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Dec 99th – “Seaside Panic Room” / “N.A.W. Medley” (Live Performance) [Video]

Dec 99th – alternative Hip-Hop duo Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and producer Ferrari Sheppard – performs “Seaside Panic Room” and “N.A.W.” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

(Good thing Yasiin has that distinctive voice. Otherwise, could we really be sure it was him?)

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The World’s First Male Sex Doll (Video)

Ooookay. VICE’s Karley Sciortino is taking girls “playing with dolls” to a whole other level! Getting mighty cozy with the concept in this documentary episode exploring the making of male sex dolls for women.

Because, you know, gender equality.

(Hahaa! Karley, though. Got an undeniable sexy about her, right? Just saying, she probably does not need to go the doll route. Surely there is a real ‘plaything’ out here that will gladly play with her… Errr… Just watch.)

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Black Gandhiii – “Views From The Death Star” (Prod. By John The Third)

This “Views From The Death Star” (prodduced by John The Third) is some of that off-center ‘ish that will catch my ear flying around in the Soundcloud. Check out New Orleans’ own Black Gandhiii. Not much online in the way of background/info on the artist. Self-described as…

A kid with an open mind. Who’s struggle defines him, also allowing him to create great music. Telling his story and the truth about life. Follow the movement and stay tuned…

So, there’s that. Also, Black Gandhiii is down with Lamaj Records out of Houston, Texas (USA).



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The Boyfriend Experience: In Japan, A Woman Can Even Rent A Man That Will Come Sit & Cry With Her (Video)

So the ‘Boyfriends For Hire’ business is still strong in Japan. We hipped y’all to it over three years ago on here. This is a next step. Sure, you can rent a boyfriend in Japan, but what about the elements expected of a longer-term bond? What if Japanese women could experience feelings usually borne of deeper bonds… without the being bound to a partner part? And do it a la carte? Would that be worth something?

Yeah, about $65 per hour. Yep, at least that’s what a ‘Handsome Weeping Boy’ will cost in Japan.


(Full disclosure: VICE finds some cute correspondents. Like this Karley Sciortino. Them legs, too. Just saying.)

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Alternative/R&B: Childish Gambino – “Redbone” (Live Performance) [Video]

Hip-Hop’s eclectic is seen here performing “Redbone” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out Childish Gambino, outside his Ern role, going alternative with the stage show.

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Woman Undergoes Procedure To Become A Sex Doll (Video)

Actually… that music wasn’t creepy enough! You know how folks (okay, dudes mainly) get sex dolls, right? How they get them and use them as though they were women.

Okay, okay! The dolls are their women, and they have sex with them. There it’s out there.

As hard as that was to say, wrap your head and vocal chords around this: A woman undergoing a procedure to become a sex doll!! Aw hellllll no! That’s what we say. And yet, there she is above doing it!

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Alternative/Hip-Hop: Jaden Smith – “Fallen” (Video)

Jaden Smith with visuals for “Fallen” off his forthcoming “Syre” project. Pretty damn dope. An existential aural experience in audiovisual form. If you find a way to hate on the young ‘Syre’ of The Fresh Prince after this, get a checkup; there’s hate in your heart.

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Paris, France, Will Be The First To Have Flying Taxis In Service (Video)

These taxis ought to blast that ‘George Jetson futuristic funk…’ (ha! shout to Craig Mack) when they take off. I said ‘take off’ instead of ‘leave’ or embark because them shizz be FLYING!

Paris will be the first city with flying taxis.
– Discovery News

Seems like they are just hydrofoiling in this clip though. Still, cool tech.


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The xx – “On Hold”

Y’all can catch the official music video for “On Hold,” off the forthcoming album from The xx entitled “I See You” Due out January 13, 2017. But for now, roll with this joint.


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Jhenè Aiko Speaks On Love, Loss, Diversity And Family (Video)


Artists should be open in some way that gets fans open about them; but some don’t open up a lot. Others go full Yeezy with the openness. Ha!

But Jhenè Aiko is sharing in this documentary at a level that falls comfortably within that range; even when talking about the ‘uncomfortable’ aspects of her life and career. Watch this engaging, albeit short, documentary feature on Jhenè.


How Do ‘Real’ Doctors Feel About Chiropractors? (Video)

Aha! Thought the doc was gonna take shots or throw shade, huh? Actually, there is something very much aligned (get it?) with Hip-Hop culture in what the doc expresses about chiropractors’ place in the spine care spectrum: As long as (1) you are seeing a TRAINED PROFESSIONAL that is (2) providing VALUE and/or relief, it’s all good. In the lingo, if they have nice skills and delivery it’s all good!

