Thursday, March 24, 2011
The second in a series of promotional videos for the annual “Back in the Days!” hip-hop exhibition in Paris, this clip highlights photographer Jonathan Mannion. Speaking candidly about his experiences, Mannion talks about documenting the rise of hip-hop culture for the past 15 years, watching as it grew from an underground movement in the early 1990s to the pop culture phenomenon it is today. Watch the video to hear his recounts from photoshoots with everyone from Sean “Puffy” Combs to DMX and Roc-A-Fella.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The most exciting thing in music right now. These guys are vulgar, your parents will hate them, and the evoke the same intense energy as bands from the early punk scene. If you havent heard of them you probably have been under a rock, they just got the cover of Billboard and recently did Jimmy Falon...so here is Odd Future aka OFWGKTA aka Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.
Tyler, The Creator
Monday, March 14, 2011
Grammy winners Arcade Fire have teamed up with Spike Jonze for a 30-minute short film called Scenes From The Suburbs. If the trailer is any indication, it's going to be intense.
Frontman Win Butler and his brother Will collaborated with Spike on the script, which revolves around a group of teens in a town that is under military control. The film is scheduled to premiere at SXSW and will be out on DVD soon.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Fourteen years ago today, the Hip Hop culture has lost one of its brightest stars ever – Biggie Smalls. Fans around the web are celebrating his legacy by sending out #biggieday over Twitter. Hailing from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section in Brooklyn, Christopher Wallace’s rise to fame was quick and his career was cut short just as quickly. Sean “Diddy” Combs signed Biggie to Uptown Records and brought him to bad Boy Records when he started the label in 1992. The subsequent success has been well documented. Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, and his second solo album, Life after Death, was released on March 26. His murder remains unsolved. 35mmBeats would like commemorate his art by posting cut “Warning”, which appeared on his 1994′s debut Ready to Die. One of the most sublime examples of his impressive lyrical abilities. Rest in Peace.
The Notorious B.I.G.
"Warning" Ready To Die
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Windy City’s dynamic duo The Cool Kids are back with a new visual for “Free Throws.” Directed by Dichfürd Ahlers & Sean Michael Pheanis, things get charmingly cold as the Kids take a walk through their hometown, spotlighting some of the city’s impressive architecture and showcasing their humorous personalities at the same time. Enjoy!
French electro pop outfit Yelle unveil the entertaining two in one clip for their new singles “Safari Disco” and “Que Veux-Tu?”. The former is also the title track of their forthcoming album. Watch the visual above and read the description below.
Shocking and provoking as any other of her previous visuals comes the video to Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way.” The clip was created by famed photographer Nick Knight who shot the pop queen for i-D magazine last year. The singer revealed that there will be a second version of the song and its profits will be for a good cause. Enjoy