Video: Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Trailer #1

HBO has been showing teasers and clips of S5 over the past couple of months, but now they’ve up’d the first official trailer for the final season of one of TV’s best shows.

We’ve got to start preparing to say our goodbyes on September 7th.  We hope the season won’t be as bad as the recent final seasons of other beloved shows.

NBA 2K15 soundtrack revealed

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The cover has been revealed.  The release date is known.  As usual, one of the last anticipated gems that everyone wants to know about is the soundtrack.  This year’s playlist, which was curated by Pharrell Williams, doesn’t disappoint.  In fact, as somebody who has heard every NBA 2K soundtrack since they started adding licensed music, this might be one of the best.

“Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest
“Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
“Hot ‘n Cold” by Basement Jaxx
“River Styx” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
“Dangerous” by Busta Rhymes
“Grindin’” by Clipse
“Romantic Rights” by Death from Above 1979
“Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode
“Mama Used to Say” by Junior
“Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill
“Team” by Lorde
“Aerosol Can” by Major Lazer featuring Pharrell Williams
“On & On” by Missy Elliott
“Spiderwebs” by No Doubt
“Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
“Hunter” by Pharrell Williams
“Can I Have It Like That” by Pharrell Williams
“How Does It Feel?” by Pharrell Williams
“Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)” by Public Enemy
“Seventeen Years” by Ratatat
“Suck My Kiss” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Creator” by Santigold
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg
“Set It Off” by Strafe
“Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys
“House of Jealous Lovers” by The Rapture
“Under Cover of Darkness” by The Strokes

Gotta give props for them re-adding “Planet Rock,” which was last heard in NBA 2K7.  That brings back tons of memories; 2K7 was the first game I got with my new Xbox 360 at the time, and I had a blast hearing the song on the main menu every time I was about to dominate online with my DWade/Shaq led Heat.

Overall, the playlist looks like it will be quite memorable.

Steve Ballmer is the new owner of the Clippers… finally

Donald Sterling has finally been exiled as co-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, with the sale being approved and finalized to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

This is exciting news for Clippers fans.  Ballmer immediately becomes the richest owner in the NBA, so one shouldn’t expect decades of penny counting like Sterling did.  He wants to build the team up to new heights from day one.  Ballmer’s enthusiasm will surely rub off on the team’s fanbase, as his passion for sports will rarely be hidden while he’s attending games.  Above all else, the cloud that Sterling left behind will begin to fade away with time, but not as quickly as folks would probably like.  Shelly Sterling, Donald’s ex-wife and the former Clippers co-owner who initiated the sale, will remain with the team in some capacity.  Up to 10% of the Clippers’ revenue will be poured into a “charitable foundation” that Shelly runs.

Via ESPN

R.I.P. Robin Williams

It truly is a sad day.  Iconic comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead earlier today in California, with early signs labeling the cause of death as suicide via asphyxiation.  We definitely wished this was one of those weak celebrity death hoaxes, but sadly it’s official.

Robin was 63 years old.

Video: The Mannings become rappers for DirecTV ad

Caucasians doing rap isn’t new but it shouldn’t be confused with “the art of Caucasians pretending to be rappers,” which is experiencing something of a resurgence lately with promos from several companies.  With NFL preseason going on and the regular season weeks away, DirecTV enlists the aid of both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning for a music video-slash-promo-slash-guaranteed viral hit.

Expect to hear a lot about this over the course of the week.

Video: Stance “Women’s Expressions” Fall 2014 Lookbook

Having recently unveiled their Fall 2014 collection, Stance includes the ladies in this new lookbook video for their Women’s Fall 2014 line.  For those that enjoyed the mellow and calm vibes in the first video, rest assured that this one provides more of the same.

Be sure to check out stance.com for the latest items for both men and women.

Local Tourist Summer 2014 Lookbook

Local Tourist is on the rise, with artists like Curren$y and Nipsey Hussle recently spotted wearing the brand’s clothing.  Owner/designer Eric Fobair in previous years had setup shop in L.A., where he helped organize and set up clothing booths in clubs, warehouse parties, raves and art galleries.  It was through these outlets that he was able to meet a host of artists and recognizable faces.

Capitalizing on his brand’s current wave, Local Tourist released their Summer 2014 lookbook which shows off their latest tees and snapbacks for the season.  Check it out below.

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You can check out all of their latest and past items via their online store over on localtouristclothing.com.

Below you can listen to the commemorative mixtape Local Tourist presents: 1982, mixed by DJ Spintelect.

Video: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” BTS Vlog

Nicki’s had unexpected (well, maybe a little expected) buzz popping for her “Anaconda” single ever since that now-legendary cover art was revealed (and became a artsy meme along the way).  With the single now out, eyes are anticipating the video.  Her latest vlog provides a look into it, as well a snippet she posted on Instagram.

You can purchase “Anaconda” on:

Meanwhile, her new album The Pink Print doesn’t have a release date but it’s coming soon.

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Rooftops NYC “I Met God, She’s Black” Tee/Tanktop

Rooftops NYC brings their viral “I Met God” phrase to tanktops for the summer.  It’s potentially a limited run just for the season, so get yours while you can on the brand’s online store.

And of course, peep the “Love Is Love” tee, tank and snapback as well.

Nike shows their support for Paul George

After last week’s gruesome injury that resulted in a broken leg, many have been wondering about the future for Indiana Pacers allstar Paul George.  While he remains hospitalized following recovery from surgery, he relayed a messaged through Nike who posted it via Twitter:

Heard this is a career-ending injury
Then the doctors said full recovery
Heard the guys were frozen on the sideline
Then your teammates rushed to the hospital
Heard everyone is worried
Then you said you’ll be back better than ever
There are two sides to everything
The worst has happened
The best is next 

It looks like Nike might be close to starting a campaign centered around PG’s rehabilitation, similar to what adidas did for Derrick Rose.