Things I Love


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Diddy is opening his cheque book and giving back. The Bad Boy mogul has announced he will pledge $1 million to Howard University’s School of Business, launching the Sean Combs Scholarship Fund. On Thursday night (Sept. 23), the CEO/rapper made the announcement on stage in Washington, D.C., presenting the cheque to Howard’s president Dr. Wayne Frederick during his “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour” stop.

I was blessed to receive a great education from Howard University! It helped to fuel my success in business and life,” said Diddy in a message posted on Instagram. “This scholarship will make it possible for the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness! When I delivered the commencement address at Howard, I asked the students “Do you know how powerful you are?” I know that Howard students are intelligent, talented, passionate, and their hard work will shape the future. This gift will make sure the whole world knows what they are capable of doing!!.”

Watch the moment below.

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Usher was the latest artist to appear on BBC Radio 1’s hallowed Live Lounge. The iconic entertainer sat down with host Clara Amfo in Los Angeles where they discussed performing with live bands, the sound of his upcoming Hard II Love album due Sept. 16, plus much more.

The Atlanta veteran displayed his legendary status as not only a performer but a vocalist, delivering acoustic versions of his smash hits “Climax,” “U Got It Bad,” a Reggae version of “Love in the Club,” and his recent single “Crash.”

The 37-year-old then chooses The Chainsmokers’ hit “Don’t Let Me Down” to cover. Watch the full 35-minute appearance below.

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This is the most excited I’ve been about a new song in a really really long time. More excited than I was before Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 and The Life Of Pablo unveiling. More excited than I was for What a Time To Be Alive to finish downloading. More excited than I was waiting for Kendrick’s Grammy set to start (although, in the end, that set blew me away). I just feel like I’ve been waiting (and more importantly, waiting in the dark) for proof of life from Jai Paul for so long.

Finally, there is new music!

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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!

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Finally! I’ve been holding my breath waiting for these ever since Todd James tipped me off to his new collaboration with Pharrell
For the first time, Adidas let artists modify the original Superstar shelltoe sneakers…the ones embedded in hip hop’s DNA ever since Run DMC hit that b-boy stance in the 1980’s. And since Pharrell was the original art-connoisseur hip hop artist…his taste in collaborators on this, the latest in his ongoing partnership with Adidas, is impeccable. From our dear friend Todd James aka REAS, to the twisted Japanese manga-mind of Mr., to photographer Cass Bird, to futurism architect Zaha Hadid…they each got to add their own stamp to the shell of the iconic sneaker toes.
I want every single pair! But especially these REAS joints. Start lining up for the drop on August 7th.

Check out more photos and videos of the Pharrell x Adidas Originals Supershells…
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HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’, starring ‘Daily Show’-alum John Oliver has quickly become my favorite way of learning about what I should be mad about in the world. It’s actually taken that similar role from ‘The Daily Show,’ and finessed it by making longer rants, with less skits, more context, and all the razor-sharp insight. I urge you to watch Oliver’s breakdown of the Ferguson uprising, his incredible interview with Edward Snowden in Russia (that finally made a real-life comparison of the NSA scandal that I could understand), and his explanation of how ridiculously unfair college sports is to athletes….please cancel your lunch date, and just start watching.

This past Sunday…’Last Week Tonight’ focused on a recent marketing slogan that somehow made it onto bottles of Bud Light beer. Seriously…what the fxck!?!

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Did Rick Ross somehow get a copy-writing gig at Bud Light’s ad agency?

Not only did John Oliver take down Bud’s corporate checks and balances system hilariously…but the bonus parody commercial at the end, starring Wyatt Cenac, Alex Karpovsky, etc, was amazing.
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Fritz The Golden Retriever

(Fritz vs. Hard-shell Taco)

Miss Info: Just a brief break from all the rap stuff. I know there’s everything from Rich Homie Quan fleeing the Liv goons on a speedboat like he’s Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice And there Action Bronson cookin’ up with his red-headed doppelganger Mario Batali. And if you haven’t watched Mikey’s sit down with ASAP Rocky in Austin, that will touch anyone with a human heart.

But…for right now…you must watch this silly pet video. Seriously. I know I might have extra-hormone reactions to things these days but this shxt was just friggin’ hilarious to me…

Fritz The Golden…Fail Reel
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Day three of The FADER Fort at SXSW in Austin, Texas was one for the ages on Friday night. After sets by Big Sean, Migos and OG Maco, T-Pain closed the event appearing as am unannounced headliner. The Grammy Award-winning singer delivered one unforgettable one-hour performance, filled with back-up singers, choreographed dances and incredible vocals.

With his DJ Drama-assisted The Iron Way Gangsta Grillz mixtape set to arrive next week, T-Pain took music lovers down memory lane, with his long catalogue of hits spanning the decade. A wide range of hits from his own personal records, to chart-topping collaborations with Kanye West, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx and more, watch the full show below.

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‘House of Cards’ highly anticipated Season 3 wasn’t supposed to hit your Netflix lineup until February 27th. But like an tantalizing invitation to cancel all your NYFW and All-Star Weekend work duties…this just happened on your boob tube.

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There are certain artists you do not play with — Ghostface Killah is one of them. The Wu-Tang Clan member had a concert in Amarillo, Texas last Friday, where an unknown man in the crowd didn’t take a liking to Ghostface. During the performance, the man was heckling and directing his middle finger towards GFK. After stopping the show to call out the crowd heckler, fans of the legendary rapper decided to beat up the dude before he was thrown out by security.

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