So next time you want to talk sh*t to your elders you might want to think again, some of them still got it. Here’s a prime example of an Arizona State student learning the lesson in the worst way possible. Boom! Fat kick to the face. Check out the video below.
There’s no denying that KAWS takes the cake when it comes to figure/sculpture art. If you haven’t gotten into this yet, it’s a great art form to follow. They most recently revealed their giant companions at the Mary Boone gallery in New York. These giant sculptures were made out of wood and hovered over the entire crowd at the gallery. Click here for more info and details.
Now this one is a beauty. Arguably the biggest record to release this year, just got some luxury treatment. Daft Punk’s newest work Random Access Memories is now available in a deluxe box set. The box set comes loaded with a double vinyl copy of the album decorated with gold and silver foil labels, as well as a pair of gold and silver plated, metal encased, USB drives containing all the music, bonus content, and an array of videos. You’ll also find schematics for building your own Robot costume and helmet, a 56-page hardcover book of images from recording sessions, and much much more. It is available now and the damage is only $275. If you’re purist of the robots, you gotta grab this one right in time for holiday season.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake are currently on the European leg of the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Tour. While out in Belgium Timbaland got on the 1s and 2s and played a new Jay Z track called “Bounce”. Sounds like Meek Mill might be on there too. Listen below…
Kanye West is getting a lot of criticism recently for brining Jesus on stage at his first stop in Seattle. So here’s an explanation from the man himself about the move.
This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen a marching band do. Ohio State University did a little tribute to Michael Jackson the other day and they straight killed it. Moonwalked and everything. Check out the full performance below.
If you’re sitting there wondering who this Bizzy Crook kid is, it’s time to wake up. Straight out of Miami this guy brings a different flow from the area that’s very easy listening. Something you’d want to drive to for the most part. Here’s his most recent mixtape which just dropped today, “84″.
Drake is back on Q with a pretty lengthy interview about being emotional, competition in hip-hop, passing tests, and much more. Watch the full video below.
Seattle is pushing out great music non-stop as of late, and we’ve got another incredible project to present to you today. The Flavr Blue is one of Seattle’s newest trios, consisting of musicians Lace, Hollis and Parker, and today they released the Bright Vices EP. The 5 track project consists of crispy new wave production complimented by refreshing vocals with a touch of synth to round out the undeniable cocktail of sound. Their iconic approach to musical creation shines brightest with this new project, pun intended. Hollis glows over tracks like No Remedy and We Can Go Blind, while Parker and Lace match her shine on tracks like Surrender and Magnetic, the latter of which Esquire Magazine featured today upon it’s release.
The downtempo dish, Hearts Racing, is the song that really caught my attention upon first listen. This song truly captures not only the dynamic style The Flavr Blue has, but it also showcases the versatility of all three of them. Parker’s haunting, slow grind breakbeat that transitions into an uptempo bridge, only to drop you back into the clouds is effortless and elegant. Hollis’ airy vocals are right at home on the track, and as she says in her verse, she has you chasing the high. Lace’s sultry entrance into the song freezes time for a moment, and actually allows you to visualize what you’re hearing if that makes sense.
Overall the entire project is an great body of work, and an excellent listen no matter if you’re a fan of R & B, Downtempo, Ambient, House, New Wave, Pop, Electro, Indie, or whatever else you want to call it. The Flavr Blue has arrived, and they’re here to stay. You can see download Bright Vices for a limited time for FREE from The Flavr Blue’s official site, or you can purchase it for only $3 on iTunes. Show your support and enjoy the jams.
Banksy strikes again, as he visited New York City this weekend. He set up a pop up shop in the city’s famed Central Park, in an effort to dupe the masses. The pieces all had an estimated value of over $40,000 and were all available for the one time only price of….$60. That’s right, 60 bones. See for yourself.