Monthly Archives: September 2011

Throwback Friday: DMX, Irv Gotti & Jay-Z Throwing Up Their Middle Finger Inside The Studio

Back in 1998, platinum-selling rapper DMX, record producer Irv Gotti and music mogul Jay-Z were spotted inside of Sony Studios in NYC. This was considered the Golden Years of Hip-Hop. DMX is currently touring the states and is in the studio working on his comeback album. Jay-Z will be embarking on a United State “The Throne” tour with Kanye West, this Fall. As far as Irv Gotti, I haven’t heard anything about him lately. In the past, he produced  DMX’s “What’s My Name?,” Jay-Z’s “Can I Get A…”, and Ja Rule’s “Holla Holla”.

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Ladies On The Scene: Ciara, Ashanti & Keri Hilson Making Their Rounds

International superstar Ciara had the paparazzi flicking their cameras as the Atlanta native made her way to the Barbara Bui show during Paris Fashion Week.

Ashanti was spotted walking the streets of NYC, all glammed-up, as she made her way to the “Today” show on Thursday (September 29).

Earlier in the week, singer Keri Hilson made an appearance at Raspoutine Nightclub in Paris.

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Styling On Them Lames: Young Jeezy Rocking A Louis Vuitton Hoodie & Ankle Boots

This past Wednesday (September 28), rapper Young Jeezy celebrated his birthday with an upscale dinner at Frank Ski’s Restaraunt & Lounge in Atlanta. Celebrities such as Ludacris, Brain Michael Cox, Big Boi, Ne-Yo and Jermaine Dupri all attended Jeezy’s birthday dinner. The Atlanta native was styling on them lames in a red Louis Vuitton pullover sweater hoodie and a pair of Louis Vuitton Tibet nubuck leather ankle boots, both from the Fall 2011 Collection. Next week, Jeezy will be announcing the official date from the release of his upcoming LP Thug Motivation 103.

Pictures via Freddy-O

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Front Page: Lil Wayne Gracing The Cover Of Vibe’s October/November Issue

YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne is covering the October/November issue of Vibe magazine. In the cover story, the New Orleans native talked about his competition, taking shots at Jay-Z, Drake being his competition and much more. The platinum-selling rapper latest album Tha Carter 4 was released back in August and sold almost one-million copies in the first week. Weezy also feel that there won’t be any repercussions behind what he said about Jay-Z. This issue also feature stories from Meek Mill, J. Cole, Pusha T, Common and other artists. Below are some excerpts:

WAYNE ON JAY-Z AND “THE OLD GUYS”

“There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy… Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That shit died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”

VIBE: You say competition is for the “old guys,” but it sounds like you’re going at Jay-Z with that line, “I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how-much-you-love-your-lady money.” Are we looking at it the wrong way?

LIL WAYNE: I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.

VIBE: So you knew the repercussions of going after Jay before anything even happened?

LIL WAYNE: Well, I’m a man. I believe as a man you should know that. Every man should know the repercussions and consequences behind whatever they do before they do it. And of course, I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did.

WAYNE ON LOOKING AT DRAKE AS COMPETITION:

VIBE: You mentioned how humbled you were at the success of “She Will.” Drake, who wrote and performs the song’s chorus, has now become a platinum star in his own right. Do you look at the guy and say, “Wow, I helped create a monster, I have to stay on my toes”?

LIL WAYNE: I don’t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn’t my artist, then yeah maybe. But that’s my artist. He’s not [just] a friend. We’re more than friends. It’s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I’m the guy’s boss.

Source: Vibe

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Hip-Hop Fashion: Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz In YSL Tee Shirts

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) was created by French fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent in 1961. At the age of 17, Laurent moved to Paris to pursue a fashion career. He was eventually hired as couturier Christian Dior’s assistant. When Dior died, he was named head of the House of Dior. On June 1, 2008, Laurent succumbed of brain cancer. YSL left behind a great impact and his brand can be seen on some of the biggest rappers in the industry. Below are two pictures of Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross in YSL:

The talented Swizz Beatz attended Paper magazine 2011 Nightlife Awards at the Hiro Ballroom.

