February 20, 2019

J. Cole, Ari Lennox Share Sultry “Shea Butter Baby” Visual...

After performing during last weekend's NBA All-Star Game halftime show — and simultaneously teasing a few tracks that are speculated to be on his upcoming album — J. Cole is back on centerstage in a new music video with Ari Lennox for "Shea Butter Baby." The single from the Dreamville Records duo comes off of the Creed II: The Album soundtrack, which was curated by Mike WiLL Made-It for the film's sequel.

The sultry visuals, directed by Bennett Johnson, set the rapper and singer against a fluorescent backdrop featuring shades of brown and orange that set a warm, sensual mood. Lennox entices her suitor amid a smoky and hazy scene, before Cole enters the picture and offers up his verse.

The R&B songstress is gearing up to release her debut album soon, also entitled Shea Butter Baby. She is also expected to appear on Cole's next project, Revenge of the Dreamers III.

Check out the full "Shea Butter Baby" video above.

In other music news, Kehlani and Dom Kennedy's "Nunya" record sends a clear message to nosy exes.

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February 20, 2019

UPDATE: Kehlani & Dom Kennedy Share the Video for “NunyaR...

Update: A day later, Kehlani releases the music video for "Nunya," which is shot in the snowy mountains. Watch it above.

Original Story: While We Wait for the release of her latest mixtape, R&B singer Kehlani gives us yet another glimpse of what to expect with "Nunya," enlisting the help of From the Westside with Love rapper Dom Kennedy.

Marking the third single from the mixtape, "Nunya" follows "Nights Like This" with Ty Dolla $ign and "Butterfly." The Hit-boy produced track takes a distinct turn from the previous singles, catching a more upbeat vibe that captures what the song is really about—Kehlani telling her exes that she has happily moved on, and what she's currently up to is "nunya biz." LA native Dom Kennedy provides a seamless transition into his verse, landing easily on the beat and maintaining the song's smooth cruising.

While We Wait is set to drop on February 22.

During her interview with Zane Lowe, Kehlani revealed that her upcoming studio album will be a gift to her daughter.

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February 20, 2019

Samsung Finally Debuts New $2,000 USD Foldable Phone, the Galaxy Fold...

Following the reveal of its prototype late last year, Samsung officially debuted its new foldable handset, the $1,980 USD Galaxy Fold. The foldable smartphone will be available in both LTE and 5G, both utilizing a tablet-sized 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that can be folded with the use of its hinge system and interlocking gears.

Its main display uses a QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3) when open and a smaller 4.6-inch HD+ (12:9) display when the handset is folded into its phone mode. The Galaxy Fold has 512GB of storage alongside a Qualcomm 7nm octa-core processor and 12GB of RAM. It also has three cameras on the rear that can be used in either tablet and phone mode. It has a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle, a telephoto camera, and a 10-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Fold in the U.S. through AT&T and T-Mobile on April 26.

Check out the gallery above and the specs in full below.

Meanwhile, check out the official reveal of Samsung's Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e.

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February 20, 2019

T-Pain Recruits O.T. Genasis for New ‘1Up’ Single “A...

Following last month's "Getcha Roll On" video with Tory Lanez, T-Pain joins forces with O.T. Genasis for a new collaboration titled "A Million Times." Released as a single in support of T-Pain's next album 1Up, "A Million Times" receives its debut as Zane Lowe's World Record premiere on Beats 1.

"I pretty much made the record and I mean literally everybody that came through the studio was like, 'Dude, you've gotta put O.T. Genasis on this record.' It just sounded, to me it was real future bass-y, so you know, I was cool with it. But then when people were saying that sounds super West Coast, I was like, oh, well O.T. For sure, no question," T-Pain shares with Ebro Darden, explaining the origins of the song. "We started that video the other day, actually and boy, he was crip walking real hard, that whole time. Yeah, he made it happen though, man. I appreciate him for coming through and he did his thing on the record."

"Oh, I like them tattoos on your leg / I wonder how they look up by my head / I'ma lay you down on this bed / Show you Florida n***as ain't scared," T-Pain croons. "I’ma take your problems away / And tell me what your friends got to say / Tell ’em to be careful how they play / 'Cause they gon’ f*ck around and get it one day."

You can stream T-Pain's new O.T. Genasis-assisted single "A Million Times" above.

T-Pain's last full-length project was Everything Must Go Vol. 2, which arrived in October of 2018.

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February 20, 2019

Here’s A Full List of Netflix Originals Coming in March 2019...

As viewers catch up on all of the new releases to hit Netflix this month, the media behemoth has unveiled what's in store this March for its Netflix Originals productions.

