Wednesday, December 30, 2009

He will NEVER leave you Nor Forsake you!

We have been keeping Stafon in our prayers and we are blessed to have such an AWESOME God who shows His grace and mercy daily. Once again, the Lord has moved and sent blessings down when those praises were sent up. Keep up the good work Stafon and kill that Rose Bowl game relative. Much Love from your brody Zeek Dog! "Ruff Ruff" DDP 4 LIFE!... Make sure yall check out this amazing short documentary and follow him on twitter at

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Gift

Today is the day! The day that we all long for throughout the year. The day you get to spend with your family. The day we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus. The day we give to one another and open presents with joy.

What could possibly make this day any better you ask?.........

Thats right, like we've promised, OTAB is of course showcasing the Brand new music video "Crumbling Therapy" from some of our favorite artists out of Inglewood California.... OVERDOZ. Their newest Mix Tape-- NOVA is dropping January first, so be ready for that.

As for now... Check out the hottness, and


OverDoz's "Crumbling Theory" Lauched!!

OverDoz have given the world a wonderful Christmas Present: Their premier of the most anticipated music video, "Crumbling Theory", Directed by Mac Faulkner and Produced by Ezekiel Philips. This video could take the music industry towards a different aspect on how to make music videos. Also, the music of OverDoz is highly innovate with their style of Hip-Hop, with Rock fused in it to give you a flavor of music that have your senses experience euphoria.

Producer, Ezekiel Philips, have done well hiring Mac Faulkner to Direct the video. Nowadays with the same redundant Hip-Hop videos on BET and MTV, "Crumbling Theory" gives us that fresh air to breath when it regards creativity. The Star Trek motif is comedic and will keep the audience interest mix in heavy with Cannibus innuendos. More of music videos should have a story line to get an A+ with the audience like with "Crumbling Theory" when James T Kush, Mr. Spark, and Bongs McCough is off to find their "magic herb" planet but soon to find their weed-world turned into a barren terrane. Will the starship crew ever survive without the good herb? What will our heros do next?

OverDoz is a freakin' boss Hip-Hop group! Their style, rhythm, and rhyme scheme will sure enough set off the country. Radios will soon blast the music of this phenomenal group. Will OverDoz be the next A Tribe Called Quest of the West Coast, or will they absolutely be Hip-Hop figure heads that the industry have not experienced before? Their mixtape, "Bowties & Rosaries", is music deemed to be everyones iTunes. The mixtape is available through OverDoz's website:

Regards towards the making of the video, amazing special effects on board the starship is more than exceptional. It is orgasmic. A lot of the panning and transitions is fluid and precise that you almost think you are watching a movie. Even OverDoz have done a amazing job with their acting. I would like to make a prophecy that they will be on the silver screen one day, to give us a Thespian performance of a soon to be classic. Can I also predict Mr. Philips to produce and direct?

A quick Cinema Secret: The location of the planet was shot at a Los Angeles beach!

Ladies and Gentlemen, please check out the World Premier of OverDoz's "Crumbling Theory"

Have a Wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stefon Z. Bristol

Monday, December 21, 2009

Inside Look

For a while we've been giving you all little sneak peeks at the bigger picture called "Crumbling Therapy" the newest video that is about to hit the scene by the group we've all come to love OverDoz (@theworldofODoz). We know that yall have probably been at the edge of you seat waiting to see thos poppin video. . .

Well its not quite that time yet, but what we do have is an inside look at the behind the scenes of the creation of the "Crumbling Therapy" video. OTAB always shows love and support for OVERDOZ and of course were there for the ride to give yall the scoop.

Check out the hotness...