Rick Ross was spotted out in L.A. on the set of Red Cafe video shoot for his single “Fly Together” Ft. Rick Ross and Ryan Leslie. Ross is also working on his new album, entitled God Forgives, I Don’t.

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Fall/Winter 2011 Footwear: Swizz Beatz x @ReebokClassics Kamikaze – Grey/White/Red

New colorways of the Swizz Beatz and Reebok Kamikaze recently leaked on the Interweb. The grey, white and red are the latest colorways. The shoe features a leather and nubuck build done in grey and white, with a darker grey patent rand wrapped around the toe. The inner liner, lace eyelets and midsole are done in red, while grey Hexalite detailing and a white rubber outsole finish off the look.

Special shout-out to Reebok publicist Mark Tanno and Todd Krinsky, who is the vice president of Reebok.

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BREAKING NEWS: T.I. Released From The Halfway House [Welcome Home King]

Today Thursday (September 29), Atlanta’s rapper T.I. was released from a Halfway in Georgia. The King of the South is finally freed after serving an 11-month prison sentence for a parole violation after an L.A. drug arrest. T.I.’s wife Tiny and his lawyers were with him when he was released. T.I. is scheduled to release a new track this week.

Story developing, stay tuned to YoDonBleekRaps.com for the latest.

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Congratulations: J. Cole Will Take The #1 Spot On Billboard, His Debut LP Is Projected To Sell 250,000 Units In First-Week

Yesterday Tuesday (September 27), Roc Nation signee J. Cole released his debut LP Cold World: The Sideline Story. Jermaine Cole is expected to take the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as his CD is projected to do major numbers in the first-week. According to the industry insiders at hitsdailydouble.com—who have already tabulated the one-day sales figures—Jay-Z’s protege is projected to sell around 225,000 to 250,000 CDs in his first-week. The disc has collaborations with Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Drake and Trey Songz.

If you haven’t already read my exclusive interview with J. Cole, click here to read it.

Stay tuned to YoDonBleekRaps.com for the official numbers next week.

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Celebs On The Scene: Christina Milian, Swizz Beatz, Wendy Williams & More

Last night Tuesday (September 27), Christina Milian was spotted at Kimora Lee JustFabulous shoe event at Sunset Towers in L.A.

The talented Swizz Beatz attended Paper magazine 2011 Nightlife Awards at the Hiro Ballroom.

Media personality Wendy Williams hosted Paper magazine 2011 Nightlife Awards.

BET’s “106 & Park” host Rocsi Diaz and New York’s Hot 97 on-air personality Angie Martinez attended Latina Magazine’s 15th Anniversary party earlier this week.

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I Can’t Feel My Face: Juelz Santana Confirms Collaborative Album With Lil Wayne

Last week, I reported that Lil Wayne is working on his long-delayed collaborative album with Juelz Santana. The album has been in the works for over five years now. In a recent interview with Vibe magazine, Ju Ju confirmed the album. Below are some excerpts:

Ju Ju speaks on I Can’t Feel My Face.

It’s something that Me and Wayne been working on —a project that we been promoting the name,” says Juelz Santana.

So you know —Me and Wayne actually talked and decided that it was the perfect time to get together. We just piecing together the music that we already had—that people ain’t hear— along with—he sent me about 8 new records.”

Ju Ju speaks on his relationship with Weezy.

We got a great relationship—whether the album was coming out or not—me and him would still be rocking hard,” says Juelz.

Ju Ju speaks on him and Weezy getting the right producers for the album.

“I think the people that want to hear that album want to hear just me and Wayne. I think the best thing for us to do would just be to get with some great producers.”

No official release date has been set for I Can’t Feel My Face.

Source: Vibe

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