Monday, October 31, 2011

Short Film:" Maniac" by Kid Cudi Directed by Shia Labeouf

Just in time for the spooky holiday, Kid Cudi finally releases his long awaited "Maniac" short film directed by Shia Labeouf.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Video: Atrium X Kith Unveiling

A few days ago, TerryMcfly.com was invited to attend the unveiling of the new Atrium X Kith location in Brooklyn. Everything was amazing, even the invitation. They provided party buses to transport us from the Atrium Soho location to the actual party in Brooklyn. It was a mobile party going to a party, how cool is that? The venue was filled with plenty of big names from within the industry. DJ Clark Kent was on the 1's and 2's, Ryan Leslie performed some of his unreleased music for us, and there was a mini fashion show. To sum it all up, This was EPIC!!!!!!




New Video: "Blue Sky" by Common

The official video for Common 's new single, "Blue Sky" (prod. by No ID) off his upcoming album "The Dreamer / The Believer".

New Video: So Gone (What My Mind Says) by Jill Scott Feat. Paul Wall

This is Jill Scott's second single off her latest album, "The Light of the Sun".

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Video Premiere: "Party" by Beyonce feat. J.Cole

Initially, I wasn't gonna post this video because I didn't approve of the absence of Kanye West and Andre 3000 who practically made the song a hit. I posted it for all of you that come here to continuously see new Beyonce videos so ENJOY!



New Music: "Mr.Wrong" by Mary J. Blige Feat. Drake

New single from Mary's upcoming album, this track is DOPE. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing the entire album when it's released.



"Blue Velvet" The Lebron Kentucky Colorway Release

My good friends out in Lexington, Kentucky at the "Oneness" boutique celebrate the release of the Lebron IX University of Kentucky colorway. Check out the video:

H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection

This December, one of the most awaited films will premiere, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", in theaters around the world (from the Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, directed by David Fincher).

Trish Summerville, the costume designer for this film, has made an H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection - a women's collection with attitude. It's dark, urban feeling with leather jackets and torn jeans is inspired by the film's anti-heroine, Lisbeth Salander. Trish Summerville is one the top costume designers in Hollywood, designing for both movies, celebrities, and artists.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Jay Saint

A few weeks ago I was contacted by an upcoming artist asking me to listen to his latest single. As you all know, I only feature artists that I actually enjoy listening to, which means if you wanna be featured here you gotta have talent. I listened to the track that I was sent and I must've enjoyed what I heard because I'm sharing it with all of you.

Ladies and Gentleman, Meet Jay Saint!

Jay's latest single is titled "Heart on a Tight Rope" which is from his latest mixtape project "Amour Et La Guerre", which can be listened to and downloaded for free below.





Bio

Edgy beats, very catchy hooks, great verse and rhythms, an absolutely skilled and gifted Singer Songwriter, Jay Saint is an all around Artist. Jay’s music is perfection with the amazing ability to cross over from commercial Hip-Hop to Edgy Electro Pop/R&B and back. Jay Saint reveals a sensitive side of him with subtle messages and textures mixed in - all arranged perfectly to achieve maximum results.

With values originated from there Haitian & Dominican backgrounds, Jay’s parents had the right idea. They kept his mind focused on academics and athletics. Both students and faculty that had the opportunity to witness Jay at work, were amazed with his talents. Jay’s talent was a reality to others, but it wasn’t to him. Life growing up was challenging, both personally and financially. He paid and paved his own way through college, receiving a full scholarship to play football for Elizabeth City State University. Through all this, his creative mind never stopped writing music, producing music or performing music. In early 2009, the doors opened for the driven star. He was noticed by an A&R from Bad Boy records,which
gaining him a position to write for Bad Boy's elite acts at that time (Danity Kane, Day 26, Donnie Klang). Writing a full year for the label Jay branched off and decided to make is name a brand. Jay has been performing in NY elite club, building a loyal fan base that adores what he stands for, "Work hard Feel Good".

He shows a consistency in style, performance and all around talent which is a mark of a true Recording Artist. Jay's music catches your attention and holds it for a long time. There aren’t many artists that can do that anymore. You can listen to one song and lose your attention quickly. That beat, the rhythm and that fresh new tone keeps you captivated right from the start. His alternative style of Pop/R&B mix in with is unique Island tone, singing messages that are inspiring is what the industry needs. Being compared and called a young "Akon", Jay strives to be the first Jay Saint. That position is definitely up for grabs. He's humbling personality, undeniable talent and drive for sucess, without doubt makes him destined for greatness.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The 10 Year Anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III

Today October 22, marks the 10 year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. This day will forever be the day that open world gaming was revolutionized. This was the game everybody had to own and everybody wanted to play. Rockstar Games will be paying homage to GTA III by releasing a special mobile version for your iphone and ipad. I had the chance to play this game at New York Comic Con 2011 and I'm definitely anticipating the day it goes on sale in the app store. Rockstar Games also released a new trailer thanking the fans for all of our support, check it out below....




