Film| @MeekMill Debuts His Acting Skills In “Charm City Kings” Feature Film

With an all-star team of producers such as Will & Jada Pickett Smith and the debut acting performance from Rapper/Activist Meek Mill, Sony Pictures Classic’s ‘Charm City Kings‘ is an adrenaline packed action drama about Baltimore’s dirt bike culture. Award winning filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto teams with Will and Jada to create a cinematic experience that stems from Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’Clock Boys documentary.

Charm City Kings tells the tale of Mouse (played by Jahi Di’Allo Winston), a 14 year-old who dreams to become apart of one of Baltimore’s infamous dirt bike groups dubbed Midnight Clique. Meek Mill plays Blax, the leader of the Midnight Clique, who takes Mouse under his wing and shows him what the life of a Midnight Clique rider is all about. The appeal of easy money, reckless riding and a freedom you get with a crew like this is also meet with unforeseen violence and hardships which makes Mouse have to chose which path to follow. Supporting cast members include Will Catlett, Teyonah Paris of Mad Men, Donielle Tremaine and Marvin Raheem to name a few.

Watch the full trailer above. Charm City Kings premiers January 27 at Sundance and hits theaters April 10.

News| @GameOfThrones Is Showing Music Artist The Importance Of Sync Licensing

Today’s most viewed series without question has to be HBO‘s Game Of Thrones (GOT) which is gearing up to showcase their last and final season. With the high anticipation surrounding this debuting, the creators of this amazing series have taken new age steps to keep fans engaged with the build-up of this last season. Amongst merch sales, event pop-ups, and meet & greets, one approach that GOT is taking to further build their momentum is releasing a whole album for the upcoming season.

Building a full album for a visual feature is usually seen in the movie industry as 2018 was the year of major Movie Album releases such as Black Panther, A Star Is Born, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and many more. The Hip-Hop genre gained much appeal for these kinds of opportunities as artist such as Kendrick Lamar, Future and others were recruited to executive produce these entire albums. The growth in popularity for albums in films have made this process even more attractive to any major visual release. Game Of Thrones has followed suit and has taken to developing a sonic project that will accompany the release of their upcoming season.

Dubbed For The Thrones: Music Inspired By The HBO Series, Game Of Thrones creators have taken a great interest in the talents of today and have developed a full project featuring names like ASAP Rocky, Chloe x Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Joey Badass, Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, Maren Morris, Muse’s Matthew Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, Rosalía feat. A.Chal, SZA, The Lumineers, The National, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and X Ambassadors.

Why Does This Matter?

For upcoming artist, the stress of gaining playlist popularity has over saturated creative minds from the full opportunities of the music industry. While most bullseye target getting on Spotify Playlist, the average artist has never submitted their music for Sync Licensing which grants the artist’s music the chance to be apart of major projects such as For The Throne. We are not here to give the impression that once you have your music go through Sync Licensing that you will be on the next Spike Lee Joint or the next season of American God’s but we are suggesting that it furthers your chances.

For those in the back of the class, completely lost on what I am speaking of, Sync Licensing is “a music license granted by the holder of the copyright of a particular composition, allowing the licensee to synchronize (“sync“) music with some kind of visual media output (film, television shows, advertisements, video games, accompanying website music, movie)“. If you ever wondered why NBA2k had your favorite rapper on it or how did a certain growing underground rapper make it on a new movie just previewed, this is how. Due diligence is what my friends and I call it but the most common name that a Major Label will tell you is sync licensing.

So How Do I Get Sync Licensing?

Well, that’s a very important question and has a extensive answer that we will wait for a WHOLE different post to explain. What we suggest first is learn more about Sync Licensing and the benefits of having your catalog associated. The more you grant your music to be shared on more then just streaming platforms the more you will see the numbers on those platforms grow.

For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series releases April 26th! To Pre-order the album Click Here!

Enjoy The Teaser By Game Of Throne’s For Upcoming Album Above And More Teasers Below!

Art| Check Out These Stormtrooper Helmets Transformed To Animal Formations

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• The rave of late is the anticipated release of upcoming series film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has sent artist and designers on a tangent to created homage dedicated pieces to the iconic film and it’s most known characters. All levels of design were used from jewelry to notepads, but we took a close look at New York artist and Star Wars fanatic Blank Williams, who has decided to re-create his own animalistic design of the stormtroopers helmets. Inspiration reaches from the design of the helemts in the 1976 Imperial Stormtrooper and is redesigned into the shaping of the rhino, elephant and hippo seen in both black and white colorways.

NOW ENJOY SOME MORE VIEWS OF BLANK WILLIAMS ANIMAL STORMTROOPER COLLECTION BELOW!

