If you’re looking for some good laughs Comedy Central’s got you covered. The 9th annual New York Comedy Festival will be taped live at different NY venues and feature heavyweights such as:

  • Marlon and Shawn Wayans
  • Kevin Hart
  • Aziz Ansari
  • Adam Corolla
  • Bill Maher
  • Key & Peele

And more. Check out the full lineup of shows at:


We’ll work on finding a live stream for you non-New Yorkers.

#BeyonceAndJayZ Host Presidential Fundraiser

Pic via Gawker.

There are a lot of “40s” in the news this week. Earlier esta semana Mitt Romney dropped jaws when video surfaced of him discussing the  “47% of Americans who don’t pay taxes,”  and thus are unwinnable votes. Needless to say, Jon Stewart had a field day with that one…


While The Mittster was stirring up controversy, Beyonce and Jay-Z did a little fundraising of their own at the 40/40 Club. For just one easy installment of $40,000, one could eat dinner with the president and even witness a tower of Jay’s favorite champagne bottles. Sounds much more like our kind of party.

A Short #DNC Recap

Whose speech did you like best at the #DNC?

This guy:

Or this lady:

Former-president Clinton made some interesting points about the economy, while Mrs. Obama offered some insight into the character of her husband.

Whoever you vote for, be informed. Read Clinton’s speech over at the New York Times, and watch Michelle’s here. She even went viral in China…

Watch Mitt Romney at the #RNC below:

Social Life: The Best of #LaborDayWeekend

If you’re around in New York this weekend, here’s what you should be doing:

  1. The Top 10 Labor Day Weekend Parties from Societe Perrier. Includes Electric Zoo at Randall’s Island: http://societeperrier.com/new-york/articles/electric-zoo-2012-beyond-top-10-nyc-labor-day-parties/#.UEKKQe2yqsE
  2. The Fool’s Gold Concert with French Montana, Just Blaze, Danny Brown and more: http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/2012/08/16/fools-gold-day-off-returns-to-nyc-93/
  3. Labor Day from Brooklyn Exposed’s perspective. Don’t miss the “Pajama Party” http://brooklynexposed.com/nightlife-music/entry/10-events-for-your-labor-day-weekend/

And if you were lucky enough to get tickets, there’s always the Made in America Festival in Philly.

If not, you can stream here:


The #LaborDayWeekendPlaylist

Trillectro has already passed, but the concept was inspiring: hip-hop+electronica. This weekend Jay-Z will be in Philly at the Made in America Festival, where the lineup is more of the same (see above).

We wanted to expand on the concept with a smooth playlist for Labor Day Weekend. Tracks by Gotye, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Nas, Amy Winehouse, A$AP Rocky, Inky Jack, and more.

Happy Labor Day Weekend, and as always…keep it trill.

What Does Life Look Like for Bane After #DarkKnightRises?

A fictional, and hilarious satire of what life looks like for Bane 7 years after Dark Knight Rises. While on parole as part of Gotham’s “Fresh Start” program, he’s having some trouble adapting to his new life. Watch Bane try out online dating, sing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” and more. ROTFLMAO for real. And yes, it’s Chris Kattan from SNL and Night at the Roxbury.

If you haven’t been to funnyordie.com, check it out. Vote on your favorite Internet videos featuring new talent, celebrities, and more.

Spotify Playlist – “Rock and Bacon: Day Bidet”

The weekly Princeakeem playlist focuses on music we think you should hear–new, old, or just good stuff in general. It’s a dope idea to make a playlist of your favorite songs. It’s an even doper idea to make a playlist that changes every week.

“Rock and Bacon: Day Bidet,” is a playlist updated by SF/LA-based “The Cali Collective.” Group members include Leigh Sassone, Margot Stephenson, Brandy Troxler, Aaron Apple, and Victoria Behrens.

Rock And Bacon: Day Bidet – Updated On The Regular

This week’s playlist features everything from indie folk to world music to 70s Funk. It includes songs by Santigold, Kool & The Gang, Flying Lotus…and a track by Swede Jens Lekman that’s as smooth as anything Marvin Gaye ever did.

Look out for more weekly playlists on princeakeem.com. As always, enjoy!!

For music fans with a sense of humor.