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Horrible Bosses 2 (Teaser Trailer)

After trying to clip their bosses in the original, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return for Horrible Bosses 2, which we get a look at in this teaser trailer. In the film, the trio decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Horrible Bosses 2 hits theaters November 26th, and also stars Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey.

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Hieroglyphics Announce East Coast Tour

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The Hieroglyphics announced this week that all eight members of the crew will be heading out to the East Coast for a select number of tour stops.

The tour will make stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Stephentown, New York, giving fans a rare opportunity to see the entire original crew performing together.

As part of an already eventful year, the upcoming Hiero tour will be another major highlight for the collective.

In 2014 thus far, Hieroglyphics members have released several new projects including Souls of Mischief member A-Plus’ Molly’s Dirty Water, Phesto’s Infared Rum, and Casual’s new group project, The School System.

It’s not over though. Upcoming releases from Pep Love, along with Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief, have kept the collective busy and working hard.

In addition to this upcoming tour, the Hieroglyphics will begin work on the new crew album. After the tour ends, fans in Heiro’s hometown of Oakland will be met with the group’s return home, just in time for their free annual block party, Hiero Day, which was recognized an an official day by the mayor of Oakland at last year’s event.

Below are tour dates. Tickets are available at Hieroglyphics.com.

8/20 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
8/21 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
8/22 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/23 – Bella Terra Festival – Stephentown, NY

Young Gully

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“Young Gully” showing why real rap still exists.

Rap’s full of obnoxious boasts and rants of wanting life’s finer things. But for listeners, most of us just want to make our way and find success and happiness on a simple level. Pushing through to achieve lofty goals takes vision and conviction and, on some days, music to help plow through the obstacles.

You wanna know the definition of gas? Look no farther than East Oakland emcee Young Gully. Combining high octane lyricism with a wisdom acquired from years in the streets, Gully has built a reputation for “gassing” (Oakland slang for going hard) on every beat he touches. “Rappers have the voice of Oakland,” says Gully – but unlike most Oakland rappers, he wants to use his voice to inspire the community, rather than perpetrate the same cycle of violence and drug abuse. “Oakland is a good city and it’s not just what’s on the news. But you can’t avoid the violence either.”
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“Some of us stay in the dark and some of us become fireflies” – Young Gully

Young Gully – Lies

From the album, “HM 5 Deluxe Edition”. Available for Pre-Order Now!
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Thursday Eve Jazz at Stanford Shopping Plaza

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From vintage jazz brass bands to the outer edges of the jazz spectrum, this summer’s free concert season at Stanford Shopping Center’s central Plaza looks to be a must-do for Thursday nights… at least from June 5 through August 7.

The 28th annual free (as in “no admission”) evening concert series includes performances by LA-born singer Tiffany Austin; the three-guitar powerhouse trio of Mimi Fox,Jane Getter and Leni Stern; jump blues, swing, jazz and rare gems inspired by the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s served up by Bay Area veterans Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums; vocalist Pamela Rose with Hammond B3 organist Wayne De La Cruz; and veterans from the nearby Stanford Jazz Workshops.

Producer LT Hutton Talks The Making Of The Forthcoming ‘Tupac’ Biopic

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Producer LT Hutton talks the making of the forthcoming Tupac biopic from directorJohn Singleton in conversation with Life + Times. The in-depth chat about the upcoming production from Hutton’s Program Pictures in conjunction with Morgan Creek and Open Road Films arrives on what would have been the rap icon’s 43rd birthday. Hutton discusses the significance of the man he calls “America’s Son“, Pac’s fiery disposition and the deeper relationship between Big and Pac; a topic he suggests was trivialized in the 2009 Biggie biopic, Notorious. Hutton breaks down the ways in which his relationship with Pac and other players in the rapper’s story will ultimately help to inform the film and talks his overall passion for it. Take a look at the text below to get a taste of Hutton’s chat with Life + Times. Read the full transcript of the interview via lifeandtimes.com. Get more on the Tupac biopic via morgancreek.com.

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Life+Times: This film is significant to millions of diehard ‘Pac fans worldwide, myself included. No pressure, of course.
LT Hutton: It really is no pressure. Everything is flowing naturally because my life has been ‘Pac’s life. We had very similar upbringings, very similar desires and wants out of the world. I tell people most of us are here because ‘Pac paved the way. He was a revolutionary and pioneer, forcing our culture down a lot of people’s throats that didn’t want to accept it at the time. He cleared out a lot of rubbish in the streets, so to speak, to make it where people wanted to just stop and hear his voice. You had the President of the United States, plus the Vice President, both speaking about this guy adamantly at the time. Through all that controversy, people had to stop and see exactly what he was saying. And when they started listening and stopped bashing him, they realized he wasn’t as bad as they thought he was. He ultimately engaged them. When ‘Pac said, ‘I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world,’ he’s talking about JAY Z. He’s talking about men like myself. He’s talking about the young leaders of the Arab Spring. He touched so many lives with what he did and he gave us that sense of okay, we need to be these types of people in order to survive. He lost his life at 25! He was that spark; the spark that sent the ultimate message. Not to sound Biblical, but he gave his life so that we may see and have a better future because if he hadn’t died that way, his message may not be as big as it is.

