso machine, Soy milk mini-fridge, and a hand towelette dispenser. In the CD changer of each car there is also a single copy of their new album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star Bucks, which they recorded solely for this car release. Despite being on an 11-year hiatus, it was completed in a mere 3 days of the offer.



2) Joe Budden's Demolition Derby
JOE BUDDEN x DERBY SHITBOX x THE FREELANCER'S UNION

Since Joey couldn't score a deal with a major car company or product, he opted for the safe choice of his own destroyed derby car and a general sponsorship from The Freelancer's Union. It's definitely getting his name out there on the derby runs, especially at tiny venues filled with niche fans who know him only from the fact that he just keeps showing up and crashing into shit.


3) DJ Khaled's We're Grr-r-reat Motorcycle
DJ KHALED x FAO SCHWARTZ IMMOBILE MOTORCYCLE x FROSTED FLAKES

This enlarged toy figurine was designed in full by FAO Schwartz, though Khaled initially hired Harley Davidson to make him a "totally the best bike with that Frosted Flakes tiger on it. He the best."

Harley, who thought that any association with Khaled was bound to topple their nearly century old business, outsourced the job to FAO Schwartz to design it-- knowing Khaled would probably never even leave the sidecar anyway. Asked what his favorite part of the motorcycle is: Khaled gave the hand horn a close second behind the flashy light thing on the handlebars.

5 comments:

RP said...

Awesome. I just busted.

bodysnot said...

dooood:

my heart straight dropped into my spleen after skimming down and readin' the blackstarbucks ish.
For a second, you scared me enough to wonder if--secretly--Karl Rove didn't maintain TheClip.

props.

Dukes said...

I run The Full Clip, the US, half of Europe, and the 4 galaxies.

Oh wait, that was until Tuesday night.

Sincerely,
Karl Rove

Frank, Robin said...

Awesome. I just busted. The photographs are really amazing. My heart straight dropped into my spleen after skimming down and readin' the blackstarbucks ish.

Tom Grey said...

Amazing. I just busted.

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