Travi$ Scott has been doin’ a lot of big things lately. Not only does he have his own crazy raging fan base, but he’s also always working with both Kanye West and Jay Z on their projects. He’s brought a new sound to the game that everybody is trying to replicate but can’t quite do it like he can. This FADER cover is very deserving for T. Scott and we look forward to seeing him to major things in the music and fashion industry. Congrats!
The other day we reported Kendrick covering GQ magazine and this time we’ve got Justin Timberlake on the cover as one of the “Men of the Year”. He obviously had a crazy year releasing two albums and going platinum with both of them. Or one album with two parts, however you want to look at it.
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.
King Hov graces the cover of Vanity Fair in what they say is the most revealing interview ever! He discusses how he scored Beyonce, and speaks on various topics like Blue Ivy, his cultural influence, along with many other things. As you already know, we’re big Jay-Z fans over here, so this interview is a must-read.
The headline on this magazine is definitely going to stir up a lot of “Throne” talk. On newsstands August 20th.
ON THE NEW ALBUM: I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”
ON HIS IMAGE: Do I think that if I didn’t have, for lack of a better term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and if I hadn’t been on a kids TV show [Degrassi: The Next Generation], would I be as famous? I don’t know, man. Honestly, I don’t think so. I was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything else while I’ve been in this position. It’s not like I got here and was like, “Oh, got to switch up my image.” I don’t wake up nervous. I feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug game, in the thug game?
ON THE COMPETITION: It’s tough for me. That’s a guy I can’t pretend not to like. He’s the guy to me, in a lot of ways. That’s Kanye West. But I’m also here to be the best. I’m here to surpass. I’m here to outdo. I’m ready for whatever with anybody.
ON HIS SUCCESS: I get Jewish people coming up to me proud like, “Mazel Tov, bro. Come to my house for Shabbat dinner.”
Kate Upton gets another magazine cover and this time she’s on the front of Vogue. This issue goes on sale May 21st.
Some of you may know these artists by their individual stage names, but when they come together, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock are Black Hippy. They recently got the cover of RESPECT magazine and it will be on sale April 30th.
With everything that happened in Boston in the past 24 hours, Sports Illustrated put everything to the side and decided this would be the appropriate cover for their next issue. It almost seems too soon to be releasing any major media like this but then again honors those suffering from the tragedies that occurred that day. Look for this one to hit newsstands very soon.
Candice Swanepoel is quickly starting to become a top Victoria’s Secret Angel amongst some heavy competition. She’s been featured everywhere recently and her most recent shoot was with Vogue Spain. Check out some photos below, but for the full set click HERE.
Remember Topanga from Boy Meets World? Well she’s all grown up now and recently graced the cover of Maxim. We love this new Topanga.