Anime fans can kick things off on the 1st with Cannon Busters, a cartoon series created by LeSean Thomas and based on the comic book of the same name. Meanwhile, Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a movie he also directed and wrote as an adaptation from the original book. On the 8th, the spotlight turns toward comedian Ricky Gervais who plays a nice guy-gone-bad in After Life.

A star-studded cast — including Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac and Charlie Hunman — hits the screen for the Triple Frontier  release on the 15th (after premiering in movie theaters on the 6th). Idris Elba shows up mid-month as a DJ-turned-manny in Turn Up Charlie, a series he is also credited with creating. Later, the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt chronicles the rise of the famed rock n' roll band.

Continuing scrolling for a full list of Netflix Originals landing in March 2019. Visit the What's On Netflix website for further details on each program, including regional exclusions.

In other entertainment news, the trailer for HBO's Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, has arrived.

March 1

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (Season 1)

Cannon Busters (Season 1)

Larva Island (Season 2)

Northern Rescue (Season 1)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Movie)

March 4

Rebellion (Season 2)

March 6

Secret City (Season 2)

March 8

Walk. Ride. Rodeo (Movie)

After Life (Season 1)

March 15

Triple Frontier (Movie)

Turn Up Charlie (Season 1)

March 22

Dehli Crime (Season 1)

The Dirt (Movie)

March 29

The Highwaymen (Movie)

Osmosis (Season 1)

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February 20, 2019

adidas’ ZX 930 EQT Receives the “Micropacer” Treatme...

This week we've seen adidas apply the Micropacer's hallmark color combination of metallic silver, red and blue to the Kamanda and 98 X Crazy BYW models. Today, the ZX 930 EQT silhouette is next up to receive the retro theme.

The '80s-inspired hybrid sports a leather upper treated with the same silver shimmer as the aforementioned models. Red and blue are also spread throughout the sneaker, hitting its side panels, heels and laces. Lastly, a BOOST midsole brings the archival sneaker into the modern world.

The adidas Originals ZX 930 EQT "Micropacer" arrives on February 23 for $170 USD at select retailers and adidas.com.

In other sneaker news, you can browse through shots of the adidas Originals Continental 80 "Scarlet" for atmos.

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February 20, 2019

Artist Jeron Braxton’s Trippy Animations Spotlighted in NYC Exhi...

Artist and animator Jeron Braxton is the subject of a current exhibition at New York City's Thierry Goldberg Gallery. Entitled "You Can," the show features acid-induced animations found within video game culture as a way for the artist to tackle heavy subject matter such as "mass incarceration, gun violence and the exploitation of natural resources," said the gallery. One of the three videos spotlighted in the show, "Octane," features a glitchy high-speed race in a post-apocalyptic world filled with spontaneous moving objects.

Watch "Octane" above. "You Can" is currently on view at Thierry Goldberg Gallery until March 17. In related news, check out this week's Best Art Drops.

Thierry Goldberg Gallery
109 Norfolk St.
New York, NY 10002

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February 20, 2019

Boogie & Eminem Reconnect for New “Rainy Days” Video...

A few weeks after releasing a video for the J.I.D.-assisted "Soho," artist Boogie reconnects with his Shady Records cohort Eminem for a visual in support of their recent collaborative cut "Rainy Days." Originally released as a single for last month's Everythings for Sale album, "Rainy Days" come to life courtesy of director James Larese.

"Don't be callin' me woke / I cheat on my queen for a h*e / That's how shit go, she keep sayin' we jell / She gon' come out her shell / Ain't no pushin' my buttons / When all of my feelings is stuck on 'oh, well,'" Boogie raps. "B***h, I'm thirsty and blessed / I pour liquor in grails / This for my n***as in jail, wrestlin' L's / That's that hell in the cell / I come from a place where the shit can get shady / My chances were slim / All my women was basic / We see different races since signing to Em I can't send out no message to none of my exes / And b****es as friends / I can't blow it again."

You can view Boogie and Eminem's new video for "Rainy Days" above.

For more exciting new releases from the contemporary West Coast rap scene, check out Drakeo the Ruler, 03 Greedo and Bambino's "Let's Go."

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February 20, 2019

Dima Leu Continues Merging Suits and Sportswear for FW19...

Dima Leu kicked his brand off in 2015 as a means of exploring the "Sport Suit," a concept Leu envisioned that blends the ease of sportswear with classic menswear tailoring. What results is a series of boxy neutral-toned sweat suits with colorful 3D stripes, expanded for Fall/Winter 2019 into patterned suiting, sophisticated outerwear and lounge essentials like hoodies and sweaters.

