Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OPRAH BRINGS PHARRELL TO TEARS DURING OPRAH PRIME INTERVIEW

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On Sunday, Pharrell sat down with Oprah Winfrey to dish on everything from his music career, the controversy about the lack of dark-skinned women on the cover of his new album G  I  R  L, what he learned from his first album (which was a flop), women's rights, his hot new single Happy, how he and his wife came up with the name Rocket for their son, and a whole lot more. At one point lady O channeled her inner Barbara Walters and brought Pharrell to tears.

Here are some highlights:

On fame and how he was able to become successful
It’s overwhelming in the sense that like, I know that there’s an equation for it. I know it’s not me. I know it’s not my doing, so that’s overwhelming. That’s when it hit me like, okay, if the people don’t vote for the songs or request the songs or share or sing them or have any kind of reaction to them, then they’re just songs. So when that happens for you, you recognize all the different parts of the universe that conspire to get you there. That’s what’s overwhelming but humbling, though, at the same time, because I realize I could be the guy with the demoFor some reason the people hoisted me so high I know what the top of clouds look like.

I think it was my environment. It was my natural propensities. And thirdly and most importantly, the people that I attribute most of my success to are those people who recognize those propensities in me.

On how “Happy” came about
With ‘Happy,’ they wanted to show that the meanest man in the world, someone who is as equally mad as the Grinch, could be the happiest person in the world when it came to love. [...] The chords came first because I wrote what feels happy to me and that took me to church. Church is…they want to lift you up. Then the words was just kinda like, ‘Clap along if you feel…’ and I was like, uh oh. I didn’t know it was gonna be anything by the way.

On People Taking A While To Catch On To “Happy”
When the movie came out which did like, a billion dollars, July 4, the song we couldn’t get it on radio because it didn’t sound like doosh, doosh, doosh, glowstick, glowstick, glowstick, trap, trap, trap, trap. It didn’t have any of that in it. So it wasn’t like it was instant to people but me and my wife, when I first made it, we were just driving around looking at each other going, ‘This feels good.’
Zero airplay, nothing. The next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21, all of a sudden, boom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean boom. People are putting up their own videos. It was no longer my song.

On if he always wanted to be famous
Maybe a decade before that, but that kept getting rained on. You know those planes like, they put out forest fires. It just kept putting my fire out. So I had accepted that I was going to be a writer and producer and I was happy being the guy standing next to the guy. And you know what? When I was given the opportunity to make a solo album the first time, there was more braggadocio in it than there was purpose in it, and I beat myself up about that. Here you are being given a platform and all you want to do is brag?  I wasn’t ready. Jay and Puff were like my peers and I wanted to be like them. I misinterpreted what Jay was doing. I wanted the private jets, the this, the that and talk about that. I injected some purpose. What I didn’t realize was Puff was living his life. He was serving his purpose. And Jay was definitely on his way to the things happening as he says them, he was serving his purpose. But the only thing I was paying attention to was the pixie dust in the magic trick, and not the purpose. It was the aesthetic and not the vertebrae of what he was doing.
[I'm sure] you’ve had people look at you and go, ‘Why you? If I had this, I would be…’ No, you don’t understand what it takes to do this! I do this every day. When the video goes off for you, I’m still somewhere working.

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On dedicating his new album G I R L to women

You realize how sad it is that there is a perception that has catered to every day called a male-dominated world. A man can’t make an egg. A man can’t give birth. If women wanted to, if they wanted to shut this country down, all they had to do was not go to work and not come home. The economy, done. Left up to men, we fight we war over nations. I’m not attacking men, I’m a man. But all I’m saying is, if women got tired of the way that we are handling ourselves as a species, all y’all gotta do is hold hands and not make any more babies, and we’re done. That’s my thing. Equality. We need it.