You're Welcome Rockstar, but we the fans Thank You even more!

Video: "Awesome Awesome" by Buddy

For those of you that don't know buddy, he's a 17 year old protege  from Compton signed to Pharrell's new label "I Am Other". This video is pretty dope, this is my kind of scene right here, of course with an older crowd though lol.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Video: "Lincoln Way Nights" (Shop Remix) by Stalley feat. Rick Ross

Video: "I Can't Stay" by Jesse Boykins III

Here's a new video from Jesse Boykins III's latest EP "Way of the Wayfarer". This video features a few familiar faces from the NYC social scene, including my friend, Fola Sade. It's good being able to post about friends, keep up the good work Fola!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Video: "We Found Love" by Rihanna

New Video: "Down For Whatever" by Kelly Rowland

New York Comic Con 2011: Max Payne 3

During New York Comic Con last weekend, Rockstar Games invited me to check out two of their new titles. I got to explore two levels of Max Payne 3 and play the new Grand Theft Auto game for the ipod/ipad. They wouldn't allow me to take photos of the new GTA game but they did however provide a pretty cool trailer of Max Payne 3, created entirely from in-game footage, to share with all of you. Check out the trailer below and comment:








Max Payne 3 takes place several years after the events of Max Payne 2. Still haunted by his past, Max leaves the NYPD and the United States to take a job in executive security and protection at the suggestion of Raul Passos, a former acquaintance from his early days on the police force.
As a first in the series, Max Payne 3 will feature a fully realized multiplayer component that will fit seamlessly alongside the single player game.

Maestro Knows: Special Edition Johannesburg

In this episode Maestro travels back to Johannesburg, South Africa to check out the 2nd annual Str.Crd event. Maestro catches up with some Soweto locals, a couple lions and grabs a new track titled "Pink Champagne" from producer/artist Riky Rick, a perfect score for South Africa's beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York Knicks Jordan Spizikes

Last NBA season, Spike Lee was spotted wearing a pair of exclusive spizikes in a Knicks colorway. The question on everyone's mind was "Will those soon be available for all of us to buy?". That question has now been answered, those shoes will be available on Nov. 5th with a retail of $175. The shoes are available in two colorways, Blue Ribbon/Orange Flash & Orange Flash/ Blue Ribbon, with an icy sole.



New Music: "Do It Like You" by Diggy Simmons feat. Jeremih

Here's the latest single from Diggy Simmons upcoming debut album, this song will be available on itunes Oct. 24th.

Video: 'The Survivors'

In the new November 2011 issue, GQ Magazine presents ‘The Survivors’, a line-up of 46 ‘Gods of Music’ that have made it continuously and have never backed down. GQ will be releasing interviews of each artist as well.

“The ones who keep going, evolve, even flourish, long enough for us to still be listening to them ten, twenty, even fifty years later. Forty-six artists about whom you’ll never say, “I only like their early work.” The legends—or legends-in-the-making—who refuse to die, quit, back down or shut up.”

DMC Announces All-Electric DeLorean For 2013

It seems like everything from the Back to the Future movie is making a comeback after the recent success of the Nike Air Mags. Personally I'm excited about it, I just wish I had the funds to afford all of it... LOL. Maybe I should start saving up for a hoverboard now because I'm sure that's coming out soon. Check out the new electric DeLorean below, photos and release info are from Autoblog.com



Given the car's iconic classic/futuristic status, it's no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car for DIY electric car conversions. That an honest-to-goodness official DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas' reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself, though? That we did not see coming. It makes sense, though. If you're gonna build a time machine electric car, why not do it with some style?

Announced Friday night at the DMC Texas Open House, DMC said it plans to work with electric car startup Epic EV to get an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013. Epic is the company started by Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony that is working on the Torq and Amp vehicles. Early reports say the Electric DeLorean will have a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour and offer 260 horsepower for something like $90,000-100,000. The gullwing doors should remain, but we're not sure where the motor will go (the original DeLorean used a rear-mounted engine), let alone the battery pack. This isn't the first time a DeLorean with an alternative powertrain has been talked about. Before his death in 2005, John DeLorean hinted that a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain might find a home in a relaunched DMC-12. That never happened, of course.

