RAC is Spinning Gold

When Portugal-born, Illinois-raised André Allen Anjos started out in the music industry, it wasn’t a hugely successful endeavor right away. “I sent out tons of letters and emails to labels and recording studios,” the 2017 Grammy-winning producer known as RAC says of his humble beginnings. “I got zero responses.” 

Together, for a moment, we relish in the idealistic sentiment that things don’t always work out as planned but end up being better than anticipated. In Anjos’s case, he ended up forming RAC (which stands for Remix Artists Collective) in his college dorm room in 2007 and has since worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Foster the People and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Most recently, he won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up.” I’d say things have worked out in his favor. 

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Photo credit: Claire Marie Vogel

“I remixed The Shins right out of the gates. That’s when I knew that I was doing something real,” Anjos says of his first taste of musical success. He continued to remix other songs as RAC, which was still a four-man production unit at that point. Anjos always served as the heartbeat of the collaborative crew, and in 2014 he released his first-ever solo project Strangers under his moniker RAC. He says that introducing himself to the world as a solo artist didn’t feel like that much of a departure from his past work; it was a natural process.

“I was always making music, but I had never made original music under RAC. It was the right time though,” he reveals. “I felt like I matured as a musician and I knew what I was doing by then.”  He continues to say that although he had been creating original material earlier, he didn’t feel totally ready to release it. “I didn’t want to jump all over the place with RAC. I needed to develop my own style and my own approach to things.” With collaborations with Tegan and Sara, Bloc Party and St. Lucia, Anjos made an impressive splash as a newly solo indie-electronic artist. Since his debut album, Anjos has been touring the globe, putting on some of the most electric performances imaginable. “I’m a huge technical nerd,” he admits. “I like a big production with lots of lights. But my main goal is for people to just have a good time.” 

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For this tri-lingual (English, Portuguese and French) performer, his most memorable show came just moments after his first album was released. “Well, back in 2007, I visited New York City for the first time and I went to Terminal 5 with my manager,” Anjos reveals. “I thought it was the coolest venue. In 2014 I had a show there and we sold the place out. It was very rewarding.”

From spinning playful pop songs to electronic dance beats, Anjos has never strayed from experimenting with music. On his newest album, EGO, which will be out July 14th, he features a cast of distinct vocalists including St. Lucia, K.Flay and most notably, rocker Rivers Cuomo of Weezer on the single “I Still Wanna Know.” Other bangers include “Heartbreak Summer” and “It’s A Shame,” featuring Anjos’ wife Pink Feathers. You can find Anjos touring North America this fall, making stops at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco and Life is Beautiful Festival 2017 in Las Vegas.

Main image by: Claire Marie Vogel

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Prison Bae Got Inducted Into The League Of Extraordinary Gold Diggers This Past Weekend 

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In a little over a year, Jeremy Meeks (aka Prison Bae aka Hot Mug Shot Guy aka the felon guilty of grand theft, gun possession, gang shit and murdering thirsty pussies and bussies everywhere with his dreamy eyes) has gone from eating radiator grilled cheese in prison to smearing caviar all over the billionaire ass cheeks of a TopShop heiress on a yacht off the coast of Turkey.

26-year-old Chloe Green, who used to do Marc Anthony, managed to piss off daddy and get some quick attention at the same time when the paparazzi took pictures of her rubbing her billionaire heiress bits all over Prison Bae on a yacht. Chloe’s dad is Sir Philip Green who runs a retail empire and is reportedly worth of $ 5 billion. Chloe also posted that picture of her and Jeremy Meeks (with his manager) on Instagram with the caption, “Just the beginning… We appreciate all the love and the hate.” Chloe has since deleted her entire account. Some would slow clap for Jeremy’s come up, but well, his 33-year-old ass is still technically married to Melissa Meeks, the mother of his two children.

The Daily Mail says that Chloe and Jeremy, who signed with a modeling agency after getting out of the clink, met at Cannes in May (below: pics of Prison Bae working that tear drop tattoo in Cannes). They obviously bonded over their mutual love of long walks on the beach, the early works of Nietzsche and antiquing on the weekends. Or Chloe instantly fell in love with that prison dick and he instantly fell in love with her credit card’s endless spending limit.

