MOMENTS | Mash-up: Listen to the Leaked Lady Gaga x Kendrick Lamar Collaboration “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

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To be honest, we kind of forgot about 2012’s much hyped but never released Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar collaborationPARTYNAUSEOUS.” The song was supposed to appear on Lamar’s critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d. city but was scrapped from the record due to creative differences. It should be noted, however, that Gaga also stated that while she “was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to [her] music,” the axed song was in no way Lamar’s fault. She was apparently not entirely displeased with the end result, as she repurposed some of the non-Kendrick Lamar parts for an interlude during her ARTPOP tour. Now that the leaked version has popped up, there are two new verses from Lamar, bringing a more subdued element to Gaga’s dance/rave vibe.

May 21, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Taylor Swift’s Star-Studded, Neo-Noir Music Video For “Bad Blood” Also Happens To Be A Kendrick Lamar Remix

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That’s one way to send a message: Don’t f*ck with Taylor Swift (sucks to be you, Katy Perry). In the off chance that you didn’t watch the endless celebrity cameos in Taylor Swift’s Sin City-inspired music video for “Bad Blood,” the fact that it’s also a Kendrick Lamar remix is the only motivation you need to check it out. For the video, Lamar named his character after viral star Welvin Da Great and contributes two previously unheard verses to the 1989 track. And we can’t help but wonder if he’s sampling from his own “Backseat Freestyle” when he raps, “All my life I got money and power/ and you got to live with the bad blood now.” Let’s just take this moment to enjoy how the biggest names in pop and hip-hop seem to get enough of a kick out of each other’s music to band together for “Bad Blood.”

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Kendrick Lamar x Kanye West “All Day” Remix

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It’s here! After hearing last week’s appallingly short, 6-second clip of Kendrick Lamar rapping over Kanye West’s “All Day,” we’ve been gifted with the full remix. Production-wise, there haven’t really been many changes to the Kanye track: K. Dot replaced the Theophilus London verse, Kanye’s intense end of song meltdown was cut, but Allan Kingdom’s dancehall contributions have remained. Of course, the only kicker the track needed was the Compton rapper’s killer lyrical gifts, spitting lines like, “Ask me how long do it take to be the greatest / I’m the Broadway hoe, swish it, swish it / Damn Kanye never will I be safe, bitch I already know.

April 15, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Best of: 2014’s Remixes, Mash-ups, Collaborations, User-Generated Content, Multi-Disciplined Makers    

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It’s almost 2015, and to celebrate the end of 2014, we’ve put together a top 5 list of our favorite moments in remix culture.
1. BAMIN’s resident sound curator, Tyann Jackson, put together an All Black Everything playlist to go with our all black editorial theme. Listen to the moody trap tracks and gangster emo tunes for those who would rather catch flights than feelings. 

MOMENTS| Acronym: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid m.A.A.d City’s  ‘m.A.A.d’ Stands For ‘My Angry Adolescence Divided’ x ‘My Angel’s on Angel Dust’


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In an interview with L.A. Leakers, Kendrick Lamar explained that the acronym ‘m.A.A.d.’ from his critically acclaimed album is a two-pronged acronym. “It’s two meanings. The first one is, ‘my angry adolescence divided,’ and the basic standout meaning is ‘my angel’s on angel dust,’” the rapper stated.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Taylor Swift x Kendrick Lamar Freestyles Over Beat Of “Shake It Off”


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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift said that that she listens to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle” to “go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome”. Lamar returned the compliment by freestyling over the beat of “Shake It Off” for the hosts of Dallas radio station K104.
“I love that song,” said Lamar in an interview with The Fader , “I ain’t playin’”. And that wasn’t the only time the critically acclaimed rapper had expressed his mutual respect for the pop star songwriter. As he told the Associated Press in an interview, “I appreciate Taylor Swift for supporting not only my music but just the hip-hop culture. There’s really no gap. It’s music and it feels good.”

MOMENTS | ‘Nail Trends’ By Colette Miller x Natalie Pavloski Editorial, Kendrick Lamar “i” Video, Colette x Pharrell, The Flaming Lip x Miley Cyrus x Moby “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” Cover, Photographer Isabelle Chapuis


1. We’re really vibing this Oyster “Nail Trends” editorial by Colette Miller and manicurist Natalie Pavloski.
2. This is so dope. Watch Kendrick Lamar’s lyric video for his new single “i”. The video is interspersed with clips of people making the heart hand sign and footage of Lamar performing.
3. Cooler-than-cool Parisian concept store Colette is celebrating all things Pharrell Williams by loading up the boutique with the producer-turned-musician-turned-fashion designer’s recent projects.
4.Watch The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus and Moby cover The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”.
5. Dandelion, a series byphotographer Isabelle Chapuis, deliberately placed layers of the delicate flower to cover faces and bodies like translucent masks.

MOMENTS | Comme des Garçons SS15 Soundtrack, Valentino SS15, Prince x Kendrick Lamar, Arca “Thievery” Video, Digital Artist Giuseppe Randazzo


1. Listen to the Comme des Garçons SS15 runway soundtrack, which featured experimental musician Scott Walker and American drone metal bands Sunn O))) and Earth.
2. From antiquities to kitsch, Valentino SS15 had everything from vivid flowers to arabesque forms.
3. Watch this livestream of Prince’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar.
4. Then watch Arca’s “Thievery” video, which also features Alejandro Ghersi’s digital alter ego Xen. The Ghersi is also co-producing Björk’s new album.
5. Check out digital artist Giuseppe Randazzo’s (of Novastructura) incredible array of 3D printed stones from his Stone Fields series.

MOMENTS | Jacquemus SS15, Hood by Air SS15 Surprise Show, Kendrick Lamar “i”, Ryan Hemsworth Compilation, Photographer Jan Kempenaers


1. We love love love the Jacquemus SS15 collection. Simon Jacquemus subverted French stereotypes again and toyed with summer kitsch to create something fresh. 
2. We wouldn’t have expected any less. Shane Oliver gave us a surprise second show in Paris. Hood by Air SS15 Part II explored the notion of the ‘Superego’—male authority figures.
3. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s new single “i”.
4. Then download and listen to Ryan Hemsworth’s first-ever and light pink-inspired Secret Songs compilation.
5. Read AnOther Magazine’s interview with photographer Jan Kempenaers. Kempenaers works focus on urban and natural landscapes, using mixed media like screen-printing.
His new collaborative exhibition, Enjoy The Process can be seen at the BREESE LITTLE Gallery

MOMENTS | Artist Julie Verhoeven, Artist Herbert Baglione, A$AP Rocky “Multiply” Video, Flying Lotus Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me” Video, Hermès SS15


1Read AnOther Magazine’s interview with artist Julie Verhoeven. Verhoeven’s innovative illustrations, sculptures and installations explore the complexity of womanhood.
2. Artist Herbert Baglione’s ongoing project, 1000 Shadows, brings life to forgotten spaces by using different artistic approaches for the site-specific installations.
3. Watch A$AP Rocky’s new video for “Multiply”. Flacko is back, y’all.
4. Then watch Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me” video.
5. Christophe Lemaire’s SS15 collection, and final collection, for Hermès was a lot of high craftsmanship and understated luxury.