Lauryn Hill At The Electric Factory This Weekend

Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia this Saturday, November 15 performing renditions of her classic records. Her appearance at Bonnaroo this year gave fans a taste of her music with a new twist, pulling on her reggae, hip-hop and R&B influences.

Coming to Philly this weekend, alternative hip-hop artist Kuf Knotz and the lyrically elite Talib Kweli will join Ms. Hill for a high energy show. You won’t want to miss this one, so be sure to grab a friend and head down for what’s sure to be an epic show.

 

Ms. Lauryn Hill
When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Where: The Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
Cost: $59.50-$100
More Info: Click here.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Call Ms. Lauryn Hill the mother of hip-hop invention; with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees’ most vocal member not only established herself as creative force on her own, but also broke new ground by successfully integrating rap, soul, reggae, and R&B into her own sound.

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s first solo effort, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), established her as a major talent in her own right. The album sold more than 12 million copies and earned the singer-songwriter five Grammys, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Award, a Soul Train Award and an MTV Music Award.

After an extended hiatus, Hill returned in 2002 with MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a recording of her two-hour acoustic performance on the popular series MTV Unplugged. In October 2005, Hill performed two songs at the Take Back TV concert launching Al Gore’s CurrentTV. An unofficial compilation of her recent material appeared under the title Khulani Phase (2010).

Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet

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 If you know nothing else about Kim Kardashian, you know that she is very, very famous. Some would say that’s all you need to know. At press time, she has 25 million Twitter followers, about a million less than Oprah Winfrey and nearly 5 million more than CNN Breaking News. Her Instagram account, where she is a prolific purveyor of selfies, is the site’s third most popular. You can’t walk through a supermarket without glimpsing her on a multitude of tabloids whose headlines holler about her relationships, her parenting style and the vicissitudes of her ample curves. But she has also graced the covers of highbrow fashion bibles like W and Vogue; with her now-husband, Kanye West, she appeared on the latter above the hashtag #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple, creating a furor that made it perhaps the #worldsmostcontroversialcover

Read the full article here on Papermag.

 

Heineken Green Room | DāM-FunK and King Britt

Please join us in Brooklyn for the electro-soul and modern funkadelic rhythms of DāM-FunK and King Britt, guaranteed to get…and keep you dancing all night long!

This event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members.

Members must RSVP here for themselves +1 friend by November 10th at 5pm. RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.

You must be 21 or over to attend.

RSVP HERE

A Continuous Lean looks at The Surprisingly Stylish Side of Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner is one of those rare individuals that appears to exist in a universe all his own. Sure, there’s the physical “universe” of the Mansion, the Bunnies, and the never-ending party that is Playboy, but there’s also something much deeper. Hefner has made a career out of the sort of images that you wouldn’t want your boss, girlfriend, mother, or fellow straphanger to catch you looking at, and yet, Hef still manages to come across as a gentleman at every turn. Of course, there is something slightly off about a nearly-ninety year old man that wears robes in public and is married to a women sixty years his junior, which is why we prefer to remember Hef for his younger, more presentable years.

 

See the entire article here at A Continuous Lean with all the photos

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Inside Access: Jordan x “SLAM DUNK” COMIC IN EPIC COLLABORATION

During the ‘90s, the game of basketball experienced rapid globalization. Basketball fans around the world tuned in to watch the top talent in the game. Michael Jordan became the face of the basketball surge, rising to global super-stardom and inspiring a legion of fans — including Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue.

ENTER SAKURAGI

In 1990, Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist in his popular “Slam Dunk” manga series. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan.

“I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan’s game, as well as his attitude. It’s been a great honor to have this opportunity,” said Inoue. “At first, he was someone from a different planet — he could stay in the air longer than anybody else. Then I began to see him as someone who always encourages you to set a vision and challenge yourself to achieve it.” 

IN THE DETAILS 

Inoue focused on details to continue the narrative of Sakuragi’s story, which hasn’t been in development since 1996. When readers last saw Sakuragi, he was sidelined with injuries. During the past 18 years, Inoue has said he’d imagine Sakuragi was still alive somewhere, recovering from injury and working out while continuing to think of himself as “the genius” he once was in high school basketball. Those days inspired the illustration — which will never be published — on the Jordan Super.Fly 3, part of a new Jordan Brand collection created in partnership with Inoue.

The number 10 is present throughout the collection, replacing the standard 23. The number is a nod to Sakuragi’s player number and establishes the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk collaboration as the character’s very own player-exclusive line.