On how he and his wife Helen came up with the name Rocket
Because in the same way that the Indians name their children behind a force or an animal or an element, we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up. Meant to ascend. Metaphorically, it was because of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Rocket Love,’ Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man,’ and Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rocket.’ All of my favorites. His middle name is Air after Roy Ayers.


Watch the entire interview below...


GRACE JONES TO RELEASE RE-MASTERED VERSION OF NIGHTCLUBBING

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Just when I thought I would have to wait a while for Grace Jones to release a follow up to her excellent album Hurricane, now comes word that the avant-pop artist and model will release a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of her album Nightclubbing.

The album, which will be released on April 28 via Island Records/Universal Music feature an eclectic mash up of sounds from reggae, dub, dance and pop.

The re-mastered version of the album will be available on 1CD, 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180g Deluxe Edition vinyl (cut at Abbey Road Studios), Blu Ray audio and Digital formats. The 1CD will feature the original album, the 2CD will be original album, plus 12? mixes, b sides, and two unreleased tracks. The double LP will come in a beautiful gatefold package with the first featuring the original album and a second with a selection of key 12? mixes. The 1 and 2CD editions will also be available in digital form.
There will also be a special 12? (cut at Abbey Road Studios) for Record Store Day 2014 featuring the previously unreleased Gary Numan/Tubeway Army cover ?Me! I Disconnect From You? plus ?Feel Up? (Long Version).
Grace Jones has influenced everyone from Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, La Roux, Rihanna, Santigold, M.I.A. and too many more to mention, yet never gets the respect from the mainstream audience. Her due time for said recognition is now.

JOSELINE HERNANDEZ THROWS SOME SERIOUS SHADE AT MIMI FAUST'S SEX TAPE



So I'm sure you all know by now that since dumping Stevie J last season on Love & Hip Hop, reality star Mimi Faust thought the way to get some fast attention was to film a sex tape with her boyfriend Niko, a Steebie look-a-like who made his debut on the show last season.

Well Stevie's stripper/rapper wife Joseline Hernandez has put in her two sense, calling Mimi's transition into adult films "granny porn."

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Personally I wasn't that impressed with Mimi trying to do tricks in the bathroom holding on the shower curtain pole while Niko fucked the cream out of her snatch. And fucking in Lucite heels is so 2002. On the positive side, Niko definitely has a dick and giant balls any thirsty bottom boy with a tight boy pussy would love to work with.

Now that she's made her amateur porn debut I think it's safe to say that Mimi can no longer refer to Joseline as a prostitute.

Check out the NSFW trailer for the sex tape below...

SAM SMITH PERFORMS MONEY ON MY MIND ON JIMMY KIMMEL

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE REMOVES SHE MAIL FROM THE HIT TV SHOW



A month after Logo and RuPaul's Drag Race came under fire from some non-factor transgender hacktivists over a mini challenge where the queens had to identify if a person was a female or she male, producers have decided to remove the phrase She Mail from the show altogether.

Mind you the phrase "ooooh girl...you've got she-mail" has been used on the show for five years and six seasons, and now all of a sudden people want to get brand new and offended. So does this mean that soon women will get offended by the queens on the show using the phrase "serving fish," because women are oftentimes referred to as fish in a derogatory way? Where does it end with the politically correct police? Drag is supposed to be punk. It's supposed to be about art, creative expression and going against the grain. And for a specific trans blogger who writes for the Advocate website to insinuate that RuPaul of all people is transphobic needs to have her head examined. No other queen in the history of mainstream gay media has been at the forefront of spreading love more so than RuPaul.

Trans singer Our Lady J said it best in her article at the Huffington Post (you can read the entire article at the following link)

The current class war within our community and its overpolicing of language threatens the core of our creative abundance. Are we really willing to sacrifice the heartbeat of our queer identities in order to calm the hissing ego of fanaticism?

I think as a community we really need to pick our battles and not be so quick to cut at each other, because there is a much bigger war we as a community have to fight and it shouldn't be among ourselves. We have to learn that the key to acceptance is within ourselves and not through the approval of those who do not support our communities, because as RuPaul says, if you can't love yourself, then how in the hell can you love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?


