Diplo, Haim and Spike Lee Reveal Nike’s U.S. Soccer Kit For 2014 FIFA World Cup

Earlier today Nike unveiled its national soccer team uniform for the coming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and assisting in the reveal of the red, white and blue uniform is DiploSpike Lee, and sister trioHAIM. Creating a bridge between fans and soccer players, the musical figures were pictured alongside the likes of players Andrew Luck and Ndamukong Suh, as well as other notable soccer fans such as skateboarder Erik Koston and track and field gold medalist Allyson Felix. Check out the kit above and head here for information on how to purchase.


RiFF RaFF: An Open Dialogue on Race and Diversity

It’s been quite the year for rapper, entertainer, and cultural icon RiFF RaFF, formerly known by the name MTV Riff Raff, and before that the less-obviously-branded Jody Christian. Since last summer, the Houston native best known for his eccentric dress, outlandish antics, and distinctive Texas-infused drawl, has been signed by Diplo’s Mad Decent record label, subject to impersonation by no less than James Franco, and, as of next month, will have released his major label debut album, “Neon iCon,” which will feature appearances from Wiz Khalifa, YG, and Snoop Lion. He’s also been embroiled in a mild racial controversy, stemming from this confrontational interview by Hot 97’s Ebro. After all of that, we knew we had to catch up to RiFF RaFF to get his unvarnished opinion on race, diversity, and the rapidly changing composition of America’s population. If you want to see America’s demographics discussed as they’ve never been discussed before, check out our latest Countdown to 2042.
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Flo Rida’s “Can’t Believe It” Illustrates Changing Perceptions of Beauty and the Rise of the Booty

A few months ago, we posted this piece, an investigation of the rise of the booty and what American men’s new found fascination for women well-endowed in the behind department says about the changeability of society’s perception of beauty. Since then we’ve seen more and more evidence to suggest that America’s perception of what makes a woman beautiful is being influenced by its increasing diversity. First we had this video from Major Lazer, which found three white girls discovering the joys of booty shaking, and now we have a new piece from Flo Rida and Pitbull – an ode to that surest sign of increasing diversity, the white booty.

Both video’s are evidence of the same trend: the increasing popularity of a more full-bodied look, best characterized by the bootylicious action illustrated in each video. Perhaps not coincidentally, “Can’t Believe It” has inspired ire from Diplo, who has taken to Twitter to accuse Flo Rida of “ripping off my video” and has threatened to “toilet paper the trees in front of flo-rida mansion.” Check out the video and decide for yourself whether the similarity is a product of the big booty fad or straight up theft.

Major Lazer f/ Amber Coffman – Get Free [MUSIC VIDEO]

So let’s start off this Friday with a bit of music and travel in the form of Major Lazer’s new video.  Features Amber Coffman who makes an appearance as well as Diplo but the visual is mainly a look at current life in Jamaica.  Dancing, games, kids and more dancing.  Take a look and enjoy.

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Azealia Banks & Diplo to Cover the New Issue of VIBE

Interesting to see an electro/dubstep producer/dj cover a mag primarily viewed as hip-hop/R&B for years.  Also can’t forget the cover features everyone’s favorite New York bitch/sweetheart Azealia Banks.  The fusion of music from all over is starting to blur the lines of genres in music and has various music magazines stepping outside of their traditional spaces to keep pace with the times.

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion – La La La [MUSIC DOWNLOAD]

Today, international superstar Snoop Dogg officially becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion with the release of  “La La La” – the premiere Single from his forthcoming album Reincarnated.  
Produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team, “La La La” was recently recorded in Jamaica and is Snoop Lion’s debut song. Releasing soon, Reincarnated sonically represents Snoop’s time in Jamaica where he was positively impacted by both the Rastafarian culture Read More