Action is character. No fiction about it. Love this guy @Joetermini. Know him. He is a friend. And he is passionate about giving. A walking campaign for change even. He’s in this “What Moves You?” Levi’s commercial. I’ll prove it (this video might not be safe for work). One last announcement: Rule number 1 of life, do what makes YOU happy. #MakeOurMark #Moves
Janelle Monae to me: “Marquis Phifer, I want to thank you for being a muse, for this face, and being a true dandy” -Janelle Monae in her toast at her private dinner. This Lady is ELECTRIC. You make a grown man cry.
Le Tour de Phifér Album: Phifer doesn’t really do low stakes. He identifies his competition as “Michelangelo, Picasso, the pyramids,” and it’s not like he’s afraid of high expectations. Le Tour de Phifér album trades sonic extravagance–present perfect; runway-inspired songs you don’t need to wrap. Perfectly original, perfectly extravagant. And I’m all about a life of extravagance – bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. LTDP goes for the grandeur of staccato verse dropping, it’s like a Ball and rap concert–all in the same venue, same stage. Phifer goes for all of it, all the time. This is a luxury download. Expensive & cheap. It shows some of my Houston roots. Download Le Tour de Phifér Album.
Album Details: LTDP is maniacally inspired House music, coasting on heroic levels of dementia, pimping on top of various hip-hop beats integrated with some old-fashioned razzle-dazzle, fantasy, idiosyncratic style–credited to my “Prima Donna,” street ways–the more brash, male-empowering alter ego story is finally told. Download Le Tour de Phifér Album.
A message from Sean Brown of Art of Reuse: “It would be next to impossible to squeeze every Neptune’s produced record into a single set, but alongside DJ Mike Rizzy, we’ve managed to narrow down some choice cuts into an hour long episode that includes a bit of everyone’s favorites. Diving back and forth from old to new, no one can deny the impact The Neptunes & N.E.R.D have on our generation – consider this a soundtrack to your Summer.”
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Issues # 1 – Fitness
Americans are unhealthly, out of shape, and clueless. Not all, of course, but the majority are stuck in an endless cycle of bad habits and poor choices. It’s not their fault, this is what society has fed us. Easy living, fast food, and minimal effort. With all things considered I have pulled together a variety of clips that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. I hope you are inspired to try harder, go further, and do more with this precious gift we have called life. More at Nai-vasha.com
Marquis Phifer is such a natural entertainer – such a charismatic and effortlessly appealing brand strategist, dj and showman – that it’s easy to ignore how weirdly, how willfully, he’s gone about his career. Walk on Water is the biggest pop event of 2013 so far, but it’s not quite a pop album. Its sense of musical space-time is more elastic and sprawling than anything on the radio: The 35 tracks are catchy, but the emphasis is on rhythm and flow.
Given Phifer’s habit of being outspoken, he returns with a new album and sound–compiled with the most electrifying beats; luxury or nothing. Marquis Phifer Presents | “Walk on Water”. Expect immediate gratification.
André Leon Talley talks with Tom Ford about his son, his new collection, and whether he’ll ever return to filmmaking.
New York City’s musical enigma, Leikeli47, debuted her newest EP, The Flower Shop as told by Bret Elway. With her culturally diverse music and avant-garde fashion sense capturing the attention of streetwear and music aficionados, Leikeli is quickly solidifying herself as the entertainment and fashion industry’s next trailblazer. In tandem to the release of her 11-track EP, Leikeli47 revealed the first music video for the album’s first single, “$$$ INA-BIND.” –>Inside Story
See, when you have a vision it needs faith behind it! Focus on procuring your faith, money, and life partner. In that order. We are cultural curators helping people build a foundation for the rest of your lives. If you’re not following my words on Twitter you should! Currently I’m reading Jesus Is_____. book by Judah Smith. The subject is there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be. –>Inside Story
André Leon Talley talks with Marc Jacobs about his acting career.
My heart go–boom boom tap. Yes, Andre–the sound of your voice: obsession. My heart go–boom boom tap.
Video: A Conversation with Dee and Ricky
In the latest A Conversation With… video segment, Hypebeast catches up with the Brooklyn-based design duo — and brothers — Dee and Ricky. Having already showcased the twins’ forte in cuisine, it was only right that we joined them in their self-named restaurant. Known for creating bold designs in conjunction with in-your-face colors, Dee and Ricky are infamous throughout the world of customization and never fail to catch the attention of other brands — seen in the numerous collaborations with eclectic labels. Sitting down over a meal, we discuss the restaurant, future ventures for the two, attention deficit disorder and why they call NYC home.
After many releases and dedicated visuals, A. CHAL introduces his first EP “Ballroom Riots,” a full project complete with no samples contained in his music. Dazed & Confused magazine placed his EP #1 over A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP, Dawn Richard’s GoldenHeart, and Elliphant’s EP. Download and listen to A. CHAL’s original tunes at Ballroomriots.com