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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pearls : Kimbra

"I'm so fascinated by the human longing for meaning. The way we relate romantically to each other is so much to do with our longing for meaning as well."

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Gadgets : Ungaro Smartring

Gadgets : Ungaro Smartring

Last time we checked in with Omate around this time last year, they were coming out with the Omate X, designed to be a fashionable smartwatch. It was fashionable for the time, but in light of what’s come after in the world of fashionable tech, it looks pretty pedestrian in hindsight. Omate is hoping that their newest wearable, a smart ring made in partnership with French design firm Emanuel Ungaro, will better stand the test of time.

The choice to move to a smart ring reflects one increasingly popular interpretation of the wearable — that unlike smartphones, wearables should have only a few carefully chosen features, designed to not attract too much attention to themselves. We’ve seen this idea implemented in programmable wearables that only send you notifications from apps or contacts that you specify — Tyia and Ditto, for example.

This Ungaro ring might be taking things a little too far. The ring will only vibrate (no light or sound) when a single designated contact sends you anything, be it a call, text message, or social media message. That’s simple, I guess, but I don’t think it’s a good reflection of how people actually live unless your significant other forbids you from having contact with anyone else, ever. Seems silly to say, but important messages can come from a lot of people. It seems unlikely anyone would want to narrow down notifications to just one person.

The good news is that the partnership with Emanuel Ungaro has resulted in a more stylish product, if a bit ostentatious. The ring itself is large, paired with an equally large inset gemstone. The ring can be ordered in gold or silver, while you have your choice of blue topaz, opalite, onyx, sapphire, and ruby for the gemstone. The ring will be assembled by the Richline Group, a prominent player specializing in jewelry tech, in a workshop in Arezzo, Italy. It will go on sale through them in November for between $500 and $2,000.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Videos : Stromae : quand c'est ?

Videos : Stromae : quand c'est ?

Belgian rapper/singer Stromae has shared a beautiful and haunting new video for his track, “Quand C’est?” — or in English, “When Is It?” The dark track “explores the pain caused and inevitable fear of cancer,” according to a press release, and the black and white visuals are reminiscent of the spooky and stylized look of the indie game Limbo, and features some deft silhouette work. The video was created by Stromae’s artistic collective Mosaert. Check it out.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Singles : Wiz Khalifa : No Social Media ft. Snoop Dogg (Prod by ID Labs)

Singles : Wiz Khalifa : No Social Media ft. Snoop Dogg (Prod by ID Labs)

Wiz Khalifa unleashes a brand new banger featuring Snoop Dogg. The rappers denounce social media use when they are trying to chill with their women. The ID Labs produced track is available for free download.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

News : Drake Stacks BET Nominations High

News : Drake Stacks BET Nominations High

The year in hip-hop was (once again) ruled by Drake.

That's according to the just-released BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, where Drake leads with 12 nods. He led last year's nominations too, with eight. Just behind Drake are Big Sean (10 nominations), Nicki Minaj (nine) and Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole (eight each).

or the full nominations, see below. The BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped Oct. 9 in Atlanta and air Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap feat. Monty – “My Way”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best Live Performer
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year
Big Sean
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year
Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson/Lil Chris
Colin Tilley
Director X

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
J. Cole
Kanye West
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
Big Sean
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
“Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)
“Commas” – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future)
“IDFWU” – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40)
“Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album of the Year
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award
Bobby Shmurda
DeJ Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd Tink

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre
J. Cole
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
DeJ Loaf
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Club Banger
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU” (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)
Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced by Dds)
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced by Tony Fadd)
Future – “Commas” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside)
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape
Future – 56 Nights
Future – Beast Mode
Future – Monster
Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2
Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Drake – “Blessings” (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)
Drake – “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap feat. Drake)
E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean feat. E-40)
Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne)

Impact Track
Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”
Common and John Legend – “Glory” (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)
J. Cole – “Apparently”
J. Cole – “Be Free”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

People’s Champ Award
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Future – “Commas”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mixtapes : Yo Gotti : The Return

Mixtapes : Yo Gotti : The Return

Yo Gotti - The Return

While we wait on Yo Gotti's Art of Hustle album, the rapper is giving fans a new mixtape, The Return. The street-ready project contains a host of new material from the Memphis native, with 22 tracks total. Although fans are probably itching for Art of Hustle, this should satisfy everyone in the interim.

The project contains appearances from Fetty Wap, Blac Youngsta, Boosie Badazz, Zed Zilla, French Montana and more. The production comes from Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Ben Billions, Marvel Hitz and many more.

Listen and/or download The Return, and let us know what you think.

01. Intro Crossing The Border
02. Set The Record Straight (Prod. By Boi 1da)
03. Oh Well (Prod. By DirtyBird)
04. Down In The DM (Prod. By Ben Billions Schife Karbeen)
05. Rich Nigga (Prod. By Metro Boomin)
06. Tell Me Feat. Fetty Wap (Prod. By Zaytoven)
07. Return From Columbia Skit
08. Boyz N Da Hood
09. Everywhere I Go (Prod. By Marvel Hitz)
10. Foreva Eva Feat. Blac Youngsta (Prod. By Marvel Hitz)
11. Rico Freestyle
12. Good Die Young Feat. Boosie Badazz & Blac Youngsta (Prod. By Marvel Hitz Komo Beats)
13. Tiffany (Prod. By Marvel Hitz)
14. Flight 2998 To LAX Skit
15. I Got U Feat. French Montana (Prod. By Ben Billions Schife Karbeen)
16. Real Nigga Holiday (Prod. By Ben Billions Infamous)
17. Blac Youngsta- Heavy Feat. Yo Gotti (Prod. By Robbie Cash)
18. Fans (Prod. By Trauma Tone)
19. Trap Niggas Freestyle
20. Zed Zilla- Focus Feat. Yo Gotti (Prod. By Flizzee Flame)
21. Poppin Freestyle
22. Allstate (Prod. By Real McCoy)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cars : Porsche Mission E

Cars : Porsche Mission E

With the Model S, Tesla proved that all-electric cars can move fast. The Porsche Mission E Concept proves they can charge fast, too. This yet-to-be-greenlit looker is powered by a pair of motors producing a combined 600+ hp, good for a 0-62 time of under 3.5 seconds, and a world first 800-volt drive system that allows for incredibly fast charging, as in an 80% charge, or enough to go nearly 250 miles, in just 15 minutes. The car promises to handle well, with both all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, and despite the sleek design of the aluminium, steel, and carbon fiber reinforced polymer body, still offers four full doors and four single seats. All that's missing is a release date.

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