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Tim Westwood TV Covers ‘Wireless Week’ (Video)

Tim Westwood takes his act out from the stacks & racks of wax, out to the Wireless Week jam featuring FINE AZZ Megan Thee Stallion, Rich The Kid, Young Thug, and M Huncho. The backstage interview is dope to me, because I always enjoy seeing artists still giddy about doing interviews… It’s pure at that point in their careers. After a while, they get jaded; get too used to it.

One suggestion: More shots of Megan in this clip.


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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Is On Top Of The Problems With The Increasing Popularity Of ‘Everest’ (Video)

Didn’t really think about it until last night’s “Last Week Tonight”… but Everest has become… well, passe. Wow.

Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
– Last Week Tonight

‘Fecal time bomb’ though. Eeewwww!


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Donald Glover & Rihanna Made A Movie. Wanna See It? Here’s An “Insider” Viewpoint (Video)

Yep. Childish Gambino’s folks hit up RiRi on IG and she was like… “Guava Island”… yeah, let’s do it!

“Guava Island,” a short film produced by Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) and starring Rihanna, aired at this year’s Coachella. The movie takes place in Cuba, and features many Childish Gambino songs, including “Feels Like Summer.” The standout scene was his remake of his “This Is America” music video specifically for the film. We spoke with the leading producers on the project to see how Guava Island came to life. The full movie is currently available on Amazon Video.


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YouTube Movies Now Showing “Ip Man: The Final Fight” (Full Movie)

Yooooo! When did YouTube start doing this? I mean, you can find bootleg tubes to watch full-length flicks… even catch some on YouTube (before someone flags ’em for copyright violation and they come down)… but this is one of several FULL MOVIES that just popped up in my suggested-to-watch yesterday (though the upload is dated for last year) like WHOA! And it looks legit.

We’ll see. If you can still see, watch this ‘Ip Man’ movie for some major martial arts azz kickery for the FREE.99 on YouTube Movies.

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight one last time.
– YouTube Movies

Sure. You gotta watch some ads. But so tf what??! It’s ‘Ip Man’ maaan!


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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Malaysia, 1MDB, And Goldman Sachs (Video)

That’s right Chicago. Your parking meters are Muslim.

WTF??? Oh, it’s Hasan doing another Patriot Act ep. Haha!

So, it’s time to laugh, laugh some more and learn something from stand-up ‘Professor’ Minhaj!

On this segment from the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan examines the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal in Malaysia, in which former prime minister Najib Razak has been accused of funneling millions of dollars from the country into his personal bank accounts. Traditionally used as a means of economic diversification by countries reliant on a single industry, sovereign wealth funds have come under scrutiny as financial organizations like Goldman Sachs and corrupt politicians have taken advantage of these large, mostly unregulated pools of money for their own gain. While Goldman Sachs continues to profit off of sovereign wealth funds in other countries, the bank is currently being investigated for its role in the 1MDB scandal, which could have lasting implications on the world of finance.
– Patriot Act

Where politics, pools of money, and worldwide finance intersect… There will be global scandal and damage. How can we laugh about stuff like that? Dunno, but Hasan always has a way doing it every time, doesn’t he?


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Chris Long & The Waterboys Bring ‘High Quality H20’ To Tanzania (Video)

After 11 years in the League, son of Raider Nation legend Howie Long, former Eagles D-lineman (Philly son!) Chris Long has retired and moved on… Not out to ‘greener pastures’ or just to sit idle, nah… Long is off to make the world a better place. Not a life of privilege, but apparently seeking to live a life of purpose. Salute!

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Cricket Diplomacy And Cricket Corruption (Video)

Watching a ‘live-action Brooks Brothers catalog’ with your dad on the couch for five days straight. Haha! Okay, I feel for you and your torture memories, Hasan. But why is cricket an actual big thing the world over? We need to know. Show us, man, and welcome back!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan takes a look at the history and politics behind one of the biggest sports in the world: cricket. With billions of fans scheduled to tune into the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup, Hasan examines how the game has evolved from a sport of British colonizers into a tool of diplomacy and a force for good despite recent scandals and corruption. Hasan also explores how cricket has especially grown in India due in part to the creation of the IPL, a flashy professional cricket league founded by the infamous Lalit Modi, and how that expansion has unfortunately come at the expense of the growth of cricket in other countries.

Beating the colonizers at their own game. I get that. Like James Naismith and today’s minority dominance of basketball.


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Stetsasonic At The Jazz Cafe London (2019) [Live Performance] (Video)

Our homie DJ Majestik is the official DJ for Stetsasonic! Check out the most recent show they did in London.

