Pharrell Williams was the latest musical guest on Saturday Night Live and he didn’t disappoint. Pharrell celebrated his 41st birthday on the show while wearing trademark Vivienne Westwood “Buffalo” hat, and performing twice. Up first was a performance of “Happy” with a group of young dancers . The second performance was for “Marilyn Monroe” with an appearance with Hans Zimmer and a live orchestra. Watch Below:
Errol Morris has a created a new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld, titled The Unknown Known, just came out in theaters. The trailer features multiple hours of sit down interviews with the former Chairman of Defense during the Bush Administration and delves on multiple topics including Iraq, the CIA and the War on Terror. The documentary is also available rent/buy on Amazon and iTunes. Watch the trailer below.
Watch Now While It’s in Theaters. Academy Award winner Errol Morris, using declassified memos, guides the notorious Don Rumsfeld through a historical and provocative discussion examining his career, philosophy and complex legacy.
Rick Ross releases a remix to K Camp’s buzzing single “Cut Her Off” which features 2 Chainz. The single is a big hit on urban radio with multiple singles featuring verses from T.I. and Slim Thug. Listen below.
Philadelphia producer Hank McCoy takes Future and Pharrell’s “Move That Dope” and gives it his own exclusive #BEASTmix. Listen to the remix below which gives the track a 70’s sound.
DeSean Jackson who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles was on ESPN’s Sportscenter for a sit down conversation with Stephen A. Smith to discuss the circumstances of his release and his future with the Washington Redskins. Desean discussed numerous issues including being hurt when the Eagles released him, lessons he has learned in his seven NFL seasons and what to expect in the future from him.
See the best of DeSean Jackson’s conversation with Stephen A. Smith, where the Redskins WR addresses the allegations he was in a gang.
Nasir Jones made an appearance on April 4th’s episode of HBO’sReal Time With Bill Maher. Nas spoke on a number of topics including Black Republicans, the Philadelphia Eagles and DeSean Jackson, the Fort Hood shooting and more. The appearance is all part of the 20 year celebration of Illmatic, Nas’ classic debut.
Jay Electronica just went on a rant and it refers to the clips that showed police brutality in New Orleans. See the clips here and here (below).
and i don’t respect no so-called thug that will kill his brother for little or nothing but submit to these crooked ass police. your gun don’t really go off. only against your own brother who is in the mud like you. coward. “thugs” and “goons” walk past george zimmerman everyday. why he aint get his head bust yet? “thugs” and “goons” walk past george zimmerman everyday. why he aint get his head bust yet? if you can’t relate to what I’m saying, I’m not talking to you.
whats sad is pp will fight or oppose you if you dabble in this kind of talk.. but they won’t fight the school for teaching the babies lies. they won’t fight the banks for stealing their homes or the fda for approving poison to be fed to the ppl. how i say it may not come out right, but you motherfuckers know what I’m saying, and those that pretend they don’t are just pretenders. everything is pretend these days. every fucking thing. its like ppl have abandoned there inner constitution for turn up kits and social networking hype. No one is a standup guy anymore?
rant over. you can go back to listening to your favourite artists tell you how much you’re not shit and make you feel bad for not having. turnupturnupturnup welcome to the fucking circus. and w all of this bullshit in circulation in the art industries, I’m starting to think some of these ppl are fucking CIA. these artists bloggers journalists label execs radio programmers are acting like fucking CIA operatives. What is your purpose? and if this doesn’t apply to you then it doesn’t apply. shut the fuck up.
Wiz Khalifa his latest freestyle titled “Maan!” and set to ScHoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year.” Check it out below
Cam’Ron and his jawn JuJu get behind the mic for this new track titled “Devil.” The track will be featuring on his upcoming project 1st of the Month coming May 1st. This year look like a big year for Killa as he already worked on his Federal Reserve EP with A-Trak, his Dipset USA collection, and a cape line possibly with Mark McNairy. Listen to “Devil” below.
Rick Ross releases the video for one of the latest tracks from his standout fifth album, Mastermind. The video is for “Rich is Gangsta” and was directed by Dre Films featuring Ricky Rozay in the streets of Paris and also in Miami at the Versace Mansion.
“You know I have nothing to prove at this point. I’m self made. [This time] is just more about challenging myself to continue to go to new levels and be better than I was the last go around. I think that’s what it’s all about,” said Rick Ross during an interview with Revolt TV.
Mastermind to debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
“You know what, when this is what you center everything around, you just want the best, not only for yourself, but for your team, everybody you build with,” said Ross on his album’s success. “I not only want a No. 1 for me but for all the new-time dudes who’ve never been on a No. 1 album.”
