Bright (Trailer)

Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

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The Roots x Pharrell Perform A Mashup of “Break You Off” + “I Still love You”

The Roots and Pharrell performed an amazing set at The Roots annual picnic last month.  They played a melody of songs from their classics, bringing out the Clipse and others throughout the headlining performance.

An official clip from the concert has now been released, thanks to Okayplayer.  The Roots Crew and Skateboard P combine the band’s “Break You Off” with 702’s “I Still Love You,” which Pharrell sang the hook on and The Neptunes laced  track , for an amazing addition to their set.

Watch the clip of the performance below.

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Still KD: Through the Noise

First of all I wanna say that this is an amazing thing to watch.  Being a huge fan of basketball, I just love seeing a good person win.  With all the backlash Durant got, he still went out and worked.  Can’t help but appreciate a person that puts in the work and gets the award.  He deserved the finals MVP and the “chip”.  So check out this documentary about KD working “Through the Noise”.

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Every Sample on JAY-Z’s 4:44

JAY-Z’s  13th solo album ‘4:44’ is here and fans have already started to dig into it to identify some of the most prominent samples used by the project’s sole producer No I.D. Genius rounded up every sample you need to know, from Nina Simone’s 1966 track “Four Women” on “The Story of O.J.” to Sister Nancy’s dancehall classic “Bam Bam” on “Bam” featuring Damian Marley and Donny Hathaway’s “Some Day We’ll All Be Free” on “Legacy.”

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK: Summertime Vol. 8

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a annual DJ Jazzy Jeff mixtape.  For seven straight summers the illest DJ to ever touch some turntables has blessed the people with his amazing mixes.  The cookout-ready set is packed with tunes from the likes of JAY-Z, Pharrell, SWV, Heavy D, Barry White and much more.  Stream the mix below and enjoy.

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The Story of O.J.

JAY-Z has let loose once a Tidal exclusive for everyone to enjoy.  Check out the video below.

“‘The Story of OJ’ is really a song about we as a culture, having a plan, how we’re gonna push this forward,” JAY-Z says of the song during his track-by-track break down of the album. “We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially. But how, when you have some type of success, to transform that into something bigger.”

The video is a  animated clip revolving around the character of Jaybo (a flip on “Sambo” from the racist children’s book The Story of Little Black Sambo from the 20th century) as he navigates through a landscape of cotton fields, slave ships, burning crosses, and lynchings.

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