Philly’s torch bearer Chill Moody teams up with Drake’s Started From The Bottom, producer-turned-rapper Mike Zombie for the high-energy track, “GODZILLA.” Produced by Dilemma, DJ/Producer for FuseTV’s The Hustle After Party. Stream the track below and make sure to support Chill by purchasing the single on iTunes now.
Does the future hold a world with cars with no drivers? If Sebastian Thrun has his way, it certainly will. Thrun is the godfather of the autonomous car and his work for Google X — has led to a fleet of self-driving vehicles that have racked up hundreds of thousands of miles on public roads. The engineer strongly believes that autonomous vehicles aren’t just the future of personal transportation, but will lead to enhanced road safety for all users, passengers and pedestrians alike. Watch his interview with Wired below.
A few weeks ago, we heard that Drake will serve as both the host and musical guest on this weekends episode of “Saturday Night Live”. Now you can watch the promos for the show which also feature Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharaoh. This episode will also feature the first episode for new cast member Sasheer Zamata, the first black woman on the show in a while.
Danny Brown releases the music video for “Dope Song” from his latest album, Old. The video features Danny being driven around his hometown of Detroit while rapping from the backseat. Enjoy the video below:
JMSN releases a new video from his album, Pllajë, for the track “The One.” The video is directed by JMSN himself and features a beautiful female and some individuals in full body suits. JMSN says the piece is about being afraid of change and trying something different from the norm. You can read JMSN’s full explanation for the video here or below.
This video is about the boundaries we make. We’re afraid of change. We’re afraid of anything different. Perception of how thingsnshould be, becomes our reality.
Someone once told me we see other people for their actions, and ourselves as a projection of who we wanna be. Rather than face things as a whole, we base them around ourselves. Not sayin’ this is right or wrong its just what we do.
Everyone is beautiful. We’re all afraid of things we don’t understand. So we put up a wall; a defense mechanism. We tear down things we don’t understand, as if they’re wrong. Right and wrong is relative. To each their own.
This song is about wanting to find someone or something that could be the answer to all your problems, but questioning it; because deep down inside you know the only one that can solve the problems you have is yourself. When it comes down to it, you make the problems you have. Something is only a problem, if you decide to make it one. So you try to convince yourself that this person will be the answer, when you know deep down no one person is the answer.
You feel this spark. This drug sinks in and tells you “You’re perfect right here.”, but you slowly start to realize; anywhere you are…you’re still with yourself. You can’t get away from your problems, because you make your problems.
Bottom line: Things are only what you make them.
Childish Gambino releases a new music video for his single “The Worst Guys” from his debut album, Because the Internet. The track comes feautring Chance the Rapper, and features the two kicking back on the beach, surfing, smoking and generally having what looks like a pretty good time. Childish Gambino will be hitting Philly on 3/28 and you can pick up tickets here.
Noisey announces an upcoming eight-part documentary on the music, culture, politics, and youth behind Chicago’s rap music scene, titled Chiraq. The documentary is an all-access pass to the city’s most dangerous streets; examining the personalities, controversies, and social forces behind one of the most notorious music scenes in recent history. The documentary will feature Chief Keef, Young Chop, Lil Durk, Save Money, the Chicago Police Department, and the Nation of Islam.
The documentary will roll out in eight parts each Wednesday through March 12th exclusively on Noisey.
Watch the Trailer below:
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.
I’m a big fan of the FuelBand (even though I lost mine a few months ago) and the new updated version keeps you moving and fit. The Nike+ FuelBand METALUXE SE “Silver Edition” will be available in limited quantities at select Nike retail stores from January 19 for the price of $170 USD.
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone just launched new startup and it’s called Jelly. The app, just released just a week ago on iOS and Android, is a question and answer app accompanied by photos. Think Instagram meets Quora. The app lets you take a photo of an object, ask a question relating to it and then posting it to your extended network to learn more.
After just a week in both app stores, 100,000 questions have been asked, with only about 25% of them receiving an answer. According to his report, Jelly saw 8,275 new active users on the day of its launch, with 5,183 people asking and 5,527 answering. Most users have been asking some variation of “What is this?” followed by “Who is this?”
Check out the app. We tried it out and it was pretty cool. It seem’s helpful if you find a new toy and need a question answered quickly, with photos!
Watch the video below to learn more about Jelly.
