King Kendrick is back again with his new song, Humble. Produced by no other than Mike Will Made It, the song was released with a matching video directed by no other than Dave Meyers. With some help from The Little Homies. Check out the video down below.
Ken Jeong uses the power of Twitter to answer some common medical questions. Actor/comedian Ken Jeong is famously known for his roles in The Hangover franchise which also stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifanakis. However, many are unaware that Jeong is actually a real-life physician. Thanks to this hilarious video from Wired, we get to see Jeong’s MD skills put to the test as he answers some of today’s most-asked medical questions from random users on Twitter.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk, VICE Magazine recently released a documentary which explores the unique intersection of sneakerheads and the skate community brought on by Nike Skateboarding’s shoe line. The video looks back at when Nike SBs weren’t “grailed” items, examining the conception of Nike SBs and the internet subculture that progressed as the “hype” grew. Talking to shop owners, collaborators and skateboarders who helped make the SB Dunk become legend the documentary displays the importance of Nike SBs for the worlds of skateboarding and sneaker culture.
Check out HYPEBEAST illustrated list of the most iconic Nike SB models here
January 20th would have been the 52nd birthday of Jason William Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay of the legendary group Run DMC. His memory lives on thanks to his son TJ Mizell. Check out the tribute TJ and Skratch Bastid display down below.
With his time in the White House coming to an end, I had the idea of what was a memorable moment that I could share. I can remember like it was yesterday. It was November 4th, 2008, my 27th birthday. It was me, my mom(Rest in Peace mom), my dad, and my brother from another mother chuck p. We were at Applebees and we were eating and waiting for the results. Mind you this was my first time ever really voting. You can feel the energy in the place. Everyones eyes glued to the tv’s that were all around the place. Then the final votes came in and the anchor says, Barack Obama is the 44th president. Everyone one is standing and clapping. There were some older people crying tears of joy, it was amazing. I remember the text I got from one of my friends saying, you got a black president for your birthday. That being said he will be missed and that is my President Obama moment.
Check out this video of others speaking on there most memorable Obama moment.
Common has released a short film called “Black America Again” produced by Ava Duvernay. The same person the produced Selma and The 13th.
With the film reaching a bit over 21 minutes, the film offers what Common says is “a meditation” on the album’s content, stitching together a set of black-and-white visual poems. Intermittently, Common pops up, rapping stripped down verses from the album on abandoned streets, accompanied by a beatboxing drummer. Check out the short film below and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is not your typical Pixar film. A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
“Borrowed Time” is an animated short film, directed by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, and produced by Amanda Deering Jones. Music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla.
What would you do? Where would you go? Watch LET ME IN starring Alicia Keys.
There are more refugees in the world today than at any point in history, and half are children. LET ME IN is a cinematic experience which reimagines the refugee crisis as if it was happening on America’s shores. Written and directed by Jonathan Olinger, this short film shows the survival and the remarkable power of the human spirit is inspired by the stories of real refugees. Starring Alicia Keys, the film follows her and her family’s quest to survive after they experience unimaginable violence and go on a journey that will forever change them. Along with thousands of Americans fleeing the conflict in Los Angeles, they must seek safety by attempting to cross the border into Mexico. Guided by their love for each other and determination, the refugee family must navigate oceans and desserts in their unrelenting pursuit to find refuge and reunite.
Dope Drummer Started A Dance Party In The NYC Subway To Rihanna’s Work. This is just fantastic, the way he put this together I would have loved to been there to experience that energy. Watch how this guys remixes Rihanna’s hit.
This is a quick look at Pixar’s approach to storytelling and character development. A video put together by kaptainkristian, who’s real name Kristan Williams, talks about how Pixar puts together great movies. Not just kid or family movies, but movies that not only tell a story but teaches you. Check out the video below.
After showing J Dilla some love on the the series with Bink! and Nottz, Mass Appeal returns to the regular format with the great Hi-Tek. Tek picked up three random records and began the process. The record he used to make the beat was Spirit’s Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. The sample was in my opinion was right up Hi-Tek’s alley, bass heavy with his hard drums. Check out the segment below.
To me BINK! is up there as being on of my all time favorite producers. The way he brings records together with that hard, grittiness, smoothness is just remarkable. His drums are also out of this world, I really enjoy the records he produces.
In this episode of Rhythm Roulette, BINK! heads to the record shop , The Groove, in Norfolk, VA. He does what most all the producers that are featured on the show. Blindfolded as he picks three records from the Dilla section. Side note: You know that you are a influential producer when record stores have a section of records that you used to make your music. Anyway watch how he uses the records he picked to create in my eye a wonderful banger.
One of the best scenes from the Star Wars prequel “The Phantom Menace” was without a doubt the pod race. One of the best combat-oriented racing games ever made was Super Mario Kart.
When you put the two together you know what happens?
This is a really well done video made by the folks over at Dark Pixel. You can tell a lot of love was put into the vid, as the CGI is incredibly well done, and they nailed the whimsical nature of the Mario Kart series.
This reminds me of all those times I would play this game at my cousins house. It also reminds me of how much I could hate those godddamn blue shells!!!!
The bittersweet feeling has arrived and we can only imagine what’s going on in the head of the Black Mamba. One last All-Star game and the location is in Toronto, away from his home crowd back in LA. After unveiling in November that the current season would be Bryant’s last in the league, a trend of goodbyes has been set for the man with 5 championship rings along with an endless list of accolades. Receiving the highest amount of All-Star votes among this year’s elite class of NBA players with 1,891,614, you can expect Toronto’s crowd to be on the edge of their seat as they anticipate one final turnaround jump-shot from number 24.
