VH1 Moving Ahead on TLC Biopic

You might recall last December’s news from VH1, announcing that the network was developing a biopic on pop/ hip hop/ R&B group TLC. Skip ahead about a year later, to tonight’s news that the project is still very much alive, and, in fact, is set to begin shooting in early 2013, with casting underway. From a VH1 press release, screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With ItSet it OffBeauty Shop) has penned the screenplay for the film, which is currently untitled, and it’s said that Chilli and T-Boz have signed on as consultants and executive producers of the movie, along with Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina, as well asAlexander Motlagh for Pop FilmsJeff Olde and Jill Holmes are serving as executive producers for VH1, on what is currently being called Untitled TLC Biopic.

VH1 says that the feature film is the first in a series of scripted music-focused TV movies that will air on VH1. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in early 2013, with casting in full swing; although no word on what actors are in the running; whether they’re looking at known actors, or fresh faces.

Stay tuned…

adidas Basketball – The Return of D Rose: Episode 6 – All In

To round out their recent Return of D Rose visual series, today we take a look at adidas Basketball’s sixth and final episode. During the clip, the Bulls point guard reflects on the documentary as well as his coinciding journey and immense fan support. Some of the more inspiring tweets related to Rose’s path to recovery were chosen to grace the footage, as they are shown throughout the on-hand aesthetic. Press play below to check out the final installment.



First impressions are everything and few have greater impact than a hip-hop artist’s debut album. Part of the reason why rap debuts are so revered is because they present the first opportunity to judge an artist’s singular body of work. But there’s also an unspoken pressure here. Historically, so many rap debuts are so damn good, and anyone looking to make their first foray into a career within the genre has a lot to live up to.
Whether it’s Dr. Dre changing the sound of hip-hop production with The Chronic or Clipse ushering in a new era of urgent lyricism on Lord Willin’ two decades later, time has shown that many do, in fact, live up to these pressures. A rapper’s initial offering can often have a massive influence on subsequent releases, and culture in general. Sometimes that first album is the most significant of an artist’s career. If it seems like the scales of appreciation are tipped in favor of debuts, it’s because they are. There’s a reason whyJay-Z calls Reasonable Doubt his “baby.” There’s a reason why Raekwon still can’t escape the shadow of OnlyBuilt 4 Cuban Linx. Rappers essentially have their entire lives to make their first album, and it shows—in some releases more than others. We decided to get to the bottom of the never-ending discussion about rap’s greatest debuts. It was tough, like any list of this scope, but we got it down to 50 surefire classics, from past and present, and we’ve ranked them as well. Is Illmatic No. 1? Which artists who dropped their first LP in the past decade made the cut? Read on to find out all of that, and more. These are The 50 Greatest Debut Albums in Hip-Hop History.


Ronnie Fieg for Sebago to Release Two Iroquois Lux Boots


Ronnie Fieg for Sebago has created a tradition of fresh, Native American-inspired footwear. The latest collection from the Queens native and Michigan-based footwear brand has resulted in two luxe, yet durable takes on the classic Iroquois boot. Each boot features removable fringe and Vibram soles, while the olive colorway is made from soft-to-touch nubuck; the denim edition complements with a mixed-material upper of denim and nubuck. You can anticipate a release date of Wednesday, November 28, at all Kith NYC locations, as well as a $180 price tag per pair.

[via Kith NYC]

Tumblr Now One of the 10 Most Popular Websites in America

Tumblr is now the ninth most-trafficked websites in the U.S, according to a study by Quantcast. It has been five years since Tumblr entered the social networking game, and as of this year the web boasts an U.S. audience of more than 61.3 million people. Tumblr received over 170 million unique visitors worldwide in the past month.

Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp wrote about Tumblr’s latest accomplishment on the company’s blog:

“This isn’t meant to be a brag — though you should definitely try our new Android and iOS apps if you haven’t yet — but a credit to all of your brilliant creative efforts. You guys have earned an audience bigger than the biggest TV networks, and you continue to make some of the most thought provoking, insightful, inspiring, funny, diverse, and compelling content being created today.”

Check out the full breakdown of Tumblr’s Quantcast stats here.

[via Venture Beat]