DJ Khaled is coming out with a new album soon. It is called Suffering from Success. This means that he had to post this picture of himself taking a bubble bath on Instagram, or else terrible, terrible things would have happened to the universe. DJ Khaled has a greater understanding of the universe, moon, stars and planetary alignments than we possibly could comprehend. He knows that if he did not post this picture of himself in a bathtub with an ominous bubble-less area where his crotch is, a meteor was going to smash the Earth into a thousand pieces and make the human race extinct. DJ Khaled is benevolent. That expression on his face? That's not him looking smug. That's him being The Best.
Much like this picture of Khaled and Rick Ross at a Wingstop, there's much, much more to unpack here than meets the eye. The most obvious question to ask is of the bubbles themselves. Does Khaled conflate bubble baths with opulence? He must, though I've gotta admit I conflate bubble baths with childhood. The non-bubbly area must be because he farted, and disrupted the flow of bubbles, right? Or maybe it was pee? Did somebody give him a bathtub HJ?
More alarming still: Who is in a bathroom with DJ Khaled taking his picture? Like, they're literally standing over his naked body, separated by nothing but bubbles and a bit of water. I can only assume it's Ace Hood. Other highlights of this image: There's a reflection in the marble floor that leads me to believe the room has a skylight, and also it appears that DJ Khaled uses an old-school Blackberry phone, as well as the iPhone that was used to take this picture.
When he isn't in bathtubs, DJ Khaled has been thinking. Or, rather, #THINKING, as evidenced by this recent 'stagram:
I'm hoping that #THINKING because Khaled's new signature ad-lib during Suffering from Success, as if the very act of thought itself becomes something that only few are capable of conducting on such a massively intense level as Khaled. The caption claims he's #THINKING about money, but what else is he #THINKING about? Success? Achievement? Money? Fame? The only thing that will tell is time.
Drew Millard is #THINKING over on Twitter - @drewmillard
This Modern Love: We Are Scientists
Do you rate 'BASEketball,' love Hanes v-necks, and dancing to goofy-ass, Prohibition-era jazz? You may be the lady Keith from We Are Scientists has been scouring the planet for.
A Conversation with New York Legend—Photographer Maripol
Photographer/Designer Maripol's styled Madonna, Deborah Harry, and Grace Jones. She talks about her experiences in NY in the early 80s, her new book, plus here's the premiere of her song and video for "Tuesday."
Here's 11 Awesome Things About Petite Meller's Video for "IceBear" ft. Joe Fleisch
Parisian pop princess goes winter wonderland weird.
Here's "Hero"—The Brand New Tune by Diplo, Frank Ocean, and The Clash
We hung out with the boys in Brooklyn about this unlikely collaboration
"Daughter, Daughter" by D/C Will Make You Root for the Supposed Bad Boy
When will parents understand that when they butt into your love life, you're gonna run 100 miles per hour in the other direction?
An Interview With Georgia Nott of BROODS
Gorgia Nott has a lot to be happy about. At 19, the New Zealand musician is half of BROODS, one of the quickest rising duos in electronic pop music at the moment.
Keep Up With Our SXSW 2014 Coverage Here
Hopefully, we don't die.
The Score: Mapping the Music and Style of 'That Thing You Do!'
Sixties chic via the 90s and that one song over and over and over.
We're Premiering Big K.R.I.T.'s "Steps" Documentary & a New Song Feat. Big SANT & Smoke DZA
#weekofKRIT Is Almost Over.
Kanye West and Crustpunk: Together at Last
It's the Leftöver Crack/Kanye mashup you've been waiting for.