Premium fabrics inform the louche looks, which range from matching plaid sets to flowing red coats, with garments specifically designed to be mixed-and-matched. Color-blocked scarves and shirts encourage color clashes, with textured textiles adding more depth to the layered stripes.

Both functionality and formality informs each item, yielding insouciant tees, crisp white shirts and trim trousers, with playful appliqué that undercuts the seriousness of the versatile hues. Menswear staples also receive slight revamps, including double riders and double-breasted jackets that sport contrasting zipper plackets, pleated insets and buttoned vents.

Expect the range to hit stockists like H.Lorenzo later this year.

For more laid-back looks, check out the elevated skate style presented by Japan's COOTIE.

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February 20, 2019

Virtual Reality Runways: NOWFASHION Editor-In-Chief Gianluca Cantaro H...

Storied runway reporting site NOWFASHION has recruited Gianluca Cantaro as its new editor-in-chief, ushering in a new era of cutting edge content for the company. Formerly of L'Officiel Italia, Cantaro also spent time as deputy editor-in-chief for L'Uomo Vogue and senior editor of D - la Repubblica delle donne, a weekly supplement to Italian newspaper la Repubblica.

Cantaro has big plans for NOWFASHION; in a press release, it was hinted that he will develop new content around live-streaming photographs, 360° VR video and other technological advancements. NOWFASHION has traditionally focused on of-the-moment photography, uploading shots of runway shows as they happen. Later, the show posts will be bolstered by backstage shots, close-ups and even front row imagery, all provided by NOWFASHION's dedicated staff of in-house photographers. For reference, Vogue, one of the most popular sources of runway imagery, contracts photographers from third-party companies like InDigital and GoRunway.

Not only will NOWFASHION's tech be receiving an overhaul, but Cantaro promises a new Milan-based editorial team, which will work with the existing editors and staff at NOWFASHION's Paris, New York, London and Shanghai offices to develop exclusive content and long-reads. Finally, NOWFASHION will launch a brand-new iteration of its site to coincide with these major shifts, as it prepares to transition from runway-centric content to a well-rounded fashion machine.

Stay tuned to see what Cantaro has in store for the future, and visit NOWFASHION's site to keep up with Milan Fashion Week in the meantime.

Elsewhere, see what's best to eat, see, and shop in Milan during its Fashion Week.

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February 20, 2019

Blueface Charged With Felony Count of Carrying Loaded Handgun...

Los Angeles rapper Blueface, born Johnathan Porter, has been charged with one felony count of carrying a loaded handgun without registration, reports The Blast and Pitchfork. The charge is from his Feb. 1 arrest when police officers were called to a downtown L.A. area where Blueface and his crew were hanging at. When the Cash Money West rapper and his entourage spotted the authorities, they reportedly threw away their guns and tried to run away from the scene. That's when police arrested them.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records, viewed by Pitchfork, Blueface was released on $35,000 bail following the arrest. His next court date is Wednesday, February 27. Blue's manager, Wack 100, has asserted that the 22-year-old rapper is innocent, proclaiming that Porter never had a gun when cops busted his crew last week and that there should be plenty of surveillance footage to prove it.

Blueface's breakout single "Thotiana" is currently No. 20 on the Billboard 100 and sparked a slew of remixes from Cardi B, YG, Nicki Minaj and more. He is scheduled to go on a U.S. tour with Lil Baby and City Girls next month.

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February 20, 2019

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e

Following a plethora of leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially introduced its Galaxy S10 line, which includes the standard Galaxy S10, the higher-end Galaxy S10+, and the lower-end Galaxy S10e. The specs of each phone was accurately leaked a week ahead of their official unveiling.

Each phone features a Dynamic AMOLED HDR+ Infinity O display and a 12-megapixel back camera with a super fast f1.5 aperture on its wide-angle lens. The S10 specifically is able to easily charge Qi-certified smartphone devices and even compatible wearable devices with its Wireless PowerShare feature. It's even capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously. The Galaxy S10 is also Wi-Fi 613 enabled -- the technology will prioritize usage and provides four times faster access14 data over other users, particularly in populated areas.

The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink. The Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.

Pricing starts at $899.99 USD for the Galaxy S10, $999.99 USD for the Galaxy S10+, and $749.99 USD for Galaxy S10e for both carrier and unlocked versions. Each model will be available with AT&T, Spectrum Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Xfinity Mobile in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019.

In related news, Samsung is opening its first retail stores in the United States.

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