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- 12/15/14--15:00: Kanye West Teams Up With Chief Keef for "Nobody"
- 12/16/14--06:15: Watch the Batsh*t Video for Skrillex'"Dirty Vibe"
- 12/16/14--08:26: Rihanna is Puma's New Creative Director
- 12/16/14--08:55: Watch Casey Jane Ellison Hilariously Take On Art Basel Miami Beach
- 12/16/14--09:11: Listen to Shamir's Jazzy New Track "In the Kill"
- 12/16/14--09:15: The 10 Dumbest Things In 2014
- 12/16/14--11:30: 5 Reasons To Not Look Forward to Chanukah
- 12/16/14--12:03: Rae Sremmurd Take Over NYC in "Up Like Trump" Music Video
- 12/16/14--13:14: Nicki Minaj's 2015 Calendar is Your New Year's Resolution Inspo
- 12/17/14--07:50: Watch Kendrick Lamar Shut It Down On the Colbert Report
- 12/17/14--08:00: Watch Highlights From Our Indiepreneur Panel with American Express
- 12/17/14--08:30: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Make the Perfect '90s-Era Campers
- 12/17/14--09:30: Our Favorite Instagrammers of 2014
- 12/17/14--12:10: Spooky Black Changes His Name And Releases "Worn"
Kanye West and Chief Keef have reunited for the autotune jam, "Nobody," off Chief Keef's independently released album of the same name, which drops tomorrow. The two previously collaborated for a Yeezus track and a "Don't Like" remix. Their latest track together, "Nobody" is an autotune ode to feeling alienated and alone (due to being so goddamn rich). With a 1973 Willie Hutch sample that's been previously borrowed by Chance the Rapper, the song is weird, but good. And if one thing has been made clear, it's that we're definitely not on Chief Keef or Kanye West's level.
Good news for athleisure enthusiasts: Rihanna has been named as Puma's new creative director for the Women's Training Category. That means we'll be seeing the comfy chic trend (like this upgraded, socially acceptable sweatsuit) for a while.
Talking to WWD, Puma's chief executive officer Bjørn Gulden said, "Signing Rihanna is a fantastic step for Puma. Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition -- all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. With a strong portfolio in football, running and motorsport, finding an inspiring partner for women's training was very important. Rihanna was a natural choice for us. We're delighted to have her as a partner, and we're looking forward to what's to come."
The singer, actress, and subject of Tom Ford's love letter's will also serve as the brand's global ambassador and it looks like she's already hard at work:
Last we left What the F*shion and Touching the Art's very funny Casey Jane Ellison, she was lobbing her signature hard-hitters like "what is art? Who cares? Why?" at art world bigwigs including Catherine Opie and the New York Times' Jori Finkel. And now Ellison is back with five new Touching the Art episodes set at the rich-people-being-monsters clusterfuck that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Ellison and her character's perfectly toxic combination of narcissism, self-loathing and general obliviousness all delivered through a nasally Valley girl brogue is the best mirror possible for the absurdity of Art Basel -- and we say that as the people who threw a fancy dinner party in a parking garage this year. Ellison made five Art Basel videos in total, and we're featuring the fifth in the series because it made us deeply uncomfortable and features a cringe-worthy interview about pubic hair with an amused Marilyn Minter. Watch them all in the player linked above.
Shamir has enjoyed a much hyped year after signing to XL-records and coming out with the bubbly, shade anthem, "On the Regular." The 20-year-old singer is definitely one to watch.
On BBC's Radio 1, the rising pop-star performed a 20-mintute set in which he premiered a soulful new track, "In the Kill," which you can listen to below. He also performed "On the Regular" and "I Know It's a Good Thing" in between answering questions and confirming that his album is on the way in Spring 2015.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw nightmare:
This summer, the clanking thespian decided to take a break from feigning humility to officially deem Carrie Bradshaw's West Village apartment building a holy spot. SJP adorned the front stoop of the building -- as well as the sidewalk -- with several of her famous heels, all for an Instagram advertisement for her shoe collection.
The owners of the building, apparently terrorized on a daily basis by Sex and the City fans making pilgrimages to see their mecca, wrote a note that basically told everyone, including Sarah Jessica Parker, to go fuck off.
Unfortunately Sarah didn't seem to get the memo.
2. Julia Roberts's Instagram
The actress's Instagram is a strange glimpse into her absurd vanity. While not active now, Julia spent the summer posting photos of herself that she probably found from Google images, and assured everyone that she truly has no idea what a "selfie" or "regram" means.
3. Michelle Rodriguez jumping off yachts in Ibiza
Maybe sit Ibiza out next time, bb. Molly is not chic.
4. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's make out selfie
When they're not hating gay people, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are BANGING. A lot. They have so much sex. So much. Inspired by their daughter Jessa's make out selfie with her husband, Ben, Jim Bob and Michelle decided to show the world how they get into the mood. They TEXTED this photo to their daughter and had her post it on Instagram
5. The New York Police Department
Actually, make that every police department of every city and every town.
