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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes ft. Zack De La Rocha (Video)




When Run The Jewels sent me this track, I knew we had the opportunity to create a film that means something. I felt a sense of responsibility to do just that. We had to exploit the lyrics and aggression and emotion of the track, and translate that into a film that would ignite a valuable and productive conversation about racially motivated violence in this country. It's provocative, and we all knew this, so we were tasked with making something that expressed the intensity of senseless violence without eclipsing our humanity. For me, it was important to write a story that didn’t paint a simplistic portrait of the characters of the Cop and Kid. They're not stereotypes. They're people - complex, real people and, as such, the power had to shift between them at certain points throughout the story. The film begins and it feels like they have been fighting for days, they’re exhausted, not a single punch is thrown, their violence is communicated through clumsy, raw emotion. They've already fought their ways past their judgements and learned hatred toward one another. Our goal was to highlight the futility of the violence, not celebrate it.
I am really proud of where we ended up, and I am very thankful that our actors Shea Whigham and Keith Stanfield committed to these characters 100%. They breathed complex life into two people who are usually portrayed in simplistic ways - as archetypes. I can tell you it was an emotional shoot day. It is tough to re-create moments that are so fresh and prevalent in our world today. It affected all of us in deep ways. But I believe that it is important that the way we feel when we see these events in real life has an effect on us. That we resonate with what we know to be right and we don't numb ourselves out so those feelings can simply be swept away, we must confront them and take some action, however small, or we’ll be stuck in the same cycle of violence and hate.
                     -AG Rojas Director

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Album Drops Starring Mr. Wonderful Himself!



Bronson, Luda and others. Enjoy but remember to support your favorite artists!

Download: Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful (iTunes - Album)

Download: Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful (Album)

Download: Ludacris - Ludaversal (iTunes - Album)

Download: Ludacris - Ludaversal (Album)

Download: HBO Catch the Throne II (Mixtape)

Download: Future - 56 Nights (Mixtape)

Download: Slaine - House of Slaine (Mixtape)

Chance the Rapper - Mr. Happy (Short Film)



Word got out last week that Chance was dropping a short film...here's what the director had to say about him
Chance is like one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met and right away I was like, this dude is really special. We talked about film and he was telling me how he wanted to get more involved in it. Crazily enough, he had a lot of the same taste in weird movies as I do. — Colin Tilley

Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. 4eva (Chapter One)/B4SXSW



K.R.I.T. is rocking it at SXSW at the moment and we are graced with these 2 free drops!

ScienZe - Bag Full Of Hearts/Bon Appétit ft. Chuuwee



Double drops from big Z

The Game - Ryda ft. DeJ Loaf



Y'all ready for the The Documentary 2?

Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream ft. Charlie Wilson (Video)



I swear Snoop does everything. Homey is now producing an 80s based Black sitcom as well...

T.I. - Lil Bit (Remix)/Project Steps



2 free drops from the Hustle Gang general

Rapsody - The Man (Video)



Fresh off her amazing featuring on K. Dot's To Pimp a Butterfly the best female MC in the game drops some solid visuals

Jhené Aiko - Living Room Flow



Love making music.