The Nature-Inspired Glass Pavilion in Cuenca, Spain is a Geometric Masterpiece

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This Glass Pavilion is a new entertainment complex in Cuenca, Spain that aims to serve as a transitional space between the city and its surrounding natural landscape. Designed by Madrid-based Moneo Brock Studio, the glass and steel exterior of the structure embraces a look inspired by the wooded terrain seen around the Jucar and Moscas Rivers. The geometrical patchwork resembles a roof of glassy leaves covering the interior space that houses an ice-skating rink, performance space, bars, and restaurants. Next time I’m in Spain I have to make sure I remind myself to check this work of art out!

[via Designboom]

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Lil’ Kim ‘Just Now Getting Over’ Notorious B.I.G’s Death, 16 Years Later

Years after Biggie’s death, Kim will celebrate for the first time.

By Rob Markman, with reporting by Sway Calloway

Photo: MTV News

Lil’ Kim on “RapFix Live”

The loss of the Notorious B.I.G. was tough for hip-hop, but while fans lost a legend, Lil’ Kim lost a dear friend.

When the Queen Bee appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday, she fielded a question from Bun B, who lost his UGK partner in rhyme Pimp C back in 2007. “How was it dealing with the loss of Biggie for you in this industry,” Bun asked Kim in a pre-taped video.

“Bun B, that’s a very tough question because it took me so long — super long to deal with the loss of a person who was such a huge impact in my life,” she said.

Lil' Kim and The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. was tragically murdered on March 9, 1997 and while his passing saddened the hip-hop community as a whole, each year, fans, DJs, club promoters and other artists acknowledge March 9 as a day of celebration for Big’s life and music.

Kim first made her mark as a part of Biggie’s Junior Mafia crew, and at one time, she carried on an intimate relationship with the fallen MC. On Saturday, Kim will celebrate, for the first time ever, at club Glazz in Queens, New York. “That’s my first event ever on March 9 because I used to get offered events a lot and I said ‘no,’ ” she said. “I never celebrate that day. It’s so funny because I can always feel when that day is approaching. I get so depressed. I get so sad. It happens before March, in February. I can feel it coming and I used to all say ‘no.’

“So to answer Bun B, I’m just now getting over that fact, and it’s how many years later,” she said.

How do you celebrate March 9? Let us know in the comments!

Meek Mill Announces “Dreamchasers 3” Mixtape Release Date

Meek Mill took to Twitter today to announce the release date of his upcoming mixtape, Dreamchasers 3. The tape, which we already know will feature a remix of “I Got 5 On It”  with Jadakiss, is due out May 6. See Meek’s tweet below, and stay tuned for new music to drop off DC3 in the coming weeks.

Meek Mill Tweet

Check out Meek Mill on Sway In The Morning talking about the #DC3 below:

French Montana – Freaks (Feat. Nicki Minaj) [Official Music Video]

If you haven’t seen Nicki Minaj in French Montana’s new Dancehall-themed ‘Freaks’ video you need to click the link NOW!!! ——>  FREAKS [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]  Excuse My French drops in the coming months. We really like what French is doing right now!

Kendrick Lamar Says “Hottest MCs In The Game” List Is “Very Important For Hip-Hop”

Kendrick Lamar weighs in on MTV’s list of the “Hottest MCs In The Game,” saying it’s very important for hip-hop.

As the much-debated MTV “Hottest MCs In The Game” list continues to unfold (we’re currently at #3 spot– which was given to Rick Ross– thoughts?), rappers and critics continue to give their two cents on the list. We’ve already heard from A$AP Rocky and Kanye West who are both unhappy with their ranking. Today, Kendrick weighs in on how important the list is.

K. Dot says the list is very important for the game, as it keeps up the competitive spirit within hip-hop.”It’s very important for hip-hop,” the Compton native said. “I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It’s competitive. Even though we doing these collaborations and stuff like that and we cool, at the same time, this is still rap. It’s still competitive and I’m trying to compete with everybody to be the best.”

Kendrick continued, “When people feel like they need to make their comments, I feel that’s needed. You’re supposed to feel like you’re the best ’cause if you don’t, you gon’ get stepped on ’cause it’s a jungle out there.”

When asked if he had heard about Kanye West’s passionate reaction to his placement as #7 on the list, Kendrick said, “I heard about it. Be passionate for sure.”

The TDE rapper continued to say whether or not if he felt Kanye deserved a higher spot on the list,”Definitely. I mean, it’s Kanye. He been putting in work for years. I’m just figuring out how they judge it though, they judge it through out the year, so I dunno how that works with the roundtable.”

Check out the interview clip below. What are your thoughts on MTV’s “Hottest MCs In The Game”?

Miami HEAT’s ‘Harlem Shake’ video nears 40 million views!

The HEAT drop their own 'Harlem Shake' video

The HEAT drop their own ‘Harlem Shake’ video

If you haven’t seen the Miami HEAT’s ‘Harlem Shake’ video yet you’ve been sleeping! Which player had the best costume? While The Heat are hot on a 16 game win streak seeking to tie the LA Clippers NBA’s best 17 game win streak Miami’s Harlem Shake video is still drawing laughs.

If you missed it, check the video out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir2TdfSwH8g

16 wins in a row!

16 wins in a row!