Less than a month after the 2013 Coachella Music Arts and Festival event, we get news official news today of the announcement for next year’s show. Week one is scheduled for April 11th-13th with the second to follow on April 18-20th. Advanced tickets go on sale May 24th which you can take advantage of their payment plans now starting at $45 a month to avoid paying $400 in January.
This year we witnessed Phoenix and R. Kelly perform a mash up of 1901 with Ignition, James Blake bringing out The RZA for a special performance of “Take A Fall For Me”; and last but not least, the popular Fall Out Boy and 2Chainz collaboration.
The biggest disappointment this year was Pharrell Williams performing his verses from Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in NYC and not at the event, which rumors have already began to circulate whether they will partake in Coachella 2014. While that remains to be seen, you can visit Coachella.com this Friday at 10am for the ticket sale.
OS REWIND: James Blake – Take A Fall For Me (feat. RZA) (Live at Coachella)
OS REWIND: Earl Sweatshirt’s 2013 Full Coachella Set
OS REWIND: Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) (2 Chainz Remix) (Live at Coachella)
San Francisco-based brand, Black Scale links up with New York City’s SSUR The Cut for a special purple rendition of their popular COMME des FUCKDOWN line, deeming it the “Everything Is Purple” collection. The Collection features hoodies, t-shirts, and headwear, all featuring purple COMME des FUCKDOWN branding.
The Black Scale x COMME des FUCKDOWN “Everything Is Purple” Collection is available now at all Black Scale flagship locations, and also online.
OS REWIND: Black Scale Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
OS REWIND: Black Scale x SSUR (2013 Spring/Summer Collection)
Click image to watch episode of DJ Tony Touch’s “Return Of The 50 MC’s”.
DJ Tony Touch is gearing up for his latest project “PieceMaker 3: 50 MC’s Reunion,” giving us some free hip-hop history lessons beforehand. Tony’s collected over 20 years of content never before seen, which he starts in 1993 to work his way up to July 9th when the album releases. In episode one, we travel down memory lane to 1994 at the legendary Gavin Convention in San Francisco as Busta Rhymes and Ol’ Dirty Bastard partake in a Cypher at the event. Ironically, we just paid homage to these two emcees last week with a flashback for “Woo-Hah! (The Worldwide Remix)”, which this serves as another special treat to those that enjoyed the music video.
Watch the video above and stay tuned for more rare footage from Tony Touch.
OS Flashback: Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah! (The Worldwide Remix) (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
Aside from the release of Chance The Rapper’s recent Acid Rap mixtape, many other members of the Save Money collective have been gearing up for their own new projects as the year has quickly progressed. After releasing the video for “I Meant It” last month, Brian Fresco finds the perfect time to let go of his brand new full-length titled Mafioso, which includes guest features from the likes of Chance, Nico Segal, Kami de Chukwu, Tokyo Shawn, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, Njomza and many more.
Stream and download after the jump.
OS REWIND: Brian Fresco, Joey Purp, Sterling Hayes & Kami de Chukwu – Red Kool-Aid
OS REWIND: Brian Fresco – I Meant It [Music Video]
Click image to watch Aaron Eckhart talk about working with Heath Ledger
A topic that was rarely discussed after the release of The Dark Knight was what the cast had to say about working with Heath Ledger. Aaron Eckhart got that chance recently when he sat down with Larry King for an interview. Eckhart specifically went into detail about how the two got ready for their only scene together in the film, and how Heath’s preparation was unlike anything he had ever seen.
Check out the full interview after the jump.
OS REWIND: 2013 Summer Movie Preview
California-based streetwear pioneers, Stussy teams up with iconic cartoon franchise, Charlie Brown And The Peanuts Gang. Stussy pays homage to the classic cartoon series, giving us a variety of T-shirts, headwear, and accessories featuring some of the shows main characters, including everyones favorite animated dog, snoopy.
The Stussy x The Peanuts Gang (Spring/Summer Capsule Collection) will be released May 24th at all Stussy flagship locations, and also online. Check detailed images below.
Click To Enlarge Image
OS REWIND: Stussy Deluxe x Converse (CX-PRO OX)
OS REWIND: Stussy Deluxe 2013 (Spring/Summer Collection)
Radio City Music Hall Will Start Seeing The Draft In May, Starting Next Year; League Year Also Being Pushed Up 2015
The wait for the NFL Draft might be a little longer, as the NFL and the NFLPA are finishing a new 3-year deal to move the event to May starting 2014. Radio City Music Hall will now be used for the Spring Spectacular during the final weekend of April starting next year as well, which gave both sides more incentive to make the deal happen sooner.
One of the only positives from this new announcement will be the start of the league year and NFL Free Agency moving ahead of the Indianapolis scouting combine beginning in February 2015. The NFLPA wanted chance for free agents to find jobs easier with the long gap in between the league year and the draft in May. The 2014 Draft will take place May 15-17 with the following years to follow being the first week in May for 2015 and 2016.
Our take. In May, all major Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS etc.) get a boost in ratings due to sweeps week for the Nielsen ratings. This move was strictly done for the NFL marketing initiative to shorten waiting time for the June mini-camps and mandatory rookie camp, building hype for their prime-time Draft special. This is a win-win for both sides with the NFL getting their TV share revenue and the NFLPA looking out for their own veterans.
