Julia Nunes is the kind of musical sensation that can only exist in the new millennium. You may not be familiar with her music, but if that’s true it’s likely due more to the amount of time you’ve spent on YouTube than her marketing efforts. Nunes leveraged the world’s largest video platform to build an audience from the ground up, and along the way she won the hearts of many influential industry pros, including the ever-amazing Ben Folds. Her new album is just a little under a month away, and earlier this week Nunes shared a video for one of …
Film: Straight Outta Compton
Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Straight Outta Compton is a lot of fun until it’s not.
Beginning in the late 1980s, Straight Outta Compton opens with a visceral depiction of life in South Central Los Angeles at a time when tension between police and the citizens of Compton was beginning to boil over into national headlines. Eazy-E, then just another street dealer trying to get by, is seen fleeing from police in the middle of a drug raid. Dr. Dre, otherwise known to family and friends as Andre, is looking …
The queen is back, everyone. Go ahead and forget about those young pop star wannabes because Lana is back and ready to take her place atop the mainstream music throne.
Just days after finding herself wrapped up in the immediate viral success of her new single “High By The Beach,” Lana Del Rey has returned to global headlines with the song’s official video. The clip, which was shot on a yacht somewhere in the middle of the ocean, finds LDR doing her best to lay low from pesky paparazzi. Her efforts ultimately do not pay off, but that’s …
Now that the hype surrounding Future’s incredible DS2 has begun to die down it’s time for another one of hip-hop’s most notorious and boisterous personalities to provide a fresh soundtrack for party people around the globe. Fortunately, 2 Chainz is up to the challenge.
Trap-A-Velli Tre is the long-awaited new mixtape from 2 Chainz. It is being released exactly five years after its predecessor and includes contributions from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, FKi, Mike Dean and more. You can stream the 16-track album, as well as download a copy of the record for yourself, at the end …
Film: Shaun The Sheep
Written by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
In a time when the word ‘Minion’ can send chills down the spine of any person with children, Shaun The Sheep delivers a fun and refreshing take on family entertainment that literally anyone can enjoy.
A spin-off from the iconic Wallace And Gromit animation empire, Shaun The Sheep is a British stop-motion cartoon that is currently receiving the big screen treatment on an international scale. Shaun The Sheep‘s first movie finds Shaun, the farmer who watches over him, and the farmer’s dog Bitzer …
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Track: “High By The Beach”
A year after Ultraviolence took her cinematic aesthetic to its creative extreme, Lana Del Rey has cut loose with a hazy new single fans old and new will be talking about for months to come.
“High By The Beach” is the second song from Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album to arrive online. It follows the release of the title track, “Honeymoon,” which proved to be an extension of the cinematic vibes found on Ultraviolence, only delivered with a ever so slightly brighter disposition. I thought the song was …
Film: The Runner
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Peter Fonda
Directed by: Austin Stark
Despite a strong performance from Nicolas Cage, The Runner fails to capture the tension and excitement of political turmoil in an original light.
The Runner is a rare breed of film that places fictional characters amidst real world tragedies to tell a made-up story about the human experience. The setting in this instance is New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, which forced countless members of the regional fishing and boating industry to fall on hard times. Many lost their jobs, and those …
Film: Fantastic Four
Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara
Directed by: Josh Trank
Despite a strong cast and iconic source material, Josh Trank’s take on Fantastic Four is one of the worst superhero films ever made.
The story is simple enough. After being discovered at his high school science fair, Reed Richards is enrolled in a scientific program that allows him to continue his lifelong work on inter-dimensional travel. Along with the help of two equally brilliant young minds–as well as a good guy trouble maker whose on site against his will–Richards cracks the mystery that has been plaguing him for …
Film: The End Of The Tour
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
It’s amazing how one conversation can forever change the course of our lives. You could be speaking with a close friend or a stranger on the street and, without warning, find yourself seeing the world in a whole new light. Such moments are rare and incredibly fleeting, often known solely to the people involved in the conversation itself, but the new film from James Ponsoldt finds a way to capture the magic of honest dialogue and share its beauty with the world.
If you were to try and understand the state of American economics by listening to Top 40 radio you may walk away feeling like everything is fine for the majority of US citizens. You would be incredibly wrong, but given the constant celebration of excess and lavish lifestyles heard in the music created by the biggest names in entertainment it’s a mistake that is easy to understand.
The truth about life in America today is ugly. Racial tension feels as if it is at an all-time high, as is unemployment, and the quality of our education system has been on …
Remember Natalie Imbruglia? Our friends outside of America have watched the pop songstress lead an incredible and diverse career in the spotlight, but here in The States the singer-songwriter hasn’t had a major hit since “Torn” dominated the charts in 1997. I can’t say whether or not a time will ever come when Imbruglia reaches those heights of celebrity here in the U.S. again, but I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that Natalie is still churning out tracks that will make you feel all the feels known to man.
Last week, Natalie Imbruglia released an album of …
2015 is the year of Leon Bridges. In a time where everyone is fighting over social media about whether or not they get the opportunities or co-signs they deserve, Bridges is focused solely on resurrecting a long lost sound that is desperately needed in today’s music climate. We have been following his rise since the fall of 2014, and with the release of Coming Home in June he took yet another step towards being the international sensation we know he will eventually become.
Recently, Bridges made a trip to New York to create a unique acoustic visual for his …