Wow, this is fantastic looking! According to OkayPlayer’s Dantana (via Complex), this footage of Jay Electronica, shot by Jason Goldwatch in Nepal, has been lying dormant for almost two years…whatever the reason for the delay, I’m glad they finally got the greenlight.
While Jay E’s first “Dimethyltryptamine” video is a collage of references through his own eyes–JFK, mushroom clouds, pigs etc.—this version looks at Jay instead, experiencing laser-vision through the streets of Kathmandu.
Even though this song is over 4 years old, it still sounds completely current. This year Jay has been traveling the world, recording. Not sure if he’s living in London now, but I can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking up.
Here’s OkayPlayer‘s details on the video: beat by J Dilla
Filmed in Kathmandu in fall 2009 by Decon.
Directed by Jason Goldwatch
Director of Photography Rob Gilbert
Produced by Isaiah Seret
Style by Joseph I
Roll Audio by Dantana
Executive Produced by Peter Bittenbender
Watch Jay Electronica’s original 2007 “Dimethyltryptamine” video,
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It’s been a while since Kanye West & Jay-Z delivered “H.A.M.”, the Lex Luger-produced offering that was slated to be the single for their collaborative Watch The Throne LP. Recently, ‘Ye joined Hov and Beyoncé in Paris possibly finishing up their highly anticipated joint album. Yesterday afternoon word got out that the duo are set to release their first official single titled “Lift Off” which will feature Beyoncé & Bruno Mars. No word on exactly when the record will drop or where but Jeff Bhasker hit Twitter early this morning confirming he co-produced the track with Kanye.
VH1’s Rock Doc division is bringing a new television documentary starring 50 Cent titled The Origins Of Me. In the series, 50 Cent goes on a journey in search of his family’s past traced back to Edgefield, South Carolina. With the help of local genealogists and census data, 50 ends up finding his great-great-great grandmother Jane Jenkins who was a slave during the 1800’s. He also discovers that his past ancestors fought the “REDSHIRTS,” who were the precursors to the Ku Klux Klan.
The documentary makes it’s television debut on Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1
During a recent visit to L.A.’s Power 106, Nicki Minaj and Luscious Liz of Big Boy’s Neighborhood have a ‘girl talk’ moment. Nicki reveals her choice of sleepwear and why she doesn’t like sleeping naked. After she lists what makes a good boyfriend and things that men do to turn her on and off. Co-sign with MissPassion that I wish this was longer, got me all worked up on a Friday night.
Swizz Beatz ready for the release of his upcoming album Haute Living, but until then he gives us a preview of the 1st single’s video “Everyday (Coolin’)” featuring Eve. The video, which is directed by TAJ will drop Monday, May 3rd on BET’s 106 & Park.
Last night, the first episode of Cory Gunz’ new MTV reality show Son Of A Gun hit late night television. In the debut episode Cory officially joins with Young Money and has management struggles with Nick Cannon and his longtime lawyer Ed Woods. In that same episode Cory was working on a track titled “Know My Name” which VIBE Magazine had the go ahead to premiere.
It’s kind of crazy how Amber Rose is more relevant in hip-hop than a lot of these rappers you see posted on the blogs. I guess posts like this are part of the reason. But , oh well!We like to look and you probably do too (And so does Wiz!).
The Tayor Gang capo’s boo found her way onto King’s next cover. Check out this brief teaser of what’s to come from the men’s mag.
The Royal Wedding is over! I can’t front, Kate Middleton looked beautiful in her white lace dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. I remember seeing Princess Diana‘s huge poufy shoulder wedding dress and thinking it was amazing as a child, but over the years, it certainly didn’t stand up as a classic. I think the new Duchess of Cambridge‘s will age better. But after the fever-pitch fandom of this mornings Royal Wedding coverage….here’s a more humorous take on Kate and Wills mania from Jagged Edge and Hot97’s Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Morning Show ; )
A clip from the wedding that…despite what Jagged and Tyler the Creator said…many Americans still gave a s–t about, lol..
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