L+T: Quincy Jones wrote about it in the foreword for the Tupac Shakur book by VIBE, marveling at ‘Pac only being 25 when he was killed and the legacy he left us at such a young age.
LT Hutton: President Obama would still be in school! You follow what I’m saying? That’s what people don’t understand. When you talk about this film, what it is and what it means, for me to be able to take a project like this that happens to be so close to my heart and from our world and our culture, I can’t explain enough that it feels like ‘Pac knew it would be this way. The film has been around a long time and it wasn’t getting made. When we went after it we had a bunch of setbacks but from day one, Morgan Creek believed in me and they’ve been fully supportive. We could have shot the first script, but it would have just been good. We’re not looking for good! We don’t get a Tupac, Tupac 2 and Tupac 3. We get one shot. Those two hours and twenty or thirty minutes have to be all meat, no fat. All sustenance. Just one day in Tupac’s life could have been a film. To document all his years and all his relationships—from the Outlawz, to Leila [Steinberg, his first manager], to Mopreme [Shakur, his older step-brother], to even Nas’s relationship with him—is a lot. There could be a whole movie on ‘Pac and Nas, ‘Pac and Biggie, ‘Pac and the Outlawz, ‘Pac and his mother Afeni Shakur, ‘Pac and Geronimo Pratt, etc. To show ‘Pac going through his life, receiving guidance from a legendary activist like Geronimo Pratt—that is heavy!”

L+T: It’s overwhelming to think how much content needs to be covered.
LT Hutton: “When I pitched the film to John Singleton about what we wanted covered in his re-write, I called it ‘the trilogy.’ It’s who Tupac was, who Tupac had to be (for the world he was brought into) and who Tupac wanted to be. That was the fight in him. He had to be all these people and still try to be who he was, who he had to be, and who he wanted to become. All those spirits were fighting inside him. If you asked 10 people who knew ‘Pac about him, you’d get 10 different stories. Were those stories wrong? Not at all; it just means he was all those people.”

L+T: When Tupac: Resurrection came out, I interviewed Afeni Shakur and it was an extremely emotional conversation. Afeni is directly involved in this project, correct?
LT Hutton: She has full say over most of everything that goes into it. If it were random executives doing this movie simply for monetary gains then you’d have something to worry about here. There is no way I would let this film go out without doing the greatest service that I possibly could do for the respect of the culture and this man. He spent his life fighting for this and now I fight for him. I’ve stood on conference room tables and fought to make sure certain things won’t happen. We’ve spoken extensively to everyone in ‘Pac’s life, over and over again, to make sure we are as clear as possible. Remember, this is Hollywood, so some biopics just rape the history and pull out the integrity of the artist. That is the last thing we want.

L+T: Did you know ‘Pac closely?
LT Hutton: Yes. Plus I know Jimmy Henchmen, and I know Haitian Jack, and other players in the story. As a Hollywood producer, there aren’t many people with my background. I am rooted in this world. We have a real point of reference to pull from and therefore you’re going to get duality in this film. This will not be a one-sided story. At the end of the day, and please quote me on this, this is not the LT Hutton story. This is not the Morgan Creek story. This is not the John Singleton story. It is the Tupac Shakur story. His voice has to be heard, and only his voice. Tupac wrote this movie.

L+T: How do you balance that positive and culturally rich side of his earlier life with the darker periods that came later?
LT Hutton: We don’t sugarcoat a thing in this picture. He’s really going through life! He eventually makes bad decisions, with no fanfare attached. We’re not making excuses nor are we making him a choirboy. We’re trying to give you understanding that ‘Pac was human and he still made mistakes. He was a kid! At times he wasn’t thinking clear. There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. Those elements are there, and they make for a truly entertaining ride.

Source: Okayplayer.com

Dilated Peoples x DJ Premier – “Good As Gone” (Official Video)

Dilated Peoples x DJ Premier - "Good As Gone" [Official Video]

Dilated Peoples come storming back with a visual for their DJ Premier produced banger “Good As Gone” off their forthcoming Directors Of Photography LP. The first release from the newly signed Rhymesayers crew, finds the tandem letting loose heat over Preemo’s historic chop, officially proclaiming their resurgence in a visual that’s somewhere between The Lost Boys, Breaking Bad and Mad Max. The 8 years in the making record Directors Of Photography is due out in just few short months, landing on August 12th via Rhymesayers and can be preordered via Fifth Element today. Peep the visuals for Dilated Peoples’ latest single “Good As Gone” below.

Saint Laurent Denim Leather Jacket

Saint Laurent Denim Leather Jacket

Saint Laurent Denim Leather Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing hybrids in apparel pieces is not an easy thing, but if you are as great as the creative minds in Saint Lauren, then you will probably be able to come up with a smashing denim leather jacket that, in our opinion, everybody should wear when they are craving for an outerwear.

Saint Laurent Denim Leather Jacket

The jacket is made with a gorgeous mix of soft black lambskin leather and light stonewash denim. For a piece as casual as this jacket, Saint Laurent has still managed to make it a quality apparel we want to have in our closet.