6. People Dancing In Every Car Commercial
7. "All About That Bass"
The first time I watched this I thought it was an Old Navy commercial. If you enjoy this song, may I also recommend: the "fun" girl from your office rapping "Lose Yourself" at a karaoke party for your work.
8. Paula by Robin Thicke
This album was supposed to prove he still loved his wife. All it proved is that Robin Thicke is the thirstiest f*ckboy to ever live. I've left 4 am voicemails with more dignity.
9. GoFundMy Alcohol Problem
A woman identified on Instagram as "xoxogabbo" was surprised to find that the Uber she'd taken home while blacked out after her birthday party was subject to surge pricing... all $362 of it. But as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, beg people on the internet to make you lemonade. She raised over 500 dollars in 12 hours, all of which I assume has since been spent on flower crowns.
10. The United States Justice System
I think we can probably chisel the blindfold off Lady Justice at this point.
Collectively, we must have been the absolute worst because this year Santa has cursed us all with "lumbersexuals." Despite the misleading name, a lumbersexual is not one who enjoys woodland coitus or straight up fucking trees. He's actually something far worse. The lumbersexual is the real life version of a Nick Offerman character. Ranging from "metrojack" to "advanced lumbersexual," the general gist of the look is brute masculinity signifiers with a dose artisanal twee and earth-tone Patagonia parkas. According to various lumbersexual experts, "he looks like a man of the woods, but works at The Nerdery, programming for a healthy salary and benefits. His backpack carries a MacBook Air, but looks like it should carry a lumberjack's axe." Basically, he's another mutation of the alt-bro that we've been complaining about for years. Now, he's back with a vengeance and a twist: tiny, festive beard ornaments. Enjoy or cringe at these holiday-ready lumbersexuals from "The Twelve Beards of Christmas," a photo project that somehow supports men's health and prostate cancer awareness, below.
Originally published on December 7, 2012
Rae Sremmurd keep their "No Flex Zone" party going with their new track, "Up Like Trump." Down to the ubiquitous Beats Pill product placement, the song's video could be considered pretty standard hip-hop fare, but the duo's charisma takes it to a thoroughly enjoyable level. The stylish young MCs clearly know how to have a good time, taking over NYC before throwing the ultimate house party, complete nunchucks and beyond endearing choreographed dance moves. Get a glimpse into the Sremmlife, above.
Writer and comedian Michelle Markowitz chronicles every guy you'll ever meet on Tinder (The Finance Guy, The Other Finance Guy, The Deceptively Old Guy, The Foot Fetish Guy, The Flaccid Dick Pic Guy and so on and so on) in this under-three minute clip. Watch her meet one squirm-inducing, self-obsessed deadbeat after another and think twice about finding a Tinder fling for New Year's Eve.
We haven't even reached Christmas yet, but it's never too early to start failing at your New Year's resolution. Regardless of what your specific 2015 goal is, resolutions are always the same: "This year," you think, "I'm going to do that thing and finally be a better person!" How did that work out for you last year? If the answer to that question happens to be "not at all," don't worry. You didn't fail because you're failure, you failed because you didn't have a Nicki Minaj wall calendar to properly motivate you:
Thinking of skipping the gym?
How about now?
You're really gonna eat pizza instead of an apple?
That's right. Slowly back away from the Domino's pizza tracker.
Oh, so you're too tired to go volunteer with the Fire Department even though you promised to do more charity work this year?
I. Don't. Think. So.
See? Thanks to Nicki Minaj, 2015 is going to be a breeze.
Last night Kendrick Lamar stopped by the Colbert Report, which airs its last episode Thursday, to deliver the show's final music performance ever. Lamar debuted a jazzy new untitled track, backed by Thundercat, Bilal and Anna Wise. Whether or not you're a fan of Lamar's recent shift in sound, his lyricism and delivery are still nothing short of a-mazing. Plus, that flask. Check it out above.
See his interview with Colbert below:
David Hershkovits, Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of PAPER Magazine
Fab 5 Freddy, Artist and Musician
Tanya Selvaratnam, Author
John Cafarelli, Founder of Ernest Supplies skincare
Ilhan Ersahin, Musician and Owner of the East Village's experimental music haven NuBlu
Avani Patel, Founder of Trendseeder
St. Vincent's Annie Clark serves up some serious, otherworldly goddess vibes in a new video for "Birth In Reverse," a track off her self-titled album. In the video, Clark's silvery mane whips back-and-forth as she shows off her guitar skills amid gorgeous visuals and graphic backgrounds. Watch, above.
We've been fans of Daniel Arnold's stirring, slice of life street photos for a while now -- not to mention his Instagram account @arnold_daniel -- and could think of no one better-suited to turning us on to ten Instas whose feeds are beautiful, demented, thought-provoking or all three. Take a look at his list of his favorite Instagrammers of 2014.
