The White House responds to controversial lyrics relating to President Obama in Jay-Z’s new song “Open Letter”
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Henry Rollins, lead singer of Black Flag, joins Pharrell Williams to talk about everything from personal anger to his musical influences. Rollins tells the story of how he became the lead singer of Black Flag and what has led him to writing and spoken word. He talks about rebelling against close-minded, authoritarian punk crowds and his decision not to use drugs or alcohol. And he explains the rush of holding an crowd’s attention and his respect and love for his audience.
The Authenticity Issue examines the relevance of authenticity in a digital age, looking at the worlds of art, design, music, and style to ascertain what constitutes a ‘real’ experience. We spoke with individuals from all around the world – both those who’ve created something timeless and undeniably authentic, and those who mold and bend our perception of reality and truth. This issue can be pre-ordered HERE
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
Stussy announces the release of a biannual print publication available for purchase March 29th
If you missed Illegal Civilization 1 it can be viewed here: IllegalCivilization1
Jesse Nolan, the bands founder and leader, on the “Sleeping at Night” video:
“The ‘Sleeping at Night’ video, is, like everything I seem to do, a love letter to Los Angeles. Truthfully, there are so many faces to Los Angeles, so many split personalities, that you never run out of people to fall in love with. It necessitates documentation.
“Some of the people in the video I just ran into on the street in the fashion district downtown. Others I’ve known for years, a few for my whole life. Russ Tamblyn, who holds the rather legendary status of having played Riff in the original film Westside Story, has been a family friend since I can remember. My Great Aunt Carol, who has an amazing fashion sense, I’ve also known since birth.
“When I had the thought to make a humanist video for this song, I naturally cycled through all the people in my life who I think are incredible in some way, to mine their strong personalities to tell my story. Performance artist Nicole Disson makes an appearance, as well as my friend Carl, an elderly gentleman who always comes to see my dad’s band play dressed to the nines.
“The lyrics of the song were not necessarily inspired by the struggle of the every man. In fact, some lines were inspired by frustration at dear friends who couldn’t get their shit together. But the overall spirit of the song is one that’s optimistic. It’s about wanting to see people do their best.”
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“Hugh Jackman reprises his role as rogue hero mutant Wolverine in the latest installment of the X-Men series. The movie finds Wolverine in the Japan, removed from his former role as a reluctant hero on a mission for vengeance. He is recruited by a powerful man, one whose life he saved decades ago, who makes Wolverine a seemingly impossible offer. As expected, the trailer is packed with thrilling quick cuts of fighting on top of bullet trains, plenty of silverware, and other gratuitous action. Look for The Wolverinein theaters July 26.”
Passion Pit releases their visuals for the song “Cry Like A Ghost” off their latest album Grossamer
The debut video commercial for The Legends USA Spring 2013 Hat Collection. For Mankind Over Time. The whole collection is avaliable for purchase in limited quantities here: http://thelegendsusa.com/
Directed by Jon Feldman
Filmed and edited by PhillyK
Street artist Jay Shells has a new project that brings together rap lyrics with the places that inspired them.