AURA SNIPPET: ROBYN & ROYKSOPP - MONUMENT


Last week I revealed that Robyn has recorded five new tracks with Norwegian DJ/producers Royksopp for a brand new EP entitled Do It Again, which drops on May 26.

As a nice little bonus, the Swedish sensation has given us a taste of their first single Monument, which I hear clocks in at a near 10 minutes. I long for the days when artists used to make long dance tracks that the DJ can let you sit and salivate over at the club, and being that it's an EP I think it's perfect that we can spend a long time worshiping these tracks.

Take a peek at Monument below...

Monday, April 14, 2014

AURAL ORGASM: LANA DEL REY - WEST COAST



After Cedric Gervais breathed new life into her fledgling music career with his remix of Summertime Sadness, it looks like Lana Del Rey has finally gotten in the good graces of music bloggers, critics and fans. She gave it to us with both barrels with her spooktacular single Once Upon A Dream from the upcoming Angelina Jolie film Maleficent, and now Lana has hit us with a brand new track entitled West Coast. She also performed the song over the weekend during her set at Coachella. West Coast will be on her sophomore album Ultraviolence which drops this Summer.

Take a listen below...

WATCH: OUTKAST PERFORM AT COACHELLA (Full Show)



It took a night at Coachella to unite Big Boi and Andre 3000 as Outkast, as they performed at the event over the weekend. It has been 12 years since they have performed on stage together (they haven't performed on a U.S. stage since 2002) so it was good to see them unite. I just hope we can get another hot joint album from them soon.

Watch the 90 minute show below...

JUSTIN AND QUINCY



Even though Quincy is Kim Porter's song with Al. B. Sure, you cannot deny that he does make some beautiful kids.

NSFW: BOY PUSSY

FUCK YEA… Now that’s a phat pussy DAMMIT

Love when a guy opens their pussy like this ready to eat mmmmm

I want pussy now

Yup… That phat pussy got Daddy lookin

Yea I’d fuck the shit out this ignorant lookin bitch too ��

DAMMIT

Smooth, round and PHAT fuck yea

Yea… Definitely make this one, one DADDYS bitches mmmmm ��

Kinda hot… You suck ur own dick and I’ll eat that hairy pussy

NSFW: ANTONIO SABATO JR., BOKEEM WOODBINE & LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS NAKED IN THE BIG HIT



Mark Wahlberg is also in the shot but he's the only one who didn't get naked.





GAY EROTIC ART TOM OF FINLAND TO GET OWN LINE OF STAMPS



Harvey Milk isn't the only gay icon gearing up to release a stamp. Finnish stamp authorities are set to unleash a new set of Tom of Finland stamps, which should get you quite a few interesting looks when you send in your packages at the post office. I don't know if they'll ever get a U.S. release, but maybe if someone started a campaign we can get them sent over to our shores.

PHARRELL BRINGS OUT NELLY, SNOOP DOGG AND GWEN STEFANI DURING COACHELLA PERFORMANCE

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It's been a pretty busy couple of months for Pharrell Williams. In addition to performing at the Oscars, SNL, GMA, and sat down with Oprah a few hours ago on Oprah Prime, the super producer and musician also performed at Coachella over the weekend. During his set he brought out Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani, who just gave birth to her third son a few weeks ago. He closed the show with the overplayed Get Lucky and Happy, to which Tyler, The Creator, Bussa Bus, Lorde and Diplo danced on stage.

Watch his entire performance below...


