Love him or hate him, Tyler The Creator has been pushing the envelope with the amount of creative endeavors he’s chosen to undertake. Whether it’s commercials, TV shows, or music, Tyler has definitely had a hand in it all. He recently dropped a 60-second teaser clip for his upcoming film, WOLF. The trailer features Tyler looking for a lighter while his goonies beat a kid up on a desolate street. Plot twist, the kid getting beat on is Tyler. Keep your eyes peeled for the film’s release date.
In case you missed it, Kanye graced Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a surprise performance of “Bound 2” off his latest album Yeezus. Kanye also took a blatant jab at Ray J by opening the song with a new rendition proclaiming, “Brandy little sister lame, and you know it now.” Peep the performance and look out for Kanye (alongside Kendrick Lamar) as he comes to a city near you with his Yeezus Tour, his first solo tour since 2008’s Glow in the Dark.
This October right before the start of the 2013/2014 NBA season, we will all have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see for ourselves how Jeremy Lin’s incredible run unfolded that magical February of 2012 right before the New York Knicks considered releasing him.
Given all the crappy publicity that everyone’s favorite Chicago producer (and least favorite person), Kanye West, is getting lately, we thought it’d be cool to push this story about a video game based on him instead. So the year’s 3030 and after teleporting into the future via wormhole, Mr. West has to rid the city of some really bad music clones in classic RPG format. Sold? We are too! Download it here.
Alist celebrities, journalists and top government officials graced Washington D.C. for this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. The glamorous evening took place this past Saturday and brought out everyone from Newt Gingrich and Conan O’Brien, to John Legend and Steven Spielberg. American President Barack Obama was on fire with jokes and political commentary that rivaled only a few of the comedic attendees. What an interesting display of government and Hollywood.
One of HipHop’s most recognizable names came under fire recently for his lyrics on a song that he was featured on. Miami rapper Rick Ross was criticized for his reference to date rape on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” Rick Ross attempted to apologize more than once for the lyric (“I’d die over these reeboks you ain’t even know it/ Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”) but it was seen as disingenuous because they failed to acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. Rape is no joke (or art) when nearly 1 in 5 U.S. women surveyed in the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey said they had been sexually assaulted.
Vevo presents an original short about 50 Cent’s new venture into boxing (SMS Promotions). The infamous Queensbred MC is no stranger to adversity and the challenge of the ring is no different for Mr. Jackson. Check out how he breaks down his triumphs and setbacks and how it all forged him to become the lifedriven competitor that he is today.