Specific technical details on the upcoming DeLorean Electric are sparse, but we're pretty sure it will be able to recharge its 1.21 gigawatt-hour battery instantly when connected to the right power source. You know, until the inevitable Mr. Fusion model gets the green light.
 

Terry Mcfly Goes to New York Comic Con 2011

Last weekend, I decided to step outside the box and go experience something new. I went to Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City, and what an experience it was. This was my first time attending a Comics Convention. I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of press outlets that reached out to me for coverage, but I definitely felt valued and welcomed. Comic Con is one of those places where the attendees are just as exciting as the actual exhibitions, check out a few of the photos below and you'll see exactly what I mean.

Throughout my 3 day journey of Comic Con, there were 3 companies that really stood out and made my experience worth while. I would like to thank Capcom, Rockstar Games, and DC Comics for the unique experiences. Capcom invited me to all their events and even gave me a 1 on 1 tour of every single game title at their booth. I got to play every new game they had to offer with no line at all with a developer by my side to describe what's going on. Every exhibitor can learn a thing or two from the great folks at Capcom.

The greatest thing about Comic Con is the free swag. I ended up leaving with about 5 new t-shirts, too many posters, and way too much gum.... LOL. This was a great experience, I made alot of new friends in an industry that I initially had no access to. I don't know if I'll ever go to one of these events wearing a costume but I will definitely be in attendance next year.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Video Premiere: "Love On Top" by Beyonce

After giving you the sneak peek last week, as promised, here is the brand new Beyonce music video just in time for Music Monday!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Music: "Focused" by Wale feat. Kid Cudi

Here's a new track from Wale's Highly anticipated album "Ambition"...if you like this one feel free to download it. Also check out the official track list below.





Ambition Tracklist
01 Don’t Hold Your Applause (prod. Tone P)
02 Double M Genius (prod. Mark Henry)
03 Miami Nights (prod.Mark Henry)
04 Legendary (prod. Toomp)
05 Lotus Flower Bomb f. Miguel (prod. Jerrin Howard)
06 Chain Music (prod. Tone P)
07 Focused f. KiD CuDi (prod. Kore)
08 Sabotage f. Lloyd (prod. Cloud Eater)
09 White Linen (Coolin’) f. Ne-Yo (prod. Deputy)
10 Slight Work f Big Sean (prod. Diplo)
11 Ambition f. Meek Mill & Rick Ross (prod. T-Minus)
12 Illest Bitch (prod. Tha Bizness)
13 No Days Off (prod. Toomp)
14 DC or Nothing (prod. Tone P)
15 That Way f. Jeremih & Rick Ross (prod. Lex Luger)

New Video: "Girls Like You" by Miguel

Here's the latest video from Miguel's popular debut album All I want is You. After viewing the video below, click HERE to read Terry's interview of Miguel from earlier this year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Video: "Love U More" by Sunday Girl

Here's a pretty cool video and song for all the pop music lovers out there, I guess "Music Monday" came a few days late lol, ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BET Exclusive: DC Comics Announces Marc Bernardin as Static Shock Writer

Earlier this week, I was contacted by DC Comics with the offer to write an exclusive for BET before it was announced at Comic Con. Initially I was excited because it would be my first ever exclusive editorial. Once I found out which comic it was, I became ecstatic! Static Shock has been my favorite super hero since I was a teenager. Check out the interview below in it's original form and head over to BET.com to view it after it was edited.





 




BET EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Announces Marc Bernardin As Static Shock Writer
By Terry Mcfly

New York-based writer Marc Bernardin will be announced as the new ongoing writer for STATIC SHOCK, the Harlem-based superhero in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.
Bernardin is also known for his work on THE HIGHWAYMEN and THE AUTHORITY comic books and as a former writer for Entertainment Weekly. Bernardin’s debut as the writer of STATIC SHOCK will be issue #7, with Scott McDaniel remaining on the title as illustrator.
Marc Bernardin met with BET.com before Comic Con NYC for a brief interview about the upcoming series and what we should expect.

Terry Mcfly: When did you first discover Static Shock?
Bernardin: I’ve been familiar with Static as a character since the mid 90’s, when it was part of the Milestone line of comics that DC was publishing. It was run by Dwayne Mcduffie, who is a bit of a hero of mine. I followed Static through the Milestone books and I also followed him through the animated show that was on the WB for a couple of years. I was really intrigued to hear that Static was going to be a part of this rebranding New 52 initiative. When these new books started to come out, I picked up a few and I was actually pleasantly surprised by them.

