Inspired by Marina Abramovic’s infamous 2010 retrospective at MoMa, Jay-Z performed a surprise intimate show at NYC’s Pace Gallery to a combination of fans and big names in the art world. He personally interacted with those in attendance, with one fan claiming he has ‘made himself art’. Jay Z explains the reasoning behind it: “Concerts […]
This Tumblr just goes to show that ‘even world famous rappers have problems’. Ali Graham illustrates one of Jay-Z’s “99 problems” every day for 99 days, giving Jay-Z’s lyrics a whole new meaning. These illustrations are hilariously witty, and now you have something to look forward to for the next 53 days.
As Jay-Z says in his book, Decoded: ‘Hip hop is the only art that I know that’s built on direct confrontation’. Based on that premise, rappers wrote some of the best lines of hip hop just saying ‘how dope they are’. These lines inspired Brazilian illustrator Raoni Marqs to create portraits of some of the most famous, legendary, and controversial figures rap has ever seen.
The Rap Board is one of those gifts from the internet that, in theory, you think you don’t need or want. But before you go digging for the receipt whilst fantasising about your exchange gift, I strongly urge you to give it a go. Quite simply, The Rap Board is a soundboard of rapper catch-phrases […]
This video pisses me off. It seems to say that New York is no longer a city for you and me, it’s exclusively for supermodels who aren’t even from there and the rich people who fund the fashion industry. What I loved about New York when I loved it was the lady who sold me […]
Okay, this is greatness in all forms. This is why I make art and I can’t hang out with most human beings. The emotions, the music, everything. Even if you’re not a fan of rap music, you should have this album. Pure excellence.
The weather is hot in New York city. Everybody is out and Summer is in full effect: cars blasting, BBQs, full SWAG! Then, while listening to Funkmaster Flex’s radio show, this drops. Now, I have been listening to Flex like a Shaolin Monk since I was I kid. But this was different.
A friend of mine recently brought this Hong Kong video rendition of Jay Z’s Empire State of Mind to my attention. And while the videographer in me absolutely adores some of the effects used to film the clip, I’m left feeling the same sentiment as Hyp3rN3rd’s comment: ‘i like the ‘spoof’ and all but the […]
What can’t Jay Z do? Not content with having recorded the contemporary tribute to Gotham City, the all round entrepreneur has just launched an online lifestyle magazine called Life and Times, which the mighty one will personal curate.
Music Philosophy describes itself as ‘a weekly graphic-typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes’. I like to describe it as the coolest way to enjoy songs weekly without having to listen to them.
Step aside Grandmaster Flash, DJ Disco Chrisco is about to take over with the latest gadget soon to hit stores, DJ Hero. With the artists involved in the new Guitar Hero spin off ranging from French electro masters Daft Punk to Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Foo Fighters, and the Beastie Boys, DJ Hero will be taking over your next party. Released towards the end of October, it’s a must have. Already