While Rihanna was on her Diamonds World Tour earlier this year, director Phil Griffin captured footage of the 25-year-old singer performing onstage as well as sharing kind words about the support she receives from her fans, better known as the "Navy." That footage has turned into a short documentary called Half Of Me, which also includes testimonials from fans who discuss Rihanna's impact on their life. Their feelings are clearly reciprocal. "Everything that I have acquired, everything that I've accomplished, I really owe it to my fans," Rihanna says. "It's really them that made that happen. They mean a lot to me. My fans, they mean everything to me."Watch the full documentary above, presented by Budweiser. Enjoy.
Bringing tennis to new landscapes with a panache seldom seen in the sport, Arthur Ashe broke a number of barriers during his illustrious career in the ’70s. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the tennis champion, his longtime partner le coq sportif has released a limited capsule collection which includes a cardigan, track top, polo and a modern iteration of the original Arthur Ashe shoe titled the Crafted Clay. Furthermore, le coq sportif has released a short video directed and narrated by Yannick Noah — a professional tennis player and ardent admirer of Ashe. Here, we learn about the impressionable tennis icon, his inspiration to a new generation of players and how the emblematic le coq sportif garb added a boost of elegance to his stride on court. Enjoy.
Bill Clinton is headed to HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary director Martin Scorsese is set to produce and direct a documentary about the former President for the cable network. The telepic will explore Clinton's views on "history, politics, culture and the world, both while he was in office and in the years since," and be produced with Clinton's full cooperation and support. [Read More]
On the day of Jay-Z's 43rd birthday, our friends at Life + Times premieres a mini-documentary of the making of the Barclays Center and Jay's eight-day concert series."Jay is pulling from every album. It's been hectic," Young Guru shares of the rehearsals behind Jay-Z's concert series. The video shows commentary and behind-the-scenes footage of Jay-Z, Young Guru and the rest of his band, rehearsing and prepping for the concert series from day one. From when Jason Kidd told Jay he should be involved with the Nets in 2003 to the eighth show's "Encore," take a look at the road to the creation of the Barclays Center. Enjoy.
Follow VICE and our friend Trace Crutchfield as they head south to the Third Coast to uncover one of the most independent music scenes ever created. Houston is a city defined by it's geography—and Trace introduces you to the each area and the legendary places, people, rides and culture. Checkout the visuals featuring TV Johnny, DJ Screw, Bun B and many more. Enjoy.
The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart displays a rare wealth of Porsche cars that have shaped the company since 1948. Go behind the scenes of this exclusive new facility and learn more about some of the hidden treasures contained within. Explore the future of our history. Enjoy.
Most people know Dubai for it's massive skyscrapers and luxurious hotels, but few know that the city was built by modern-day slaves. For months, the BBC’s Ben Anderson hung out around the glittering, insane towers springing up in Dubai trying to infiltrate the community of expatriate workers who are putting them up. What he found when he finally got in was that the jewel of the Arab world is almost entirely built upon imported slave labor.
Documenting the rise of hip-hop and featuring interviews from the likes of Kanye West, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and more, the Ice-T-directed Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap made its debut earlier this summer. Ahead of its upcoming release on DVD and digital video comes an exclusive outtake with Kanye West. The short video sees the beloved Chicago artist shedding some light on his critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as well as differentiations in the recording process from that of his previous albums. The film is due out online and in stores on September 18th, pre-order on iTunes here. Enjoy.
One of the most exciting parts of Batman besides him beating up all the villains in Gotham City is his Batmobile. The car has evolved throughout the life of Batman from a speedy, gadget-filled automobile into a brutally powerful tank-like machine capable of blasting through concrete walls and running over cars. With the release of the new Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises Warner Brothers has created and released a documentary on the history and evolution of the Batmobile. The full-length documentary will be available on Blu-Ray and digital download for the 2012 Holiday shopping season. Enjoy.
SOFEX is where the world's leading generals come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for "Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference" and it's essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money can buy the most powerful weapons in the world. This is something the American people need to know about for sure, it's very dope that VICE would document this for the world. Enjoy.