Watch: Allen York x The Trackoholics, “Toast”

Harlem’s Allen York releases new visual for upbeat single “Toast.”  The “music movie” chronicles the highs and lows of the average citizen living their lives.  Portraying everything from a young lady’s laptop refusing to start up (an issue I’m sure most of us can relate to), to nailing a job interview and being offered a job, to a young couple discovering they’re expecting a baby. The heartening visual ends on a positive note.

“Toast” is off Allen York’s Happy EP, a collab project with The Trackoholics.
-Ayara Pommells (@YahYahNah)

Facebook Will Now Share Advertising Revenue With Video Creators

Creators of Facebook make a move designed to attract more polished content and more ads by sharing it’s ad revenue with creative members

Facebook is finally getting serious about making money from with their users. The popular social network announced last week that it would begin sharing ad revenue with video creators and if successful it will make them a competitor of online video sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

Up until now, Facebook has only promoted video ads into users’ news feeds. The new feature, called “Suggested Videos”, will include ads between professionally produced content from major media companies similar to TV commercials.

The revenue-sharing model Facebook unveiled Wednesday is similar to YouTube’s, in that Facebook will keep 45% of the revenue. Unlike YouTube, however, video producers will recieve a much smaller cut after facebook collects.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Watch New Visual For Band Gang’s “Ham”


The Family’s rap collective Band Gang has generated millions of views online and are in position to take their city by storm

Recently at one of their videos the Detroit Police came through in full force with helicopters and riot police to stop the commotion caused by heavy support of their fans at their video shoot. Detroit’s own, Band Gang, is known for causing a scene in their hometown and having just been banned from from Detroit’s Hot 107.5 Summer Jam.

With some members still in high school, their connection to the youth of the streets is undeniable. Band Gang is prepping for their release of their Young Kings Project dropping June 30th hosted by DJ Cassius Caine and RJ Lamont. Check out the previously released video for “Ham” and the single from the Young Kings’s Mixtape dubbed “2 Bad Bitches” featuring Detroit’s own Icewear Vezzo and produced by veteran producer Cassius Jay.

Second Video Emerges From Pool Party in Texas

McKinney, Texas has been the topic of conversation since a video was released of police officer, Eric Casebolt, slamming 15-year Dajerria Becton to the ground. Many people have tried to piece together what caused the presence of McKinney Police, and now new footage has emerged of a fight that took place prior to them showing up to the party.

In the footage above, an adult and a teen can be seen fighting while bystanders try to defuse the chaos. The woman is Caucasian, and the teen is African-American. Residents of McKinney have been speaking on the incident, and some claim that race had nothing to do with the assault of Becton and the arrest of other teens, but rather the teens were being extremely rowdy.

Casebolt was initially suspended, and yesterday resigned from his position.

– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)

photo credit: Heavy.com

Watch Cheech Bundy’s Visual For “Lay-Z”

NYC newcomer and high functioning stoner Cheech Bundy continues to build momentum towards his !llmind collabo EP High Functioning Stoner. This time Cheech drops the entertaining video for “Lay-Z”. Watch it now below…

Watch Rihanna in The Promo for The Season Finale of SNL This Saturday

 

The latest promos features SNL cast member Leslie Jones and Louis Ck (comedian and star of Louie) with musical guest Rihanna for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live season finale.

Rihanna, Florence + The Machine & Wiz Khalifa to Wrap Up ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season

Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

-Victoria B. (@unabashedlytori)

Check Out The New Visual For NahLo’s “Shady World”

Watch the video “Shady World” from upcoming rapper NahLo

A member of the NORESTCITY collective, a euphemism for their tireless work ethic, Nahlo takes the next step by releasing his Dillon Eckes directed visual for “Shady World”. The MacMuzik produced track finds the MC lamenting about the inconsistencies within society.

Watch Hot Peez’s New Visual For “Be With You”

Things aren’t always the way they seem as Hot Peez tackles real life relationship issues in his latest visual for “Be With You” off of his February 2015 released “White Hall” album. Shot by 1025 Films. Check out the video above.

Man Beaten by CA Sheriffs After Horseback Chase Receives $650,000

A CA man settles out of court for a large sum after he was recorded being beaten by San Bernardino Sheriffs

Thirty year old Francis Pusok of California will be awarded $650,000 after footage showing him being repeatedly beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies was aired by a local NBC affiliate.

Pusok led police on a five-hour chase beginning after his refusal to let police search his residence as part of an identity theft investigation.  He began fleeing in a car and then switched to horseback.  As the footage KNBC aired shows, Pusok finally fell to the ground when a deputy hit him with a shot from a Taser, but for two whole minutes following that, the deputies repeatedly punched and kicked him, several blows landing to his head.

According to local news sources, Pusok has several prior convictions including resisting arrest, as well as armed robbery and animal cruelty.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon stated after the incident, “I am disturbed and troubled by what I see in the video. It does not appear to be in line with our policies and procedures…I assure you, if there is criminal doing on the part of any of our deputy sheriffs or any policy violations, we will take action.”

The San Bernardino Sun now reports that McMahon has suspended 10 deputies regarding the incident, and a full internal investigation has begun, with FBI agents also assisting.  As part of the settlement with Pusok, guilt or liability has not been claimed by the county board of supervisors.

 

-Curt Cramer (@CurtisRemarc)