NEWS IN hip-hop
American hip-hop artist Jay Electronica first gained significant attention through Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), made available on a MySpace page in 2007 and then released as part of a mixtape called ‘What the f*ck is a Jay Electronica‘. It is fifteen continuous minutes of music, without drums, built from Jon Brion’s soundtrack to the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. There are five segments or movements marked by changes in music and mood, raps by Electronica, and occasional snippets of sampled dialogue including scenes from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Jay is Jay-Z’s Roc Nation most enigmatic figure and way underrated rapper. Stream his mixtape on Mixstream.com !
We’ve warned you about young rapper Casey Veggies several times now so you shouldn’t be surprised at all to discover his new video clip for “Sauna“.
Flatbush Zombies is a Brooklyn crew comprised of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick Arc Elliott made their debut with the video treatment of their first hit ”Thug Waffle” (Prod. by Erick Arc Elliott) that celebrated two of their favorite things in life, weed and waffles, by flashing gold, smoking like its legal, and… eating waffles. They’ve gained a stronger audience recently with ASAP Mob’s “Bath Salt” single where the two East Coast gangs shared some verses. Their mixtape D.R.U.G.S. remains very confidential though. That’s somthing I’d like to change : here’s the download link !!
DONDA’s Creative Director and Co-Owner of RSVP Gallery, Virgil Abloh looks like the man to follow closely. He’s a Chicago native and Kanye West’s longtime personal Art Director. You understand he’s the guy responsible for this street-couture movement that mixes luxury fashion (Givenchy, Alexander Wand, Chanel…) with traditional hip-hop ornaments. We’d spotted Kanye and ASAP Mob members wearing some of Abloh’s Pyrex clothing back in may but missed the train. We won’t miss it twice though as we have the link and looks from the latest Pyrex Vision offerings !! SHOP at RSVP Gallery right now !! Read the rest of this entry »
Embracing a sexier image (sexy means dollars right ?), Azealia Banks releases a fine video for her single Van Vogue. It’s like Nicky Minaj merged with Missy Eliott with the moves of Rihanna. That’s something !