Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Dope Or Nope? The New Trend Is Rappers Wearing A Shirt Tied Around Their Waist

Kanye West was spotted in Paris to debut his “DW” By Kanye West Spring/Summer 2012 Womenswear Collection. Yeezy was wearing a custom Balmain red blazer over a grey tee, Givenchy plaid shirt tied around his waist, Balmain black jeans and pair of Jordan 6 Retro sneakers.

Over this past weekend, Wiz Khalifa was spotted onstage performing with Snoop Dogg for their “Mac & Devin” at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. Khalifa was wearing a flannel shirt tied around his waist, gray tee-shirt, fitted black jeans and a pair of Jordan 6 Retro sneakers.

Music producer Pharrell Williams was spotted out in Miami at the Art Basel at the Convention center in Miami beach wearing a captain hat, a black leather biker jacket, green v-neck t-shirt, denim shorts, a plaid shirt wrapped around his waist and a pair of customized Timberland chukka boots.

A$AP Rocky was sporting a flannel shirt tied around his waist, black jeans, black hoodie and a pair of Vans during a recent photo shoot with famed photographer Terry Richardson.

Rappers wearing a shirt tied around their waist is becoming the new trend. Dope or Nope, are you feeling this trend?

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Artist Spotlight: @DominicanStacks “In The Morning (Freestyle)”

Harlem’s up & coming rapper T Stacks recently released the official visual to his “In The Morning (Freestyle),” which samples J. Cole and Drake song of the same name. The track is off T Stacks upcoming mixtape, entitled Nothing Personal. The visual was directed and filmed by Edgar Allan. T Stack is apart of New York’s Snow Gang rap crew. I interviewed T Stack and his band mate @Snowgang_coice, last week. The interview is being edited. Peep the visual below:

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On The Set: Kanye West & Jay-Z “N***** In Paris” Video Shoot [Pictorial]

By the time this story is posted, Jay-Z and Kanye West aka The Throne should have already begin filming the video for “N***** In Paris.” The visual, which is being directed by Kanye West is being filmed at the Staples Center in L.A. About a month ago,  “Ni**as in Paris” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. According to Billboard, “Ni**as in Paris” is Jay-Z and Kanye West’s first No. 1 from their BIllboard 200 No. 1 album. Watch The Throne’s lead single, “Otis,” peaked at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in September. “Ni**as in Paris” profits from a 4% gain in audience to 34 million, according to Nielsen BDS.”

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Sneaker Me Dope: Fabolous Rocking Air Jordan XI “Concords”

Rapper Fabolous is currently on a world tour. Over this past weekend, the Brooklyn native performed in Tanzania, Africa for the “Str8 Musik Festival.” During his set, Fabolous was rocking a pair of Air Jordan XI “Concords” sneakers. This sneaker features specs that include a carbon fiber spring plate, ballistic nylon uppers, a rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern, quick lace system, carbon fiber sheath and air sole. Fab was also wearing a silver “H” buckle Hermes belt. Fabolous will be releasing a new mixtape on Christmas, entitled There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3′s. The mixtape is hosted by DJ Drama aka Gangsta Grillz. Loso will also be releasing his new album, entitled Loso’s Way 2: The Rise To Power next year.

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Winter 2012 Style: Moncler ‘Anthime’ Brown & Grey Down Coat

Moncler was founded in 1952 by French fashion designer René Ramillon. The upscale brand specialty in high-end down jackets and sportswear. Over the past few years, Moncler became Hip Hop’s staple winter gear. The jackets range in price from $525-$1200. “This ‘Anthime’ brown and grey down coat from Moncler features a detachable nylon hood with a similarly detachable dyed coyote fur edge, a double zip and button popper fly combo, brown elbow patches, two sides zipped pockets and one interior zipped pocket. The upper body and arms are made from grey virgin wool, lower body is made from brown nylon. The lining is orange and is made features a signature Moncler comic strip.” –ZooFashion.com

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Behind The Scenes: Vado Ft. Fabolous “Okay Y’all” Video Shoot

Harlem’s rapper Vado begin filming the visual to his latest single “Okay Y’all” Ft. Fabolous, in New York City. The twosome were rocking fur coats in the video, dancing with a lot of females. The bottles were being popped on this chilly New York  City night. The track is track off Vado’s latest mixtape, Slime Flu 2. The 18 tracks mixtape has collaborations with Fabolous, Young Chris, Raekwon and more. In the beginning of the year, Vado signed a deal with Interscope Records. The Harlemite released his debut mixtape Slime Flu last fall through E1 Music and released a collaboration album with Cam’ron, entitled Gun-N-Butta. Peep the pictures below:

Pictures via MyFabolousLife/Photos by Nigel D.

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Hitting The Road Again: Drake’s 2012 Club Paradise Tour Dates With Kendrick Lamar & A$AP Rocky

This Valentine’s day (February 14), YMCMB rapper Drake will be kicking off his “2012 Paradise Tour,” with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rock as opening acts. Drake’s latest album, entitled Take Care debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 659,000 copies in the first week. The disc features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more.

In related Drake news, he has parted ways with International Creative Management (ICM). Drake is still being represented by United States based company Hip Hop Since 1978, contrary to a report in the New York Post. The rapper’s original management team remains in place, while William Morris Entertainment will represent and book the rapper across the world.

“WME now represents Drake in all areas worldwide,” a rep said in a statement. “Contrary to previous reports, there has been no change with Drake’s management team, and he continues to be managed by Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo Joshua and Bryant Cortez of Hip Hop Since 1978.

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If You Can’t Make This Welcome Home Party, Just Catch The Next One: Gucci Mane Freed From Jail Again

I don’t know how I missed this one, but according to XXLMag.com, Atlanta’s rapper Gucci Mane was freed from jail over this past weekend. After being released, Gooch said, “This is the last time I think I’ll ever be in jail. I really feel that way.” Back in September, Gooch was sentenced to six-months in a Georgia county jail for two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one of disorderly conduct. He only served half of his original sentenced.

It was a time for me to sit back and just refocus the whole way I do things, man,” Gucci said. “The times away from my fans just made me want to grind, get in the studio, go to my shows and appreciate my job and what I do now.”

Welcome home Gooch and please stay out of trouble for a while. If you can’t make Gooch’s welcome home party, I’m pretty sure there will be another one. Lol.

Source: XXL 

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