This past Tuesday (October 25), rapper T.I. aka “King of the South” held his “Power And Beauty” Book Event Presented by AKOO Clothing And Ciroc at Porta Via Restaurant in Beverly Hills. The platinum-selling rapper, actor and clothing designer was styling on them lames in a pair of Air Jordan III “Cements.” T.I. has added Hip Hop Since 1978 (Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Drake), as his co-manager alongside his longtime manager and Grand Hustle label partner Jason Geter. T.I recently released his first novel Power and Beauty and is currently filming a reality show starring his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and their children, called Family Hustle
Singer and actress J. Lo is covering the December issue of Glamour magazine. The publication also named Jenny “Woman of the Year”. On the cover, the Bronx bombshell is rocking a red top and blue pants. The cover shoot was shot in L.A. Below are a few excerpts:
On the possibility of a new relationship out of the public eye
“I think to give something a chance, to really get to know somebody, you want to do it out of the public eye. You know the media—they want to rush everything.”
On her style
“The things I liked when I was, like, 16 and in the Bronx—jeans, cut-up T-shirts—I still like. But I’ve been exposed to so much now from traveling the world and seeing couture clothes. I used all of that when I created my new line for Kohl’s. My style has come from everything, from where I started to where I am today.”
On what she’s learned about love and relationships
“I think I’ve finally learned the biggest lesson of all. You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be ok on your own before you can be ok with somebody else. You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship.”
This past Monday (October 26), Russell Simmons & Global Grind hosted A Conversation with “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner and some of the cast members at the Dream Hotel in New York City. Celebrities such as Russesll Simmons, La La Vazquez-Anthony, Gabourney Sidibe, Rosci, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ryan Leslie, Teyana Taylor and more all attended the event. Peep the pictures below:
Tonight, I got the green light to go and post the snippet of my artist @DollahThaRapper new track “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” Ft. D.O.P.E. The full version will be out soon. Last month, Dollah released his new single “I’m A Boss.” The track samples Meek Mill Ft. Rick Ross “I’m A Boss.” This is the third warm-up single off Dollah’s debut mixtape Billion Dollah Rapper. In July (2011), Dollah released the official visual to his first single “I’m On One” Ft Kases and in August (2011) he released “Hey Shawty” Ft. Litey. Dollah is focusing on putting out singles and a few videos before he release his mixtape. “I am in the studio creating a masterpiece. Once I feel like I am giving my fans my best work, I will put out my mixtape,”said Dollah. Listen to the track below:
Russell Simmons’ site Global Grind recently chatted with 50 Cent for a brief conversation. During the convo, Lil Wayne’s name was mentioned and 50 questioned his latest album Tha Carter IV first week sales. The disc almost sold a million albums in the first week. Some people including 50 Cent doesn’t believe Weezy’s 1st week sales:
“To be honest with you, the Lil Wayne sales are a little suspect to me. Because it was trending 600,000 pieces that week. And they didn’t do a million copies, it was like 900,000.”
As far as Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III, which sold a million copies in the first week back in 2008, 50 gives Lil Wayne credit:
“Tha Carter III was definitely hot. He did that.”
50 Cent then added:
“Tha Carter IIIcommanded that energy, but the last one that just came out, those numbers are funny.”
Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West was recently spotted styling on them lames in New York City. Yeezy was leaving Sarabeth’s rocking a $216 Comme des Garcons Homme Plus tee-shirt with a pair of his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. Tonight, Yeezy kicked off his “Watch The Throne” tour with Jay-Z in Atlanta.
YMCMB recording artist Drake has a mouth full of gold on the November issue of The Source Magazine’s Power 30 14th Issue. In the cover story, the platinum-selling rapper talks about Kanye West as one of his inspirations, his dope music and a lot more. The 8-page-long feature story was penned by The Source’s former EIC Kim Osorio. Below is an excerpt:
Just weeks before the release of his sophomore effort Take Care, Drizzy further acknowledges that the throne is for the taking.
“When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was [Kanye] who I related to the most. He was an artist, in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say he was a really great competitor….”
The Source Magazine’s Power 30 14th Issue will coincide with the release of Drake’s sophomore album Take Care on November 15th.
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