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Check out that boat in the back though Azealia Banks has no problems according to her new track and music video. Directed by Rony Alwin who shot that infamous "Harlem Shake" video that kind of made some problems for Banks a couple of weeks ago. The song itself is the conceived brainchild of a beef between Banks and Angel Haze -- remember that? With lyrics like "this new whore/open your mouth and I'll bruise jaws" Banks is a prodigy in the art of subtlety. The video, however, doesn't mention the beef (good), and instead focuses on the behind-the-scenes Ultra Music Festival where Haze performed this year. Wait for the point of view shot where people make way for you (the camera) as security ushers you by. Plus a Steve Aoki cameo. Check it out below. Banks' debut album Broke With Expensive Taste (aren't we all?) comes out this month.
Our third edition of Creative Spaces features the multi-talented Stella Rose Saint Clair Stella Rose Saint Clair wears many hats. Literally and figuratively. She's a model, fashion designer, and the blogger behind Confessions of a Female Drag Queen. Living in New York City by way of Seattle, the social media savvy self-taught milliner is often the subject of street photographers, and has starred in a full page Lanvin ad which ran in Vogue, and after became Lanvin's inspiration for mannequins at their Paris flagship store. So you can imagine the space she creates in is eclectic as her many looks. Pink walls, old dolls, purses from far off lands, and hats from decades past -- Stella takes us to her fantastical world full of grit and magic. Watch hearty magazine’s Creative Spaces: Episode Three with Stella Rose Saint Clair below. Video by Vicky Ng.
Work that construction paper Prada is really on the video game hustle. The first of two recent releases, the Prada spring/summer 2013 lookbook video, begins with a hand setting the scene. Black construction paper and a thin white model lay still until brought to life in the beginning shots. The video is the latest in the biannual Real Fantasies series of themed videos Prada has created. It follows a collage of the collection's threads gallivanting upon constructed backgrounds upon similarly constructed cityscape tunes. It's quirky and surreal and houses the collection's black and white ensemble in a way that a physical set could not. In the same vein, Prada released a Prada Candy L'Eau teaser directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola that introduces the short film the two have collaborated on for Prada. Already the film's set up hints at its creators. Watch both the Prada spring/summer 2013 lookbook and the Prada Candy L'Eau teaser directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola below to see what we mean. Found via: Oyster
The MPC prince is back Watch AraabMuzik go HAM on his drum pad in a new video for his track “The Prince Is Coming.” Set in a Xena Warrior Princess type era, the video follows the epic tale of three dueling goddesses and a shackled prince. The storyline isn’t too clear, but there’s enough sword wielding, flashing lightning, and electronic drum solos to keep you captivated. Check out AraabMuzik’s video for “The Prince Is Coming” off of his upcoming mixtape For Professional Use Only below.
You need to hear this. We mean see this. The video for Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," ft. Drake off of Good Kid m.A.A.d City is a cinematic tale of love and tragedy. The video pans across LA's iconic Crenshaw neighborhood while Lamar and other Black Hippy members like Dom Kennedy and Jay Rock drink 40's and play dice. Gunfire sends the crowd into a chaotic scramble and Lamar rushes to protect his girl, but to no avail. A shot from above pictures the two lovers laid out on top of each other on the concrete streets. The iPhone in the fallen girl's hand shows a missed call from Drake, who is pictured sitting on a hotel room bed next to a different woman sleeping nude. As a literary device, Poetic justice is the fateful punishment of vice or sin. Where that sin lives in this video is somewhat unclear, but Drake's phone call rings to the girl's phone, implying that the three might have been involved in some kind of love triangle. In this case the graphic portrayal of that poetic justice layers into the connectivity Lamar has been building between film and his critically-acclaimed album. The one stark question that remains after watching it? Whether Drake's eyebrows were always that far apart or not. Watch Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," ft. Drake below and tell us your thoughts, on Drake brows or otherwise.
Oh, hey guys In a new video for her track “Lilies,” Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Kahn takes us on a dream-like journey. Directed by Peter Sluszka, the clip opens with Natasha solemnly singing before a starry night sky. She goes on to befriend a gang of monsters that could have been plucked from Where the Wild Things Are, and later busts a few interpretive dance moves. The use of smoke machines, stop motion animation and floating demon cartoons all add to Kahn’s weird fantasy. Watch Bat for Lashes’ newest video for the track “Lilies”, off of the album Haunted Man below.