Drake releases his new single featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean titled “All Me.” The track was produced by KeY Wane, as well as intro from one of our favorite comedians Aziz Ansari. Take a listen below and check out Nothing Was The Same when it releases on September 17th. You can also download below:
The 2nd Annual Blackstar Film Festival begins this Thursday, August 1st at various locations in Philadelphia. The festival, curated by Philly 360 Creative Ambassador Maori Karmael, showcases a variety of Black films and individuals for 2013. Last year’s festival was a major success with back-to-back soldout screenings, industry workshops, conversations with directors, receptions, after parties, and even featured an exclusive pop-up shop market.
On Thursday, the kickoff event begins with Little Black Boy Wonder – a dedication to Trayvon Martin – and Question Bridge: Black Males. The festival hailed by Ebony Magazine as the “Black Sundance” will host its first-ever screenplay competition, including a live reading of scripts juried by celebrity judges; Black Thought will be seated on the panel which also includes Dorian Missick and Lisa Cortes. The Howard University Film Program will be honored for excellence in training industry professionals. The festival spearheaded by Maori Karmael Holmes will feature films from emerging and established directors, addressing a host of topics concerning communities of color over the course of four days.
Tickets to all festival events are available online at blackstarfest.org.
BlackStar Film Festival Details:
When: August 1-4
Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street; Drexel University, 33rd and Chestnut streets; The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $10, general admission; $7, students and seniors; $125 all-festival pass
More info: www.blackstarfest.org
The Weeknd‘s releases a brand new single, “Love In The Sky.” The track is a smooth single that will be featured on Abel’s upcoming album Kiss Land which will be released on September 10. The track takes on a Maxwell type mid nineties type feel which is a different form other tracks that we have heard from The Weeknd for this album. Watch the video below:
Big Sean releases the CDQ of his new single “Fire” single last week courtesy of Samsung. The track is pretty dope and comes featuring a live choir layered with synths and percussions. The track will be featured on Big Sean’s album Hall of Fame which is due out September 27. Listen Below;
Last week’s Surface to Air “Friday I’m In Love” takes on a very 90′s sound with tracks from Janet Jackson, Ginuwine, Aaliyah and more. It’s a great mix to listen to. The playlist was curated by Sound Pellegrino, based in Paris. Check it out over here at Surface to Air.
Based in Paris, Sound Pellegrino is the label started by Teki Latex and Orgasmic in 2009. For this new love playlist, the duo decided to make an odd to one of the biggest singer of the 90′s: Janet Jackson. They compiled ten tracks with Janet, Aaliyah and Jodeci to name a few. Play it loud… along the swimming pool.
1. Janet Jackson – That’s the Way Love Goes (Acc with Bass)
2. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
3. Ginuwine – Pony
4. Aaliyah – One In A Million
5. Keith Sweat – Nobody
6. Total – I Tried
7. SWV – Weak (Bam Jams Jeep Mix)
8. Case / Foxy Brown – Touch Me, Tease Me
9. Jodeci – Freek’n’you
10. Janet Jackson – Would You Mind
Tonight, Khari Mateen will be playing at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. This is definitely a show to check out.
1421 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA, US
Khari Mateen is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first credits of note came with The Roots’ 2006 album Game Theory (Grammy nominated), for which he co-produced the title track, “Livin’ in a New World,” and “Clock with No Hands.” In addition to continuing his collaborations with The Roots — he contributed to Rising Down and Undun — he collaborated with Joy Denalane, Jill Scott, Tye Tribbett, James Poyser, J*Davey, and Roots offshoot Money Making Jam Boys, among others. In 2011, Khari produced “Make My,” the title track to The Roots’ Grammy nominated Undun. While producing, Khari began composing for independent films and TV shows. He scored the Sundance series Brick City, which went on to receive multiple Emmy nominations, as well as the HBO Documentary film “Prayer For The Perfect Season.” In 2011, he began releasing solo recordings — Khari (EP) — and in 2012 he released his debut album “Wait for Sunrise”, a brief set of moody and slightly off-center R&B, through his label, The Lunchroom. Soul Train named it one of 2012′s best releases. Khari was also one of seven men featured in the 2012 Fall Men’s Issue, Philadelphia Style Magazine, “Philly Men on the Fast Track to Success.” Mateen is also a member of the rock band Elevator Fight.
The question of the day is: Is the Nike Air Foamposite Pro Asteroid Ugly or not? Would you wear this particular colorway? The sneaker comes featuring a multi-colored fragmented fade through the upper. The goal is to mimic an asteroid entering Earth’s atmosphere. No word yet on when these sneakers will hit retailers so stay tuned for more info.
The release of this sneaker follows the release of the camo , the all white boys, electric green, Electric blue, Eggplant, and Galaxy colorways. It will be interesting to see how many people consider the asteroids the most daring yet.
You can go ahead and purchase these in limited sizes for a cool $1,199.99 right now over at Sole-Up.
My friends over at KITH NYC are today releasing their highligy anticipated Ronnie Fieg x ASICS “Flamingo” Gel Lyte III sneaker. The shoe first made its mark on the cover of Sneaker Freaker Germany in early July, and now the official release details have been revealed. The shoe will release on August 2nd at 11am EST at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com in limited quantities for $150 USD.
Check out RonnieFieg.com/blog for the official release details, and also see attached a full press release.
Big K.R.I.T. releases the official video for “Multi Til The Sun Die,” which gives you a show to show look at his tour life ranging from photo shoots, hotel stays, interviews, time in the studio, and more. Big K.R.I.T. certainly has some fans over here at Uristocrat and this video is a great look at the tour. The video also features appearances from Wiz, Curren$y, Gibbs, Nelly, Bun B, J. Cole and more. Video directed by Steve-Ography. King Remembered In Time is out now.
Tree House Books inspires a love of reading in young people.
What began in 2004 as a used bookstore has steadily evolved into a full-on book library with a tutored after school program for neighborhood kids, a summer writing camp, and an urban literary café. Tree House Books believes that reading opens the door to a lifetime of education, creativity, and imagination.
Now the Bookstore is featured on Newsworks.com’s Restoring Ideals program as one the organizations that could be potentially highlighted by the program.
About Restoring Ideals
Funded by The Barra Foundation, Restoring Ideals began as a question raised byTemple Contemporary’s Advisory Council that addressed Philadelphia’s evolving relationship to its founding ideals of tolerance, equality, and independence. Inspired by this question, Temple Contemporary (the gallery at Tyler School of Art) and a consortium of partners including the Conservation Center of Art and Historic Artifacts and WHYY, responded by designing the Restoring Ideals project. The goal of the project is to create an open a dialog that refers to the honorable declarations of the past, as well as connecting these ideals to the needs of Philadelphia’s living communities and the organizations that serve them.
Restoring Ideals’ goal is to honor the organizations that uphold the city’s ideals. Organizations will be voted on by Philadelphians and the top ten organizations receiving the most votes through this online poll will pick an object from their archives emblematic of these historic ideals and reflective of their mission but in desperate need of restoration. Professional conservators will conserve these objects at Temple Contemporary from September 2013– February 2014. It is through this public process that Restoring Ideals reframes conservation as a living part of valuing our contemporary accomplishments and preserving this diversity now for the benefit of the future.