Beats by Dre and now Apple by default just took a page out of Nike’s playbook by dropping The Game Before The Game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Cut to “Jungle” by X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, the almost five minute viral features: Neymar Jr. getting a pep talk from Neymar Sr. before the big game.
General consensus would be that nobody likes commercials. Kinda true, but when a commercial is done right it does two things: Sell you a product, and Entertain you. Case in point, take Volvo Trucks who have been on a creative roll this year most recently with Jean Claude Van Damme most epic split between two moving Volvo trucks!
The ad agency Opperman Weiss out of New York has taken the requisite liquor ad to another cinematic & story telling level on behalf of it’s client, TULLAMORE D.E.W.
The Parting Glass is a beautifully shot, heart felt spot with a great backdrop and served with an extra shot of double meaning.
This ad fits the brand like a glove – truly effective commercial storytelling at it’s very best.
So for those who don’t know, or aren’t really familiar…there is a STRONG, and bubbling skate presence in Uptown, NYC. At the crest of this wave is Mira CoNYo, a clan of creatives and skateboarders, myself included, who’s M.O. is pump out nothing but prime, quality product. They’ve been in the game since 2008 when they put out their first skate video. Since then, there have been many creative endeavors from T-shirts to TV shows. Without giving too much away, Mira CoNYo, and the newest purveyor of fly, uptown’s own The Flagrant Club, are hosting an event tonight with free beer and good vibes. Doors open at 7, premiere starts at 8.
For the first episode of this new series, Mass Appeal hooked up with Jason Goldwatch and 13thWitness two geniuses behind a lens. The two photographers embarked on a road trip through Detroit. The city is the largest in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy and as a result many buildings have become abandoned and is a prevalent site of urban decay.
In case you were too busy buying or playing GTA V, Uptown’s own Perrion dropped his EP From Perry with Love. Continuing the theme of his last mixtape “From Paris with Love,” Perrion gets a little bit more personal on this drop, from him to you, hence “From Perry with Love.” You can download and stream the EP right off DatPiff.com. Also check out the visuals of his first to singles “Get a Job” and “SuperFly
Leave it up to street artist Banksy to redefine the meaning of audio tour as it pertains to art. Today he launches his month long art show entitled “Better Out Than In” on the streets of New York, complete with audio tour. Where do I rent headphones you ask? You don’t. Each piece will have an 800 number that you call from your cell to get Banksy’s take on what that specific art piece is.
Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk are back with a multi-generational collabo. After previewing it at the VMA’s, the full video is now out. The video features Pharrell, Nile and Daft Punk all performing in a futuristic disco party. To hear this an more, pick up a copy of Daft Punk’s latest album “Random Access Memories”.
If you live in New York City you’ve definitely heard all the fuss about these new Citi bikes. Whether it be the bikes are too heavy, too slow, or too ugly the dudes over at Animal Bikes and their team-rider Tyrone Williams wanted to shut the haters up and drop this video of Tyrone killing the streets in one. Love them, or hate them the video is sure to bring a smirk to your facial as Tyrone pops wheelies and bunny hops all over NYC.
Undoubtedly the most controversial twerker of 2013 Miley Cyrus strikes again, this time she’s PG-13 naked. How do you top a social media circus for being an ex-Disney superstar, offspring of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus that twerks? You get naked and have Terry Richardson direct your music video, that’s how. Miley Cyrus has been the “butt” of many jokes (no pun intended) since the VMA’s but that hasn’t stopped her from keeping the world tuned into her every move, Check out the video and let us know what you think, is she just another attention hungry celeb or a social media genius?