Aretha Franklin Sings Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Herbie Hancock Performs at the White House: Watch

Aretha Franklin Sings Prince's "Purple Rain," Herbie Hancock Performs at the White House: Watch

Last night, Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper played at the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, held at the White House in Washington, D.C. Watch a webcast of the show below. After opening remarks from President Obama, which can also be found below, the concert also featured performances from Aretha Franklin, who paid tribute to the late Prince with a rendition of "Purple Rain" (at the 1:14:00 mark). Esperanza Spalding, Buddy Guy, Sting, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and many others also performed. Watch the full 94-minute special via UNESCO:

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Barack Obama’s Epic Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

While Barack Obama still has a few months before he departs the Oval Office, the President recently ended his eighth and final White House Correspondents Dinner with a hilarious speech. As it seems, Obama’s not going quietly. The annual dinner brought together Hollywood stars, sports figures, business leaders and law officials, and with Obama at the helm, the light hearted event came across more as a media roast than a formal administrative dinner. Without holding back, the President fired away raucously at Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump and the Republican Party, while also taking time to acknowledge how he’s aged in the last eight years in office.
"It’s a good thing for Washington to take itself down a peg for a night," said chief White House speechwriter Cody Keenan to the CNN, whose role was to oversee the three-week-long process of putting the speech together. "There’s nobody in America who would say ‘hey, these politicians are poking fun at each other too much.’ Because there’s so much to make fun of!" Clocking out to a solid half hour, the President had his audience in stitches before a final mic drop with his final words "Obama Out."

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Anti Social Social Club x Period Correct x Porsche GT3 RS Installation

Anti Social Social Club teamed up with automotive and fashion brand Period Correct on a decked out Porsche GT3 RS. Wrapped in a hot Pepto Bismol-pink, the car features both ASSC and Period Correct branding all around amid random graphic decals in Korean, in a display that will make any passerby do a double take. The Porsche is intended to be a starring display at an upcoming exhibit featuring ASSC on the streets of Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more details on the exhibition.

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Here’s the Digital Booklet to Drake’s “VIEWS”

Shortly after the release of Drake’s "VIEWS" album on Apple Music, we now get a look at the accompanying digital booklet that features several pages of images from the Canadian artist. We find a series of exclusive photos that feature some notable OVO members, such as Oliver El-Khatib and Noah Shebib, as well as what appears to be inspirations that culminated into the production of the album. Take a look through the images above and make sure to give the new album a listen here.

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Nike LeBron 13 Elite “Metallic Gold” Honors James’ Quest for Championship Gold

Nike LeBron 13 Elite “Metallic Gold” Honors James’ Quest for Championship Gold

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took care of the Detroit Pistons in short order during the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Now, as they await the winner of the Hawks vs. Celtics series – where Atlanta has a 3-2 lead – we collectively wait out the upcoming release of the Nike LeBron 13 Elite “Metallic Gold” edition.

Slated to launch a week from today, May 5, this premiere iteration of the LeBron 13 proper elects for Metallic Gold logos as an ode to James’ relentless pursuit of another NBA championship.

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Wiz Khalifa & Travis Scott Finally Deliver the “Bake Sale” Music Video

After officially releasing the track "Bake Sale" earlier this year, Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott have finally delivered its video as an added complement. The cut comes straight off of Wiz Khalifa’s latest project dubbed Khalifa and adds Travis Scott’s unique sound to the track’s catchy hook. "Bake Sale" also has some noteworthy names behind the scenes with production from TM88, Juicy J, Lex Luger, DJ Spinz and Crazy Mike. Check out the colorful visual above and let us know your opinion.

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NikeLab’s New Transform Jacket Adapts to Changing Weather Environments

Nike’s latest design innovation comes in the form of the NikeLab Transform Jacket. In remaining true to its name, the outerwear adapts to changing weather environments via an intelligent strap and storage system. This in turn eliminates the need for multiple layers, thanks to the silhouette’s convertible design. The jacket boasts two layers: a water-resistant […]

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A Closer Look at the Primeknit-Constructed adidas Originals Spezial

The Spezial has long been one of the cleanest silhouettes from the Three Stripes and now adidas is looking to put a contemporary spin on the low-top classic with a Primeknit-constructed take on the shoe. First glimpsed late last year, the brand new design — officially dubbed the Very Spezial Primeknit — echoes the look of the original thanks to a gum rubber sole and a dual-colored knit to mimic the shoe’s OG paneling. The design even comes built atop a timeless gum sole while the elasticized collar is reminiscent of the NMD and upcoming "Uncaged" Ultra Boost releases. Very Spezial indeed.
The Very Spezial Primeknit’s debut Blue/Light Blue/Running White colorway is available now via Overkill while a grey make-up is sure to follow in the weeks ahead.

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