Daily Archives: August 14, 2011

Riding Solo: Nicki Minaj Won’t Do Anymore Collabos

As I previous reported, Nicki Minaj Minaj will be making an announcement this September about her new album, which is set to hit stores and online sometime in 2012. In an interview with MTV News, Minaj revealed that she will not be hitting up anybody for features for her upcoming album.

I don’t know, I don’t think I’m hitting up anybody for features for this sophomore album. But I never give away all my secrets,” says Minaj.

She did confirm that it is possible, however, for her alter ego, Roman, to make an appearance on the album.

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Don Bleek: Building The Brand

I did not blow-up in this industry overnight. My road to success or journey to where I am is because of my trust in GOD, hard work, and paying my dues. In the past, I interned at XXL magazine, Complex magazine, Global Grind and is now a contributing writer for Hip Hop Weekly. I got those internships because of my hard work, dedication and talents. I didn’t have that major push, a co-sign or major label backing me. I took the independent route and invest my own money into my projects; along with Dollah Tha Rapper money. We did this together. Now I am the CEO and President of YoDonBleekRaps.com and YoDonBleekRaps management and Dollah Tha Rapper is the CEO of Dyme Gang Records. Together we are building our brands. I’m capitalizing off my past internships and using it as a stepping stone and nobody should blame me for it. You have to respect me. There have been so many people with opportunities to build something but they didn’t take advantage of it. They let it slip right by them. I  stepped up and established myself in a different, more respectable, and lucrative way. What I am doing has never been done before. I am the first blogger to actually start a music management company with just $2,000 inside of my college dorm room and to actually have my clothing line; which will debut later this Fall. I did this all independently too. Nobody backed me or gave me a handout. I epitomize what a Black male from the projects and inner cities stands for. Education, strength, success, wealth and beauty,  I represent all of that.

I keep a book with me and always write down my goals, dreams and thoughts. Whenever I accomplish them, I check it off. I am Don Bleek, I’m hands on with everything. I don’t allow anyone to control Dollah and I projects. We do that ourselves. We will NEVER sell our souls for this industry. The industry didn’t make us and it defiantly CAN’T break us. My supporters mean  a lot to me. Without you guys, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today.

At the end of the day, I’m a hustla, a boss, a role model and most importantly a motivation to others.

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Partying In Canada: Nicki Minaj At Luxy Nightclub

Over this weekend, the creative and talented Nicki Minaj performed at a concert in Toronto, Canada. During her set, she brought out Drake. The after party was held at Luxy Nightclub. The YMCMB rapper was pictured in a leopard-print jacket, neon yellow shirt, and patterned leggings, and was presented with a cake resembling herself as a Barbie.

Minaj will be making an announcement this September about her new album, which is set to hit stores and online sometime in 2012.

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Hometown Love: Nas Shoots “Nasty” Video In Queens (PICTORIAL)

Platinum-selling Hip-Hop legend Nas took it back to his stomping grounds (Queensbridge Housing Project’s) to shoot the video to “Nasty,” which is the first single off his upcoming LP Life Is Good. The disc is scheduled to hit shelves this November. Nas’ former Partner-N-Rhyme AZ came out to support the video shoot. Peep the pictures below:

This is the follow-up to Nas’ 2008 Untitled album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album charts selling 187,078 copies in the first week of release.

Pictures via TheLifeFiles

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Fall/Winter Swag: Adidas Originals By Jeremy Scott | JS Globe Varsity Jacket

Over this weekend, images of popular brand adidas Originals and fashion designer Jeremy Scott  JS Globe Varsity Jacket were released. The jacket was inspired by retro American varsity jackets. This jacket features a seaweed and yellow all-wool build, Jeremy’s custom Globe graphic and a chenille patchwork on the back and sleeves. The jacket also has a classic snap-button front and left and right slip-in pockets. The JS Globe Varsity Jacket is available now at select adidas Originals retailers worldwide.

Source: Sole Collector

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