Blog Archives

18′ Grammy Nominations Rolls In On The Diversity Wave

The Grammys announced their 2018 nominees on Monday (November 28), and was met with both cheers and jeers. The most notable thing about the nominations this year, may be the fact that there is no white male artists nominated for

Posted in BLOG, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Complex’s ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ Examines ‘Damn’ and ‘More Life’

Last month, the “Champagne Papi” commonly known as Drake gave us More Life which consisted of 23 tracks ranging with features from Kanye, Young Thug, Sampha and Jorgia Smith. Once it dropped, it was the topic of conversation for the Patwa, the variety he

Posted in CULTURE, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Single And Video For “Humble.”

In what is becoming an epic series towards the debut of his third studio album, Kendrick Lamar is proving he has yet to reach his zenith, he’s just getting started. Hot on the fired heels of his latest song, “The

Posted in CULTURE, MUSIC Tagged with: ,

Lyrical Prophets with Profits: Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, & Joey Bada$$

A little over a decade ago, Nas–who needs no intro–spit a verse in his “Hip-Hop Is Dead” single, saying: “Everybody sound the same, commercialize the game, Reminiscin’ when it wasn’t all business, If it got where it started, So we all

Posted in BLOG, CULTURE, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , ,

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Kendrick Lamar, Jordan Peele, Gorillaz & More

1) Slick Rick’s ‘Children Story’ is now a Children’s book. In what is perhaps the most overdue adaptation, Slick Rick’s classic song, “Children’s Story,” is set to hit shelves as an eighteen paged illustrated book for kids. Get On Down, along

Posted in CULTURE Tagged with: , , , , ,

Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Score Their First Platinum Solo Singles

Congratulations are in order for TDE’s Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The TDE label mates have earned their first solo certified platinum singles for “Alright”and “Studio,” respectively. As two of hip-hop’s most promising stars, it’s a bit surprising that K.

Posted in MUSIC Tagged with: , ,

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Lady Gaga, Drake, Questlove & More

1. Watch Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl half time performance. Although many of us wanted a very pregnant Beyonce to pop out during the Super Bowl halftime show,  you have to admit Lady Gaga did her thing. During the live broadcast

Posted in BLOG, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé to Headline Coachella 2017

It’s official, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé will headline Coachella 2017. Both Kendrick and Beyoncé had a great 2016 followed by multiple Grammy nominations. The third headliner for the two-weekend event will be Radiohead, who released their album A Moon Shaped Pool

Posted in BLOG, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kendrick Lamar and American Express Announce Special Show in Brooklyn

Amex Card Members – Secret’s out. 2MRW @MusicHallofWB #AmexXKendrick Get tickets: https://t.co/s9iR61MNuB pic.twitter.com/2MaewfFyD1 — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) December 15, 2016   Great news NYC, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced a secret show will take place in Brooklyn at the

Posted in BLOG, MUSIC Tagged with: , ,

TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Jay Rock Model New Holiday Collection for the label

It’s officially the holiday season and Top Dawg Entertainment is celebrating by dropping their new holiday clothing collection. The label has even recruited members Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Jay Rock to show off their newest pieces. All of the pieces range

Posted in BLOG, STYLE Tagged with: , , ,

Kendrick Lamar Sits Down with Rick Rubin and Covers GQ Style

Kendrick Lamar is featured on the cover of GQ Style‘s first holiday issue sporting winter fashions by Tom Ford, Burberry, and his own Levi’s denim.  We also get a revealing 50-minute interview with legendary producer, Rick Rubin, where they touch

Posted in MUSIC, STYLE Tagged with: , ,

CULTURE: Vashtie’s “This Machine Kills Racism” Mixtape

Shocked. Disillusioned. Heartbroken. Angry. Disgusted. I’ve been feeling this way for a while now, but, the incidents that surfaced in the past week have had me feeling these emotions (and more) to the maximum. Yet, I can’t decide which is worse. The disturbing

Posted in CULTURE, FEATURED, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LIFE: Happy Birthday Kendrick Lamar! Directing “A.D.H.D.” Music Video

In honor of Kendrick Lamar‘s 29th Birthday, here’s a flashback post of when I directed this Gemini man’s music video for Section.80-featured favorite, “A.D.H.D”. It was blazing hot summer — July 23rd of 2011 to be exact — when two days of

Posted in FEATURED, LIFE, MUSIC Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

WATCH: All The Music Videos To My #WhenThugsCry Mixtape

You guys! Happy Monday!!! Wait – Have you listened?! I dropped my VERY FIRST MIXTAPE last week, titled “When Thugs Cry”  which is dedicated to all my Sensitive Thugs, Beloved Brutes and Romantic Ruffians worldwide! So far, it’s gotten a

Posted in BLOG Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CULTURE: The Beginning of Calvin Klein Jeans & #MyCalvins

Calvin Kleins ads might be more ground breaking than his already unparalleled designs! With the debut of his latest campaign shot by Tyrone Lebon featuring one of the most dynamic casts I can think of (Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, FKA

Posted in BLOG, CULTURE, FEATURED Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

LIFE: My Top 7 Moments of 2015 – Puma Collab, 5 Toshiba Commercials & DJ’ing for Drake & More!

Paris 2014 My life in the past 2 years has been a major roller coaster ride of mainly career ups and personal lows. It sounds very exciting and maybe a bit emo, but fam – you know I’m emo, what

Posted in BLOG, LIFE Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. A Brief History of the Baseball Cap (COMPLEX.COM) 2. The Science of Packing Light (STYLE.COM) 3.  How to Dress for Coachella Without Looking like a Crazy Person (LUCKYSHOPS.COM) 4. Kendrick Lamar Premiered the Video for King Kunta in Times

Posted in BLOG Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. What to Wear at SXSW (THEFADER.COM) 2. What to Eat After You Work Out (HUFFINGTONPOST.COM) 3. Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Album was Released Early (COMPLEX.COM) 4. How to Look Festive for St. Patrick’s Day Without Being Corny

Posted in BLOG Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,