We should know her, but we didn’t. Complex takes on the beautiful and extremely “demanding” task of photographing one of the most beautiful women out there. Meagan Good is an actress, you might have caught her on TV’s Deception or Californication. She was also in Think Like A Man, a film we sadly missed. However, thanks to this spread, I think we’ll be running a Meagan Good marathon, starting now. Thanks Complex (read the article interview) and “Hello Meagan”
Hardly a style photo, considering all she’s got is a fur coat and a pair of some nice shades. But alas, she pulls it off like the lioness she is (maybe “tigress”. Photos are done by Cameron Davis, head over to his spectacular siteand you’re bound to see a nipple or two more. Also check out his films. Dark tones and sharp imagery with a tint of subtlety through his low-contrast prints. If you’re interested in the girl, check out the LA based model, Melissa, here.
I am afraid to start this post. It seems like everything has been done before. We know this trend of the rising coverage of specific celebrities. We care for a minute and then we move on. We also are familiar with the recent trend of celebrity letters. Dear Miley, we think you’re great. But please. We are not writing Kanye a letter. We are not turning a receipt into a news story. We just want to stay “Stop talking about Kanye West.”
He’s got some talent left in him and we should let him keep it. Poor ol’ bastard is going to start churning out remix albums soon and I for one, would not like to hear any Stronger reruns. Ever since this Kim thing, I can’t open the computer up without reading about who this guy offended today.
Remember MJ? How he went crazy because all the fame got to his head? Hanging babies out balconies, painting his face, wasn’t enough though was it? We wanted more though. And our obsession on his media coverage drove the industry to kill him. Chappelle left in time. Can we please leave this man alone. Let him be God, Jesus, a genius, whatever he want. If we don’t care, he’ll lose interest and maybe go back to the studio and give us a record that’s longer than 40 minutes.
Also, in my personal opinion, if this man had any “genius” or “god-like” traits about him before, he’s definitely losing it. A man of such stature is strong. A weak mind does not apply. And feeding the public what they’re demanding is not a sign of a strong mind to me. Step back son and notice that most people aren’t really giving a shit. It’s easy to call yourself a genius in front of a room of people who don’t genuinely care about your well-being. We just want to see what you gonna do next?
You make hip-hop. Make hip-hop. We, the people, step back, ignore the press news about you, and we wait upon a record. A good and innovative hip-hop LP from you Mr. West.
Kendrick Lamar Is Scattered
Kendrick Lamar - Look Out For Detox
He’s actually very much on the flow point. He’s a got a lot to say in this one, including a story bout how raids used to happen in his kitchen way back when. Before y’all know and before you can focus your eyes on the flashy video, he’s gone.
A Blanket Through The Snow
For many of us, the snow is here. Some happy, some not so much. But one thing is for sure and that’s that winter photography can be a hella load of fun.
Alena Chendler from Flickr knows how to capture women in their lonesome element.
A poster for a night that occurs only in Houston, Texas. Your man, Flash Gordon Parks, blends boogie, funk classics and eases you in onto the dancefloor.
You missed the December 7th show at the Boondocks, but get on Mr. Parks’ page and if you in Houston, hit him up.
Fred Armisen Started At SXSW
Fred Armisen’s Guide to Music and SXSW 1998
This is back in the 90’s and according to my sources (Wikipedia) this is kind of where Fred Armisen got his start. There’s a few videos like this floating around, but the signature glasses, impressions and soft minimal reaction comedy is already present. Fred Armisen remains one of our all time favorite members of the SNL crew and we support his vision proudly.
Some believe that our increasing marketing towards niche has made it possible, or at least supported the incline, of collaborative efforts. SideRacket is one of those examples of a startup that is doing exactly that.
A hybrid of LinkedIn, KickStarter and others, it makes projects easy to browse through and join. Are you a blogger, have a desire to start up something, write about something, but you’d like to meet some artists and talents that can help you? Well, SideRacket is right there for you to make it possible.
The project within a project website is currently seeking crowd funding and is trying to create some public interest. That is why Dame & Crown threw up a project page and we’ll see if anything happens.
SideRacket currently has around 400 users and a 110 projects going on. Founder, Mark Hendrickson, says “Quit your job and start a project”.
They run with the slogan “Do More Of What You Love”
8tracks Is A Guaranteed Massive Play
We noticed an increasing user base of this recent 8tracks Project, where users make playlists (using tracks hosted on Soundcloud Youtube, iTunes, and personal uploads) and allow streamers to have their own party with one of these things.
There are advancements, such as the option to attach Youtube videos to the tracks, essentially giving you an almost proper dj party. We personally like to connect to the 8tracks app, connect it to our projector, turn the video option on (it’s in beta stage) and to have a chill Friday night in to another user’s soundtrack.
We decided to get on this train and see what we could do with it. Within 3 days, we got over 550 plays, which is a number we have not seen before. So kudos to the 8tracks fans.
If you join and start participating, you’ll notice a lot of limitations on the control you have due to the legal rights applied to radios and/or digital streaming services. So options like skipping tracks is limited to 4 and the playlist gets reshuffled if you listen to a mix the second time. Despite these barriers though, the idea works and provides a solid and easy platform to put on some music and discover away.