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Pharrell’s Coachella Set List

“Lose Yourself to Dance”

“Come Get It Bae”

“Frontin’”

“Hunter”

“Hot in Herre” feat. Nelly

“I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”

“Pass the Courvoisier, Part II” with Busta Rhymes and Diddy

“Lapdance”

“She Wants to Move”

“Brand New”

“Drop It Like It’s Hot” feat. Snoop Dogg

“Beautiful” feat. Snoop Dogg

“Aerosol Can” feat. Diplo

“Hollaback Girl” feat. Gwen Stefani

“Blurred Lines”

“Marilyn Monroe”

“Get Lucky”

“Happy”


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WATCH: NAS BRINGS OUT JAY Z & DIDDY DURING ILLMATIC SET AT COACHELLA

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For those of you who couldn't make Coachella this weekend, with the power of the internet you can watch Nas' live performance in it's entirety, as he performed every track off his debut album Illmatic in front of a room full of musically-challenged douchebags. During his performance he brought out Jay Z for Dead Presidents and Where I'm From, and also brought out hip hop mogul Diddy on Hate Me Now. Illmatic XX drops on Tuesday.

Watch the entire show below...


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Nas’ Coachella Set List

“The Genesis”

“N.Y. State of Mind”


“Life’s a Bi**h”


“The World Is Yours”


“Dead Presidents” feat. Jay Z


“Where I’m From” feat. Jay Z


“Halftime”


“Memory Lane”


“One Time 4 Your Mind”


“One Love”


“Represent”


“It Ain’t Hard To Tell”


“Made You Look”


“Hate Me Now” feat. Diddy


“One Mic”


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NICKI MINAJ SLAYS IN ALEXANDER McQUEEN AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS

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Onika Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj left the trash box hooker clown make up and the club kid drag queen outfits in storage and came out looking elegant and snatched for the gods on the red carpet for the MTV Movie Awards. In other news, Nicki will make her big screen debut at Cameron Diaz's assistant in the new film The Other Woman, which comes out on April 25. 

Check out more stunning photos below...

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BIANCA DEL RIO GAGS YOU WITH HER ELEGANZA IN NEW DORITOS COMMERCIAL



I love how they paid homage to one of my favorite movies Weird Science in the new Doritos commercial.

ZAC EFRON LOSES HIS SHIRT AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS



Cocaine does a body good. All jokes aside I would totally lick his abs and let him teabag me.


RIHANNA AND EMINEM PERFORM MONSTER AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS

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While it was great to see Eminem back on TV and on stage, I think Rihanna needs to spend less time riding Drake's dick, smoking weed and putting all her energy in getting on every fashion blog and TV show's best dressed list and more energy into her vocal performances.

Check out Monster below...


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

MARCK ANGEL TALKS TO GLIST SOCIETY ABOUT LACK OF SUPPORT FROM GAY MEDIA



Thanks Marck for sending me this. I have been saying for years how mainstream gay blogs and channels like LOGO will refuse to support OUT artists, but as soon as Beyonce or Gaga releases a new single their video airs in rotation in a New York minute. I remember when Loco Ninja had to start a voting petition to get his video with Lumidee to air on LOGO and they spelled his damn name wrong. 

ELLEN PAGE PRESENTS LAVERNE COX WITH STEPHEN F. KOLZAK AWARD

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Another great speech from the always inspiring, gorgeous, elegant and humble Laverne Cox. In addition to her moving speech she also talked about her upcoming documentary on trans activist CeCe McDonald.

"I'm so moved by the work that GLAAD has been doing, particularly over the past year, to make sure that the 'T' is not silent in the LGBT community. For years, I was trying to have a career as an actor doing what I love to do most and was told repeatedly that they didn't know what to do with me, and that I would not work."

Check out her full speech below...

Movies

  • 5 Deadly Venoms
  • Aliens
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  • Blade
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  • Boy Culture
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Die Hard
  • E.T.
  • Eating Out
  • Enter the Dragon
  • First Blood
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Inception
  • Jaws
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  • Kill Bill
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  • Piranha
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  • The Empire Strikes Back
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  • The Goonies
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  • The Matrix
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  • The Road
  • The Road Warrior
  • The Terminator
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