It’s been 25 Years since our “Three Feet High” release. We have a lot great memories and an incredible journey. Amazingly enough, our fans stuck around, supported and still want more. Ok, but before you get that, here’s a little De La over Dilla Beats.
Enjoy and look out for the new mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y. all beats by J Dilla. Peace… and in advance, You’re Welcome.
Artist and activist Keith Haring finally gets a monograph worthy of his iconic works:
“Closely based on Haring’s own concept for the monograph he wanted to publish before his untimely death, this volume represents more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographic and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries. From chalk drawings deep in the New York City subways to murals in Pisa and Berlin; collaborations with William Burroughs and the famous body painting of Grace Jones, this book follows the incredible trajectory of Keith Haring’s artistic career: how a young man from a small town in rural Pennsylvania came to revolutionize the art world–and the course of art history–within little more than a decade. An incredibly prolific artist, Keith Haring created countless bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that continue to inspire artists–and delight children–worldwide. Tracing the arc from his early subway “tags” to his poignant work on social issues as diverse as AIDS, illiteracy and apartheid, this visually stunning book is the definitive work on Keith Haring.”
Jimmy & Justin perform the fifth installment of the History of Rap:
LL Cool J — I’m Bad, Run DMC — Beats to the Rhyme, Crazy Calls – Wait for the Beep, Beastie Boys — Fight For Your Right, Tone Loc — Wild Thing, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Fresh Prince Theme, Salt N’ Pepa — Whatta Man, Positive K — I Got A Man, The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa, Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg – Dre Day, Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – Regulate, N.W.A. — Straight Outta Compton, Ini Kamoze – Hot Stepper, Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean, Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy & Pharrell — Pass the Courvoisier, Part II, Kris Kross – Jump, Skee-Lo — I Wish, Jay Z – 99 Problems, Ludacris — Move Bitch (Get Out the Way), Drake — Started From the Bottom, Kendrick Lamar — Swimming Pools (Drank), Kanye West feat. T-Pain — Good Life, Run DMC — Walk This Way
Nike is taking another step to throw up a roadblock for users determined to take advantage of bots and automated scripts to gain an unfair edge in purchasing sneakers online. Nikestore now has a new page detailing its latest development called Nike Access Codes, which reads like a retaliatory effort intended to thwart bot usage. The whole thing remains a bit vague considering the Access Codes haven’t gone live and Nike hasn’t released an official statement on them yet, but there are a couple key points that can be gleaned from the questions section the page.
Nike Access Codes pertain ONLY to sneaker purchases through Nike.
Nike will send out Access Codes to select customers. This means that you can’t actively get a code to purchase the product in question. They’ve got to send it you.
Nike reserves the right to use access codes on any product and won’t announce selections publicly prior to use. This suggests that you might have to go into a Saturday morning release without knowing which pairs will ask you for an Access Code during the purchase.
Access Codes don’t guarantee you the product in question. It will only “give you access” to potentially buy the shoe.
These are a couple of the more important points to take away from the whole process. The effort is another hoop to jump through in terms of purchasing sneakers, but it is certainly a valiant effort considering the lengths that Nike is going to to please what is ultimately a pretty small percentage of their consumers.
Is there a better cross-section of century-spanning architecture anywhere in the country, let alone Cambridge? Take a short walk around MIT’s campus to scope out Frank Gehry’s angular Stata Center and the massive windowed slab, the Green Building, a skyscraper on stilts that helped launch I. M. Pei’s career. Eero Saarinen’s chapel, a block from the river, represents one of the high points of mid-century modernism. Don’t worry: it’s nondenominational.
Hard Knock TV recently sat down with Pharrell Williams for an in-depth interview. In part one, Pharrell recalls several of his early music memories, explains how he’s always felt “a little left of center,” goes into detail about his creative process when he goes in the studio with an artist, and what his thought process was going into the making of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Additionally, the Producer of the Year award-winner goes on to talk about why he thinks artists like Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran are changing the game.