Monday, April 14, 2014

New Banksy Work

Site just went live again.

Lykke Li "No Rest For The Wicked" (Video)

Great video.

New album, "I Never Learn" out May 5th.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pharrell's "Good Morning America" Appearance

Our guy out making everybody proud. Doing the damn thing.

NR has the rooftop performance of "Happy", and 2nd single "Marilyn Monroe".

Bill Gates Gives Great Rolling Stone Interview

From a couple weeks back but fascinating stuff. Take a few minutes.

Do you think some of these concerns people have are overblown? 

There's always been a lot of information about your activities. Every phone number you dial, every credit-card charge you make. It's long since passed that a typical person doesn't leave footprints. But we need explicit rules. If you were in a divorce lawsuit 20 years ago, is that a public document on the Web that a nosy neighbor should be able to pull up with a Bing or Google search? When I apply for a job, should my speeding tickets be available? Well, I'm a bus driver, how about in that case? And society does have an overriding interest in some activities, like, "Am I gathering nuclear-weapons plans, and am I going to kill millions of people?" If we think there's an increasing chance of that, who do you trust? I actually wish we were having more intense debates about these things. 

Should the state be playing a greater role in helping people at the lowest end of the income scale? Poverty today looks very different than poverty in the past. The real thing you want to look at is consumption and use that as a metric and say, "Have you been worried about having enough to eat? Do you have enough warmth, shelter? Do you think of yourself as having a place to go?" The poor are better off than they were before, even though they're still in the bottom group in terms of income. 

The way we help the poor out today [is also a problem]. You have Section 8 housing, food stamps, fuel programs, very complex medical programs. It's all high-overhead, capricious, not well-designed. Its ability to distinguish between somebody who has family that could take care of them versus someone who's really out on their own is not very good, either. It's a totally gameable system – not everybody games it, but lots of people do. Why aren't the technocrats taking the poverty programs, looking at them as a whole, and then redesigning them? Well, they are afraid that if they do, their funding is going to be cut back, so they defend the thing that is absolutely horrific. Just look at low-cost housing and the various forms, the wait lists, things like that. 

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The Roots Drop New Single "When The People Cheer"

This shit sounds great.

Kanye Speaks To Adidas Crowd "Creativity Is My Oxygen"


New Yeezi's for Adidas drop in June.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Miranda Kerr Naked For British GQ


Couple others here

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shirt Drops "OG Bobby Johnson" Freestyle

Verse on Que's banger because rap.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Designer Milton Glaser's Mad Men Season 7 Ad

One of the only shows I ever cared enough to watch. New and final season starts April 13th.

Ross @RickyRozay Talks To Tim Westwood In London (Video)

You really can't say much to a nigga this confident and laser focused in his endeavors. You ask me this is one of the best interviews he's ever given. Ross is on a rare run.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Drop "PiƱata" Album

Hardest art direction, hardest raps out out.

Buy it here

Russell Simmons Talks To Combat Jack

"I don't ever really feel leaned on. I move out the way you'll fall down or something."

Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss Covers New York Magazine

Love this funny looking bitch. Photos by the great Cass Bird.

Read the cover story here

Riccardo Tisci Givenchy Air Force 1 Collection

Fly shit.  Saturday if you can find them.

Via HB