In this interview, T.I. talks about his book, music, family and hidden racism with HOT 97′s Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg & K.Foxx.
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The endlessly lovable Three 6 Mafia walking id Juicy J recently recruited a couple of big stars, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, for the remix of his gleefully dumb strip-club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance.” And while that remix’s video isn’t exactly a great music video, it does have the following things: A creeped-out skull-face effect, living CGI lion statues, conspicuous online-porn product placement, and multiple Project Pat cameos. So, I mean, too many can’t really be mad at it. J.R. Saint directs.
Jay-Z and Coldplay got together for the closing ceremonies of the London paralympics to play the new track “Paradise” take a listen to what Jay said about his verse.
The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality – that’s why they’re competing in these games. That was the idea to make the verse as inclusive for as many people, and to make it as normal as possible. It’s influenced by so many different things. There are parts that are influenced by Gabby Douglas, there are parts that are influenced by Ryan Lochte, and by Serena Williams.
It can relate to everybody. ‘You can take everything,’ means whether through some tragedy you lost a limb, like an arm or a leg. Or, it could be something like you lost the mortgage to your house. That’s pretty much the idea.’
I deserve a gold medal, get on my level/
I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel/
I walk around with five rings ["five rings" being the Olympic Rings], so pimpish/
Welcome to the/
It’s paradise, this is the story of Gabby/
It’s paradise, it’s paradise/
Tears in her eyes, she sacrificed, he sacrificed, she paid the price/
This is everything, everything she ever dreamed/
She had nightmares she wouldn’t be here, she made the team/
From the projects to the podium, accepting awards with my Rollie on/
Gettin’ Gold medals with my grill in [Ryan Lochte, obviously]/
C-walking, cause all they see is a villain [Serena, obviously]/
More belts than Phelps, Merry Christmas, my presence is felt/
Gold medals around my throat/
You can take everything, except the hope of reaching paradise.
The ‘Le Terme’ is a stainless steel structure that features antibacterial cypress wood base and OLED interactive glass panels. The bathroom concept was created by Fei Chung Billy Ho. This luxury room of pleasure integrates smart media device into the shower room featuring display panels that sync with any in-house smart phone or tablet. Essentially it allows you to view and your favorite music and videos and make direct phone calls from the booth. Classically designed water control stem uses a see-through channel and surrounding illuminations to create a relaxed setting. The antibacterial cypress wood base, with surround drainage system, naturally kills bacteria, viruses, viral infections and fungus – helping to maintain the hygiene level, temperature and humidity of the base area.
Because most of us wear the same pair every day, we often have a deeper attachment to our sunglasses than other fashion accessories. They’re a really a good indicator of someone’s personality. That’s why the customizable Crafty glasses are so great- finally, you can create your own design to express your unique individuality. The material is prepped to take common paint and markers and each side of the lenses are covered with a protective film that can be removed when you’re done. Get ‘em here.
It’s bad enough when you have to share your clothing with a sibling or roommate, but now the family pet is calling dibs on your best shirt? Fortunately, these cats, dogs, and one friendly fox are only keeping your garments in place, and they will hand them over just when you need them. The silly, oversized cardboard hangers are topped with a painted animal head and a metal hanging hook. A cat in a Hawaiian shirt, a black lab in a sun dress, a fox in a sports coat? What animal loving hipster could resist?
“Gangnam Style” is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district, an affluent and trendy area of Seoul. The music video features Psy dancing at various locations in Gangnam. The “skewering of the Gangnam image” by the “non-Gangnam PSY” is recognizable to Korean viewers, but those less familiar with the cultural context have found the video “fresh” amidst the teen pop idol groups increasingly popular with overseas viewers. The video is a massive hit on YouTube garnishing around 60 million views. Check the method.
As it continues to bring in no shortage of cash in cinemas around the world, attention is nonetheless slowly turning as to when Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is heading to DVD and Blu-ray. And we might just have the first hint of an answer.