Mark McNairy gives us all an early preview of its upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The Designer continues his trend of creating a collection that melds streetwear with workwear. The preview gives us a collection that a selection of outerwear including varsity jackets remixed with heritage fabrics, trim-fitting quilted nylon jackets, and luxurious 3/4 length overcoats. Take a look at the entire collection in the gallery below:
Life +Times (Jay Z’s blog) recently posted a A+A with Mannie Fresh where he discussed many of his greatest hits. This article led us to ask the question, is Mannie Fresh the greatest southern producer ever? I think this is a pretty clear cut answer if we don’t include those guys from VA (The Neptunes, Timbaland). His catalogue and work with Cash Money in the 90′s and early 2000′s includes a slew of hits including all of Juvenile’s hits (“Back that Azz up”), Lil Wayne’s early work as well as some with with Ludacris, T.I. and more.
The Cash Money Records of the late ’90s and early 2000′s had a secret weapon named Mannie Fresh. Mannie played a pivotal role in the label’s early success. He nurtured the raw talents of young stars Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., and Turk and conceptualized many of the Cash Money’s biggest hits. He produced banging beats, wrote catchy hooks, suggested flows, had the best adlibs and brought an undeniable energy to every record he touched. While most producers were getting placements here and there, Mannie was simultaneously producing multiple albums in their entirety. Considered the architect of that classic Cash Money sound, he’s also credited with introducing New Orleans bounce music to the mainstream.
“I was just doing music,” says the New Orleans native. “It was just my idea of what music was. I never set out to create this whole new sound. It was just what I felt and as a DJ it was more of ‘What would the DJ play to get the party started?’” After parting ways with the label that not only he helped build, but also made him a star many thought his career would be over, but of course, it wasn’t. He continued his chart success with artists like T.I. and Jeezy. Here, Mannie Fresh talks to Life+Times about how Cash Money classics and T.I. anthems came together and how Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter saved Cash Money Records.
“That was the very last record put on 400 Degreez. We were in the studio one day and took a break for lunch. I felt the album needed one more song. We made the song right there on the spot when we got back from that lunch break. I did the drums and everything right there in the studio. It just clicked. I would kind of give Juvie patterns for what he should do with the songs. When he first came to Cash Money he was a raw artist that just had raps. I felt like all he was missing was structure. I knew once he had structure and organized all of that rawness he’d be great.”
This is a very inspiring commercial from the Seattle Seahawks RB Derrick Coleman who went deaf at the age of 3. The commercial for Duracell follows Derrick through the years and all the adversity he has battled to play in the 2014 NFC Championship game.
When the world tells you “no”, you have two options: You can roll over and quit — or you can trust your power. Derrick Coleman, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, trusted the power within.
Although he’s deaf, he never let adversity stand in his way, on his road to the NFL. Share to inspire others to trust their power within and achieve their dreams. #TrustYourPower
Diplo releases a music video for the title track from last years Revolution EP. Watch the video below which features Faustix, Imanos and Kai in a four-minute fun fest. Watch the video below:
Philadelphia R&B artist GoGo Morrow releases a fashion visual to her 3rd official single, “Breaking The Rules.” Directed by Spike Jordan. Available on January 16th for download on iTunes.
Season 2 of Vinyl Destination starts today! DJ Jazzy Jeff and his crew are back, taking you along as they spread music across the globe!
Charlotte, North Carolina is where we catch up with the guys as they rock two parties during the CIAA basketball tournament. But according to the guys, CIAA is more than just a tournament, it’s the place where the ‘playaz’ play! Say what?!?!
Next stop is the land of the magical bean, also known as Chicago. Who leaves Chicago with special powers? Tune in to episode one of Vinyl Destination to find out!
Nike SB will celebrate the upcoming Lunar Year of the Horse by releasing this Nike SB Dunk High in red. The sneaker takes inspiration from the customary Chinese red packet – a red envelope containing “lucky money” – and comes in an upper featuring crimson with gold accents. According to Chinese custom, the color red symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits, while gold symbolizes wealth and happiness. See the sneakers below;
Game of Thrones is coming back on April 6 and here is the first trailer for Season 4. Watch the new trailer below which follows on from the season 3. This season takes elements from the second half of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, the third book in ongoing A Song of Fire and Ice series. The first half of the book formed the show’s third season, which came to a head with the murder of three main characters in the brutal and shocking “Red Wedding” episode. The Los Angeles Times reports that Martin himself wrote the new season’s second installment. Watch the trailer below:
Lets take a look at the LeBron 11 “Graffiti” sneakers which will be Nike and King James first release of 2014. These sneakers go in a slightly different direction and come feature an upper that features the nickname of the King all over it. The sneaker is primarily white, university red, and black all over. Check out the photos below courtesy of thesoleroom on eBay.
Nike LeBron 11 “Graffiti”
Color: White/University Red-Black
Style Code: 616175-100
Release Date: 01/25/14