OS REWIND: ESPN Films: 30 for 30 “Elway to Marino”
OS REWIND: Madden 25 Special Edition Includes ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’
The career of Kat Dahlia has certainly lifted in terms of energy and popularity over the past few months thanks to re-releasing her well-known single “Gangsta.” The young singer is ready to get things moving once again with the release of a new track titled “Fireman,” which sees the Miami native proving her worth with a notable amount of integrity throughout the four-minute cut. Her debut album My Garden is set to be released this coming September via Epic Records.
OS REWIND: Kat Dahlia – Gangsta [Music Video]
Japanese streetwear pioneers, BAPE have always been known for their custom camouflage print and designs, constantly bringing new unique ways to incorporate camo into the line, using some colorways out of the norm. For the Summer, BAPE gives us the HIEROGLYPH CAMO Collection, which features a variety of camo-pieces and accessories, going with a custom vibrant theme. The collection consist of a T-shirt, button-up, sweat shorts, polo, all in available in some of the brands signature colorway schemes.
The BAPE Spring/Summer 2013 “HIEROGLYPH CAMO” Collection is available now at a couple of the brands flagship locations worldwide, and also online.
OS REWIND: The 20th Anniversary Nowhere/A BATHING APE collection
OS REWIND: UNDFTD x Bape x Adidas Consortium S/S 2013
Click image to watch Splinter Cell Blacklist “Co-Op” trailer
Three years ago when Splinter Cell: Conviction released, which was one of the most enjoyable experiences we had playing online co-op with our friends. The mode and missions were limited due to Ubisoft’s focus on making a playable title for the masses to be reintroduced to the series properly. Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been a title we’ve been looking forward to the most, and with this new co-op trailer, we’re more excited than ever.
Sam Fisher reunites with Isaac Briggs, as the two head into the battlefield through 14 different maps and multiple missions tied to the main storyline. We’ll also see four different mission styles for the co-op missions, which you can and a friend will enjoy endless hours of quality gameplay (Kudos to Ubisoft).
You can check after the jump to watch the new trailer and get a sense of what stealth missions you’ll be doing later this summer when it hits shelves on August 20th.
OS REWIND: Splinter Cell Blacklist “Spies Vs. Mercs” Trailer
OS REWIND: Splinter Cell Blacklist “Abilities” Trailer
OS REWIND: Splinter Cell Blacklist: Abandoned Mill (Commented Walkthrough)
The release of James Blake’s sophomore album Overgrown has undoubtedly given him an increase of fame across much of the globe. The success has provided him with an exciting opportunity to add several dozens of tour dates to his schedule, which will see him travelling across the likes of Spain, Portugal, Japan, Turkey, United States, America, Australia and many more countries over the world. Don’t forget that Blake is also scheduled to be a major part of Drake’s annual OVO Fest, alongside additional guest Frank Ocean at the event.
Full list of dates after the jump.
OS REWIND: James Blake – Retrograde (Live on David Letterman)
OS REWIND: James Blake – Take A Fall For Me (feat. RZA) (Live at Coachella)
Statik Selektah sure knows how to pick the emcees for his records. Picking yet another unique class for one more leak from Extended Play by calling upon Styles P, Bun B, and Hit-Boy for “Funeral Season. It’s safe to say the instrumental is fit for all to shine when Selektah’s behind the boards, listen for yourself up top.
Extended Play drops June 18th. Go get yours!
OS REWIND: Statik Selektah – Extended Play (Artwork x Tracklist)
OS REWIND: Static Selektah – 21 & Over (feat. Mac Miller & Sean Price)
Album: IV Play
Label: Def Jam Records/Radio Killa/Island Def Jam
The-Dream and Kelly Rowland will be hitting the road this summer together for a tour, and today we get the collaboration from the two we have been waiting for. “Where Have You Been” will be featured on Dream’s upcoming IV Play album that drops next Tuesday. You can also peep them performing the song tonight on ‘Leno.’
OS REWIND: The-Dream – High Art (feat. Jay-Z)
OS REWIND: The-Dream – IV Play (Artwork x Tracklist)
Click image to watch Action Bronson “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” music video
Action Bronson is a FOOL with the visuals. For his Harry Fraud-produced “Strictly 4 My Jeeps,” Bam Bam makes fun of generic ass music videos and has a little fun with the video girls, while playing basktball with his boys in Queens. Then they all relocate to a party, where Action Bronson is chef and cooking up some of the best meals you’ve ever seen.
Directed by Jason Goldwatch.
OS REWIND: Action Bronson – XXL Freshmen Freestyle
OS REWIND: Action Bronson Confirms “Saab Stories” With Harry Fraud For June
Click image to watch Talib Kweli “Turnt Up” decoded
Even BKMC, Talib Kweli is out here getting “Turnt Up” in 2013. For Life+Times latest segment of Decoded, the Brooklyn native breaks down his Prisoner Of Conscious track, saying he wanted to pay homage to Eric B. and Rakim’s Paid In Full, but still have that new school vibe to it, which is why he linked up with Trend from League Of Starz.
Check out what else he had to say about the record below.
OS REWIND: Talib Kweli Discusses The Making Of “Get By”
OS REWIND: Talib Kweli – Rockets Ships (feat. Busta Rhymes)
OS REWIND: Talib Kweli “Prisoner Of Conscious” A Day In The Life