Starting A "New"

Many children yearly go through the pains of being the “new kid”: starting over in a new town – or country – and having to adjust to their new surroundings, as well as coping with having to close a chapter in their life, and the circumstances in which it closed. I was one of them, having moved from an Indiana suburb to the busy city of Miami at the young age of ten. So it was easy to identify with the main character in the short film New Boy, written and directed by Steph Green. Based on the short story by Roddy Doyle, NewBoy tells the story of Joseph, a little African boy starting over in a new school in Ireland. Just as I was, as were many “new boys” and girls before me, Joseph was teased and picked on by his classmates, but was careful to keep his cool and stay silent. However, throughout the film, there are flashbacks of moments he spent back in Africa with his father, who was a school teacher. In these flashbacks lie the real reason for Joseph’s big continental move.

Some may not fully understand the magnitude of Joseph’s back-story, but I think we can all relate to a time where we felt out of place or misunderstood, how fortunate we are if we can find at least one person (no matter how small) to stand up for us, how our past can govern our actions, and how all things come together in the end. However, this film did give me lots of laughs (kids say the darndest things), which served as some great comic relief to go along with this endearing story. Check it out!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What is Love? Well, Love is...

This short is based on the scripture of 1 Corinthians 13:4. Watch the video, and then go read the scripture. And then come back and watch it over and over again. You will discover new meaning each time you watch. Make it your daily reminder of what TRUE love is. Enjoy. (Produced, Directed, and Edited by Stephen Love aka "Docta Love")


"My chucks, come in all shapes and sizes, but the High-top Chucks are made for Ridaz"

As many of you know, if you ever see Zeek and I in passing at school or in our travels, you will often see us wearing our High-top red Chuck Taylor sneakers. These timeless shoes are most definitely the original tennis shoe and have yet to go out of style.

As an independent film major at Spelman College, students of the AUC will often find me walking across the campuses constantly throughout the day heading to CAU's media arts department to head to the Studios or Editing Labs. This fall semester for my Fundamentals of Film class, I decided to do a cleaver little Chucks commercial to demonstrate the very basics of filmmaking and use of point of view. The great thing about film and photography is the many ways you can take advantage of space and environment to portray just about anything. With the support and efforts of a couple of students from my AUC family, we were able to do a quick and fun project.

Check it out!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dreams Do Come True in New Orleans!

History is made on December 11, 2009, when Disney released their first African-American Princess movie, The Princess and the Frog, in theaters nationwide. This movie is very culturally significant, being it is the first African-American princess. I had to take my mother and sister to see this movie during opening weekend, because I believe that every black mother and their daughter(s) should see this movie with each other.

Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (Little Mermaid, Aladdin), the movie sets in New Orleans during the Jazz Age (1920's), with a story about Tiana, a young black lower-class woman, working very hard to make her dream of owning an elaborate restaurant come true. But her aspiration is hindered when she meets a funny and awkward little frog who claims to be a prince and wants to be turned back into human again. The frog prince assumes that Tiana is a princess, and desires to kiss her to be turned back into human again. The frog kisses Tiana but turns her into a frog as well. Thus an adventure of finding how to get both of them back to humans commences.

Prior to the films release, many people were skeptical about many aspects of the film. The top two significances are the prince is not black and the setting, New Orleans. Many view the film to be racist because in order for the main protagonist of the film to be a princess, she has to be a frog first (which is not the case). The best advice to deal with these accusations towards the film is for viewers to go see the film first then make their judgements upon the evidence of the film. Conclusions should not be drawn until the complete viewing of the film.

Overall, and pass racial accusation that the film has, Princess and the Frog is a great movie. Wonderful music and fantastic storytelling. The film stars Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), a Tony Award winning actress and Bruno Campoos (Nip/Tuck) a Brazilian-born actor who voiced for Prince Naveen in the film. Oprah Winfrey, Terrance Howard, John Goodman and Keith David, who plays the evil and demonic Dr. Facilier, are also featured in the film.

Yes, it is mainly a film for kids, but anyone who is a filmmaker or passionate about African-American history have to see this film, because it is certain that Princess and the Frog will be part of African-American History canon.

