As promised on Twitter earlier this month, and teased earlier this week on TV and her brand-new Instagram, Elliott released “WTF (Where They From)” this morning—her first single in three years, after 2012’s iTunes exclusives “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” as well as a series of singles meant for her since-scrapped album, Block Party.
If there’s going to be a woman on the $10 bill, why can’t it be someone… cool? (Also: Photoshop!) …Read More
Pot-smoking and pop-culture consumption go hand in hand: do the former, and you run the risk of only wanting to partake in the latter. So it makes some sense that pop culture has taken ample advantage of pot. At its funniest, it’s given us the stoner comedy of Richard Linklater, the Coen Brothers, Amy Heckerling, and Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. At its trippiest and most philosophical, it yielded some of the greatest art of (and set in) the ’60s and ’70s, from The Beatles to Dylan, Fear and Loathing to Inherent Vice. Then there are the more lively party-stoner creations, represented here by hip-hop touchstones The Chronic, Missy Elliott, and The Beastie Boys. Farther afield, we get the inadvertent stoner favorite, a diverse subset that ranges widely, from Adventure Time to David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Each of these categories is well represented in Flavorwire’s Stoner Canon, which we’re proud to present in celebration of …Read More
Missy Elliott’s breakout music video was 1997’s “The Rain,” directed by Hype Williams. Not only did it introduce her to the world, but it also introduced hip hop to a whole new era of visually stunning, highly creative, and memorable music videos. Her entire career so far has been full of these inventive and unforgettable clips, which are still awe-inspiring in 2015 — and still make viewers incredibly envious of her dance moves. Here’s a ranking of her top 15 videos — though, let’s be honest, the order is entirely subjective, because everything Missy Elliott does is …Read More
In the market for a two-bedroom house with a “well-appointed bathroom”? Looking to live on Barton Street in England’s Macclesfield, which some might call an “enviable” location? Do you also have a bicep tattoo of the cover art of Joy Division’s 1977 album, Unknown Pleasures? Has love ever “torn you apart”? Do you have $180,000? Then you should probably buy the late Ian Curtis’ old house, which is now for sale.