#TattooTuesdays Girls ‘n Pieces

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I Just love girls with a good piece on their human canvas, so I’m happy to share with you this selection of models and tattoo pieces that I came across while surfing tumblr…enjoy! Riv

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#Musicologist Behind The Scenes “Rivelino” Short Doc

Behind the scenes "Rivelino"

Behind the scenes footage of the short doc “Rivelino” that will be released tomorrow!

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#Gamechaser Assassin’s Creed Unity Teaser Trailer

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In my adolescent years while growing up I was a fervent Nintendo gamer messing around with classics such as the legend of Zelda, Ikari Warriors, Mario and stuff like that. Decades later the gaming industry has become a billion dollar operation repping games with ultra quality visuals that can compete with any animated release! One of my favorite games of this moment is Assassin’s Creed, I play it on my smartphone, and it has that high intensity that can test your nerve to the very max! Although it’s not suitable for the younger eyes, it is a gem to behance and interact with. Check out this trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed release “Unity”, I’m just loving the hyperrealistic images and looking forward to the actual game.

Source : Hypebeast.com

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#Fashionist First Concept for Blackrockstar Label

Blackrockstar 1st Concept Shirt Hey my people, as you know I think highly of your opinion, that’s why I’m curious to get your feedback on the first concept for our Blackrockstar Label.  Please let me know your thoughts via the comments section here below, thx…Blackrockstar

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#SilverscreenSundays Trailer Mini Film “Rivelino” by @LusanoPieter

Endshot Trailer Mini Docu

Me and videographer Lusano Pieter are working on a short documentary on my life “Rivelino”. It’ll be online in a few weeks and before that we’re sharing a making of video that’s coming up real soon. For now check out the trailer produced by the team of BlackrockTV :-) , peace my people and enjoy!

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#Fashionist Blackrockstar Teaser

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Check out the the teaser for the Blackrockstar Label..

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#MusicMondays De La Soul – “Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy)”

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One of Hip Hop’s longest running and still going strong rap crews, De La Soul, released a brand new mixtape produced by the late great J Dilla called “Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy).  The mixtape consists of 11 songs of classic De La Vocals over unreleased J Dilla productions.

De La about the new mixtape:

"With this project we just wanted to be creative. Dilla was always our muse for creativity. He was always that springboard, that person, that individual, that sound, that generated creation, generated inspiration.  He meant a lot to us and to Hip-Hop as a whole."

You can download the mixtape via this link, enjoy!
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“First Kiss” : Watch 20 Strangers Kiss for the first time

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As the springtime is arriving the butterflies are tickling people’s underbelly’s. For this reason I thought this short film by Tatia Pilieva  might be an appropriate way to celebrate one my preferable seasons of the year. This short titled “First Kiss” displays the chemistry of 20 complete strangers exchanging their very first kiss. The somewhat uncomfortable yet appeasing experience is an interesting watch….

FIRST KISS from Tatia Pilieva on Vimeo.

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Download the Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye Mashup Album ‘Yasiin Gaye’

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Y’all heard of the phenomenon ‘Mash-up’ right?! And I ain’t talking about your momma’s mashed up potato plate, no I’m talking about taking 2 pieces of music and mashing it up to something new. If done right, it brings justice to both artists and producers, if done wrong, well than you end up with a bad plate of messy potatoes… One example of where the producer successfully mashed up two kings of artists’ is “Yasiin Gay”. An album built up with layers of Gaye’s Motown classics, Bey’s melodic raps (fka Mos Def) and Gaye’s soulful vocals, transformed to an amazingly, organic whole, unseen and unheard of!

If there’d be a price for best mash up album of 2014, this would definitely end up in the top 3, at least! I still can’t believe that it’s been given away for free, so while it’s still up there, I suggest you better go get it NOW! This wonderful piece of acoustic art has been de-constructed and re-constructed by the very talented producer Amerigo Gazaway. You can listen to the album via the player down below and you can download it down here as well, so enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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De La Soul Is Giving Away Their Entire Catalogue For Free TODAY!

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One of Hip Hop’s defining groups and one of my all time favorite rap groups, De La Soul, are giving away their entire catalogue for free for one day. Available till Saturday the 15th of February till 12 am at wearedelasoul.com !! As I’m writing this I can’t stop but to shout out for joy, hahaha! In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of their game defining debut album 3 Feet High & Rising, this is a way to give something back to their fans ;

“It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. Its been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”

The group is working on upcoming releases, including a six-song EP titled Preemium Soul on the Rocks (with three beats each from DJ Premier and Pete Rock); a visit to Detroit to work on an unreleased beat from J Dilla; and-eventually–the long-overdue full length album You’re Welcome.

“[It's] coming along amazingly. We have tons of music, but we’re our own worst critics…Certain groups have too many ‘yes men.’ In our group, we have too many ‘no men.’ When we look back on some of the stuff we have, we’re like, ‘Yo, we need to just put this out.’ The album is still called You’re Welcome, but we also have this whole other album that we’re working on that…Wooo, I wish I could talk about it.”

source: okayplayer.com

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