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I am obsessed with this song and video. I just love Sky’s style and music! Word up.
WATCH: “Sunrise, Sunset: King Krule” – Concrete Confessions from the Rising Singer-Songwriter (via NOWNESS.COM)
My heart simultaneously broke and regenerated while watching this. Can he be any more imperfectly perfect? Damn, was I even as close to being as deep as him when I was that age?
“He was climbing on rail cars and drinking,” says Yours Truly’s Babak Khoshnoud of South London’s King Krule, who he filmed at the closing of a dusty Los Angeles day for the second installment of NOWNESS’ series Sunrise, Sunset. “As he’s underage, we feared the worst.” The rough-edged croon and soulful Rhodes piano of featured track “Cementality” is a highlight of the 19-year-old artist’s acclaimed debut album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, and its urban essence was repatriated to the now-abandoned Lincoln Heights Jail, LA’s oldest authority building of its kind. Though Krule—aka Archy Marshall—and co were swamped by members of the LAPD mid set, they came away unscathed. “Archy is a cool customer,” says the San Franciscan music film collective’s co-founder Khoshnoud. “He somehow made the beer disappear, gave the fuzz a fake name and escaped with a stern warning. Easy.”
WATCH: Bevy Smith “Fashion Queens” on Bravo (Because If You’re Not, What Are You Doing With Your Life?!)
For those of you who love fashion and a good kee-kee, you MUST tune into “Fashion Queens“. It is hosted by my lovely and incredibly talented friend Bevy Smith and stars equally charming and quick witted co-hosts, Derek J. and Miss Lawrence.
I love when people are honest and these three keep it really real.
A lot of you reading this have commented on my posts letting me know that I inspire you (thank you, you beautiful babes), but Bevy Smith is someone who has long inspired myself. She is an entrepreneur, a woman about town, a social butterfly who could make intriguing conversation with ANYONE! Some of my long-time readers may know that although I appear to be social, social events mortify me – but, watching Bevy glide effortlessly through a room full of strangers, making them laugh and glow in her presence (no exaggeration)…has inspired me to try (because I have not mastered it) and do the same.
Check this incredible write-up by Ebony on Miss Bevy Smith
WATCH: CASIO Baby-G x Dir. Vashtie x Starring Brandee Brown, Jasmine Solano & Zoe Astr x “Be Strong”
DOVER, NJ, October 29, 2013 — Casio Baby-G has teamed up with New York’s downtown sweetheart, Vashtie, for an off-the-rack video snapshot featuring its newest line of BA110 watches. The Baby-G video collaboration zeros in on a day in the life of Vashtie and three of her famous friends – DJ Jasmine Solano, Model/Muse Brandee Brown and Recording Artist Zoe of ASTR – wearing a watch that epitomizes the modern New York woman.
Vashtie Kola, famously known for her creative work as a Director, Filmmaker, Artist, Designer, DJ and Consultant, can now add a new hat to her fashion repertoire as a Casio contributor. With a full cache of fashion credits to her name, including partnerships with top industry leaders – in both the designer and music space – Vashtie lends prestige as a millennial tastemaker and a visionary in unique, standard-making personal style. The video follows Vashtie and three fearless women walking different paths, but all wearing a watch that can help them pilot through the day and take on the night with a fashionable entourage at their side.
“New York is my heart and my home and I wanted to truly represent the varying lifestyles of the New York City Girl – no matter who the female New Yorker is, you better believe that she is on-the-go and ready for whatever comes her way,” said Vashtie. “All of us are leading different lives with that same New York hustle and a different Baby-G on our wrist to complement our individual style.”
“We are so excited to channel the energy of such a creative person as Vashtie,” said Shigenori Itoh, Chairman & CEO of Casio America. “Our watches have been worn on the wrists of so many talented people, and the BA110 was designed with a stylishly strong, modern face like Vashtie in mind. We are looking forward to seeing the model take flight with her followers.”
The BA110 women’s watches is available at select Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Macy’s stores for an MSRP of $120. To get a glimpse of Vashtie and Baby- G at work, view their video collaboration here.
So, my friends at NYLON GUYS MAGAZINE had funny (and maybe terrible) idea of giving me my own interview show titled “1 MINUTE WITH VASHTIE”. On it, I interview friends and all kinds of interesting folks and ask them thought provoking questions in under a minute. Check the very first episode with my friends Dee & Ricky!
Tell me what you think! Who would you like to see me interview? What questions I should ask? Let me know, yo!
Protein is very proud to present Chi Raq, a film by London-born photographer/filmmaker Will Robson- Scott.
The first in a series of exclusive commissions for Protein TV, Chi Raq is an intimate video portrait of life in South and West Chicago.
For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take centre stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-ScottÊ¼s film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.
The full film will be released on Protein TV on 13th August 2013:Â prote.in/tv
Film by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
Music by Lee Rosevere
Producer: Bridie Woodward
Executive Producer: William Rowe
Presented by Protein
Support from Plus
Oh, Jonny Shipes and the Cinematic Crew! These episodes never cease to have me busting a gut and rolling on the floor. Keep in mind everyone, that Jonny Shipes is my manager. Yes, this man who is a fool on camera (yet genius at work) manages my career!
Oh and Kwon is also hilarious…
I recently had the honor of interviewing my friend & mentor, Jonathan Mannion, for Frank 151. It was an incredible experience to say the least. Jonathan is full of incredible stories and overflowing knowledge; from photographing the worlds favorite hiphop artists in the most memorable of ways to assisting the great Richard Avedon.
Jonathan grew up in Pittsburg, immersed in hiphop and now (in a way) we can’t think of our favorite hip hop artists without acknowledging that role he played in their heritage. Pretty cool!
Everything about this song and video is the bomb. The simple beat that includes the very silly, but lovable finger snap. The New Zealander singer who is adorable and only 16! I especially love the lyrics and the message that touch on coming from humble beginnings and everyone’s obsession with money.
“But everybody’s like…
Diamonds on your timepiece
Tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care, we’re aren’t caught up in your love affair”
“And we’ll never be royals
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler…”
Lorde (her real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor) also has a new video out that is nothing short of simple amazingness. I’m loving this girl a lot. Lyricism is important to me and she has some interesting things to say!