ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2018-04-01

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Playground Hustle

"Pablo, Sergio, and Alvaro photographed by Sonia Sabnani and styled with pieces from Becomely, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online." -

As ballad

"Sam and Andrei at Independent photographed by Alessandro Lo Faro and styled by Aoki Xu with pieces from Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood, Dior Homme, Jil Sander, and more, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

MUA: MeiShui
Hair: Flavia Cela." -

Denis Weckbach by Brian Jamie

"Denis Weckbach by Brian Jamie." -

Friday, April 6, 2018

Azealia Banks - "Anna Wintour" Lyric Video Is Here Yall!

Adore her or hate her, we have always and will always cherish Azealia Banks for what she is. A musical hip-hip contemporary genius. Despite her track record and that pesky social media mouth of hers, Azealia has unleashed YET ANOTHER smashing house-tinged single.

Entitled “Anna Wintour”,  today (April 6), see's us closer getting to her long-awaited upcoming album project "Fantasea II: The Second Wave". The is classic Banks. Its fresh its funky and it's unlike anything else out there. Like us and all genuine artists, Banks plays out like an underground dance queen. Remeber yall, everything that is commercial was once shunned ridiculed misunderstood until it's being copied and bandwagon-ed from the same folks who originally place judgment.

Alas, that is the bad of the world. But it takes just a little light to overshadow the darkness. Azealia had the following to say about her nuevo release:

“This song was written to embody the feeling felt when you connect with the universe. I’m so cold, I’m so grown, I’m so real life." says Banks. Fantasea 2: The Second Wave still has no release date, but judging by the sounds Banks plans on taking this record to the dance floor!

Noteworthy - Our favorite lyrical thesis: "As the valley fills with darkness, shadows chase and run around (I can make them stop for me).”

Tinashe Performs A Slam Dunk Peformance Of ‘No Drama’ On GMA!

Tinashe was recently quoted saying in a press release, “I Make Music For The Love & For My Fans – Not For Accolades Or Sales”. Whether that's all true to heart or not, Tinashe has one thing the haters can't touch, she's an authentic ENTERTAINER.She slam dunked her performance of current single "No Drama"

She continues to promote in support of her long-awaited sophomore album ‘Joyride’, which unleashes April 13th!

In the meantime honey bears, get all the none "DRAMA-MAAH" right below!!!

Whitney’s Official Houston Documentary

The Voice. The light. The attraction everyone couldn't help but gander and follow. Only once in a rare blue moon is an artist of this caliber dropped from outer space and shared to the world as a gift that one she encumbered. Force of nature? Sure. 8th wonder of the world? Probably. But one thing and one thing is for sure. Whitney Houston is the greatest in all of musique history and true entertainment!

According to one of our preferred sources...

"The life and legacy of Whitney Houston continue to prove fascinating for the masses six years on from her tragic death.

A litany of projects has been released since – including live albums and biographical broadcasts.

The latter has been most controversial: case in point Lifetime’s polarizing ‘Whitney’ pic and Nick Broomfield’s documentary ‘Can I Be Me’ (which was well-received but critiqued by the singer’s family due to its heavy focus on her sexuality).

In a bid to tell the story on their terms, the diva’s estate has teamed with Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald for what they’re billing as the definitive doc film – ‘Whitney.’

Set for US release on July 6th, ‘Whitney’ is touted as “the only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate.”

It includes previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages her life, as well as original studio recordings and acapellas of some of the late singer’s greatest hits.

It’ll also feature personal home movie footage that has never been seen publicly before, offering a rare glimpse of Whitney’s life behind-the-scenes. Per the press release, viewers will see Nippy as her truest self – something only closest relatives, friends, and collaborators have been able to witness until this point.

Speaking on the project, director Macdonald said:

“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully? I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest. They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went. At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew.”

Pat Houston, the diva’s manager, sister-in-law and the executor of Houston’s estate, added:

“To tell Whitney’s story, you have to know her story.

We could not be more excited that Whitney’s fans will have this authoritative and definitive documentary chronicling the full arc or her career and the scope of Whitney’s entire life. This is an amazing retrospective that celebrates Whitney with never-before-seen footage and Kevin approaches her life with no blinders on. He captures all of Whitney’s magic, and he does not ignore the hard times. This is a film that will truly thrill all who knew and loved her as a musician, actress, model and so much more.”


It’s understandable why the estate will want to tell Whitney’s story their way. Why not? Especially if everyone else already is.

Folk will undoubtedly have something to say, but we’re here for anything that provides more of an insight into one of the most fascinating, multi-dimensional talents the world has ever seen. A talent that we said goodbye to far too soon." -

Sudan Archives – “Nont For Sale”

Allow us to introduce you carebears to nuevo artist Sudan Archives! The project of Ohio-born, LA-based musician, producer, and violinist Brittney Parks. Her blend of R&B, electronic, and African sonics with good ol neo-soul. It’s an enchanting and transcendent sound has us pawing for more. Sudan Archives musique is fresh funky and free. In all its acoustic beauty and innovative futuristic feels.

