Listen to The Weeknd new album Kissland (Album Stream)

Now is your first chance to here The Weeknd’s new album Kissland before it releases next week. NPR has just premiered the entire album for preview which can be heard below.  The album comes featuring appearances from Drake and Pharrell. Listen below and pre-order a digital copy now on iTunes.

Tracklist
1. Professional
2. The Town
3. Adaptation
4. Love In The Sky
5. Belong To The World
6. Live For (Feat. Drake)
7. Wanderlust
8. Kiss Land
9. Pretty
10. Tears In The Rain

Deluxe Edition:
11. Wanderlust (Pharrell Remix)
12. Odd Look (Kavinsky Feat. The Weeknd)

R. Kelly featuring 2 Chainz – My Story (Video)

R. Kelly releases a new video featuring 2 Chainz for the track “My Story.” This video is billed as the viral video and comes featuring on-stage performances, behind the scenes clips and other miscellaneous footage. The lead single off his forthcoming album Black Panties will also have “fan video” to go along with it in the upcoming weeks, which will include photos and videos sent via Instagram and/or Vine and captioned with the hashtag, #RKMYSTORY. Check out the viral version up above and be sure to grab the single off iTunes now by clicking here.

Lil Wayne releases Dedication 5 Featuring the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, T.I. and more..

Lil Wayne releases the fifth volume in his Dedication mixtape series hosted by DJ Drama. The mixtape comes featuring the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, T.I., Birdman, and others.  The mixtape features a lot of original production as well as Wayne rapping over tracks from Kanye West (“New Slaves”), Kendrick Lamar (“Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”), Drake (“Started From the Bottom”), Jay Z (“FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”), 2 Chainz (“Feds Watching”), A$AP Rocky (“Fuckin’ Problems”), and more (“Bugatti”, “UOENO”).

Download it here via Livemixtapes.

 

 

AUDIO: Chilly – Zach Hughes feat. Kenneth Sullivan and GANOU

Allow us to introduce Zach Hughes (@ZtotheH), a fledgling Temple University emcee, who is lives in Philadelphia, by way of the Bronx. Here is his most recent track, “Chilly.”

Zach teams up with Parkhouse Studio engineer, and recording artist, Kenneth Sullivan (@justKenny_Nugga) and songbird GANOU (@MorGANefOUse), to create an ultraaaaa chill track (pun intended) produced by Kayin (@SirMalcAlot).

We all know that September is a month that signifies a new year, whether you’re in school or beginning a new job. The leaves begin to turn colors, temperatures drop, and you can truly feel a change in the atmosphere. “Chilly” is the perfect song to celebrate those new beginnings and vibe out.

Listen and let us know what you think.

xoxo, meag.

Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival #BWSF

Brooklyn Wildlife is excited to announce the first annual Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival (BWSF) taking place on Saturday September 7, 2013 at The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Brooklyn Wildlife has been (not so) quietly building a dynasty in the storied Brooklyn music scene from within their Bushwick HQ for some time.  Their loft parties are legendary affairs populating blogs with seemingly scandalous NSFW images.  In reality, their events celebrate not only the dismantling of inhibitions, but the dismantling of traditional notions of music genre, and barriers of race, class, gender and sexuality.  After out-growing the loft party scene (read having events shut down by cops and assorted killjoys) and local Bushwick and Williamsburg venues,  the duo decided to think bigger.  The Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival is that brain child.

 

In the shadow of well-publicized festivals bedazzled with corporate logos, and bands bolstered by deep pockets, Musician/photographer Chris Carr, and DJ/Producer Keith Lay (Homeboy Sandman/Stones Throw Records) leaders of the BK Wildlife movement had something different in mind.  “We wanted to do something that celebrates every facet of Brooklyn’s underground music scene”, Lay stated.  The crew began by enlisting legendary Brooklyn emcee Bukshot (Black MoonBoot Camp Clik) as the headliner, then snagged local rising stars Rebelmatic, and Charly & Margaux.  “We went for acts that may not always pop up on blogs…but regularly pack out the spots in Brooklyn and the LES where Brooklynites actually hang”, Carr said. 

 

Soon, bands across every genre, responsible for keeping the Brooklyn music scene the center of the indie world began signing up.  Electronic acts like Suzi Analogue, rock bands Meridian and Joe Jordan’s Experiment all joined the bill giving birth to Brooklyn’s largest artist-run music festival in recent memory.  In all, over 60 bands will be performing on 3 stages at Bushwick venue Paper Box.

 

In true Brooklyn Wildlife fashion, the festival is about more than the music.  It’s about Brooklyn independent art and the lifestyle that goes along with it.  “This is an experiment in life experience”, Carr said.  More than 60 performers will round out the day.  Expect Burlesque performances, visual art installations, and a relaxation/meditation area in addition to the healthy list of bands.  Anyone who hasn’t been to one of the Brooklyn Wildlife’s events has been missing out on the true pulse of the scene.  Anyone missing this festival will be missing out on what is certain to be a landmark event in Brooklyn’s storied underground arts scene

EVENT LINK:  https://www.facebook.com/events/287499654719435/

A Closer Look at LeBron James’ next signature sneaker, the LeBron 11

 

Lebron James releases a look at his next signature sneaker, LeBron 11 “King’s Pride.” The number 11 represents new beginnings and is a step beyond a celebrated tenure. Starting his 11th year in the league, with two gold medals, two championship rings and four MVP trophies, LeBron James continues to succeed by constantly improving his game.

Designed to provide a protective suit for James’s unique style of play, the LEBRON 11 encompasses the duality of powerful precision. It is James’s lightest signature shoe to-date, while offering the protective feel, responsiveness and containment his game requires.

