ICYMI | February 9, 2015
Catch Up: February 9th, 2015

’90s Kids

In the spirit of the BeckBeyoncéKanye rumpus that has been spicing up the Internet for the past many hours, we thought we’d dig up this video from 1995. Always fun to have a little throwback – on any day of the week.


“You Gotta Show Up for the Miracle To Happen”

In spite of Kanye’s disappointment at the Grammys, he might have just added a new member to his team. After leaving the LA House of Blues on Saturday night, West allowed his security to step aside and let street rapper Cameron Grey “spit some beats” at him. Not only was Kanye impressed, but he also prodded for the man’s contact details and interest in an assistant position. So what’s the timeline, #GrammyForGrey2016? (h/t Fact Mag)


The Who???

Pete Townshend of The Who is opting for some social relevance. In the contemporary world, classic rock is not only loosing a lot of its footing, but it’s also become unknown to a generation imbued with Taylor Swift and Bieber and, well, most everything hyper-pop. In an attempt to rectify – at least partially – The Who’s modern slippage, Townshend has allowed the production agency Mophonics to remix some of the band’s classics and sell them to marketing agencies to be used in TV advertisements. For example, “I’m Free” has been electronified and smoothed over, and it now backs an ad for Freewheel, Cablevision’s new Wi-Fi only mobile service. It’s a little sad, but there’s a lot of money behind it – and the last thing we want is for our good friend Pete to end up like Hugh Grant in the beginniThree videos: two blasts from the past, and one miracle. (h/t Stereogum)