Posts Tagged ‘Games’

Drake Apparently Wrote ‘Nice For What’ While Playing Video Games

Drake’s “Nice For What” is an intricate tightrope act. The song produced by Murda Beatz balances a Lauryn Hill sample, New Orleans bounce groove, and an intro from Big Freedia, but manages to make the disparate parts coalesce into one grand vision. Surprisingly, the story of how the song came together makes it seem like all of that complexity wasn’t difficult to manage. In an interview on the Rap Radar podcast, Murda Beatz shared that he worked on the song with Drake while the rapper was playing video games.

“We were chillin’ at Drake’s house,” Murda said. “We’re playing [NBA] 2K, and we came up with the idea to get like a female artist, to sample a female artist. So I asked my manager Cory, like, ‘Yo, what do you think?’ He’s like, ‘[Lauryn Hill's] “Ex-Factor” and then Drake’s like, ‘Oh, what part?’ And we picked the part, chopped it up, I made the beat while he was playing 2K.”

Murda also revealed that the first pass at the song was written in under two hours.

“He sat there,” Beatz continued. “Wrote the shit in front of me. Cut the shit in front of me. Yeah, we had the shit done, beat and song, probably like hour and a half.”

Murda Beatz is having a phenomenal year. He produced “Motorsport” for Migos and “I Do” on Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, along with an entire tape for Smokepurpp. Hopefully when Scorpion drops, there are a few more Murda concoctions.

Watch the entire interview on Tidal.

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People Are Freaking Out Watching Drake And Travis Scott Play Video Games

Who knew celebrities like Drake and Travis Scott are normal humans who do normal human things? Today (March 15), the internet went crazy after Drake joined famous Fortnite player Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to play the friendly survival video game.

Fans could see the “God’s Plan” rapper and Ninja play on the popular live-streaming video platform Twitch. Ninja is one of the most famous people on the platform, which led to an Instagram follow by Drake, reports Kotaku.

However, the fun didn’t stop there. Travis Scott and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers joined to ratchet up the chaos. At one point, Scott goes, ”God’s plan, let’s get it,” when Graham revives him in the game. The proceedings looked so fun that Logic, Post Malone, and Lil Yachty all had something to say about the game on Twitter.

According to CNET, the stream broke the all-time concurrent viewers record on the platform with 600,000 people checking in to watch a virtual Drizzy and La Flame. The previous record was 388,000 views logged by Dr DisRespect.

Of course, a viral Drake moment wouldn’t be anything without fans, celebrities, and Twitch itself turning the event into memes.

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adidas Teams with World Out Games Miami 2017 to Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in Sports

Party in the city where the heat is on, adidas is going to Miami this spring as they’ve partnered on with World Out Games. Making its American debut, the 10-day event which hosts both multi-sport human rights and cultural events will welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex athletes from more than 40 countries including parts of the world where homosexuality still remains illegal and hidden. All about inclusiveness, the World Out Games are open to all regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation and is an awesome way to celebrate diversity and connect people through athletics.

“We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives,” said adidas North America President Mark King. “We believe in the power of sport and its ability to transcend differences and unite people around hope and celebration. Sport plays a critical role in our culture today and we can harness that influence to make real change for the world. We want to foster a culture in sports that celebrates diversity and provides a safe place for everyone to play.”

The World Out Games will offer activities ranging from beginner to competitive, in sports such as basketball, track and field, running, soccer, bodybuilding, field hockey, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and more.

In addition, World Out Games Miami will feature the fourth Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference from May 26 to 29, based upon an exchange of powerful ideas among internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations. This summit will also include array of cultural events like art exhibits, history tours, a poetry reading with renowned poet Robert Pinsky and a film festival. To culminate the festivities, on June 1st an artistic response to the Orlando massacre at Pulse Nightclub will take place, fusing dance, music, poetry and visual arts to honor the 49 lives lost.

“The endorsement and support of adidas is significant for World Out Games Miami,” said World OutGames CEO Ivan Cano. “adidas’ social and environmental commitment to creativity and diversity and its mission to be ‘the best sports brand in the world’ aligns with our goal to excel and achieve in all areas of athletics, culture and human rights. The adidas alliance will allow us to reach an even greater international audience seeking to champion and celebrate inclusion and equality across a variety of platforms.”

Pretty dope. For more information or to check it out, visit the World Out Games website. Big ups to adidas, the athletes and the World Out Games organization.

adidas received a perfect score of 100 in 2016 and 2017 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. While adidas has always celebrated individuality and fostered fairness, the brand in 2016 formally added a clause to its athlete contracts underscoring its commitment to its partners regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Olympic” Releasing for Summer Games

Following the “Freshwater” and “Varsity Royal” iterations of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 looks to be this Rio-inspired pair driven by the upcoming Summer Games.

Although baseball won’t be played during the games, Griffey’s first signature shoe returns just in time to hone in on commemorative releases for Rio. This style is dressed in navy upper with a midsole and gum outer below. Contrasting burgundy laces with gold tips add distinction to the look that is finished with a starred heel tab.

No release details have been announced with this Olympic themed Nike Air Griffey Max 1. Stay tuned for more details.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Olympic

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The New National Tokyo Stadium Plans Revealed for 2020 Olympic Games

Architect Zaha Hadid has revealed her plans for the upcoming arena in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. The New National Tokyo Stadium, which is slated to be ready for the successfully-bid Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, is a remarkable feat of design, flow and aesthetic. Claimed as a two-year project for the team, the venue will be built around the notion of free-flowing access and a constant connection to the exterior with a gorgeous open sky and an exceptional view of the cityscape of which surrounds it. Enjoy the gallery above and explore more of Zaha Hadid’s work here.


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Fashion Girl of Today:FUN GAMES

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Nintendo Set to Develop Games for Smartphones and Tablets

In a move that will surely have a polarizing effect among nostalgic gamers, Japanese video game maker Nintendo will soon venture into smartphone games. It will partner with Japanese mobile gaming production house DeNA to develop games for mobile devices that make use of Nintendo’s extensive portfolio of iconic games and characters in an attempt to “ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect.” The move comes years after facing increasing competition from other companies, including PlayStation maker Sony and Xbox maker Microsoft, who have been offering customers a mobile experience. The cross-platform service will run across smartphones, tablets, PCs and Nintendo’s own devices, and is set to launch in fall of this year.


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