-Stefon Z. Bristol

Please check out the Trailer of the new Disney Princess movie!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I know everyone remembers being in elementary school. Now I have to be honest with you, I had a favorite game during recess...can u guess?? DING DING! you are a WINNER! How did you was HIDE-N-GO GET IT. Yes! I typed it right, not HIDE-N- GO SEEK, but HIDE-N-GO GET IT. That game was for the true playas. Now LA stands up and OVERDOZ does it again with another banger. Mad love goes out to Poly and L4 for producing one of the BEST WEST COAST mix tape in 2009-- CURLY TOPS and NAUTICA JACKETS. Check out the music video for HIDE-N-GO GET IT and make sure you download the SONG.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Trip to the Mountains

Sometimes you just need a break. A break from school, a break from people, and a break from the city. That is when you have to take time for yourself and reflect. This isn't your ordinary 31 day trip to the mountains. Take a look!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


One thing I love and appreciate is a well made, well directed, well shot, and well thought

out Music Video. After a very interesting past year Mr. Chris Brown is making his way back on

to the scene in a major way. When creative minds of different realms come together as a

collective, there is almost always a genius product. This particular song in itself is very well

produced as it includes a collaboration of some of the top mainstream artists of this time, and

has received great responses since it hit the sound waves. That, however, is not to mention the

bangin' video that was created to complement it.

"I can transform Ya" is a creative piece that stood out to me amongst the many new

videos that have been pushed during this season. There is an exciting display of artistry, as well

as the advancements of technology at this time. Check it out!!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Domestic Violence

While we focus on awareness On The Applebox, I wanted to take this time to share with you a piece that was created in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2009. During the homecoming season we shared with you all the winners of the Miss Black and Gold Pageant here in the AUC at Morehouse College for the Alpha Rho Chapter. Ms. Lynsey Mitchell (Miss Black and Gold 2009/2010) and I had the pleasure of putting our heads together to create a project that would bring light to a very serious matter that is often ignored. Ms. Mitchell, her court, and myself all were blessed with the opportunity to work with other very talented young women and gain knowledge from insightful individuals. Though this particular project was a very quick make, we know that the content has, can, and will continue to make a difference.

I thank Miss Black and Gold and her Court, the Distinguished men of the Alpha Rho Chapter, as well as Mr. Ali Banks for his editing, and all of the individuals that took part in creating this piece that we each hold dear to our hearts.

Don't forget On the Applebox to BE Informed!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Its Hidden...

On that Cup....

On her brush.....

On his fork....

In that toothbrush....

The worst part is.....

Its in THEIR blood.

The question is...

Is it in yours?

Today is world AIDS day. I feel as though I would be remiss if I did not take but a few moments to recognize the existence of this disease on today. Like all disease, illness, disaster, tragedy, epidemic, we as a human race should recognize these things EACH day.... not just today. However, since today we have your attention... STOP, THINK, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION, LEARN, TAKE INTEREST and FIND OUT if your helping save ... or if your adding to the problem.

If you didn't know.


BE Informed:

It takes a VILLAGE to raise a child....

The Bible tells us to train up a child in the way that they should go, so when they get old they would not depart.
Majidah Muhammad is most def taking heed to that verse and training up her Pre-K students. How do I know? Because I spent a whole day with her in DC to make sure of that. Not only did I sit in her class from 8am- 3pm, but you already know I had my camera on me... YUP!!! I filmed the whole time while I was there. Being there with the students brought nothing but memories back. Oh! how I reminisced all the way on the plane ride back to Atlanta about how I wish I was a kid again. Majidah opened my eyes to a lot things I was taking for granted. Like the BEAUTIFUL generation thats coming up behind me, and how I will need them to be my doctors & lawyers when I get old. I wouldn't trade that day for anything in the world and I would do anything just to get that day back. It's now days later from when I last saw them and their voices are still in my head. WOW!!! The FUTURE looks good. Check out the video!