Watch the Trailer for the Donald Rumsfeld Documentary “The Unknown Known”

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.

Desean Jackson’s Sportscenter Interview: Talks Gang Rumors, The Eagles & More

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.

Jay Electronica vents on Corrupt Policemen

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.

Rick Ross – Rich Is Gangsta (Official Video)

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

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Team”

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.

Nike Lebron 11 Elite “Team”

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.

HennyPalooza x Brunch Bounce X World Famous x Suave Halls x Apt. 78, June 14th

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Update: $30 Tickets available Here now

Tickets are available here

Just got this email, Oh boy! Greatest Day ever sounds about right.

You’ve been asking, we’ve been listening! 

 

                     All of your favorite party people under ONE ROOF! 

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!

NiceKicks.com’s 5 Takeaways on the Supreme x Nike Store release cancellation

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

Watch Scarlett Johansson in the First Official Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’

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.

Grits & Biscuits NYC – April 11th and 12th

It’s time!!! May the winter be gone and the booty shakin be strong!!! Grits & Biscuits is back in NYC to start the Spring off right! So put away your snow boots and dust off your shake somn shoes!!! You already know what the deal is but it’s been a minute so in case you forgot…

Grits & Biscuits NYC

DIRTY SOUTH MUSIC: All Night Long

Irving Plaza | 17 Irving Pl

December 11th & 12th starting @ 10:00 PM

Featuring Dj Square Biz

 

GRITS & BISCUITS refresher….

1. Safe place to get loose without judgment!
2. No velvet ropes & bottle service – Everybody is VIP
3. Good looking professional folx dancin & havin fun!
4. Nostalgic return to college days!
5. If your bones are frozen from the winter YOU BETTER STRETCH TO THAW THEM THANGS OUT!!!
6. Women – don’t get your hair done – pony tails and buns suggested
7. Dudes – Leave your hard-bottom work shoes and cardigan sweaters at home
8. Matchmakin – if you looking for a little companionship… this ain’t a bad place to be! NOTE:: Fellas…these Gals are professional intelligent Women…so that liquor-induced, lame, super aggressive game won’t get you far here….just a note from much observation!

If you a veteran you know these already….if you a rookie…read again and we welcome you to come and have a down home country good time!

Tickets Available HERE

Listen to Drake’s New Track “Days in the East”

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.

 

Island Def Jam is no More, Universal Music Breaks Up IDJ

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.

Nike ‘What The” LeBron 11 & KD VI Sneakers

 

Nike reprises the “What The” motif for  the 2014 Nike LeBron 11 and the KD VI sneakers.  The first version of the motif was featured on the  Nike SB classic Dunk  sneaker seven years ago then in 2012 on Kobe Bryant’s  Kobe VII back in 2012.

Now LeBron James and Kevin Durant see their signature sneakers get the treatment. The sneakers continue the eclectic style known for the “What The” sneakers with the LeBron 11 featuring  eight product design elements and  20 different graphics from previous LeBron signatures (including the LeBron VII’s tongue detailing and the Akron map of the LeBron V).  Meanwhile KD’s the KD VI features a record 35 different graphics and colorways from each of the previous KD VI releases, adopting everything from a Maryland blue crab-inspired Swoosh to “Aunt Pearl” florals and more.

These sneakers will be pretty limited at Nike Basketball stockists but but look for  Nike LeBron 11 “What The LeBron” to hit stores on May 31 and the Nike KD VI “What The KD” to release on June 7.

LEBRON 11 ‘WHAT THE’

LEBRON’S LEGACY

Eleven years since its inception, LeBron James’s signature shoe fuses performance technology with inspiration. His remarkable career accomplishments – two–time world champ, four-time league MVP, two-time gold medalist – have paralleled the industry-defining Nike innovation in his signature shoes. For 2014, the LEBRON 11 “What the LeBron” remixes eight product design elements from past LeBron signature shoes, along with 20 different graphics and colors from previous editions. A cornucopia of inspiration, it features some of the most popular details rooted in innovation and storytelling, setting James’s shoes apart. You’ll see 28 different elements, from the tongue detailing of the LEBRON VII to the Akron map on the LEBRON V.

What originated seven years ago as a sociological sneaker experiment on the Nike SB Dunk Low has become a cultural phenomenon. “What The” are two simple words that speak volumes — a natural, intuitive reaction to something good, bad or ugly; but always open to interpretation. The “What The #@*%” phrase invaded the sneaker sanctum and took on a new four-letter word with D-U-N-K. For the first time, Nike Basketball reveals plans to elevate the “What The” concept for signature shoes in 2014.

ORIGIN
It’s part of Nike’s DNA to innovate and take risks. From day one, co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman encouraged all employees to push the limits on creativity and embrace irreverence. Fast forward to 2007 when Nike Skateboarding footwear designer James Arizumi upped the ante on Knight’s provocative mandate with a Nike SB “What The Dunk.” It was the brand’s first shoe featuring a mashup of iconic colorways. It was pop art with a purpose, tying a designer’s method to his madness.

Reactions varied, with some entertained and others alarmed. The special edition was like a genetic mutation of the Dunk — a classic hoops shoe born on the hardwood in 1986 and revamped for skating. This makeover fueled a legion of worldwide loyalists from Japan to Geneva.

ALLEY-OOP
Nike Basketball’s design team was in full stride with the Nike Kobe VII in 2012. Living by Kobe Bryant’s mantra to always push creative limits, an idea was born. Graphics lead Erick Goto, inspired by Arizumi’s seven-year-old “What the Dunk” shoe, set out to take Nike Basketball to new places with the first “What the Kobe.” Unveiled on the cover of Australia’s globally-revered Sneaker Freaker magazine, the “What the Kobe” sold out immediately.

Goto’s creation began a new trend tied to hoops. Nike Basketball has designed six “What The” models over the years, with four of them hitting stores. “Our team takes prides in bringing athlete stories to life. Over the course of the year, we reach a point where we get to put a capstone on each model, and celebrate the shoes in a wild way,” said Goto.