I was but a young lad when I first played the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES. Like most gamers my age, Super Mario Bros. was the quintessential “gateway drug” to home video game consoles. Yeah, I know there was the Atari and the Commodore 64 ( which has nothing to do with Lionel Richie ) that came before, but for me the OG video game will always be the one about the two Italian plumbers trying to save a princess from a dragon. I want you to take that in for a sec. One of the worlds most popular pop culture icons (seriously, at one point Mario was more recognizable than Micky Mouse!) is a plumber. That saves a princess. Who was kidnapped by a dragon. TOTALLY sounds like a bad acid trip right? Well, yeah, but for an 80’s video game, we didn’t need shit to make sense! Which makes it all the more astounding that, in 1993, a FEATURE LENGTH MOVIE about the game was produced. It was bad. Like, REALLY bad. To start, the two Italian Bros were played by Englishman Bob Hoskins, and Puerto Rican John Leguizamo, and the villanous dragon known as King Koopa was played by…Dennis
Hopper. Pretty much every actor involved in the film was there for the check. The film bombed, and it quickly became the template for what NOT to do when trying to make a video game into a movie.
When things fail, it’s only natural to think about the “what ifs.”
Well, somebody, somewhere had a hilarious thought.
WHAT IF MARTIN SCORSESE GOT A CRACK AT TELLING THIS EPIC TALE?!?!?
This vid is great, as it combines one of my fondest childhood things with one of my FAVORITE movie directors of all time. Well, not really. Someone just thought it would be funny if the Mario Bros. tale was told in a gritty, Goodfellas-like fashion. That person was dead damn right.
After watching this I want, no NEED to see Joe Pesci as Mario and Robert De Niro as Luigi.
I don’t like to get political on here but i just had to put this up. Killer Mike, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Dr. Cornel West, and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner team up for a discussion on the legacy of the Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. They talk about a variety of topics about his work and his relevance in todays society. Watch the interview and let us know what you think.
This is, without question, the funniest thing I have seen in a while.
Back in the early 2000’s, a deluge of “Rap/Metal” bands hit the airwaves with thunderous guitars, pulsing drums, and turntable-twisting DJs. One of the more well known (and respected) groups was Linkin Park. Rapper Mike Shinoda’s flowing delivery coupled with singer Chester Bennington’s soulful screeching in front of a concrete-busting band was enough to give my Rage Against the Machine CD a break when I was in high school. Linkin Park’s first album, “Hybrid Theory” was a massive hit, with several top singles. One of those chart toppers was called “In The End” and some crazy bastard remade the ENTIRE SONG using clips from 183 different movies. One hundred eighty three.
I can not imagine the work that went into this video. The clips he chose and the timing of the words to the song are just hilarious, especially when you get to the song’s bridge that was originally sung by Bennington. If you have heard the original, this part will have you laughing! Check it out!
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: “Just Tell Him You’re The President” (Season 7, Episode 1).
This seems like a great show and it fits this website. You ask why? Because it has something to do about nothing, perfect right? Seinfeld shows off his cool car collection and gets coffee with random people and basically talk about nothing. In this episode he is headed to the White House to hang out with President Barack Obama. Check out the episode down below and enjoy.
Well, it’s finally come. Star Wars is back! And believe it or not, I’m actually NOT that big a fan. I know, I might as well hand over my nerd card. I mean, what self respecting Sci Fi nut (which I TOTALLY am) doesn’t dig the epic space opera about dudes with 4 foot laser swords with psycic powers? I mean that sounds legitimately badass right? Well lots and lots of people sure think so! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t HATE these movies. I’ve seen the original trilogy and while I did enjoy those films, they never quite got me to LOVE them. Can’t really explain it. So, the hype over The Force Awakens has not really given me the “Star Wars fever” that has run rampant. With that being said, I came across this video and immediately LOVED IT!!! Not because it’s Star Wars, but because it’s a brief retelling of the first three movies using old school Nintendo “8-bit” graphics. Not only that, but each “movie” uses a different 8-bit NES game to tell its story. “A New Hope” seems to be a modification of the classic The Legend Of Zelda. The other two movies use the perennial thumb-busters Mega Man and Golden Axe. Definitely worth a watch if you’re into some old childhood nostalgia around this crazy time of year!!!
Vince Staples opens up about the rampant high school drop out rate and the glorification of drugs in rap music. This is so refreshing to have a new artist out talking about what is real and not selling out to what is popular. Check out this clip he did with CNN.
A few weeks back Cole announced that his Forest Hill Drive homecoming concert would come to HBO in a documentary special. The documentary is set to air on January 9th, but before the premiere, HBO is releasing four half-hour episodes documenting the whole experience. J. Cole unveiled a letter explaining the documentary series:
Check out the first episode, “F@*k Money, Spread Love.
I can remember watching this “Fade to Black” documentary for the first time. I was in my apartment,just ripped off the packaging of the dvd. Just recently purchased what was supposed to be Jay’s last album and I was geeked. Ive been a fan of his since “Vol 2… Hard Knock Life”, had to go back and listen to the albums before to get some more history on Jay but that is for another post. Back to this clip, at the time I was just starting to make music myself and also djing at the time. Timbaland has always been at the top of my list of favorite producers right behind the great Dr. Dre. Think I washed this portion of the video maybe 50 times back to back and was totally inspired to hit the keyboards, drum machine, and computer to get started. The video gave me so much inspiration that I wanted to just be in the studio all the time and create music on the regular. Watch the video clip above and I promise you if making music is what you love to do this will give a needed push to make you never wanna quit on that dream.
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.