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Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, Katy Perry Top VMA Nominations

Kendrick Lamar leads the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards nominations pack with eight, while the Weeknd and Katy Perry both scored five. The VMAs will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles on August 27th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Lamar will vie for Artist of the Year while his eye-popping video for Damn single “Humble” notched seven nods, including Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video and Best Direction. In the Video of the Year category, the rapper will compete against Bruno Mars for “24K Magic,” Alessia Cara for “Scars to Your Beautiful,” DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for “Wild Thoughts” and the Weeknd for “Reminder.”

Perry scored nominations for several songs. Her Witness single “Chained to the Rhythm” picked up Best Pop Video, Direction and Visual Effects, while her Migos collaboration, “Bon Appetit” is up for Best Art Direction. The pop star also received a nod for Calvin Harris’ “Feels” video in the Best Collaboration category. As for the Weeknd, the singer’s cameo-packed “Reminder” video is up in several creative categories. 

The VMAs will notably tweak its longstanding format this year, combining the Best Female and Male Video awards into Artist of the Year. That category features Lamar, the Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Lorde.

The coveted Best New Artist VMA boasts Khalid, Kodak Black, SZA, Young M.A, Julia Michaels and Noah Cyrus. The VMAs will also introduce a new category, Best Fight Against the System, two years after dropping its Best Video With a Social Message category. The nominees include: Logic’s “Black Spiderman,” The Hamilton Mixtape‘s “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done),” Big Sean’s “Light,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” Taboo’s “Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” featuring Shailene Woodley and John Legend’s “Surefire.”

Other artists picking up multiple nominations include Mars, Sheeran, Halsey, Harry Styles, Chance the Rapper, the Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Migos and D.R.A.M. Perennial VMA favorite Kanye West even snuck in with a single nod for his “Fade” video.

Voting for the 2017 VMAs is open as well. Fans will be able to cast ballots for nine awards: Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Pop Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Dance Video, Best Rock Video and Best Fight Against the System Video. 

Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

Best New Artist
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration
Charlie Puth – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” [ft. Selena Gomez]
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” [ft. Lil Yachty]
The Chainsmokers – “Closer” [ft. Halsey]
Calvin Harris – “Feels” [ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean]
Zayn and Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop Video
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
Fifth Harmony – “Down” [ft. Gucci Mane]
Katy Perry – “Chained to the Rhythm” [ft. Skip Marley]
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop Video
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” [ft. Lil Yachty]
Migos – “Bad and Boujee” [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
DJ Khaled – “I’m the One” [ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne]

Best Dance Video
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer – “Cold Water” [ft. Justin Bieber and MØ]
Afrojack – “Gone” [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]

Best Rock Video
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

Best Fight Against the System
Logic – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
Taboo – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” [ft. Shailene Woodley]
John Legend – “Surefire”

Best Cinematography
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill”
DJ Shadow – “Nobody Speak” [ft. Run the Jewels]
Halsey – “Now or Never”

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry – “Chained to the Rhythm” [ft. Skip Marley]
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Art Direction
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry – “Bon Appetit” [ft. Migos]
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE – “iSpy” [ft. Lil Yachty]
Katy Perry – “Chained to the Rhythm” [ft. Skip Marley]
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”

Best Choreography
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” [ft. Nicki Minaj]
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony – “Down” [ft. Gucci Mane]

Best Editing
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers – “Closer” [ft. Halsey]
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

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Coffee Break: Funnel Neck Wool Blend Coat

No one wants to think about wool coats in July, but there are some great coats in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. This is one of my favorites — I like the sort of floppy collar, the military influence with the buttons, and the huge patch pockets, which feel kind of chic and are a nice detail on an otherwise simple coat. I also like the price, which is just $109; it’ll go up to $198 after the sale. The coat comes in the pictured moss as well as black and is available in regular and petite sizes (lucky sizes only). Funnel Neck Wool Blend Coat

Here’s a plus-size option (Cinzia Rocca, huge discount).

Do note that we’ve updated the post with our workwear picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — all links have been updated, including what’s sold out, unfortunately.

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‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ Podcast: Iggy Pop on Being Done With Rock Albums

The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify, or check it out below.

Iggy Pop tells Rolling Stone‘s Kory Grow about making the new documentary American Valhalla, his album Post-Pop Depression and the mysteries of his musical future.

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunesor Spotify and tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show live on Sirius XM’s Volume Channel.


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Dead & Company Plot Mexican Concert Vacation

The Grateful Dead offshoot band Dead & Company will host a concert vacation in Riviera, Maya Mexico February 15th through 18th, 2018. Playing In the Sand will feature three performances from Dead & Co. on the beach at the Barceló Maya resort.

All-inclusive packages will go on sale August 3rd at 1 p.m. ET. Spots can be secured for a $750 down payment and five equal monthly payments of the remaining balance. Fans can also sign up for pre-sale access via links that will be posted on the social media accounts of Dead & Co. and the band’s individual members. Pre-sale begins August 1st at 1 p.m.

