Make your own music video with new app: Triller

Ever watch a music video and think, “I could do that”? Now you can, using a new app called Triller. Triller – which launched in July – is turning anyone with an iPhone into a director by automating the most difficult part of making a music video: editing.

Triller breaks down the music video making process into just a few easy steps. First, you pick a song – either from the app’s library or your own music library – then you select which part of the song you want to use. The default length is 12 seconds but videos can be as short as a couple seconds or as long as the full song. Then you record a few takes as the song plays out loud so you can sing or dance along. Once you’re finished with your takes, you simply click the Triller logo and the app edits the takes and your song snippet into a professional-looking music video. Within the app, you can send the video to a friend or share the video to Instagram, Twitter, or any other social network.

The app makes music video shooting seem effortless, but behind the scenes Triller developers David Leiberman and Sammy Rubin enlisted the help of celebrated music video director Colin Tilley. Tilley, who won Best Director at this year’s VMA’s for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” video, helped design the app’s 14 custom filters and worked on the auto-editing algorithm to make it edit like a talented human editor.

Developer Rubin says he has big plans for the app, which is currently available on iOS. “Exciting things are on the horizon for Triller. We’ll start small with new filters and effects, but then we’ll be getting a lot more ambitious,” he told me.

Already, Triller’s taking off in the music industry: Russell Simmons and Rita Ora made Triller videos, and former flames Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appeared in separate Trillers. And though he’s not a musician, my favorite Triller video came from Kevin Hart, who showed how he was “Finna Get Loose” for his fiancee’s birthday. Diddy must have liked it too – he reposted it:

Download Triller for free here to see what you what kind of music video you can make.

Listen Here: The Maino And Stephanie Santiago Episode of Tax Season

Maino and the Loud Speaker Network’s own Stephanie Santiago join Tax in the studio to discuss sex, holding your man down while he does a bid, why Maino is the King of Brooklyn and whether he’s still a goon.

There are a host of topics they go into, and so you really need to be listening heavy on this episode!

[Mixtape] Tasman Holloway – Ocean Vibes EP hosted by Adrian Swish

Seattle rapper Tasman Holloway has released his new project entitled ‘Ocean Vibes’ hosted by Adrian Swish. Tasman Holloway’s new 14 track project features new music with J-Key, Eazy EQ and more. Checkout Tasman Holloway’s new project ‘Ocean Vibes’ hosted by Adrian Swish below.


Listen Here: [Mixtape] Adrian Swish Presents: On The Set: Crips & Bloods

Adrian Swish of Tha Alumni Music Group has been on the Hip-Hop scene for awhile doing PR, hosting mixtapes and most recently managing the career of rising Compton artist, AD. What hasn’t been seen is the time he has spent in the hoods of Los Angeles, talking to the people living a lifestyle, most only see on TV screens involving 2 sets, the Crips and the Bloods. What he found was, that there was something going on that the mainstream media wasn’t reporting. While most of what you hear and see is the violence between the two gangs, there is also a new rising of unity between the two entities, as they have found that they can respect and love each other, no matter what side they represent through. “On The Set: Crips & Bloods” is the mirror of this new reality.

The project starts off with a nod to the 1993 classic, “Bangin On Wax” with a track from an original member of the Bloods & Crips group, Big Wy. Fresh off the remix of YG’s, “Bickin’ Back Bein’ Bool”, the OG Blood releases an aggressive record, “Day Onez”. Joined by Compton’s Blue Pit, AD, the track keeps in line with the lineage of gangsta rap coming out of the Los Angeles for decades, while still using some of the popular bounce of today. Other features include AD, Bricc Baby, RJ, Dave East, Icewear Vezzo, DUBB, Slim 400, King Trell, Glasses Malone, Savuge, Jay Worthy, Earl Swavey, HopOut, Smoove, Hitta J3, G Perico and more. Most of Production is provided by emerging producer Larry Jayy, other producers include Imfamous Beats, David Wesson, Boomer, Mr Freeze, and Beat Lee.

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Watch here: Consequence on The Breakfast Club

Check out Consequence’s return to Power 105’s Breakfast ClubCons discusses mending things with Kanye West, Q-Tip + G.O.O.D. Music, being on Love & Hip Hop, ghostwriting and much more. It seems like Cons has been slowly bringing himself back into the limelight, and that the rest of 2015+2016 will really be his year. Don’t sleep on the kid…

Also, Consequence surprised his son Caiden with a Skype call from Uncle Kanye who called him to wish him a happy 4th birthday. His cousin Q-Tip was able to stop by the birthday celebration of the future musician and gave him a guitar lesson.


