Good For Me


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I’ve never been good at acknowledging the passing of time. We’ve never celebrated an anniversary here at MissInfo.TV. I’ve never felt comfortable doing week-long, self-congratulatory birthday tours. I have no idea how long I’ve worked at Hot 97. And I’m terrible at corroborating albums and release years. Is it a fear of change or a symptom of a disorganized mind? Yes, yup. But as a result, yesterday can feel like ancient history, and what I felt 20 years ago… is a room right next door.

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Are you fed up with emotional rapper rants, and celeb suck-up circle-jerking, and entitled tweets from folks with unclear professional backgrounds, and people copping pleas, and people propping people they secretly hate, and people pretending to be your rap Tony Robbins, and unproductive debates about outdated business models, and click-stunts that you keeping falling for, and viral sadness trolling, and promo spam, and terrible swag contests, and passive-aggressive think pieces, and endless launches, and overindulgent bloated mixtapes, and questionable experts, and overly long articles that give you everything you never asked for….

Ok, maybe it’s just me. So we can’t all be shining beacons of happiness every day. (ps: Im def guilty of many of the above. Everyone I know is. Except for Eskay. He’s pretty faultless.)

But on the off chance that you’re feeling grumpy or annoyed today too. Here’s a short video that is unrelated to everything, but totally adorable. Take a break from all those feeds screaming at you on your timeline. Grab a green juice, eat a pastry, watch this video. For f–k’s sake, it’s a bunch of dogs getting bullied by cats. What’s not to love?
After that, we’ll all go back to being a person causing problems, a person solving problems, or a person just watching and yelling “Worldstar!”

Sincerely,
Miss Info

Thank you to Jezebel for the hand-off.

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When smart people unite over their love of hip hop, we get unique, funny, edu-tainment gems like Nardwuar’s interview series, or Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s History of Rap, It’s the Real’s skits, and more…
Now the perfect gift for the witty rap fan (or artistic youngster) in your life is the Rap Coloring and Activity Book by our Houston buddy Bun B and Shea Serrano (artist/writer, check out his Grantland column on coaching junior high football). The book is available on Amazon now, also there’s a tumblr!

You know you’re already doodling all over your TPS reports at work, so why not procrastinate by coloring in the single greatest awkward magazine cover of all time….
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Another of my favorite “activity pages” from the book…
Plus a special treat from one of the authors…
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(Cameron Diaz in The Counselor)

There’s plenty of outrage in the air after this week’s announcement that Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel 2 movie. The supporters are reminding us that Heath Ledger was an unpopular choice as The Joker. The detractors are reminding us that Ben was the worst superhero ever in Daredevil (well, on par with his wife Jennifer Garner as Elektra and Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. *shivers*).

So maybe I’ll be skipping Man of Steel 2…which reminds me that I also skipped Man of Steel 1. But I will NOT be skipping a few other films coming soon. Today the latest Simon Pegg x Edgar Wright vehicle The World’s End hits theaters and I keep hearing it’s completely awesome…even better than their classic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead! So I’ll try to see that after all this VMA fuss is over.

But what I’m really looking forward to is…
The Counselor, out on Oct. 25. Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) has teamed up with writer Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men) for this crime thriller about a lawyer who starts dabbling in drug dealing….obviously that’s not going to end well for the lawyer (Michael Fassbender), his wife (Penelope Cruz), or his partners Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem in another crazy hairdo, and Cameron Diaz (looking like the white Griselda Blanco with a full body cheetah-print tattoo). Just don’t let this be trash like that Olivier Stone bomb, Savages. UGH.
Watch the latest trailer….

More movies to put on your must-see list…
The Grandmaster: can it top Ip Man 1 and 2?
And the ultimate urban dirt-bike rider documentary: 12 O’Clock
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One of the best experiences that I had this year was heading all the way down south to Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with my friends at Team Hennessy US, earlier this year. The mission was to see Nas perform at Brazil’s Lollapalooza festival…as well as to check out the latest in Hennessy’s artist collaboration series. In the past, the cognac brand has enlisted Kaws and Futura…this year, they recruited Sao Paulo’s graf-pedigreed, hip hop-loving art-star twins, Os Gemeos (which just stands for “The Twins” in portuguese). I had already heard great stories about the twins from their peers, such as Todd James and ESPO…so getting a chance to visit their studio, in the same neighborhood where they grew up, was such an honor!

