If you’ve never been to Central Park, just know that it is arguably the most beautiful urban park in the U.S. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the 843 acre park has never been captured quite like this. Using an infrared lens, Paolo Pettigiani has taken some breathtaking shots around the park showcasing it’s beauty in a new light. Check out the picks for yourself and click the link below for more from Pettigiani.
Brooklyn-based filmmakers Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray recently released a new video dubbed “Balance.” Utilizing Alfred Hitchcock’s classic dolly zoom, a drone and a Canon CN-E; the duo have created one awe inspiring visual. You’ve probably never seen Manhattan like this, check out the video above and make sure to be on the look out for more.
Photographer Gunner Stahl recently announced that he will be holding exhibits in both New York City and Atlanta in the near future. The young photographer has quickly established a name as one of the go to guys when it comes to behind the scenes portraits of some of your favorite artists. The dates and locations are still TBA, but those living in either NYC or ATL should definitely keep an eye out for more info.
Hip Hop has a very promising future. Across the nation “prodigy” like MCs are emerging and they don’t just rap. At 18, Bishop Nehru produces his own music, directs his own videos and a steady stream of tour dates provides essential experience for the huge stages that await him. Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP is a breathe of fresh air, his production separates him from a lot of the other east coast artists on the come up. Bishop is years ahead of his peers in terms of style and technical ability, a wordsmith in the making; it’s no surprise that Nas will be the executive producer of his next album. Check out Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP below and keep an eye out for more.
We recently received a new track from the Dojo all the way out in Brooklyn. NYC spitter Capital Ode’s new track,”Lemonade Moves,” features MADE favorite Mouse Sucks and packs quite the punch. Produced by Drum Fu, the synth’d out instrumental captures the essence of each artist as they cut through their verses. Capital Ode flashes a variety of flows congruent with NYC’s current transformation and Mouse Sucks puts forth one of his best verses to date. A solid track from 2 artists you should keep your eye on, check out “Lemonade Moves” above and stay tuned for more.
A$AP Rocky has been understandably quiet since the death of A$AP Yams, but all that changed recently with the release of “M’$.” With the announcement of his upcoming project A.L.L.A, Rocky is looking to continue the buzz that was briefly quieted. Produced by Mike Dean and C.N.O.T.E, “M’$” showcases Rocky’s transition, the Harlem rapper is now adopting new cadences providing a record that feels familiar but not at all the same as previous releases. I for one am happy that Rock has dropped new music, losing a close friend is never easy, but life indeed goes on. Check out “M’$” above and stay tuned for more from Rocky & the A$AP Mob.
Nick Catchdubs (Fool’s Gold Co-Founder) recently dropped his debut album, Smoke Machine, among the many bangers lies this jam featuring Show You Suck. Show has been quite vocal in the past about how much he admires/appreciates the good people at Fool’s Gold, so it’s awesome to see him finally get to work with them; it’s like whatever this dude says comes true. The high energy instrumental suits the Chicago MC well, a perfect party record for the approaching summer months. Signature Show You Suck all over this record, check out “Drop” below and stay tuned for more.
Places + Faces continues with episode 7 filmed in New York City. This installment features cameos from the A$AP Mob, Skepta, the ATL Twins, OG Maco & Two-9, Father, Luka Sabbat, AssPizza and Virgil Abloh among others. Still no idea who this kid is or how he manages to be everywhere at the same time, check out episode 7 above and keep an eye out for the next one.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Friday, February 27th @ 8PM
With the success of their debut album PRhyme, DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9 are now traversing the nation on what looks like a classic tour. DJ Premier is a legend plain and simple, but Royce has ALWAYS held his own as an MC as well. With years of experience and wisdom in the game, these guys have proved that they still know the formula. This one is 18+ and general admission tickets are on sale now for $20, you can grab VIP tickets for $70; click the link below to grab yours.
Yesterday, A$AP Rocky dropped the official video for his lead single “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II”. With the un-timely passing of A$AP Yams, the A$AP Mob has been understandably quiet as of late. As the release of Rocky’s album draws closer, it appears the Mob is switching gears. The dark visual features cameos from Mob members, Ian Conner, a small tribute to Yams towards the end. Check out the video for “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II” above and be on the look out for more from A$AP Rocky.