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RIP Youth’s ‘It’s A Vibe’ Celebrates The ‘Inspirational’ Sounds Of The Early 2000’s: ‘Mark Ronson Is God’

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RIP Youth’s ‘It’s A Vibe’ Celebrates The ‘Inspirational’ Sounds Of The Early 2000’s: ‘Mark Ronson Is God’

Youth may be dead, but the Aughts are not. RIP Youth takes you back to the turn of the century while sharing the meaning behind ‘It’s A Vibe,’ their name, and why you should check on them in a month.

“Vibing to me is any moment you’re present and inspired,” RIP Youth tells HollywoodLife, and to help you feel present and inspired, the project (helmed by James Maas) brings you, “It’s A Vibe.” Premiering here on HollywoodLife, “It’s A Vibe” is an energetic dance anthem, one that will help you shake off all the distractions of the world before rediscovering your groove. With dashes of funk, dance, and R&B, “It’s A Vibe” celebrates those moments when, as RIP Youth puts it, you “meet someone romantically or otherwise, that just oozes that cool something that inspires you.”

It’s also a homage to the sound of the early 2000s. “Put me in a time machine and take me back to when Snoop [Dogg] and Pharrell [Williams] did “Beautiful,” Calvin Harris, anything and everything with a lot of whatever Mark Ronson was and is doing,” James tells HollywoodLife during an EXCLUSIVE interview. “These are a constant source of inspiration.” During the chat, James gave more love to the “Uptown Funk” collaborator (“Mark is god”) while calling Charlie Puth “the greatest producer of now!”

Hailing from Australia but now calling LA home, RIP Youth (aka James) knows a thing or two about producing. He’s worked with artists like CXLOE, REHAB, Brian McFadden, and many more. He debuted as a solo artist with 2020’s “You Love” and will continue showcasing his sound in the coming years. During the talk with HollywoodLife, James also explained the origin of the “It’s A Vibe” concept, what “RIP Youth” actually means (“if you’re over twenty, your youth is dead”), and when fans can best expect more from this rising talent.

HollywoodLife: What inspired the ‘vibe’ of this new song?

RIP Youth: The song is inspired by what I like to listen to from the early 2000s. Put me in a time machine and take me back to when Snoop [Dogg] and Pharrell [Williams] did “Beautiful,” Calvin Harris, anything and everything with a lot of whatever Mark Ronson was and is doing. These are a constant source of inspiration. I honestly don’t go outside of my favorites a lot; I’m never creating to keep up with what’s “current” I just think a song Is a song, and a good song will always cut through. But my personal taste will always be pretty 80’s 90’s and early 2000’s pop and R&B.

Mark Ronson is kinda fickle like that. He knows what he likes and is good at and is the best at that. Which actually covers a lot of ground, and luckily that’s what is “popular” anyway. Mark is god….  Lastly, I’d I have to say I gotta make a bold statement. Charlie Puth is the greatest producer of now! I’ve never been so excited over new music as I am with him. I want to collaborate with him so bad.

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What was the last time you found yourself vibing? (And what “vibing” means is up to you.)

Vibing to me is any moment you’re present and inspired. Sometimes even in gratitude for a person or thing, situation.

I “vibed” just this morning! And I’m “vibing “right now [answering] these. But seriously, it’s annoying how sunny my mornings are. Don’t answer my calls in the morning if you don’t want your ears to bleed. And no one in LA gets up before 10!! …and they do it begrudgingly!

I’m that annoying person that likes to rise with the sun, head down to Starbucks, and call everyone in my native home Australia because they’re the only ones who will talk to me at that hour. I’m the clearest and creative/get my best ideas in the mornings over coffee and when the streets are empty. The world is mine, and I like that.

The term/concept for “It’s a Vibe” is actually an industry term we use when In the studio, and we come across some magic while making a song. The objective is to hear “It’s a Vibe.” That means we’re onto something, or “it’s a hit,” just basically it’s really cool. Sometimes you can meet someone romantically or otherwise that just oozes that cool something that inspires you. So you can romanticize that person you’re putting up on that god level and just “know” you’d make a killer song if they stayed in your orbit. Might rub off on your creations …. Because they’re so cool. And you’re enamored, basically.

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RIP Youth is a very eye-catching moniker, especially as the older part of GenZ is entering its twenties. Why did you choose to take on that name?

I’ve heard so many interpretations of what “rip youth” means to people, and they’re all so different. It almost makes me not want to put my opinion of what it should be on to everyone because the name does hit a chord. Everyone asks.

I did think up the name with a few meanings, but my favorite is that if you’re over twenty, your youth is dead — especially in this day and age. Youth is dead. Handheld computers in our pockets. Youth doesn’t exist the way I knew it. Certainly, not mine, and that’s okay. I’ve been saying I was “past it” since I was 12, so that’s been a funny inside joke. I’d always say, “I’ve got six months left, don’t I?”

I don’t have an opinion on youth in general, though. A wise man once said, “once you begin to question the times you live in, your time is over,” so I’ll just live and let live and try to catch up as much as I can. Or just appreciate what is. I don’t really have [the] desire to tell anyone what to do. I’m flat out trying to get my life together.

What’s the plan for 2022?

