YG Hits the Studio with Justin Bieber, Rita Ora


YG and Justin Bieber

YG’s Krazy Life is getting crazier by the day. After collaborating with Snootie Wild and Sevyn Streeter, hip-hop’s new go-to guy recently hit the studio with Justin Bieber.
“LA …. The young thug @justinbieber,” tweeted YG, who will perform at the Budweiser Made in America Festival in L.A. and Philadelphia in August.
Rita Ora has also enlisted the services of the Compton MC for her upcoming sophomore album. The two rocked matching red outfits during a recent session.
The British bombshell has collaborated with Prince, Macklemore, DJ Mustard, and Diplo on the follow-up to her 2012 debut, due in September.
Check out more pics of YG and his high-profile collaborators.


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Video: Machine Gun Kelly f/ Wiz Khalifa – ‘Mind of a Stoner’

Wiz Khalifa and MGK 

 

Bad Boy and Taylor Gang set the screen ablaze in the video for “Mind of a Stoner,” Machine Gun Kelly’s smokers’ anthem off his 2013 mixtape Black Flag.

After losing his job and feeling down on his luck, the Cleveland rapper makes his way to the bus stop, where he runs into Wiz Khalifa, who helps him ease his mind by offering him some weed.

MGK sits there all day, blunt in hand, venting to anyone who comes by. By 7 p.m., he’s smoked all his troubles away and says “I’m good.”

Plus, look for a cameo from “Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel aka Topanga.

 

Future ft Pharrell, Pusha T at ‘Move That Dope’ Video Shoot


Pusha T and Future

Just days after debuting his street anthem “Move That Dope,” Future hit the streets of downtown L.A. to shoot the music video with director Benny Boom. Clad in all black, the Freebandz rapper sat on top of a parked Jeep Wrangler in a grimy alleyway with Pusha T and Pharrell by his side.

Skateboard P rocked his famous Vivienne Westwood hat and BBC hoodie as he posted up against the vehicle and caught up with jeweler Ben Baller.

The Mike WiLL Made It-produced song is set to appear on Future’s upcoming sophomore album Honest, which also features Drake, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj.

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics from the “Dope” shoot below.


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How to Take Better Photographs

Edited by Mehboub Weezy Khan

Many people think they will improve their photography by buying a spiffy new camera. In photography, technique is more important than equipment. In addition, taking good pictures is something anyone can do with any camera, if you practice enough and avoid some common mistakes.

Part 1 of 8: Understanding Your Camera

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    Read the camera's manual. Learn what each control, switch, button, and menu item does. Learn the basic actions, such as using the flash (on, off, and auto), zooming in and out, and using the shutter button. Some cameras come with a printed beginners manual but also offer a free larger manual on the manufacturer's website.

Part 2 of 8: Getting Started

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Set the camera's resolution to take high quality photos at the highest resolution possible. Low-resolution images are more difficult to alter later; it also means that you cannot crop as enthusiastically as you could with a higher-resolution version (and still end with something printable). Upgrade to a bigger memory card. If you don't want to or can't afford to buy a new one, then use the "fine" quality setting, if your camera has one, with a smaller resolutionTake Better Photographs Step 3.jpg 


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    Start with setting your camera to one of its automatic modes, if you have a choice. Most useful is "Program" or "P" mode on digital SLRs. Ignore advice to the contrary which suggests that you operate your camera fully manually; the advances in the last fifty years in automatic focusing and metering have not happened for nothing. If your photos come out poorly focused or poorly exposed, then start operating certain functions manually.

Big Sean Models Fall Fashion for GQ


Big Sean 

Big Sean is getting fresh for fall. From turtlenecks to sweatpants, the Detroit MC models 15 of the season’s freshest looks for GQ magazine’s November issue. In the stylish spread, “hip-hop’s wittiest loudmouth” sports tailored shirts, sweaters, sports jackets, and fedoras by designers including Ermenegildo Zegna, J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Paul Stuart.
“I’m in @GQ mag this month modeling fall Fashion… Wearing clothes I wouldn’t usually wear but I guess sexy models have to do that sometimes more pics inside,” said Sean, whose sophomore album Hall of Fame debuted at No. 3.
With this album, he set out to prove a point. “It’s fucking crazy that people think I’m just this ass man, talking about ass-quakes and ass-shakes all day,” the “Dance (A$$)” hitmaker told the men’s magazine. “This time I wanted to get my points across, instead of just showing how good I can rap.”
Check out more pics of the dapper rapper below. 



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Photo credit: GQ/Mei Tao