Amazon Germany is generally one of the first to go live with a release date, and it’s now got both the DVD and Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rises up for pre-order. The artwork isn’t finalised, but the site is listing Friday 30th November 2012 as when to expect the film. That’s not generally used as a holding date for Amazon Germany either, which tends to use 28th December as a list date for titles where it’s not got a firm release date hammered down.
Friday isn’t a traditional day to release a DVD/Blu-ray into the world, granted, but Warner Bros has made high profile exceptions in the past. The other rumored date that has been doing the rounds is Friday 7th December, but Amazon Germany is the first shopping site we’ve seen that’s officially come forward with any date.
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” NY native Busta said Wednesday on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez’s afternoon show to promote his new free LP Year of the Dragon. In fact, Busa Bus has similar feelings toward El Paso, Texas, after he and his entourage were arrested after performing there several years back. “It don’t mean I don’t like the people there, it don’t mean I don’t like my support, my love, but I don’t like El Paso,” the Dungeon Dragon stated, making his point very clear. “My experience in El Paso makes me not like it. I haven’t done another show there since.” As far as his buddy Weezy, Busta understands why he’s down on the Big Apple. On Monday, MTV News asked Wayne how it felt to perform in New York on August 14 with Nicki Minaj.
“You know, flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy said before saying he had an “awesome” time on stage with Nicki. State Senator Malcolm A. Smith of Queens was “angry,” “taken aback” and “shocked” by Lil Wayne’s contempt for his beloved city, according to The New York Times, so much so that he organized a conference in Father Duffy Square, between West 46th and West 47th Streets, on Wednesday to demand an apology. “If you don’t like New York,” Smith said, according to the NY Times, “you don’t have to come to New York. You don’t have to sell your products here. And perhaps we won’t come to your concerts.”
The EVOS concept car introduces a new design direction for the global car manufacturer ford. Debuting at the 2011 frankfurt motor show, the vehicle is an interpretation of a fastback bodystyle design, featuring four gull-wing doors which open to reveal a four-seat layout. The concept offers a bold red driver’s seat and the vision of unprecedented driver interface. The two rear seat passengers host dedicated touch-screen displays to interact with the vehicle and individually adjustable sports seats. The concept’s technology experience embraces a new generation of driver interaction and awareness, in which the seamless connectivity between the vehicle and the driver’s ‘personal cloud’ of information is the heart of the vision for its capabilities.
With information from the cloud, the vehicle is able to provide the same connected lifestyle the driver experiences at home or the office. The car knows the driver, automatically adapting its handling, steering and engine control to deliver a dynamic driving experience. Drawing from a detailed understanding of the driver’s preferences and habits, the EVOS concept car combines this personal information with additional data from the could, such as the individual’s work schedule and local traffic or weather conditions. This information provides a personalized and seamless sophistication as the driver transitions in and out of the car.
Modern and creative armchair “Paszcza” created by Poland-based design studio WAMHOUSE boasts a boldly red cushioned seat that furthers the tongue analogy. The seat in the form of tongue is contained in a solid circular embrace that is simple, sleek and contemporary. Such creative armchair will perfectly suit to the interior of design studios, photo studios or modern fashion salons, or even can be a bold decoration of your home interior.
Check the newest release from Hit Boy featuring Kid Cudi titled ‘Old School Caddy’.
The video, which features both MCs swagging through the desert heat in Air Yeezy’s and riding Caddies, is only Hit-Boy’s second single to date. After lacing Jay-Z, Kanye and ASAP Rocky with some of his illest beats, the Surf Club member is now focusing on his own rhymes. “I was rapping before I was making beats,” said Hit, “I just wanna make the best music possible.” His work ethic has shown in his recent success and he’s optimistic about the future. “I’m going hard and people are receiving it well so I really feel like this thing is gonna take off,” said Hit. “I’m just kinda letting the chips fall and working as hard as possible, going all in.”
