Thursday, August 5, 2021

{Watch} Trailer:: new Rick James documentary, "Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James"

this isn't the wizard of oz
there are black people here
and we make music.

We've hung on to the classic Chappelle Show episode of Charlie Murphy's Rick James stories understandably inordinately.  The long overdue official documentary is now here.  SHOWTIME has a history of producing excellent docs in my book.  I.E. Teddy Pendergrass, Hector Camacho, Basketball County: In the Water, Supervillain, Amy Winehouse, and most recently Dick Gregory etc.  All of which I have watched numerous times.  There is no doubt that they will do this one justice as well.  
September 3rd ladies and gentlemen.  Watch the trailer after the jump!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

{Watch} Live Performances:: Tyler, the Creator (Lollapalooza 2021) x Vince Staples (Tiny Desk)

Just in case you weren't able to catch them.  Here's the full Lollapalooza set from Tyler and Vince Staples' recent tiny desk performance for his self-titled album "Vince Staples", which is like that btw.  Ironically, it was announced a few hours ago that these two were going on tour together.   Watch the performances and catch the tour dates below:

Photos:: Album Covers recreated with LEGO by. Waheed Zai


 Social Media may be bad for a lot of things, but it's good for gems like these.  I stumbled across this randomly on Instagram.  His name is Waheed Zai, IG handle : @waheed_zai.  These are just a few examples of his work.  Check him out.. his recreations are fantastic.  


{Watch} Trailer:: New Streetwear Competition series, The Hype, feat. Offset, Wiz Khalifa, Dapper Dan + more


Meet the judges:
Marni Senofonte (L) is a popular celebrity fashion stylist, including notable looks for Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Diddy and also Kendall Jenner. 
Offset (C) .. well you all know Offset. lol.  #Migos
Bephie Birkett (R) job title resume is extensive.  Bephie's Beauty Supply, Designer, Co-owner/Creative Director of LA streetwear line "Union", Director of short videos and commercials for over 10 years etc.  The list continues to grow.

"The Hype" features 10 street wear designers that will compete for a grand prize of ... an industry co-sign, feature on StockX, and $150,000.  Like most televised competitions, special guests will be featured on episodes along the way including Cardi B, Asap Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Dapper Dan and more.  I'll be tuned in.  Watch the trailer after the jump!