Wu-Tang Clan’s Brilliant Marketing Approach to New Album Is About More than Profits, It’s About The Value of Music
"With the widespread piracy of hip hop music, it sometimes seems as if no one out there is paying for new music. But Wu-Tang is sending the message that hip hop is still an art form, one that should be valued."
"There are some things that we can do in video games that we can’t possibly do in real life. Some games let us fly, or unleash super-powers, or pilot fighter jets or spaceships. I call this feeling “superful.”"
"Not only that, they're apparently official, too. Mexico's Heredia Clothing made these seemingly licensed DBZ sneakers modeled after Goku, Trunks, and Vegeta. According to Fashionably Geek, they're 400 pesos (US$27) a pair"
"The new Avengers movie, the Age of Ultron, is almost here and we are pumped for it! The trailer looks super good and to get you excited as well I went searching for super awesome illustrations featuring Marvel's A team."
"Issa Rae, the wunderkind web TV producer behind "Awkward Black Girl" and founder of Color Creative, debuted a new web series that plays on the conventional, typically shallow, fears people often have about black men: that they are all savage, rap-loving, violent subhumans."
"The early 2000s weren’t bad for us either. Tweet, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Nivea and others were set to carry the torch their predecessors held. But it seems after 2005, many of these black female artists haven’t achieved the same sort of mainstream visibility they once enjoyed. What happened to our sistahs?"
"Jamaican sound is the heartbeat of modern music. Of the many practices to emerge from sound system culture and take hold across music genres, one remains most arousing and the most maligned: the rewind."
"That's according to a study in the European Heart Journal that tracked the cardiovascular health of 14,629 people for 24 years. The study, conducted by the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, found that social drinkers face a lower risk of heart failure than those who drink heavily or abstain from alcohol entirely."
"White. Male. Middle-Aged. Despite the year being 2015, this remains the prototype of professorship at most colleges and universities in the U.S. Those who exist outside this identity are often devalued in higher education and prone to a series of unpleasantries that many of us know as microaggressions."
"On his way up from Brooklyn's Marcy Projects to hip-hop's throne room, Jay Z has never been shy about spitting social critique on his records. But the reigning king of hip-hop hasn't always used his status and influence to translate his beliefs into visible social activism, leading some activists to say he has "turned his back on social responsibility."
"Monday sucks. It always sucks. So here are some animated GIFs to help get your through the morning."
"According to the Weather Channel, blizzard watches are in effect from southern New England to New York City with a lesser storm warning issued as far west as metro Philadelphia. The snowfall will peak late Monday night and is expected to reach a foot or more in New York City, with six inches expected in Philadelphia and up to two staggering feet in southern and eastern New England "including Boston, Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine." Boston may see even more"
"How much do you think you are missing right now — in this very moment, as you sit reading these words? How much of the world's grace and power do you think is cascading around you unseen like a swift, invisible river?"
""[Judge not] by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." King's words, from his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech, have been used by people to shun affirmative action, dismiss discussions about white privilege, make claims about "reverse racism" and call for people to "not see race." "
"As with most women who are brave enough to take an unpopular stance, critics have done nothing but tear [Beyonce] down since she's -- for lack of better phrasing -- come out as a feminist. Likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is one of those critics."
" You can never get enough of Mario Kart trivia, if you ask me. Thankfully, the internet seems to feel the same way."
It's always good to attend opportunities for our voice to be heard and jump on networking opportunities.
"RiFF RAFF and his eccentric-ass ways have led him into crafting an Air Jordan 5 with colors reminiscent of his personality, along with his name plastered on the back on the shoe."
"Should tipping go the way of butlers, cassette players and the dodo?
CollegeHumor's Adam Conover thinks so. He's laid the case that tipping is archaic, unfair and unnecessary pretty effectively in this newly released and exceptionally hilarious video titled "Why Tipping Should Be Banned." Take a look:"
"You want to explore other universes? Get under the skin of some weird, complicated, are-we-even-sure-they're-human people? Rekindle the love you once had for word balloons and illustrated drama? The comic books being published nowadays are a great place to do that."