About Miss Info


OG Maco
(OG Maco)

MissInfo: When I get fed up by all the passive aggressive boasting on twitter, all the crap that gets wrapped up and presented like “creative” writing genius, and all the holier-than-thou post-racially-correct how-dare-you thinkpieces… I find a happy place with a song of anti-social, often ignorant, “aggressive content” (c) 50 Cent. For the past month or so, that song has been “(Bitch) U Guessed It” by Atlanta’s OG Maco. (Prior to that it was Stitches “Brick In Yo Face” which was totally terrible and embarrassing…and of course, young Bobby Shmurda.)

But right now…it’s all about OG Maco. This song sounds like a 2014 Mystikal on a syrup bender with a jumbo side order of demonic possession. Yet another voice out of what I’ve been calling ALT-lanta. Maco released an EP with Key! last month called and now there’s a video!

Watch OG Maco (with an appearance from his boy Rome Fortune) tear the telly up in “U Guessed It”…
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Nicki Minaj Anaconda at VMAs 2014
(Nicki Minaj performs “Anaconda” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards)

Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” is the pop culture renewable resource that just never runs out. Before it even came out, we got the incredible artwork. Then the even more incredible memes based on the artwork. Then the actual song. Then behind the scenes at the video shoot with Nicki’s patois rant. Then the photos of Drake’s friendzone lapdance. Then the mass web ejacu-reaction to the full “Anaconda” video. Then the VMA performance. And now…we’ve reaching critical mass, because we’re just getting pure silliness.
But this still made me laugh….because I’m basically a 12 year old boy.

Watch the “Anaconda (Fart Remix)” video…
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Sometimes a song drops out of the sky and splits you right in two. That’s this song.
“A Kiss Goodbye,” is written and produced by superproducer Emile Haynie, featuring quite the combination of heavy collaborators…guitar by Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, vocals by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is basically de facto French royalty–a singer, actress, and fashion muse who happens to also be the daughter of music and arts legend Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin (yes, as in…the Hermes Birkin. #headcrack). But it’s the second half of this unexpected song that will do you in….
Sampha‘s trembling voice and these lyrics about the bitter burning aftertaste of a love left to rot…

did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I did.
did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I could.
So I’m not cool with you.
I’m done and done and done…

Far too real for anyone who’s felt that same hurt.

Now we already know Emile Haynie’s work with Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, Kid Cudi, and most recently, Eminem’s new single with Sia “Guts Over Fear”…he’s long fine-tuned the blend of melancholy and hip hop aggression. But this song is much more personal. Is it part of a larger compilation? Well, I’ve heard more than I can speak on yet…but the future looks quite bright for those who love music about the darkest moments.

Stop everything and listen to Emile Haynie’s “A Kiss Goodbye”….
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miss info raury

You may have heard the name Raury quite a bit lately. The fresh-out-of-high school singer/songwriter was rumored to have kicked it with Kanye West, has been invited to open for OutKast (alongside Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino) at their concert in Atlanta next month, and just yesterday released his eagerly anticipated debut project, Indigo Child, to immediate acclaim.

Last week, Raury — rocking his trademark wide-brimmed floppy hat — made a trip to the Hot 97 offices to meet our very own Miss Info. The ATLien spoke on his now-confirmed deal with Columbia Records, explaining that they were one of the few labels to understand his ambition to “bring about a new era of music through me.” Which is why, looking forward, Raury isn’t rushing to align himself with bigger artists, instead “focusing on building upon myself as a better artist.”

Stream and download Indigo Child here.

Watch the interview below…

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There may be more famous and more exciting power couples in the hip hop hemisphere…but my vote for purely best looking goes to ASAP Rocky and his supermodel girlfriend Chanel Iman. Just look at these cheekbones! For all the stereotypes about haughty snotty models, and all the stereotypes about surly asshole rappers…in all my experiences, Chanel and Rocky have been the total opposite. If you’ve watched the recent Noisey documentary about Rocky, you can see some of the endearing personality I’m talking about. And as for Chanel…I remember this one time when Rocky excited introduced me to her as “his other favorite woman” and she never turned up her nose or gave me the side-eye. She was very warm and sweet. Months later, Rocky had to do a string of interviews for the BET Awards in LA, I noticed Chanel sitting in the hallway, on the floor, very content, just waiting for her BF for over an hour…like she wasn’t one of the most photographed women in fashion. Kind of amazing.