“Using a legacy shoe like the iconic Air Jordan VI, as well as our latest performance model in the Jordan Super.Fly 3, served as the perfect vehicle to highlight the past and present — both in the product and the manga storyline,” said Gemo Wong, Energy Director for Jordan Brand.

AIR JORDAN VI

The limited Slam Dunk edition has an interesting take on the iconic silhouette. An all-red upper features the iconic imagery fans of the 31-volumed manga series have grown to love. The images highlight moments from the series, paying tribute to the legacy of Sakuragi’s personal growth and on-court talent.

JORDAN SUPER.FLY 3

The Jordan Brand’s latest performance model — the Jordan Super.Fly 3 — is the canvas for the new sketches of the “Slam Dunk” world. The all-black upper provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the continued on-court legacy of Sakuragi. Even the shoebox serves as an additional platform to tell Sakuragi’s continued story.

APPAREL

The collection also includes a red T-shirt with Sakuragi’s player number 10 in large elephant-print numerals and a white T-shirt with a sketch of the player and a nod to his fictional high school, Shohoku. Rounding out the line is a black hat with an embroidered “10” on the front, “Shohoku” on the back and a sketch from “Slam Dunk” under the bill.

The Slam Dunk collection will launch in select Asian markets on Oct. 18, followed by a global release on Nov. 1. Visit Jordan.com for more information.

 

Kobe Bryant Agrees to a Minutes Restriction

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has convinced Superstar Kobe Bryant to agree to reduced minutes for the 36-year old.

Kobe has played 30 minutes or more in 14 of his 18 NBA seasons, the lowest of those being just under 34 a night during the 2010-‘11 campaign.

Per Lakers Nation:

Heineken Green Room x Surprise Party x Philadelphia: Tonight!

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 We are personally inviting you to a signature Surprise Party. Brooklyn’s in the house with hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun, live on stage, courtesy of Heineken Green Room.

Get ready to hit the dance floor because we’ve got illvibe Collective’s  Mr. Sonny James on the wheels, and an exclusive live show from the acclaimed lyricist and talented emcee Moruf.

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Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Album Stream)

Jessie Ware releases a preview of her second album Tough Love. The track is available for streaming and comes featuring 11-tracks including production from BenZel (Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch) with additional benefits from Miguel, Ed Sheeran, James Ford, Dev Hynes plus more.

“There aren’t really too many new faces, this time round. It might look like that, but it’s just the same lot from the last album, really, and a few extra friends. The main new collaborator, I guess, is BenZel; they kind of exec’d half the album, but I’ve known both of them, individually, for years. If there is one voice to the record, it has to come from me; I think I’ve managed it, too, because I really had grown in confidence. I was able to put my foot down a little bit more, and just say “that’s what I want.” I know if it sits right with me.”

For a full listen of Tough Love you can head over to NPR or Spotify.

J.Crew’s Top Secret $288 Chinos: Are they Really worth it?

Michael Williams over at A Continuous Lean had a very interesting post today on J. Crew’s new chinos.  The sticker price for these chinos are $288. Are they really worth it? Let’s see what Mike has to say:

You’re looking at the most underrated pair of khakis on the market.

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed something interesting relating to these particular J.Crew chinos. After randomly talking to three people who work for three different clothing companies (who are not J.Crew) I began to notice a pattern. Curious, I had asked each of these people a simple question: “Who makes your pants?” One by one they all told me (in a hushed voice, seriously) that they are from J.Crew. It was almost as if these pants were some sort of speakeasy and they didn’t want the rumor to get out. I understand that they didn’t want to be seen as a defector, but this was an amusing situation considering we are talking about a pair of cotton pants.

All of the intrigue around these khakis led me to the J.Crew Liquor Store to take a look for myself. I ended up leaving with my own pair and have gone to wear them roughly 25 times in the span 30 days. I had to ask myself had I joined a secret club of amazing pants?

Selvedge is a nod to the early 19th century, when fabric was woven on narrow looms and the edges were sewn together to create a “self edge” that helped prevent fraying (a colored thread was often incorporated to help the mill tell fabrics apart). We continue this great tradition with a small-batch, rigid cotton twill that’s woven in Japan. The dense, unwashed fabric will slowly fade, break-in and “whisker,” just like a pair of jeans. (The more you wear them, the better they get. Good thing they’re built to last.)

