caption The album cover for Kanye West’s new album, “Ye,” featuring a mountain range in Wyoming. source G.O.O.D. Music Kanye West debuted his eighth studio album, “Ye,” at a star-studded album-listening party on Thursday night at a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. West invited 150 people, according to Variety, one of the outlets that attended the listening party. The rapper reportedly flew several journalists and artists into Wyoming on private jets. Democratizing access to the event, West also livestreamed it on the free streaming app WAV with a multicamera broadcast. The actor Jonah Hill, the comedian Chris Rock, and West’s collaborators Nas, Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, and 2 Chainz were among the notable people in attendance. At midnight on Thursday, the party gathered around a bonfire on the picturesque Wyoming ranch to listen to West’s eclectic, revealing, and humorous LP. Rock introduced the album with a few brief jokes, … [Read more...] about What it was like inside Kanye West’s star-studded album-listening party on a ranch in Wyoming
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THE FIFTH edition of #GoodVibesFest returns this year on July 21 and 22 at The Ranch in Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands. Presented by Toyota, the two-day getaway festival will feature New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, English alt-prog trio alt-J, and American act The Neighbourhood. Other international acts in the lineup are Australian pop phenomenon Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker, Seattle-based electronic duo Odesza, Prodigal producer S.G. Lewis, French prodigy Petit Biscuit, American DJ-production duo Louis the Child, and Toronto duo Majid Jordan. Local artistes joining them include rapper Altimet, who will be performing with The Kawan Band, Noh Salleh (frontman of indie rock stalwarts Hujan), five-piece rock ‘n’ roll band Kyoto Protocol, electro duo Pastel Lite, rapper Zamaera, indie-pop artiste Froya, songstress-songwriter Bil Musa, local-based Indonesian producer Emir Hermono, and singer-songwriter and YouTuber Lunadira. In addition, SaturdaySelects, the beatmaker and … [Read more...] about Good Vibes returns to The Ranch
By Ellen Vanstone Star Metro Mon., April 23, 2018 Dear Ellen, I recently invited some friends for dinner and one of them showed up with two other people. I had a planned to serve each person a salmon steak, so I had to cut the steaks into pieces and serve each person less. It’s not like anyone went hungry, but it ruined the presentation and I resented having to do it. Isn’t it rude to bring uninvited guests? Should I have said something? Surprised Host Dear Surprised Host, Yes, it was a rude move on your friend’s part. Bringing along uninvited guests to someone else’s home can sometimes be a nice thing to do — if it’s a casual house party, and you all contribute to the food and drink. But if you’re invited to a formal dinner party, which someone has carefully planned, shopped and cooked for, and maybe even made up little place cards for, it’s extremely inconsiderate to bring along extra people unannounced. … [Read more...] about Urban Etiquette: Is it rude to bring uninvited guests?
By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News Wed., April 4, 2018 Jay-Z was overcome with emotion when his mother revealed she is gay for the first time. The hip-hop star —who raps about his mom, Gloria, coming out on his 2017 song “Smile” —says he already knew his mother’s secret before she told him, but was moved to tears when they finally spoke about it. “This was the first time we had the conversation, and the first time I heard her say she loved her partner,” Jay-Z tells David Letterman in an episode of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction premiering Friday. “Like, ‘I feel like I love somebody.’ She said, ‘I feel like.’ She held that little bit back, still,” the rapper continued. “She didn’t say, ‘I’m in love,’ she said, ‘I feel like I love someone.’ And I just, I cried. I don’t even believe in crying because you’re happy. I … [Read more...] about Jay-Z says he cried when his mom came out to him: ‘She was free’
Kata Rocks’ Collective Series 10 ‘Best of Mixology’ returned on September 2 with some of Asia’s top mixologists pouring their hearts out into every signature handcrafted cocktail. Following an amazing Phuket sunset at the resort’s hip bar and infinity pool area, Collective Series 10 proved to be a huge success. 100 guests partied into the night with refreshing handcrafted cocktails in tow, along with grooves from DJ Fabuloops and live saxophone performances. Kata Rocks’ Collective Series continues to infuse Phuket’s culinary culture with a bold new perspective, creating experience-based events that celebrate outstanding food, handcrafted cocktails and luxury lifestyle. ‘Collective Series 10 Best of Mixology’ took this to another level, transforming Phuket’s fine cocktail culture by spotlighting the skills of Asia’s top mixologists from Thailand and Singapore. These included Jamie Rhind and Ann Pinsuda from the Bamboo … [Read more...] about Kata Rocks mixing it up with the ‘Best of Mixology’