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Next Tuesday, Sept. 30th, Nas, the filmmakers behind Nas: Time Is Illmatic, and the Tribeca Film Fest, are holding a very special one-night-only movie screening….40 different theaters spread across 29 different cities. And the MissInfo.Tv crew is honored to be able to give a pair of screening passes to one lucky reader in NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Portland, Atlanta, and Houston!

UPDATE: We’ve seen some hilarious throwback photos but to make it easier for folks who don’t have access to their baby photos, lol…until we choose the winner on Monday….here’s how you can enter to win the tickets:
1) Follow us on Instagram: @MissInfo
2) Email us with: your name, city, and the artist that you’d like to see us feature more on MissInfo.TV

Check out more details, and the #TBTIllmatic throwbacks that we collected from the crew — Eskay, Meka, Laura Stylez, Nation, and more…
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Miss Info: Sure we’ve had some great music drops and some unfortunate hip hop romance revelations today…but above all, this is my favorite thing on the internet today. It’s wholly un-rap-related, but if you are an actual human being and not a bot…you’ll also melt into a puddle of feels like I just did.
KLM Airlines has hired a beagle named Sherlock to act as their instant lost-and-found delivery system. After a plane has un-boarded (de-boarded?), the KLM stewardesses check for any forgotten items, and when they find them…they call Sherlock, who takes the item in his KLM utility vest, runs through the airport, and scent-tracks the rightful owner.
Agggh! It’s so adorable I can’t even handle it!

Watch and explode after the jump
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The Apple iPhone 6 press conference is officially underway, and there’s a ton of details being livestreamed from the Flint Centre for the Performing Arts. Apple’s Tim Cook and the execs have spilled the beans about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The enlarged smartphone is set be released on Sept 19 with pre orders starting on Sept 16. Stateside, with a two year contract, the iPhone 6 will start at $199 for the 16GB model, then it’s $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB of internal storage. Only the iPhone 6 Plus will have the 128GB model.

Miss Info: And what about the much-speculated-about Apple Watch? Well they also previewed that…and while I’m still not sure if I want to wear what looks like a square-faced Ikepod watch from 2011 like some European business traveller (It makes sense they look similar because of shared designer Marc Newsome)…I’m sure as a longtime Apple sucker, I’ll end up wearing one and talking to it on the street like every other tool.

The Apple Watch is a companion to the iPhone, you need both to work together. But the benefits are pretty alluring…

More about the new Apple Watch and the iPhone 6 below…

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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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There are so many cool indie female singers these days…if only I had sad-girl idols like Sia, Florence Welch, Yukimi (Little Dragon), Lykke Li,  Lana Del Rey and FKA Twigs to mope around with during my angsty hormonal Are-You-There-God-It’s-Me-Margaret teen years….but I was stuck raging against the man with NWA and Kool G. Rap. Kids these days have everything handed to them, lol.

But while not as depressing as a Lana or as outer-spacey as Flo, Jessie Ware‘s pop still has a little dark to balance the sweet, and after 2 years off the grid, her new song “Tough Love” is one of my favorite of the summer of 2014. Her past hits like “Running” and “Imagine It Was Us” were too British blue-eyed house music for me, but it’s very promising that this time around, Jessie is working with producers like Benzel***.

Check out one of my new favorite songs… Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love” after the jump

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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.

Continue reading after the jump…

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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
Check out more previews, after the jump
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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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