Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin Discuss Creative Process, Challenging Yourself, and Meditation

In a 50-minute conversation piece by GQ. Read the accompanying written piece online here.

“I have to have at least 30 minutes to myself,” the California rapper revealed. “If it’s not on the daily, every other day, to just sit back, close my eyes, and absorb what’s going on.”

Meditative Music: Röyksopp & Robyn - Monument

The official music video for Röyksopp & Robyn's 'Monument' directed by Max Vitali off the mini album 'Do It Again.' Watch the behind-the-scenes here: Watch the "Do It Again" Track-by-track: Watch more videos from the mini-album here: Subscribe for more...

Meditative Music: Nosaj Thing - Eclipse/Blue

The official music video for Nosaj Thing's "Eclipse/Blue," by Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO with support from The Creators Project. You Should Subscribe to The Creators Project: "Eclipse/Blue," featuring vocals by Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, is the first single off Nosaj Thing's upcoming album Home (out 01/22/13).

Meditative Music: Moses Sumney - Man on the Moon

If your body should ever leave your soul Remember that in me you have an example I lay my head upon a bed of stone Tugging on the tide so I'm not on my own Man on the moon I used to say I love to stay alone Now the lights are never bright when I get home A soul cannot be whole if only rogue Can a vagrant body be celestial?

Artist Decoded: Directing Music Videos with Tim Mattia

Artist Decoded is a weekly podcast series created by emerging creative director and photographer Yoshino.

Tim Mattia is a director and photographer currently living between Los Angeles & London. Tim has filmed with artists including Coldplay, The 1975, Troye Sivan, Muse, Arcarde Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Deftones, Florence and the Machine, Jack White... etc.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • His experience moving to Los Angeles from London
  • Artists losing their mystique because of social media
  • Beautiful mistakes happening on set
  • Writing treatments for companies and music videos
  • Troye Sivan
  • The 1975