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Film| Watch New Movie ‘Dope’ Red Band Trailer

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• We at GoodGarbs HQ, hear about all the new movies coming but barely get to enjoy them at the big screen but luckily, Coming soon to a theater near you is the new Rick Famuyiwa‘s titled “DOPE“. For the official Red Band trailer, we have A$AP Rocky, who is playing a supporting role of a drug-dealing character named “Dom”, and helps us delve deeper into the story. Delving deeper into the storyline of three high school kids who accidentally get caught up in shady undertakings, the red band trailer shows them in their uncensored glory, behaving as kids usually do. Dope hits theaters on June 19, and stars Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson, Keith Stanfield, Chanel Iman, Quincy Brown and Zoë Kravitz.

ENJOY THE RED BAND TRAILER FOR “DOPE” ABOVE!

Music| Listen to Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & HAIM “Meltdown”

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• One of the most popular movies in the last ten years has to be ‘The Hunger Games’ series. With high anxiety building for the next upcoming release titled ” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ there have been releases of the soundtrack for this video. Of them is the most recent release from Belgium artist Stromae, with a list of talented features including Lorde, Q-Tip, Pusha T and HAIM. This collaboration of genres and styles seems unreasonable but the result surmounts all expectations. Enjoy “Meltdown” above and take a listen to Stromae’s “Merci” below!

Fashion| Nike Brings Back the Air Force Command

Nike bring back the ’90s b-ball vibes with this pair of new colorways for their throwback Air Force Command. Known for its appearance on the feet of Woody Harrelson in the 1992 movie White Men Can’t Jump, the retro sneaker is making a return with a pair of OG colorways that scream classic basketball style thanks to the sneaker’s huge tongue, chunky silhouette and splashes of vibrant color. No news of a general worldwide release just yet, but both white and black colorways are available for pre-order over at Japanese retailer atmos.

Film & Lifestyle| The ‘Do The Right Thing’ Documentary (Video)

•To commemorate the 20 Years since the release of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, Beats Music put together a dope documentary with the cast and went back to the Brooklyn neighborhood where it all took place. From the pizza shop to Tina’s apartment, we hear the back stories behind each location.

25 years ago, Do The Right Thing was released. Follow Spike Lee as he strolls down memory lane (in this case, Stuyvesant Avenue) with the cast from the iconic film and residents of the legendary block. Then, enjoy the 25th Anniversary Block Party with guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Erykah Badu and one very special performance from Public Enemy.

Fashion Documentary |Watch Designer Olaf Hussein Prepare for His First Show at Amsterdam Fashion Week

• As part of Vodafone’s ongoing #Firsts initiatives, the projects takes a look at the preparation behind upcoming Dutch designer Olaf Hussein’s first showing at Amsterdam Fashion Week. Although the Amsterdam-based label is named after its founder, the video showcases the camaraderie and teamwork behind the brand’s latest collection, illustrating what it takes to make it as a brand in the 21st century. Throughout the video, we see the endless amount of work and perseverance required behind a few-minute long show, whose collection only hits stores six months later.

Enjoy the video above and find out more about Vodafone #Firsts and share your own here. To view the video with English subtitles, simply switch the Captions on.

Lifestyle|Watch The Official Trailer for ‘Until Tomorrow’

• The video above is just a teaser to the anticipated short film dedicated to the travel, training and life of five boarding and biking athletes. French mobile phone brand SOSH has released this trailer for it’s latest movie dubbed “Ride Sessions“.  ‘Until Tomorrow’ is the trailers title and is a film that follows five pro riders and covers three sport mediums: BMX, skateboarding and snowboarding. This well shot fil features Matthias Dandois, Maxime Charveron, Sam Partaix, Anne-Flore Marxer, and Rémy Taveira as they make their way thru California and dipicts these athletes following hot tips and challenges posted on the Internet by their community of fans. GoodGarbs will be keeping a close eye on the full release and hand delivering it straight to you.

Lifestyle|Watch the RedBull Documentary Trailer for ‘Becoming Sumo’

• Red Bull Media House, the sports documentary arm of the multinational beverage giant, has released a four-minute teaser of its upcoming new film “Becoming Sumo,” produced by Salazar Films. The story is one of Abdelrahman Shalan, a 20-year-old Egyptian boy who dreamt of becoming a professional sumo wrestler—something no one from the African continent has ever achieved. Undaunted by this notoriously disciplined and fearsomely exclusive line of work he managed to gain himself a place at a sumo stable and, against all odds, began his training for the big leagues…

Click above for an insight into this remarkable story. The full film is available on the RedBullTv App for appleTv and XBOX.

S/O HighSnobiety