Not everything has to be serious, here’s a fun video that showcases the power of editing and sound and pays homage to one of my favs.

The video is deceptively simple, but there’s a lot of thought going on behind the edits, musical cues, variations in signage and acting, yes acting.

Plus some of those cards are clever in the way early hip-hop was in it’s sound samples… like when Public Enemy would use a police siren or LLCoolJ would use an alarm clock.

Lastly, I’d like to share one of my favorite tributes to the band and the late Jam Master Jay. It’s a special one piece cartoonist Keith Knight created for LA Weekly.