• Bang Bang… Pt. I

    by  • September 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Beyoncé and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One on Nowness.com

    “Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.”

    You can also peep an interview with the director here.

    The Black Hole of Hip-Hop: Dr.Dre

    by  • September 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    (AllHipHop News) At this point, Dr. Dre is the Hip Hop equivalent of a black hole, where the brightest stars record music that never surfaces. During a recent interview, Jim Jones describes recording with Dr. Dre and explains how he produced four Dipset songs they have never heard since.
    On September 30th, 2010, Dr. Dre, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Cam’ron were videotaped working on music together, presumably for the as-of-yet unreleased Dipset reunion album. Four years and no songs later, Jim Jones tells The Breakfast Club that…

    “[Dr. Dre] teased us by coming in my studio”, I ain’t never seen that man again and he took the records. We did like four records. Dr. Dre has four Diplomat records right now on Dre beats. In one night, he came in there, went to the studio and was like ‘I got the same studio, let’s rock.’ He put his little plug in in and we did four incredible records.

    Check out the full interview below:


    Daily Rotation Adds on 9/13/14

    by  • September 13, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Ne-Yo hooks up with Juicy J to unleash his banger “She Knows” as the next single for his album Non-Fiction coming in November. Wale does something a lil more freeky on “The Body” with Jeremih. G-Unit gives us another slapper from their Beauty of Independence EP “Watch Me.” Also joining rotation this week are...

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