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Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” just hit No. 1 on the charts

  • Donald Glover thanked Migos for making “Bad and Boujee” in his Golden Globes speech — a day later the song is skyrocketing.
  • Migos is No. 1 on the pop charts, its very first chart-topping record, an accolade it has deserved to occupy for years. Astoundingly, it’s also legendary producer Metro Boomin’s first No. 1 as well. 
  • Both artists have had to watch handfuls of other artists rise, using some of the innovations they helped introduce into hip-hop’s current wave. 
  • Raindrop. Drop top. Justice has been served on the pop charts. Read more

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The Death of Takashi Shirogane

Idk I reckon the “if I don’t make it out of here” line from the fake s2 trailer was just Shiro messing around?? Like

Shiro: *slips on spilt food goo* *clutches hand to chest, other arm draped dramatically over his head*
Shiro: Keith, if I don’t make it out of here, I want you to lead voltron
Keith: *Kneels by Shiro’s side* *daintily wipes fake tears* I won’t leave you here Takashi we need you
Pidge: *steps over Shiro without even looking*




Blues Clues creators Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson forever changed the way that kids interact with television. Combining their backgrounds in child development, love of Mister Rogers and the paper cut-out aesthetic of Monty Python, they created an animated/live-action phenomenon. Skidoo into the studio with Hector, Angela, Traci and Blue to discover that you really can “do anything that you want to do” with a clear animation vision and a commitment to getting every detail right.

Listen on:

Great big thanks to Angela Santamero & Traci Page Johnson for joining us! 

Follow along with Angela and Traci on Twitter:  @AngelasClues and @TraciPJohnson

Keep up with our intrepid host Hector on his own Twitter and Instagram pages. And stay tuned to NickAnimation25 for next week’s podcast, featuring “serial entrepreneur” and legendary TV producer Fred Seibert!

Born Today, December 5, in 1901 Legendary Producer Walt Disney…

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney

So many marvelous movies and characters! Not to mention all the wonderful and magical Disneyland rides – and fond childhood memories :) Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy… Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi, Mary Poppins, Flubber, Pollyanna, Ugly Dachshund, Old Yeller, Jungle Book, That Darn Cat… I’m running out of room here :)

Alright listen up you little shits

You remember this guy:

Yeah that motherfucker Russell T. Davies…who gave you this:

And this:

Which lead to this:

Yeah, him, well he has a new show…

Well three new shows…cross-platform… TV and online… and yet again the cheeky bastards made it about sex, sexuality, love, dating…

“Banana, Cucumber and Tofu, are three interlinked shows that explore 21st century gay life in all it’s powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises ”


And this time the ladies don’t miss out… look at that diverse as fuck casting:

With a majority female producers, the legendary Murray Gold on music, and direction from Euros freaking Lyn and Alice freaking Troughton.  Plus Sue “The Great British Bake Off” Perkins is writing for it.

“The joy of Banana is in the beautiful, charming, witty and sometimes heart breaking stories of a wide variety of characters, be they gay, lesbian, transgender or anything in-between,” explains Davies. “The fact we have a bunch of brilliant and wildly talented young people in it, and making it, will give it even more bite and an exciting edge.”


Former Warner Bros. Records Executive Jeff Gold describes a few fond memories of working with Prince in the early 90’s

“I first met Prince in early 1991. Uncharacteristically, Prince had been open to feedback about his forthcoming album, Diamonds and Pearls, from Warner Bros. chairman Mo Ostin and president Lenny Waronker (himself a legendary record producer) and I believe sr. vp’s of a&r Benny Medina and Michael Ostin. When finished, many at the label felt it had great potential.

I was WB’s new senior vp of creative services, responsible for the art department and much of marketing, and when I saw Prince’s proposed album cover—a tight close up of his face, with two fingers in front of his lips, and his tongue sticking out between them, I thought it was kind of…ridiculous.

Since the album was a major priority for the company, I went to Mo and Lenny with my concerns. They suggested I have a meeting with Prince, and so Benny Medina, who worked closely with Prince, set one up. I was a major Prince fan, having seen him on Purple Rain tour and a few other times, and while I knew of his difficult reputation, figured ‘what have I got to lose?’ What followed was surely the most difficult meeting of my career.

