Posts Tagged ‘Live’

Noah Cyrus And Lil Xan’s ‘Live Or Die’ Video Immortalizes Their Doomed Romance

Two weeks after Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan very publicly and messily announced their breakup, we’ve gotten an unexpected reminder of their fleeting summer fling.

See, brief as their romance was, the 18-year-old singer and 22-year-old rapper managed to be quite the productive couple, recording and releasing the mellow, synth-heavy collab “Live or Die” in August. And on Monday (September 17), they unceremoniously leaked the track’s accompanying video, which immortalizes their doomed love in one very shadowy clip.

Cyrus co-directed the vid alongside Tony Corella, and it finds Xoah in happier times; cuddling and kissing by a fireplace as a spotlight illuminates their moves. Meanwhile, they pledge their loyalty to one another by promising, “When you lay by my side / I see the whole world through your eyes / Ride or die, you and I.” Sure, it’s pretty awkward to watch now, but just pretend you’re seeing it *without* the prior knowledge of knowing these two might’ve broken up over an X-rated Charlie Puth meme.

In happier news, Noah is gearing up for the release of her debut EP, Good Cry, which arrives on September 21. Xan, meanwhile, may or may not be quitting music altogether, so cherish “Live or Die” while you can.

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Childish Gambino Pays Tribute To Mac Miller At His Live Show: ‘He Just Loved Music’

Mac Miller’s untimely death at 26 last week has ushered in a torrent of support, love, and memorializing from his peers in the music world and beyond. Notable moments came from his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, who posted a striking photo of Mac over the weekend, as well as fellow rappers like Chance, Kyle, Wiz Khalifa, Post Malone, and more.

At a tour stop in Chicago, as The Fader points out, Childish Gambino offered his take on Miller’s death as well, pausing the show for a heartfelt musing on how the two complemented each other through the years. As the fan-captured video below shows, Gambino began with a simple declaration: “I’m a very sensitive person… but this Mac Miller shit got me fucked up.”

“He was so nice. Y’all don’t know, like, he was the sweetest guy,” he continued. “A lot of critics were like, ‘Yo, this corny-ass white dude,’ just like they’re like, ‘Yo, this corny-ass black dude.’ And we used to talk, and this kid, he just loved music.

“We should be allowed to be sad about that. Like, my heart was broken. And I feel good about being sad because it tells me that he was special, that I had a special moment.”

Gambino used Miller’s rise, which was concurrent with his own, as a reminder that people don’t have to be beholden to the narratives and expectations and definitions that other people place on them. “We’re all way too complex to be a narrative,” he concluded, before telling Miller he loves him and dedicating his song “Riot” to him.

Check out Gambino’s sweet tribute in the clip above.

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Morning Bop: Live To Your Own “Standard” Like Empress Of

In an interview with The FADER, frontwoman Sadie Dupuis explained that the Ari Ratner-directed visual is an abstract representation of the “fun breed of ‘ally’ who wears out their already exhausted friends by relying on us for excessive emotional labor” while also capturing the tired trope of when “people give unsolicited advice about how to beat depression.” Twerp Verse will be released on April 27 via Carpark Records.

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KITH Reveals Second Chapter of Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King” Collection

Following the success of the initial “Long Live The King” collection, LeBron James and KITH are back at it again for round two with another collection set to release very soon. New images of the offering have been previewed by Fieg ahead of said release.

Featuring four new versions of the Nike LeBron 15, the kingly collection is dressed largely in floral print with matching strap overlays through half of the collection. Impressively, the other half highlights zipped construction. Two white and two black, the offering goes from colored floral graphics and more subtle, muted execution.

KITH has not offered official release details for the collection but it is set to release during All-Star Weekend. More details to come.

KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live The King"
KITH x Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”

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LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron 15 “Long Live The King”

After a less than stellar start to the season, LeBron James single-handedly got his team back on track last night with a monumental 57 point performance against the Washington Wizards. James pulled this off in the “Ghost” colorway of his newly released Nike LeBron 15. But it was what he pulled out before the game that had everyone buzzing.

Nike LeBron 15 designer Jason Petrie went on record in months past and stated that along with zipped pairs of the 15, there would also be a strapped edition. James debuted the very-first pair of the latter last night.

Dressed in olive-green BattleKnit with a navy strap that snakes across the upper reading “Long Live The King,” James couldn’t have picked a more fitting night to break out his statement shoe. Grab a closer look at the Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King” below and stay tuned for more details.

Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”
Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”
Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Long Live The King"
Nike LeBron 15 Strap “Long Live The King”

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Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” // Release Date

Jordan Brand today has confirmed a release date for the highly anticipated Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” edition.

Inspired, of course, by the olive-green bomber jacket Michael Jordan donned during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig back in 1991, the shoe features quilted green paneling paired with simplistic black and white accents. A replica bomber jacket similar to the style Jordan wore back in ’91 was also produced, but will only be available to Jordan Brand friends and family.

Look for the Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” on September 1.

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle

Release Date: September 1, 2017
Price: $ 225

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”

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First Look // Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher “Alternate” Only Available at Live Auction

Feast your eyes on the extremely exclusive Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher “Alternate” limited to only two pairs in the world. This design was an idea of Damien Phillips that ended up turning into the final retail version of what we know now as the DB 7. Both shoes, one signed by Michael Jordan, were auctioned off tonight in Portland. The Alternate’s feature a mostly black upper made of textured leather as well as suede while bronze hits and an icy sole finish off the shoes.

