October 15, 1986, the New York Mets came from a three run deficit in the 9th and beat the Houston Astros in 16 innings to win the pennant. This film recreates the Mets’ infamous post-game celebration: from champagne in the jacuzzi to the destruction of a perfectly good Ozark Airlines DC10. Starring the voices of Lenny Dykstra, Dwight Gooden, Kevin Mitchell, and Darryl Strawberry. Directed, illustrated and animated by James Blagden
NOISEY Bompton: Growing up with Kendrick Lamar (Part 1)
Compton, California, is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated locales, the birthplace of acts like N.W.A. and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar. It’s also home to a complicated gang culture. Noisey Bompton centers around Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with on the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ n the first of six segments, we sit down with Kendrick to talk about his acclaimed albums, pay a visit to his high school, Centennial, and get to know his childhood friend Lil L.
Noisey Bompton is a new documentary made by the people who brought you Noisey Atlanta and Noisey Chiraq. It’s the first episode in an eight part series, NOISEY, on VICE’s upcoming TV network VICELAND. Each episode focuses on a different city, its major stars, and the stories and issues that influence its music scene.
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3 Words … HA-LAR-IOUS!!!
New short film celebrating Compton, the city that inspired 2016 GRAMMY nominee Kendrick Lamar and helped make him the artist he is today.
Illegal drifting on public streets has achieved cult status in Saudi Arabia by now. At the same time car accidents are one of the main causes of death there, especially among young people. The problem is so massive that the Saudi government is implementing extra hard punishments for drifting on public streets. But there are alternatives. Professional drives have started academies and in doing so are trying to make drifting a professional sport.
What’s it take to put a tour together? Go behind the scenes with J. Cole’s crew and see how they keep things running smoothly.
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming premieres Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10PM on HBO. 2014 Forest Hills Drive album available now.
Last Monday, the first part of Sold Out hit the Internet. The subsequent parts rolled out over the rest of the week, but if you’ve been patiently waiting to take in the entire project in one sitting, your day has come. Above you’ll find the full-length cut of Sold Out, with all four parts edited into a single cohesive whole.
If you need a reminder about the story unfolding, here’s Complex Style’s associate editor Karizza Sanchez:
In 1994, James Jebbia opened the first Supreme location in a small storefront on Lafayette Street in New York. At the time, Supreme was a brand for skaters by skaters—even the design for the shop was more open so skaters could come right in with their skateboards. But today, 21 years later, Supreme is a legendary streetwear brand that’s cultivated a cult following well beyond that original fan base. Continuing to release product in tightly controlled, limited amounts, the brand is as big as it wants to be in New York, Los Angeles, and London; a titan in Japan—arguably its largest market.
Complex has covered Supreme for well over a decade (Complex was founded in 2002). Most of it was from afar; we wrote about releases or lookbooks. But for the last year or so, our Complex News team has been reporting from the Lafayette Street shop to cover in-store launches. Every story was the same: Lines snaked around the block, kids camped out for hours or days, sometimes even in subfreezing temperatures, just to get any Supreme item. Each Thursday drop was chaos. In April 2014, the NYPD canceled the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One in-store launch at the NYC flagship after a riot nearly broke out earlier that day.
But there was something much bigger here. We learned that many were in line to purchase gear that they’d later flip online for big profits, selling apparel and other items for as much as 1,200 percent above retail value. “We started to get to know these people and realized there was a business here and real money to be made,” explains Emily Oberg, Complex Editorial Producer and one of the directors of this documentary. While the reselling market is hardly new, and people have been selling Supreme online for years, it’s yet to be the focus of serious investigation—until now.
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Noisey meets the UK’s first Lesbian dancehall artist. Inspired by Vybz Kartel, Deanz is on a mission to tackle homophobia through dancehall music. Although some popular dancehall songs contain homophobic themes, from her love of women to her explicit lyrics, Deanz has a lot more in common with some of her favourite male dancehall artists than they’d care to imagine.
Neighborhood boxing has been going on in The Bronx for decades. Gather up some folks from the neighborhood, get a few kids to throw some gloves on and charge everybody $5 to watch. Now, two men are taking it to a different level. With support from 50 Cent and prizes like automobiles for top winners, underground boxing is making a big push in the BX.
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Interesting to say the least.
Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Keith Ape made hip-hop history with the international hit “It G Ma” fusing Japanese and Korean lyrics with an Atlanta trap sound.
After bringing their anime and Asian influenced styles to multiple tours across the US and Canada, Keith Ape and his Cohort Crew have become admired by American and international fans and artists alike.
Take a journey through Yonkers with Jada!
“New York is the greatest city on the planet, I think. But you’re not a New Yorker if you don’t wake up some days and be like ‘man, fuck this place.’”
In the third episode of Stay Melo we stick around New York City and hit Melo’s personal gym at Terminal 23 to see him get ready for the season with former teammate Iman Shumpert. Then we head to Red Hook, Brooklyn to track down Melo’s childhood home and visit the studio of street artist Swoon. Along the way Melo dishes on his relationship with New York and struggles with the media.
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I think I’m a Lil D!icky fan…
Noisey presents a new documentary exploring the story behind seminal rap track ‘Fuck Tha Police’ by NWA.
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella from the group about the circumstances that led to the making of the song, as well as police officers from the Compton gang unit at the time and lifelong Compton citizens who felt the impact of the song in their neighborhoods.