Mac Miller Would Have Turned 29 Today

The death of Mac Miller continues to haunt hip-hop fans, many of whom had followed the multi-talented artist since the early days of Blue Slide Park. Though initially coming into the game as a youthful and endearing stoner, the realities of life in the spotlight quickly began to impact Mac’s artistry. What followed was one of hip-hop’s most fascinating artistic evolutions, one that found Mac shedding the trappings of innocence and embracing a darker sound.

Mac Miller

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Following acclaimed projects like Watching Movies With The Sound Off and Faces, Mac proceeded to look toward the light once again, leading to what would eventually become the final projects of his career. Prior to his sudden passing on September 7th, 2018, Mac had recently released his fifth studio album Swimming, a serene and reflective project that displayed a welcome sense of maturation from the artist known as Larry Fisherman. And to think, Mac was only 26 when he passed away, leaving behind millions of devastated fans and an unfinished album in Circles. Today would have been his 29th birthday, a reminder that some of his most creatively fruitful years were still ahead; who knows what type of music Mac might have been crafting were he to have seen thirty?  Continue reading

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Machine Gun Kelly Releases “First-Of-Its-Kind” Musical “Downfalls High” On YouTube

Machine Gun Kelly’s latest album Tickets To My Downfall has been celebrated as one of the artist’s most complete bodies of work to date, marking an evolution in his sound, drawing from MGK’s pop-punk influences. The album is somewhat of a pop-punk renaissance, featuring collaborations with Travis Barker, Halsey, Trippie Redd, iann dior, and blackbear. 

The release has been at the center of a larger creative endeavor for Machine Gun Kelly, who continued revolutionizing content creation during the quarantine age, shooting an entire film during lockdown called Downfalls High. The film premiered on Facebook Watch this weekend, generating a lot of buzz before the wider release on Monday night.  Continue reading

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Made by Bees: Slovak Artist Uses Honeybees to Sculpt a Wax Bust of Nefertiti

According to Tomáš Libertíny: “This monumental new work was made in collaboration with 60.000 honeybees, invited by the artist to build their beeswax honeycombs around the skeleton of the Bust of Nefertiti.

The bust is based on the 3D model of the original portrait of the Egyptian queen. It was ( crafted in 1345 B.C. now on permanent display at @staatlichemuseenzuberlin.) The process of building the new queen took incredible 2 years to complete. It is a testament to the strength and timelessness of the “mother nature” as well as its ancient character as a powerful female reigning against the odds. The queen and her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten were famous for abandoning the polytheism of ancient Egypt and introducing Aten, the sun god, though unsuccessfully. The beeswax sculpture is making the connection to the “mother nature” more tangible as well as transcendent. Continue reading

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Station Wagon Sleeper: A 300 hp 5.5 Litre V8 Mercedes-Benz 560 TEL Estate Custom

 

This is one of the most discreet sleepers we’ve seen in recent memory, it was built by Hamburg-based coachbuilding outfit Caro International GmBH in the 1990s using a Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEL as its starting point.

Now if you’re not particularly familiar with Mercedes of a certain vintage, the model name 560 SEL may not mean a lot to you, but when it was first released in 1985 this model was one of the fasted large saloon cars in the world.

With a top speed in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph) was ideally suited to continental autobahn duties, in fact it was one of the most comfortable and luxurious ways to carry people and luggage at speeds over 150 mph (in a vehicle without wings). Continue reading

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