Adult Rappers

This documentary  pulls back the curtain on the world of ‘working class’ rappers. The film spotlights independent artists struggling to find a balance between making a living and pursuing their art and dreams, alongside the never-ending saga of age and relevance.  Put together through a series of 30 plus interviews that shake off the ego thats so common in the business of music, especially hip-hop. The film travels the country (USA) to explore the myths and misconceptions of life as a full-time rapper.

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A Stranger Things Christmas?

In this Peanuts/Stranger Things mash-up, Will Byers returns home from the upside down, but can’t seem to shake off that traumatic experience.  Created by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez, our favorite group of youngsters get reimagined into the world of Peanuts. “Merry Christmas Will Byers”.   Fan favorite Eleven is also featured along with a monster who plays Snoopy. And as you can guess, Barb didn’t fare so well in animated form either. Awwww Barb.  Check out the clip below.

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Nike and Adidas Mashup

Clear Weather links up with The Shoe Surgeon to mesh Nike and Adidas together in an super crazy customized sneaker. Titled the CorTamba project, The Shoe Surgeon crafted a one-of-a-kind sneaker that is inspired by the Nike Cortez on one  side, while the other is inspired by the Adidas Samba. This exclusive run will only see 40 pairs made, and each pair is packaged in a custom wooden box that comes with a T-shirt and a keychain holder. The shoe will debut on the first day of ComplexCon, and The Shoe Surgeon will be on hand to stitch logos on for buyers.  I would just love to get my hands on a pair of these.  Let us know in the comments below how you like/dislike the shoe.

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RL Grime Halloween V

Celebrating half-a-decade of high-octane Halloween treats, RL Grime has called on none other than Pharrell to kick things off,  before the soundbite blends into a massive Stranger Things remix.  With some of this year’s top trap releases, the 2016 Halloween Mixtape from Henry Steinway is set to wow and move crowds with an exclusive new collaborative track from Skrillex and What So Not as well as a fitting outro from horror fiction author R.L. Stine, who has introduced the trap heavyweight’s past Halloween mixes.  Check out the mix and I know this will be in heavy rotation this weekend.  Happy Halloween everyone from us, the something about nothing crew.

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President Obama on Sway In The Morning

This morning, the POTUS spoke to Sway and chimed in on the future NBA Champions — agreeing with Sway on the Warriors — and giving his Super Bowl picks.
They also asked the President who are his top MCs in the game? No surprise when he mentions Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Jay Z and Kanye West.
Diving into Politics, President Barack Obama stresses why your vote matters.
“If you don’t vote, you got no right to complain… you’ve given away your power. You have the chance to have influence, to make a difference… your vote matters.”  So watch the video below and lets us know what you think in the comments below.

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I’m A Black 1 Percenter

In the U.S. today, the average African-American household owns just 6 cents for every $1 of wealth held by the typical white household, and blacks make up just 1.7% of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. But there are black members of the 1% who are working to change that. Tanzina Vega investigates the historical and contemporary racial barriers to wealth creation in the U.S.  Check out the CNN money clip down below.

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Pharrell – “Runnin”

There is a  movie called Hidden Figures, and its  coming out on Christmas. It tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three mathematical geniuses who helped calculate the right trajectory for people to get to and orbit the moon.  Pharrell and Hans Zimmer are set to handle the score as well as the soundtrack.  So it was only right that we get new music from the musical genius known as Pharrell.  So check out the new song “Runnin” below.

Watch the trailer for Hidden Figures below.

Just in:  Pharrell just released “Surrender” f. Lalah Hathaway.

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Eminem – “Campaign Speech”

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Eminem returns with eight minutes of politically charged lyrics on “Campaign Speech,” where he speaks his mind on everything from Colin Kaepernick, George Zimmerman, Donald Trump and more over  minimal production.  It’s basically a synth chord dragged out over eight minutes.  He shared with a Instagram message: “don’t worry I’m working on an album! Here’s something meanwhile,” so take that as positively or negatively as you want. 

Listen to the song below.

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