For the majority of 2005, there was no Quartersnacks. There was an unregistered domain name, and an unseen stockpile of footage featuring the people who would most closely come to be associated with this website.
Then, Thug Motivation 101 dropped.
♫ The world is yours, and everything in it ♫
♫ It’s out there, get on your grind and get it ♫
July 26th, the boy indeed did deliver a classic. On September 12th, QS was born.
But it wasn’t born out of spontaneity. It wasn’t born because we were bored. It was born because Thug Motivation 101 brought it to fruition. Had it not been for that record collection of motivational speeches blaring into our eardrums for the second half of the summer of 2005, you wouldn’t have had a website to stare at every morning for the past decade before you tunnel down whatever dark wormhole of the internet you enjoy. We were young, we were motivated, we got out there and got it. And on top of everything, we were wearing t-shirts that were four sizes too big for us.
Speaking of good times, we have a frontrunner for 2014’s “feel good” part of the year. Cult favorite of apparently Kenny Anderson and anyone who grew up on Baker videos, Scott Kane stepped away from handrails and filmed a really fun comeback part.
On July 26, 2005, Def Jam Records and Corporate Thugz Entertainment released eighty minutes of motivational speeches on a compact disc. A month-and-a-half later, a website was born. It was the website you see before you today.
So it is on every July 26th that we celebrate the record that may perhaps come to define not only this generation, but human history as a whole. On this particular July 26th, we have compiled a bunch of completely unrelated video parts edited to songs off this seminal work in motivational speaking and self-help. Some are better than others. Some wouldn’t be included if they were edited to Band of Horses or whatever skate videos use nowadays. But parts three and five are certifiable classics around here, and if the seven-year existence of this website isn’t enough, then they are true testaments to the power of this record. Let’s Get It.