Watch the video below
Take a look at new colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team.” This version of the sneaker looks to be a Lakers colorway as it comes feature purple and yellow accents.
The performance standard of the KOBE 9 Elite Team is second to none. Originally launched at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles last December, the KOBE 9 Elite Team represents Bryant’s most provocative shoe to date. As the first Nike Basketball shoe featuring Flyknit, the KOBE 9 Elite Team maximizes innovation with Lunarlon, Dynamic Flywire and carbon fiber throughout. Its ultra-lightweight design enables natural motion, while providing the lockdown and responsiveness Bryant requires.
We now have close ups of the Nike LeBron 11 Elite “Team” sneaker. The sneaker improves on the LeBron 11 with sharp lines and a new articulated external cage for added support. The Nike LeBron 11 Elite Team with the rest of the Elite Team collection when it drops on April 11 through select global outlets and Nike.com.
James’s physique and powerful play require a shoe that can withstand extreme torque and pressure, while maintaining breathability and a lightweight feel. The LEBRON 11 Elite Team edition is tailored to James’s game and is lightweight, sleek and strong. It represents an evolution of the LEBRON 11 that launched in October, now with a lower cut and new articulated external cage to keep him contained. The Hyperposite protection and dynamic Flywire in the upper combine with Lunarlon and a Nike Zoom unit in the midsole to maximize performance.
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Limited Tickets go on sale this coming Monday, April 7th @ 12 PM. All of these events sell out in less than 24 hours. Don’t be that guy who’s too cool until you find out all your friends are going!
Our friends at NiceKicks.com have a great piece on today’s cancelled instore release for the Supreme x Nike Foamposites. For those who are unaware, crowd levels reached a tipping point outside of the Supreme NY and LA stores causing a shut down of retail releases of the Supreme Foamposites by law enforcement out of concern for public safety. This led Supreme to announce that the sneakers will be made available online. Read the full article here
LeBron James joins his teammate Sian Cotton from St. Vincent-St.Mary High on this new freestyle over Jay Z and Rick Ross-Magna Carta single “F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” According to TMZ, the Miami Heat star and 2-time NBA Champion recorded the track during the summer of 2013. Listen above.
Scarlett Johansson is starring in Luc Besson’s new action movie Lucy.
The movie features Johansson as a drug mule forced to work for the mob, in a city that is run by the underworld, drug addicts, and a corrupted police force, set in a distant Taipei, Taiwan in 2069 AD. While working, one of the drugs she is carrying accidentally enters her system, and turns her into a metahuman capable of otherworldly powers such as absorbing knowledge instantly, moving objects with her mind and an ability to not feel pain. As her powers increase she joins forces with a medical professor, played by Morgan Freeman, while the underworld chases her down.
Lucy is a 2014 English-language French-produced superhero film directed, written, and produced by Luc Besson. It will be released on 8 August 2014.
Another day, another new track from Drake. The OVO x Young Money rapper from Toronto follows up yesterday’s “Draft Day” with this new single titled “Days in the East.”
The track was originally performed during Drake’s UK dates last month and was produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR, co-produced by Noah “40” Shebib. Take a listen to the track above. Early reaction to the single seems to be that the track is about his recent romance with pop star Rihanna. Drake sees the rapper seems nostalgic and reflective as he reminisces about his time growing up in the “old hood” with even a reference to Erykah Badu.
A new report from The New York Times today confirms a lot that music insiders have been hinting at for weeks, the Island Def Jam group is no more. Univeral Music Group, which sells 40% of all music sold in the world reorganized and now the Island Def Jam Music Group, one of the four umbrella units for Universal’s dozens of record labels, “will cease to exist,” according to a news release.
The labels that made up the group will now operate seperately. This means that Def Jam – the house that Russell Simmons built (features artists like Rihanna and Kanye West), Island (Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber) and Motown, will operate separately, with some changes in their leadership and operations.
“The fact is: No matter how much we might work to build ‘IDJ’ as a brand, that brand could never be as powerful as each of IDJ’s constituent parts,” Lucian Grainge, the chairman of Universal, wrote in a note to employees on Tuesday. It looks to be a tacit acknowledgement that the different labels are stronger separately than as a group.
As part of the reorganization, Steve Bartels, who had been president and chief operating officer of Def Jam, will become that label’s chief executive. Island will now be headed by David Massey. Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, which had been under the Island Def Jam umbrella will relocate to Los Angeles and become part of the Capitol Music Group. Ethiopia Habtemariam, who had been executive vice president of Motown, will become president. Barry Weiss, who came from Sony to run the group will be stepping down.