At the end of May, Sudan Archives will unleash her new EP entitled Sink. Here’s what she had to spill about the collection: “Sink describes the way I want my music to make you feel. It’s inspired by my love of fluidity, movement of jellyfish, and water.”

First glimpse of the EP in the form of the first tune “Nont For Sale.”  is a stellar representation of Parks’ ethereal beats at her most striking notes. Violin and dance also come included.

Listen to all thee yummy sunlight musique below!

Sia and David Guetta

Powerhouse artists Sia and David Guetta unleashed their cherry perfect chemistry to the world with  their latest “Flames.” It's a melting pot of velvet electronic pop synth with an inspirational empowering message intertwined.

Directed by Lior Molcho, who worked alongside with Sia during her last smash juggernaut This Is Acting era.

The visuals tell a beautiful yet comedic motif. David Guetta plays the role of an evil villain. He along with evil minions kidnap a trio of wannabe ninjas. After murdering the group’s trainer, played by famed Danny Trejo, they are taken to Guetta’s cave. "What follows is a desperate battle between good and evil. Paying tribute to a classic film genre, the “Flames” video puts a playful spin on the fierce collaboration," says Guetta.

The funky fun aesthetic is a fun track and goes impeccably with Guetta's other lead single, ItNotYouItsMe favorite Sean Paul and Becky G-assisted “Mad Love.”

Watch “Flames” now yall!

Johnny Marr – “The Tracers”

The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has spent a ton of his melodic life kind of as rock music's wandering go-to-for-hire lending his services to everyone from Modest Mouse to his own solo projects. After spending the last 6 years focusing on various other projects and writing an autobiography. But now it's time to shake things up honey rockers!

His nuevo upcoming album will be arriving this spring. It’s called Call The Comet, and he’s just unleashed his fiery uptempo catchy first single, the synth-drenched post-punk “The Tracers.”

Dig it out right below!

Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy [Full Interview] | Beats 1 | Apple Music

New York phenomenon rapper Cardi B is celebrating her long-awaited debut record Invasion of Privacy speaking with Beats 1’s Ebro Darden on Apple Music. In a new interview, B gives a raw and very candid account of where she is currently in life and in her musique career.

 She spills the tea on working and getting inspiration with the likes of Lauryn Hill, SZA, Nick Minaj, Bruno Mars the late great Celia Cruz, the city of Miami and much much more!

“I just feel like people just gotta tune in a little bit on my album and they will know a little bit more because I can’t address all the rumors and everything. I have been so open to people about myself. People cannot expect me to open to everything. Certain things, to me, it has to be private. You cannot invade my privacy. I am not a d*mn animal at the zoo that you just could see everything. No.” - Beats 1 Radio

Drew Barrymore Exclusive Australian Interview #MeToo #TimesUp Chti Chat!

Cutie Patootie hilarious actress Drew Barrymore makes an exclusive pit stop by Australian's popular morning show "Sunrise". Thee interview finds Drew chit-chatting about the current state of Hollywood and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements! Along for the ride is her hunky costar Timothy Olyphant!

Roseannce Kid Actors Speak!

Precocious actor Ames McNamara smartly speaks to "GMA" about the attention paid to his character, Mark, who likes to wear girl's clothes. Catch this very important memo from a very important actor appearing in all of TV right now.

Actress Emma Kenney, who plays Roseanne Conner's granddaughter, spills the tea about what fans can expect next on the hit show.


"The Beatles' not so magical mystical tour: Fifty years on, how the Fab Four’s trip to India was far from cosmic."

"When the Beatles set off for India in February 1968, many of their fans were bemused.

Why were four world-famous young men going to an ashram to study something called transcendental meditation? And what game was their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, playing?

Back then, ‘meditation’ was something only holy people did, not pop bands.

Had the Beatles found something exciting that, as John Lennon joked, would make him ‘cosmic’? Or were they just gullible?

Over the half century since the group’s sojourn in the Himalayan foothills, the questions have never quite gone away — so fans old and new will be intrigued by the release of a new documentary, The Beatles In India, later this year.

Paul Saltzman, the documentary’s Canadian Emmy-winning director and producer, not only knew the band, but was a young student of meditation at the ashram in Rishikesh when John, Paul, George and Ringo arrived there.

For the Beatles, the whole Indian affair had begun two years earlier when George Harrison bought a sitar and became friendly with the musician Ravi Shankar. An interest in Hinduism soon followed.

Then, during the ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967, when the Beatles released the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and sang All You Need Is Love, a little man with long flowing hair and a beard gave a lecture at the Hilton hotel in London.

He was the Maharishi and, encouraged by new devotee Harrison and his wife Pattie, John and Cynthia Lennon and Paul McCartney and his actress girlfriend Jane Asher were there to hear him.

John’s attitude until then had been: ‘Why would I want to go and listen to some little fakir from India?’ But after hearing the Maharishi’s pitch for what sounded to him like a way of rising above worldly pressures without too much self-denial, John was intrigued. He was never keen on self-denial of any kind.