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Business: How Bear Grylls Really Makes All His Money (Video)

Shame on me for falling for the okeydoke. Here I am thinking the dude just rakes in cash from insanely hopping out of helicopters, taking off his shirt whenever possible, and eating all kinds of unnecessary bugs with a British accent. But nah, son. Grylls is about that grind. Drinking from streams is only one stream of income for Bear. He is trying to drown himself in potential liquidity… and he is NOT wasting any water #PickUpPennies #PinchPennies #PocketPennies #PoundsAndPounds #GryllsGotGuap

Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has actually got quite a few side projects that help keep that cash flowing even when he’s not in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from his financial journey over the years that have helped him mint his fortune in spades.
– Looper


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Travel: Jetpacking In Maldives Should Be The New ‘End Game’ For Next Vacation (Video)

DUUUUUDE! That dude is rocking out in his real life! Flying over water in a jetpack outfit like he was Ironman Tony Stark! DOPE! The human flight tech featured is from Gravity Industries.


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Wodaabe: The People Of The Taboo (Documentary)

Okay, so your favorite rappers might tell you how pretty they are and/or how they ‘keep it moving’… But bet your next check and someone else’s that they have NOTHING on these beautiful nomads. Fascinatingly different culture than what most of us experience in the States (or even in our travels)!

Watch and learn all about the Wodaabe in this documentary.

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Top Tips For Travelling To Machu Picchu (Video)

Heard of Machu Picchu? Wanna go? Cool.

Do you know the travel protocols? Do you know when the offseason and peak season are? How about the environment? Any idea of what to expect at Machu Picchu’s elevation? And then there’s… Know what… just watch the video above. We got you!

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Zoë Kravitz & Lenny Kravitz Travel Back To Where It All Began (Video)


Now you know we are all about travel on this site. And this is a trip to a different place, back to a different time. Featuring some different-minded travelers – daddy & daughter Kravitz. Beautiful. Touching.

A case doesn’t hold the future, but it can carry it. Lenny Kravitz and Zoë Kravitz journey back to where it all began, paying respect to the generations who paved the way for them to become who they are today.
– TumiTravel

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Hip-Hop And Streaming (Video)

Great show on the impact of Hip-Hop… on Hasan himself and the world!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects how the rise of music streaming on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud has influenced the sound, reach, and impact of modern day Hip-Hop. While streaming technology has led to the commercial viability of SoundCloud rappers, it is simultaneously enabling rap as a viable form of protest against oppressive regimes around the world.
– Patriot Act

Get your laughs, but pay attention and learn something. ‘Professor’ Minhaj is always teaching with his humor.


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Comedy: “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” Coming To Netflix This April (Trailer)

Okay. So it looks like Kevin is gonna talk about his marriage scandal… pretty bold. But then again, when he got a grip on things he talked about his first marriage’s end candidly; on and off stage. Being able to speak on what most would think should be ‘too personal’ kinda makes a comedian ‘bulletproof’ right? But I remember his cheating and getting caught on tape was off limits (re: his friend Michael Blackson’s comments on the scandal hitting Kevin too close to home when word first got out).

Back on stage. Back to business. On April 2, Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel… and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
– Netflix

Trailer looks funny. Get that Netflix paper then, Kev!


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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Indian Elections (Video)

Baaaahahaaa! That montage at the beginning is everything! But sorry family, Hasan Minhaj is DOING his show on politics in India. No matter the risk.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. With around 900 million voters, India has the largest and one of the most complex democracies in the world. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.
– Patriot Act


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Gangsters In Paradise (Documentary)

My dad was God… at least to me…and since I could not fight God, I’d fight everybody else.

Damn. That is the definition of f’d up AND a damn near perfect description of the condition that sets a gangster on his path in life. Wow. Another in-depth hard-hitting VICE doc, covering content you just won’t get anywhere else.

In Gangsters in Paradise – Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.

Interesting when you realize that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is half Tongan and half Black. He could have been all f’d up in the game. He still probably would feel some pain watching this. As should we all.

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Just Dala: Meet the Bubble Heads of Cape Town (Doumentary)

Sneakerheads in the hood are sneakerheads in the hood, worldwide. And they (including you, if the shoe fits) will see at least some of themselves in this docu-film.

In our short documentary, “Just Dala,” we explore the small but growing sneaker culture that exists in the city’s Cape Flats. Known colloquially as “bubbleheads,” South Africa’s sneakerheads are in a league of their own. Here we talk to some of the scene’s most influential insiders to learn about life in one of the country’s poorest communities and how locals live their life with dignity and with the freshest kicks.
– Highsnobiety

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Inside Europe’s First Sex Doll Brothel (Documentary)

VICE goes to Spain to see if rubber tits are really the future of sex… Yeah, because why not start this year’s Nooner posts like this? Wowwwww! They really go there.

Are sex dolls the future of prostitution? Joel Golby heads to Barcelona to visit the centre of this strange battleground for the future of sexual politics.


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1982 (Statik Selektah x Termanology) – “Still” feat. Kendra Foster (Video)

On time for Mac Miller… Two times for Prodigy… Three times for Sean P!

So apropos to start ripping a track with some RIPs! Yup. Too dope two-man crew 1982 still doing the do! Yes, “Still.” Check ’em out! Term and Stat have that “Still 1982” out right now for you to cop, should you desire, on Black Friday 2018.


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