Benny’s office was dark and sort of cave-like, with no windows. I entered to find Benny at his desk and Prince sitting in the middle of a couch, with the obvious spot for me a couch opposite Prince. There was no small talk, then or ever, with Prince. Benny got to the point, introducing me and telling Prince that I wasn’t particularly fond of his album cover concept.

Just as Benny finished delivering the bad news, there was a knock on the door, and Benny’s attorney stuck in his head. He needed Benny right away. Benny left, and I was alone with Prince, in full hair, makeup, and clothed like he was about to take the stage (as he always was), sitting about 5’ across from me, not particularly happy. In hindsight, I’m not sure anybody at Warners had ever offered up a negative opinion about his album artwork. He’d earned the right to call the shots, and expected to do so. But still, that photo was so…weird.

We had an hour or more of very difficult semi-conversation, mostly about what I thought he might do instead. Prince had enormous charisma, knew it, and knew how to use it. He also knew how to use silence and pauses in conversation to intimidate people, and he did a great job with me. I spoke respectfully and generally about why I thought a different image might be better. He glared. At one point, he asked with incredulity ‘What do you want me to do, wear overalls like R.E.M.?’ A bit later he said ‘Maybe I should have some clothes made for you’. I was wearing jeans and a button up shirt; he was wearing lime green skin-tight pants, high-heel boots, and a day-glo green, pin-striped, see-through shirt.

After one pause, he said ‘show me some album covers you’ve done.’ I ran upstairs to my office and collected about 20 cd’s I’d worked on, most from my previous job at A&M Records. He looked at each one, saying something dismissive about it, until near the bottom of the pile, he saw a holographic limited edition package I’d worked on for Suzanne Vega’s album Days of Open Hand (which I’d won an art direction Grammy for.) ‘Now this is great’ he said. Why can’t I have a hologram?’

Ah, finally a potential break. A few weeks earlier I’d met with a salesman for a company with a new, much less expensive hologram technology. I told Prince about it, and he perked up a bit. I promised to follow up and get back to him, and the meeting was over.

I pitched the hologram company’s rep –how would you like to introduce your new technology on Prince’s new album cover? Somehow, miraculously, we were able to pull it off, and Diamonds and Pearls was the first mass market CD with a holographic cover.

A few memories: We did a 4 hour hologram shoot at Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR) in Hollywood, where Prince and his two dancers, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Pearl’ sat on a small circular platform. After speaking to the holographer, he decided on an arm motion to perform while a motion picture camera on a dolly shot them in a 180 degree arc. Multiple takes were completed, with a lot of down time. I remember trying to make conversation (near impossible) and asking him about collaborating with Miles Davis (he was pretty dismissive.)

A few days later, I met him at a studio in Hollywood to watch video transfers of the various takes (each a few seconds long.) We chose one pretty quickly, and I was on my way. A few weeks later I got a ‘glass plate’ test hologram, which I thought looked great. Benny and I took it to Larrabee Studios, where Prince was recording. When he saw it, he loved it—and I think I detected a bit of a thaw. Progress!

Our next encounter was probably the highlight of my music business career. Benny and I went to see Prince at SIR, where he was rehearsing his band; I think it was to show him the first actual stamped hologram samples. He was very happy with what he saw, and asked what we were doing after we left. We said something to the extent of ‘going back to the office’, and he pointed to an old funky couch and suggested we sit down, alongside two Dutch journalists who were writing a story. We did, and Prince proceeded to rehearse his set, with full band, for about an hour, for the four of us. We were maybe 10 feet in front of him. It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen. As I reflect on it now, I think he may have been sort of saying ‘nice work on the hologram. Now take a look at what I can do’.

When he finally saw the finished album cover, he was thrilled and sent me this note. His assistant told mine that she’d never seen him send a thank you note, ever. I’d passed the test.

From then on, he never gave me any grief. That’s not to say it was always easy. But as we continued to work together, I understood that Prince was driven by a relentless pursuit of perfection. He knew exactly what he wanted. He did things his own way, and that worked for him. The word “no” didn’t exist in Prince’s world. If you told him ‘no’, he’d move on and find somebody else who would give him a ‘yes’. The absolute worst thing you could say to him is “but everybody else does it this way.”