Every person I know loves to have some form of music while getting ready in the morning. Be it in the shower, brushing their teeth, or getting dressed, the morning routine is always energized by a little bit of music. Having music to listen to in the background at the office, getting ready, or just being in need of a good playlist is the general concept behind ‘The List’. Everyone likes to be kept in the loop when it comes to the newest emerging music. ‘The List’ is a 20 track playlist that is updated once a week with the both new and classic music in Hip Hop, Top 40′s, Electro. In addition to the traditional selection, there are also exclusive remixes from DJ’s around the world that can only be found on ‘The List’. Click the pic to take a listen. (Flash is required).
“Althouth he’s played sold-out arenas around the world, EDM sensation Avicii makes music history September 27th when he becomes the first DJ to headline a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even envisioning performing at the iconic venue is a shock, the DJ tells Rolling Stone. “It’s unbelievable that I’m going to play there,” says Avicii, born Tim Bergling. “It’s really more of a prestigious thing for me. It’ll be cool that no other DJ has been there before which makes it even more, you know, like a fun thing to do and something that a lot of people I don’t think would have expected.”
Avicii’s Radio City gig was announced yesterday as part of a multi-city North American fall tour that finds the Swedish superstar crisscrossing the continent, touching down at a variety of venues on college campuses, in Las Vegas and at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The historic Radio City show follows less than a year after his countrymen in Swedish House Mafia became the first EDM act to sell out nearby Madison Square Garden. “It’s been coming for awhile,” Avicii says of the genre’s global takeover, “but this year it’s just skyrocketed. The EDM world is really on top of its game right now.”
The 22-year-old, who recently headlined Lollapalooza perched atop a massive skull-like apparatus, decks at arm’s reach, says a comparatively intimate performance at a venue like Radio City offers fans a chance to better experience his sensory-shaking stage production. “We have done smaller theaters before and it looks amazing,” he says. “Especially then, if it’s not one of those really huge arenas, you can really see the production in its fully glory.” Although Avicii’s nonstop touring affords him little chance to get his hands dirty with such production-related decisions, he says he has complete confidence in the choices his manager and artistic director make. “They do such an amazing job and are so competent,” he says.
Coming off the release of a collaboration with Lenny Kravitz on “Superlove” and his most recent single, “Silhouette,” Avicii says he plans to return to the studio “in a couple of weeks” and has “about 10 or 12″ tracks he’s readying for release. With some vocal touch-ups yet to do, the DJ says he’s aiming to release a slew of tracks later this year or early in 2013. “There’s no lack of music,” he says. “I have a lot of solo releases lined up. There’s going to be a lot of songs.”
But DJ’ing is only part of Avicii’s recent global domination: he’s also the new face of Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply. Is he prepping for a second career as a fashion icon? “I don’t know about that,” he says, laughing. “It just felt right from the first moment they said they wanted to do something together. We were like ‘Yah, let’s go’”
This creative car concept was created by designer Sean Seongjun Ko. Called “Inner City Vehicle” this car resembles an urban cocoon. A vehicle in which people can relax and enjoy a comfortable ride, in a ‘classic yet modern’ design that romanticizes the future. The compact 4-seater vehicle fits into the sustainable environment of the future city by using hydrogen fuel cell technology. The design used autonomous technology, and the interior space is very flexible; the seating layout also differs from the usual norm where every passenger faces single direction.
Hold onto something stable before pressing “play” on DJ Khaled, Kanye West and Rick Ross‘ “I Wish You Would” video — you might feel a little dizzy. If you’d rather not risk it, we’ll sum up the Hype Williams-directed clip for you: Khaled, Yeezy and Ross rap in a brick alleyway, often cloaked in darkness, as the camera mercilessly shakes back and forth. The vid for West’s Kim Kardashian-referencing “Cold” is tacked on at the end (complete with a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo by the socialite), filmed in the same location with the same seizure-inducing shakiness. We’re honestly baffled at the lack of creativity (and the lack of production value) displayed here — is this seriously the best these three big names (four if you count Williams) could deliver?
Lest there was any doubt that 2 Chainz loves strippers, the Georgia-bred rapper (born Tauheed Epps) clarifies his position on the matter in his latest video. Chainz pays tribute to exotic dancers in “I Luv Dem Strippers,” which offers no shortage of pole-grinding, booty-shaking, skimpy outfits or raining cash.