Terry Mcfly: What does it mean to you, when you write about a character such as Static Shock?
Bernardin: As a black comic book fan and as a father of black children, it’s really important that people see themselves reflected in a media they like. I remember growing up and looking at the Cosby show for the first time and getting to look at people who were like me and doing things like I did, people who were my age going to college and studying for exams. I think for a long time, a black kid picking up a comic book never got the chance to see himself, so I think that characters like Static are incredibly important.

Terry Mcfly: Do you see any traits of yourself within Virgil Hawkins aka Static Shock?
Bernardin: I’m not nearly as heroic as Virgil Hawkins is, I’m just not the dude who’s gonna run into a burning building and pull people out of it. I’m not the dude who’s going to put his life on the line for strangers. There’s a sort of wide eye to do the right thing that I think is very aspirational, I’d like to think I’m a smart guy like Virgil. I relate to his love for family, his sort of passion for science and technology.  I like his selflessness when it comes to the people of his city, I can’t say that I can see myself in all of his traits but I think everyone can find a shade in there that they can relate to.

Terry Mcfly: How does Static Shock differ from your previous projects?
Bernardin: Most of the work I’ve done in comics so far hasn’t been overly heroic, most of the stuff I’ve done has been straight up action adventure and a lil bit of science fiction. I’m also a TV writer, I wrote for Syfy’s Alpha’s this year, which was about grown up people doing grown up things. I’ve never been able to really write about a kid like this before, Static  is 16 years old. It gives me the chance to tap into the stuff I enjoyed reading as a kid like Spider-Man and the X-Men, also gives me the chance to give it a sort of contemporary urban flare. Static is definitely a departure from the work I’ve done before but it gives me a chance to work with the stuff that I like.

Terry Mcfly: Where do you get inspiration from when you write for a character like Static Shock?
Bernardin: My inspiration comes from books like Spiderman and Invincible, books about teen heroes. Harry Potter to a large extent as well, which is sort of a mixture of children and teenage writing. Also things that I remember from watching movies, like the idea that heroes are all about choice, a hero is somebody that chooses to do the right thing when it’s not the easiest thing to do.

Terry Mcfly: How does it feel knowing that the characters you develop will be looked up to and portrayed by people as if they’re actual people?
Bernardin: It’s humbling, the work that we do comes with a great responsibility. Every comic book is somebody’s first comic book, every story is somebody’s first story. I think also when you’re dealing with a character that is a minority, it’s a rarity in today’s market so there’s  a huge responsibility that I feel I have to the characters, to the books, to the legacy that Dwayne Mcduffie left behind. I want to do this as well as I can do a thing, I want to make this the best book as I can possibly make it so that a parent will feel comfortable giving it to a kid and a kid will feel comfortable passing it off to another friend. I want to create something that has a sense of longevity to it.

Terry Mcfly: When can we expect to see an issue of Static Shock written by you at the local comic store?
Bernardin: That’s an excellent question! I believe the second issue is on stands this month and I start on issue number 7. I’m guessing it will be available sometime in April.

Terry Mcfly: Do you have any advice to share with future African American writers looking to write comics like you one day?
Bernardin: Write as much as you can and start writing as early as you can. Also read as much as you can, it’s all about learning how to do it. There’s a talent involved but there is also a craft to it. The more you read and write, the more you take in and start to find your voice. I am a black writer but I do not only want to be viewed as a black writer, I want to be a viewed as a writer who happens to be black. Do the best that you can and the world will do its own to pitch and hold you as much as it can.

Terry Mcfly: Where can we find more information about you and also where can we find more information about Static Shock?
Bernardin: DCComics.com will be the one-stop warehouse for all static shock information. As for me, I can be found on twitter @MarcBernardin. Twitter and Facebook are the places I spend most of my online life.

Contact or share your thoughts about this article with Terry Mcfly on twitter @Terry_Mcfly

Monday, October 10, 2011

Video: "Michael" PS3 Long Live Play

This has to be one of the best PS3 commercials I've ever seen. It really connects with true gamers, you see all of your favorite characters from various games. It really creates an illusion of this world of characters living within your gaming console.

For Steve Jobs...

This is an amazing documentary dedicated to Steve Jobs, it was filmed back in 2007 during the original iPhone release. What a great tribute!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sneak Peek: "Love On Top" by Beyonce

Here's a one minute preview of Beyonce's next video "Love On Top", which will premiere next week.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Video Premiere: "Countdown" by Beyonce



Video: Armani Short Film Featuring Rihanna

Armani and Rihanna teamed up with Steven Klein to create a contemporary Film Noir short film. This video was shot in New York, it's pretty interesting. I don't know what's up with the hair but I like everything else that's goin on and the music.

