As previously shown in the trailer to their soon approaching HBO special On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z, the two will be starring in Bang Bang, a trilogy of short films directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. A quick look at his Vimeo account shows some of his work, which have strong film-noir influences.
Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer. Below, we’re in conversation with the steadfast director—also known for his black-and-white campaigns for RRL by Ralph Lauren—about Bang Bang’s conception and what it’s like to direct contemporary music’s most iconic performers.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has introduced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called the “best iPhones” the company has ever produced.
The iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches diagonally and the iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches, compared to the iPhone 5S size of 4 inches. The phones are thinner than ever: 6.9 mm for the iPhone 6 and 7.1 mm for the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Apple is also selling silicone and leather cases.
Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller explained at its much anticipated event today that the glass front curves around the side of the phones, meeting the anodized aluminum backing.
iPhone 6 will start retail at $199 and iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299.
For those who are looking forward to their collaboration project, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan keep the chemistry going with another joint track. Pull up, and press play.
Last night, The Fader and Vitamin Water showcase went down in the A with Future as the performing act. During his set, he was joined by B.o.B. (“Ready” and “We Still In This Bitch”) and Rae Sremmurd (“No Flex Zone”). Spencer Clements comes through with the highlights. via Rapradar
G-Unit on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club.
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Tiera Marie mushes Ray J for flaunting his new girl and his relationship in front of her. This episode may be better than #LAHHATL In I’ts entirety
Jeezy’s new album ” Seen It All ” :An Autobiography touched down in stores yesterday and our sister station. The breakfast club came down and broadcasted live from Frank Ski’s for the release for his album. The turnout was amazing and the album itself Is a banger.
Shout out the The Breakfast Club’s own DJ Envy, Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and Young Jeezy for broadcasting live from a private location in Atlanta. Young Jeezy came by did an interview and showed loved to the lucky listeners who one exclusive passes to eat breakfast and be in the building!
The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man’s attorney told CNN.
In the recording, a quick series of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then another quick succession of shots.
Forensic audio expert Paul Ginsberg analyzed the recording and said he detected at least 10 gunshots — a cluster of six, followed by four.
” I was very concerned about that pause … because it’s not just the number of gunshots, it’s how they’re fired,” the man’s attorney, Lopa Blumenthal, told CNN’s Don Lemon. “And that has a huge relevance on how this case might finally end up.”
With no introduction needed, Beyoncé closed out this evening’s VMAs with a medley of her current LP, BEYONCÉ. Afterward, she was presented the ‘Michael Jackson Vanguard Award’ by hubby Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy. Hey Mrs. Carter!