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. To The Highest Bidder is the biggest summer dance 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 34 tracks are catchy, but the emphasis is on the past and the present.
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 | “To The Highest Bidder”. Expect immediate gratification: DOWNLOAD
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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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.
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
Video: New American Noise. New Orleans. Bounce Music.
Respect. New Orleans in this video served it. Bounce music fans this is your day. I come bearing a gift that my Honey B (@BrookeDevard) executive produced. Yes, we’re executives now; word of the day! The video features a good crowd of ultra explicit commentary (
we like that nasty shit) and iconic bounce musicians. So press play already and get your life baybee!
PHLO FINISTER | HOTEL MIAMI – (OFFICAL VIDEO) | http://phlolove.tumblr.com
“I’ve created something from my heart that is completely original , many may try to emulate but no one can can surpass my quality of work.” – Phlo
The Homme School Monogram 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. The Homme School Monogram 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. HSM 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 The Homme School Monogram Album.
Album Details: HSM 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 The Homme School Monogram Album.
New Music: A.CHAL – “Dirty Mouth”
Underground DJ/producer A.Chal has been of mystique throughout his music career. An obscure figure far from hubris, he plays the background while letting the music speak volumes. That said, his role as a music producer has garnered high praise amongst his peers, more recently with fashion house Ralph Lauren where he’s been active as music director in past campaigns. Today, he shares with us an embodiment of all things experienced formed into one “video single” to give viewers an added effect. via source
Hello all bad girls, this just in! LateBoots serves you another downloadable experience, Sham Shirley presents #300. It’s about that time again to play something a little bit harder, even more accessible to a dance crowd that likes to finger snap. Let me put on a show for you. Forward march and download some rhythmic intelligence. 300 – A mix of trap, rap, and trill music upgraded by a group of worthy music wizards – complied and catalogued for lives that began at 140 M.P.H. Sham Shirley presents #300 (DOWNLOAD)
LB Showroom Flr: Victoria’s Secret 2012 Fashion Show Backstage
Victoria’s Secret 2012 fashion show backstage with top models Alessandra Ambrosio, Barbara Palvin, Doutzen Kroes, and Cara Delevingne. Musical performances by Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Featuring interviews with photographer Tommy Ton and fashion blogger Bryan Boy.
Watch Alessandra Ambrosio and all the Victoria’s Secret Angels in the lingerie fashion show known as “the sexiest night on television” on December 4th on CBS TV at 10PM EST.
The Re-Up QUEEN Album: The grandeur euro-rap bravdo (having transitioned into a more self-mythologizing sound, Marquis Phifér has gotten conceptual on you all). Presenting you with a musical storybook series of the most extravagant embossed and electrifying beats. The QUEEN Album is the prima donna, the diva of divas: an album with a 55 song setlist of the funkiest songs, the flashiest Bob Fosse-meets-hip-hop dance moves and, the Longest Album of All Time. Download The QUEEN Album.
A re-up download for those who never heard the QUEEN; 55 songs that will change your life! Phifér is such a force of nature that it’s easy to overlook his musical trump card: He’s a bit of a weirdo. His weirdness is musical – it’s in the idiosyncratic way he syncopates beats, the odd melodies that floats over rugged beats, his sui generis mix of rap bravado, sanctimony and old-fashioned showbiz razzle-dazzle–the vicarious experience of opulence. Ambitious, and sonically bold.
QUEEN might be his strangest album. It’s a big-budget megapop album with over three and a half hours of music, and an A list of guest stars (Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Beyonce). Download The QUEEN Album.
Friend to the LateBoots family Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily sat down with songstress Ciara to discuss her favorite brands, recent red carpet moments, and personal style.