Vibe: Marvel is back with its second installment of its Hip-hop Variant Posters, and this time, the action hero brand is recruiting albums, new and old to join its collection.
The new series features Nova recreating Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book album, Luke Cage stepping in as LL Cool J on Bigger and Deffer, and Jessica Jones replacing Kevin Gates on his Islah cover. The Hulk, Spider-man, and more also sub in on Wu-Tang’s Iron Flag cover.
MiamiNewTimes: Last month, when the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Heineken USA, began its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money to restore Miami Marine Stadium, it promised donors two tickets to a to-be-announced concert. Yesterday, the mysterious artist at that concert was finally revealed: ScHoolBoy Q.
MIAMI — The text of Dwyane Wade’s letter to Miami, released Wednesday night to The Associated Press:
Complex Mag: ScHoolboy Q hit everyone with the quickness Tuesday, unveiling what appears to be the cover for his new album Blank Face, due July 8. The cover makes use of the notorious Jordan Crying Face meme, which—despite previous theories from none other than Ja Rule—earns Michael Jordan approximately $0.00 in meme royalties.
The 2015 REAL MIAMI PLAYERS BALL is starring SNOOP DOGG and hosted by BISHOP DON JUAN.
This video is one of the best clips I’ve seen on TV in ages! It’s freaking hilarious! LOL! KTVA’s Charlo Greene quits on live TV after revealing she was the founder of the Alaska Cannabis Club. The delivery was arguably inappropriate, but damn if she didn’t look free as a bird and happy as hell! I admire her for the balls it took to do that, and the response of the Anchorwoman was absolutely #Priceless .
“Common’s 10th album, Nobody’s Smiling, is a dark and stark portrait of the streets of his own Chi City. With emerging talent pitching in alongside the 42-year-old lyricist’s always sharp lyrics, Nobody’s Smiling is a sparkling release in what’s been a tepid year for rap releases (so far).” – Vibe
“As one of the biggest songs from Coldplay‘s new album, we’re not surprised to see a bunch of high profile remixes surfacing. However, AlunaGeorge have now come into the spotlight for their own take on the song, while adding in a signature sound we’ve become associated with from their debut album, Body Music. The release coincides with the duo supporting Coldplay at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1st/2nd.” – OnSmash
“Now in its third year, Seattle Symphony’s critically acclaimed Sonic Evolution project creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene. Each year, in celebration of the past, present and future of our city’s musical legacy, Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony commission world-class composers to write orchestral world premieres inspired by bands and artists that launched from, or are related to, Seattle.
In addition to writing a brand new composition inspired by Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot, composer Gabriel Prokofiev also orchestrated two of the legendary rapper’s most famous hits for this year’s concert, including “Baby Got Back,” for which Sir Mix-A-Lot joined Ludovic Morlot and the Orchestra on stage at Benaroya Hall.”
Drake did an impressive job as host on Saturday Night Live and his Katt Williams’ impression was dead-on. Take a look at the video.