Check out a video recap of the visit (above), and check out more about the limited edition Hennessy x Os Gemeos bottle (finally available in select stores)…
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Here we go again! Homeland Season 3 kicks off on Showtime starting on Sept 29th (well, hopefully. My CBS and Showtime has been dead for 2 weeks.). And I can’t wait to cringe every time looney CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) self-destructs in her never-ending obsessive love affair with psychotic terrorist Nicolas Brody (Damien Lewis).
Judging from the new 3-minute trailer for this season, Homeland will bring new meltdowns from Carrie, Brody getting shot in a foreign country, congressional interrogations for Saul Berenson, and… oh great, the most despicable child character this side of Game of Thrones, Brody’s daughter Dana will start taking naked selfies and fetishizing her dad’s Islamic religion.

Bring on the tension!
Watch the full Homeland Season 3 trailer…
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Oh, y’all ain’t know it’s Christmas in July, mofos?
Just because you have a rivulet of perspiration running down the length of your spine like the Thames you don’t think Santy Claus can squeeze through your router and give you a spectacular gift?
Well, you’re wrong. Because we just got blessed with another never-heard-before #KanyeRant today. And that’s all that’s right in the world today.

According to Gawker, Kanye and friends went to the Corner Bistro in the West Village after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. You remember, that infamous night when he ran up onstage and pulled the ultimate gaffle-move on pop-tart Taylor Swift? Remember how Kanye had an ode to crop circles and Keith Haring on his head?!!!! And remember how boss he looked pissy with a cracked bottle of Henny and his then-trophy-boo Amber Rose in nothing more than a full body snake-print pantyhose?
Well, I can’t imagine anyone thinking that tiny burger spot (see below) would be a safe place to air out your private opinions, much less scream them at the top of your lungs. But thank god, Ye did, because 4 years later…we get to enjoy more of pretty much my favorite thing in pop culture….#KanyeRants. (I mean, I play Kanye’s “Don’t Speak” rant every day. Even remixing it to fit my life. Remember this miracle?)

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In the audio, high off his “Imma let you finish…” triumph, Kanye declares himself the keeper of the culture flame, laying down his life to prevent the Taylor-Swift-harpies from ever winning. He also defends his mom’s honor. And lambasts Pink. And screams his support of Eminem….

“When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then!…”

Props to the anonymous budget burger-eater who captured this.
Accept today’s gift and receive your #KanyeRant of the day…
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Well Vine, it’s been fun. In a flashy new commercial released today, Instagram have introduced video functionality to their already hugely popular app. This new service allows users to record up to 15 seconds worth of footage — a whole 9 seconds more than what Vine were offering — rewind and delete sections before uploading, choose a cover photo for your clips and apply 13 different filters to your videos, similar to those that already exist. Talk about kicking your competition while they’re down. Video on Instagram is available right now.

Read more on Instagram’s blog.

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It’s a match made in heaven…and I’m not even talking about Cam’ron and his girlfriend JuJu, or Cam’ron and his arch-nemesis Cousin Bang. I’m talking about Cam’ron and Vine.
Last week, Killa killed the 7-second video app on his first day with an account, documenting War and Peace (and spanish dancing) with his wifey Julie. Best Vine debut in the game? Has to be.
But for their encore, the couple shoot a fair one with good ol’ Cousin Bang. Oh, and Cam’s cape makes a comeback.

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Watch Cam’ron’s latest Vine movie…all on a single easy-to-watch video!
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Happy Friday! This is a special treat for you, my dear friends. If you love absurd surreal celeb clownery like I do…pull up a chair because there’s footage of Justin Bieber aka Lil’ Half Dead (from the Group Home) nearly tearing a man in two with his buffed-and-polished mitts…squeaking “What’d you say to me?! I’ll f-cking beat the f-ck outta you!” It’s glorious.

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Thug Bieber gon’ crazy…
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