  • Wallace & Barnes slim fit.
  • Sits below waist.
  • Straight through hip, slim through thigh and leg.
  • 15 3/4″ leg opening (based off size 32/32).
  • Cotton.
  • Button fly.
  • Off-seam pockets, back button-flap pockets.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • Select stores.

KD7 ‘Uprising’ Launches 10/16

KD7 ‘UPRISING’

$150
LAUNCH:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 – 8:00 AM EDT

The KD7 ‘Uprising’ is available in full family sizing.
KD7 GS (3.5Y-7Y) $115
KD7 PS (10.5c-3Y) $75
KD7 TD (5C-10C) $55

It’s rare to find an athlete at the top of his or her sport that possesses both genuine humility and a ferocious appetite to consistently outwork the competition. Kevin Durant’s rise to superstardom parallels the rare weather phenomenon known as sprite lightning, which served as inspiration for the KD7 ‘Uprising’ colorway. “I started from the bottom with humble beginnings and I’m focused on rising to the top,” said Durant.

Launched with a performance objective to help Durant stay lightning quick, the creative theme around Durant’s seventh shoe focuses on lightning and atmospheric events. Sprite lightning, a mystery to many meteorologists, rises upwards from the top of thunderclouds into the atmosphere. Like Durant’s career trajectory, sprite lightning is an uncommon occurrence.

 

Born and raised in Seat Pleasant, Md., Durant learned how to prove the naysayers wrong through his own hard work and dedication. Inspired by his late Coach Chucky Craig and his focus on work ethic, Durant has risen to the game’s MVP — with his sights set on more. “Growing up in Maryland taught me how to survive and work hard, how to just go out there and believe in yourself,” said Durant. “So many people told me I couldn’t do it, but when you fall down, you have to get back up and learn.”

The KD7 ‘Uprising’ also is a nod to Durant’s fascination with meteorology that began when he was a kid. The shoe features atmospheric graphics on the Swoosh outsole. The KD7 ‘Uprising’ shoe on nike.com on October 16 (8am EDT/5am PDT).

Highsnobiety Op-ed: Have Artists Like Radiohead & Beyoncé Changed Music Marketing?

Highsnobiety today takes a close look at the music industry and if there is a sea change occurring with artists like Beyoncé and Radiohead leading the charge.

With more and more artists abandoning all forms of marketing and deciding to drop their albums unannounced, we decided to explore the risks and the gains for all those who have taken the plunge.

 

Nowadays, the phrase “pulling a Beyoncé” has become synonymous with the act of releasing an album via an unexpected or unconventional strategy. As the standard model of releasing a record begins to show its age and major labels become less and less profitable, recording artists are looking for ways to bring their work to market entirely by themselves. This often means no announcements, no teasers, no trailers – no marketing campaign whatsoever.

Read the full article here.

Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has announced the final release of Android L, it’s latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is debuting on three new Nexus devices — the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, and Nexus Player streaming media device — and will be available on the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices in the coming weeks.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a big release for Google — it’s the most significant visual update to Android since 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released in 2011, and it lays the foundation for Android to grow as a platform outside of smartphones and tablets. Google is very clearly pushing Android as the software for the future, and it wants Android to be on every connected device we interact with. Lollipop is the first step to getting there.

JMSN – Street Sweeper (Video)

JMSN’s “Street Sweeper” is now officially available in video form. The visual for “Street Sweeper” is an intentionally minimal affair, with the Michigan polymath setting out to “keep it simple” as to not take away from the actual song. He labels it more of a “performance video,” and allows the entire visual to unfold like an impressives live showcase would. In a statement about the video, JMSN says the following regarding his new video:

“This video is bare and raw, for the same reason the vocals and instruments are dry and raw. Life is raw. Life is unkind. Life is not black and white. The quicker we strip away the bullsh*t. The quicker we can live now. The focus should never be taken away from that. If it is, then you’re missing the whole point of the song. We need to engage in the story. Therefore, engage in each other and constantly keep learning about one another.”

A Look at Google’s Nexus 6

Leaking today is what seems to be an official product render of the Nexus 6. Consensus is that Google had Motorola build a really big Moto X. The image was published by @evleaks and features the device running the upcoming Android L. The device’s metal band appears to have a slate or blueish color, which could help differentiate it ever so slightly from Motorola’s regular flagship.

The phone is rumored to be very big featuring a 5.92-inch display and some placement changes. Take a look at the full image below: