Memes have become an integral part of internet culture, and their power lies in their ability to spread information and ideas quickly and widely. They are often used to communicate complex ideas in a simple and relatable way, and can be used to convey a wide range of emotions, from humor to political satire.Read More
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RIP Virgil Abloh (1980-2021)
Trump spent $60,000 in foundation money to buy vanity portrait, Michael Cohen reveals in testimony
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testified on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, and his opening statement contained a multitude of credible allegations against # 45. Trump instructed Cohen to arrange for a straw bidder to purchase a portrait of Trump and repaid the bidder with $60,000 Read More
Billionaire Dan Gilbert: Entrepreneurialism, Culture and Mistakes (2018)
An interview with billionaire businessman, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert. In this interview, Dan discusses his career as a entrepreneur and lessons he has learnt along the way. Dan also talks about the importance of culture, managing sports teams and Detroit. source: Investor Archive
Virgil Abloh x Ralph Lauren
Louis Vuitton’s menswear Creative Director Virgil Abloh and iconic designer Ralph Lauren were spotted chatting it up at this years WSJmag Innovator Awards. Read More
Kareem “Biggs” Burke co founder of Roc A Fella inverview
“Don’t mistake the popular circle for the winner’s circle.” – Biggs
Dumb it Down [trailer]
Over the years, mainstream media and pop culture created a stigma that looks down upon being intelligent. In today’s society “being cool” is actually the opposite of being intelligent, and essentially certain entertainers “dumb down” their intelligence for ratings and record sales. Dumb it Down exposes the entertainment industry for forcing prominent African American celebrities to tone down their intelligence in order to maintain relevant.
Dan Gilbert Invests $40 Million into Genius.com
Genius, formerly known as RapGenius, is a site that explains the complex meanings behind the lyrics in rap songs. The site then went on to add RockGenius to its family of sites. Now after a site relaunch, Dan Gilbert has written a blog where he explains why he chose to invest $40 million with the company. Check out an excerpt below:
Since its debut in 2009, Rap Genius has caught on in a big way among artists and the public, allowing everyone to dive into the lyrics of hip-hop music to find a deeper and better understanding of the creators’ original intent. In addition, the burgeoning company has entered into licensing partnerships with all of the major music publishers, as well as dozens of smaller ones.
Friday, Rap Genius took their concept to a completely new level by re-launching the platform as ‘Genius’ (genius.com). With a new name and a broader scope, Genius takes a huge step toward fulfilling its mission to crowdsource the annotation of ALL TEXT on the internet (that’s right—the entire web).
To read the rest of Dan Gilbert’s blog post, head over to ChooseThinking’s website.
13 Year Old Street Artist Skyler Grey [video]
13 year old Los Angeles street artist Skyler Grey has his unique street art hanging in galleries around the world and aspires to the likes of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Swizz Beats Sells Basquiat Painting To Jay-Z
Jay-Z bought one of Swizz Beats original paintings of legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on the hood of a Benz.
Swizz takes to twitter to celebrate selling of his artwork:
“Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day,” Swizz wrote. “What a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”
Nicolas Cage says Filmmakers Want To Shoot In Nevada
Movie star Nicolas Cage traveled to Carson City earlier this month to urge state lawmakers to pass a movie tax incentive bill, promising to use his connections in the industry to help spark a filmmaking boom in Nevada.
“My name is Nicolas Cage, and I’m an American filmmaker,”
“I have four scripts that could easily be shot in Nevada,” said Cage, who described himself as a Nevada resident, adding he’d like to wake up at home, go to work shooting a film and return home at the end of the day. Read More
Happy Born Day Notorious B.I.G. (1972-1997)
Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie was born on this day in 1972, Big would have been 41 years old today.
Checkout throwback video of B.I.G. in Detroit, MI @ Chene Park.
“It Was All A Dream….”
Video by GWOP Magazine.