Jessie Reyez has been quiet in press while releasing her first videos and her debut EP, Kiddo. Today, she shared a short film based on her personal experience from coming up in the music industry -it’s the footage from which the “Gatekeeper” video came.
It’s a strong message to young women that they can make it in the music industry without succumbing to pressure or becoming a sexual assault statistic. Please take a few minutes to watch this important film and read the note Jessie wrote to her attempted perpetrator.
Jessie heads out on tour across North America in June and July dates below.
June 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
June 9 Washington, DC Songbyrd
June 11 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 14 Chicago, IL Schubas
June 20 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
June 22 Dallas, TX RBC
June 23 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock @ HOB
June 27 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
June 29 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
July 1 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
July 2 Vancouver, BC Alexander Gastown
July 7 Toronto, ON MOD Club
The Gaslamp Killer Releases Short Film + Announces World Tour
The Gaslamp Killer delivers new short-film
Los Angeles-based DJ and producer The Gaslamp Killer has released his new short film Sins: The Instrumentalepathy Album Film. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Marielle Tepper, this visually stunning portrait of the 7 deadly sins is scored completely by GLK’s critically lauded, psychedelic album Instrumentalepathy previously released on his own imprint Cuss Records last year.
The gorgeous film comes with the announcement of The Gaslamp Killer’s upcoming world tour. The 13 show run kicks off in London on July 13th, making its way through Europe, South America, returning back stateside and capping off with a hometown show in LA at Low End Theory, the legendary event series where he started.
The Director Marielle Tepper had this to say: I chose to depict Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride in my own interpretation. In Christian tradition, sinning is, by definition, negative. But, to me, sins are descriptions of certain behaviors–not thoughts. So, I tried to separate those actions from the judgment that is always fastened to them: Negativism. I did this by setting out to make a video that is engaging, surprising and fun to watch-adjectives that, to me, add up to a positive experience. Sins are not only a part of life; they are, as often as not, a lot of fun. I think the images fit well with the music from the Gaslamp Killer’s “The Instrumentalepathy Album,” which is at once foreboding and Bacchanal-a unique expression of the familiar “good-bad but not evil” motif.
Snoop Dogg & Protégé October London Releases ‘Color Blind: Love’ Short Film
Snoop Dogg’s Protégé October London Releases ‘Color Blind: Love’ Short Film
Snoop Dogg’s Protégé October London, releases a new short film Color Blind: Love, executively produced by Snoop Dogg. The film follows October’s journey leaving prison, finding work through his girlfriend, played by the alluring Jasmine Hope Waite, and the pursuit of his passion as a singer.
Directed by Dylan Brown, the film enlists Snoop Dogg, as a slick talking music executive along with Mike Epps, who plays a club owner that hires October as a dishwasher eventually leading to the opportunity of a lifetime. Color Blind: Love exhibits an exceptional acting debut by October London and complements his emotionally invigorating debut EP, Color Blind: Love, out now.
Watch Rihanna Create Her Smash “Work”
Fresh off releasing her dope new album #ANTI, Rihanna liberates in-studio footage during the making of the album current smash “Work,” featuring the peoples favorite canadian rapper Drake.
I think its pretty dope that she’s giving us an inside look of the creation process.
Watch the full clip above and look out for the official music video for “Work,” coming soon.
Drake Releases New Short Film, “Jungle”
Drizzy turns cinematic for “JUNGLE”
While rumors of an alleged mixtape set to possibly release tomorrow are floating around, Drizzy Drake releases a new short film out of the blue titled “Jungle.” Check out the new short film above and be on the looks for Drizzy’s rumored project possibly dropping tomorrow on the sixth year anniversary of his standout mixtape So Far Gone.
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint” Short Film
Watch Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pinkprint’ short-film.
Continuing push for her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj along with the dope folks at Beatsbydre present a short-filmed named after the album. The short-film is Broken into three chapters “The Crying Game, “I Lied” and “Grand Piano,” each named after a record on the album. Watch the short-film below and cop the album on iTunes.
Watch Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Géraldine Chaplin in “Reincarnation”
Check out Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Géraldine Chaplin, in the new short-film “Reincarnation”, directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection shown on December 2nd, 2014 in Salzburg.