Thursday, August 20 2009 2:38 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
It’s deeper than Mad Max.
Director Anthony Mandler reveals the idea behind Jigga’s next visual:
“There’s a tone and feeling to the song, there’s a militia, a march and a kind of rambunctious energy to it that, for me, I immediately wanted to tap into. I showed [Jay] some references from the classic rebellious zones of the world. We live in very orderly society in America, but when you get into Brazil, you get into the Middle East, you get into Africa, you get into Eastern Europe, when you get into places like that, there’s a different sort of ‘we run this town’ [going on]. There’s less order and more chaos. So we looked at a lot of those references, new photos and historical photos, to capture that kind of falling-apart feeling.”
“We wanted you to feel uneasy throughout the piece,” he said. “We wanted there to be a constant layer of tension through the piece. Even in the way I shot — where the camera comes by Jay, it doesn’t stop on him, it goes to Rihanna — there’s kind of this chaos of revealing and covering and concealing. And things happen offscreen that you don’t see. I think people are really gonna flip on this.”
We better. Video drops tmw night at 8 EST on MTV.
Props: 1515 Boys
And if you’re so inclined. Another fuckin’ teaser. Smh. Can we stop stretching content? Geesh!
Thursday, August 20 2009 1:58 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
Wasalu weighs in on the importance of lyrics. To wit, Lupe would sell more records if he were to dumb it down.
Spotted: YK2 via LupeEnd
Thursday, August 20 2009 1:04 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
Um, back in my day, we called this an EP. See: Show and AG/PR and CL.
That’s right, no Kanye clearances, Santigold or “Ignorant Shit” covers. Mr. You The Fuckin’ Best is hittin’ retail with just his very best on this reissue due Sept. 15th. These are the songs you hear on the radio ALL THE TIME. As you can see, “I’m Goin’ In” is even included. With no Jeezy? Don’t know about that. But at least we got the new “Fear” joint, hopefully it’s better than “The Winner.” I fucks with Tha Bizness but that track gives me the creeps.
Previously: Drake To Re-Release “So Far Gone”
Thursday, August 20 2009 12:59 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
“Shout out to Preme, I know he in the Feds throwing up.”
Ha! The talk of New York tells the 1515 Boys that 50 Cent and Mayor Bloomberg both agreed to cancel Fif’s performance at “40 Day” on August 30th. “40 Day” is an annual celebration for the South Jamaica Houses a.k.a 40 Projects (named after the elementary school, P.S. 40 across the street). Yayo, says the event will be memorable nonetheless. That is until the National Guard’s called in of course. It’s a Queens thing doofy.
Previously: Mayor Addresses 50 Cent Family Day
Thursday, August 20 2009 12:19 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
Will all the chitter-chatter about the BP3 final tracklist, it reminds me of the stir that started when this ad first emerged for The Black Album. This woulda been a hell of a concept. Oh well.
Sidebar: We still haven’t got confirmation on the producers of the new songs. But of course, there’s a Wiki list. Let’s see if it holds up.
Wednesday, August 19 2009 11:55 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
*Blows whistle* Technical foul on number 9-7. Nearly a week later, the station blazing hip-hop and R&B finally uploaded footage from the Band of Ballers game. Jimmy and The Jones Family took the chip. No need to say who took the “L”.
Previously: Jim Jones M.V.B. (Most Valuable Baller)
Wednesday, August 19 2009 11:50 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Uncategorized
“Ah man, that was alright.”
I didn’t even know there was an “Exhibit B”. Now this is some good hip-hop shit. Dante and the hometown boy delivered this past Monday. Just watch.
Update: It’s “Exhibit A (Remix)”. Clear? Cool.
Wednesday, August 19 2009 11:45 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
Here’s a sneak peak at the documentary surrounding the murder of Run-DMC DJ, Jam Master Jay. The clip features commentary from folks like 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, and Bill Adler. Seven years later and still no arrests? That sound’s stupid to me.
Wednesday, August 19 2009 11:33 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Clutch
TMZ got some footage of Shaq in the ring with one of the greatest boxers of our time. If this is how Shaq’s reality show which debuted last night is, I might have to check it out. This is pretty entertaining.
Wednesday, August 19 2009 11:14 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Gossip
Kelis has gone to great lengths to keep her and Nas’ child’s image from being snapped. But someone at a recent industry event she attended betrayed that trust. The Internets have no conscience.
Sidebar: Cute kid!