Last Friday marked the Sean Anon and DJ Snuggles’ music video premiere of “Weight”. The night featured the likes of K. Raydio, Illuminous 3, Manchita, DJ Willie Shu, DJ Name and DJ Keezy, all while being hosted by Toki Wright. Basically, the night featured a slew of dope artists from the TC area.
Every performer came to put on a show and a show is what we got. We received some new tunes from K. Raydio and o-dmusic, as well a new video from Sean and Snuggles, making for one night you wouldn’t want to miss. The evening ended up being as successful as one can make for a video release show, and we personally thought the concept worked rather well as a whole. Make sure to thumb through the pics below and stay locked for your weekly MADE Recaps.
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Allan Kingdom’s highly anticipated EP Future Memoirs is finally here for all of our listening pleasure. After gaining an incredible amount of momentum behind his previous release Talk to Strangers, Allan is back to continue his rise through the ranks. The project sees an all-star cast of producers including Bobby Raps, Psymun, Plain Pat, Ryan Olson and Allan himself; rounding out what can only be described as a unique sound. Allan has grown a lot over the years and it’s nice to see him coming into himself as an artist. We promise that this wont be the last you hear from one of Minnesota’s shining young musicians. Check out Future Memoirs below, and make sure to keep an eye out for THESTANDARD’s upcoming project later this year. (Click the link to download)
A few days ago Thrasher released this dope edit of Vincent Luevanos. The kid out of Cali throws down HUGE, as the video features some monstrous gaps throughout. The 21 year old needs to be on everyone’s radar, and Thrasher is definitely helping push Luevanos’ talents. From landing a whole bag of tricks to bloody spills, this short edit has it all.
After already delaying the project to wait for director Sam Mendes to return to the series, Eon Productions Ltd. is again facing a delay on the 24th Bond film due to script rewrites from Neal Purvis and Robert Wayde. The two writers took over the responsibility from Skyfall writer John Logan, who will lend a hand on the rewrites. And while producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli still have to cast a villain and leading lady (or ladies considering Bond always has more than one), filming may have to be pushed back to December, even though the release is still scheduled for November 2015. Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes are still expected to return to the series, and hopefully Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris will both be reprising Q and MoneyPenny, but thus far that’s all we know. Stay tuned.
DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous premiered their new video for “Weight” last Friday at the Triple Rock, If you missed the event, you definitely missed a good ass time. The visual features a few of your other favorites as the duo keeps things simple. You wont see any flashy cars or girls twerking, just good times with friends/family. Directed by Dave Wilson of Freeweather Films, this is definitely one of our favorite videos from Sean; everything about the piece is right on time for the summer. Check out the video above and make sure to stay tuned for more from Snuggles & Sean Anonymous.
As the world turns and we move through the summer, The Sylvers make their way to our weekend classics. The soulful Sylvers started to see much of their success in the early 70s after changing their name from The Little Angels. Their first three LPs (The Sylvers, The Sylvers 2, and The Sylvers 3) were produced by R&B legends Jerry Butler and Keg Johnson, landing them numerous Billboard R&B Charts.
By 1966, the group released their top selling record with Something Special, reaching number 13 on Billboard album charts. It was this album that reached out to the teeny-bopper generation. One year later, The Sylvers changed their direction and wanted to reach a more mature crowd with New Horizons.
For the next 10 years, the group released a few more records, but never saw the same success as they had throughout the early-mid 70s. For now, we picked a personal favorite below to get aquatinted with (that is if you didn’t know The Sylvers). Enjoy.
With another NBA season behind us and the possible demise of the “Big 3” in Miami, Kevin Durant is looking at 2015 as his year to shine. With that being said, Nike has once again put together a brilliant commercial featuring none other than the man himself, KD. The visual sees cameos from Chris Mullen, Charles Oakley, George Gervin “The Iceman” and the man, the myth, Dick Gregory. Durant is definitely “The Baddest” player currently in the NBA, there’s no doubt about his lethal repertoire of moves. Check out the video above and get pumped for next year as the NBA draft continues.
As Minneapolis’ current Hip Hop landscape continues to transform from the “Rhymesayers” era into a more diverse sounding cast, the once calm Twin Cities’ streets are becoming more and more competitive. Musically, Minneapolis has always led the Twin Cities, but now St. Paul is even making a real push for national spotlight. Among a rising pool of talent, Finding Novyon is poised to make his presence known as one of the Twin Cities most promising up and comers.
The release of Where’s Novyon? marks a new chapter, nearly 2 years of sweat and tears culminating into a well-rounded piece of art. If you’ve been sleeping on the kid, this is your chance to wake the fuck up. Peep the new project below and make sure to stay tuned for more.
Netherfriends continues his “Untitled” Film Project with the 3rd installment entitled “Uptown Boys”. Directed by Everett Ravens, Netherfriends once again gives us a little insight into who he is, what he does, and where he wants to take his craft. This video marks the halfway point of the project and we have to say, Netherfriends is pretty damn interesting. From his music to his ideas, the dude is someone we imagine will be around for a long time. Check out part 3 above and stay tuned for the 4th installment.
Action Bronson & Vice are back with the 2nd episode of their new web-series Fuck, That’s Delicious. In this episode, Bronson gets his cousin out of jail before heading out on tour. What follows is a slew of rap shows and stops at whichever town’s best food spots. As we all know by now, Bronsolini doesn’t play when it comes to his food; the man was a chef for Christ’s sake. Action even gives us a little recipe for guac & rib eye, rounding out another good episode. Take a look above and make sure to look out for episode 3 soon.