Posts Tagged ‘know’

Tyler, The Creator Lets Frank Ocean Know He’s ‘Running Shit’ On ‘Bring It Back’ Verse

Tyler, the Creator has been in a giving mood. In March, he dropped “OKRA” and gave props to Valee after being influenced by his style. Last night (April 11), Tyler decided to show love to Trouble, Drake, and Mike Will Made It by adding a verse to “Bring It Back.”

Over the unorthodox beat, Tyler’s pitched-up voice raps about his lucrative shoe deal with Converse, flexes about his Casio watch, and the importance of investing in stocks. The Golf Wang businessman also finds time to shout-out two of his R&B friends, mentors, and inspirations. Towards the middle of his verse, he lets Solange and Frank Ocean know an important message — “Shout out Solo that’s big sis / Shout out Frankie that’s big bro / Ya lil’ homie running shit no question.”

Before the release of the song, Tyler took to Twitter to describe how the track came together.

“travis ( taco) played me this song last week and the pocket of the snare and kick drum had me like wow,” Tyler wrote. “then i heard the guy rap, trouble is his name, and i was like wow i love this song. i face timed mike will and was like wow this song, and he sent the instrumental and i was like bet, this will be fun.”

What is the next beat Tyler, the Creator should demolish?

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A$AP Rocky Wants You To Know He Kisses To Frank Ocean’s Blonde

A$ AP Rocky’s new single “A$ AP Forever” is perplexing for a couple of reasons. Last night (April 4), the Harlem rapper premiered the song along with “Distorted Records” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Rocky dressed in a crash test suit wakes up in a bedroom where masked individuals observe him.

Thankfully, Rocky doesn’t mind being a test subject. He does get to have two phones, keys, a puppy lamp, weed, and a photo of Martin Luther King Jr in his room. If the scientists are grading the young artist on his rapping skills, he did a marvelous job.

Rocky’s mystifying Tonight Show performance only amplifies the incomprehensibility of “A$ AP Forever.” First, the song samples Moby’s “Porcelain,” which will undoubtedly get the ’90s heads excited. Second, the song is lyrically interesting for what Rocky decides to focus on. “A$ AP Forever” is less about the mob being eternal and more about Rocky adjusting to fame, fearing an early grave, and battling dark thoughts.

At least, Rocky admits he and his significant other, “kiss to Frank Ocean and Blonde,” which is highly relatable. After Rocky’s singular verse and chorus, the song gives way to the “Porcelain”-sampling outro.

It is hard to pinpoint where A$ AP Rocky is going musically. Last week, he released the Blocboy JB-assisted “Bad Company,” which is far closer to the popular trap-focused rap of today than “A$ AP Forever.” Before these two tracks, he’s dropped an alternative rock song and one about Uber drivers. Wherever the At.Long.Last.A$ AP-rapper is going, only he truly knows.

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Eight Things You Should Know About the Nike Air Max 270

Following our exclusive look at the Nike Air Max 270 earlier today, the Swoosh dishes out even more details on its excitable new silhouette. They’ve focused on eight key facts regarding the lifestyle centric Air Max 270 — all of which we detail for you here.

Breaking history almost immediately, the Air Max 270 is championed as Nike’s first Air Unit lifestyle shoe. Sure, there have been other lifestyle driven shoes with aesthetically pleasing Air cushioning, but all others saw a primary focus as a performance runner. It’s also noteworthy that the shoe is inspired by both the Air Max 93 and the Air Max 180, respectively.

The shoes 270 moniker originated from an internal Nike epithet for the Air Max 93, which acts as a call back to the 270 degrees of visibility in the Air Unit. Also, to that end, it’s the tallest Air Unit ever, tallying 32-mm in height. This speaks to the biggest heel volume displacement on record in efforts to support maximum Air comfort.

All this cushioning and height will make appearances on a variety of Nike silhouettes in 2018, many of which will be dressed in different colors.

Another interesting fact about the Air Max 270 is that Kevin Durant was one of the first Nike athletes to wear test the shoe. He loves them and also owns the largest pair: a size 18.

The eighth and final fact regarding the Nike Air Max 270 is its release date: February 1, 2018. Select retailers will stock the shoe as well as Nike SNKRS. Take a closer look below.

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“You want to know what the world is about? No one knows what to think. If we could just embrace not…”

“You want to know what the world is about? No one knows what to think. If we could just embrace not knowing for a second, we might have a chance.”

Garry Shandling, GQ, August 2011 
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Hi GQ! I’m a 6’4″ guy in his early twenties. I have a long back and it makes finding well fitting, fashionable clothes hard to find. Do you know of any places a taller guy could find a decent wardrobe?

We just published a story that covers this exact topic. Read it here. 

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We don’t know what this woman’s job is, but it involves her…

We don’t know what this woman’s job is, but it involves her watching men with six-packs strip to their underwear and she seems to really enjoy it. 

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Finally, we know what it would look like if you replaced Drake…

Finally, we know what it would look like if you replaced Drake in “Hotline Bling” with Bernie Sanders. 

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You May Know Me from Such Roles as Terrorist #4You’ve…

You May Know Me from Such Roles as Terrorist #4

You’ve heard of actors getting typecast. But there is no group more slighted, more narrowly cast, than the Muslim-American actors who earn virtually their entire livings pretending to hijack planes and slaughter infidels. Jon Ronson embarks on a soul-searching odyssey with the bad guys of Homeland, American Sniper, and 24.

Photo by Peter Yang. 

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What to Wear Today: Lapels that let the boardroom know you’re in…

What to Wear Today: Lapels that let the boardroom know you’re in charge.  

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Get to Know Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel 

Get to Know Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel 

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