Whenever I talk about Instagram lately, my eyes start rolling and the grumbling sounds coming out of my mouth aren't even words, but I would never pass up an opportunity to exclude/offend my friends, so I decided to round up a list of my favorite accounts of the year. I'm not saying they're the best. I'm only saying that you should follow these folks, too, and then we'll have something to talk about next time.
An unsung Instagram great. Steadily subtle and haunted and timeless in a way that reminds you what that word means. See also: @internetfamous
Here is a big nasty pulsing fucklight of a human. Nasty being a compliment. A walking sexual revolution in the mother of all sheep suits, out to crush the mystery and raise up the mucusy vulgarity of what gets worshipped. Like it or not, the energy that comes off her is flooring. Also a gateway to all kinds of challenging new girls. If she's banned by the time you get there, you can re-find her via her Tumblr. See also: @jasonnocito666
Just a great, great street guy. Softest touch and sweetest tones. Quality over quantity. A refined palette in a garbage world. See also: @martin_cartagena, @colorinthecorner, @anabb, @mariamoldes, @lulaore, and more people than I can think of off the top of my head.
Meriem is human cilantro except nobody thinks she tastes like soap. She has the strangest hornball cornball imagination and the most excellent execution of her ideas. So special that she makes everyone in her company better, like cilantro would do if other people were avocados. Meriem is perfect. Go to her website too, somesillystories.com See also: @ryaneugenekelley
He never posts anything but when he does, he's the funniest funny guy on Instagram. See also: @jokemichaels
It is a newfangled treat to so intimately watch a teen stranger open her eyes and discover her power.
My brother is a genius. My mother worries that maybe that's not enough. She is right but she is wrong. See also: @lsdworldpeace
People are quick to dismiss Mae because people are lazy. People say "Cindy Sherman," imagining themselves to be champions of knowing things, and then they stop thinking. First of all, by that line of thinking, you will miss out on cherries because they look like grapes, idiot. Second of all, if you don't care about things that remind you of Cindy Sherman, uhhhhh, what things exist that don't remind you of Cindy Sherman? Calculators? Anyways, Mae takes pictures that leave you wondering about the next one. That's actually a pretty rare thing on Instagram, right? See also: @kalen_hollomon
Dave is the secret wizard son of Don Johnson and PeeWee Herman. He is California in New York. A guy whose hands are always busy making something, which somehow never seems to get in the way of his mind thinking of what to do tomorrow. He says "mon" instead of "man" in a non-joke way. Are you beginning to see what I mean about Dave? See also: @jasonpolan
Sahara does not set out to be a crowdpleaser and she doesn't do a thing that grabs you, or that you'd even necessarily notice if you didn't hang around for a long time and let her happen to you. With no trace of pretense or hipness or shallow ambition, Sahara is a woman who goes through the world and simply looks at things and keeps track of them and makes up nicknames and little jokes to herself and shows them to you and doesn't care if you look, in a way that is refreshing and intimate and inspiring. A great representation of a person. See also: @timobarber
Only because nobody wants to be followed by you more than she does.
While we're obviously fans of the new, penis-grabbing, shirtless Nick Jonas, all his racy photos, gay nightclub appearances and questionable interviews have made it easy to forget that he was once a purity ring-wearing teen heartthrob that graced the cover of Seventeen Magazine with his brothers wearing pastel v-necks. But this new clip of his Tom Hanks-in Big-inspired rendition of "Jealous" inside an FAO Schwarz definitely serves up the best of both worlds. Just like when Drake goes on SNL and sings about his bar mitzvah, this clip is a nice reminder that despite Nick's recent Marky Mark homage, there's still something sweet about him and you know your mother would probably love him if you brought him home. Like Drake, part of Nick's appeal is that he's becoming kind of like the male equivalent of what Ludacris rapped about in 2003 anthem "Yeah" (you know the line -- "lady in the street but a freak in the bed"). Yep, Nick Jonas can still melt hearts with a shirt on (even if we're not sure if we want him to).
Mac Demarco's excellent track, "Chamber of Reflection," from this year's Salad Days has been given the Wiz Khalifa treatment. The result is "Smoke Chambers," a moody freestyle in which weed is Khalifa's only real friend. (We feel you, Wiz.) The track is available as a free download via SoundCloud and you can give it a listen, above.
Spooky Black is dead! Long live Corbin! The teen R&B sensation out of Minnesota is now going by his own name -- he announced in a series of tweets -- and released a new song via Soundcloud yesterday.
The track, "Worn" retains the lonely-boy vibes we all expect after "Without You" stole our hearts, but his sound has matured with assistance from producers Shlohmo, D33J, Bobby Raps, and Psymun. Corbin has shed the ironic do-rag and injected emotions other than "pining after a girl" in his new sound without losing the lo-fi honesty that made him a viral hit. These are all good things and the song itself feels like how we imagine a Minnesota Winter to be: grey, beautiful and, a little angry in a nice way. It's definitely worth a listen.