Prince knew exactly how talented he was, had supreme self-confidence, and saw no reason to settle for anything less than his vision. And you had to respect him for it. Nobody worked harder than Prince. He was a perpetual motion machine, exploding with creativity.”

anonymous asked:

What's up with JYP and numbers? Like 2AM? 2PM?? Got7??? Day6???? 15&????? TwICE????????? Legendary Korean music producer Park Jinyoung: math nerd.

the key to success = numbers 


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Yesterday Not Only Was I Fortunate To Perform at The Roots Festival (Which was sick) But After my set I ran into two Moms. Quest loves Mom who called me over to say she enjoyed my performance and it was amazing. & I ran into Ma Dukes mother of the Legendary producer J Dilla. She has such Amazing energy. I dont do “instaparagraphs” but yeah this meant a lot to me #RIPKINGDILLA

Sam Jones for BEATS MUSIC!

BEATS MUSIC was launched in 2014 through a unique collaboration between legendary producer, Jimmy Iovine and legendary artist Dr. Dre, and is the latest and best in music streaming.

The team includes President Luke Wood, led by CEO Ian Rogers and CCO, and award-winning musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.


Production I.G, the legendary producers of “Ghost in the Shell” and “Psycho-Pass” are bringing you the epic LINE Webtoon series, Noblesse.


Nerd Here: To quickly address this convo, I’m just gonna say that I know that Bruno is a good man, he’s not an angel, but he’s still a good man. Just because he’s following a girl on instagram that automatically means that he’s attracted to her? What kind of crazy and warped logic is that? Since she’s Jimmy Jam’s daughter, and Bruno knows Jimmy, and plus Jimmy is a LEGENDARY producer who worked with Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, The Time, Prince, Mariah Carey etc. Bruno is probably following the daughter just to be nice. Why would Bruno want some teen when there’s literally billions of other women all around the world to choose from? And didn’t we already came to the conclusion that Bruno prefers older women? And even if Bruno dates someone younger than him, she will still be an adult, so I don’t know where people are even going with this. With all this talk, all I see is mere gossip and speculation, I don’t see any hardcore facts. We don’t know who Bruno is gonna end up with, only God knows. I just hope that Bruno will find that one special woman that will give him all the love he deserves, who will make him laugh when he’s on the verge of crying, someone that he feels comfortable to talk with about anything. Someone that will be the light of his life. That’s what I want for Bruno, he’s such a good man, he deserves it. I just want to see him be genuinely happy that’s all. I hope it comes for him soon. 

anonymous asked:

Okay so, we got multiple Voltron cartoons and stuff, but what about that TV series in TMNT 2012? Anyone?

You mean Super Robo Mecha Force Five? With Captain Dash Coolstar with a mullet? With a character named Lunk? With Dr. Blip who wears green and has glasses? And a princess?

Nah, don’t know what you’re talking about.

All’s Fair In Orgasms and War by bleep0bleep (E, 63k, Chapters 15/15)


“We haven’t seen much of our favorite rock hard stud from Hale House ever since that indie twink dethroned him as champion in Orgasm Wars, but it’s just been confirmed that Diamond will no longer be working for the legendary studio famous for producing some of our favorite werewolf-on-human works. Don’t fret, Diamond fans, it looks like he’s been spotted cozying up to True Alpha Studios! Apparently he couldn’t get enough of that one human and then followed him home. Could it be true love? Keep your eye on this studio— us at AVN think we’re about to get a lot more of Diamond in a very new way!”


The one in which (almost) everyone is a porn star, and Derek just wants to curl up with his fluffy blanket and watch the Hallmark channel, but work and falling in love gets in the way.

Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Alternate Universe- Werewolves Are Known, Alternate Universe- Porn, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Mutual Pining



The Get Down - Main Trailer - Netflix [HD]

“The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

The Get Down is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George.

Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz) star. ”

Reminder: Daveed will be rap-narrating the series.

Legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder has been revealing treats off his forthcoming highly anticipated album, and I can’t help but look forward to each and every unveiling, not only because the tracks feature some amazing guests, but also because they’ve been versatile thrillers. While his Sia collaboration is still one of my favorites, new reveal Diamonds, which features spunky Brit pop sensation Charli XCX, is also a fun and catchy gem. Giorgio pairs a Kraftwerk like dance background with sugary pop melody and Charli XCX’s signaturely sensual and fiesty vocals. Giorgio Moroder’s star studded album, Déjà Vu, will be out June 16th.

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