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

Yesterday the entire tech world was shaken by the loss of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. I was also in shock, the amazing innovation of what he created has built a bond over the years with society. It feels like I lost a close friend or relative, that's how great of an impact Steve Jobs has had on popular culture. His passing was expected though, he lived his life to the fullest as long as he could. Steve Jobs will now and forever be remembered as one of the greatest visionaries and geniuses of our lifetime. His life story has and will continue to encourage a generation of risk takers and dream chasers. Steve Jobs 1955-2011 ...we'll miss you Steve, Thank you for representing for those of us who "Think Different."






 This was Steve Jobs very last Apple keynote before he stepped down as the CEO.

EVENT: Capcom Fright Club

Capcom has invited me to one of their upcoming events to kick off NY Comic Con. They've asked that I invite all of you as well, so if you like zombie games and cocktails, make sure you RSVP and hit me up on twitter to let me know you'll be there.

Videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen is partnering with Capcom to launch the first ever Fright Club based on their zombie titles such as Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, Resident Evil : Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil Revelations. There will be drink specials from Sailor Jerry’s rum and of course, performances by Pictureplane, Mux Mool, Beacon, and DJ Todd Pendu.


October 11th, 2011
7:00PM - 11:00PM

Sailor Jerry Open Bar 7-8pm

96 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10013

RSVP LINK: http://frightclub.eventbrite.com/ 





Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sneak Peek: "Countdown" by Beyonce

Here's a 38 second snippet of Beyonce's latest video Countdown. Judging by the footage, it looks like a very interesting video, but aren't all of her videos interesting? :-)

New Video: "Only Wanna Give it To You" By Elle Varner Featuring J. Cole

A few weeks ago, I posted this track on the site for Music Monday... now the video is finally finished and here for your enjoyment. I'm definitely feelin the vintage clothing and haircuts, dope song and very dope video!

Method Man x Sour Patch? O_o

Talk about an unexpected collaboration.... Method Man is the new front man for Sour Patch, he'll be helping to launch their new campaign "World Gone Sour". Here's the first music video titled "World Gone Sour (The lost kids), its a pretty cool collab but it also seems a bit cheesy but that's just my opinion. ENJOY!

Introducing the Apple iPhone 4S & iCloud

As many of you may have heard by now, Apple didn't announce the iPhone 5 today, instead they've announced a few price drops, the addition of Sprint as a carrier, and also a new variation of the iPhone 4. The new iPhone 4 is pretty impressive and definitely worth picking up if you don't already own one.


Apple also announced that they would be adding Siri voice command to their phones and the addition of iCloud for iOS5 users.

Meet Siri


Introducing iCloud

Documentary: Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution #OccupyWallstreet

Here's a very interesting and informative documentary about the social movement/protest taking place on wall street right now.

Here's a description directly from the source:
"We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation. This idea to occupy the financial district in New York City was inspired by recent uprisings in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and Tunisia which most of us were following online. Despite of the corporate media's effort to silence the protests, and Yahoo's attempt to to censor it in e-mail communication, the occupation is growing in numbers and spreading to other cities in the US and abroad."

Find the latest news, learn how to participate and support:
occupywallst.org

Here's another video that I found yesterday from the scene on wall street, very powerful message indeed.

A young law student lies down in protest in front of a major bank on September 24, 2011. Chanting, "I am not moving!" and, "This is the bank that took my parents home!" he peacefully submits to the authorities.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Music Monday: "Happened to Me" by Olivia

Today marks the release of Olivia’s next single, “Happened to Me.” Produced by Big Sound Music, Olivia continues to bring the heat with “Happened to Me,” the follow-up to Olivia’s successful ballad “December.”



I'm definitely feelin the beat on this track, I'm sure she will find more success with this new single. Check out the song below and also a video of it's production.



The Making of Olivia's "What Happened to Me"




Music Monday: "I Got A Story to Tell"

The Life + Times takes us into the life of brooklyn rapper Theophilus London. Take a look at his day to day routine as he goes from concert to concert and explains his own personal style.


Music Monday: "Who You Are" by Jessie J

This song officially made me a Jessie J fan. I knew she could sing but she just never really captured my interest before. I love the message in this song along with her amazing vocals. Check out the video below and I guarantee you'll be looking for more of her music after.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Event: Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays

At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.

 

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052


Click here to view the full schedule


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