Aside from the release of Chance The Rapper’s recent Acid Rap mixtape, many other members of the Save Money collective have been gearing 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 release 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 and many more.
Stream 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.
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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
Click image to watch Episode 1 of The Combat Jack Show with guest French Montana
French Montana was the latest guest to pop up on The Combat Jack show and had quite a bit to talk about. After the jump, French talks about his days of coming up on the street DVD’s and what inspired him to really take rapping serious, some of the lessons Max B taught him and how he learned music industry strategies from drug kingpins, and he even tells a story about Max B making $60,000 in one weekend and then asking French to loan him $1,000 the following day.
OS REWIND: The Combat Jack Show: Scarface (Episode 3)
OS REWIND: French Montana – Fuck What Happens Tonight (feat. DJ Khaled, Mavado, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg & Scarface)
The next Xbox reveal is in less than 24 hours, and Microsoft is ready to let the world in on their little secret (the big mystery Xbox we still have no name for). This has been the longest, most enjoyable (due to online gaming) and most annoying console generation, due to the technology being nearly a decade old and developers having trouble figuring out how to push the limits of the PS3.
The PC audience is already playing beyond levels capable in the current console world and maybe the next consoles as well (see Battlefield 3 and The Witcher). While the Xbox 360’s lifespan is finally coming to an end, we’ve compiled a list of things we’d like to see improved on the next console in comparison to some things we suffered this go-around.
Beforehand, we’re not going to talk about custom modded games or mods PC audience, because it’s not properly used on consoles —with the exception of Halo Forge. Both Microsoft and Sony limit the freedom you have on their systems, which is what makes PC gaming standout, in comparison to being stuck in a box, literally. From the RROD to online servers going down with the biggest launch days we’ve seen in gaming history, we’re just venting here about what we don’t want to see for the “next-gen.”
Let us know if you agree with us or use the comments to tell us what you want to see yourself. This list is strictly done from personal experiences and encounters we’ve had with Xbox 360 since 2005; so we expect you to have a few of your own as well.
OS REWIND: Microsoft To Reveal Next Xbox On May 21st
OS REWIND: PlayStation 4 “See the Future”
Plenty of time has passed since The Jet Age Of Tomorrow released their last piece of work, but the pair return just in time for the summer months to kick in. Matt Martians and Hal Williams decide to release their latest single “ON!” to coincide with the announcement of their new project. The JellyFish Mentality will include guest contributions from Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT, Casey Veggies, Mike G, Domo Genesis, Kilo Kish and more. You can expect the full-length to be released this Friday on May 24th.
Full tracklist after the jump.
OS REWIND: Pyramid Vritra & Tyler Major – 1322/Rainbow
OS REWIND: Pyramid Vritra – Pyramid [Mixtape]