MissInfo: People are usually shocked when I tell them that I’m actually kind of shy in real life…but it’s true. Pulling out stories from others is a breeze, but talking about myself is pure struggle. That said, I loved opening up my humble abode to our friends from the FADER and Sonos for their incredible “At Home With” series because I know that there are so many folks out there just like me, cramming family, friends, work, and of course, music into their day.
Watch as I drag MissInfo.TV‘s Mikey Fresh to the farmer’s market, have a brainstorming meeting about our upcoming site redesign (it’s finally coming!), eat bagels and lox with my girls, and listen to some tunes with my 3-month old baby boy, Max. Most importantly…I get to share some thoughts about being a working mom isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a bonus!
All eyes from the Hip-hop world were on the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday night, as the first annual Lil’ Weezyana Fest took place. On the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil’ Wayne put on for his city, performing an over two-hour a benefit concert at Champions Square’s Bold Sphere Music, just steps away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The first annual Lil’ Weezyana Fest took place on Friday night, live from the Champions Square’s Bold Sphere Music in Lil’ Wayne’s hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The charity concert, which benefits Tha Carter Fund, an organization that supports after-school programs in Louisiana, featured plenty of guests including Master P and No Limit, August Alsina, Curren$y, Mannie Fresh, and the Hot Boys reunion with Juvenile, Turk and B.G.’s family.
Streamed exclusively on TIDAL, those who tuned in were blocked from watching the night’s final guest Drake, as TIDAL’s streaming competitor Apple stepped in.
Earlier this summer, Lupe Fiasco revealed to fans that a project titled PHARAOH HEIGHT was on the way. Fast forward to the early hours of Saturday morning, the Chicago MC drops off the 6-track project, which serves as an ode to his 2006 classic mixtape Fahrenheit 1/15. Always in supreme lyrical form, Fiasco takes a different direction musically, rapping over your not so typical sounds and beats.
The highly anticipated album from The Game now has a release date, as fans can look forward to The Documentary 2 dropping on September 25. He revealed the news about the sequel to his debut album on social media, sharing the artwork and posting a message about how much it means to him to finally put out this record. The cover was shot by Jonathan Mannion.
It’s a Brooklyn and West Coast connection for Maino’s new freestyle, in which he borrows a Dr. Dre classic for his bars. You can probably guess which 2001 banger he rocks by the title (see: “What’s The Difference”), giving it that East Coast stamp of approval.
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The death of Sean Price is still resonating deep through the hip-hop community and Duck Down has been doing their part to keep the legacy of Ruck alive. They recently just put together a tribute video for the veteran rapper, comprised of past interview clips, photographs, music videos and behind-the-scenes footage to give fans who weren’t too aware of Sean P a glimpse of how he was during his time on earth.
Eric and Jeff aka Yung Meyer and Yung Bugsy hosted another insightful episode of their podcast A Waste of Time. This week Chromeo’s Dave 1 sat down for dinner with the fellas for dinner and conversation.
Our guest this week is no stranger to the Upper West Side: Dave 1, lead singer of Chromeo, joins us to talk about his time at Columbia University, what it meant re-introducing Juicy J to New York City, and why Bryan Adams is Canada’s Dr. Dre. We also discussed the time A-Trak stole our Tupperware, Dave’s issues with the movie The Wolfpack, and when exactly the last time he wore a hat was. All that, plus Cam’ron, Drake, Solange, and how in the world Jason Derulo ended up on his iPod.
(Yes. It’s Tom Hardy catching the holy ghost of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.”)
Miss Info: These are the moments when you scream out to the heavens…Thank you, Internets!
I’ve made no secret of my awkward obsession with actor Tom Hardy. I’ve extolled his virtues on this blog (like this Bane fashion analysis). I’ve sat through weak plots and corny dialogue to support his films (for example, The Drop, which was unoriginal. The only good thing about the movie was Tom Hardy with an adorable pitbull puppy. I’m even going to watch the poorly-reviewed, straight-to-ondemand Child 44 just to see Hardy tackle a Russian accent). And I’ve urged all my friends to go see Mad Max:Fury Road, and Peaky Blinders, and Warrior. But I had no idea that all this time, Tom was performing Dubsmash rap videos of Action Bronson, Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, etc. with his friend and stunt double Jacob Tomuri. Thank you, Jacob, and thank you, Vulture, for ending my week with this gift!
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