Directed by Ava DuVernay and a score by Flying Lotus, the video starts with a quote from James Baldwin:
“The wretched of the earth do not decide to become extinct, they resolve, on the contrary, to multiply: life is their weapon against life, life all that they have.”
There’s also a ton of celebrity cameos within the short film—including Michael B. Jordan, Ghost Omari Hardwick, Rosario Dawson, Rashida Jones, Thandie Newton, America Ferrera, Brie Larson, Constance Wu, Jessica Chastain, Mindy Kaling, and more.
Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comment section.
After remixing Pusha T, Logic, and more earlier this month, Marvel has come back to drop some more gems. This time the comic giant remixes Dr. Dre, Nas, Prodigy & Alchemist, EPMD, and Missy Elliot. You can check them out below.
As a bonus here is a video of the process from one of the artist Sam Spratt.
Developer Michael McMillan of design studio Nelson Cash recently created a type generator for the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things. The website lets you place any text you want using the show’s signature font—which was originally produced by designer Ed Benguiat of the Imaginary Forces creative house. Head over to MakeItStranger.com to make your own.
My good friend Kamaria put together a children’s book, My City is Oakland, and she needs our help. We have been friends for a very long time and I’m so excited for her and this book about the city of Oakland. Being from Oakland myself I’m willing to help spread the word for my good friend. The news feed Ripple wrote a nice piece for her you can check it out here.
The students and faculty of the Bridge Primary School in Bristol started their day with a surprise from Banksy. What was expected to be a normal day changed as Banksy presented school with a thank-you gift for naming one of its houses after him. The piece portrays a small child running with a tire in flames. Said to represent the rapid growth of the youth, the blazing tire depicts distractions and additional conflicts children face on an everyday basis. The latest project from Banksy was created using a stencil, spray-paint and freehand work which all help give it a sense of life. Banksy even gave them a thank you letter.
San Francisco graffiti artist Apex never veers far from the use of color and geometric lines as tools to create an illusion of depth in his work. This unique technique assists him in the myriad of ways he throws up his tag, to how he approaches large walls for mural work that are often stripped-back but twined in sophistication. Pairing his previous tenure as an architect with his longstanding commitment to graffiti, Apex’s latest undertaking sees him paint a San Francisco office space. After surveying the surroundings, Apex settles on a large panel and opts for grey tones to complement the office’s other interior elements; white tiles, glass, brick walls. Check the video above to see the contemporary artist work up an enticing piece created with dynamic strokes and shapes, and head to his Instagram to stay updated with his art.
“Virtual Depictions: San Francisco” is a public art project with a difference. This is art that reflects its surroundings. A public art commission for 350 Mission Building in City of San Francisco, by artist Refik Anadol takes a refreshing approach to public art. Consisting of a series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people of San Francisco, the display’s main focus is to frame the artistic experience deeply within meticulously calculated data from the surrounding areas. Check out the video below.
Anonymous street artist Banksy is bringing awareness to the Syrian refugee crisis. The British artist spray painted an image of Steve Jobs, the child of a Syrian immigrant, on a wall in France’s infamous Calais refugee camp. Banksy painted Jobs standing with an original Mac in one hand and a sack over his shoulder.
Brand new video for Run The Jewels’ song “Rubble Kings Theme.”
This is some very cool animation and an amazing track. It follows a young woman named “Little Nina” as she walks the streets of New York and gets brutally attacked by a rival street gang. She goes to her own gang for protection and the result is animated warfare inspired by the pulp fun of movies like “The Warriors.”
Kinda heavy stuff in here. But like the song, the visuals go hard and without mercy. Nothing too crazy, so I hope y’all check it out and enjoy.
Art director and designer Marcus Kraft used real money as canvases for his art series titled “Money for Nothing.” The collection of art showcases 100 $1 USD bills ‘destroyed’ and artistically altered, with each bill representing a different result. According to federal law, any tampering of federal notes is liable for prosecution and can lead to imprisonment for up to 20 years; the project thus inquires upon the value of money with whimsical messaging, clever cut-and-pasting and even the obligatory “Illuminati” conspiracy theorizing upon the front and rear of each bill. The collection has also been compiled and produced into an exclusive book published by Zurich-based Hakuin Verlag and limited to 300 pieces; purchase your copy here.
I think I’m way to excited about a clock, but this clock is like nothing I never saw before. The clock is different in every way. It would look really nice in my possession anywhere in my house. What are you guys thoughts? Let us know.
Experience a curated tour of the museum, inspired by your favorite rappers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has partnered with The Hip Hop Project to fuse rap lyrics with its exhibits, displaying a unique lens to view the museum’s vast collection. To check out the project and experience the Met check out the website.
Marvel Remixes Drake, Future, Missy Elliott & Curren$y Album Covers. MTV set down with Marvel’s Editor In Chief to talk about the union between Hip Hop and comics.
Well, the process changed. When we started this, we started knowing that there were going to be certain albums that you absolutely positively f–king had to do a variant to. And those covers were so iconic, and in many cases coincided with such an incredible record, that we knew we had to start there.
Those covers got priority, Nas’ Illmatic was one of those, Dr Dre’s The Chronic was another, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton was yet another. I could keep going, but we knew those were covers we were going to have to do an homage to. I was talking with a few artists, who I know to be hip-hop heads because we correspond all the time, Stanford Green, Damien Scott, and so on, about these.
So since they were involved in running discussions, they got dibs on some of the first ones right out of the gate. Sanford did 3 Feet High And Rising, the “X-Men” cover, so we started there. As we progressed, once we locked down, we just had to be centralized, we imposed on ourselves one rule… And that rule was that every recording artist would be limited to one cover.
We could have done all of the Tribe Called Quest covers, you follow me? [But] we wanted to make sure that we spanned 30 years of hip-hop, and we wanted to span all of the various genres within it. We wanted old school, new school, west coast, east coast… We wanted gangsta, we wanted trap lord. We really wanted to show hip-hop in all its glory. As we moved along, we just checked an artist and an album off the list, and that was that.
“We’re modern mythology that’s stayed relevant for decades because we reflect the world around us,” Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso tellsREVOLT. “These Hip-Hop covers is Marvel shouting back to decades of Hip-Hop artists. We want the dialog to increase.”