Together, Nike and OHSU Doernbecher hospital raised a record high $ 1.2 Million for children tonight. Take a closer look at the Air Jordans below.

Images: @HesKicks

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R.I.P. the Running Man Challenge Murdered on live television by…

R.I.P. the Running Man Challenge 

Murdered on live television by these people. 

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Michael J. Fox Visits Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015 Nike MAGs

Back to the Future Day festivities continued last night as Michael J. Fox visited Jimmy Kimmel Live. Arriving in a DeLorean with Christopher Lloyd, Fox made light on the movie and the current times in an opening sketch, sporting Marty McFly garb including the recently released NikeLab Bruin.

After the break, Fox sat down with Kimmel, wearing the Nike MAG 2015 and discussing the iconic movie. Check it out in the clips below.

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POLLS: Did “What A Time To Be Alive” Live up to Your Expectations?

When whispers of a possible collaborative Drake and Future mixtape hit the rumor mill a few weeks ago, the Internet went into an absolute frenzy: fake cover art and tracklists circulated, and the two rappers played into the hype by including each other in Instagram posts and tweets with the hashtag #FBGOVO.  The excitement was for perfectly good reason: either could easily lay claim to the rap game’s current top spot, and 2015 has been very good to both of them.

Drake dropped If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by semi-surprise back in February, and it’s become the biggest album of the year — in fact, it’s currently 2015’s best-selling digital body of work and has sold over 1 million copies. In between headlining Coachella and hitting the road (with support from Future, of course) on his Jungle tour, he found himself embroiled in one of the most exciting hip-hop beefs in recent memory when Meek Mill decided to call him out for using ghostwriters to pen his lyrics. If the endless onslaught of Meek-maiming memes didn’t convince you that Drake was the undisputed winner of the battle, one only need to look at the music Drake released during the spat: “Charged Up” and “Back to Back” brought the battle back to mainstream rap with the latter being one of the funnest exercises in braggadocio and boast we’ve seen in years, and “Hotline Bling” became an instant future karaoke classic and the unofficial song of the summer’s tail end.

Future has been having a Monster year himself, and is the only rapper who could even come close to Drake’s level of dominance this year. While the Atlanta MC may have first been noted for his affiliation with the Dungeon Family collective, his individual notoriety has been on a steady build over the last five years, and especially since the release of his much-loved 2012 debut Pluto. He dropped a mixtape back in March, 56 Nights, which charmed both fans and critics, and his subsequent album DS2 (released in July) hit #1 on the charts.

When considering the year that these two have been having, the project’s title is all the more fitting: What A Time To Be Alive — a sentiment shared by many excited fans the day of the drop.Drake’s Apple deal meant that it would be premiering exclusively on his OVO Sound show on Beats 1 Radio. The 6 God himself graced the airwaves to introduce the project, talk about the people behind it, share where it got its name, and describe how it all came together over the course of a six-day stretch in Atlanta. The release and reactions were a perfect illustration of the shift in music and media consumption over the past few years: it was akin to a mass online listening party, and Twitter was ablaze with activity as people live-tweeted the radio show like a sporting event or awards show. What a time to be alive, indeed.

Since the initial excitement has worn off and the digital dust settled, reactions to the tape have been mixed.  It’s undoubtedly a hit from a numbers perspective, expected to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and estimated to sell as many as 500,000 units its first week. The social media activity has been relentless, and you can expect to see lyrics from the album tweeted and borrowed for Instagram captions for weeks and months to come.

Almost everyone has noted the fact this sounds like a Future feat. Drake project: Future’s right hand Metro Boomin serves as executive producer, meaning that the tape plays out in his signature sonic playground, but he also has the best verses, the most noteworthy punchlines and almost double the time on the mic that Drake does. Even some of the content and themes are disjointed: It seems doubtful that Drake would ever release a song called “Live from the Gutter” on his own accord. Owing to all this, the tape lacks a cohesiveness and chemistry that one might expect with both artists in attendance during the creative process, something that is a bit of a rarity in the digital age where long-distance collaboration is both easier, and more common.

That six-day stretch is something to keep in mind when considering the final product. The impulsiveness is a defining factor of WATTBA, and Billboard said it best with their assertion that this tape is a “perfectly timed victory lap.” It might be missing the tightness and executional excellence of a collaborative album like Watch the Throne, but it wasn’t even attempting it. WTT was a grand statement months in the making, positioned as a magnum opus of sorts from both JAY Z and Kanye West in its production style, lyrical content, album art and ensuing tour. Alternatively, WATTBA has always been positioned as a mixtape (made in six days remember), not an album, making it a low risk and high reward venture for both of these artists. Perhaps the lack of pressure or urgency also contributed to what, for some, is a lackluster project.

But when you’re the best, your lackluster is still brighter and better than everyone else, and The Boy and Super Future still offer up some seriously shiny moments on WATTBA. “Digital Dash” and “Jumpman” are good, clean, turnt up fun; and “Diamonds Dancing” brings out the very best in both artists. Coincidentally enough, some of the strongest songs on the project are those that aren’t collaborative — Future on “Jersey” and Drake on “30 for 30 Freestyle.”

With so many angles to debate, and endless differing opinions floating around out there, we’re interested to hear what you thought about What A Time To Be Alive.


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