Things I Love

1995 MTV Movie Awards
(TLC’s T-Boz, Left-Eye, and Chilli in 1995)

I love long-buried stories of totally random love connections like this. While this has absolutely nothing to do with anything, Chili from TLC was reminiscing on the 90′s with OK! Magazine, on the horrors of thin eyebrows, the magic of TV-VCR combos, the days of touring with MC Hammer
Then she dropped a celeb-drama bomb!

OK! Mag: Is there a movie from the 90s you can still recite the lines from?
Chilli: I’m a movie buff but I have to think about movies from the 90s. Clueless—I loved Amber’s, “Whatever!” It’s funny because I saw that movie with Prince. He took me to see that movie. I’ve never told this story! We were in Indianapolis and the theater was closed but of course they opened back up from him so it was just he and I watching Clueless.


Jessie Ware

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



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…



(That shxt-eating grin of bratty King Joffrey is on the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly, art-designed by our friend and former Complex and Wired alum Tim Leong.)

The fourth season premiere of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” is right around the corner, April 6th, and after watching so much political drama–both epic, “House of Cards”, and uneven, “Scandal”–I think I’m ready for some straight up Heavy Metal-style fantasy.
The other plus for me is that, unlike the past 3 seasons, I haven’t read the accompanying George R.R. Martin book, A Feast of Crows. I only read A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords…and that only took me almost a year because they’re all over a thousand pages each. Ugh.
So for the first time in this tv series, I have no idea what’s going to happen in the end. The great unknown!

While I’m not quite Stark-crazy enough to actually buy tickets to watch the first episode at the Barclay Center, I am really looking forward to what Arya, Jon Snow, those “loving” siblings Cersei and Jaime, and Daenerys and her dragons get into. And don’t forget, this time around there’s even a rap soundtrack to play at your GOT viewing party.

HBO released one final “Game of Thrones” Season 4 trailer to tease all the upcoming action..
Watch it after the jump

It’s one of the most addictive, darkest, and at times, slow-moving show on premium-cable right now…True Detective is like Lethal Weapon meets Twin Peaks meets Angel Heart (see below). Matthew McConaughey (as Rust Cohle) and his real-life bestie Woody Harrelson (as Martin Hart) are incredible as two very very flawed and dysfunctional detectives who happen to be emotionally-handcuffed to each other all because of a old closed case of Satanic serial killer.
I think that sums it up, but at the same time, there’s some sticky sexual betrayal, tons of flashbacks, a disturbing daughter-gone-wild, a mysterious internal investigation, drastic hair-style changes, Rust Cohle’s deep philosophical thoughts about doomed humanity…all in a drawling Louisiana accent. Party Time, Excellent!

It’s exactly this enticing but confusing mix that made me laugh out loud when I watched this True Detective spoof from Community‘s Joel McHale and The Soup
Watch after the jump


Oh wow. My face is still hurting from laughing at Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon running through all of hip hop’s greatest dance trends from the “Kid n Play” dance to the “Dougie” and even “Superman that Ho.” So glad that on the opening night, the very first show of Jimmy Fallon’s run as the host of the historic Tonight Show…he brought along one of the best reoccurring features of his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, “The History of Rap” Tonight, he switched it up a bit and called it, “The Evolution of Hip Hop Dance.”

Trust me, it’s hilarious…
Watch Jimmy and Will dance…
After the jump

Cam’ron and his wifey JuJu made their runway debut, closing out the Mark McNairy Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion show today at the Eyebeam Gallery in NYC. Last year, Cam and JuJu joined me to watch the McNairy Show, where Pusha T was a guest model. This year, they were the stars of the show.

We already posted photos of Cam walking in his Dipset x McNairy custom-made capes, but now you can watch it yourself! We caught video of Cam’s finale, as well as sneak peeks from the celebratory scene backstage where Cam and Juju hung out with Dame Dash, Jim Jones, Smoke DZA, Mark McNairy, RMH’s Raquel Horn, Angie Martinez, Cipha Sounds, Victor Cruz, Ronnie Fieg, and the whole McNairy/BPMW team.

Watch #KillaCapeSeason set it off…
After the jump


Pharrell at the Grammys, 2014

Miss Info: As we recap and rehash the Grammy Awards from Sunday night, the two big stories are still…

1) Are you butt-hurt that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept all the rap categories? (And do you also remember that just a week ago, many of today’s same angry mob was indignant that Macklemore was almost not in the rap categories because the Grammy committee thought he was too pop. Grrr! Hulk no accept hypocrisy of rap twitter trending emotions!)
2) Pharrell killed it last night, winner winner winner! Oh, but even better was the fact that he did it while wearing a totally absurd oversized Canadian Mounted Police type hat! It was like the Arby’s sign. It was like Smokey the Bear’s. It was Curious George’s human handler’s hat…and so on.

But even though Pharrell told MTV that he was running late for the Grammys so he just grabbed “this old thing” out of his closet…we know that’s totally impossible. Pharrell probably planned this entire outfit out, hip hop historian-style. Pharrell’s hat originally appeared in Malcolm Mclaren’s 1982 video for the song “Buffalo Gals.” Just watch how fashion-forward the girls look in that video, here. The hats and influential styling was done by McLaren’s girlfriend, British designer Vivienne Westwood, who still makes the “felt mountain hats” today.



Malcolm McLaren, World’s Famous Supreme Team, and “Buffalo Gals”, 1982

But now that Pharrell’s 2014 Grammy hat will forever be remembered and meme-ed as a major pop culture x fashion moment…it seems like a good time to remind everyone that Skateboard P has been a fearless pioneer in the hatwear wilderness ever since he hit the music spotlight. The “Buffalo Gals” hat wasn’t even his most outrageous hat of the past six months…
What about this lynx fur number?

Pharrell in fur hood at Moncler, 2013

A trippy trip through Pharrell’s Amazing Hat History…
After the jump

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!”

Miss Info

Thank you to Jezebel for the hand-off.

(Step dancers from New York and Washington D.C. in formation at the Rick Owens Paris Fashion Week show)

As a designer, some of Rick Owens’ collections are just a few asymmetrical hemlines away from a Tatooine executioners convention. But his business acumen and creative focus is admirable…and what Rick Owens did this week at his Paris fashion show is incredible.
The show featured all female step dancers instead of traditional models. So instead of a sea of lily-white (with a rare fleck of brown, black and yellow) rib cages, there were bodies of color, and in a range of shapes and sizes. And instead of the usual dour-face, vacant stares, and stork-like prancing seen on all the other runways, these women were stomping, scowling, and signaling…unfazed by all the fancy pinched powerbrokers staring at them from the front row. And by the end of the show, both the designer, his models and many of the audience were in tears.

According to reports, Owens and his team sourced competitive step teams from the web: The Washington Divas, Momentum, and Zetas, all from Washington, D.C., and The Soul Steppers from New York.

Janille Hill, 30, who lives in Harlem, says her step dance group started working on the performance last May. But she didn’t quite believe it would happen until the plane ticket was in her hand. “It’s like, a designer in Paris who wants to do step?” she said, wiping tears from her cheeks.

Mr. Owens found them on Google. “I thought putting that on a Paris runway was just the sort of collision I love,” he said. (via Wall Street Journal)


More video and photos from the Rick Owens Paris Fashion Show…
After the jump

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