1. Thundercat brings out Dave Chappelle, Flying Lotus and Robert Glasper during NYC show.
Grammy-award winning musician Thundercat performed at Irving Plaza in New York City last night to celebrate the release of his new album Drunk. The sold out show featured a slew of stars including the likes of Hannibal Buress, Flying Lotus and comedian Dave Chappelle. Chappelle even took the mic to announce Thundercat onto the stage, “Ladies and gentlemen, on stage tonight is the musical virtuosos. They spent hours and hours of their life practicing their craft, and tonight we get to enjoy the sum total of their work. Make some noise for your band.”
Famed jazz-musician Robert Glasper was also in the building, and hopped on stage to play a little bit alongside Thundercat as well. Check out the videos below courtesy of The Fader.
2. Opening Ceremony and Vans release Glitter Pack.
Rise and shine with a shiny new collaboration by Opening Ceremony and Vans. Meet the all-new Glitter pack. The Vans Old Skool LX is made over in an all-over glitter – down to the lacing. It’s also the only time glitter’s ever covered a Vans midsole.
Colorways include “Anthracite/Black,” “Blue/Red” and “Bright Blush/True White” on a leather-canvas upper. Shop the Glitter pack priced at $110 USD per pair at Opening Ceremony.
3. We will be seeing a lot more of Amanda Seales on season 2 of HBO’s ‘Insecure.’
Amanda Seales, who appeared in four episodes as Tiffany in the first season of HBO’s Insecure, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Seales’ Tiffany is one of Issa and Molly’s “bougie” friends from college. She works in PR and believes she has the perfect, aspirational relationship with her husband, Derek (Wade Allain-Marcus).
Seales’ Smart, Funny, & Black, a comedic social commentary show based on her monthly live comedy show, was recently ordered to pilot by TruTV. She also hosts TruTV’s pop-culture show Greatest Ever, which is currently filming its second season, as well as the Empire After Show on Facebook Live.
4. Smokepurrp drops new single “Houdini” featuring MadeinTYO.
Smokepurrp is building a lot of buzz for himself. First appearing on our radar with “Ski Mask,” the Florida rapper now has a tape on the way with production from Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Harry Fraud, and more. With production from those heavy hitters it will be hard for Purrp to miss with this project.
Peep his new single “Houdini.” This track finds Purrp switching flows over Gnealz and BigHead production before Madeintyo hops on the second verse. The track has a bounce and can easily fit into your day-to-day rotation.
Check out the new single below.