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.
As worldrenowned DJ, Diplo, and the Major Lazer crew prepare for their forthcoming world tour, the animated “Major” dusts off his cybernetic gun and space board to get back into gear with a teaser. The Golden Wolfproduced short depicts a postapocalyptic universe where only Major Lazer’s style of brute justice can save the day.
Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator usually gets written off as a jerk or antagonizing jokester, but a recent interview in Italy continues to reveal his mistaken identity. While folks are too busy pegging him for his slurs and profanity, Tyler’s actually busy building his repertoire in music and business. It’s obvious, that underneath the shock value, the visionary is just a passionate kid who’s serious about his craft(s).
Harlem Hip Hop phenom A$AP Rocky made an appearance at Terry Richardson’s photo studio recently. Of course Mr. Richardson couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to photograph “Pretty Flacko” on his own signature style. The two even traded shades and steez for the iconic and last parting shot.
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.
The return of New York City streetwear phoenix, Alife, has gotten more than buzz. Add more fuel to the comeback fire as the brand teamed up with renowned Yonkers rapper Jadakiss for a session and a special collaborative tee shot by photographer Jason Nocito. Guns and New York street credpretty much foolproof for branding success!
Legendary Virginiabased producer Timbaland sits down with Revolt and lays out the insider info about how JayZ’s grand Magna Carta project came together. He unveils the hidden falling out that him and Jay had and how it all came around once he decided to reach out and admit his faults. The candid and genuine Timbaland comes off very as very appreciative of the opportunity. He also discusses the business and long term goals of all of this progression of sound and marketing. There’s even talks about a Kanye x Timbaland project possibly dropping soon.
Miami rapper, Pitbull, is contributing to a new charter school in his hometown. The Sports Leadership And Management (SLAM) charter middle school and high school will begin classes this year. The School will be tailored to students who wish to pursue careers in a sports related field. Pitbull isn’t the first athlete or entertainer to try his hand at education reform by opening a charter school. Former NBA player, Jalen Rose, opened the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter high school in his native Detroit that was not without its share growing pains in the first year of operation. Former Miami Dolphin, Terry Kirby, also opened a charter middle school, Touchdowns4life, in Broward County, Florida that was closed down last year due to financial problems.
The WuTang’s general and chef, Raekwon, got behind the lens and on the mic for Mass Appeal’s Off Tha’ Wall series to answer a bunch of questions pertaining to the Wu’s history and his many crafts. Check it out as he drops jewels and lets viewers know about his side hobbies like golf, interior design, and cooking.