NYU Langone Spine Center Co-Director Dr. Anthony Frempong-Boadu sat down with Tech Insider to talk about spine health, and gave his honest opinion about working with chiropractors. As with choosing any doctor, it’s smart to do your research and find someone who can truly help you.


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Weed Infused Wine (Video)

This line of Mary Jane Wines though… wooo… the promise of a glass of high-class high. Some conjecture as to whether the hemp-infused wine will actually make you flyyyy robinnn flyyyy, but the prospect is fun to consider, isn’t it. Check it out and see if it’s something you and your friends can go five on.

(Normally the ‘Mary Jane’ comes in a sack, right? So, would this come in some kind of Crown Royal bag? Some folks transport in that… we’ve heard *wink*)


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Illa J – “Spiders” (Prod. By Calvin Valentine)

Whatever Illa J hit before lacing this Calvin Valentine beat… Wait, Valentine probably got some of that medicine, too. Okay, so whatever BOTH of them did to get this “Spiders” crawling on the skin feel… It’s dope, but a helluva tradeoff. “Spiders” …yeesh!! Enjoy the product though (um…we’re talking about the music in this case…haha).

Spiders is an upbeat trippy psycadelic Hip-Hop tune. From Illa J’s visual lyrics to Calvin’s psychedelic synths and banging drums you will be hypnotized and really feeling you have “spiders crawling on your skin”. Showcasing his singing as well as his songwriting, Illa J keeps moving towards showing that he is not just a rapper.


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Insecure As F**k: Season 1, Episode 1 (HBO) [Video]

Good to see. DEFINITELY! New perspectives on comedy, no filter as far as we can see. We saw it from Donald Glover (“Atlanta” on FX is really good). Now, we see Issa doing her thing…on HBO! Watch the full ep. Not a trailer. No bootleg. Straight from Issa herself.

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee and her best friend Molly reconsider their life choices.

Watch the half-hour comedy series Insecure, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce. Created and executive produced by Issa Rae, this eight-episode series is also executive produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Beck, Jonathan Berry, and Larry Wilmore as a consultant.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30PM on HBO.

Larry Wilmore attached. POWER move (do your research… the man behind “The Bernie Mac Show” to “Blackish”… too real for Comedy Central, but good while it lasted)!

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Khalid – “Location” (Prod. By Syk Sense x Tunji Ige x Smash David) [Video]

Smooth with the dopeness. This is Khalid, pronounced /KUH-leed/ (major enunciation alert!) and his “Location” jawn is that fiyah!

I don’t need nothin’ else but you…

Ahhh, young love.


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Kaytranada – “You’re The One” feat. Syd (Video)

Oh, that’s that Syd on the feature. Syd The Kid from The Internet. Dope!

KAYTRANADA’s video for “You’re The One” off the “99.9%” album takes it all the way back to the ’90s. Lovely like that! Check it, and check for that LP via link to an earlier post on here below.


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Coldplay – “A Head Full Of Dreams” (Video)

Freshest yet. Latest single from Coldplay’s acclaimed hit album, “A Head Full Of Dreams” (out now). Get them bikes out and ride out. Looks like they had fun on the shoot. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this vid for the title track.


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Promises Ltd. – “American Eyes”

The “American Eyes” is my jam. Truth. But I gotta be in the mood and the mode, ya know? Play it and you’ll probably get it. The music feels like you descend a dark staircase to a lower level… a huge dimly lit seating/listening lounger is where I sit vibing to this… the rest of the massive room fades into bare visibility. Dark room vibe music. But there will be nodding. Best I can explain it. Now keep reading (and continue after the jump) for the scoop on Promises Ltd.

Promises Ltd. is the union of Jeremy Malvin otherwise known as electronic musician Chrome Sparks and Charlie Brand of the band Miniature Tigers. The duo’s eponymous debut EP will be released on August 26th.


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Alternative/R&B: midnight – “Descent” (Prod. By ylxr)

“…with melting wax and loosened strings
Sunk hapless Icarus on unfaithful wings”

Alt-R&B with all the reverb you need. Gave me shivers and twitches, and I’m not really an R&B dude like that. Hypnotic vibe to this “Descent” jam. Decent effort, midnight. Kudos to you! More on the artist after the jump. After the FREE download link.



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King I Divine – “Josephine Black” (Video)

It’s like the freedom of music-and-matte shows you’ve been to (esp. on the arts scene in Atlanta), but in the backyard. Nice vibes, as usual, to King I Divine’s latest – “Josephine Black.” Painting by Candice “Goldie” Wood featured.

Peace Peace. Hope all is blessed. I Just wanted to share some new music with you from my upcoming album “Java FM.”
King I Divine

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