Come, Compete, Conquer: Geekletes Is The Future

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

A lot of people equate that saying to “dreamers.” They misinterpret it thinking that means doing what you love equals never having to work for it or at it, in order to reach the level of “success” those who live by it aim for. Or that turning your passion into a profession will taint the love. Wrong. If that does happen you have to ask, did you truly love it in the first place?

Danny Martin II, co-founder of Geekletes, exudes passion in a way that can only be truly sustained by loving what you do. The love of technology. The love of gaming. The love of constantly testing/pushing yourself as an entrepreneur and the possibilities within that realm of creating opportunities for others.

This is the foundation of Geekletes, its platform and its team.

What is Geekletes?  Depends on who you’re asking.

Game lovers with an entrepreneurial mindset and tournament/league hosts will view it as an incredible technology platform that allows them to not only host their own tournaments, leverage an entire network of active gamers while offering possible monetary compensation but the ability to do so at a fraction of the costs in a live gaming environment. Through multiple subscription options, hosts can choose exactly what they want/need from Geekletes in order to fully maximize the platform.

For millions of gamers, it is a user friendly web application that will allow them to “Come, Compete and Conquer” throughout multiple genres including: Sports (NBA 2K, Madden, FIFA, WWE 2K) Racing (Forza) Fighting (Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter, UFC) Shooters (Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo) in 1-on-1 matches or large tournaments on a daily, weekly and monthly basis earning bragging rights as well as extra cash.

Some may view Geekletes as a job opportunity, either as an employer or an employee.

“We believe in building communities and supporting entrepreneurs. This platform will create jobs for the numerous individuals who game and for those who would like to host tournaments. Geekletes allows me to work in the realm and excitement of gaming by taking it to the professional level. I believe in the vision of Geekletes as the hub of gaming and the device that will change the perception of this activity from a pastime to a skill.” – Brittney Seals, Associate Marketing Director

Others may see Geekletes as groundbreaking in the fast growing eSports world and beyond.

“I think Geekletes has a great chance of becoming a Market Leader in a fairly new unprecedented industry” – Marquel Russell, Chief Marketing Officer.

Geekletes will change the gaming in the way that people view gaming. The goal is to turn gaming into a sport. Where the less physically inclined kids will have something they can compete in. For the gaming industry it will become the one stop shop for gamers and tournament hosts ” Lydia Reddic, Associate Production Director

Those outside of the gaming world will see how Geekletes has a positive impact on their community.

“I want to succeed for the simple fact that it’ll cause a ripple effect within my community. If I fail chances are, others will be reluctant to take the creative leap. This why we are plagued with complacency” – Danny Martin II, co-founder of Geekletes #DRM2

I guess doing what you love can become more than work, more than a hobby – maybe it can lead to changing an entire industry?

If you want to learn more about Geekletes or support the Kickstarter campaign visit here.

Be sure to stay connected | Twitter @Geekletes | IG @Geekletes |

Listen Here: The Desus And Kid Mero Episode of Tax Season

Just as promised, Taxstone is back this week, and this time he has The Bronx in the building for the special occasion. He decided to bring in his #UncommonSense castments Desus and Kid Mero for an epic conversation about pre-gentrified New York, what it’s like working for MTV, telling Ja Rule “…not really”, never sleeping on Albanians, why to always be afraid of older Spanish men who aren’t afraid to talk shit. Obviously, that’s not all so make sure to tune in for this special episode.

Watch Here: AD – JUICE ( Co Directed by JDFilms x Echosworld)

Compton rapper AD releases the highly anticipated visual to his hit single “JUICE” co/ directed by JD Films x Echosworld. Managed by The Alumni’s Adrian Swish, AD has been gunning for next in line, and this video just proves his worthiness to take that spot.

Apparently, AD told HipHopDX that he’s working on a remix with “Juice”, and it was feature Game, Ty Dolla $ign, and others. For now, enjoy this video and let us know what you think in the comments below.




Listen Here: Fucc The Police – Dave East (Produced by Tha Jerm)

Adrian Swish Presents: On the Set: Crips & Bloods. We head to the east coast to get the perspective of Harlem, New York  rapper Dave East, version of survival in his neighborhood and their constant dealings with the overwhelming police activity in this new record called “Fucc The Police”, produced by Tha Jerm..

Listen Here: The Lost Episode of Tax Season

This week is an off week for the legend that is Taxstone. He’s out celebrating his birthday someplace exotic right now. But the folks over at The Loud Speakers Network knew they couldn’t leave anyone hanging. Their master engineer Samir Karam whipped something up from an episode back in May they thought was gone due to some technical issues they were facing that day. The episode has the stripper and burgeoning mogul Cardi B, and has a visit from Combat Jack and Vida Bella. Enjoy the episode but be sure they will be back next week with a brand new episode to break the Internets.