“LOCK ME DOWN SO I CAN FLY”

James has consistently fed back to his shoe designers that he wants to feel locked down, as if the shoes are an extension of his feet, for the 1,000+ directional changes he makes per game. Nike Basketball designers aim to build on the strengths of his game and provide protection for his powerful force without hindering his intricate precision on the court.

Built from the inside out, the LEBRON 11 is the lightest and lowest LeBron signature shoe ever. It weighs approximately 14.5 oz in a men’s size 9.

The upper is built in a new way, featuring revolutionary Nike Hyperposite technology for lightweight lock-down, while taking protection, containment and responsiveness to a new level. The upper incorporates Nike Hyperfuse construction and dynamic Flywire technology to bring natural motion to James’s game.

The LEBRON 11 is deconstructed to get James’s foot much lower to the ground so he can feel the court, while enhancing cushioning via the full length Lunarlon and Nike Zoom unit – a combination featured for the first time in a LeBron signature shoe.

The LEBRON 11 features key performance innovations and benefits including:

  • New Nike Hyperposite technology: Uses lightweight materials designed to move with the foot to provide protection, containment and responsiveness.
  • Nike Hyperfuse construction and Dynamic Flywire technology: Provides a dynamic fit and excellent lockdown, bringing natural motion to the court.
  • A combination of Lunarlon and Nike Zoom units: For soft, springy responsiveness.

DESIGN DUALITY

The duality of the number 11 is the main graphic design inspiration for the LEBRON 11 – it looks identical upside down as it does right side up. The graphic design on the LEBRON 11 also plays into the duality of the shoe and features ambigrams throughout including:

  • The graphic on the inner tongue of the shoe spells out the number six while further highlighting the Roman numeral XI.
  • The sock liner graphic reads “LeBron” but when flipped upside down reads “James”.
  • A closer look at the Swoosh on the shoe reveals a pattern inspired by modern chain mail in which the initials “LJ” make up the links and repeat at graduating weights.

THE STORY OF DUALITY:

Nike Basketball designers successfully channel the duality of James’s play and persona to tell the story via various LEBRON 11 colorways.

LEBRON 11 KING’S PRIDE colorway

James plays with fearlessness, determination and the heart of a lion. The King’s Pride colorway draws inspiration from the lion – its dark loden upper color and the floral print on the collar lining reflect the pride of the wildlife.

LEBRON 11 TERRACOTTA WARRIOR colorway

James was impressed by the Terracotta Warrior Exhibition, which he visited when he was in Xi’An, China, in 2011. The exhibit, plus James’s playing style – which reflects a warrior’s spirit of grit, confidence, hard work and determination – inspired the Terracotta Warrior colorway.

The design of the shoe is inspired by the Terracotta Warriors as we see them today — in neutral stone colors along with pop colors of purple/teal/red to represent how they were originally painted. The graphic texture on the upper articulates the linked, plated armor that the warriors wore. The special lining shank design graphic is drawn from the style of Bronze Age art, the era in which the Terracotta Warriors were made.

The LEBRON 11 King’s Pride will be available on Oct. 12 globally. The LEBRON 11 Terracotta Warrior will be available on Oct. 1 in Greater China, and on Nov. 27 in North America and the rest of the world.

Source: Nike

Fool’s Gold presents DAY OFF, 9/2

Fool’s Gold Day Off 2013 is this Monday, 9/2 at Williamsburg Park with GrandeMarshall, Danny Brown, Run the Jewels, A$AP Ferg, Migos, World’s Fair and more.

Brooklyn Bowl will host the afterparty, Fool’s Gold Night Off, at 11 PM (10:30 doors) and will feature Bodega Bamz with DJ setsfrom Sammy Bananas, High Klassified, Roofeeo, and Illuminati AmsTickets for the afterparty are still available.

Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day

Fool’s Gold presents

DAY OFF

DUCK SAUCE
DANNY BROWN
A$AP FERG
MIGOS
RUN THE JEWELS
UNIBROS (SPECIAL DJ SET)
WORLD’S FAIR
GRANDEMARSHALL
NICK CATCHDUBS
#BEEN#TRILL
PARTY SUPPLIES
SPECIAL GUESTS

WILLIAMSBURG PARK
50 KENT AVE, BROOKLYN

2pm-10pm! 18+! Free w/ RSVP!

<RSVP HERE!<

RSVP does not guarantee access. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must bring a printout of your RSVP when entering the venue.

 

‘Twerk’ And ‘Selfie’ Are Now Official English Words In The Oxford Dictionay

Praise God. Hallelujah. This calls for more TWRKFSTs!  The words “Twerk” and “Selfie” are now official English words in the Oxford English Dictionary.  The definition for Selfie is below:

selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Here is the definition for “Twerk”

Twerk, v. (
no object informal): 

dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance

Want to know other words that made it in this week? phablet, hackerspace, emoji, and TL;DR to name a few. Here are their definitions:

  • A phablet is a phone so large that it’s almost a tablet
  • TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) refers to a story that was so long you didn’t read it.
  • Hackerspace: A place where people with mutual interest in technology can join up and share ideas.
  • Emojis: those little cartoon icons people text with

Why add these words? who knows but sumwhurrinamerikaMiley Cyrus is still twerking. Twerk, twerk (Miley, Miley)

 

Air Jordan 11 (Gamma Blue)

News coming today from Jordan Brand of a new colorway of the Air Jordan 11 courtesy of Joe Venuto.  This version of the sneaker is dubbed “Gamma Blue” and features a glossy black patent leather, jet black mesh across the toe, flints of gamma blue jump off the villainous upper, and a icy clear outsole.  The final touch is  gold text detailing and a sneaker that will be sure to turn heads and outrageous lines.