Unfortunately the collection won’t be available until at least September of 2014, but it’s always interesting to get a glimpse of where car manufacturers are hoping to take their products and their brands. If the Black Label Collection is in fact an indication of Lincoln’s future, it’s one that will certainly be making a statement in the years to come.
The annual tradition this time around features models Alek Wek, Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fintana, Karolina Kurkova and Miranda Kerr with photography by Patrick Demarchelier andPeter Lindbergh. The photoshoot so far focuses on the natural beauty of the models, with them wearing plain, simple underwear and men’s shirts and sweaters,
Formerly the M3 and now the M4, BMW debuts a concept of the upcoming and iconic performance coupe at this year’s Concours d’Elegance bringing an aggressive new design, but still a Bimmer through and through. Muscular and streamlined, the car is just dripping in carbon fiber and aerodynamic upgrades including a carbon fiber roof, front splitter, and tailpipes. No word on the powertrain just yet, though we’ll be sure to get you updated look (and specs) when BMW unveils the production M4. Images of the M4 Concept are available after the jump.
“Some people have so little going on in their lives, that they would rather discuss others…. Don’t be one of those people!”
Def Jam co-founder and music mogul Russell Simmons has announced the launch of a new YouTube channel, All Def Digital, a collaboration between Rush Digital Media, Simmons’ media company, and Dreamworks Animation subsidiary Awesomeness TV, one of the most teen-trafficked video platforms. Partnered with Google/YouTube and GlobalGrind.com, All Def Digital will serve as a new source for urban music, comedy, and spoken word.
“I’ve worked my entire professional life to promote up-and-coming talent and the new art forms they create and YouTube is the perfect platform for this new generation,” wrote Simmons in a press release. “Just as our talent will benefit from being able to engage directly with their fans, YouTube will benefit from having a network that reflects the incredible diversity of the new America.”
All Def Digital will host original series including “Odd World: MellowHigh,” which follows hip-hop trio MellowHigh (Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, and Domo Genesis) as they record their next EP and tour the country with the rest of Odd Future; “B-Rock,” an animated series that re-imagines Barack Obama in the White House; and “Dr. Reasons,” a couples-counseling show helmed by YouTube phenom Spoken Reasons (born John A. Baker, Jr.).
There are also plans in the works for original music programming in the form of All Def Music, which is scheduled for debut sometime this fall, and All Def Poetry, which will showcase spoken word videos.
This announcement follows the July unveiling of All Def Music, a “record” label helmed by Simmons, Steve Rifkind (CEO and partner of All Def Music), and film director/producer Brian Robbins (founder and president of Varsity Pictures, director of “Hardball,” “Varsity Blues”), focused on the development and promotion of artists via YouTube.
Michelle Obama has helped put together a new rap album in an effort to inspire healthy living. The first lady teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America to make the record – titled Songs for a Healthier America – as part of her “Let’s Move!” program, Politico reports, and the album sports tracks with titles like “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv.”
Songs for a Healthier America features artists including Ashanti, DMC of Run-D.M.C., Jordin Sparks and Doug E. Fresh, and according to Pitchfork, Matisyahu, Ariana Grande and Blink-182‘s Travis Barker contribute as a trio named Salad Bar. New York Knicks basketball player Iman Schumpert appears on a track, and Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band also contributes to the record. Unfortunately, Obama won’t be laying down rhymes for the new album; she’ll only be making video cameos.
Kids in New York City will get a first look, with 10 music videos set for distribution in the city. Other major cities will receive the music videos afterwards. Full track listing of Songs for a Healthier America follows below.
“Everybody” feat. Jordin Sparks, Doug E Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Artie Green, Dr. Oz and the Hip Hop Doc
“U R What You Eat” feat. Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker)
“Let’s Move” feat. Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins, Easy AD
“Just Believe” feat. Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova, Chauncey Hawkins
“Veggie Luv” feat. Monifah and J Rome
“Hip Hop FEET (Finding Exercise Energy Thresholds)” feat. DMC, Artie Green, and Chauncey Hawkins
“Stronger” feat. Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time, Nils Lofgren
“Give Myself a Try” feat. Ryan Beatty
“Jump Up (It’s a Good Day) Let’s Move version” feat. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
“Hip Hop LEAN” feat. Artie Green
“Pass the Rock” feat. Iman Schumpert and Artie Green
“Good Living” feat. Ashton Jones
“Beautiful” feat. Daisy Grant and Artie Green
“Change the Game” feat. The Happiness Club and Naledge
“Wanna Jump (Let’s Move)” feat. Paul Burch and WPA Ballclub
“Mother May I?” feat. Amelia Robinson
“We Like Vegetables” feat. Los Barkers!
“Get Up Sit Up” feat. Ian James and Ricky Baitz
“One Step Forward” feat. Samite