Anyways, it was only a matter of time for these two to end up with their own Vogue Magazine editorial…and I can see them as cover subjects too. Fashion fan Fucci posted scans of their Vogue September 2014 shoot, spotted on Complex Style Channel.
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Treach and Cicely, Couples Therapy VH1

I’m all for therapy… for fighting couples, for happy couples, for individuals, umm, massage therapy, light therapy, equine therapy. Whatever it is…if you can afford it, by all means, therapute the hell out of yourself. But this Couples Therapy show…is like some kind of Wipe Out obstacle course for people who are in a relationship with their own ego but also sleeping someone who is likewise attention-obsessed. And it makes for some addictively cringeworthy television.
This season, Treach Criss and his girlfriend Cicely Evans join the fun house along with the most annoying person on that one season of Jersey Shore that I watched, Deena Cortese and her man, as well as porn star Jenna Jameson and her man. Bring the sorrow.

Seems like some high drama could be in store this season…especially since Treach may be off his rocker lately. Just look at his current demand that Naughty By Nature will only perform without the affable Vin Rock. But will it be fun crazy? Or just exhausting sad crazy? I’m predicting the latter.
And there’s no chance that it will be the surreal, hilarious, charismatic crazy of last season’s breakout star Ghostface Killah

Compare Treach in the new Couples Therapy 5 trailer…
With Ghostface in his Couples Therapy 4 clips…
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Ferguson riots
(A scene from the protests in Ferguson, MO. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

It was hard to comprehend the chaos on my screen last night. Men in full military armor, aiming high-powered rifles atop SWAT trucks. Swarms of people with scarf-covered faces, running from rubber bullets, through clouds of tear gas. Was it Fallujah, Iraq? No….this was a police-vs-citizen confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri. (Watch footage from last night’s I Am Mike Brown protest)

It’s been 5 days since a police officer in Ferguson shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. And those days have been filled with grief, confusion, and increasingly, anger…especially given the lack of transparency on the part of the police investigators, the militarized war zone atmosphere created in the streets, the lack of input from Missouri’s government officials or the President, and the fact that witnesses to the shooting have been interviewed by the media more than they’ve been talked to by detectives.

Today, it was Anonymous who released the name of the shooting officer, not the St. Louis County PD, after hacking into the department’s system. (Update: Anon’s twitter account, @TheAnonMessage, was suspended after posting that information.) Everything seems terribly mishandled by the folks we elect to serve and hire to protect.

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Lets see what President Obama has to say at 12:15pm about this ongoing crisis….as he goes live from Martha’s Vineyard. During the riots on Weds night, he and Michelle reportedly “danced to every song” at the birthday party of a pal out in the Vineyard. No shade…just pointing out contrast.

Watch Obama’s statement below…

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Baby-North-CR-Magazine

Slay! I can’t get enough of Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s little offspring. North West is just so…so…pretty, all pudgy kneecaps and round tummies and big eyes and peach cheeks. She’s always perfectly dressed. Pastel and neutral cashmeres, nubby linens, no crass logos or ironic hashtags or Calabasas sparkles. And she doesn’t promote anything, or pass judgements, or annoy anyone with things like projects, or selfies, or words. We can all enjoy this tiny person’s days of innocence…and the fact that she is so damn cute in every photo.

Perhaps the fact that North has sat for her first solo fashion shoot is the beginning of a less pristine period in her life…but it was inevitable. Technically, her first editorial was when she stole the show from mom and dad in Vogue…but the 1-year-old will be featured all by herself in the new issue of former Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s glossy mag CR Fashion Book, shot by Michael Avedon (who is the grandson of legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon). Just over a year ago, CR featured Kim K. on their cover, heavily pregnant with North at the time and rocking full top and bottom matte gold grills.

More photos of Kim and Baby North…
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(Robin Williams, always fashion-forward, seen wearing A Bathing Ape camo with fans at a convenience store. Spotted on Hypebeast)

Stand-up comic and actor Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. His body was found at his home in Tiburon, CA, and the Marin County coroner is attributing his death to suicide by asphyxiation. While his rep did not specifically confirm that the frenetic, often self-deprecating, hyper-wit comedian committed suicide, a released statement does suggest as much:

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

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*rubs eyes*
There was no slow build-up to how hilariously awkward this Toyota minivan commercial was going to be. It opened with a terrible little tween, switching her hips, tossing sass hair, arching her back and barking…”Awright, listen up, motherfathers, this one’s about the swagger wagon, I’ll wash yo mouf out wit soap if you call it a minivan…that’s a durty werd.”

HELP US, ALIENS!

The commercial continues with the rest of homegirl’s rapping, twerking, krumping family, and then….Busta Rhymes, who we can only hope was paid a gazillion dollars to put up with this. But he’s not the problem here. It’s the fake Young Chop beat, the fake Iggy Azalea raps, the fake Hype Williams video, the fake Chris Parnell parody, agggghhhhh!!

And the word “SWAGGER WAGON.”

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