Nicki Minaj shows up at 2:20 to get in on the action, stroking dancers’ derrieres and proclaiming, “Yes, that’s why I’m crowned queen/And I ain’t lookin’ for the prom king / These h**s’ careers ain’t promising.”
Surprisingly, not everyone wants to hear our music. When we were pumping our LCD Soundsystem mixtape, others in the office said they couldn’t “concentrate” and they “wished we were fired.” For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute necessity in our daily lives. It was long before Steve Jobs produced white earbuds and Dr. Dre jumped in the game, however, that people began getting tunes pumped into their ear canal. Here’s basically how it all went down.
1881 – Way before MP3s, dubstep and premium Spotify accounts, headphones had little to do with music at all. Back in the 1880’s, the first headphones (or at least their early ancestors) were used by telephone operators. It was a single earpiece that rested on the user’s shoulder and weighed over 10 pounds (kinda like placing a boombox on your shoulder).
1895 – Thanks to the Electrophone system, in 1895 folks could start rocking out to the sick beats of the local opera house from the comfort of their own home. Subscribers to the pricey service would listen through headphones that looked more like stethoscopes than a modern offerings as very large people produced very big sound on a stage miles away.
1910 – Nathaniel Baldwin began manufacturing the first modern headphones. He crafted them in his kitchen and sold them all to the U.S. Navy. This was the first time a pair of cans resembled something you’d see today. Baldwin never patented them, however, because he was an idiot.
1937 – The DT-48’s from Beyerdynamic became the first dynamic headphones to hit the market. Though it would be a few decades before electrostatic headphones came into play, this was obviously a huge leap forward in the can story. Dynamic headphones are, to this day, the most popular type on the market.
1949 – With design in mind, AKG produced their first pair of headphones, the K120’s. If they were reproduced today, they would sell like hotcakes at Urban Outfitters. This model, and other more popular ones that followed, were enough to make AKG quit the film equipment business and focus just on audio.
1958 – John C. Koss changed the headphone game in a way that would make Dr. Dre jealous. In 1958, Koss created the first stereo headphones (Koss SP-3) and launched an all out assault on awaiting ear canals. Over the next few decades, Koss would come to dominate the headphone industry, and he would do it all without the need for a pesky college education.
1959 – At a show in Tokyo, Stax debuted the world’s first ever electrostatic pair of headphones. The SR-1’s would go into production a year later. They are now extremely rare like an original pair of Nike Air Mag’s or a headphone user without hearing loss.
1968 – A decade after introducing the first stereo headphones, Koss unleashed the first US made electrostatic model. The ESP-6’s clocked in at around two pounds, meaning they weren’t exactly like putting in a pair of earbuds, but were still a long ways from the massive pieces created less than a century before.
1979 – If you had to pick the most important event in headphone history, you’d be hard-pressed not to choose Sony dropping the Walkman. All of a sudden, headphones had to be portable. Included with the purchase of the first Walkman were Sony’s MDL-3L2 headphones and everything you needed to rock out to London Calling while roller skating in your driveway.
1980’s – For the man who was prone to headphone hair, the 80’s offered the first solutions. Both the earbud and the in-ear headphone made their way onto the scene in the 80’s even though they wouldn’t reach their peak in popularity until one Steven Paul Jobs changed the music game years later.
2000 – Screaming babies and loud snorers met their match when Bose unveiled their QuietComfort line. Though pilots had been using noise-cancelling technology for decades, now passengers could also get some relief on loud flights (or in front of the TV with a nagging spouse).
2001 – The iPod changed up the whole music universe. It became common to see people with a white cord running from their pocket to their ears multiple times a day. From their inception in 2001 to today, over 300 million iPods have been sold all with the accompanying pair of earbuds.
2008 – Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine joined forces and, along with Monster, created Beats by Dre headphones. Designed with deep bass and great sound quality in mind (this is debatable), the Beats line quickly grabbed a large market share and could be seen on just about every NBA player as they walked from the bus to the locker room.