Stadiums! And more collaborations. London. Charlie Puth and Mariah Carey. Can we make that happen? My label Radikal has allowed me to have a new full release every other month, so I’d say I’m actually chained to a desk in the studio with little air and some water. Can someone actually check up on me in a month?

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Tristan Thompson expecting a son with Texas personal trainer

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Tristan Thompson is expecting a baby with a Texas personal trainer, DailyMail.com reports.

The NBA star already has son Prince, 4, with ex-girlfriend and Instagram model Jordan Craig, and daughter True Thompson with ex-girlfriend and IG model Khloe Kardashian, 37.

DailyMail.com posted exclusive photos of heavily pregnant Maralee Nichols, 31, of Houston, Texas, who filed a paternity suit against Thompson.

Nichols is due to give birth to their son on December 3, according to the Mail.

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In his response to the suit, the 30-year-old Sacramento Kings star insisted he and Nichols had sexual intercourse only twice in Texas, and he is demanding the case be moved to Texas instead of California.

According to Thompson, the baby was conceived in a Houston hotel room, and the case should be heard in the state, where judges are more conservative.

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Thompson readily acknowledges he had sex with Nichols after they attended his 30th birthday bash in Houston in March.

He said she drove him to the event in her Maserati sportscar before returning to his hotel where she had “a special birthday surprise” for him — meaning sex.

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Thompson claims that night was the only time he was intimate with Nichols. In court papers he suggested she entrapped him.

“When we got to my hotel room, we immediately had sexual intercourse. Petitioner [Nichols] initiated our sexual contact and never objected to our having sexual intercourse. She was very awake and conscious and did not exhibit any signs that she was other than a willing participant in our sexual activities.

“We did not drink at my hotel room and Petitioner was not drunk. After we had sexual intercourse, Petitioner specifically asked me if she could spend the night because it was my ‘special birthday’ as she called it.

“I told her I had to get up early in the morning but she said it would not be an issue for her. After we had sexual intercourse, we went to bed.”

He confessed they had sex again before the sun came up.

At the time, the Canadian basketball star was still dating ex-girlfriend Khloe, who believed he had changed his ways.

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The couple split in February 2019 after his three, highly-publicized cheating scandals.

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“Ready To Love” Exclusive: When Walter’s Ex Asks Mumen How Sexual She Is — Is There A Red Flag On The Play? [VIDEO]

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“Ready To Love” is beginning to wade into some testy waters!

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“Ready to Love” returns with a brand new episode tonight and we’re excited to share a sneak preview clip for your viewing pleasure. In the clip below, Mumen meets Walter’s ex Denise. She seems to be a very nice lady but she’s definitely straightforward when she asks Mumen about her plans for sex. Mumen lets her know REAL QUICK that she does not plan on having sex again until marriage. Check out the clip below:

50 Shades of Lightskin?! YO! Walter is a big ol’ freak… Do you think it’s gonna be a wrap sooner now that Mumen’s made it clear she’s not giving up the goodies?

Here’s a synopsis of the episode:

Tommy throws his best curveball yet. It’s time for the guys to introduce their “next” to their ex. Some of the ladies are also in for an extra surprise when they realize they aren’t the only connection to be invited out to meet their interest’s ex.

This is getting interesting now. We definitely want to see who emerges from this episode unscathed because we’re willing to bet these exes aren’t going to be holding anything back!

Tune in to “Ready To Love” on Fridays at 8/7c, only on OWN.

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Anne Hathaway Rocks Little Black Dress & Holds Hands With Her Husband On Rare Night Out

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Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman looked simply stunning on Thursday as they stepped out for a date night at Soho House in New York City.

Anne Hathaway, 39, and her handsome hubby, Adam Schulman, 40, stepped out in NYC on Thursday evening, walking into Soho House in the Meatpacking District for a date night. The couple, who just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary in September, held hands as they walked into the establishment, both looking stylish for the occasion at the members-only club.

Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman step out for a date night at Soho House, NYC (Nancy Rivera / SplashNews).

While Adam wore a navy pea coat, black chinos, and black sneakers, Anne opted for a black turtleneck mini dress over sheer black tights, pairing the look with knee-high black leather boots, a black, quilted bag, and a herringbone-pattern gray mid-length coat. The pair, who share sons Jack, 1, and Jonathan, 5, seemed to have gotten a babysitter for their stylish night out, as Adam wore a face mask for the occasion while Anne went mask-free as she walked from the black SUV to the swanky locale.

The night out in NYC marks another this past week for the couple, who were also rumored to have taken their children to The Nutcracker ballet with pals Bradley Cooper, 46, Irina Shayk, 35, and their daughter, Lea, 4.

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Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman look simply chic for a date night out in NYC (Nancy Rivera / SplashNews).

Anne and Adam seemed to be enjoying mom & dad’s night out, as both have remained busy this year after their second child was born right before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic began. The pair were also spotted back in March out to dinner in Santa Monica, California, that time with their two adorable sons in tow.

Anne has also maintained a full schedule despite production complications from the pandemic, next starring in the seven-episode series Solos. And, in 2022, Anne will join Chance the Rapper and Bo Burnham in the Sesame Street film and has three other projects in production — Bum’s RushArmageddon Time, and The Lifeboat. In addition to those projects, the Oscar-winning actress has even more films in production, showing how much the pandemic can’t slow her down!

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