The following weekend, the Beatles joined the Maharishi for a seminar in North Wales, only for their meditations to be cut short when their manager, Brian Epstein, was found dead in London.

What they really needed was a full course in transcendentalism, the Maharishi told them. So, six months later, the Beatles led the way to his ashram in Rishikesh, 140 miles north of New Delhi, quickly followed by fellow British pop star Donovan, Beach Boy Mike Love, the actress Mia Farrow and her younger sister Prudence.

None of the pilgrims had any idea what to expect. But Rishikesh, built on gentle hills beside the Ganges, was a pleasant surprise.

For while it may have been third world India outside the walls of the Maharishi’s estate, inside it was never less than comfortable.The mood among the 100 or so visitors already there was friendly, but quiet. And with journalists and photographers locked out, and no telephone and no newspapers allowed, it was an ideal place to relax and reflect.

The guests ate mainly in a canteen where an impudent monkey might swing down and steal a Beatle’s dinner. In the evening there would be communal question-and-answer sessions at which the guests sat garlanded with orange blossom (as in Paul Saltzman’s picture above).

Except for these public meetings and private discussions with the Maharishi, their time was their own — so John and Paul worked on new songs.

One of the first songs John wrote was Dear Prudence, after he and George were sent to try to get Mia Farrow’s sister to come out of her hut. ‘She seemed to go slightly barmy from meditating too long,’ John would later say. ‘She was trying to reach God quicker than anybody else.’

While John was, at first, convinced the Maharishi must have some out-of-body secret he wanted to learn, Paul was simply curious about giving meditation a try — and for straight-talking Ringo and his wife Maureen, it was just a holiday with friends.

Usually John was the leader in any new craze, but in matters spiritual, George, the youngest of the group, was the pioneer. ‘The way George is going, he’ll be flying on a magic carpet by the time he’s 40,’ John would laugh.

For Cynthia Lennon it wasn’t a joke. As alcohol and drugs were banned in the ashram, she hoped their stay might wean her husband off the things she believed were destroying their marriage. She was to be disappointed. On arrival, she and John had been assigned a bungalow with a large double bed, but ‘he would get up early every morning and leave our room,’ she later wrote in her autobiography.

‘He spoke to me very little, and after a week or two he announced that he wanted to move into a separate room to give himself more space.’ From then on he virtually ignored her. She was hurt and upset.

What she didn’t know was that letters were arriving several times a week from Yoko Ono, to be collected in the ashram post office by John. That was why he’d been getting up so early.

The songs Paul penned included Martha My Dear, Blackbird, Back In The USSR, I Will and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, while John’s included The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill and Yer Blues.

But the creative break wasn’t to last. Ringo and Maureen were the first to leave, setting off home after just ten days — missing the children, they said, and not liking the food or the flies.

Paul and Jane left after a month — and then the serenity of the camp began to fall apart, mainly because a rumour swept the guests that the Maharishi had made a pass at an American girl, believed wrongly at the time to have been Prudence Farrow. No evidence for this was ever offered.

Cynthia Lennon would later say that John had told her he’d already become disenchanted. For a holy man, the yogi was, he had decided, too interested in money, fame and celebrity — all the charges jokily levelled in newspapers before the trip to India.

George was torn. ‘But,’ said John, ‘when George started thinking the rumour [about the American girl] might be true, I thought . . . there must be something in it.’

So he decided to come home.

‘Why are you going?’ the Maharishi asked, when the party went to tell him they were leaving.

‘If you’re so cosmic you’ll know why,’ John snapped back.

And with that the Beatles’ Indian adventure came to an abrupt end, with taxis taking the Lennons and Harrisons back to New Delhi.

John couldn’t quite leave it at that. Believing he had been misled, he sought revenge in song.

‘Maharishi, what have you done, You made a fool of everyone,’ his lines began, until George managed to convince him to disguise the object of his attack.

So, out went the Maharishi and in came Sexy Sadie: ‘Sexy Sadie, oh yes, you’ll get yours yet.’ It was spiteful stuff.

George would always feel bad about how the Beatles treated the Maharishi, and was later reconciled with him. He would meditate for the rest of his life.

But the nearest John ever came to an apology was an admission some years later that: ‘We made a mistake there... We were waiting for a guru, and along he came...’

So, were the Beatles conned? Not really. The Maharishi’s organisation may have been cute in spotting a PR opportunity, but it was hardly the yogi’s fault if too much was expected of him. He died at the age of 90, in 2008.

Really, if anyone made a fool of the Beatles, it was themselves." -

L'Officiel Hommes + #54 (part 3) "Le nouveau costume "

L'Officiel Hommes + #54 (part 3)
"Le nouveau costume " is the title of this editorial by Jérôme André featuring Belgian model Leonard Mushiete groomed by Fidel Fernandez and photographed in Paris by Écoute Chérie for L'Officiel Hommes +." -

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