The Daily Mail posted several pictures of Prison Bae gazing lovingly at that giant dollar sign with a cigarette as she gazed lovingly at the object of daddy’s rage:

Prison Bae pretty much confirmed that he’s living that kept bitch life by putting this on Instagram:

All things are possible !!! #bodrum #turkey #boatlife

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As for his wife, she hasn’t said anything about him landing a sugar mama, but she did post this on Instagram about a month ago:

#nocaptionneeded 😘💕

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So either one of two things is happening here. 1. Prison Bae has gone the Jesse Williams route by dropping the chick who stuck by him and is going full fame whore now. Or 2. Melissa Meeks is an understanding wife who supports all of her husband’s possibly lucrative endeavors and doesn’t care that he’s slapping his prison peen on some billionaire heiress as long as he comes home with gifts that can easily be pawned for cash and a TopShop discount code that never expires. I’m going with the second one.

Pics: Instagram, Wenn.com

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London Now Has an ATM Made of Gold

London, a playground for the posh and cosmopolitan, has a wealth of activities available to its well-heeled inhabitants and visitors, from Michelin-starred restaurants to five-star hotels to designer apparel galore. And now, thanks to Barclays Bank, Londoners are even able to walk the red carpet simply to visit their local ATM.

In celebration of the ATM’s “golden anniversary,” Barclays Bank in Enfield, North London has turned its first ATM machine to gold, complete with a commemorative plaque, velvet ropes and a red carpet. Fifty years ago, on June 27, 1967, a Scottish inventor named John Shepherd-Barron revolutionized the way people manage their finances by opening the first automated teller machine. Now, there are an estimated three million ATMs across the world.

Despite the encroaching presence of new technology like online and mobile banking, the ATM still continues to thrive. “Even though recent years have seen a huge uptake of digital banking and card payments, cash remains a crucial part of most people’s day-to-day lives—whether it’s paying for groceries or doing the coffee run,” Raheel Ahmend of Barclays explained in a release.

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Keep Your Favorite Drink Hot or Cold All Day Long With Amazon’s Alpha Armur Gold Box

Once you start carrying your beverages in vacuum-insulated stainless steel, you’ll never want to go back. Today only on Amazon, you can save big on Alpha Armur double-walled steel bottles in a variety of sizes and colors, all of which will keep drinks hot or cold all day long.

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Rihanna Gives Advice to a Fan Struggling With Heartbreak, Proves She Has a Heart of Gold

Rihanna is known for her edgy, take-no-sh*t persona, but the self-proclaimed «bad gal» does have a softer side. The Unapologetic singer recently gave advice to one of her biggest fans on Twitter who shared with her that he is struggling to get over a recent heartbreak. Luckily for us, Samer, who goes by @WaladShami, on Twitter uploaded the screenshot of the direct message Rihanna sent him. «Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself!» she wrote. «Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever!»

After reassuring him that everything will be OK in the end, Rihanna told him to stay hopeful about love. «You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful!» she said. «In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!»

Samer said he felt compelled to share Rihanna’s advice with his followers because «her advice is so important,» he tweeted. He also revealed that Rihanna has given him advice on several other occasions, but something tells us Rihanna’s latest words of wisdom will become his new daily motto. Read her full, inspiring message ahead.

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Jon Gruden’s 5-Foot-6 Fire Hydrant Son, Deuce, Wins World Lifting Gold Medal

Deuce Gruden is having himself a good time at the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Belarus. He already has a gold medal in his pocket and now he’s going to come back to the States as a viral sensation now that word is starting to travel around that the 5 foot 6 fire hydrant is a yoked beast. This is exactly the kind of news a legitimate blogger latches onto during June when all we have is the College World Series and some NBA draft stuff to fake care about.

How did Deuce Gruden get his name? His actual name is Jon David Gruden II, hence the ‘Deuce’ nickname. I know some of you were losing your minds over this one.

Deuce spent the 2016 NFL season as a strength and conditioning intern with Uncle Jay’s Redskins after graduating from Lafayette where he was a running back (16 carries, 46 yards over final two seasons). Legend has it that Deuce was a 350-pound bench pressing behemoth who played quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and safety during high school.

Now he’s a competitive lifter with just 1,317 IG followers as I type this. That number is about to explode now that Deuce is out here dominating the world in powerlifting. Now he has a gold.

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If You Thought Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression Was Gold, Wait Till You See His Daughter’s

Alec Baldwin has been killing it on Saturday Night Live with his Donald Trump impressions, but someone else is out to give him a run for his money: his 3-year-old daughter Carmen. On Saturday, Alec’s wife, Hilaria, shared an adorable video of Carmen doing a hilarious Trump impression alongside her dad. «Carmen, what day does daddy play Donald Trump?» Hilaria can be heard asking in the background just before Carmen raises her hands and answers, «Saturday.» Alec and Hilaria are also parents to sons Leonardo and Rafael, whom we saw at the NYC premiere of Boss Baby in March.

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