MOTO G

The phone packs a 4.5″ 720p screen, 8-16GBs of storage, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and upgrade path to Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The best thing is the price: $179 ($199 for the 16GB).

COIN

Coin is your credit card on steroids, it has the ability to hold all your cards (including gift and loyalty cards) and lets you use them all on one single card. This is done by attaching a card reader to your smartphone, taking a photo of your card, and it’s immediately available on your Coin card. Multiple cards are accessed simply by pressing a button on the card and Coin tells you which card you’re using on the card’s display and if you happen to leave your card behind, it uses Bluetooth to notify your phone if your card isn’t in your wallet. You can pre-order a card today for $55 and once it hits production next summer the cards will cost $100.

Big Sean (@BigSean) Risk Vlog

Big Sean is back with another entry in his vlog series directed by Zeno Jones. This one has Big Sean talking about risk.

Flo-Rida (@official_flo) – How I Feel

Flo-Rida debuts the official video for his new single How I Feel directed by Shane Drake. This video was shot at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

EXCLUSIVE: JERMAINE DUPRI ON EDM, CAREER, AND MARIAH CAREY

Jermaine Dupri has been everywhere lately, and that’s definitely not a bad thing when the industry legend is also a resident DJ at Tryst Nightclub. JD has been on-hand for some major events lately, including the official fight after-party for WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, as well as JD’s own birthday, where guests got to party alongside superstars like Ne-Yo and Dave Chappelle.

Amidst all the craziness, we caught up with JD this week to answer a quick Q&A with some key questions about his work and the EDM industry. Check out the results below, and be sure to reserve tickets to his show this Saturday, at Tryst Nightclub. (RESERVE)

WS: Most people know you primarily as a music producer and songwriter. When and how did you get into DJing and what drew you to having a DJ residency at Tryst Nightclub?

JDDJing was the thing I wanted to do before I became the producer everyone knows. I was in Vegas working with Usher and we went out one night and we hit all the clubs and I was like man!!! It would be cool if I got a residency out here. I guess I wished it into existence.

 

(Comedians Dave Chappelle (L) and Finesse Mitchell (R) with Jermaine Dupri at Tryst Nightclub for JD’s birthday party.)

WS: How does Tryst and the Las Vegas atmosphere differ from all the other clubs you have played around the world?

JD: It’s the most exciting atmosphere of them all because it’s always people from everywhere!! which gives you the opportunity to go deeper with your love of music, and the dj booth is outside haaaaaaa

Even with his busy residency schedule, the industry veteran is not interested in slowing down anytime soon. He’s currently in the middle of Mariah Carey’s single release for “The Art of Letting Go,” which the songstress will be performing on Jimmy Fallon tonight. After being named Carey’s new manager in October, the talented duo has been working closely on the Mariah’s highly anticipated new album.

WS: Everyone knows about your involvement in Mariah Carey’s new album. How are you influencing the development of Mariah’s new record, and can we expect any EDM-inspired elements?

JD:With the new MC album I did my own songs as I always do as a producer, but this time I’m in with her as her manager, working with her and the other producers.

(Tim Bradley and JD after Bradley’s championship win against Marquez. Official fight after-party held at Tryst Nightclub.)
Dupri is known by many as one of the most successful producers and songwriters in the biz, having previously worked on such Carey classics as “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby.” On the non-production front, he recently helped JBL launch their new Synchro S700 headphones, hosting their “Dare to Listen” event in Los Angeles. The event featured a DJ set by Dupri to celebrate the new specially formulated headphones that recreate the live-music experience.

WS:What are your thoughts on the explosion of dance music in popular culture, and how has its’ development shaped your work personally?

JD: I love what dance music has done for the DJ. It’s really made one of the most important people in the history of the club, feel the way they’ve always wanted too. And for me, it’s made me wanna take the production aspect to another level.

 

(Jermaine Dupri and Daddy Yankee at the DJ’s birthday party at Tryst Nightclub earlier this year.)

WS: You’ve worked with a multitude of talented artists. Who are some of the people you have vibed best with in the studio?

JD: Mariah and I in the studio is always a great vibe. Me and Usher…Everyone that I work with [most frequently] always [has] a great vibe.

 

Reporting by Emily Goldberg

Lakers (@Lakers) Sellout Streak Ends At 320

IM SO SAD TO SEE THIS COME TO AN END !!

Not only will the Los Angeles Lakers try to start a new winning streak when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, they will look to start a new sellout streak as well.

For the first time since the 2006-07 season, the Lakers failed to bring in a capacity crowd for their 116-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, snapping a sellout streak of 270 regular season home games (and 320 consecutive games, including the playoffs). The attendance for the Pelicans game was 18,426, about 500 short of the full house of 18,997 that Staples Center had become accustomed to hosting for nearly seven years of Lakers games.

Coincidentally, the last time the Lakers failed to sell out at home also came against New Orleans on Dec. 6, 2006, the season that New Orleans and Oklahoma City split time as the home of the Hornets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Eight teams — the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder — have sold out all of their home games played so far in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

The Lakers are the top road draw in the league this season, however, with teams that are hosting Pau Gasol and company actually selling 100.3 percent of their total capacity through the Lakers’ first five away games.

The Lakers have a limited number of tickets, in various price ranges, available for most of their home games the remainder of the season, according to a team spokesman.