The Barceló Maya will serve as the primary property for Playing in the Sand, though attendees will also be able to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Dreams Tulum and Rosewood Mayakoba. During the day, guests will be able to partake in various on-site activities including yoga, tequila tasting and surfing, while off-site programs will also be available. Complete information is available on the Playing In the Sand website.

Dead & Company features original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart with singer/guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The group formed after the Grateful Dead’s 2015 Fare Thee Well shows and has maintained a busy touring schedule, wrapping up their latest trek at the beginning of July.

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Former NFL Player Terrell Suggs Talks Life After Football And The Hit HBO Show “Ballers”

HBO’s hit show “Ballers” is back for its third season. The show starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John David Washington and Omar Benson introduces viewers to the lives of multi-million dollar athletes who “ball” hard on and off the field. Spencer Strasmore, played by The Rock, is a former NFL player who is trying to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in Miami. Order by his boss to monetize his friendships with some of sports most popular athletes, Spencer builds a client base of young phenoms and veteran stars alike, but his role in their lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many traps that come with life as big-time “ballers.”

The Source was able to talk catch up with one of the creators of the show in former Baltimore Ravens great Terrell Suggs. Football fanatics are familiar with Suggs thanks to his hard hitting, bone crushing tackles. But little did they know that this former NFL Defensive Player Of The Year winners is one of the masterminds behind one of TV’s hottest shows. Suggs even made a couple of guest appearances on the series.

Fans may have forgotten you were one of the most intimidating most hard hitting defensive players in the NFL. You got yourself a Super Bowl ring and a Defensive Player Of The Year Awards. What was the transition like from playing on the gridiron to writing and making shows about it?

It really wasn’t a transition. It basically was all in the matter of talking about yourself. The only thing I had to work on was acting.

How did the idea of writing TV scripts for shows such as Ballers came about?

There were agents who have heard my stories and was intrigued about it. They asked if I thought that if other NFL players would be interested into being involved with the concept of the show.

I noticed you bring a raw first hand experience of the life of an NFL player and former NFL player through various of characters such as Ricky Jarret (played by John David Washington) and Spencer Strasmore (The Rock). Can other football players can relate to how it was while their in the prime of their careers?

Yes, pretty much all the football players in the NFL can relate to these characters and what they seen them been through off the field. You see, the NFL is like a fraternity. You play with or against one another but off the gridiron, we can mutually bond and relate to one another because of the stories and what they have seen years being in the NFL. The stories may sound crazy to people who not in the league but it is nothing far fetched to us.

Behind the scenes, who do you feel is the most funniest, most animated or interesting colleague to work with?

I think the most funniest and most animated would have to be Rob. (Rob Corddry who plays “Joe”, Spencer’s partner). Rob is just down-to-earth, animated and funny on and off the camera. He is true meaning of “what you see, is what you get”.

If you had to choose a song to define your career on and off the field. What would it be?

“If I Can” by 50 Cent. The lyrics along describes how I was able to overcome the challenges and obstacles and turn it to major wins.

With episode 1 already have the social media in a frenzy, season 3 of “Ballers” has the makings to be one of the most exciting ones of its legacy. Terrell added that this season is going to be filled of surprises, fireworks and crash and burns. From the looks of it, he’s is not lying about it at all. He’s already in position to sack the competition and reign as the Super Bowl champion of Sunday TV. Be sure to check out Ballers on HBO on Sundays at 10:30 pm.

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A$AP Mob Announce the “Too Cozy” Tour Beginning in September

Following yesterday’s release of their “RAF” video featuring Rocky, Playboi Carti and Quavo donning new, rare and limited edition Raf Simons styles, A$AP Mob have announced a new U.S. tour.

The fall showcase is set to kick off on September 23 in Lowell, Massachusetts, as the Mob will then make their way across the country before wrapping up the 20-city tour in early November. Playboi Carti and Key! are set to accompany the NYC rap collective on various stops.

Tickets for the U.S. A$AP Mob tour go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. EST through asapmob.com.

Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 is still on the way.

A$AP Mob’s Too Cozy Tour Dates

9/23 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/25 – New York, NY @ City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in Central Park
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/27 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/29 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/16 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/18 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/21 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/27 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/30 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

11/03 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

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5 Myths About the Hermès Birkin, Debunked

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Anything hard to get but widely desired develops a lore pretty quickly. Often, these stories start out truthful and are re-told and passed around so many times that they take on lives of their own, but because they’re passed between fashion lovers so freely, they start to feel like conventional wisdom that’s then picked up by media and often not fact-checked. Perhaps no bag has more lore than the Hermès Birkin, but today we’re here to separate truth from fiction.

Birkin lore persists because it can be very hard to fact-check anything about the bag, its pricing or the brand’s distribution and sales practices. Hermès is notoriously tight-lipped, and even getting advice from a sales associate can vary widely depending on which one you talk to. Because this is our specialty, we’ve picked a handful of the most persistent Hermès Birkin myths and cleared them up to the best of our ability below.

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