Top 5 Friday : March 29, 2013

Jay Shells

1. Artist Jay Shells takes his Rap Quotes project to the streets, literally. Shells creates official-looking signs and posts them at specific locations as rapped by famed lyricists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Jay-Z and Nas. 2. An Aurora Borealis occurred on March 17th. How did I know about it? I saw this video…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 18, 2013

Pol Ubeda Hervas

1. Since moving out of the city, I can’t help but imagine I am still there. Take a look at Melisa Dunbar’s short film of NYC in its golden hour of light, shot completely with a gyro-stabilized Arri Alexa camera. 2. Black Simon & Garfunkel never cease to amaze or entertain me. Here they are…read more…

Jay-Z, Brooklyn and Where I’m From

Jay-Z

Back in September, Jay-Z broke in the new stage at the Barclays Center with eight straight performances. I remember the night of his first show because the traffic was bumper to bumper, complete and utter insanity in my old neighborhood. But the city was full of energy, the type of energy that is wholly infectious.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 18, 2012

Luis Gonzalez Palma

1. Florence + The Machine released the video for the new single, Breath of Life, to the upcoming movie, Snow White and the Huntsman. Welch’s haunting vocals serve the film almost too perfectly. 2. Photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma captures miniature sailboats as they glide through a sea of bedsheets. It’s poignant whimsy with a hint…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 27, 2012

Chris and Dave

1. Liz Lemon is my hero. And for god’s sake, someone bring me some ham! 2. Inspired by Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle might go on tour together. How freakin’ awesome will that be? Can I holla?! 3. Listen to the Spector Ryan Gosling Remix of Florence and…read more…

Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

So it is the end of the year and by now, many know that I am a bit of a music freak. I am also a bit of a visual snob, meaning videos have to be just as good or even better in order to uphold a well-written, well-performed song. A handful of reputable blogs…read more…

Jay-Z to Perform at Carnegie Hall for Charity Event

Jay-Z

Jay-Z has more money and more talent than anyone, ever. He also never graduated high school and dealt crack cocaine. But somehow the man has risen farther than what his environment predicted for him, transforming himself from high school dropout to rapper, icon, and mogul of the music industry. To give back to the children…read more…

Hometown Glory, an Urban Noize Remix

Listen to the Urban Noize remix of Hometown Glory featuring a mash-up of Adele’s booming voice with Jay-Z and Kanye’s lyrical skills. Stream the entire album.