Monday, July 30, 2012

Jay Electronica Releases Tracklist of New Album, "Act II: Patents Of Nobility", New Photos etc.

Just released. How ill would it be if the brother just dropped this shit without any warning and it was just incredible.

Act II: Patents Of Nobility

1. Real Magic f. Ronald Reagan 
2. New Illuminati f. Kanye West 
3. Patents Of Nobility 
4. Life On Mars (f. @FatBabyBella) 
5. Bonnie & Clyde f. Serge Gainsbourg 
6. Dinner At Tiffany's (The Shiny Suit Theory) f. Jay-Z, The-Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg 
7. Memories & Merlot 
8. Better In Tune With The Infinite f. Latonya Givens 
9. A Letter To Falon 
10. Road To Perdition f. Jay-Z 
11. Welcome To Knightsbridge f. Diddy 
12. Rough Love f. Kanye West 
13. Run & Hide f. The Bullitts 
14. Nights Of The Roundtable (First Draft Skeleton) 
15. 10,000 Lotus Petals

Photos by David Salafia, more here.

Schoolboy Q Drops Dope New Video, "There He Go"

Best shit out.

Webster Hall, This Thursday In NY: @NINASKY'S Album Release Party

Boom. Dred's unofficial BDay event/Nina Sky party. Can't go wrong this Thursday.

Buy advance tickets here -

Also, the  girls dropped the new music video for their single 'Heartbeat'. Watch it here.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jay-Z Presents, "Welcome To The Future... Again"

All the cool things your man likes.


GIANT Magazine Interviews The Kid @40oz_VAN

Read on as the homie's brand continues to grow.

Did you have a 9 to 5 before all of this? What’d you do? Why’d you quit?
I worked stock at Banana Republic [womens] when I was 19 for about five months, I hated it. I promised myself I would never work retail again so I reevaluated my goals, got my mind right, and stepped my hustle up. 

How did your Tumblr start? What inspired you to do it?
It started off as just for fun. At the time everyone was either faking the funk as fake professional photographers on Flickr or re-blogging pictures of high end clothing on Tumblr, I chose Tumblr [as a platform]. I gave it my twist though— like every normal guy, my phone is filled with nude pictures received from beautiful women. I gathered the best ones and started dropping them daily. The feedback was filled with love and amazement. I added a contribution email beneath my headline for submissions and before I knew I hit close to 7 million page views in a year from 210 countries worldwide.

Continue reading here

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Action Bronson Shit, "Midget Cough"

Mature shit, as only Bronson could do.

Mick Boogie

Yves Saint Laurent Navy Malibu Hiking Sneakers

Really very nice. Plush, pebbled leather, and features the signature Malibu ribbed and padded ankle area. $525 which isn't even too expensive when you think about it.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

*New Music* Birthday Song - 2 Chainz feat. Kanye West

Produced by Sonny Digital & Kanye West. This goes.

Buy it

New 9-Minute Rakim x Reebok x Complex Documentary Done Really Well

Classic shit, no pun intended. Rakim is one of the guys I may have been too young to fully grasp the music of but undeniably a major reason we're all here doing what we do.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Episode One Of Seinfeld's New Web Show "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" w/ Larry David

Haven't watched yet but I'm expecting good things.

Go here

...And There it Is, The Most Anticipated Song Of The Moment, "3 Kings" - Rick Ross feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z

God damn Hov kills this. Something about his verse... it's just different. God Forgives, I Don't in stores July 31st.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

URNEWYORK Announce Group Art Show "Cause & Effect" In Brooklyn, RSVP's Open Now

If you're a fan of the incredible NY art scene as of late, this is where you need to be come Wednesday, August 1st. Ski & 2 explore the curation business. Music provided by Darvin Silva.


211 Franklin St. 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222
G Train to Greenpoint Ave.

More info here

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nas Album "Life Is Good" In Stores For Sale Today, So Great

Album is so good. Wordplay sharper than ever, vivid and lush. Loco-Motive. Back When. Stay. The Black Bond. Roses. The Amy Winehouse record. Support and buy now.

Friday, July 13, 2012

An Incredibly Sick And Interesting 6 Minutes Covering "The Brief History Of John Baldessari"


Via Dred, via Jeff, via Jerry.

JIL SANDER Leather Lunch Bag

I would rock this. Fuck you haters.

Made in Italy. Retails at $630. Available here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Frank Ocean Debuts New Song "Bad Religion" On Fallon, Gracefully Kills It

Love when amazing stuff like this takes center stage.

Buy the new album, Channel Orangehere now.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Louis C.K. Interview w/ @TheAVClub So Fucking Inspiring

Take a few minutes and read the whole interview. I promise if you're in business for yourself, juggle creative projects, or whatever, you'll be happy you did so.

AVC: How can you not be in a perpetual state of complete exhaustion? 

LCK: You know what? That’s the central question of my life—how to manage all of that. There’s a woman I see who’s not my therapist, but she’s like an old friend who’s a therapist in profession. She lets me talk to her like a therapist once in a while, and she does a great thing. Whenever I have a big dilemma, like this is a big problem in my life, she always says, “Wow, you’re going to have to figure that out.” [Laughs.] That’s all she says. And so I had to figure it out. I had to put some time and effort into figuring out how to manage energy and time and brain effort and all that stuff. I’ve got a bunch of different things I do. I learned that sharks sleep parts of their brain, like rolling blackouts; they can’t fall asleep because they can’t stop moving or they’ll suffocate. So they sleep sections of their brain at a time. So I do kind of a version of that, where I shut down brain centers. I literally tell myself, “Don’t logistically problem-solve for the next three hours, but you can talk to folks. Driving my kid home from school—don’t think about all the professional things you have to do.” 

AVC: How can you do all this without also cracking from pressure? 

LCK: I like pressure. Pressure doesn’t make me crack. It’s enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you’re not doing something, you know? When you’re getting ready for something, you feel pressure—when you’re anticipating. But when you’re constantly in activity, there’s no time for pressure to just sit there and make you crack.

Shout to Chris Daddy for the heads up.


The homie Van, with the ever growing 40oz brand in NY is writing a classic story. Wrote this using his tweets over the last couple months. One of my favorite beats ever.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2 Chainz Album Cover Is Fucking Perfect

This shit is so classic and perfect.

Album drops 8/14.