Jesse Hill, the music industry's go-to guy for cute emoji videos, recently admitted to FADER that the lack of diverse emoji tested in his "emoji ethics" when he was commissioned to make a video for Kendrick Lamar's "i." "I definitely thought, 'I don't want to use white emojis to represent the voice of Kendrick Lamar.' But I failed—I ended up using the white arm," he confessed. Next time—if there is a next time—he won't face those problems.
Sage the Gemini's bedroom record-turned-club hit, "Gas Pedal," gets a big new look with Justin Bieber jumping on the official remix. Bieber—a Pisces who should probably give the gas pedal a rest—sounds plenty comfy using the HBK gang's Bay Area lingo: Neighborhoods hella jealous when they see the wheels. Of course this high-profile cosign is big news for Sage and the debut album he plans to release next year.
Nicki Minaj continues to burn up the promo circuit in support of The Pinkprint. This latest is neither her most exhaustive nor hardest hitting interview, but it sure is delightful—delightfully random, that is. She's chopped it up with fellow Queens native Metta World Peace, who was pretty psyched to learn that he was name checked on "Trini Dem Girls." The interview's short but sweet—check out a few of our favorite moments below, and visit mettaworldpeace.com for the rest.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".